Highlights:This multi-day tour includes most of Israel's highlights including Old and New Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Nazareth, Tiberius and the Sea of Galilee.
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In the morning, guests will be picked up in Tel Aviv at 7:15am and in Jerusalem at 8:30am. We will begin this exciting day with a panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem, both old and new, from atop the Mount of Olives. From here, we will be able to see the Temple Mount Esplanade and the entire old city. Then, we will continue to the Garden of Gethsemane, followed by the Armenian Quarter, where we will stop at the Wailing Wall. After strolling through the local bazaar, we will find ourselves in the Christian Quarter, following the Stations of the Cross while a professional guide explains the significance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. From there, we will walk along the 1,700 year-old Byzantine main street until we reach Cardo and the renovated Jewish Quarter, where we will ascend Mount Zion. On Saturdays, we will also visit the Cenacle, where the Last Supper was supposedly held, and David's Tomb. Afterward, we will drive to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
More»Over the past thousands of years, this city has seen some of the most defining moments in human history. It is where Jesus was crucified, Solomon built his temple, and Mohammed made his final pilgrimage.«Less
More»A site of immense religious significance for both Judaism, as a cemetery, and Christianity, as the location of Christ's ascension to heaven, Jerusalem's Mount of Olives was named for the crop that grew over its slopes.«Less
More»This prominent hill in the Old City of Jerusalem is the location of the Dome of the Rock. In ancient times, it was home to Solomon's Temple and Herodian walls.«Less
More»This church within the Christian Quarter of Old Jerusalem was built in 335 on the site believed to be the location of Jesus' crucifixion and near his tomb.«Less
More»This hill in Jerusalem is located just outside the walls of the Old City. It is considered an important holy site in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, often metonymous for Jerusalem itself.«Less
More»This tomb on Mount Zion is believed to be the final resting spot of David, the most famous Jewish king from the Old Testament. This has been believed since the 12th century AD.«Less
More»Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial to Holocaust victims. Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is on the western slope of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, 804 meters above sea level and adjacent to the Jerusalem Forest.«Less
More»Also known as the "Upper Room," this room in Jerusalem is said to be the site of the Last Supper of Jesus in the New Testament of the Bible. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, it is the first Christian church.«Less
More»This section of Jerusalem covers less than one square mile, but nonetheless is one of the city's most famous areas. The four quarters of the city (Muslim, Christian, Armenian, and Jewish) all meet in this central area.«Less
More»Often referred to as the Stations of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem refers to the route that Jesus Christ took on his way to his crucifixion. An important spot for Christian pilgrims, it stretches about 2,000 feet.«Less
More»This small section of the ancient wall of Jerusalem is one of the city's most popular spots for Jewish prayer. In ancient times, it was built to protect the second major temple that was constructed on the Temple Mount.«Less
More»As one of the four quarters of Jerusalem, the Armenian Quarter contains a great deal of historical buildings and monuments. It was established in the 4th century after the Armenian diaspora.«Less
More»This quarter of Jerusalem was centered around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The quarter is shared equally by Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian Christians alike.«Less
More»This olive garden at the base of the Mount of Olives is believed to be the location where Jesus wept, prayed, and was arrested the night before His crucifixion. It is now a popular pilgrimage destination.«Less
More»Located in the southeastern section of the Old City of Jerusalem, this quarter is filled with tight alleyways and numerous yeshivas and synagogues. It is home to about 2,000 residents.«Less
Standard Hotel: B&B Hotel or similar
Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem (353 km)
Departing from Jerusalem, we will descend into the Judean Desert via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, one of the world's largest mosaic museums. Arriving at Masada, we will ascend the mountain by cable car to explore the 2,000 year old palace at the summit. Then, we will descend to the Dead Sea, passing Ein Gedi and Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Then, we will enjoy some time to bask in the sun while we swim in the mineral rich Dead Sea. The mud of the sea is said to have amazing therapeutic qualities, leaving the skin feeling soft and fresh. Afterward, we will return to Jerusalem, passing Jericho and the old Roman Road on the way.
More»One of Israel's most popular tourist attractions, Masada is the ruins of an ancient fortress built by Herod the Great that sit atop a rock plateau in the Judean Desert.«Less
More»This body of water that sits on the border between Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The mineral-rich mud of the sea is said to have incredible therapeutic properties, and visitors are encouraged to cover themselves in it from head-to-toe.«Less
Standard Hotel: B&B Hotel or similar
Caesarea - Haifa - Rosh HaNikra - Acre (325 km)
The northern coast of Israel is home to ancient Roman ruins, stunning grottos, and beautiful beaches. We will begin the day in Caesarea the site of the ancient Roman regional capital and port, where we will embark on a walking tour of the archaeological site, seeing the old port, the hippodrome, and the amphitheater. Then, we will continue north to Haifa for a beautiful view of the Bahai Gardens, the city, and the port. After that, we will proceed to Rosh HaNikra, where we will take a cable car to visit the limestone grottos on the waterfront. Making our way back south, we will stop in the enchanting port city of Acre to visit the Knights' Hall and walk through the market of the Old City, where we might be able to see local children jumping into the ocean from the remains of the old city walls.
