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Hands on Israel

Jerusalem, Israel
About Hands on Israel
Hands on Israel is a boutique Israel tourism company committed to creating personalized and engaging experiences for individuals, families, friends, groups and communities. We create journeys that touch a wide range of history, culture and the people in Israel. Regardless of your religious background, Hands on Israel has something for you! YOUR DREAM, OUR WORK Have us create you're very own custom Israel experience! WHY HIRE PRIVATE TOUR SERVICES? Have you ever planned a wedding, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or even just a party? The dirt is in the details and the details can be stressful. Israel is a place meant to be experienced, not just visited. If you’re too caught up in the details you may miss the magic. Hands on Israel dives in and takes care of all the details for you to create a personal experience for any group, any size, any age. We manage all bookings, reservations and accommodations so that you can enjoy your time in Israel hassle free. YOUR VISION We’ll talk you through exactly what type of trip you are envisioning. We’ll need to know some details, especially about the people coming, so that we make sure we are creating the perfect trip just for you. OUR STRATEGY Based on our conversation, we’ll begin working on an itinerary that meets your vision. You’ll be with us every step of the way so that we ensure we’re meeting all of your goals and staying within budget. YOUR EXPERIENCE Once we’ve finalized the itinerary it’s time for you to sit back and relax and time for us to get to work. We’ll handle all of the bookings and vendors and you prepare for your trip. When you touch down in Israel, we’ll lead you through the experience you dreamed of and we made a reality. We’ll take care of the details so that you can enjoy the ride.
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Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee

Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, the site where according to tradition, the annunciation took place. Continue to the Church of Synagogue, that was built on the ruins of the ancient Nazareth synagogue where Jesus studied and prayed.
Then go to Mary's well - where the Angel Gabriel announced that she would bear the Son of God.
Visit Magdala excavations near the Sea of Galilee, where archaeologist claim to have found the house of Mary Magdalene. Continue to Capernaum, the hometown of the apostles Saints Peter, Andrew, James and John.
Head towards the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount and Tabgha, the place of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Visit the Yardenit Baptismal site.
Go on and visit Tiberias, the old synagogue and the Rambam's grave. then go to Hamat Tiberias, the ancient archaeological site with 4 synagogues.that were built one on top of the other throughout the ages. We will not miss out on the mosaic floor.
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6 to 8 hours
from $950.00

Jerusalem and Bethlehem: In the Steps of Christianity Private Day Tour

Explore the Christian sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, private tour that follows Jesus’ life from birth to crucifixion, soaking up plenty of ancient history along the way. Flat-rate pricing for up to six people make this a convenient, money-saving option for groups, and you’ll have the flexibility to experience each destination at your own pace, whether you’re walking the Via Dolorosa or browsing colorful markets.
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8 hours
from $850.00

The Golan heights

We will start the day at Mt. Bental, observing Syria from a "sleeping" volcano.

Then continue towards Katsrin Talmudic village - a village made from volcanic rock in the center of the Golan. we will also visit its magnificent reconstructed synagogue.

From there we will head to Safed, to explore spirituality in the Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah's birthplace. We will not leave Safed before visiting its magnificent synagogues.

We will end the day at Rosh Pina, a small city that was founded in the later half of the 19th century by Baron Rothschid. We will exploring it beautiful buildings and scenery, its rich history and some interesting art galleries.
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6 to 8 hours
from $950.00

Along the Coastline:Caesarea, Haifa and Acre (Akko)

Exploring the wonders of Israel's coastlines, starting the day at the ancient city of Caesarea, built 2000 years ago by King Herod for his benefactor Augustus. Then go to the Baha'i Gardens and German Colony in Haifa- the third-largest city in Israel, built on the slopes of Mount Carmel. We will end the day at the ancient port city of Acre (Akko)- the remains of the 900 years old crusaders port city including, where we will walk on the walls, step into the knight's halls and the Templers secret tunnel and experience the culinary beauty of the market.
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6 to 8 hours
from $950.00

Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

Pick up from your hotel to start the day on Mount Scopus with a beautiful scene over viewing Jerusalem right by Jerusalem's modern Hebrew University.

Continue to the ancient streets of the Old City towards the holiest of Jewish sites, the famous Western Wall. Make the historical journey through time using rooftops on the special Rooftop Ramparts tour- a unique tour of the 4 quarters of the Old City.

Walk through the Cardo, the main thoroughfare of Byzantine Jerusalem making a stop at the 4 famous Sephardic synagogues all the way back to the Western Wall.

Then we will drive through the new city and pass city highlights like the High Court of Justice, the Israeli Museum, and the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) and descend towards the lowest spot on the planet.

We will take a short nature walk through Ein Gedi Oasis- enjoying the fresh water natural waterfalls.

end the day ‘floating’ covered in mud at the Dead Sea. Entrance fees included
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6 to 8 hours
from $950.00
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Reviewed October 24, 2019

I was looking for a private guide to take me and my husband on a tour through Israel. It was our first visit and we needed someone to suggest an itinerary and then take us to see the highlights of this beautiful country. I found...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

Our trip to the Holy Land was a very moving experience for my family. Shachar, our tour guide, made sure our trip to Bethlehem and Jerusalem was very memorable. We had a full day tour with so many places to see and Shachar made sure...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

A group of coworkers/friends with different interests decided to spend the day touring around some key sites in Jerusalem. Shahar made the process super easy by providing 3 options and providing context and suggestions based on our various requests. When we tried to add another...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

Our experience was phenomenal! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided tons of historical context that truly enriched the experience. We also got local insights on the current climate between the different cultural groups in the region. The company is very professional and the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jdavalle11
Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

The tour guide was knowledgeable and very attentive to details. Wear comfortable shoes there is lots of walking. Stick a pack of snack crackers in your pocket. The guide provides plenty of water. Enjoy a full day of very educational sites.

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Response from israeliguideshachar | Property representative |
Shalom Audree I would love to help you in any way I can. We offer private custom tours in Israel and I would need to see what are you interested in doing to give you a cost. I would also love to talk to you on the phone... More