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 JERUSALEM

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 Jerusalem for overnight.

Day 2 JERUSALEM

Begin the day with your private English-speaking driver-guide 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. From here, enter the Old City through the Muslim Quarter from the eastern Lion’s Gate, stopping to visit the Church of Saint Anne and the Pools of Bethesda. Follow in the footsteps 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. Stop for an Israeli lunch at a nearby restaurant (not included). Wind your way through the narrow souks connecting the Christian Quarter and the Jewish Quarter, ending the morning at the Western Wall, the former retaining wall of the Second Temple. The space in front of the Western Wall functions as an open-air synagogue, and it is considered to be the holiest accessible site where Jews may pray. Head out of the Old City through the Dung Gate to the neighboring City of David an archaeological site located outside of the Old City walls with findings dating back to the Bronze Age and covering findings from the time of the Old and New Testament. Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 3 JERUSALEM

With your English-speaking driver-guide, head to 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 artifacts 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 and uncovered in 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) here at one of the tantalizing restaurants catering to both Kosher and non-Kosher dietary requirements. 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 4 JERUSALEM

Today head to the Judean Hills surrounding Jerusalem and spend a half day visiting three wineries in the region. Wineries in the area have made tremendous advances in quality in the last 20 years, focusing on developing the terroir on familiar European varietals for a primarily Israeli market. Start with a tasting and tour of the Ella Valley Winery, a kosher wine producer located on a kibbutz. End with a tour and tasting at Clos de Gat winery, whose wines are highly regarded in Wine Spectator and have high scores with Robert Parker. There are a number of wineries and vineyards in the Judean Hills; a substitution may occur due to the availability of the vineyard. Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 5 JERUSALEM - TIBERIAS

Head north, skirting the West Bank, and begin your exploration in the north of the country with a visit to the Beit Shean Archeological National Park. Here 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. 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. From here, continue further north to Nazareth to visit 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. Continue to the nearby town of 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. End the day with a relaxing evening at your Tiberias hotel. Overnight in Tiberias

Day 6 TIBERIAS

The northern mountain-top city of Safed (also known as Tzfat) is a center of Kabbalah practice and shrouded in Jewish mysticism, and is known as one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Tiberias. The old part of town consists of narrow cobblestone alleys revealing artists' galleries, medieval synagogues, private homes and small guest houses, and is best explored on foot (sturdy walking shoes recommended). Visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha'Ari synagogues, which are the most important religious meeting places within the city. Enjoy a stroll around the Artist's quarter and visit a Kabbalah artist workshop, learn the effects of Kabbalah on their work. The Artist’s quarter is lined with fascinating galleries to explore, and the Safed Candle Shop produces excellent quality hand-dipped wax candles. The Metsuda Citadel sits at the top of the city, with ruins dating back to the time of the Crusaders and Mamluks. The scars of many earthquakes and recent wars run deep in the city, including the Great Stairs built by the British to separate the Jewish and Arab quarters after a series of riots in 1936. Overnight in Tiberias

Day 7 TIBERIAS

The Sea of Galilee has been sacred in the Holy Land since biblical times. The freshwater sea, also known as Lake Kinneret, is best explored by boat, set sail on a boat tour, and surround yourself with the landscapes that have been sacred for thousands of years. The wooden boat resembles the ones used in ancient times, and on board the setting evokes a sense of nostalgia for a time when people depended on the sea for their livelihood and its miracles. Visit the 2,000 year old boat at the “Ancient Boat Museum" located in Kibbutz Ginosar. Learn the fascinating story of how it was found and preserved. Stop at the Visitors Center at the ancient of city of Migdal, the home of Mary Magdalena. See the remains of a Synagogue used during the time the Temple stood in Jerusalem and learn about the tragic naval battle between the Romans and the Jewish Rebels. Head up to Mount Arbel. The peak, 380 meters above the surrounding area, from which you can see almost all of the Galilee into the Golan Heights including Tzfat, Tiberias and most of the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in Tiberias

Day 8 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. Caesarea Phillipi (Banias) was a pagan city dedicated to the god Pan and was reconstructed in ancient times by Philip, the son of Herod. Here Saint Peter made his proclamation of faith in Jesus, who declared him the rock on which he would build his Church and promised him the key to the Kingdom of Heaven. Here the Banias River, one of the sources of the Jordan, begins the straight out of the foot of the Hermon Mount. Visit the Banias Falls where we will have time for a nature hike to one of Israel’s most beautiful waterfalls, which flows from the foot of Mount Hermon to the Jordan River. Overnight Tiberias

Day 9 TEL AVIV

Start your day at 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. From here, head south 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 seawall, and the city is the holiest one in the Bahai faith. Drive further south along the coast to Haifa and explore the beautiful and grandiose Bahai Gardens – a unique atmosphere of historic spirituality and inspired design combined with the painstaking gardening of generations. This is the site where members of the Bahai faith have established their shrine and world center because of its significance to the Bahai faith. On your way out of the city, pause at Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa. The final stop on the drive is in Caesarea, 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. Overnight Tiberias

Day 10 TEL AVIV

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and the airport with an English-speaking driver. 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
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Tour: ZR21 Code: F