Holy Land Tour - 7 nights

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This guaranteed weekly tour caters to the Christian traveler visiting the Holy Land. One of our most popular programs, available to those who are looking for a deep, serious and spiritual experience.
ItineraryDay 1: Thursday - Tel AvivPass By: Moshe Barak - Israel Taxi - Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv DistrictThe beginning of your journey in the Holy Land. Upon arrival, you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Tel AvivDay 2: Friday - Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / TiberiasStop At: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictPick up from the hotel. We drive for a short visit to the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hilltop. We drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee. Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in TiberiasDay 3: Saturday - Sea of GalileeStop At: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictStart the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. On to Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles. We ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley. Next, we will visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site, located along the Jordan River, south of the Sea of Galilee then returns to Tiberias for another lovely night in town.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in TiberiasDay 4: Sunday - Nazareth / Jordan River / Beit Shean / JerusalemStop At: The Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Galilee, Northern DistrictThis morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake. Continue to Jerusalem, to check-in to the hotel.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in JerusalemDay 5: Monday - Masada & Dead SeaStop At: Masada National Park, Masada, Dead Sea RegionThrough remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea, we continue to Masada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bath-house and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you will see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral-rich, water. Return to Jerusalem for an overnight.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in JerusalemDay 6: Tuesday - JerusalemStop At: HaBait HaAtik - Ein Karem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictStart the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born. Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.Visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return to your Jerusalem hotel.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in JerusalemDay 7: Wednesday - JerusalemStop At: Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictEnter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. Back to your hotel for overnight.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in JerusalemDay 8: Thursday - DeparturePass By: Moshe Barak - Israel Taxi - Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv DistrictWe will take you back to the airport for your flight back home.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transfers on arrival and departure (from/to airport) with assistance
  • Touring as per itinerary, with an English speaking guide
  • 7 nights of accommodation: bed & breakfast basis at selected hotels, or similar, per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Sea of Galilee
  • Entry/Admission - Sea of Galilee
  • Entry/Admission - The Church of the Annunciation
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - HaBait HaAtik - Ein Karem
  • Entry/Admission - Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre

What’s not included

  • Porterage at airport, Tipping for guide,driver & hotel staff, Beverages with meals, Travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday - Tel Aviv Pass By: Moshe Barak - Israel Taxi - Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District The beginning of your journey in the Holy Land. Upon arrival, you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 2: Friday - Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias Stop At: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern District Pick up from the hotel. We drive for a short visit to the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hilltop. We drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee. Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel. Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Tiberias
Day 3: Saturday - Sea of Galilee Stop At: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern District Start the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. On to Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles. We ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley. Next, we will visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site, located along the Jordan River, south of the Sea of Galilee then returns to Tiberias for another lovely night in town. Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Tiberias
Day 4: Sunday - Nazareth / Jordan River / Beit Shean / Jerusalem Stop At: The Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Galilee, Northern District This morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake. Continue to Jerusalem, to check-in to the hotel. Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 5: Monday - Masada & Dead Sea Stop At: Masada National Park, Masada, Dead Sea Region Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea, we continue to Masada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bath-house and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you will see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral-rich, water. Return to Jerusalem for an overnight. Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6: Tuesday - Jerusalem Stop At: HaBait HaAtik - Ein Karem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born. Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return to your Jerusalem hotel. Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7: Wednesday - Jerusalem Stop At: Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. Back to your hotel for overnight. Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8: Thursday - Departure Pass By: Moshe Barak - Israel Taxi - Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District We will take you back to the airport for your flight back home. No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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