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Israel - Historical and Religious Tour - Beach Holiday

Updated on May 8, 2013
Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. | Source
Israel
Israel | Source
dome of the rocks, old city Jerusalem, Felsendom, El Aksa-Moschee, Israel
dome of the rocks, old city Jerusalem, Felsendom, El Aksa-Moschee, Israel | Source
Church of Gethsemane. World wide Christians generosity contributed to the erection of this church; hence its modern name - Church of all Nations. Where Jesus & his disciples concealed themselves before being led prisoner from the garden to Jerusalem
Church of Gethsemane. World wide Christians generosity contributed to the erection of this church; hence its modern name - Church of all Nations. Where Jesus & his disciples concealed themselves before being led prisoner from the garden to Jerusalem | Source
Church of Nativity. Where Jesus was born - star place, Israel
Church of Nativity. Where Jesus was born - star place, Israel | Source

About Israel

For over 5000 years Israel is the focus of religious, cultural and political views and arguments. Most diverse cultures, different eras and three world religions have left their distinct mark. Even though the stories ran off painfully - the big events have created a huge wealth of sights and lots offer not only for those who are interested in the religion. The astonished visitor comes to the pioneering spirit of the period and the years since then is good: age-old towns offer the most modern hotel comfort.

Story of Israel

2500 BC First Semitic United Kingdom

1830 - 1759 BC Abraham migrated from Ur in Mesopotamia to Canaan

1715 - 1580 BC Because of the occupation of Palestine by the Hyksos, the Hebrews migrate to Egypt.

1480 BC Battle of Megiddo, Palestine became Egyptian province.

1301 - 1234 BC oppression of theHebrews in Egypt under Ramses II. Emigration led by Moses returned to Palestine

1000 BC war of Israel against the Phil Lister, Jerusalem became capital city.

960 - 925 BC under King Solomen the first temple was built in Jurusalem.

745-727 BC Israel belongs to the Assyrian Empire.

639-609 BC Palestine was ruled by the Babylonians.

538 BC Israelis return back from Babylonian captivity, and build the second temple.

445 - 433 BC New law by the Prophet Esra (the five book of Moses).

336 - 323 BC Palestine under Greek rule (Alexander the Great).

64 BC Palestine is Roman Provinz.

15 Days Tour in Israel - Where to Go in Israel

Here are the details of my journey in Israel and wish you to bring your fantasy of adventure in the other times, other part of ancient and religious history of Israel.

1. Friday - Zürich flight to Eilat. Arriving in the afternoon and transfer to our beach vacation hotel.

2. Saturday - Free day, Today we can acclimatized in peace and already enjoy the first time the crystal clear water of the Red Sea.

3. Sunday - Early in the afternoon cave exploring with a bus through a desert ( Negev ) to Jerusalem. Overnightstay in Jerusalem.

4. Monday - Jerusalem Old City. Overnight in Jerusalem.

5. Tuesday - Jerusalem - Jericho - Nazareth - Galilee. Overnight in Kibbuz-Guesthouse in Galillee.

6. Wednesday - Galilee-Safed-Akko-Haifa-Casarea-Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

7. Thursday - Tel Aviv. Free day for shopping and rooming around the city.

8. Friday - Tel Aviv-Jerusalem(New City)-Bethlehem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

9. Saturday - Jerusalem-Dead Sea-Massada-Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

10.Sunday - Jerusalem-Eilat. Ride with a tour bus from Jerusalem through Negev-Desert to Eilat. Arrival in the afternoon. Transfer to our beach vacation hotel.

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, Monday to Thursday - Eilat. Four days free to swim, tour, relax and enjoy staying in Eilat with half board in the hotel.

15. Thursday - Late night departure - transfer to the airport from Eilat via Tel-Aviv to Zürich. Friday morning arrival in Zürich-Kloten.

Below are somes pictures related to my journey.




Eilat

The holiday paradise in the Red Sea is a paradise for watersports enthusiasts and for those who want to become. Whether on, or even under water, a magical world awaits your discovery of them and to be admired. At North beach, sandy and pebbly beach, and at the coral beach, a steep rock, fur beach with banked, sandy sunbathing beach, you will find ideal conditions for snorkeling, windsurfing, water skiing and diving. There are diveschools and Equipments for rent are possible (important: ArtzeugnisShirmbild or a maximum of 1 year, preferably). Even if you are not a water rat, Eilat offers much: many public and private tenniscourts, for example, many interesting excursions (a comprehensive bus network provides a regular service toJerusalem to the Dead Sea) in the evenings many discotheques and nightclubs.

