Arriving at Ben Gurion air port, you will be met by your tour operator representative. Since you will be tired from the long flight you will be transfered to your hotel in Tel Aviv, for a good night's sleep.
Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo
Our tour guide and luxurious bus will pick you up from your hotel. We will begin our first day with a visit to the old city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in the picturesque alleys of this fortified town which is today a part of the Tel Aviv coast line. On our way we will visit the house of Simon the Tanner and enjoy the magnificent view from the hill top. Following our visit to Jaffa we will drive up the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea with it's impressive Roman theatre and beautifully preserved Aqueduct. From there we will continue on to visit Megiddo, the site of "Armageddon" where the great battle between the sons of light and the sons of darkness is to take place according to the book of revelation. After exploring the ancient site and ruins we will head toward the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kineret) and check-in to your hotel, at the city of Tiberias/Nazareth with breathtaking view of the Sea of Galile/Nazareth City.
Tiberias, Capernaum, Banias
We will tour the ancient city of Tiberias that is located on the coast of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kineret). We will enjoy a boat ride that will bring us to Capernaum which was a prospering town in the days of Jesus. Next we will tour the site of Tabgha, where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Our next stop will be the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount. We will then have a fun break at the Banias Springs with its charming waterfalls and head up to the famous Golan Heights. We will then return to Tiberias/Nazareth for dinner and a good night’s sleep.
Nazareth, Yardenit, Bet Shean
Drive through the Galilee region to the city of Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus Christ. We will visit the Church of Annunciation where it is believed that Mary was told that she would bear God’s Son, Jesus. We will walk through the small market to St. Joseph's Workshop where the original steps were perfectly preserved. After paying a visit to Mary's well we will leave the city of Nazareth and drive to Yardenit site where the Jordan river comes out of the Sea of Galilee. We will head to Beit Shean, a world heritage site of one of the most important ancient cities of Roman times with a magnificent Roman theatre and mosaics. We will head through the Jordan valley to Jerusalem where we will spend the night.
Dead Sea and Massada Excursion
What a day await us! We leave Jerusalem in the direction of the Judean Dessert and the Dead Sea through a magnificent senic route. We will stop at the famous 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 your guide can arrange for a swim. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada where you ascend by cable car to visit the hilltop ruins and hear the chilling tale of its brave inhabitants.
The New City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Our day will begin at the beautiful Ein Karem with its beautiful Church of Visitation. Our next stop is the new museum of Yad Vashem, the Jewish Holocaust memorial. From there we will be go on to visit the Shrine of the Book, where the amazing Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. We will also visit a Miniature Model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period, the time of Christ. We will then go on to the second part of the day, which include a visit to the birth place of Jesus Christ - Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity. We will spend the night in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, The Old City
We will begin our Jerusalem tour with a breathtaking view of the Old city from the Mount of Olives. We will then proceed for a visit to the famous Church of All Nations and from there to King David's Tomb. We will then enter the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. At this point we will finally enter the walls of Jerusalem's old city. We will head to the Temple Mount, The Western Wall and witness the complex religious and political situation in this historic place. From the Temple Mount we will proceed through the famous Via Dolorosa, the place of Christ’s route of suffering to his crucifixion, and then arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We will end this emotional day with a tour of the beautiful oriental Bazar of Jerusalem. We will spend the night in Jerusalem. At the last day, you will be transferred to Ben Gurion air port where you will head back home.