Holy Land Tour - 8 days/ 7 nights - Thursday arrival

This guaranteed weekly tour caters to the Christian traveler visiting the Holy Land. One of our most popular programs, available to those who are looking for a deep, serious and spiritual experience.

THURSDAY
Arrival
Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv for an overnight

FRIDAY
Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Megiddo
Meet guide, drive to the city of Jaffa (Joppa) for a short visit; take a walking tour in picturesque alleys of this old, fortified town. Pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hilltop. Proceed along the coast to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman Theater and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo, identified in the book of Revelations as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water-supply system. Drive towards the Sea of Galilee and overnight in Tiberias.

SATURDAY
Tiberias- Capernaum - Golan Heights
After a tour of Tiberias, continue to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the loaves and fishes and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and where it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles. Ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights. Return for overnight in Tiberias.

SUNDAY
Cana-Nazareth - Beit Shean
Travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. Proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and visit the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. See, too, Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake.  Continue onward along the Jordan River to Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

MONDAY
Dead Sea - Massada
Through the remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea drive to Massada, situated right on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. See the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral-rich water.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

TUESDAY
Jerusalem (Old City)
Start the day at Mt. Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem. Tour includes the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first taught the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. Enter the Old City from the Cardo and see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. Then at Mount Zion, enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

WEDNESDAY
Jerusalem (New City)-Ein Karem- Bethlehem
Today’s tour includes Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, located on the foot of Mt. Herzl. Enjoy Ein Karem- a picturesque village on the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions: according to tradition, John the Baptist was born here. Visit the Israel Museum and its detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple as well as the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University. Continue to Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.

THURSDAY
Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure.

Rates in USD:

City

Tourist class

First Class

Superior First Class

Deluxe

Tel Aviv

Sea.Net/
Gilgal

Metropolitan/
Mercure/
Grand Beach

Dan Panorama/
Crowne Plaza

Carlton/
Sheraton Hotel & Tower

Tiberias

Prima/
Restal

Leonardo/
RoyalPlaza

Rimonim Mineral/ Caesar

Galei Kinneret/
Leonardo Plaza

Jerusalem

Jerusalem Gate/
Jerusalem Gold/
Rimonim Shalom

Leonardo/
Prima/
Ramada

Dan Panorama/
Crowne Plaza

David Citadel/
Inbal

Per Person sharing a twin including breakfast

1,115

1,315

1,520

2,145

Per person sharing twin including breakfast and 6 dinners (first night dinner not included)

1,200

1,400

1,705

Not available

Single Room Supplement

402

536

728

1,203

High Season Supplement per person sharing twin per night 01-31 Aug,’11, 01-10-&22-31 Oct,'11, 21-31Dec, '11

9

9

12

Not available

Peak Season Supplement per person sharing twin per night 17-26 Apr, '11; 11-21 Oct, '11

39/59

39/59

Not available

Not available

ADDITIONAL NIGHTS:

JLM

TLV

JLM

TLV

JLM

TLV

JLM

TLV

Per person sharing twin including breakfast

63

78

91

91

136

147

195

195

Per person sharing twin on Half Board (including breakfast and dinner)

78

93

110

110

172

193

N/A

N/A

Single room supplement

53

59

74

74

112

127

140

169

Additional Peak Season* supplement per person sharing a twin room/ single room per night

39/52

20/26

26/36

26/33

46/65

46/65

N/A

N/A

 

*Additional nights' peak season dates as follows:
Tel Aviv: 17-*Additional nights' peak season dates as follows: Tel Avi: 05-14 Apr, 12; 01-31 Aug, 12
Jerusalem: 05-14 Apr, 12; 30 Sep-10 Oct, 12

Rates include:

  • Transfers on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport) with assistance
  • 7 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis at selected hotels (or similar ones) as per itinerary on chosen board basis
  • Family plan: Tourist & First Class categories: 1 Child up to 12 years old in parents’ room - 20% discount on package rate and 2 Children in separate room - 10% discount (each) on package rate
  • Family plan: Superior First Class & Deluxe categories: 1 Child up to 18 years old in parents’ room - 40% discount on Package rate and 2 Children in separate room - 15% discount (each) on package rate
  • Children from the age of 5 are welcome on tour
  • Touring as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
  • Due to Yom Kippur tour will not operate on 20 Sep, '12

Not including:

  • Porterage, tips to guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Traveler’s Medical and baggage insurance

Please note: The operator reserves the right to amend the sequence or provide similar hotels according to availability.

Extensions to Eilat, Jordan and Egypt are also available. For further information please contact us.