The Land of the Bible! Chances are high that millions of your ancestors could only dream of visiting it. The advantage of living in the 21st century is that now it's just several hours away on the plane. And not missing the plane will be your only bother during this tour, because the rest will be taken care of by us. This guaranteed departure tour starts every Monday and lets you discover the wonders of the Land of the Bible for an extremely competitive rate.
Monday - Arrival
Upon arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Tuesday - Jerusalem
Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then visit the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.
Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village on 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 Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
Return to your Jerusalem hotel.
Wednesday - Jerusalem
Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the 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 the 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.
In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, and colors and the traders' interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Thursday - Beit Shean / Nazareth / Safed
Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world.
Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean, and visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City.
On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites.
Proceed to Safed, the city of the Kabbalah and the center of Jewish mysticism, to visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony.
Overnight in Tiberias.
Friday - Sea of Galilee / Golan Heights
Along the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and a fee).
Drive up to the Golan Heights to enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines by enjoying a tour, wine tasting, and understanding of the wine production process.
Pass by former Syrian fortifications, Druze villages, and Banias, the source of the Jordan River.
Return to Tiberias for overnight.
Saturday - Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
After breakfast drive through the hills of Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit to the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.
Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa Bay.
Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”.
End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Sunday - Free Day (or optional Masada & Dead Sea Tour)
Day at leisure in Tel Aviv.
Or join an optional tour to Masada & Dead Sea (not included in the package – subject to a fee).
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Monday - Departure
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.
Please note that the sequence of the tour and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances at the company’s or the guide’s discretion.
Transfers from/to the airport on arrival and departure
7 nights of hotel accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
6 Dinners (starting from the 2nd night)
Sightseeing in a modern, air-conditioned touring vehicle
Service of a government-licensed guide on all touring days
Entrance fees to sites on the program
Assistance at the airport upon arrival
(Rates for assistance on arrival supplement will be advised in due course)
Any tests required for passengers due to Covid-19 regulations
Porterage at the airport
Tipping for guide, driver, and hotel staff
Beverages with meals
Traveler’s medical/baggage insurance
Optional Masada & Dead Sea tour on Sunday (on regular tour) - US$88 NET per person