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Presenter : Zay Harding

Holy Lands Israel

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Part two of the Holy Lands is an exciting adventure through the heartland of Israel. Host Zay Harding walks in the footsteps of Jesus, traces the mysteries of Kabbalah, explores the Crusader tunnels of Akko, lives it up in the secular city of Tel Aviv and treks the Negev Desert.

nazareth-area-view---palestinepilgrimage.org.ukZay’s journey starts in Nazareth, the home town of Jesus, where he embarks on a two day hike along the Jesus trail to the Sea of Galilee.

On his trek he visits many of the places where Jesus is said to have performed miracles and even has a go at walking on water himself.

Zay then journeys north to the tiny hilltop town of Tsfat, famous as the birthplace of Kabbalah. After experiencing the traditions of Jewish mysticism through food and dance, Zay heads to the coast, stopping at the beautifully preserved medieval town of Akko to explore the ruins of an underground Crusader city.Dan-Zelazo---Knights-Walk-in-Akko-Israel

 

Travelling down the coast, Zay stops for a few days R&R in Israel’s gleaming metropolis, Tel Aviv.

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its Bauhaus architecture, Tel Aviv has become a designer city. Zay wastes no time touring the sights on a bike before taking part in the colourful Gay Pride march, one of the biggest in the Mediterranean.

To conclude his journey, Zay travels by mountain bike deep into the Negev Desert, the route of the ancient Spice Trade, to explore its magnificent landscapes, history and futuristic science projects.

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