Bibleland Tour Jerusalem 8 Days & 7 Nights
MONDAY – Jerusalem Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem for an overnight.
TUESDAY – Jerusalem – sightseeing of the new city
Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from atop the Mt. of Olives. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to the 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 drive to visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist).In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders’ interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.
Return to Jerusalem for overnight
WEDNESDAY – Jerusalem – Old City – Bethlehem*
Enter through one of the gates to the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area and the colorful bazaars. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue to Mt’ Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and DormitionAbbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the shepherd’s 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 & Mary’s Well. On to Safed, the city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony.
Continue to Kibbutz Hotel for overnight
FRIDAY – Golan Heights – and around the Sea of Galilee
Drive to the Golan Heights, passing by the Druze villages. Visit a former Syrian fortification on the heights. Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting, and understanding of the wine production process. Pass by Banias, source of the Jordan River to visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter’s house at Capernaum. 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. Optional sailing in a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee).
Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight
SATURDAY – Acre – Haifa – Caesarea – Tel Aviv
After Breakfast drives west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden, Mount Carmel and Haifa Bay. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the ancient port, including the Roman Theater and the Hippodrome. Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour and to the hotel for overnight.
A day at leisure in Tel Aviv, or an optional tour to the Dead Sea.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.
*Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to security clearance
7 Nights Hotel Accommodation including daily breakfasts.
Assistance at the airport upon arrival
Transfers from & to the airport.
English Speaking Guide for 6 days
A/c tourist Van /Minibus/Bus during the touring days
Entrance fees according to the itinerary
Rates do not include:
Tips for Guide, Driver etc.
Traveler’s Medical baggage Insurance.
Beverages with meals
Anything not mentioned in the “rates includes” section.