Author: Elisa

  • Bethlehem Christmas Market Tour

    Planning to take a Holy Land tour over Christmas? This year why not take our Bethlehem Christmas market tour on December 19. Experience Bethlehem like a local and enjoy the special Christmas festivities found in the city known worldwide as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. This year visit Bethlehem, peruse the city’s unique Christmas market,…

  • Battir Day Tour and Olive Harvest

    Olive picking season is just days away and to celebrate the harvest we are planning two day tours to Battir, a UNESCO World Heritage Landscape situated adjacent to Bethlehem. Tour dates – October 26 and November 2, 2014. Space is limited so sign up now. Registration closes on October 23, 2014 Highlights include: • Meet…

  • Holy Land Honey Festival

    Every holiday has its star food. Whether its Easter with chocolate eggs, or potato latkes and donuts during Hanukah, or Ramadan’s delicious Qatayef pastry, there is always a special food that is synonymous with a holiday. And honey claims lead billing during the Jewish high holidays. A bowl of honey is a traditional ‘dip’ eaten…

  • Sacred Music Festival to strike a chord of unity in  Jerusalem

    Sacred Music Festival to strike a chord of unity in Jerusalem

    This September, the city of Jerusalem, through its Jerusalem Season of Culture, will issue a clear and pure call to the peoples of the world to ascend to Jerusalem and celebrate with sounds of unity and compassion. Beginning September 9 through September 12 Jerusalem will host a musical journey that spans continents, definitions and faiths.…

  • Art Goes Green in the Galilee

    The route to finding those unique one-of-a-kind souvenirs is one of the most delightful pastimes of any Holy Land tour. Of course there are numerous  galleries to choose from and a dearth of souvenir shops eagerly willing to take your money. But what is most memorable is finding that special something just when you least…

  • Holy Land tours – Is it Safe?

    Many visitors preparing for a Holy Land tour often ask the question, is it safe? Tourism to Israel and the Palestinian Territories (excluding Gaza) has been setting records over the last several years – reaching an all time high of 3.55 million tourists in 2013. As far as year to date 2014, the Holy Land…

  • Get Smart: Top 18 Smartphone Apps for Holy Land Travelers

    Traveling abroad can be a bit stressful, especially when visiting a new place. Luckily with technology racing ahead, it’s never been easier to find local information with the simple swipe of a finger. Prepare for your Holy Land travel adventures by downloading our top 18 smartphone apps (in no particular order) to simplify your trip…

  • Jerusalem Sizzles with 13 “Must see” Summer Events

    Come July, August and September the weather isn’t the only thing hot about Jerusalem. There are plenty of festivals and special events that are sizzling throughout the summer months. Breaking Bread Journeys has compiled a list of some of the most exciting activities that are coming up over the next two months. Mark your calendars…

  • Baking bread in the Holy Land

    The 12 square meter kitchen might be cramped but there is nothing small about the taste of the artisenal breads created by Les Saidel in his tiny workspace in Karnei Shomron. Meet Les Saidel, a South African immigrant who learned the art of baking from his mother at the age of 13. However, he wasn’t…

  • Millions of Mosaics depict Jewish history at Akko’s Ohr Torah Synagogue

    Alongside the colorful spices, handmade pistachio nougats and the seasons freshest vegetables, the smell of flavorful Turkish coffee permeates the alleyways of the ancient walled city of Akko. Known for its Crusader fortress, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, along with many other fascinating attractions, Akko has always been a favorite local tourist attraction but…