Highlights

Map Tourists flock to the Old City, some on religious pilgrimage, others simply wanting to experience the sacred atmosphere inside its towering walls and among its enchanting alleyways. Each of its four quarters is crowded with places of worship and sites that are holy to different faiths, for whom it is the center of the world. Experience an intense and unforgettable religious experience here or observe the religious rituals of others. Residents from diverse cultures manage stalls and stores throughout the richly scented and colorful markets. Visitors from all over the world come to taste exotic Middle Eastern foods and spices, pick out ethnic clothes and gifts and haggle for the best bargains.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
  • Countries: Israel
  • Category: Religious
  • Minimum Passengers: 2
  • Starting Point: Tel Aviv
  • Ending Point: Tel Aviv
Introduction

Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.

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Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival into Ben Gurion International Airport, you are met by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner at your hotel.

  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
  • None

After breakfast, depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre, and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbor before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to your hotel, not far from the Sea Of Galilee for dinner.

  • Overnight in Galilee
  • Breakfast, Dinner

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds, you will take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. There, you will visit the remains of the 2nd-century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th-century mosaic floor. You will continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Afterwards, you will head to the Caesarea Philippi Spring and Waterfall, where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by his disciples. You will tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land, and snow-capped mountains. After a day of touring, you will return to your hotel for dinner.

  • Overnight in Galilee
  • Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, begin the day with a drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the baptismal site, Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

  • Overnight in Jerusalem
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Following breakfast, visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost). Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colorful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Visit the Garden Tomb. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

  • Overnight in Jerusalem
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem.Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors. Continue to Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish-style church and Mary’s Well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity*. Dinner to be served at your hotel. *Note: Visit subject to availability.

  • Overnight in Jerusalem
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Following breakfast, you will go to the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. You will ascend to Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system, and Herod’s Palace. If time and the weather permits, you will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.

  • Overnight in Jerusalem
  • Breakfast

Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel before. Depending on your departure time, you will then be transferred to airport at the appropriate time.

  • Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

What's included

•    Arrival and departure transfer
•    Porterage at airport and hotels
•    1 night in Tel Aviv at Grand Beach Hotel or similar
•    2 nights in Galilee at Kibbutz Hotel or similar
•    4 nights in Jerusalem at Grand Court Hotel or similar
•    12 Meals: 7 Breakfast and 5 Dinners
•    Visit the excavations of Caesarea
•    Visit Haifa
•    Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee
•    Visit Tabgha and the Church of Multiplication
•    Tour the Golan Heights
•    Visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well
•    Visit Beit Shean
•    Visit the Old City of Jerusalem
•    Visit the Church of All Nations and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
•    Visit the Western Wall
•    Visit the Garden Tomb
•    Visit Yad Vashem
•    Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem *
•    Visit the ancient city of Qumran
•    Ascend Masada by cable car

* Note: Visit subject to availability.

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  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

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