People, nature and culture
The Galilee region is just a little over an hour drive up from Tel Aviv, yet feels like a world apart. The region stretches between the Jezreel Valley (Valley of the Armageddon) on the eastern slopes of Mount Carmel across the Sea of Galilee. Overlooking Jordan,Lebanon and Syria, our neighboring countries to the north.
Lower Galilee Mosaic tour spans the length and breadth of the Galilee. Nowadays a haven for Israeli permaculture, spanning conservative arts and crafts workshops. Branded as the "Tuscany of Israel" we will embark on a tour of culinary explorations – wineries, black coffee of different beans, olive press and local cheese farms. We will also meet with Jewish and Arabic peace activist women who are leading mutual innovative peace events in their local communities.
Craftsmen belong to a vanishing world of ancient times when menial technology existed. That also marked them as riveting story tellers of both personal and periodic stories ,and of course creators of extraordinary works. Visits to the workshops and a chance to meet knowledgeable people of their work, each with his/hers unique style, allows for an extraordinary glimpse into the artist's at work and offers a unique authentic experience.
This day tour is dedicated to the preservation of the exquisite knowledge inherent in this traditional jewish folklore here in Israel.
The Galilee tour brings to life old fragments of a long lost period that has been risen from the pages of history and a blend of languages, figures and landscapes that stays with the visitor long after the tour has ended.
Sindyanna of Galilee
Nazareth Village - Imagine an open air museum. We'll have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1st century BC and experience everyday life at the time of Jesus and Mary. Hearing Jesus's parables, engage with a working farm dating back to the 1st century BC and feed the sheep and goats and maybe even ride a donkey. Have a chance to see an accurate replica of a synagogue where Jesus would have taught and preached.
An Arab women collective -producing and manufacturing fair trade olive oil. An uplifting meeting point for Arabs and Jews through a wide variety of activities, such as basket weaving courses and workshops.
Goats with the Wind cheese farm
Boacha Yodfat Recreation center
We will take a scenic route in the seam between religions - in the heart of the mountain landscape. Meeting a representative collection of life in the Galilee: nature, religions and much peace. A fascinating encounter with the unique mountainous settlement, with the Netofa valley a place of Christian solitude and the Arab village of Deir Hanna with its huge olive trees.
Among the hills of Yodfat village, lays a place of harmony. An escape from the noise of Babylon Homes made from tiny stones, where goats roaming free. a restaurant hidden beneath the trees. We'll drink Turkish café and taste the local cheese.
Being-mode is important. We'll stop by Boacha Yodfat Recreation center - located in a grove of oaks. To the tame to reveal the boutique stores, galleries, jewelry studio, a delicatessen, a dairy café and the local bakery. A great way to end the day, overlooking the stunning view of the Lower Galilee.
I love traveling, but every single time I go somewhere, it ends up being about the people and the meaningful conversations I have had. I enjoyed seeing beautiful Israel with an amazing tour guide who cared to answer my questions and get to know me with the short time that we had.
Jaime Ritson, Rochester, New York
Guided tour in an intimate group one on one, family and friends - up to 12 pax
Transportation to all sites on an 'Eshkol' authorized vehicle (AC with Wi-Fi) - Car/ Van licensed by Ministry of Tourism.
Reservations for site entrance
Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, water and snacks
Additional shawl for holy sites and colder weather.
What's not included
Food and drinks