Tel Aviv/Jerusalem/Herzliya/Netanya - Golan Heights - Tel Aviv (208 km)
After pickup we will travel north on the coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea, through the plain of Armageddon as mentioned in Revelations. From here we can see Megiddo site of an ancient Biblical city. When we reach the southernmost point of the Sea of Galilee we will stop to look down on the sea. We will cross the Jordan River at the foot of the Golan Heights and pass through Hamat Gader. We will continue on through the lush green countryside until we reach the Shalom Observatory.
Next we will travel to Katzrin, visit the Golan Antiquities Museum, Mt. Bental, enjoy view of Kuneitra Valley and see former Syrian fortifications. Stay overnight in Tel Aviv.
Golan Heights, ISRAEL
Golan Heights, or simply the Golan or the Syrian Golan, is a region in the Levant.
Katzrin Ancient village and Synagogue
An open-air museum located in the Golan Heights on the outskirts of the Israeli settlement Katzrin. It features the reconstructed remains of a Talmudic-era village.
This dormant volcano is located in the Golan Heights region tat separates Israel and Syria. The top of the mountain offers exquisite views of the surrounding Heights, the other mountains in the area, and into Syria.
Standard Hotel: Tel Aviv hotel
Tel Aviv - Nazareth - Tiberias - Sea of Galilee - Tel Aviv (235 km)
We will travel pass Herzliya and Natanya, continue to the Mediterranean, drive through the Valley of Armageddon and see Megiddo. On our way towards Nazareth we will see the Mt of Precipitation. In Nazareth we will visit the Church of Annunciation and Church of Saint Joseph. Next we will pass Cana, travel to the Sea of Galilee and see the Jordan Rive. We will visit Capernaum, the home of Peter and the Church of the Multiplication. We will pass the city of Tiberias and reach the southern region of the Sea of Galilee where it is possible to participate in a baptismal ceremony and see Mount Tabor where the Transfiguration took place. Stay overnight in Tel Aviv.
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.
Basilica of the Annunciation
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.
St. Joseph's Church
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.
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.
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.
Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish
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.
Sea of Galilee
This freshwater lake in northern Israel is the second-lowest lake on Earth, after the Dead Sea. It is an important site in the New Testament of the Bible, considering that Jesus lived in the area.
Standard Hotel: Tel Aviv hotel
Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Haifa - Rosh Hanikra - Acre - Tel Aviv (459 km)
Today our first stop is Caesarea where we will see the remains of the ancient city and Roman amphitheater. Then we will pass through Haifa and see the Baha'i Shrine and gardens. Our next stop will be at Rosh HaNikra. We will descend by cable car into the network of limestone grottoes. We will also stop at Acre (Akko), see the historical walls, moat and Crusader remains. We will stay overnight in Tel Aviv.
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.
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.
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.
Rosh HaNikra, ISRAEL
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.
Rosh HaNikra Grottoes
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.
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.
Standard Hotel: Tel Aviv hotel
Tel Aviv - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem (325 km)
Today we will leave Tel Aviv towards the Dead Sea. On the way we can see the Inn of the Good Samaritan, desert and ancient city of Jericho. Then we will take cable car up to the Masada. Heading back to the Dead Sea we will pass the desert oasis of Ein Gedi and Qumran. At the end of the day we will swim in the Dead Sea. Stay overnight in Jerusalem.
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.
Dead Sea, ISRAEL
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.
An archaeological site in the West Bank managed by Israel's Qumran National Park.It is located on a dry plateau about 1.5 km from the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. It is best known as the settlement nearest to the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden, caves in the sheer desert cliffs and beneath, in the marl terrace.
Standard Hotel: Jerusalem hotel