A private tour of the Holy Land in the Footsteps of the Prophets and Judges
Biblical Tours all over Israel are available with itineraries developed using the Bible as our inspiration.
This tour concentrates on the Judean hills which were witness to some of the most dramatic events in the history of the people of Israel, and you can see and be where it all happened. This is an "open book" tour - and that Book is the Bible.
In the Judean hills region - which many say reminds them of Tuscany - ancient Biblical sites are interspersed with captivating scenery , modern day agricultural villages , wineries , remarkable geological formations such as stalactite caves and caves with wonderful acoustics and ancient art, adventure options like bike riding , ATVs , goat farms with home made cheeses and more.
In the Spring the hills are covered with wild flowers and this truly is a blessed land where we can also join the locals who stroll and picnic in what is for many their favorite part of Israel.
We will set out on a full day of exploring the land of the Bible with this tour concentrating on the beautiful Judean hills region.
We'll read passages from the Book of Samuel with descriptions of King Saul, David and their battle against the Philistines while walking the beautiful Ela valley and visiting the encampments of the Israelite and Philistine armies.
The prophet Samuel tells of Goliath's home town of Gath. You'll be there as well, hear about David and King Achish, and the latest exciting archaeological developments relating to the story of Goliath.
The Book of Judges will be our guide while we follow in the footsteps of Samson. Joshua, Jeremiah and Micah who tell us about the city and siege of Lachish - and we will note the uplifting contrast between the desolation of ancient Lachish alongside the reborn Israeli settlement.
Not all of Judea is drama and conflict - this is beautiful agriculture and wine country, so we won't miss out on a few choice wineries before we return you to your hotel .
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel
End location: Your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel
Duration: 9 hours
This tour for 4 persons uses my clean modern fully air-conditioned Hyundai Santa-Fe will be used for smaller groups .For groups of up to seven people a Renault Traffic or similar vehicle is available with customized itinerary and quotations offered for this and larger groups.
Driver guide services whilst exploring Biblical sites in the Judean plain area.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 Shekels - Lunch, wine tasting
Any site entrances that we decide to include in your customized tour : National Park entrances , wine tasting charges , meals .
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Gary was an excellent guide and valuable source of historic and current information.