The Holyland
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 Days: Tel Aviv, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Dead Sea

Tour Overview:

This 8-day tour visits many of the cultural, historic and religious sites in Israel. A powerhouse in economic and technological terms Israel shines with its Mediterranean climate and varied landscapes. Travelers with religious and historical interest as well as those of more secular leanings will find much to admire in this small country, which is defined by ancient history and hyper modernity at the same time.


Day 1 – Arrive Tel Aviv

Arrival at Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. (D)


Day 2 – Caesarea/Muhraka/Megiddo/Acre

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 Theater and aqueduct. Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; 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 Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, and visit the local market and harbor. Continue to Kibbutz Lavi guesthouse for overnight. (BD)


Day 3 – Tiberias/Capernaum/Banias

“After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Allon 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. Return to Kibbutz Lavi guesthouse for overnight. (BD)”


Day 4 – Cana/Nazareth/Beit Shean

“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, followed by a stop at Beit Shean to visit the  newly excavated Roman city and amphitheater. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem for overnight. (BD)”


Day 5 – Jerusalem – Old City

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road. Visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; see the Jewish Wailing Wall; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance. Overnight Jerusalem. (BD)


Day 6 – Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem

“Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Israel Museum and 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; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem. (BD)”


Day 7 – Qumran/Masada/Dead Sea

Drive through the Judaean Hills to Qumran 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 AD; ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, the water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects. Return to Jerusalem for overnight. (BD)


Day 8 – Jerusalem / Depart Tel Aviv

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

DEPARTS SUNDAY (excluding Apr 2, 9, June 09, Sep 29, Oct 6,13,20, Jan 05, 19)
2024
Scheduled Departures Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Mar 03 - Mar 10 CAD 3,675 CAD 5,870
Mar 10 - Mar 17 CAD 3,675 CAD 5,870
Mar 17 - Mar 24 CAD 3,675 CAD 5,870
Mar 24 - Mar 31 CAD 3,675 CAD 5,870
Mar 31 - Apr 07 CAD 3,850 CAD 6,125
Apr 07 - Apr 14 CAD 3,875 CAD 6,170
May 05 - May 12 CAD 3,875 CAD 6,170
May 12 - May 19 CAD 3,875 CAD 6,170
May 19 - May 26 CAD 3,875 CAD 6,170
May 26 - Jun 02 CAD 3,830 CAD 6,105
Jun 02 - Jun 09 CAD 3,675 CAD 5,870
Jun 09 - Jun 16 CAD 3,675 CAD 5,870
Jun 16 - Jun 23 CAD 3,675 CAD 5,870
Jun 23 - Jun 30 CAD 3,675 CAD 5,870
Jun 30 - Jul 07 CAD 3,525 CAD 5,475
Jul 07 -Jul 14 CAD 3,490 CAD 5,390
Jul 14 - Jul 21 CAD 3,490 CAD 5,390
Jul 21 - Jul 28 CAD 3,490 CAD 5,390
Jul 28 - Aug 04 CAD 3,490 CAD 5,390
Aug 04 - Aug 11 CAD 3,490 CAD 5,390
Aug 11 - Aug 18 CAD 3,490 CAD 5,390
Aug 18 - Aug 25 CAD 3,620 CAD 5,525
Aug 25 - Sep 01 CAD 3,620 CAD 5,525
Sep 01 - Sep 08 CAD 3,775 CAD 5,920
Sep 08 - Sep 15 CAD 3,630 CAD 5,780
Sep 15 - Sep 22 CAD 3,630 CAD 5,780
Sep 22 - Sep 29 CAD 3,630 CAD 5,780
Oct 27 - Nov 03 CAD 3,875 CAD 6,170
Nov 03 - Nov 10 CAD 3,875 CAD 6,170
Nov 10 - Nov 17 CAD 3,875 CAD 6,170
Nov 17 - Nov 24 CAD 3,875 CAD 6,170
Nov 24 - Dec 01 CAD 3,875 CAD 6,170
Dec 01 - Dec 08 CAD 3,465 CAD 5,345
Dec 08 - Dec 15 CAD 3,465 CAD 5,345
Dec 15 - Dec 22 CAD 3,465 CAD 5,345
Dec 22 - Dec 29 CAD 3,525 CAD 5,475
Dec 29 - Jan 05 CAD 3,525 CAD 5,475
2025
Scheduled Departures Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 12 - Jan 19 CAD 3,465 CAD 5,345
Jan 26 - Feb 02 CAD 3,505 CAD 5,455
Feb 02 - Feb 09 CAD 3,630 CAD 5,780
Feb 09 - Feb 16 CAD 3,630 CAD 5,780
Feb 16 - Feb 23 CAD 3,630 CAD 5,780
DEPARTS SUNDAY (excluding Jan 21, 2024)
** Pricing based on minimum 2 passengers traveling together - solo traveler supplement on request
Hotels:
Tel Aviv - Tal Tel Aviv
Tiberias - Kittutz Lavi - Eden Wing
Jerusalem - Ramada Jerusalem

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts & 7 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Service of professional tour guide
  • Transportation in large coach (maximum 50 passengers)

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