Day Trips from Jerusalem and Off the Beaten Track Walking Tours

Mud at Ein Gedi

Tour and explore sites around Israel with inspirational day trips to a variety of destinations. Appreciate Israel’s natural beauty while hiking in the desert, visit archaeological, historical sites and feel part of the process linking past to present; observe the fascinating mix of Israeli society in tours “off the beaten track.”


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Explore Masada, hike in the desert oasis of Ein Gedi and float in the Dead Sea

Hike in Israel’s national parks enjoying breathtaking views of nature

Climb Herod’s secret fortress at Herodion and see an amazing network of underground tunnels from the time of both the Zealots and Bar Kochba

Visit the modern city of Tel Aviv, the ancient port of Jaffa and find out about the Zionist history of Neve Zedek

Enjoy the scenery and archaeology at Caesarea and learn about the Nili spies at Zichron Yaacov

Crawl through caves at Beit Guvrin

Tel Aviv – “the city that never sleeps

Walk through vibrant, colorful neighborhoods to understand the dreams of the pioneers who built Neve Zedek outside the walls of the ancient port of Jaffa. Walk in the footsteps of the founders of the modern State of Israel on the Independence trail and discover  why and where the Declaration of Independence was hurriedly signed.

Off the Beaten Track Walking Tours

Tell us about your interests and we can make a theme- based tour for you and your family/group/business associates:

Literary tours

  • From Foe to Friend; in the footsteps of S.Y. Agnon, Noble Prize Laureate for literature
  • Literary treasure trail activity available for families
  • In the footsteps of “Tehila”

Neighborhood tours

Unravel the personal stories behind Nahlaot, Musrara, Emek Refaim, Katamon, the American Colony, Abu Tor and the Street of the Prophets, observe the multicultural mix of Jerusalem today

Political tours

  • Jerusalem Seam Line, Security Fence, War of Independence, the Six Day War
  • Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock: understand the religious beliefs and political controversy surrounding this holy mountain

Theme -focused tours for all ages

  • Pioneers beyond the walls
  • Redeemers and Dreamers in 19th Century Jerusalem: Kaiser Wilhelm, Theodor Herzl and the Lutheran church of the Redeemer
  • Specialty tours focusing on Christianity in Jerusalem: Bookends of the Gospel Tour






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“Thanks a lot for your wonderful guiding”
G, Reporter from Vietnam

“Thank you for two amazing and memorable days in Jerusalem, you opened our eyes to so much.”
M and G, London

“Thursday and Friday were, no exaggeration, two of the most enjoyable days of my life. Jerusalem itself may have had a bit to do with that, but your planning and implementation were both inspired. So, thank you very much for everything: for getting us to do so much and for being such an excellent guide.”
J, London

“Thank you so much for my parent’s tour this afternoon. They really enjoyed it”
Cindy, United States

“The two half days my father and Michael spent with you were definitely amongst the highlights of their trip.”
R, London

“I wanted to express our sincere appreciation for the phenomenal tour you presented to us at the Supreme Court last week. Your presentation was extremely interesting and informative.”
Cantor B.R., New York

“Thank you for the tour and I loved it.”
Ariella Knoble Gershon, Age 6, London

“Thanks again for making our trip special. We had a great couple of days with you. Thanks for the expert and fun guiding.”
CHD&K, Montreal

“Thanks for making our visit to Jerusalem a great one”
J. F., London

“Nikky did an outstanding job for us on Masada with the shortened amount of time she had. No one felt rushed, she gave all the important information, all the while presenting a warm human approach. She continued on the bus after we had to cut it a bit short at the synagogue, but made it seem like it was totally normal.

Knowing how in-depth her knowledge is, I found it really a privilege watching a professional give an informative, personal yet curtailed approach which was every bit as good as her usual presentation.

The guests couldn’t say enough good things about her.”

Mark, Tour Operator

Contact Nicole
Telephone 972.54.748.6067
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