TOURS IN ISRAEL
Based on the company’s unique formula of teaching
archaeology through educational, hands-on activities,
Dig the Past’s Israel programs offer
a unique and dynamic way to visit Israel. We specialize
educational tours and programs for families, though visitors of all ages
are welcome. Dig the Past’s friendly and courteous
guides possess extensive knowledge and hands-on
experience in both archaeology and education. Programs
combine archaeology, history, and modern developments;
we use archaeological and other sites as educational
tools to give participants a meaningful and
unforgettable experience. Each program can be tailored
needs, and time allowances, as well as the number and
ages of participants. Whether you’re a
or veteran visitor to Israel, we would be
happy to show you Israel’s most fascinating
archaeological and historical sites.
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See a selection of tours below.
Introduction to the Old City of Jerusalem:
Learn about the dense history and archaeology of
Jerusalem’s old city, home to Jews, Muslims,
Christians, and Armenians. Includes visits to the
City of David, the Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall,
the Temple Mount, and the Western Wall Tunnels.
Religion and Conflict:
This tour provides an overview of why Jerusalem is
one of the holiest and most contested cities in the
world, with an emphasis on current archaeological
developments. Visit the Temple Mount, the Church of
the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, the Mount of
Olives as well as other locations in the Jewish,
Muslim and Christian quarters of the Old City.
– Modern Capital of the State of Israel:
Get to know the “new” neighborhoods of Jerusalem and
sites including Yad Vashem, the Knesset (Israeli
parliament), the Supreme Court, the Mahaneh Yehuda
open market (shuk), Mea Shearim, and the Israel
The Neighborhoods of Jerusalem: Each neighbourhood of Jerusalem has its own unique
character, history, and archaeology. Tours include
Rehavia, Yemin Moshe, the German Colony, and Musrara.
Dead Sea and the Judean Desert
– Visit this fascinating and mysterious area, rich
with history, archaeology, and natural beauty. Sites
include Massada, the Dead Sea, Ein Gedi Oasis, and
the Qumran Caves.
Shfela – the Foothills Leading up to Jerusalem:
Visit an archaeological excavation at Beit Guvrin, a
stalactite cave, and the Elah Valley, the
battleground between David and Goliath.
The Sea of Galilee:
An overview of the history and archaeology of the
sea and its surroundings as well as religious sites.
Includes visits to the Beit Shean amphitheater, Kochav Ha'Yarden
Crusader fort, Sea of Galilee, and Capernaum.
The Golan Heights
– Discover the archaeology and natural wonders of
this fascinating area as well as its political
implications. Includes a visit to the volcanoes on
the border with Syria, Gamla, the Golan Wineries,
and a kayak excursion on the Jordan River.
Galilee – Learn about the archaeology, politics and history of
Israel’s beautiful northwest. Visit two of the most
important archaeological sites in Israel: old Acre
(Akko) and Caesarea, and visit the Lebanese border,
the Rosh Ha'Nikra caves, and Haifa’s Baha’i Temple.
and Tel Aviv:
The past and present are inseparable in Israel’s
cultural, beachside metropolis. Visit the ancient
harbor of Jaffa and its archaeological sites, the
Jaffa Flea Market, the first neighborhoods of Tel
Aviv, Independence Hall, and the new Port.