Virtual Voyage

Experience Israel like never before on a virtual tour with Fig Trips

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Israel Off-the-Beaten Track.

Join us from the comfort of your home as we embark on a virtual tour of Israel. Experience the magic of Israel and discover some of its lesser-known treasures as we venture off-the-beaten-path to travel through history and meet the locals that make Israel such a special place. 

See how each inch of the land is steeped in rich history and experience the social fabric that makes Israel unique. Each day will focus on one specific region, where we will explore a hidden gem historical site before hearing the story of a fascinating Israeli that currently resides there, such as artisans and business owners. 

Due to the unique nature of our destinations, this experience is ideal for both travelers who have been to (or even lived in) Israel before as well as those who have never been. 

About the Guide

Ishai Levin

Fig Trips Co-Founder

Ishai Levin is a five-star rated, government certified tour guide who offers historical heritage tours, hiking excursions, geopolitical tours, and specialty private tours for individuals and families, religious groups, universities, and diplomats.

 

A history buff and IDF veteran, Ishai holds a degree in Israeli History from the University of Haifa and his expertise includes geology, geopolitics, and ancient and modern history. Ishai is an avid hiker and outdoorsman, having taught nature survival classes to students and adults. He has also completed the Israel National Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, walking from Mexico to Canada.

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Itinerary

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Day 1:

Hike Through History

Join us as we hike through the Hirbet Midras ruins of the Judean ridge line. We will be walking through history; from the times of King David in the Ella valley to historically significant sites from the Roman period and the Bar Kochva uprising.

Following the tour we will stop by a local goat farm to learn how to make you own goat cheese at home and hear the owner's story.

Wine Barrels

Day 2:

Good Grapes

Explore Beit She’arim, a Jewish village that dates back to the 1st-century BCE that was once the seat of the Sanhedrin, or the council of elders that governed the land of Israel in ancient times. The site is now a sprawling necropolis, dotted with hundreds of burial sites, catacombs and sarcophagi.

 

Following the tour we will visit  Tulip Winery. Located in Kfar Tikva, a pastoral settlement for people with special needs, the winery produces and sells fine wines while employing community members, allowing them to integrate into the labor market in order to lead rich, fulfilling lives. On this tour, we will learn more about the settlement’s history, current projects, and see how wine is made.

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Day 2:

Community on Mount Carmel

Join us for a tour of Wadi Nisnas in Haifa. Wadi Nisnas, is a lively mixed neighborhood that is emblematic of the coexistence that exists in Haifa as a whole. On this tour, we will explore the neighborhood’s Museum Without Walls as well as the flavors of its outdoor market with a few locals.

 

We will meet the General Secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community of the Holy Land for a discussion of faith, humanity and co-existence. We will finish the day with an interview with Ron Kehrmann, a former Israeli Olympic swimmer and the bereaved father of Tal Kehrmann, who was killed in a terror attack in Haifa in 2003. We will hear his family’s story, tour his printing press, and even see him swim.

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