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The Holyland
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 Days: Tel Aviv, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Dead Sea

Tour Overview:
This 8-day tour visits many of the cultural, historic and religious sites in Israel. A powerhouse in economic and technological terms Israel shines with its Mediterranean climate and varied landscapes. Travelers with religious and historical interest as well as those of more secular leanings will find much to admire in this small country, which is defined by ancient history and hyper modernity at the same time.

Day 1 – Arrive Tel Aviv

Arrival at Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. (D)


Day 2 – Tel Aviv / Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre / Tiberias

Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel Valley and the lower Galilee. Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site , the local market and harbor. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for a 2-night stay. (BD)


Day 3 – Tiberias – Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes & Golan Heights

After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan Heights. (BD)


Day 4 – Tiberias / Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean / Jerusalem

Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan Rriver; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. (BD)


Day 5 – Jerusalem – Old City

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance. (BD)


Day 6 – Jerusalem – New City & Bethlehem

Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem*, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. (BD)

* Visit subject to the security conditions.


Day 7 – Jerusalem – Qumeran / Masada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Hills to Qumeran Caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects. (BD)


Day 8 – Jerusalem / Depart Tel Aviv

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
DEPARTS
Every Sunday (excluding Jan 17, Mar 28, May 16, Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19 & Sep 26, 2021)
Arrive Return Dbl Sgl
Jan 3 Jan 10 2150 2795
Jan 10 Jan 17 2125 2750
Jan 24 Jan 31 2125 2750
Jan 31 Feb 7 2125 2750
Feb 7 Feb 14 2125 2750
Feb 14 Feb 21 2195 2925
Feb 21 Feb 28 2195 2925
Feb 28 Mar 7 2195 2925
Mar 7 Mar 14 2525 3495
Mar 14 Mar 21 2525 3495
Mar 21 Mar 28 2575 3625
Apr 4 Apr 11 2525 3495
Apr 11 Apr 18 2525 3495
Apr 18 Apr 25 2525 3495
Apr 25 May 2 2525 3495
May 2 May 9 2525 3495
May 9 May 16 2525 3495
May 23 May 30 2525 3495
May 30 Jun 6 2450 3450
Jun 6 Jun 13 2450 3450
Jun 13 Jun 20 2450 3450
Jun 20 Jun 27 2450 3450
Jun 27 Jul 4 2325 3125
Jul 4 Jul 11 2250 2950
Jul 11 Jul 18 2250 2950
Jul 18 Jul 25 2375 3195
Jul 25 Aug 1 2375 3195
Aug 1 Aug 8 2375 3195
Aug 8 Aug 15 2375 3195
Aug 15 Aug 22 2375 3195
Aug 22 Aug 29 2375 3195
Aug 29 Sep 5 2550 3595
Oct 3 Oct 10 2525 3495
Oct 10 Oct 17 2525 3495
Oct 17 Oct 24 2525 3495
Oct 24 Oct 31 2525 3495
Oct 31 Nov 7 2525 3495
Nov 7 Nov 14 2525 3495
Nov 14 Nov 21 2495 3450
Nov 21 Nov 28 2450 3450
Nov 28 Dec 5 2225 2895
Dec 5 Dec 12 2175 2775
Dec 12 Dec 19 2175 2775
Dec 19 Dec 26 2175 2775
Dec 26 Jan 1 2175 2875
2022
DEPARTS
Every Sunday (Except Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 30 & Feb 20, 2022)
Arrive Return Dbl Sgl
Jan 23 Jan 30 2175 2775
Feb 6 Feb 13 2175 2775
Feb 13 Feb 20 2350 3250
Feb 27 Mar 6 2450 3350
** Pricing based on minimum 2 passengers traveling together
- solo traveler supplement on request
Hotels:
Tel Aviv - Tal Tel Aviv
Tiberias - Kittutz Lavi - Eden Wing
Jerusalem - Ramada Jerusalem

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts & 7 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Service of professional tour guide
  • Transportation in large coach (maximum 50 passengers)

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