Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of the Land of Israel
Be sure to visit Jerusalem on a study tour, one of the oldest cities in the world, capital of the State of Israel and holy city for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Let yourself be drawn to Jerusalem’s attractions such as the Old City of Jerusalem (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Mount of Olives in the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa – the Way of the Cross, the Dormition Church, the Church of the Redeemer, the Citadel, the four Sephardic synagogues, the Israel Museum, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and much more. A city trip to Jerusalem will be unforgettable!
According to topschoolsintheusa, Jerusalem has long been more than an insider tip for tourists from all over the world. After all, the capital of Israel has numerous historical sights and attractions to offer. If you are out and about in the city of 800,000, you cannot avoid the historic old town. “Old Jerusalem”, which is surrounded by a four-kilometer-long city wall from the 16th century, is dominated by the world-famous Temple Mount, which is located in the south of Jerusalem. The almost 750 meter high Temple Mount with the impressive al-Aqsa Mosque, which is one of the world’s most important mosques of Islam, is a real must for all Jerusalem visitors. In addition to the al-Aqsa mosque, the Temple Mount also features the Dome of the Rock with its striking golden dome, which should also not be missing on any trip to Jerusalem. A short walk through the narrow streets of the historic old town, which can be accessed through a total of eight gates, reveals other attractions that are well worth seeing. The most famous of these district gates is the impressive Damascus Gate on the north side of the old city of Jerusalem. Old Jerusalem consists of a total of five quarters. The largest and most impressive is the Muslim Quarter. Anyone visiting the Old City of Jerusalem at the end of March should definitely visit the International Music Festival “Sounds of the Old Town”. Numerous musicians demonstrate the musical versatility of Jerusalem during the festival.
Tel Aviv has more than 400,000 inhabitants and is the second largest city in Israel after Jerusalem. For the historically interested traveler, Tel Aviv has a lot to offer that should definitely be seen.
Tel Aviv-Jaffa – the “twin city” with few similarities: Views wander over to the impressive skyline of Tel Aviv. Magnificent skyscrapers on the beach give this part of the city the charm of a glossy metropolis. The winding streets of Jaffa, on the other hand, give an idea of how hundreds of years swarmed with pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. Jaffa was their first stop in the Holy Land.
Lots of sights and stories from the oldest port city in the world
The history of Jaffa goes hand in hand with a certain melancholy. Jaffa has always been a place of changing power relations. In 1948 the Arabs were expelled from the old city by the Jews. The district fell into disrepair and looked lifeless. Only artists were allowed to settle. It was not until 1985 that Old Jaffa regained its former glory.
The port of the 7000-year-old part of the city has an Arabic character. It was the most important transshipment point in the eastern Mediterranean. The famous Jaffa oranges, which are no longer available today, were shipped from here. The rocks of a small reef protrude from the roaring waters of the sea. The rocks of the graceful Andromeda lie like guard dogs in front of the harbor and tell of the courageous Perseus and the terrible sea monster Ketos. Even today they cause a certain thrill when you sail through them.
Stroll, be amazed and breathe history
The old town of Jaffa with its tiny houses is a magical gem. Picturesque, narrow streets lead through this charming part of the city. Ottoman pointed arches adorn the long rows of arcades and lovingly restored stone buildings enclose the impressive artists’ quarter. Between art galleries and small boutiques you can listen to beautiful street music and enjoy delicious food. On the border of the old town, the Ottoman clock tower dominates the regular flea market.
Rothschild Boulevard is one of the most famous streets. White Bauhaus-style houses line the street in the boulevard district, which was laid out more than 100 years ago. Beautiful gardens adorn the center and many buildings bear witness to a long history. North of Rothschild Boulevard is Israel’s National Theater.
The city of Haifa is a worthwhile destination for an individual trip as well as a study trip to Israel. After Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Haifa is the third largest city in Israel. Around 270,000 people, Jews and Arabs, live peacefully side by side in this big city.
Haifa is located in northern Israel and extends from the sea in three zones to a height of over 400 m on Mount Carmel. The lower town is the port and industrial area. In the middle are the business districts as well as the most famous sight, the shrine of Bab, in the Persian gardens. From the upper town there is the most beautiful view over the city to the harbor. This most expensive residential area of Haifa is home to the best hotels and restaurants.
Shrine of the Bab
The tomb of Bab, the founder of the Baha’i religion, is the symbol of Haifa. The wonderfully manicured garden, which is laid out in the form of a terrace, is also called the Persian garden. Only a few parts of it are accessible without a guide.
With the Karmelit, an underground funicular, you can overcome a height difference of 300 meters. The main business center, but also the highest viewing terrace in the city, can be reached with this Israeli subway.
From here you can enjoy the best view over Haifa to the Mediterranean Sea and, depending on the weather, even as far as the Golan.
Wadi Nisnas district
A walk in this very oriental district leads to picturesque, winding streets.
Haifa offers many museum visits. The most extraordinary of the museums is the Grain Museum in the Dagon Silo. Contemporary art can be viewed at the Haifa Art Museum. For those interested there is a railway museum, a shipping museum and the city museum.