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Visit Qumran – Tours of the Holy Land

Visit Qumran - Tours of the Holy LandVisit Qumran

10 miles South of Jericho is Qumran, the location famously associated with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Today at the Qumran visiting centre, the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls are brought to life through movies, archaeology and the actually discovery sites themselves.  Visitors travel through history learning about the Essenes and why they wrote the scrolls, before moving outside to explore the old settlement and the caves where the scrolls were hidden thousands of years ago. 

Many people also believe that the site of Qumran includes several locations of buried treasure as described on the world famous Copper Scroll. If you are an Indiana Jones and think you can decipher the scroll and find the treasure, please let us know as we would like to be party to your reward!

Qumran is definitely a location to visit while touring the Holy Land. Be sure to add this site on to your Holy Land tour itinerary.


Tips and advice for your Holy Land Tour

Tip 1: It is possible to visit the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered but the terrain may not be suitable for those with any mobility impediments – please ask for details.

Tip 2: Small parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display at Qumran but if you would like to view larger sections, they are available for all to see at the Shrine Of The Book, located in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Tip 3: As with all areas around the Dead Sea, at times the weather can become extremely hot. Be sure to take sun lotion, a sun hat and plenty of water with you.


positive review  We had an amazing day tour. We accomplished quite a bit in one day - a boat tour on the Sea of Galilee and visits of Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of Olives, Kibbutz Ginosar, Jericho, Nazareth, and Cana. In addition, we were dropped off at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport after the tour. Yaron, our guide, is very knowledgeable, witty, and accomodating. We highly recommend Elbow and Yaron.

Tito Alcantara Avatar Tito Alcantara
October 11, 2019

positive review  We had an amazing tour of Jorden River, Dead Sea, the road of Jericó with Yaron. He is a very knowledgeable man. Answer the questions that we had.

Miguel Martinez Avatar Miguel Martinez
September 6, 2019

positive review  We had an amazing tour of Jerusalem with Yaron. He is a very knowledgeable man and easily connects with people. He went out of his way to make sure we can have the most of our time in Jerusalem. He made our Jerusalem experience a very beautiful and memorable one. I wish we did our whole Israel tour with him. We highly recommend this tour.

Gay Paduhilao Avatar Gay Paduhilao
February 4, 2019