A native of Israel, Shirit Lamm Gurman has the extraordinary ability to combine her professional abilities as a travel expert with the deep knowledge of the country’s highlights and heritage. This gives her clients the enhanced dimension of a deeply rich cultural experience and an exciting, smooth-running trip. Whether it’s finding an available package tour or creating a once-in-a-lifetime custom journey, Shirit will make your trip to Israel unforgettable.
Classic Tours of Israel
Get a taste of modern Israel while exploring the land of the Bible, steeped in religious and historical significance and spiritual meaning. Tours range from 7 nights \ 8 days to 12 nights \ 13 days. Begin or end your tour with expertly planned tour of Jerusalem, the Old City and the New City. Visit the Tomb of King David and the room of The Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue to Bethlehem. View Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and mangers square.
In the New City, visit the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Herzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle.
Outside Jerusalem, your itinerary will depend on the length of your tour and may include the following destinations:
- The Dead Sea
- Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans
- Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon
- Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism
- The Golan Heights & Golan Winery
- Sea of Galilee & Nazareth
Accommodations include hotels and Kibbutz guesthouses.
Jewish Heritage Tours
Discover the Land of Past, Present & Future. Return you to your Jewish homeland – for a first-time visit or rediscovery. Get to know the Israel of today, the geographic treasure and home to progressive innovation and dynamic culture.
All itineraries explore Jerusalem – old and new; coastal plain cities, such as Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa and Rosh Hanikra; the Galilee, with Safed and the Tel Dan Forest; and Dead Sea-area sites, such as Mt. Masada and the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
Select from tours ranging in length from 9 nights \ 10 days to 14 nights \ 15 days. Longer tours include Eilat and an optional visit to breathtaking Petra.
Scripture comes to life as you visit the homeland of Jesus. Walk in the footsteps of the Patriarchs, Judges, Prophets, and Disciples, become familiar with the birthplace of Jesus, where he spent his youth and where he taught. Visiting Israel one also familiarizes oneself with the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Select from 7 & 10 night Biblical tours that place you in the footsteps of our Lord. Arrive in Tel Aviv and discover the holy and sacred site and cities in Galilee, Jerusalem, Amman, Jordan and Petra. Your exact destinations will depend upon the length of the tour you select. Enjoy a selection of hotel plans.
Highlights from Jerusalem - the Old City
Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost). Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colorful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Visit the Garden Tomb.