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Duration: half / full Day
Location: Tomb of Christ, Church of the holy sepulcher, the Herodion, Masada, Judean Desert.
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Full /half day trips – Option of combining several national heritage sites in one tour!
Starting with the Tomb of Christ, Church of the holy sepulcher to the path of the Herodion and Masada through the Judean Desert.
Ancient monasteries – experience the creative power of the desert frontier on the outskirts of Jerusalem,
Guided imagery – walk in the footsteps of the first monks in recorded history.
Meditate and experience the solitude of the desert only a few minutes outside of Jerusalem. Exciting jeep tours that will take you back in history to the ancient monasteries of the region.

“For me, seeing the Herodian throughout the day from all of those different places and angles was powerful because it made me imagine what it was like thousands of years ago when the palace was functioning”
Jason Holtzman

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Destination Time Explanation
Ramat Rachel Archeological Site 8:30-9:15 Ramat Rachel Archeological Site
The Herodion Site 9:40 – 11:40 King Herod of Judah, the Great Revolt, The Bar Kohba Revolt, 2 Byzantine Era and archeological dig
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 Lecture and open discussion with local historian
4th Century Byzantine Desert Monasteries 1:15 – 2:15 Guided imagery and meditation at the spectacular monasteries surrounding the Jewish communities.
Haritun Cave – the largest cave complex in the Middle East, located
3 in Tekoa Brook
 Jeep Tours Two options both ending at the Dead Sea
First option 2:30 – 5:30 The Judean Desert and the Greek Orthodox Mar Saba Monastery built some 1,500 years ago – one of the oldest still-inhabited monasteries in the world
The Qumran Caves 2:30 – 5:30 Site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, an Israel National Heritage site
 Return to Jerusalem 6:30

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