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Private Tours in Israel with Gilad Suffrin

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Key Information:
Group Size: 1 - 50 people
Destination: Jerusalem
Season: January - December
Languages: English, Hebrew
Minimum Cost: 570 US Dollar (USD) Per day
Maximum Cost: 750 US Dollar (USD) Per day

There are no ready-made standard tours and packages. Your wishes, desires and fields of interest will be very carefully taken care of – to initiate a tailor-made program. Your itinerary will take into account all factors, such as: budget, children, weather, light hours, driving distances, physical limitations, and so on.

Tour Samples

Option 1: Upper Galilee

Places of Interest:
- Rosh Hanikra: Visit the enormous white cliff at Rosh Hanikra beach and wander through its natural caves.
- Akko (Acre): Walk in the pictorial city streets, market, castle remains, ancient inns, mosques and port of the crusader capital of the 13th century.
- Bar ‘am: Reveal 1600 year old remains of Jewish villages and synagogues.
- Montfort: Hike to the beautiful springs and natural forest of Nahal Kziv and visit Montfort, stronghold of the 13th century, now hidden in the forest.
- Tzfat (Safed): Enjoy the beauty, good air and enchanting tales of the mysterious Kabalistic town.
- Hula: Watch the bird migration in the Hula nature reserve.
- City of Dan: Walk by the main source of the Jordan River and visit the ancient city of Dan.

Option 2: Golan Heights.

Places of Interest:
- Banias (Caesarea Philippi): Visit Banias (Caesarea Philippi), where St. Peter received from Christ the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
- Mount Hermon: Visit the Druze villages near Mount Hermon and. Take the beautiful view of the Golan Heights and Syria from top of one of the many volcanoes.
- Gamla Canyon: Watch vultures glide gently through Gamla Canyon, look at the ancient Jewish town of Gamla and hear of its struggle against the Romans.
- Village of Qatzrin: Visit the Talmudic 4th century village.
- Watch the Sea of Galilee from an extraordinary point of view and descend to the famous thermal baths of Hammat Gader.

Option 3: Lower Galilee, Valleys and Mount Carmel.

- Nazareth: Visit the Church of Annunciation.
- Cana of Galilee: Visit the Wedding Church.
- Sea of Galilee - visit the sites: Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Magdala, Bethsaida and Kursi.
- Have a breathtaking view of the Sea of Galilee from top of the mighty Arbel cliff,

Other Places of Interest:
- Mount Tabor: place of battle between Deborah the prophet and the Canaanites also place of Jesus' transfiguration.
- Ein Harod: the spring by which Gideon the judge chose his 300 warriors.
- Mount Carmel and the fight of Elijah the prophet against the false Baal prophets.
- Bahai gardens: Take the beautiful panorama of Haifa bay.
- Tzippori (Sepphoris): Visit the magnificent remains of the rich town and be impressed by remarkably artistic mosaic floors.
- Also tour the astonishing Jewish necropolis at nearby Beit She'arim.
- Beit She'an: A major Roman/Byzantine city Walk through its finely restored streets, temples, markets, baths and amusement facilities. - Visit nearby crusader castle Belvoir with its unique view over the entire Jordan valley.

Option 4: Coastal Plain.

Places of Interest:
- Caesarea Maritima: Visit the magnificent remains of the city built by Herod the Great with one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranean. See the the remains of the hippodrome, theatre, Herod's palace on the beach and the aqueducts on arches.
- Ashkelon: Go through the Canaanite, Philistine, Phoenician, Roman, Crusader beach town of Ashkelon.
- Yaffo (Jaffa, Joppa): Tour the alleys of ancient Yaffo (Jaffa, Joppa), its lovely art galleries and walk down to the port and flea market.
- Tel Aviv: Enjoy the city life of restless Tel Aviv with its various museums, cafes, restaurants, tourist sites, and above all, the public beach.

Option 5: Judea Tours.

Places of Interest:
- Biblical sites: From Ajalon Valley where Joshua halted the sun, to Beit Shemesh and Tzora where Samson fought the lion and to the battlefield of David and Goliath in Elah Valley.
- Caves of Maresha: Wander through the underground mysterious man-made caves of Maresha.
- Judean Desert: Walk through the oasis of Ein Gedi, take a shower in the waterfalls and look for the wild ibexes and hyraxes.
- Dead Sea: Try the unusual experience of floating on the heaviest water on earth.
- Qumran: Find out about one of the earliest communities of hermits, who retreated into the desert to live a pure and simple life. See the places they lived in and hear about the astonishing writings they left us.
- Masada: Facts and myths concerning the famous fight of a bunch of Jewish zealots against masses of roman soldiers over the mighty cliff and fortress.

Option 6: Negev Desert.

Places of Interest:
- Spice Route: Solve the mystery of the Nabateans, see their desert cities. Also, be a guest of modern Bedouins.
- Machtesh (crater): Observe a worldwide unique geological phenomenon, the machtesh (crater), dug deep into levels of white limestone and colorful sandstone.
- Timna Valley: go through white limestone levels, black granite rocks and red sandstone natural sculptures. See also the ancient Egyptian industry of copper production industry
- Judean and Negev Desert: More challenging hikes in the Judean and negev Desert gorges and canyons can be arranged according to your wishes and specifications.

Notes: 450$ for a tour day guiding in your vehicle. 570$ per day including a tourism vehicle (6 seater) and $750 for a 10 seater. Price includes guiding, driving, vehicle, gas, overmilage (for 2 consecutive days and more) and no limitation of working hours.

About This Supplier
Location: Israel
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2006

I was born in Israel in 1947 to immigrant parents from Germany and Canada. As a nature lover, I graduated Tel Aviv University in various fields of life sciences. I am a retired Chief superintendent (Leut. Colonel) from the Israel National Police. I am a licensed tour guide by the Ministry of Tourism since 1983, after...

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