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4 Days - 3 Nights

Throughout the ages the Galilee has been a land where people have felt close to God. The beauty of mountain and forest, the open spaces, and the clear air have all contributed to the crystallization of profound insights. The great Jewish healers of the Talmud lived in these mountain villages. Jesus knew these hills well. The Druze practice their secret rites here. Kabbala and other aspects of Jewish mysticism developed in the Galilee and still flourish in its schools and yeshivas. Our "Land of Miracles" tour will give you a glimpse of all these - a look into the search for meaning..

Day 1: Druze and Holy Men

Drive to the mountains of the Western Galilee, tour the picturesque village of Peki'in, and cave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai. Continue to the village of Beit Jann for Druze hospitality. Learn about the secret Druze religion and visit the shrine of Nebi Keidar. Lunch at Beit Jann. Continue to the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai in Meron

Overnight: Safed

Day 2: Mystics and Kabbalists

Seminar and walking tour of Safed, the town of the kabbalists. Learn about Kabbala, visit synagogues, participate in sessions with mystics and their students. Tour the Biriya Forest and visit the grave of Yonatan ben Uziel, deep in the forest, which attracts thousands of pilgrims annually. Take a night tour of the old cemetery of Safed, where many of the founders of mysticism are buried.
Overnight: Safed

Day 3: Jesus and the Miracles of the Galilee

Drive to the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee. Explore the land of the ministry of Jesus, where many of the miracles and events of the Gospels took place. Visit Tabgha (site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes), Bethsaida (birthplace of Peter and site of the Healing of the Blind Man), and Kursi (site of the Miracle of the Gerasene Demoniac)
Overnight: Sea of Galilee

Day 4: Bahais and Crusaders

Drive to Haifa and visit the magnificent Bahai Gardens and gold-domed grave of Ba'Ullah, founder of the Bahai faith. After lunch, drive to Acre for a tour of the Old City, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Castle of the Hospitallers, the Knights of the Order of St. John, stroll around the ancient caravansaries and marketplaces, explore the Acre Harbor, and view the fortifications of the walled city that withstood the armies of Napoleon




Acre - Crusader City
Peki'in - Mountain Village
Meron - Tomb of Bar Yohai
Safed - Town of the Mystics
Tabgha - Miracle of Jesus
Capernaum - Town of Jesus
Bahai Gardens - Bahai Center


ERETZ Magazine 2016