Sometimes, return visitors or groups request specifically focused tours.
Here are some specialized tours and suggestions, for day-long or longer tours.
Stunning trails lace Israel’s hills, valleys, deserts and canyons, and invite you to discover Biblical landscapes with your feet and senses.
The Israel National Trail: This trail weaves through the length of Israel. We’ll hike contiguous segments by day, carrying day-packs, and enjoy evenings in comfortable lodgings.
Jerusalem Surroundings: Hills, terraces, ravines and springs surround Jerusalem. Accessible half-day and full-day hikes, ranging from gentle to challenging, will take us from the days of King David to the Independence War. Other sites can be blended in.
Active-Senior Hikes: For local hiking groups, individual clients, and tour and charity groups, I tailor beautiful hikes, from half-day to multi-day, appropriate for mature walkers in moderate to good walking condition.
With Bible in hand, we explore Biblical geography, routes and ruins, which will come alive. ‘I commend Allan,’ writes Paul H. Jones, Professor of Religion, Transylvania University(KY) ‘as a guide for people who are seriously interested in enlarging and deepening their knowledge of Biblical history and archaeology.’ Some sample tours below:
It will be my privilege to craft for you, your family, your synagogue or community group, the tour that will stir your Jewish heart, questions, wonder and pride. From Israel’s oldest synagogue to the birthplace of modern Israel, from the desert where Avraham wandered to the Western Wall, we explore our Jewish sources and future.
My heart and roots dwell in Jerusalem. Many articles I have written on its corners, shrines, layers and characters. I explore, guide and share Jerusalem with passion. If appropriate, I encourage clients to do an all-day walking tour, from the Mt. of Olives to the Old City’s Jaffa Gate, with visits to major shrines. In addition, I have polished, for the return visitor, many half-day Jerusalem tours:
I Lift My Eyes: Jerusalem seen from a series of overlooks in and around the city.
As an observant Jew, to open the doors for Christian groups—of all denominations—to their ultimate spiritual experience is exhilarating for me. At Christian centers such as Capernaum, I present the historical, Jewish, social settings under the iron umbrella of Rome, while the pastor handles spiritual readings and interpretations. Christian hikers love following The Jesus Trail, from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee.
Israel, a small splinter in the tense Middle East, is a dynamic miracle of innovation, development and creative solutions to great challenges. Are you interested in seeing solar energy research? The founding home of drip irrigation? Or maybe you’d like to visit an absorption centre for Ethiopian immigrants, or an IDF border outpost. Such places, with advanced planning, can be part of a tour balancing the ancient with the modern.