Bibleland Tour of Israel
Begins Mondays in Jerusalem, 8 days, 7 nights
MONDAY – Jerusalem
Upon arrival at the airport meet our representative and transfer to the hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.
TUESDAY – Jerusalem – sightseeing of the new city
Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of Mount of Olives, and then continue on to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Afternoon visit to the picturesque village of Ein Karem, the birth place of John the Baptist. Return to the hotel for overnight in Jerusalem.
WEDNESDAY – Jerusalem – Old City – Bethlehem*
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mount Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Afternoon continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the shepherds fields. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
THURSDAY – Beit Shean – Nazareth – Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world, then via the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well. Continue on to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys and the artists’ colony. Drive to Kibbutz Hotel for overnight.
FRIDAY – Golan Heights – and around the Sea of Galilee
Drive to the Golan Heights and see the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages. Next we drive to the Sea of Galilee and the city of Capernaum via Bania, the source of the Jordan River. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter’s House, then visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the Fish and Bread took place and Mount Beatitude. After a short tour of Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning, return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
SATURDAY – Acre – Haifa – Tel Aviv
After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa for a sightseeing tour of the city, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour and then to the hotel for overnight in Tel Aviv.
Today is at your leisure in Tel Aviv, or an optional tour to the Dead Sea. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.
*Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.
- 7 Nights Hotel Accommodation including daily breakfasts
- 6 Dinners ( starting the Second Night)
- Transfers from & to the airport
- English Speaking Guide for 5 days
- Air conditioned tourist Van /Minibus/Bus during the touring days
- Entrance fees according to the itinerary
- Israel entrance or exit fees if applicable
- Personal expenses of any kind
- Tips to Guide, Driver, restaurants, hotel, etc.
- Trip insurance
- Lunches and meals not listed above
- Beverages with meals
- Anything not mentioned in the “rates includes” section
Please contact us for current pricing