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Discover Christian sites in Israel and visit the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Be amazed by the Roman city of Caesarea; the Crusader city of Acre and the Rosh HaNikra sea caves. In the breathtaking Galilee tour Nazareth; Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee. Visit Bethlehem; Jericho and Jerusalem to retrace Jesus’ footsteps seeing places like the Via Dolorosa and Holy Sepulchre. Tour Masada and relax at the Dead Sea.
After you touch down at Ben Gurion Airport and make your way to your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel you’ll have time to relax and settle in. Your hotel accommodation is included in your tour package. If you want you can use some of our suggestions about how to spend your first day in Israel or you could spend the day discovering the unique character of the Holy Land and its people. Welcome to Israel!
This tour heads to southern Israel through the Judean Hills and past the Inn of the Good Samaritan. We pause at sea level for an unforgettable photo-op then continue our descent further and further down beneath sea level towards the iconic Dead Sea. Our first stop is at Masada where we take a cable car to the plateau summit and tour the remains of Herod’s 2,055 year old palace fortress. We see remarkable structures including palaces and a bathhouse. From Masada the tour takes you past the desert oasis of Ein Gedi and Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We spend the rest of the day relaxing on one of the Dead Sea beaches. You can float in the salty-water that is 8.6 times more saline than the ocean creating natural buoyance. Use the Dead Sea mud as a natural skin mask and soak up the glorious Dead Sea sun.
We follow in the footsteps of Jesus on the Mount of Olives visiting the Church of the Ascension where Christ ascended to heaven, and the nearby Church of the Pater Noster, where Christ taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer.
See the Dominus Flevit - the place Jesus looked out over Jerusalem and wept as he foresaw its destruction. We visit the Church of all Nations and the adjacent Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested on the eve of his crucifixion.
We view the Pools of Bethesda then go into the Old City where we stop at the Church of Saint Anne plus the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. From there we walk to the 3d Station of the Cross on Via Dolorosa, the path Jesus would have taken carrying his cross toward his crucifixion on Calvary.
Note that this unforgettable tour includes over 5 Miles in a hilly city area - which might not be suitable for people with difficulty walking long distances.
Take this Bethlehem and Jericho tour past the Inn of the Good Samaritan and descend beneath sea level to the ancient city of Jericho. In Jericho see the sycamore tree climbed by Zacchaeus when he tried to get a better look at Jesus. Recall the biblical tale of Joshua marching his troops around Jericho’s city walls until they fell. The tour leaves Jericho passing the Mount of Temptation and continues to Qasr al-Yahud on the Jordan River where John baptized Jesus. Then the tour visits Bethlehem where Jesus was born just over 2,000 years ago. The Bethlehem tour stops in Manger Square and we enter the Church of the Nativity which holds the Holy Grotto where the nativity took place. The tour visits the adjacent Church of St. Catherine and its subterranean caves holding ancient tombs and shrines. From here the tour passes Shepherds Field and returns to Jerusalem.
We take in the panoramic views of Jerusalem from the top of Mount of Scopus then travel down the mount passing the biblical Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations, and Kidron Valley which holds monumental Jewish tombs. In the Jewish Quarter, we see the Cardo; the Byzantine-era main street of Jerusalem. We stop at the sacred Western Wall to place a prayer note between the ancient stones of the wall. The tour follows part of the Via Dolorosa to the stunning Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here we see the site of Christ’s crucifixion and his burial tomb. After a lunch break and walk through the Old City bazaar we travel to new Jerusalem. Driving through the modern city we reach Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. The museum’s exhibits include authentic artifacts, original documents, photos, and video testimonials of Holocaust survivors.
Tour the coastal cities of Israel as we drive north of Tel Aviv and make our first stop in Caesarea. Here we tour the remains of an ancient Roman port city and see the theater, hippodrome, and ruins of palaces, temples, and bathhouses. We travel further north along the coast to the port city of Haifa. Here we see the terraced Baha’i Gardens on Mt. Carmel and learn about the Baha’i faith. Continuing all the way to Israel’s border with Lebanon the tour takes you to the sea caves of Rosh HaNikra. Here we can enter the cave chambers and tunnels where waves crash against the rocks. We return south and the tour visits the Crusader city of Acre. Here we tour the Crusader fortress built in the 12th century, the Ottoman structures, and a former Turkish and British Mandate citadel prison.
