May, 2013 “Hiking Tour” of Israel – Day 13

DAY 13 – FRIDAY – MAY 31 – JERUSALEM – ISRAEL MUSEUM – YAD VASHEM – MAHANE YEHUDA – GARDEN TOMB We had a leisurely departure this morning, leaving the hotel at 8:15.  Our first stop was the Israel Museum.  Here, a wonderful model of “2nd Temple” Jerusalem is on...

May, 2013 “Hiking Tour” of Israel – Day 12

DAY 12 –THURSDAY – MAY 30 – OLD CITY – TEMPLE MOUNT – WESTERN WALL TUNNEL – CITY OF DAVID – ARCHAEOLOGICAL TEMPLE MOUNT SIFTING PROJECT 
 We begin the day early (a 7 a.m. departure) by entering the Old City through the Dung Gate. Standing in line for only...

May, 2013 “Hiking Tour” of Israel – Day 11

DAY 11 –WEDNESDAY – MAY 29 – JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM – HERODIUM – JERUSALEM 
 This bright and sunny day started with an orientation to Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives.   Driving to the top of this mountain situated on the east side of the Old City...

May, 2013 “Hiking Tour” of Israel – Day 10

DAY 10– TUESDAY – MAY 28 – SEA OF GALILEE – NAZARETH – SEPPORIS – MEGIDDO- CAESAREA – JERUSALEM  This morning we said goodbye to the Sea of Galilee.  We headed first to Sepporis, a spectacular 1st century city known for the Mona Lisa mosaic.  The small town of...

May, 2013 “Hiking Tour” of Israel – Day 9

DAY 9 – MONDAY – MAY 27 – GOLAN HEIGHTS – DAN – CAESAREA PHILIPPI – NIMROD – BENTAL – QATZRIN – GAMLA 
 We began the day by driving north to the Golan.  On yet another sunny day, the entire day was spent in this northern region of Israel.  Our first stop was the...