More»This town on the Israeli coast was notable in ancient times as being the Roman regional capital and port. Now, it contains one of the best archaeological sites in the area, where you can learn a great deal of history.«Less
More»Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third largest city in the country. The city is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa covering 63.7 square kilometers.«Less
More»Also known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, these terraced gardens provide fantastic views of this coastal Israeli city. The terraces lead up to the Shrine of Bab that sits on Mount Carmel.«Less
More»This Israeli kibbutz is located near the northern border with Lebanon. It is a coastal village, most famous for the grottoes, accessible by cable car.«Less
More»These grottoes are the main attraction in Rosh HaNikra, tuckerd away just below the border with Lebanon to the north and only accessible by cable car. The grottoes were carved out by the seas over thousands of years.«Less
More»It played a very important role during the Middle Ages, when it was the base of operations for the European crusading forces stationed in the area. Nowadays, visitors can see the very well preserved remains of the medieval city.«Less
More»The main fortress of the Crusaders during the Middle Ages is known as Knights Hall. Most halls extend below ground, creating a unique system of subterranean living quarters. Dating back to the 12th century, the ruins are a living history of the Crusaders' Royal palace at the time.«Less
More»The old city of Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is defined by the remains of the medieval walls. During the Crusades, this area was the center for the European armies in the area.«Less
Standard Hotel: B&B Hotel or similar
Acre - Nazareth - Kfer Kanna - Sea of Galillee (311 km)
Today, we will leave the Mediterranean coast and head inland, traveling through the Plain of Armageddon until we reach the city of Nazareth, where we will visit the Church of the Annunciation. Our next stop will be the Church of Saint Joseph. Beneath this church is a cave used by early Roman dwellers for food and water storage. From there, we will proceed to Kfer Kanna for a view of the Mount of the Beatitudes. After that, we will visit the Church of the Loaves and Fish. Our next stop will be the ruins of Capernaum. Then, on our way back to Jerusalem, we will stop at the Yardenit for an optional baptismal service. To wrap up the tour, we will take in a scenic view of Mount Tabor. Afterward, guests will be returned to their hotels in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
More»Nazareth is a city in the Northern District of Israel. At the end of 2007 it had a population of 40,800. Nazareth Illit was founded in 1957. It was planned as a Jewish town overlooking the Arab city of Nazareth and the Jezreel Valley.«Less
More»According to the Roman Catholic church, this church is located on the site where the Annunciation occurred. The church is fairyl young, having been built in 1969.«Less
More»This Franciscan Catholic church can be found in the Old City of Nazareth, the town of Jesus' youth. Built in 1914, it is named after Jesus' father, the carpenter Joseph.«Less
More»Tiberias is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (called "the Kinneret" in Hebrew), Lower Galilee, Israel. Established in 20 CE, it was named in honour of the emperor Tiberius.«Less
More»This Roman Catholic church is located near the Sea of Galilee and the ancient town of Capernaum. It is built on the site believed to be the location of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.«Less
More»This Roman Catholic church in Tabgha, overseen by the Benedictine Order, is named for the part of the New Testament when Christ multiplies the amount of bread and fish present for the feeding of the five thousand.«Less
More»This ancient fishing village on the Sea of Galilee is an important setting in the New Testament of the Bible, in which it is said to be the hometown of the apostles Peter, Andrew, James, John, and Matthew.«Less
More»Located along the Jordan River in Northern Israel is this baptism site, an important pilgrimage destination for Christians because, according to tradition, it was the site of Jesus's baptism at the hands of John the Baptist.«Less
Hotel pick up service is available from all Major Hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Departure times vary according to departure point as follows:
Jerusalem 8:30 am
Tel Aviv 7:15 am
Please be sure to select the correct rate and departure time according to where you will be departing from.
Return time to Tel Aviv by 18:00
Round trip transfers from all major hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
Entrance to all sites and attractions
Services of a certified guide
3 nights Accommodation in a tourist class and/or a kibbutz hotel, half board basis
Meal and beverages
Passport information (name and passport ID) is required for booking
Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to participate in this tour
Dress regulations for visiting holy places apply
Bathing suit, towel, and hiking shoes suggested
The order of visitation may change, but will include all of the above
The view from the Mt. Scopus may be replaced by the view from the Mt. Olives
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