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Israel Heritage Tour in English (Group tour, 8 Days & 7 Nights)

Walk in the footsteps of Jesus and follow the stories of the Bible with the Israel Heritage tour. As we traverse the country from north to south, we witness the ever changing scenery of a country whose every stone has been touched by history.

Depart: Tour departs from Tel Aviv.

Itinerary:

Thursday - Beginning of your journey in the Holy Land. Upon arrival you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. 

Friday - Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Megiddo - Sea of Galilee - Tiberias 
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel, we'll drive for a short visit of the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We'll pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. We then drive up north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there we proceed to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelation mentions a great battle at a place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we'll drive toward the Sea of Galilee, Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel. 

Saturday - Sea of Galilee - the Holy Sites - the Golan Heights - Tiberias 
Start the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, is the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the Church of Multiplication the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles. We'll ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Huleh valley. Return to Tiberias for another lovely night in town. 

Sunday - Tiberias - Nazaret - Bet Shean - Jordan Valley - Jerusalem 
This morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You’ll also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Continue through the Jezreel Valley to Beit Shean, view of Mt. Tabor-Mt. of Transfiguration and Mt. Gilboa. Stop at Beit Shean for a visit to the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake and then onward along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem, where you check-in to your choice of hotel. 

Monday - Massada - the Dead Sea - Jerusalem 
Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea we'll continue to Masada which is situated right on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you’ll see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty , mineral rich, water . Return to Jerusalem for an overnight. 

Tuesday - Jerusalem -tour of east Jerusalem - the Old City 
Start the day at Mt’ Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem. The holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam – Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world. Your tour includes the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City you’ll see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Return to hotel. 

Wednesday - Jerusalem - tour of west Jerusalem - the New City, Bethlehem* 
Today’s tour includes Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzel. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village on the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to the tradition John the Baptist was born. Visit the Israel Museum with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University. Situation permitting, we might visit Bethlehem* to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Back to your hotel for overnight. 

Thursday - We have reached our final day on this tour. we will take you back to the airport for your flight back home or extend your tour to the kingdom of Jordan and/or Egypt transfer to airport for departure.


Return to Hotel:
As per the itinerary.

Remarks:
  • Guaranteed departure from 2 passengers.
  • Bethlehem: visit is subject to political situation.
  • High season dates:May/17-23, Aug/09-29, Sep/06-12, Dec/20-26/2018.
  • Peak season dates:Mar/29-Apr/04/2018
  • All rates are per person in US Dollars.

We recommend to book the tour at least 14 days in advance.


Rates

Tourist Class

First Class

Superior

Deluxe

Per Person in Double Room BB $1295

$1550

$1905

$2570

Supplement for 6 Dinners

$108

$108

$230

$Not Available
Single Room  BB

$1765

$2195

$2815

$4025

High Season    suppl. pp.

$125 Double $155 Single

$125 Double $165 Single

$125 Double $165 Single

Not Available

Peak Season    suppl. pp.

$245 Double $300 Single

$245 Double $300 Single

$300 Double $355 Single

Not Available

PP=Per Person

Price includes:

  1. 7 nights hotel accommodation including a daily breakfast.
  2. Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  3. Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
  4. Service of a government licensed guide on all touring days.
  5. Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach.
  6. Entrance fees as per the itinerary.
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