The Holy Land- Land of the Bible

10 Days

Tel Aviv ~ Caesarea ~Nazareth ~ Cana ~ Tiberias ~ Sea of Galilee ~ Jordan River  Jerusalem ~ Ein Karem ~ Bethlehem ~ Jericho ~ Dead Sea ~ Mt. of Olives  

Mt. Zion ~ Masada~ Banias~ Muhraka~ Megiddo~ Acre~Garden Tomb

THIS TOUR CAN BE EXTENDED INTO JORDAN WITH OUR MINI EXTENSION 3 DAYS CLASSIC JORDAN

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport

  •  Book without airfare (land only option)

  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges

  • Centrally Located First Class Hotels: (or similar)

    1.    * 1 night: Tel Aviv

    2.    * 2 nights: Tiberias

    1.     *5 nights: Jerusalem

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach

  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coach

  • Wireless headsets where needed

  • Assistance of Christian guide throughout

  • Transfers as per itinerary

  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary

  • Tips to guide, driver hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers

  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)

 

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (Optional)

  • Drinks with meals.

  • Any Personal Item.

  • Any Item that is not mentioned in the included part.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Depart for the Holy Land

Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.

Day 2: Arrive in Tel Aviv

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, you will have airport assistance and be greeted by your tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in Netanya/ Tel Aviv for dinner & overnight. 

Day 3: CAESARIA - MUHRAKA - MEGIDDO - ACRE

This morning we drive up the coast to Caesarea; was the Roman capital with many ancient ruins and archaeological digs to visit. High up on the list of sites to see is a Roman aqueduct and theater that held prominence during this era. The next stop we will make is at Muhraka – this is the place where Elijah and the Prophets of Baal had a confrontation that reverberated for many years. You will be attracted to the fantastic views on Jezreel Valley and lower Galilee while you are in the area and it affords plenty memory-making photo opportunities for travelers. Megiddo is the site where Armageddon took place and the battlefield is on display that presents a traveler an excellent chance to learn of the history of the area. Next stop is Acre, see the underground Crusader City, and crypt housed in the city. The old city is recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner and overnight in Galilee or Nazareth

Day 4: TIBERIAS - CAPERNAUM -BANIAS

Day four is another day with plenty of activities that start with a quick tour of Tiberias that leads into a boat tour of the Sea of Galilee. Then we visit Capernaum, you will be taken to a second-century synagogue, next is the site of the miracle of fish and loaves at Tabgha. The Church of the Multiplication was built in the fourth century and has the most amazing mosaic floor. After we visit the Mount of the Beatitudes where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount, a message that resonated with his disciples for centuries. Once we have seen those sites, a trip to the Golan Heights will be the last stop where we will access the area through the Banias Springs. Dinner & overnight at our hotel.

Day 5: CANA -NAZARETH - BEIT SHEAN-JORDAN RIVER

After breakfast we drive to visit the Wedding Church in Cana, where Christ performed his first miracle turning water into wine.Then we visit the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth and The Spring of the Virgin Mary. The spring has been identified as the place where the Angel Gabriel revealed himself to the Virgin Mary and told her she would bear the Son of God. A stop on the road at Yardenit is a place of importance as it was a place where many baptisms were conducted for the followers of Christ on the Jordan River. Afterwards we visit the ruins and the archaeological dig at Beit Shean is one of the most impressive reflections of Roman and Byzantine culture that Israel has to offer. Drive to Jerusalem for dinner & overnight.

Day 6: MOUNT OF OLIVES-CAIAPHAS HOUSE-WESTERN WALL

After breakfast we start our day by driving to the top of the at Mount of Olives. It provides a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Then we visit The Church of All Nations, also known as “The Basilica of Agony” and the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus went to the garden to pray before his arrest, as he knew he would be crucified and asked for forgiveness for those who played a role in his death.After we will visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (Caiaphas house). Then we will visit the Western Wall and head back to the hotel for dinner & overnight.

Day 7: OLD CITY- VIA DOLOROSA-  JUDGMENT HALL- ST.ANNE- POOL OF BETHESDA- ISRAEL MUSEUM

After breakfast we visit the Pools of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Church. The church is perfectly preserved from the Crusader period – with remarkable acoustics. Continuing on we see Pilate’s Judgment Hall, the Chapel of Flagellation, Lithostrotos, and the Arch of Ecce Homo (Behold the Man). We then follow the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) through the bazaars as far as the Holy Sepulcher. Then we drive to the Israel Museum, where we can see the Dead Sea scrolls, the shrine of the book and a model of Jerusalem as it looked during the time of Jesus. back to the hotel for dinner & overnight.

Day 8: BETHLEHEM-SHEPHERD'S FIELD-EIN KAREM- GARDEN TOMB

We start our day after breakfast by driving to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born. Then we visit the Shepherd's field and continue to the town of Ein Karem to visit the place where St. John the Baptist was born. The last stop of the day is “The Garden Tomb”, which is considered by many Christians to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: JERICHO-QUMERAN - MASADA -DEAD SEA

Today we drive through the Judean Desert to visit Jericho, the most ancient city in the world. Stop at a Sycamore tree of the kind Zaccheaus climbed in-order to see Jesus, then we view the Mount of Temptation. After we pass by to view Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD; ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, the water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects (weather permitting). Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Return Flights Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for return flights home.

*Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visit. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, however, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited.

                         

 

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