THE HOLY LAND ISRAEL TOUR

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The Holy Land Israel Tour: Photo By v_blinov

THE HOLY LAND ISRAEL TOUR

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

The 11 days Holy Land Israel Tour takes you on a journey to the land of where it all began. Walk the same footsteps as Jesus did. Discover your Christian Heritage!

 

Availability: Weekly
Departs: Every Sunday (except high holidays)

From $2,100.00 per person
(land services only – airfare available upon request)

 

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TOUR DETAILS

The Holy Land Israel Tour
Days: 11 | Nights: 10 | Operates: Weekly | Starts: Sundays

Included

10 Nights Accommodations

  • 2 nights in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights at a Kibbutz in the Galilee
  • 2 nights in Eilat
  • 4 nights in Jerusalem

Guiding and Touring

  • An English speaking guide
  • 8 full days of touring
  • A luxurious A/C motor-coach
  • Entrances to all sites and parks

Transfers

  • Meet and assist at Airport
  • Arrival transfer to hotel
  • Departure transfer back to Airport

Meals

  • Israeli style breakfast daily
  • Dinners daily at the hotel
  • Light Bedouin lunch

ITINERARY

SUNDAY DAY 1 – Arrival in Israel / Transfer to Tel Aviv

Welcome to beautiful Israel! We will arrive at Ben Gurion airport and be met and assisted by a Shalom Journeys representative before proceeding to passport control. Following passport control, we will be transferred to our hotel in coastal Tel Aviv. Depending on our arrival time, we will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. A day to rest up before we embark on the Holy Land Israel Tour of 11 Days.

EVENING: DINNER AT HOTEL

MONDAY DAY 2 - Caesarea / Megiddo / Muhraka / Acre

BREAKFAST. Following our delicious breakfast, we will journey along the coastal highway to the ancient Roman capital, Caesarea. We will visit the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, its aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been recently restored. 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. Our tour proceeds to Megiddo, which has been identified as the site of the battle of Armageddon.

Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, explore the local, market and harbor.

EVENING: DINNER AT HOTEL

TUESDAY DAY 3 - Tiberias / Western Galilee / Banias

BREAKFAST. After a short tour of Tiberias, we will enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Our tour proceeds to visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat” is located, which is an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is on display. We will continue to Capernaum, home to Jesus, to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter. Next stop is in Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, to visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4thcentury mosaic floor. On to the Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Our final destination on today’s tour is the Banias Springs where we will tour the Golan Heights region.

EVENING: DINNER AT HOTEL

WEDNESDAY DAY 4 - Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean / Jerusalem

BREAKFAST. Following breakfast, we will drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. We’ll continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Our tour will proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river (robe rentals available on site). Continuing on, we will stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city amphitheater. Our tour today will end with a scenic drive along the Jordan valley towards the ancient city of Jerusalem.

EVENING: DINNER AT HOTEL

THURSDAY DAY 5 - Jerusalem (Old City)

BREAKFAST. Following breakfast, we will start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from the Mount of Olives. Our tour will proceed to the Old City of Jerusalem. Here we will visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. From there we continue forward to enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Some of the sites include the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and most notably the Western Wall. Moreover, we will walk along the Via Delarosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, we will drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy its beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance.

EVENING: DINNER AT HOTEL

FRIDAY DAY 6 - Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*

BREAKFAST. We start our day with a drive to Ein Karem where we will visit the Church of Visitation. Our tour will 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, the birthplace of Jesus. We will visit Shepherds’ field, and walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jerusalem. 

PM: DINNER AT HOTEL

SATURDAY DAY 7 - Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea

BREAKFAST. Our journey continues through the Judean hills to the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. From here we 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. We will ascend Massada by cable car and explore the mountain fortress built by King Herod. Some notable sites include the remains of the walls, water cistern and Herod’s Palace.

We will descend by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea. Which is considered the lowest point on earth; take the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water. To enjoy all it has to offer, cover yourself with the mineral-rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects.

EVENING: DINNER AT HOTEL

SUNDAY DAY 8 – Timna / Underwater Observatory / Eilat

BREAKFAST. Travel south through the Negev desert. Next a stop at Timna, a large geological and archaeological park; We will get a chance to view the outstanding Solomon’s pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea. Moreover, explore the Underwater Observatory marine park that was built into a coral reef. Check-in to our hotel in Eilat

EVENING: DINNER AT HOTEL

MONDAY DAY 9 – At Leisure or Petra Extension

Breakfast. Today we will enjoy the Red Sea and have a day at leisure.

Optional tour – Petra Extension: Following breakfast, we will drive to the border with Jordan. Our representatives will assist us with the entry visa at the Jordanian border. The journey begins with a drive straight to Petra, the astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans (An ancient Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Moreover, the city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After lunch we will drive back to the Jordanian-Israeli border. If time is permitting we will stop in the Red Sea city of Aqaba fro a chance to walk around. To conclude our day of touring, we will be transferred to the border at around dinner time and back into Eilat, Israel.

EVENING: DINNER AT HOTEL

TUESDAY DAY 10 – Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Hatzerim / Tel Aviv

BREAKFAST. Following breakfast, we will depart Eilat and proceed towards Mitzpe Ramon (The Ramon Crater). Take a moment to gaze into a geological wonder, with majestic views. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and his grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Our tour will stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent. We will learn about Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. To conclude the days touring, we will proceed to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum.We arrive in Tel Aviv for our last night in Israel.

EVENING: DINNER AT HOTEL

WEDNESDAY DAY 11 – End The Holy Land Israel Tour

EARLY BREAKFAST. Following our last breakfast and after making lifelong memories of Israel, we will be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport for our departure back home.

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