ISRAEL

Peel Back the Layers of the Holy Land

The land of the Bible - replete with Old Testament [OT] sites relating to the prophets, this is the land where you can learn the story of Moses and David.  80 percent of the New Testament [NT] occurred in and around Galilee, including Nazareth and Capernaum, plus you have the Mount of the Beatitudes and Mount Tabor which feature in both Testaments.  Our sample itinerary below is designed to share this modern vibrant country with you, including the sights, sounds and history!

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OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 

Welcome to Israel, Time to Discover Jaffa and on to Caesarea

Arrive in Tel Aviv, where you will be met for a detailed private sightseeing visit to the old city of Jaffa, as well as the Roman ruins in Caesarea, before settling into your comfortable seafront hotel at Caesarea

Day 2

Journey through Tiberias with an in-depth Exploration of the Mediterranean Seacoast 

Daily breakfasts in all hotels. Detailed private sightseeing up the coast to Haifa and the Bahá'í Gardens, followed by the cities of Acre and Sfad, the birthplace of Kabbalah. Reach Tiberias and check into your centrally-located hotel. Contemporary Israeli cuisine is varied and delicious! We will provide our favorite restaurant suggestions to you along the way!

Day 3

Uncover the Beauty of Galilee and Capernaum

Proceed to the Sea of Galilee with a chance for a boat ride on the lake and a visit to ancient Capernaum, where Jesus lived and taught in the synagogue. Explore one of the most beautifully serene places in the Holy Land, the Church of the Beatitudes, then return to Tiberias in time for dinner

 

Day 4

Immerse in the Rich History of Golan Heights

Journey through the Golan Heights with your private guide today to relive the history and gain an understanding of its strategic importance. Marvel at the fascinating mountains and epic landscapes along the way. Return  to Tiberias for the evening

Day 5

Venture to Mount Tabor and Nazareth 

Continue to Mount Tabor, which sits above the Plain of Jezreel and holds special significance in both Testaments.  Reach Jesus' hometown of Nazareth and check into your lodgings. Free time on your own to explore your new neighborhood and visit the Church of the Annunciation

Day 6

Explore Beth Alfa, Beit She’an and Jericho before Reaching Jerusalem

Guided sightseeing continues with a stop at Beit Alfa to see the preserved VI-c synagogue and the Roman ruins in Beit She’an. Lunch at Kibbutz Hefziba enterprise restaurant before visiting the ancient city whose mound of civilizations, or “tel” dates all the way back to the VI-c BC. Cross into the West Bank to see the oldest city in the world, Jericho, site of the ancient city walls [OT] and the Temptation of Christ [NT]. Continue to Jerusalem for check in

Day

7 & 8

Delve into the Charms of  Jerusalem

Over the next two days discover Jerusalem’s Old and New Cities with guided visits to the Western Wall, Temple Mount, Transit of the Tunnel, the Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, the Holy Sepulchre, David's Tomb, the room of the Last Supper, the Garden of Olives, Yad Vashem, the famous Dead Sea and more!

Day 9

Visit Masada Fortress, the Dead Sea and Qumran

Guided excursion to the mountaintop citadel of Masada followed by a chance to swim in the Dead Sea, then stop by the ancient site of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered nearly 20 centuries later. Free evening in Jerusalem to shop or visit a museum you may have missed

Day 10

Visit Bethlehem before Departing on your Homebound Flight

Detailed private sightseeing of Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity, on the spot marking the birthplace of Jesus. Stop at the White Benedictine monastery at Abu Gosh, also known for its great kebab before reaching Ben Gurion TLV Airport for your homebound flight. Next-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!

When should I go?

The ideal time is Year Round (note that the High Holidays in Sept/Oct may have an effect on planning)

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