Bibleland Tour – 8 day / 7 night Tour (Tour with our friends)
Weekly Departures from 4th March 2019 – 29th Feb 2020
Meet and Greet at Ben Gurion Airport Arrivals area
Transfer by Coach to Jerusalem
– Tourist Class: Gate / Rimonim Shalom
– First Class: Grand Court / Leonardo
– Superior Class: Crowne Plaza Dlx / Dan Panorama
(3 nights – Night 1: Breakfast Only)
You will begin the day at the Israel Museum (Shrine of the Book Museum) to view the world famous Dead Sea scrolls before visiting the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Next you will enjoy a visit to Ein Karem; a village located on the South Western side of Jerusalem. This small village is the tradition birthplace of John the Baptist.
A visit to Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum) will be the next stop on your tour. This memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, is located at the bottom of Mt. Hertzl.
This afternoon you will visit Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus. You will have the opportunity to visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square before returning back to your Jerusalem hotel.
Today you will tour the Old City of Jerusalem. Stops will be made at the Western Wall and the site of the Second Temple (the Temple Mount). A walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) will follow to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Calvary), housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion & the Tomb of the Resurrection.
To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion. Here you will visit the traditional tomb of King David & the Upper Room (Room of the Last Supper). Next you will continue to the Mount of Olives where you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem.
Continuing to the bottom of the Mount of Olives, you will enter the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
Your final stop today will be in downtown Jerusalem and the amazing Mahane Yehuda Market – the largest open market in Israel.
Today you will depart Jerusalem and drive north towards the Jordan River – passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world (where the walls came tumbling down). You will travel through the Jordan River Valley & new settlements to Beit She’an. This impressive Roman site is a must see location for anyone visiting the Holy Land.
Continuing North your next stop will be at Nazareth with a visit to the Church of the Annunciation & other Christian holy sites. Finally, you will proceed to Safed, city of the Kabbalah. Here you will visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony.
Overnight in a kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.
Today you will drive up to the Golan Heights passing by Caesarea Philippi (Banias), the source of the Jordan River. You will pass through former Syrian fortifications and Druze villages on route. Once in the Golan you will enjoy an Israeli wine tasting country experience, with vineyards surrounded by spectacular views.
Taste and become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines while enjoying a tour and understanding of the wine production process.
In the afternoon you will descend to the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) where you will visit Capernaum (Hometown of Jesus), to visit the ruins of the
ancient synagogue and Peter’s Mother-in-laws house. Next will be a stops at the Mount of Beatitudes (Sermon on the mount) and Tabgha (Loaves and Fishes). Your final stop today will be in Tiberias.
Optional: sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee (subject to conditions and fee).
Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.
You will depart the hotel after breakfast for a drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko). Here you will visit the old Crusader stronghold & medieval fortifications. Beginning to head South your next stop will be at Haifa. Here you will ascend Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city (including the Baha’i Shrine, Persian Garden & Haifa bay)
Continuing South, travelling down the Mediterranean coastline, your next stop will be at Caesarea (Herod’s Impressive Harbor City). Here you will get to visit the Roman Theater, Hippodrome & the Crusader fortress. You will end the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv & the ancient port of Jaffa (Joppa).
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day of leisure in Tel Aviv (on the beaches or in the city)
** Optional tour to Masada & the Dead Sea. (supplement: $90 net per person) **
Depart from the hotel after breakfast
Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for flights home
Please note: the sequence of the tour & sites visited may be amended due to circumstances at the company’s or the guide’s discretion.
Airport Transfers: Collection and Drop off at Ben Gurion International Airport (Meet and Greet)
Transportation: Fully Air-conditioned Coach with PA System
7 nights on B&B basis – as per selected option (Lunches not included)
6 Dinners (Evening Meals) from 2nd night
Guide: Certified Tour Guide
Entrance Fees: All tickets & entrance fees are included in the price
- Porterage at airport.
- Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
- Beverages with meals.
- Personal medical / baggage insurance.
- Optional Masada & Dead Sea tour on Sunday – $90 net per person
1. The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis – subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
2. The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.
3. Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only basis.
4. Sites within Palestinian areas are subject to situation
Guides: Guides / Drivers for our guaranteed weekly tours may not be Christian / Messianic – most are Jewish. Our Christian / Messianic guides are reserved for bespoke Christian Group Tours and our one day tours (Baptism Tour, Jerusalem Tour, Dead Sea Tour & Galilee Tour). All weekly tours however do visit a variety of Christian sites.
Tourist & First Class: Child (2-12) sharing parents’ room – reduction on the Double rate 20%
Superior: Child up to age 18 sharing parents’ room – reduction on the Double rate 40%
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