8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

8 Days – Holy Land Tour

Acre - Beit-Shean - Bethlehem - Caesarea - Cana - Capernaum - Dead Sea - Jerusalem - Massada - Megiddo - Nazareth - Old City - Qumran - Tel Aviv - Tiberias
Starting from $1,800.00

8 Days – Holy Land Tour

INCLUDES
  • Meeting assistance on arrival; Private arrival transfer from Ben Gurion airport to Tel-Aviv hotel.
  • Private departure transfer from Jerusalem hotel to Ben Gurion airport.
  • 7 Nights accommodation on Half board basis (dinners included)
  • 6 Touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sites as described in the program.
EXCLUDES
  • AIRFARE
  • Optional tours Not mentioned.
  • TIPS & PERSONAL ITEMS
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Sunday: Tel Aviv

Arrival to Ben Gurion airport.

Overnight in Tel-Aviv


Day 2 - Monday: Caesarea/Muhraka/Megiddo/Acre

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 Theater 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, and visit the local market and harbor. 
Continue to Kinar Galilee hotel for overnight.
 


Day 3 - Tuesday: Tiberias/Capernaum/Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Allon 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.
Return to Kinar Galilee hotel for overnight.
 


Day 4 - Wednesday: Cana/Nazareth/Beit Shean

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 River, followed by a stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheater. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem for overnight.
 


Day 5 - Thursday: 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; see the Jewish Wailing Wall; 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. 
Overnight Jerusalem.
 


Day 6 - Friday: Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem

Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Israel Museum and 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. Return to Jerusalem. 
Overnight Jerusalem.
 


Day 7 - Saturday: Qumran/Masada/Dead Sea

Drive through the Judaean Hills to Qumran 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 AD; ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, the 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. 
Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
 


Day 8 - Sunday: Departure

Departure from Ben Gurion airport

* Visit subject to the security conditions.

Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.
 


Notes
Bronze Plan Hotels
 Prima City Tel Aviv*** Standard room 
 Kinar Galilee hotel  Hermon premium room 
 Prima Park Jerusalem   Standard room 
Silver Plan Hotels
 Gilgal Tel-Aviv 
 Kinar Galilee hotel  Hermon premium room 
  Prima Kings/Royale Jerusalem            
Gold Plan Hotels
 Leonardo Beach Tel-Aviv  Comfort room 
 Kinar Galilee hotel  Hermon premium room 
 Leonardo Jerusalem   Superior room 

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