Plot a course across Israel, starting in bustling Tel Aviv, reaching the shores of the Sea of Galilee and rounding out your journey in the town of Bethlehem. Take the full measure of Israel on our in-depth and unforgettable sample itinerary!
DAY 1: USA - TEL AVIV [DEPART USA]
Dinner and a movie aloft as you make your way to Tel Aviv on the overnight flight.
DAY 5: TIBERIAS - GOLAN HEIGHTS - TIBERIAS [GOLAN HEIGHTS SIGHTSEEING]
Detailed private sightseeing of Golan Heights, which was both historically important to Christianity and Judaism, and get a sense of the region’s strategic importance along the Syrian border. Head back to Tiberias for the evening.
DAY 6: TIBERIAS - MT. TABOR - NAZARETH [REACH NAZARETH]
Continue to Mount Tabor, which sits above the Plain of Jezreel and holds special significance in both the Old and New Testament. Reach Jesus' hometown of Nazareth and check into your lodgings. Free time on your own to explore your new neighborhood and perhaps visit the Church of the Annunciation.
DAY 7: NAZARETH - BEIT SHE'AN - JERICHO - JERUSALEM [GUIDED TOUR]
Guided sightseeing continues with a stop at Beth Alfa to see the preserved VI-c synagogue and the Roman ruins in Beit She’an. Cross into the West Bank to see the oldest city in the world, Jericho. Check into your centrally-located hotel in Jerusalem.
DAYS 8 AND 9: JERUSALEM [EXPLORE 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, David's Tomb, the room of the Last Supper, the Garden of Olives, Yad Vashem, the famous Dead Sea and more!
DAY 10: JERUSALEM - MASADA - QUMRAN - JERUSALEM [MASADA EXCURSION]
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. Free afternoon in Jerusalem to shop or visit a museum you may have missed.
DAY 11: JERUSALEM - BETHLEHEM - TEL AVIV - USA [RETURN HOME]
Detailed private sightseeing of Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity, the very spot Jesus was born. Transfer to Ben Gurion TLV Airport for your homebound flights. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
DAY 2: TEL AVIV - JAFFA - CAESAREA [ARRIVE / INTRODUCTORY SIGHTS]
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 centrally-located hotel in Caesarea. Restaurant suggestions provided throughout.
DAY 3: CAESAREA - HAIFA - ACRE - SAFED - TIBERIAS [TOUR]
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 Safed, the birthplace of Kabbalah. Reach Tiberias and check into your centrally-located hotel.
DAY 4: TIBERIAS - CAPERNAUM - TIBERIAS [CAPERNAUM EXCURSION]
Proceed to the Sea of Galilee with a chance for a boat ride on the lake and a visit to the ancient fishing village of Capernaum, where Jesus lived and taught. 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.