Day 1, Sunday, Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a company’s representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 2, Monday, Caesarea / Muhraka / Megiddo / Akko
Depart Tel-Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal, and enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee.
Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon, learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Akko to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt, then walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor. Overnight in Kibbutz.
Day 3, Tuesday, Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias
After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue.
Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights. Overnight in Kibbutz.
Day 4, Wednesday, Cana / Nazareth / Beit She’an
Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well.
Proceed to Yardenit, the Baptismal site on the Jordan River, next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre . Drive along the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 5, Thursday, Jerusalem (Old City)
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city, follow to the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper (the Cennacle) on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City and walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road. Visit the Jewish and Christian quarters, view the Temple Mount, walk along the historic Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6, Friday, Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation, proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus, visit Shepherds’ field and walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7, Saturday, Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean hills to Qumeran caves,
where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D.
Ascend Massada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod. On the top of the hill, visit the remains of the walls, water cistern and Herod’s Palace. Afterward descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8, Sunday, Negev Desert / Timna / Underwater Observatory
Travel south through the Negev Desert stopping at Timna, a large geological and archaelological park, marvel at the multi colored rock formations and copper mines and view the outstanding Solomon’s pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea to visit the Underwater Observatory marine park, built into a coral reef and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich marine life of the Gulf of Eilat.
Overnight in Eilat.
Day 9, Monday, Free day in Eilat or day tour to Petra (with additional charge)
After assistance with visa, securing your proceed to the Jordanian border, drive straight to Petra,the astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. (cost not included) until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance).
Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the Treasury, royal tombs, the court, Roman theatre, Roman street, qasser el- bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the Second New Wonder of the world. After your visit, there is time for lunch in a nice restaurant before driving back to the border. On the way, a short visit will be made in Aqaba offering to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and cross back to Eilat. Once across transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Eilat.
Day 10, Tuesday, Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Bedouin Lunch
Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon where we stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin Valley. Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent, learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.
Overnight in Tel-Aviv.
Day 11, Wednesday, Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.
* Visit subject to the security conditions.
** Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.
Please note: The hotels might be replaced with similar ones.
2019 Tour Dates:
Mar 3 10 17 24 31
Apr 7 28
May 5 12 19 26
Jun 2 9 16 23 30
Jul 7 14 21 28
Aug 4 11 18 25
Sep 1 8 15
Nov 3 10 17 24
Dec 1 8 15 22 29
2020 Tour Dates:
Jan 5 19
Feb 2 9 23
The rates include the following services:
- Shared transfers on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
- 10 nights accommodation on half board basis (except Art Plus hotel on bed&breakfast basis)
- Transportation by air conditioned motorcoach
- 8 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
- Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
- Light lunch at a Bedouin Tent on the way from Eilat to Tel Aviv
- All Flights
- Border taxes (approximately $50.00 – subject to change*) and visa to Jordan. A valid visa to Jordan is required.
- Departure taxes/fuel surcharges or airport improvement fees subject to change without prior notice
- Travel insurance – non-refundable insurance premium
- Documentation including passport fees
- Early check in and late check out
- Single room supplement – a limited number of single rooms is available on payment of supplement
- Optional pre-, post or other private tour arrangements
- Services not mentioned
- Meals not mentioned
- Beverages not specified
- Gratuities for individual services such as laundry and valet service or any other items of a purely personal nature
- Tips to drivers/local guides/hotel and restaurant staff – tipping is at the discretion of the traveler
- E. & O.E.
- The hotels appearing in the table might be replaced with similar ones.
- Border Tax costs are subject to change and according to the border crossing used on any given tour. (Usually Jordan is entered through Sheikh Hussein northern border, however on occasion and due to circumstances the Allenby border crossing is used instead. In such case, the payment will be approx. $68.00 per person)