|DURATION:||8 Days / 7 Nights|
|PRICE:||$1,350 USD per person (twin share)|
Visit the wonders of Israel with visits to Israel's miraculous Coastal Plain, Sea of Galilee, Masada and the Dead Sea, Jerusalem's Old and New City, Bethlehem and so much more.
Friday: Coastal Plain
Start your day with a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town of Jaffa (Joppa). Drive northwards along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great. From there we go on to visit Megiddo to see the ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia. Drive toward Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.
Saturday: Sea of Galilee
Visit Capernaum, to see the synagogue where Jesus preached and the recent excavations of the House of St. Peter. Continue onto Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fish. Ascend to the top of the Mt. of Beatitudes, where you can relive the Sermon on the Mount. 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.
Sunday: Lower Galilee
This morning visit the holy sites of Nazareth - See the Basilica of the Annunciation, and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of St. Joseph. Visit the wedding church at Cana where Jesus turned water into wine. See the ancient city of Beith Shean, a fully excavated Roman / Byzantine city of Scytopolis. Ascend the mountains to the holy city of Jerusalem.
Monday: Masada and the Dead Sea
Depart Jerusalem via the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Visit the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Ascend the mighty fortress of Masada - the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Experience a ‘float’ in the salty waters of the Dead Sea (weather permitting).
Tuesday: Jerusalem Old City
Start with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives, and then onto the Garden of Gethsemane. In the Old City visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount (subject to security clearance). 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.
Wednesday: Jerusalem New City & Bethlehem
See the famous Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book. View a detailed model of Jerusalem from Herodian times. Experience a moving visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Explore the quaint village of Ein Karem where John the Baptist was born. Visit Bethlehem (subject to security clearance) – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
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