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8 Days / 7 Nights - Tel Aviv, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Massada, Dead SeaPhoto

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 - Tel Aviv / Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre / Tiberias
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; 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 , the local market and harbor. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for a 2-night stay. (BD)

Day 3 - Tiberias - Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes & Golan Heights
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. (BD)

Day 4 - Tiberias / Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean / Jerusalem
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 Rriver; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. (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; view the Temple Mount; walk along the 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. (BD)

Day 6 - Jerusalem - New City & Bethlehem
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit 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; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. (BD)

* Visit subject to the security conditions.

Day 7 - Jerusalem - Qumeran / Massada / 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 Massada, 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; visit the remains of the walls, 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. (BD)

Day 8 - Jerusalem / Depart Tel Aviv
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight. (B)

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2018      
       
  Sunday Dbl Sgl  
  Mar 3, 11, 18 $2,125 $3,150  
  Apr 8, 15 $2,175 $3,250  
  Apr 22, 29 $2,125 $3,150  
  May 6, 13, 20, 27 $2,125 $3,150  
  Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 $2,125 $3,150  
  Jul 1, 8, 15 $2,125 $3,150  
  Jul 22, 29 $2,195 $3,195  
  Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 $2,195 $3,195  
  Sep 2 $2,125 $3,150  
  Sep 30 $2,275 $3,325  
  Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 $2,175 $3,250  
  Nov 4, 11, 28 $2,175 $3,250  
  Nov 25 $2,025 $2,945  
  Dec 2, 9, 16 $1,995 $2,910  
  Dec 30 $2,050 $2,975  
   
  * Wednesday itineraray operates in reverse  
  Wednesdays Dbl Sgl  
  Mar 7, 14, 21 $2,125 $3,150  
  Apr 11, 18 $2,175 $3,250  
  Apr 25 $2,125 $3,150  
  May 2, 9, 23, 30 $2,125 $3,150  
  Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 $2,125 $3,150  
  Jul 4, 11, 18 $2,125 $3,150  
  Jul 25 $2,195 $3,195  
  Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 $2,195 $3,195  
  Aug 29 $2,125 $3,150  
  Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 $2,175 $3,250  
  Nov 7, 14, 21 $2,175 $3,250  
  Nov 28 $1,995 $2,910  
  Dec 5, 12 $1,995 $2,910  
  Dec 19 $2,015 $2,930  
  Dec 26 $2,125 $3,150  
   
     
  2019  
 
  DEPARTS:
  Every Sunday (excluding Apr 14, 21, Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13 & Oct 20)
 
 
  Sunday Departures Dbl Sgl
  Jan 6 $1,995 $2,910
  Jan 13 $1,995 $2,910
  Jan 20 $1,995 $2,910
  Jan 27 $1,995 $2,910
  Feb 3 $1,995 $2,910
  Feb 10 $1,995 $2,910
  Feb 17 $1,995 $2,910
  Feb 24 $2,075 $3,035
  Mar 3 $2,095 $3,160
  Mar 10 $2,095 $3,160
  Mar 17 $2,095 $3,160
  Mar 24 $2,095 $3,160
  Mar 31 $2,095 $3,160
  Apr 7 $2,095 $3,160
  Apr 28 $2,095 $3,160
  May 5 $2,095 $3,160
  May 12 $2,135 $3,210
  May 19 $2,095 $3,160
  May 26 $2,095 $3,160
  Jun 2 $2,095 $3,160
  Jun 9 $2,135 $3,210
  Jun 16 $2,095 $3,160
  Jun 23 $2,095 $3,160
  Jun 30 $1,925 $2,825
  Jul 7 $1,925 $2,825
  Jul 14 $1,925 $2,825
  Aug 4 $1,925 $2,825
  Aug 11 $1,995 $2,875
  Aug 18 $1,995 $2,875
  Aug 25 $1,995 $2,875
  Sep 1 $2,095 $3,160
  Sep 8 $2,095 $3,160
  Sep 15 $2,095 $3,160
  Sep 22 $2,095 $3,160
  Oct 27 $2,175 $3,295
  Nov 3 $2,175 $3,295
  Nov 10 $2,175 $3,295
  Nov 17 $2,175 $3,295
  Nov 24 $2,175 $3,295
  Dec 1 $1,895 $2,780
  Dec 8 $1,895 $2,780
  Dec 15 $1,895 $2,780
  Dec 22 $1,895 $2,780
  Dec 29 $1,895 $2,780
 
  2020
  DEPARTS
  Every Sunday (Except Jan 12, Jan 26 and Feb 16)
 
  Sunday Departures Dbl Sgl
  Jan 5 $1,895 $2,780
  Jan 19 $1,895 $2,780
  Feb 2 $1,895 $2,780
  Feb 9 $1,895 $2,780
  Feb 23 $1,895 $2,780
         
  Hotels:      
         
  Tel Aviv - Tal Tel Aviv    
  Tiberias - Kittutz Lavi - Eden Wing    
  Jerusalem - Ramada Jerusalem    
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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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