Pictures with Places Descriptions in Israel

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Eilat map, IsraelCoral Underwater World, Eilat, IsraelUnderwater Coral Observatorium, Eilat, IsraelBoat Trip Red Sea, Eilat, IsraelCoral diving in Eilat Red Sea, Israelunderwater corals, Eilat, Israelhotel, Eilat surroundings, Eilat, IsraelMap Of Jerusalem, IsraelDrive to Mt. Scopus & Mt. Olives for panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem, IsraelBus ride via Mt. Skopus, passing the University area to Mt. Olives overview of roofs & domes of Jerusalem, IsraelJerusalem: The Citadel, Damascus gate, Jaffa gate, IsraelThe Old City of Jerusalem, walk through the old city, see the Church of all Nations, Dome of the Rock, El- Aksa-Moschee, IsraelEnter the Dung Gate, walk tour of the old city, the Western Wall, wailing wall and the Temple Mount, visit to the Mosques.Via Dolorosa, Jesusstations of the cross passing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, IsraelChurch of the Holy Sepulchre, see the Tomb of Jesus, IsraelCardo in the Jewish Quartier and visit to the Garden Tomb.shopping in Jerusalem...Known Arab shop Father with 12 sons, IsraelThis is Jericho, drive to the green desert oasis of Jericho, IsraelDrive to the green desert oasis of Jericho to visit the archeological remains of the worlds oldest city, IsraelDrive to Jericho for a panoramic view of the historical site of the oldest and lowest city of the world. Return to the point of departure, IsraelDrive north via the Jordan Valley passing Beit Shean to Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation, IsraelChurch of Annunciation, IsraelChurch of Annunciation, IsraelVisit Josephs Workshop in Nazareth, Israel
Eilat map, Israel
Eilat map, Israel | Source
Coral Underwater World, Eilat, Israel
Coral Underwater World, Eilat, Israel | Source
Underwater Coral Observatorium, Eilat, Israel
Underwater Coral Observatorium, Eilat, Israel | Source
Boat Trip Red Sea, Eilat, Israel
Boat Trip Red Sea, Eilat, Israel | Source
Coral diving in Eilat Red Sea, Israel
Coral diving in Eilat Red Sea, Israel | Source
underwater corals, Eilat, Israel
underwater corals, Eilat, Israel | Source
hotel, Eilat surroundings, Eilat, Israel
hotel, Eilat surroundings, Eilat, Israel | Source
Map Of Jerusalem, Israel
Map Of Jerusalem, Israel | Source
Drive to Mt. Scopus & Mt. Olives for panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem, Israel
Drive to Mt. Scopus & Mt. Olives for panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem, Israel | Source
Bus ride via Mt. Skopus, passing the University area to Mt. Olives overview of roofs & domes of Jerusalem, Israel
Bus ride via Mt. Skopus, passing the University area to Mt. Olives overview of roofs & domes of Jerusalem, Israel | Source
Jerusalem: The Citadel, Damascus gate, Jaffa gate, Israel
Jerusalem: The Citadel, Damascus gate, Jaffa gate, Israel | Source
The Old City of Jerusalem, walk through the old city, see the Church of all Nations, Dome of the Rock, El- Aksa-Moschee, Israel
The Old City of Jerusalem, walk through the old city, see the Church of all Nations, Dome of the Rock, El- Aksa-Moschee, Israel | Source
Enter the Dung Gate, walk tour of the old city, the Western Wall, wailing wall and the Temple Mount, visit to the Mosques.
Enter the Dung Gate, walk tour of the old city, the Western Wall, wailing wall and the Temple Mount, visit to the Mosques. | Source
Via Dolorosa, Jesusstations of the cross passing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Israel
Via Dolorosa, Jesusstations of the cross passing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Israel | Source
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, see the Tomb of Jesus, Israel
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, see the Tomb of Jesus, Israel | Source
Cardo in the Jewish Quartier and visit to the Garden Tomb.
Cardo in the Jewish Quartier and visit to the Garden Tomb. | Source
shopping in Jerusalem...Known Arab shop Father with 12 sons, Israel
shopping in Jerusalem...Known Arab shop Father with 12 sons, Israel | Source
This is Jericho, drive to the green desert oasis of Jericho, Israel
This is Jericho, drive to the green desert oasis of Jericho, Israel | Source
Drive to the green desert oasis of Jericho to visit the archeological remains of the worlds oldest city, Israel
Drive to the green desert oasis of Jericho to visit the archeological remains of the worlds oldest city, Israel | Source
Drive to Jericho for a panoramic view of the historical site of the oldest and lowest city of the world. Return to the point of departure, Israel
Drive to Jericho for a panoramic view of the historical site of the oldest and lowest city of the world. Return to the point of departure, Israel | Source
Drive north via the Jordan Valley passing Beit Shean to Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation, Israel
Drive north via the Jordan Valley passing Beit Shean to Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation, Israel | Source
Church of Annunciation, Israel
Church of Annunciation, Israel | Source
Church of Annunciation, Israel
Church of Annunciation, Israel | Source
Visit Josephs Workshop in Nazareth, Israel
Visit Josephs Workshop in Nazareth, Israel | Source

