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Get a registered tour guide as there is far too much history here to try to tackle it all alone. This list captures maybe 2% of the places and not 1/10,000th of the amazing details.

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Masada National Park

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Climb it before dawn to watch the sun rise. This was a palace of King Herod, a genius builder, that became the scene of one of the great last stands in history.

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Masada, Israel

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Ein Gedi Reserve

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

One of the most beautiful spots on earth. An oasis where King David hid from Saul.

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Ein Gedi, Israel

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Qumran National Park

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

An interesting historic settlement, and the location of the recording of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Kibbutz Kalya, Kalia, Israel

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Western Wall

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

The center of it all. Go on a Friday evening to see the Orthodox welcome Shabbat.

West Bank, Jerusalem


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The Western Wall Excavations

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

A way to get a look at the depth of the history in Jerusalem

Western Wall, Jerusalem

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City of David

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Walk the streets of history

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Ma'alot Ir David Street, Jerusalem, Israel

מעלות עיר דוד, ירושלים

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Hezekiah's Tunnel

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Discussed in the Bible. Very cool, especially if you want to take the wet path

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Derech HaShiloah, Jerusalem

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Pool of Siloam

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Another chance to “walk the original paths”

Jerusalem

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Tower of David

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Actually built by Herod the Great who really was one hell of an architect

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Jerusalem, 9114001

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The Wohl Archaeological Museum

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

See the homes of the Kohenim from 2000 years ago

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Ha-Kara'im St, Jerusalem

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Cardo

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Walk the Main Street of Byzantine Jerusalem, and from time to time peek down through time to the thousands of years before

Jerusalem

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King David's Tomb

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

The burial place of King David

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Jerusalem, Israel

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Fascinating history here and obvious religious significance. Ask about the ladder out front.

Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel

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Via Dolorosa Street

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Actually the stations of the cross are all over the place and I don’t feel like making so many posts right now, but go to all of them

Via Dolorosa St, Jerusalem

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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Budget a day here (a day you likely don’t have - in fact you should tack on an extra week to your trip on top of whatever you had originally planned)

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Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, Israel

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Yad Vashem

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

This is another day to do it properly.

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Jerusalem, Israel

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Mount Herzl

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Go with someone who can tell you the stories of the people who fought and died for freedom and dignity, and who rest here.

Jerusalem, Israel

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Mount of Olives

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Fascinating history and views

Mt of Olives, Jerusalem

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Dead Sea

Beersheba, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Many places to go, but try it. Float in the sea and cover yourself in mud. You won’t regret it.

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Rehov 105/2, Neve Zohar, Israel

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Caesarea National Park

Netanya, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Another marvel built by Herod, and surrounded with Crusader walls. Again, spend time here and go with a guide.

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Caesarea, Israel

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Rosh Hanikra Grottoes

Tyre, Lebanon • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Just gorgeous (gorges?)

Israel

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Tiberias

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

One of the four holy cities, along with Jerusalem, Tzfat, and Caesarea, sitting on the Yam Kineret.

Israel

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Tzfat

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Spend time in this ancient city. Walk the Streets. Welcome Shabbat with the Kabbalists who are waiting here for the Messiah

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Bahá’í Gardens

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

An incredible group of people and some of the most beautiful curated gardens you will find anywhere. Built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, home of the prophet Elijah.

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Yefe Nof St 61, Haifa, Israel

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Acre

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

The oldest continually-inhabited site on earth. Visit the remains of the Crusader fortress

Israel

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Sea of Galilee

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

The Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

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Jordan River

'Ajlun, Jordan • Recommendation • 9 months ago

More of a creek, but an important one

Jordan River

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Cave of the Patriarchs

Hebron, Palestine • Recommendation • 9 months ago

The burial place of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

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Hebron

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Eilat

Beersheba, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Go SCUBA diving and swim with dolphins in the Red Sea

Israel

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Old City

Bat Yam, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

The ancient port of Jerusalem

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Be'er Sheva

Beersheba, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

See the desert bloom. Try to arrange to spend a night or two with the Bedouin

Be'er Sheva, Israel


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Castle Crusade

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Crusader Tiberias from the Crusader States period

Tiberias, Israel

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Jordan Star National Park

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Belvoir Castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller. Maybe peruse your copy of James Mitchener’s “The Source” while you’re here

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Israel

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Nazareth

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

If you really want to chase down the JC side of things

Israel

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Mount Hermon

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

A beautiful way to see the Golan

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Israel

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Armenian Quarter

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Walk the streets through Jerusalem’s old city

Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem

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Makhtesh Ramon

Beersheba, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Beautiful desert-scape. Best seen from the air

Makhtesh Ramon

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Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park

Ashdod, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Hand-carved caves

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Israel


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Gan HaGat

Tel Aviv, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

A 2200 year old wine press in a garden

hagat Tel Aviv

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Western Wall tunnel

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

They keep finding more so always return here, but see subterranean Jerusalem, walk the original Streets, and come as close to the Holy of Hokies as anyone can

Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

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Tel Hazor National Park

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

How deep into history do you want to go?

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כביש 90, ראש פינה, Israel

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Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot

Ramat Gan, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

A modern complement to Jerusalem’s Israel Museum

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קלאוזנר 15 תל אביב יפו, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Ades Synagogue

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Beautiful

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Be'er Sheva St 1, Jerusalem, Israel

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King David Hotel

מלון המלך דוד‎

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Grab a drink at the iconic hotel where the British overlords sat and oppressed the locals while playing them off each other

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23 King David Street, Jerusalem, Israel

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Zedekiah's Cave

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

An ancient man-made quarry rich in history

Jerusalem, Israel


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Beit She'arim

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

An ancient and beautiful necropolis from the time of the Mishnah following the First Jewish Revolt against Rome

Israel


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Sha'ar HaGolan

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Another signpost to the development of civilization

Israel

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Sde Boker

Beersheba, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

One of many kibbutzim you can and absolutely should visit

Sde Boker, Israel

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Mount Tabor

Haifa, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Another iconic biblical site

Mount Tabor

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Valley of Elah (Terebinths)

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Historic and a place for a beautiful walk

Israel

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Mount Sodom

Beersheba, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Home of the original pillar of salt

Mount Sodom

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Church of Nativity

Jerusalem, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Not quite a manger anymore

Bethlehem

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Red Canyon

Beersheba, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Israel is full of beautiful wadis and oases to hike around, but this is a pretty cool formation

Israel

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Timna Valley Park

Beersheba, Israel • Recommendation • 9 months ago

Home of the mines of Solomon, and another nice hike

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Eilat, Israel

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