Israel And The Holy Land

 

 

9 Days from $2,325 - Land Only

with Petra


Includes a 7-day motorcoach tour


2 Nights Tel Aviv, 3 Nights Jerusalem, 2 Nights Galilee, 1 Night Eilat


Day 1, Sun: TEL AVIV
Arrival in Tel Aviv. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2, Mon: TEL AVIV / BEERSHEBA /ARAD / MASADA / JERUSALEM
After breakfast depart via Ashdod and Ashkelon to Beersheba for a short visit to the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada and ascent by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod's Palaces, the Synagogue and more. Drive to Jerusalem for overnight. (B,D)
Day 3, Tue: JERUSALEM (NEW CITY)
Drive to Mount Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Continue 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, the renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem and the Yad Vashem memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Return to Jerusalem via Ein Karem, the birth place of John the Baptist. (B,D)
Day 4, Wed: JERUSALEM (OLD CITY) / BETHLEHEM
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City of Jerusalem to explore the Western Wall, the Temple area and the colorful bazaars. Walk along Via Dolorosa and the Station of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity. Return to Jerusalem. (B,D)
Day 5, Thu: BEIT SHEAN / NAZARETH/ GALILEE (Until Dec 25, 2016)
Leave Jerusalem and drive north, passing by Jericho, to Beit Shean to visit the excavations of the Roman and Byzantine periods. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. Continue to Safed, city of the Kabala to visit the Synagogue and the artists' colony. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight. (B,D)
DAY 5, THU: BEIT SHEAN / TIBERIAS / GALILEE (As of Jan 1, 2016)
Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world, through Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City. Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum , to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight. (B,D)
Day 6, Fri: GOLAN HEIGHTS / TIBERIAS (Until Dec 25, 2017)
Drive to Golan Heights to visit the former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages. Travel via Banias to the Mount of Beatitudes. Proceed to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient Synagogue and Peter's house. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning before reaching the Kibbutz hotel for overnight. (B,D)
DAY 6, FRI: UPPER GALILEE AND GOLAN HEIGHTS / NAZARETH (As of Jan 1, 2017)
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages, Via Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabala, to visit a synagogue and the artistsí colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian Holy Sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight. (B,D)
Day 7, Sat: ACRE / HAIFA / EILAT (Until Dec 25, 2016)
After breakfast drive west to Acre. Continue to Haifa for a sightseeing tour including the Bahai Shrine, the Persian Garden and the Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the bay. Drive along the coast to Caesarea and continue to Tel Aviv's airport for the short flight to Eilat, the Red Sea resort. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B,D)
DAY 7, SAT: ACRE / HAIFA / EILAT (As of Jan 1, 2017)
After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the bay. Proceed along the cost to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. Continue to Tel Avivís airport for a short flight to Eilat, the Red Sea resort . You will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B,D)
Day 8, Sun: EILAT / WADI RUM / PETRA / AQABA / EILAT / TEL AVIV
After breakfast drive to Petra in Jordan through the scenic Jordanian desert and the Wadi Rum area. Enter the Rose City of Petra through a narrow passage through the mountains. Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains. After lunch visit the Moses Spring and drive to Aqaba, Jordan's coastal city, for a short tour. Return to Eilat airport for the flight to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival in Tel Aviv you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B,L)
Day 9, Mon: TEL AVIV
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport. (B)

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