What's Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Airport Meet & Greet
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
  • Entrance Fees
  • Other Meals as Listed
  • Private Guide & Driver
  • Sightseeing in Private Vehicle
  • Taxes and Hotel Gratuities

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 TEL AVIV TO TIBERIAS

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, an airport representative will meet you after the passport control desk. Afterwards, your representative will assist you to pick up your luggage where you will later walk through the arrivals gate to meet your driver who will be waiting for you. A private vehicle with driver will provide an Airport transfer between Tel Aviv and Tiberias for overnight.

Day 2 TIBERIAS

Leave behind Tiberias with your private guide, stop at Caesarea along the coast, once the Roman capital of the region. Explore the excavations of this archeological site including the aqueduct. The theater has been restored as a modern concert venue. Continue further north, pausing at Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa. Explore the beautiful and grandiose Bahai Gardens – a unique atmosphere of historic spirituality and inspired design combined with the painstaking gardening of generations. From here, drive further up the coast to the ancient port city of Acre, also known as Akko. The Crusaders left their mark on this UNESCO town as the former capital of their kingdom. The fortifications jut into the Mediterranean at the southern sea wall. The last stop of the day is in Rosh Hanikra along the Lebanese border. Descend by cable car into the stunning limestone grottos. Formally only accessible from the sea, the grottos are now accessed by the steepest cable car in the world. End the day with a relaxing evening at your Galilee hotel. Overnight in Tiberias

Day 3 TIBERIAS

Begin the day at the Mount of Beatitudes, situated to the north of the Sea of Galilee. The Mount is believed to be the location where Jesus gave his Sermon on the Mount, and the views from the hill are awe-inspiring. Drive a short distance down the hill to Tabgha, believed to be the location of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter and the Church of the Multiplication are must-sees in this town, and the area is also famous for its wide spectra of flora and fauna. From here, continue to Capernaum, a town cited in all four gospels and viewed as the home of St. Peter. The town is home to the ruins of a 4th century synagogue, one of the oldest in the world, built on the site of an earlier synagogue and that may have been the one mentioned in the gospels. End the day with a visit to Beit Shean Archeological National Park, where you can see the history of Israel through the archaeological remains from each historic period. See the ancient wall that surrounded the city, public baths, a Roman temple, stores, artisan workshops and other well-preserved structures. The central Palladius street is lined by impressive colonnades. There are rare mosaics and a Roman amphitheater which is still in use today. Overnight Tiberias

Day 4 TIBERIAS - JERUSALEM

Relax on the scenic drive from Tiberias to Jerusalem, and explore a bit of the Galilee region with your private guide on the way. Start with a visit to Kafr Kanna, home to the Wedding Church in Cana, also known as the Church of the First Miracle. The site is dedicated to the first miracle attributed to Jesus, where he turned water into wine at a wedding. Continue to the nearby town of Nazareth to see the Basilica of the Annunciation, established on the site where the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would bear the Son of God. Then, travel to the Gilboa Mountains for an opportunity to enjoy the Gan Hashlosha water springs, which is the believed location where King Saul was killed in battle with the Philistines. Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 5 JERUSALEM

Begin the day at the Mount of Olives, gazing upon the evocative panorama of the Old City below, with expansive views of the olive tree canopies, cemeteries, and churches. The Mount is a major pilgrimage site for Catholics, Eastern Orthodox and Protestants alike due to its association with both Jesus and Mary. Head to the Garden of Gethsemane at the base of the Mount, believed to be the location where Jesus prayed, and his disciples slept the night before his crucifixion. From here, enter the Old City from the eastern Lion’s Gate, stopping to visit the Church of Saint Anne and the Pools of Bethesda. The church is located at the start of the Via Dolorosa, an important pilgrimage route for Christian visitors, believed to mark the way to the site of Jesus’ crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and one of the most revered Christian monuments. Take your time walking along this emotionally charged path leading from the Muslim Quarter to the Christian Quarter, stopping to pay respect at the Stations of the Cross along the way. After this moving visit, stop for a local Israeli lunch. After lunch (not included), walk through the Jewish Quarter and explore the Cardo, dating back to Roman times. Parts of the Cardo have been restored as a bustling shopping area, perfect for exploring. Your last stop in the Old City will be a visit to the Western Wall, believed to be the westernmost wall of the 2nd Temple and revered as Judaism’s most holy site. End with a visit to Mount Zion, the highest point in ancient Jerusalem, overlooking the Old City’s Armenian Quarter. The Last Supper is believed to have taken place here, and it is believed to be the final resting place of Mary. Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 6 JERUSALEM

