|DURATION:||8 Days / 7 Nights|
|PRICE:||From USD 1,392 per person twin share|
See the birthplace of Jesus with your own two eyes, and walk the wonderous places of the Bible with your own two feet. Visit the incredible cities and sites of Masada, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Galilee, Safed, Beit Shean and Tel Aviv; amongst many more.
Monday: Masada and the Dead Sea
Depart Jerusalem 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!
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.
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
Transfer to the airport for departure.
The above tour packages include 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 mentioned does not include:
- 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