Tour to the Holy Land
Ben Gurion Airport, Israel - Ben Gurion Airport, Israel
Overview of the Holy Land

Details

8 Days | 7 Nights

Tour Type: Private
Runs: Every day
Accommodation: 4* Hotels
Minimum Age: 5

Tour Description


This journey will take you to most of the biblical and holy sites in Israel. See the restored amphitheatre at Caesarea, enjoy the view in Haifa, visit the domed Bahai Shrine, and spend an overnight in a Kibbutz. Drive along the Jordan valley to visit an archaeological dig, in Old City you follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ along the Via Dolorosa. In New City, you will visit Israel Museum where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed.

Highlights


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Ben Gurion Airport - Tel Aviv Hotel    

Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport our representative will meet you with a signage. Transfer to Tel Aviv, check in, rest of the day is free.


Day 2: Tel Aviv Hotel - Caesarea - Meggido - Druze Village - Haifa Hotel    

Breakfast, then drive north along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the Holyland. See the excavations of the Crusader city and Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater, which has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Lunch, then proceed to Meggido to see the excavations of King Solomon's stables and 20 layers of civilization. Continue your tour to visit the Druze village on Mount Carmel and to Haifa.


Breakfast

Day 3: Haifa Visit - Akko - Safed - Kibbutz Tiberias    

Breakfast, then start your tour of Haifa at the summit of Mount Carmel for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Western Galilee. Continue to the golden domed Bahai shrine to visit the exotic Persian gardens. Drive to Akko to visit the Crypt of St. John and the underground Crusader city. Proceed to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, visit the ancient synagogue and the artists' colony. Continue to Tiberias for dinner and overnight at Kibbutz.


Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Capernaum - Nazareth - Jericho - Jerusalem Hotel    

After breakfast, visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and the town of Jesus. Proceed to Nazareth for a visit to the church of Annunciation. Drive along the Jordan Valley via Jericho the world's oldest city, visiting the archaeological dig Tel Es Sultan, Hisham's Palace and take the cable car top the Mountain of Temptation. End your tour in Jerusalem.


Breakfast

Day 5: Jerusalem Hotel - Jerusalem Old City - Jerusalem Hotel    

After breakfast, we start our tour with an introduction to the city from the top of The Mount of Olives, and then walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane. We also visit the "Wailing Wall", the last remnants of the Temple in Jerusalem. We continue in the footsteps of Jesus along the Stations of the Via Dolorosa, Jesus' "Way of Suffering", and unto the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified and buried. The Via Dolorosa also passes through the Old City's oriental "Suq" (Bazaar). At the end of the day we visit King David's Tomb and the "Room of the Last Supper", the Ceanaculum. Overnight Jerusalem.


Breakfast

Day 6: Bethlehem - Ein Karem - Jerusalem Hotel    

We drive to explore Bethlehem, where we first visit the ancient Church of the Nativity, where we can really touch the very place where Jesus was born. Built by St. Helena already in the 4th century, it has been an active church and never destroyed ever since! Here St. Hieronymus wrote the first Latin translation of the Bible - the "Volgata". We shall also visit the "Milk Grotto" and the "Shepherds Fields". Please note that the tour of Bethlehem can be cancelled without prior notice due to security circumstances. Returning to Jerusalem, we drive to the picturesque village Ein Karem, the place where John the Baptist was born. We will visit the "St. John in the Mountains" church, built on the place where the house of St. John was standing. We will also visit the Church of Visitation, where St. Mary visited Elisabeth out in the vineyard, and prophesied her the birth of St. John. Overnight in Jerusalem.


Breakfast

Day 7: Jerusalem New City - Tel Aviv Hotel    

This day is dedicated to Jerusalem's New City: We visit the famous "Menorah" (Candelabra) situated outside the "Knesset", Israel's parliament, and the Israel Museum with the "Shrine of the Book", where the "Dead Sea Scrolls" are exhibited, the Model of Jerusalem at the time of the 2nd Temple. Visit Yad Vashem Museum & Machne Yehuda Market. Overnight Tel Aviv.


Breakfast

Day 8: Tel Aviv Hotel - Ben Gurion Airport    

Breakfast at hotel, check out, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure.


Breakfast

Inclusions


  • Transfers in private, A/C, new vehicle.
  • English Speaking Tour Guide (day 2 - 7).
  • 2x hotel accommodation with breakfast in Tel Aviv.
  • 1x hotel accommodation with breakfast in Haifa.
  • 1x accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Kibbutz Tiberias.
  • 3x hotel accommodation with breakfast in Jerusalem.
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites.

Exclusions


  •  Airfare. 
  •  Travel Insurance. 
  •  Entry Visa Israel. 
  •  Meals and Beverages not stated. 
  •  Tips and personal expenses. 
  •  Others not mentioned in the inclusions. 

Practical Info


• Official check in time at hotels 15:00 – check out time at hotels 12:00.
• We do not check the availability of accommodation when planning your trip. Once you booked and any hotel is not available, we search an alternative and inform you.
• Breakfast at hotels is served in the main restaurant.
• All guides in Israel are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and are not part of our team.
• The old city of Jerusalem is closed to private vehicles.
• The Western Wall area is open every day. However please note that on Friday evenings and Saturdays, tourists are not allowed to take any photos.
• Temple Mount Opening Hours: Mon-Thu, winter time: 07:30-10:30, 12:30-13:30 – Mon-Thu, summer time: 08:30-11:30, 13:30-14:30 - Fri & Sat closed.
• For the visit of religious sites you need to dress modestly and cover shoulders and knees.






How to Book this Tour


- After booking the tour with us online, one of our consultants will get in touch within 24 hours. You need to pay then a 25% deposit by credit card or by bank transfer. The full payment is due latest 14 days before tour start.
- Cancellations or changes need to be sent in written form. Charges are as follows:
• 25 $USD of the total price of the trip for cancellations from the date of booking until 31 days before departure.
• 25% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 30 to 08 days before departure.
• 100% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 07 to 01 days before departure or no show.
- For refunds we do not cover transaction fees charged by credit card companies and banks.
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