Pictures with Places Descriptions in Israel

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The Sea of Galilee view toward Mt Arbel. The rocks rise 181 mtrs. above sea level, 393 mtrs. above Sea of Galilee. Here the Galileans fought against King Herod and his Roman Legions. Kibbutz members will guide you explaining their unique way of life.Peaceful Sea of Galilee in the Jordan Valley and its surroundings are among the most fertile regions of Israel. The River Jordan, beautiful Mosaic floor  of the Byzanthine Synagogue, IsraelPilgrim Baptismal Site Yardent, IsraelKapernaum, Tell Hum, Middle point of the Works of Jesu am Sea Genezareth. Fishing Village of Tiberias, IsraelKapernaum, IsraelTown of Safed, visit an ancient synagogue and the artist colony, IsraelFisherhafen von Akko, IsraelOn to Acre to visit the Crusaider Knights and Old Port., IsraelOld Port., IsraelDrive to Haifa and the Technion with a panoramic view of the bay from the Carmel Mountain. Ascent Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the harbour and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine. Continue on via the Druze villages to point of departure. IsraelDrive via the coastal highway to visit the Roman and Crusaider ruins in Caesarea, IsraelTelaviv, IsraelTelaviv Sea Prominade, IsraelBeach in Telaviv, IsraelDrive past the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) to the Israel Museum for a visit to the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden. IsraelTravel to the Kennedy Memorial situated in a forest on the western slopes of Jerusalem, to Hadassah Medical Center to view Chagalls famous stained glass windows in the hospital synagoque. Yad Vashem, memorial, 6M.Jews perished in the Hollocaust.Drive to the new city, To Bayit Vagan passing the Presidents mansion to visit the model city of Jerusalem from the days of Herod, a replica of ancient Jerusalem 2000 yrs. ago. IsraelDrive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity passing Rachels Tomb to the point of departure. IsraelBethlehem: The Church of Nativity - Where the star symbol - Jesus was born here. IsraelBethlehem, Shepferd Fields, IsraelBethlehem, Shepferd Fields, taking a cup of tea. IsraelJerusalem - The Church of Gethsemane. It was here where Jesus and his disciples concealed themselves before being led prisoner from the gardens to Jerusalem. IsraelDrive via Arava Highway and the Dead Sea to Massada, fortress of Herod and the last stronghold of the Zealots, (Ascent & descent w/ a cable car). IsraelMassada, IsraelMassada. Continue on the Ein Gedi for a visit to the nature reserve/desert oasis and a dip in the Dead Sea. IsraelDEAD SEA - rich in minerals, good treatment for skin diseases. One can float continously without effort, stay only up to 15 minutes in the water with interval.Jordanien border, IsraelJeep Safari near Jordan border, Israel1 day jeep safari with picnic lunch. Jorder border, IsraelJeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. IsraelJeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. WONDERFUL...IsraelJeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. Jordan border, IsraelJeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. near Jordan border, Israel
The Sea of Galilee view toward Mt Arbel. The rocks rise 181 mtrs. above sea level, 393 mtrs. above Sea of Galilee. Here the Galileans fought against King Herod and his Roman Legions. Kibbutz members will guide you explaining their unique way of life.
The Sea of Galilee view toward Mt Arbel. The rocks rise 181 mtrs. above sea level, 393 mtrs. above Sea of Galilee. Here the Galileans fought against King Herod and his Roman Legions. Kibbutz members will guide you explaining their unique way of life. | Source
Peaceful Sea of Galilee in the Jordan Valley and its surroundings are among the most fertile regions of Israel.
Peaceful Sea of Galilee in the Jordan Valley and its surroundings are among the most fertile regions of Israel. | Source
The River Jordan, beautiful Mosaic floor  of the Byzanthine Synagogue, Israel
The River Jordan, beautiful Mosaic floor of the Byzanthine Synagogue, Israel | Source
Pilgrim Baptismal Site Yardent, Israel
Pilgrim Baptismal Site Yardent, Israel | Source
Kapernaum, Tell Hum, Middle point of the Works of Jesu am Sea Genezareth. Fishing Village of Tiberias, Israel
Kapernaum, Tell Hum, Middle point of the Works of Jesu am Sea Genezareth. Fishing Village of Tiberias, Israel | Source
Kapernaum, Israel
Kapernaum, Israel | Source
Town of Safed, visit an ancient synagogue and the artist colony, Israel
Town of Safed, visit an ancient synagogue and the artist colony, Israel | Source
Fisherhafen von Akko, Israel
Fisherhafen von Akko, Israel | Source
On to Acre to visit the Crusaider Knights and Old Port., Israel
On to Acre to visit the Crusaider Knights and Old Port., Israel | Source
Old Port., Israel
Old Port., Israel | Source
Drive to Haifa and the Technion with a panoramic view of the bay from the Carmel Mountain. Ascent Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the harbour and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine. Continue on via the Druze villages to point of departure. Israel
