The Mamas and the Papas

Half Day Tour to Hebron and Rachel's Tomb

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Short and Sweet Half Day Tour Family Friendly

Visiting the Mothers and Fathers

The Tombs of the Matriarchs and Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel's Tomb

Hebron is home to the tombs of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah Rebeccah and Leah.  We will start the day with an hour long drive through the heartland of Judea, ending at the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Hebron. We will read about Abraham’s presence there, and the first purchase of land by the Jewish people in the Land of Israel.

Then we will explore the tomb complex, the Jewish enclave in Hebron, and (time allowing) the archeological site of the ancient city of Hebron.

We will then drive back to Jerusalem, but just before getting you back to your hotel we will stop to visit the one matriarch not buried in Hebron, at the Tomb of Rachel.

Why THIS Hebron Tour?

Torah

Your guide is an Orthodox rabbi, with a wide and deep familiarity with the story of the area, the Jewish people, and the modern state. His expertise is connecting the story of the place, to the story of the Jewish people, and to you. Below is an episode of his podcast that gives a taste of his approach.

Flexibility

Since this is a private tour, you're the boss! You can change around any details to suit your preferences, stop in a park for an hour for the baby to take a nap if you like, extend or shorten the tour, and more. It's all up to you, and changes can even be made on the fly.

Safety First

All tours with Rabbi Eitan in Judea and Samaria are AT LEAST in rock proof vehicles, and can be done in bullet proof vehicles, for an additional cost, upon request. Rabbi Eitan is armed. So in the extremely unlikely event of an incident you can rest easy that every precaution has been taken.

'American' Service

Starting with native spoken English, we will do everything we can to make sure you have a great experience. From planning, pick up and drop off, personal attention and flexibility, our top priority is to make sure you have a great day.

Pricing Chart

Our pricing is transparent and simple. These prices are per/vehicle. They include transportation and guiding for the number of people specified. They do not include activity/entrance fees, food or lunch. Those fees can be done 'pay as you go,' or we can bill you for them before or after the tour. Don't worry, we'll be in touch when you book to work out the details.

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TRIP ITINERARY

As a half day itinerary (4 hours), we can do either morning or afternoon. Start time is up to you, depending on availability, usually either at 9am or 1pm.

Drive

The drive to Hebron takes about an hour, and will take us through the heartland of the Judean mountains, by Bethlehem, through Gush Etzion, and into Hebron. Along the way we will discuss the Biblical and modern history of the area.

Hebron

In Hebron we will visit the graves of the Matriarchs and Patriarchs in the Machpelah tomb structure built by Herod the Great.

We will then drive a bit down the street to the heart of the Jewish community in Hebron, the Avraham Avinu neighborhood, and visit the old synagogue there, first built 500 years ago.

Time allowing we will then drive up the hill to see the archeological ruins of the ancient city of Hebron, where Abraham must have visited, where Caleb visited as a ‘spy,’ and where King David first ruled as king.

Kever Rachel (Rachel's Tomb)

We will drive back to Jerusalem, and just before taking you back to your hotel, we will finish out visit to the Mother’s and Father’s by visiting our mother Rachel, whose tomb lies on the border line between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

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