Immediately north of the ancient city of Jaffa lies Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv started her life in the Neve Tzedek and Ahuzat Bayit neighborhoods.
We will visit local historical interest sites such as Ulam Ha'Atzma'ut (Independence Hall), the Diaspora museum, the Tel Aviv museum of Modern Art, the Eretz Israel museum, and the Palmach museum.
We will hear stories of Neve Tzedek, of the founding families who built their homes outside Jaffa before the First Aliya. Twenty years later came the founding of Ahuzat Bayt as a Zionist outpost in the middle of the sand dunes north of Jaffa; just the founding fathers of Tel Aviv and their dreams.
We will visit this ancient Crusader city, and admire its amazing architecture. The local market boasts a beautiful variety of aromas and tastes, and adjacent to the market in the heart of the old city we'll visit a very impressive Mosque.
Safed is the famous “City of Kabbalah” and is found at the foot of Mount Meron. Here we will visit the ancient synagogues and picturesque alleyways of this mystical northern town, and hear of how a small platoon of Jewish soldiers managed to conquer Tzfat during the Israeli War of Independence.
In this beautiful northern city, we will see evidence of the hardships facing settlers in the early days of the modern state.
We will learn of Nili, a Jewish espionage network that assisted the United Kingdom in its fight against the Ottoman Empire in Palestine during World War I. And that tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the home of Sara Aharonson; she was their head of operations, and the driving force behind many other Jewish institutions in Palestine at the time.
Here we will visit the Baha'i World Centre with its famous majestic gardens and a spectacular view of Haifa bay.
We will walk along the Si'ach stream, a tiny lush oasis in the middle of this busy industrial metropolis, and also visit the Stella Maris Monastery where we will be treated to yet another outstanding vista.
One of the first Jewish settlements during the “First Alya” (the large wave of Jews that migrated to Palestine between 1882-1903; there were 5 such waves in total). It was founded by a group of young zionists who left Safed to found Ja’ouni. We’ll walk along charming streets and see, among other things, a synagogue donated by the Baron Rothschild, the first hotel in the Galilee region, and the house of Prof. Mar, who found a cure for Malaria.