Land of the Bible

 

 

8 Days from $1,830 - Land Only

Escorted




4 Nights Jerusalem, 2 Nights Galilee, 1 Night Tel Aviv


Day 1, Sun: Tel Aviv
Arrival in Tel Aviv. You will be met and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Rest of the day at leisure. (D)
Day 2, Mon: CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / HAIFA / ACRE
Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa bay. Continue to Acre to visit the ancient city and harbor. Drive to Kibbutz hotel for overnight. (B,D)
Day 3, Tue: TIBERIAS / CAPERNAUM / BANIAS
After a short tour of Tiberias, we take a boat ride to Capernaum. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to Mount of beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and waterfalls and tour the Golan Heights. Return to Kibbutz for overnight. (B,D)
Day 4, Wed: NAZARETH / BEIT SHEAN
Drive to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee. Visit the Church of Annunciation, St. Josephís workshop and Maryís Well. Drive to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. Continue to Beit Shean, a newly excavated city, and visit the Roman theatre. Drive along the Jordan River to Jerusalem for overnight. (B,D)
Day 5, Thu: JERUSALEM (OLD CITY)
Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of Mount of Olives. Visit the church of All Nations, King Davidís tomb and the room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter within the walls of the city and visit the Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included), Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, oriental Bazaar and visit the Garden Tomb. (B,D)
Day 6, Fri: JERUSALEM (NEW CITY) / BETHLEHEM
After breakfast drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation. Proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust. Visit the 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. Continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of Nativity. (B,D)
Day 7, Sat: DEAD SEA MASSADA
Drive to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herodís Palace. Descend by cable car. Time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem for overnight. (B,D)
Day 8, Sun: JERUSALEM
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport. (B)

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