Drive to Haifa and the Technion with a panoramic view of the bay from the Carmel Mountain. Ascent Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the harbour and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine. Continue on via the Druze villages to point of departure. Israel | Source
Drive via the coastal highway to visit the Roman and Crusaider ruins in Caesarea, Israel
Drive via the coastal highway to visit the Roman and Crusaider ruins in Caesarea, Israel | Source
Telaviv, Israel
Telaviv, Israel | Source
Telaviv Sea Prominade, Israel
Telaviv Sea Prominade, Israel | Source
Beach in Telaviv, Israel
Beach in Telaviv, Israel | Source
Drive past the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) to the Israel Museum for a visit to the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden. Israel
Drive past the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) to the Israel Museum for a visit to the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden. Israel | Source
Travel to the Kennedy Memorial situated in a forest on the western slopes of Jerusalem, to Hadassah Medical Center to view Chagalls famous stained glass windows in the hospital synagoque. Yad Vashem, memorial, 6M.Jews perished in the Hollocaust.
Travel to the Kennedy Memorial situated in a forest on the western slopes of Jerusalem, to Hadassah Medical Center to view Chagalls famous stained glass windows in the hospital synagoque. Yad Vashem, memorial, 6M.Jews perished in the Hollocaust. | Source
Drive to the new city, To Bayit Vagan passing the Presidents mansion to visit the model city of Jerusalem from the days of Herod, a replica of ancient Jerusalem 2000 yrs. ago. Israel
Drive to the new city, To Bayit Vagan passing the Presidents mansion to visit the model city of Jerusalem from the days of Herod, a replica of ancient Jerusalem 2000 yrs. ago. Israel | Source
Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity passing Rachels Tomb to the point of departure. Israel
Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity passing Rachels Tomb to the point of departure. Israel | Source
Bethlehem: The Church of Nativity - Where the star symbol - Jesus was born here. Israel
Bethlehem: The Church of Nativity - Where the star symbol - Jesus was born here. Israel | Source
Bethlehem, Shepferd Fields, Israel
Bethlehem, Shepferd Fields, Israel | Source
Bethlehem, Shepferd Fields, taking a cup of tea. Israel
Bethlehem, Shepferd Fields, taking a cup of tea. Israel | Source
Jerusalem - The Church of Gethsemane. It was here where Jesus and his disciples concealed themselves before being led prisoner from the gardens to Jerusalem. Israel
Jerusalem - The Church of Gethsemane. It was here where Jesus and his disciples concealed themselves before being led prisoner from the gardens to Jerusalem. Israel | Source
Drive via Arava Highway and the Dead Sea to Massada, fortress of Herod and the last stronghold of the Zealots, (Ascent & descent w/ a cable car). Israel
Drive via Arava Highway and the Dead Sea to Massada, fortress of Herod and the last stronghold of the Zealots, (Ascent & descent w/ a cable car). Israel | Source
Massada, Israel
Massada, Israel | Source
Massada. Continue on the Ein Gedi for a visit to the nature reserve/desert oasis and a dip in the Dead Sea. Israel
Massada. Continue on the Ein Gedi for a visit to the nature reserve/desert oasis and a dip in the Dead Sea. Israel | Source
DEAD SEA - rich in minerals, good treatment for skin diseases. One can float continously without effort, stay only up to 15 minutes in the water with interval.
DEAD SEA - rich in minerals, good treatment for skin diseases. One can float continously without effort, stay only up to 15 minutes in the water with interval. | Source
Jordanien border, Israel
Jordanien border, Israel | Source
Jeep Safari near Jordan border, Israel
Jeep Safari near Jordan border, Israel | Source
1 day jeep safari with picnic lunch. Jorder border, Israel
1 day jeep safari with picnic lunch. Jorder border, Israel | Source
Jeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. Israel
Jeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. Israel | Source
Jeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. WONDERFUL...Israel
Jeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. WONDERFUL...Israel | Source
Jeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. Jordan border, Israel
Jeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. Jordan border, Israel | Source
Jeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. near Jordan border, Israel
Jeep Safari, beautiful, amazing, colorful rock mountains. near Jordan border, Israel | Source

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      Carolina 

      7 years ago from Switzerland

      thanks Victor...

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      victor gaas 

      7 years ago

      wow.....wonderful....

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