This tour begins with a drive up the coastal road, then we turn off towards the Valley of Armageddon. From here we can see Megiddo. We pass by Mt. Precipice and arrive in Nazareth. Here we tour the beautiful Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. On route to the Sea of Galilee, we pass Cana, where Christ transformed water into wine. From a distance, we see Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount and stop in Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. In Tabgha, we tour the Roman Catholic Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. We pass Tiberias on the edge of the Sea of Galilee and stop at Yardenit. This River Jordan baptismal site could have been where John baptized Jesus. On our return journey, we pass Mt. Tabor where the Transfiguration took place.
Take a day off in Tel Aviv. This is your time to get rest and explore the city that never sleeps!
Relax on one of the stunning beaches; discover Yarkon Park or explore the city. Shopaholics and bargain hunters will love the malls; Carmel Market and Jaffa’s flea market. Visit world class museums like the Museum of Art. Wander through the old neighborhoods like Neve Tzedek where there are indie stores and art galleries or discover the White City’s Bauhaus architecture. Follow the narrow lanes of Jaffa to the old port and feast yourself at Tel Aviv’s many eateries. We can offer suggestions to help you plan your free day in Tel Aviv.
Take a flight from Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv (Terminal 1) to Ramon Airport near Eilat
Eilat is Israel's No.1 beach resort city, the pearl of the desert – with countless attractions for every taste.
Visit the fabulous Coral Beach, considered among the most beautiful and diverse underwater reserves in the world. Snorkel and get close and personal with unique animals, or see them through the huge windows of the Eilat Underwater Observatory - the best way to meet the aquatic wildlife without getting wet.
Visitors love the Eilat Dolphin Reef where you can observe and swim with dolphins in their natural environment; the dolphins in Eilat are free to move between the reef area and the open bay.
Eilat's shores are among the best in the middle east: Get some tan on Dekel (Palm) Beach, enjoy watersport activities at Kisuski Beach, try great Greek food at Mykonos Beach, and relax at the laid-back local favorite - Mosh Beach.
After a 20-minute drive from the city, you'll reach Timna Valley Park, where you can see King Solomon's Pillars, The famous giant Mushroom, and many more incredible rock formations.
And we have some awesome news for Fashionistas and shopping lovers: Eilat is a tax-free city where you can shop til you drop in over 12 Malls, Markets, and Outlet centers. Numerous international brands await you, alongside local designs.
Traveling along the Desert Highway we pass breathtaking desert and mountain scenery you won't forget. When we arrive in Petra you can choose to enter the city on foot or on horseback.
The Lost Nabatean capital is a magnificent archaeological site dating back about 2,300 years - and its most impressive structures were all carved out of the red-hued rock cliffs.
Here you will travel through the Siq, a beautiful smooth gorge that serpentines all the way to the famous Petra Treasury with its exquisite decorations.
See the captivating Obelisk Tomb, explore the Petra Theater and learn about forgotten times, take unique pictures, and marvel at the intricately decorated shrines as you walk down Petra’s ancient colonnaded street.
Depart from Ramon Airport Eilat to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv after your truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
On your last day in Israel you will have time to pack your bags and say good-bye to the Holy Land. If your flight is in the evening check-out at 11am and leave your luggage at the hotel. Head into the city to enjoy a “last supper” or do some last minute shopping. Perhaps return to a place you fell in love with; visit somewhere new or mix with the locals at a neighborhood café. If you would like to use your last day to the fullest we would be happy to make suggestions or help you plan a tour.
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Tour Packages are the easiest and cheapest way to travel in Israel. Our packages integrate day tours with lodgings and are from 2 to 12 days long. The tours operate several times a week and include breakfast and transportation from hotel to hotel. Every morning you will join a new group led by one of the best and most professional tour guides Israel has to offer.
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- Bed and Breakfast (Since pickup in Tel Aviv is early when you get to the hotel, please organize with the reception breakfast boxes for your tours from Tel Aviv);
- guided tours (following the schedule on the tour page);
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In general, the packages are offered with different levels of accommodation (tourist, first, superior, luxury) so you have the option of choosing between them unless stated otherwise on the tour package page. All you have to do is to choose your preferred option during the booking process.
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You are welcome to contact us regarding any issue at:
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Phone: +972 35422000