10 Day Christian Heritage Israel tour

 

10 Day Christian Heritage Israel Tour

Day 1 – Arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport

(Optional: Transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem). Meet the rest of the group and our tour guide who will give a short preview of the program for the tour. Enjoy a good night’s sleep after your long journey.

 

Day 2 – Old Jerusalem – the Holy City

After a delicious Israeli breakfast, we start our tour with a visit to the Mount of Olives for a stunning view of the old city and a visit to the Gardens of Gethsemane. We continue into the old city and walk along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. A very short walk takes us into the Arab bazaar and the Garden Tomb. From there a short ride to the bustling Machane Yehuda Market.

Overnight in our hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 3 – Bethlehem and more of the old city

Just south of Jerusalem lies the small town of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. We will visit the Church of Nativity the birthplace of Jesus, from there, Back to Jerusalem for a visit to the Davidson Center with its archeological remnants of the Temple. then to the Jewish Quarter in the Old City and the Cardo – the main Roman thoroughfare. Mount Zion is our next place of interest with the room of the last supper and King David’s tomb.and from there a short coach ride through modern Jerusalem to the world famous Israel Museum

Overnight in our hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 4 – The Dead Sea

From the hills of Jerusalem to the lowest place in the world, and in a surprisingly short time. A spectacular tour of Masada with its mountaintop fortress.

Visit the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Stop for a float on the salty waters of the Dead Sea.

Overnight in our hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 5 – a free day in Jerusalem

After a leisurely breakfast take a walk around the city of Jerusalem taking in the sights of your choice. The tour guide will be happy to offer some tips as to how to enjoy your free day.

 

Day 6 – Modern Jerusalem

After breakfast, we travel to Ein Karem, the traditional site of John the Baptist’s birth, with its churches and monasteries. A visit to Yad Vashem, the memorial and museum about the darkest days in Jewish history, the Holocaust.

Mount Herzl, the terraced and meticulously landscaped hill is the final resting place of Israeli presidents, prime ministers, and Israeli soldiers.

Our next stop is a guided tour of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, the center of Israel’s modern democracy.

Overnight in Jerusalem

 

Day 7 – To the North

We start the day in ancient Caesarea with its Roman amphitheater, port, Hippodrome, and aqueduct. Caesarea’s history is intertwined with Jewish, Christian and Moslem History.

From Caesarea along one of the ancient routes to Megiddo, one of Israel’s most famous biblical sites and the traditional site of Armageddon.

We continue north to the port city of Haifa and a visit to the world famous Ba’hai Gardens, one of the holiest sites of the Ba’hai religion, located on Mount Carmel.

Overnight in the North

 

Day 8 – Galilee

Nazareth where we will visit the Church of the Annunciation of Christ, and Nazareth Village, to see life as it was experienced 2,000 years ago.

A short ride to Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle and turned the water to wine.

From Cana to the Northern shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Capernaum – Jesus’s town, where Jesus assembled the apostles and performed many of his miracles as well as the site of a large ancient synagogue and Peter’s house

Tabha – On the shore of the Sea of Galilee Below the Church of the multiplication, located the site of the miracle of the fish and loafs well stroll on the beach and feel the special atmosphere of the place.

Mount of Beatitudes – where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

Overnight in the North

 

 

 

Day 9 – Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights

We start our penultimate day at Banias or to use the Roman name, Caesarea Philippi. From Banias, we will ascend the Golan Heights up to Mt Bental for spectacular views that underline the strategic importance of this region.

We descend to the Sea of Galilee and visit the ancient boat attributed to the time of Jesus. We will enjoy a boat ride (in a replica of the ancient boat).

The final stop of our tour of Northern Israel will be the Yardenit Baptismal site, a tranquil spot where the Sea of Galilee flows into the Jordan River, the river in which John baptized Jesus. We continue our Journey back to the central region of Israel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

 

Day 10 – Old Jaffa and the Hills of Judea

A visit to Old Jaffa and its port underlines the fascinating contrast between the Modern city of Tel Aviv and its ancient neighbor.

A short Journey to the foothills of Judea, into the Ella valley where David vanquished Goliath and to the Bet Guvrin National Park with it’s labyrinth of caves used many years ago for hiding, burial, storage and more.

Drop off and Farewells at Airport or Hotel.

 

 

Price Includes:

  • Guaranteed Small Groups – 35 Participants Max
  • 8 Days of touring
  • 9 nights at 4-star hotel
  • 9 Israeli buffet breakfast and 2 dinners (for nights spent in the northern hotel)
  • Entrance fees for all places in the itinerary
  • New Air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking fully licensed expert tour guide
  • (For Half board Only: 9 Israeli buffet breakfast and 9 Dinners)

 

Price does not include:

  • Air tickets
  • Meals not mentioned in “price includes”
  • Health and Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide, coach driver, porters, hotel staff
  • Anything not mentioned in “price includes”.

 

Prima Kings

Eyal

Ibis Jerusalem

Kibbutz Ginosar

Kibbutz Lavi

Vered ha’Galil Ranch

Leonardo TiberuisPrima City

Prima Tel Aviv

Grand Beach Hotel

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10 Day Christian Heritage Israel tour