|DURATION:||8 Days / 7 Nights|
|PRICE:||From USD 1,210 per person twin share|
Imagine seeing the birthplace of Jesus with your own two eyes, or walking the wonderous places of the Bible with your own two feet. This tour takes you to the miraculous cities of the bible, enabling you to experience the places of the scriptures yourself. Increase your spirituality and maintain a renewed connection to Christianity.
Tuesday: Jerusalem New City and Bethlehem
Start with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives, and then onto the Garden of Gethsemane. See the famous Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book and the model of Jerusalem from Herodian times. Experience a moving visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Explore the picturesque village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist. Continue to Bethlehem (subject to security clearance) – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
Wednesday: Jerusalem Old City
Visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount (subject to security clearance). Explore the colourful bazaars, and walk the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) until the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colours and the traders’ interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.
Thursday: Sea of Galilee
Depart Jerusalem passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Explore the excavations of the beautiful Roman City of Beit Shean. Continue onto Nazareth to see the carpentry workshop of Joseph and visit the Church of Annunciation. Drive to Safed – city of Mystical Judaism for a walk through the artists colony.
Friday: Upper Galilee
Ascend the Golan Heights and visit a former Syrian fortification on the heights. Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process.
Pass by Caesarea of Philippi at the Banias Springs. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. See the beautiful church at Tabgha where the miracle of the fish and the loaves took place. Enjoy a short tour of Tiberias – the old centre of Jewish learning.
Optional: Optional sailing in a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and the scenery that has changed little during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee).
Overnight: Galilee Kibbutz hotel
Saturday: Coastal Plain
Depart for Acre (Akko) to explore the Knights’ Halls and the secret Crusader tunnels, then to Haifa to view the magnificent Bahai gardens from atop Mount Carmel. Stop at Caesarea, to visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader Fortress. Continue to Tel Aviv and Jaffa for a short city tour.
Depart Tel Aviv and descend to the lowest place on earth. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to the rock fortress of Masada. Visit Herod’s palaces, dating back 2000 years. Then hear about the zealots who defied the Roman Empire from this location. Enjoy a chance to swim in the Dead Sea (weather permitting). The water is so rich in salts and minerals that you float!
Transfer to the airport for departure.
The above tour package includes the following:
- English Speaking guide for all touring
- A/C coach for touring in a group
- Twin room accommodation in chosen class of hotels on BB basis (HB where indicated)
- Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
The above tour package does not include the following:
- Any extra meals or beverages or hotel extras
- Tips for guides & drivers
- Any personal expenses
- Passport, visa and border crossing fees
- Travel insurance
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions