Ben Gurion Airport
Arrival at Bengurion Airport. After all people are through the customs, and passport control we will make our way to Tiberias in the Galilee. Along the way we will stop at the following places Caesarea, Mount Carmel and then Megido
Caesarea was built by King Herod the Great from the Roman times.We will walk through the ruins and watch a movie. Caesarea's antiquities park is one of Israel's most impressive parks, housing unique buildings from various periods, bearing silent witness to the upheavals that have visited Caesarea over the past 2,300 years. Standing side by side over an area of 500 dunams (125 acres), there are architectural remains from the Hellenistic period (the 3rd century BCE) to the Crusader period (the 12th century), when Caesrea was a port city and spent many years as Israel's capital. Caesarea was given to King Herod as a present by Augustus Caesar and is named after him. Herod built a massive port there alongside entertainment facilities, bathhouses and temples. In the Bazantine period,Caesarea was an important Christian center. The early fathers of Christianity (Origen and Eusebius) lived there and according to Christian tradition it was here that the first idol worshiper was converted the Roman centurion Cornelius. In the Crusader period the city was fortified with walls and gates, which were eventually destroyed by the Mameluk Conquest in the 13th century.
View into the Jezreel Valley
Mount Carmel is the place were Elijah slew the 400 false Prophets. We will visit the place were all this happened on top of Mount Carmel a mountain range of approximately 6.5 to 8 km (4 to 5 miles) wide. On the one side of the mountain we have the mediterranean sea. On the other side we have the Jezreel Valley through which Elijah fled when Jezabel was looking for him and wanted to kill him.
Megiddo was a site of great importance in the ancient world. It guarded the western branch of a narrow pass and trade route connecting Assyria. Because of its strategic location, Meggido was the site of historical battles. the site was inhabited from approximately 7000BC to 586 BC. since this time it has remained uninhabited, preserving ruins pre-dating 586 BC without settlements ever disturbing them
Tiberias has been venerated in Judaism since the middle of the 2nd century CE and since the 16th century has been considered one of Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem,Hebron and Safed. In the2nd-10th centuries. Tiberias was the largest Jewish city in the Galilee and the political and religious hub of the Jews of Palestine. Tiberias has historically been known for its hot springs, believed to cure skin and other ailments for thousands of years