Located only 6 miles south of Jerusalem, Bethlehem is a world apart. Famous as the birthplace of Jesus, the town is a point of pilgrimage for Christians of all denominations. Your English-speaking driver-guide will accompany you to the checkpoint between Israel and Bethlehem. Please make sure you have your passport with you, as Israelis cannot cross this checkpoint. Once you are safely through the checkpoint, a Palestinian guide will join you for a visit to the Chapel of the Milk Grotto. The site is currently a Catholic church, built on the site of a 5th-century Byzantine church. It is believed that the Holy Family sought refuge here during the “slaughter of the innocents”. Continue by car to the Basilica of the Church of the Nativity, located on the site where Jesus was believed to be born. Take your time exploring these sacred sites, and feel free to chat with your Palestinian guide about what life is like in the West Bank. Your guide will return with you to the checkpoint with Israel, where you will rejoin your Israeli guide for the day. On the western edge of Jerusalem surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills, the ancient village of Ein Karem is now one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, best explored by a leisurely stroll through eclectic art galleries, biblical sites, and offering tantalizing restaurants catering to both Kosher and non-Kosher dietary requirements. It has long been a pastoral retreat from the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem and has attracted Christian pilgrims for centuries as the birthplace of John the Baptist. Drive to this village with your English-speaking driver-guide, and explore the site where Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, the mother of St. John the Baptist. The key pilgrimage sites are the Church of the Visitation, the traditional site of the home of St. Elizabeth and Zachariah; the Church of St. John the Baptist, built over a grotto believed to be his birthplace; and Mary’s Spring, which still flows although the water is no longer potable. The remains of 2,000-year-old agricultural terraces add to the beauty of this ancient village. The Hadassah Hospital’s synagogue features the world famous Chagall Windows, a series of 12 stained-glass panels representing the original tribes of Israel is a must-see while you’re here. The village is an excellent place to relax over lunch or dinner (not included) and bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Judean hills. Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 7 JERUSALEM

With your English-speaking driver-guide, visit the Israel Museum to start the day. On the way, drive by the Supreme Court and the Knesset, the home of the Israeli parliament. The Israel Museum holds artefacts relevant to Judaism, Christianity and Islam alike, and the two most important exhibits are the model of the city from the time of the Second Temple, and the Shrine of the Book, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world that were uncovered in nearby Qumran. Drive to the Holocaust Memorial of Yad Vashem, located on the flanks of Mount Herzl adjacent to the country’s war cemetery. Yad Vashem is the country’s official memorial to victims of the Holocaust, and a heart-wrenching plea against the horrors of genocide. Head to the Machane Yehuda Market, affectionately known as the Shuk by Jerusalemites. Stop for lunch (not included). This market is bustling with activity as Israelis and travelers alike flock to market to stock up on a cornucopia of local produce, pita breads, nuts, spices, and desserts. With your Shuk Bites card (included on your tour), taste and savor a variety of products and flavors of the market as your guide takes you to the nooks and crannies of Machane Yehuda. Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 8 JERUSALEM

With your English-speaking driver-guide, start the day with a visit to the beautiful Ein Gedi Reserve, a stunning desert oasis graced with waterfalls and referenced several times in the Book of Psalms. Continue by car to Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous as the site of King Herod’s desert mountain get-away palace, and the scene of the zealots’ final stand against the Roman Legion, with stunning vistas overlooking the desert and Dead Sea. End the day with a soak in the Dead Sea, famous for it its hyper-salinated waters and for being the lowest place on earth, located 1,412 feet below sea level. The sea was home to one of the worlds first health resorts, dedicated to King Herod. The waters have been receding over the past hundred years, leading to cooperative engineering projects between Israel and Jordan to protect the resource in the future. Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 9 JERUSALEM - TEL AVIV

A private vehicle will provide a transfer between Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv airpor. Meet your airport representative at the entrance of Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport where you will be accompanied through the airport security procedure.

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Day 9 – Jerash
Allenby Bridge Crossing; Jerash; Transfer to hotel for overnight

Day 10 – Petra
Petra; Dead Sea overnight

Day 11 - Madaba & Mt. Nebo
Madaba; Mt. Nebo; Dead Sea overnight

Day 12 - Free Morning at the Dead Sea
Free Morning; Border Crossing to Israel; Dinner; Airport Transfer

Day 13– Return Home

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    From $2998* Register Now!
Tour: ZR21 Code: E