Tour Type: Tour Package
Duration: 12 Days
Departure days: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Languages: English

Overview

This 12 day tour package focuses on Biblical sites and Christian landmarks. Visit Nazareth Jesus’ hometown; the Galilee and see the River Jordan where Jesus was baptized. Retrace Jesus’ footsteps through Jerusalem, walk the Via Dolorosa and visit the Holy Sepulchre. Also visit iconic landmarks like the Dead Sea and Masada. This tour includes a trip to the UNESCO-listed Petra in Jordan, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Tour Schedule

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!

Overnight stay: Jerusalem

We take in the panoramic views of Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Scopus then travel down the mount passing the Biblical Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations and Kidron Valley that 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.

Overnight stay: Jerusalem

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 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 here we walk the Via Dolorosa as Jesus did carrying his cross towards his crucifixion on Calvary.

Overnight stay: Jerusalem

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 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 shrine. From here the tour passes Shepherds Field and returns to Jerusalem.

Overnight stay: Jerusalem

With a free day in Jerusalem you can visit sites you’ve dreamed of or discover new places in the City of Gold. Wander through the Old City visiting churches and ancient sites or venture into the new city. At the Machane Yehuda Market taste local delicacies and at Mamilla Mall experience luxury shopping. Visit Ein Kerem, a village-like neighborhood or explore Mt. Zion. Jerusalem has brilliant parks and museums including the Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book that holds the Dead Sea Scrolls. We can offer suggestion of how to spend your free time in Jerusalem.

Overnight stay: Jerusalem

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. 

Overnight stay: Tel Aviv

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 visit Mt. Precipice and arrive in Nazareth. Here we tour the beautiful Church of Annunciation and Church of St. Joseph. On route to the Sea of Galilee, we pass Cana, where Christ transformed water into wine. We see where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount at the Mt. of Beatitudes 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.

Overnight stay: Tel Aviv

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 amphitheater, 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. 

Overnight stay: Tel Aviv

Take a short flight from Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv (Terminal 1) to Ramon Airport near Eilat.


With a free day in Eilat you can hang out on the beach, swimming and snorkeling among the coral reefs or enjoy more exhilarating activities. Try the many watersports or take a boat excursion on the Red Sea. Eilat has an IMAX theatre; underwater observatory and Dolphin Reef where you can swim with dolphins. In the surrounding mountains you can hike through the Red Canyon, take a camel or jeep excursion and visit Park Timna. Eilat is a tax-free city where you can shop-til-you-drop; one of the malls even has a large ice rink in the center!

Overnight stay: Eilat

The tour starts with a transfer from Eilat to the Arava border, where our representatives will meet you and assist with the visa requisition and border crossing. Our local tour guide will meet you on the Jordanian side of the border and you will start the two hour drive to Petra.
Traveling along the Desert Highway we pass breathtaking desert and mountain scenery. When we arrive in Petra you can choose to enter the city on foot or horseback. We’ll tour Petra, a magnificent archaeological site dating back about 2,300 years to when the Nabataean people carved their city out of red-hued rock cliffs. See intricately decorated tombs and grand temples as you walk down Petra’s ancient colonnaded street. Some of the rock facades will tower above you like the Treasury and the 40 meter high Deir Monastery. On the return journey we’ll stop at several observation points overlooking Wadi Rum, a desert wilderness known as the “Valley of the Moon.” We may have time for a brief panoramic tour of Aqaba, Jordan’s Red Sea port before ending this amazing tour day.


Depart from Ramon Airport Eilat to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv having had a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Sites During the Tour
Overnight stay: Tel Aviv

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.

Overnight stay: Tel Aviv

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.

Highlights

Guaranteed departure - makes your trip planning much easier and gives you complete peace of mind
Join the tour and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
7 fully guided days with a local professional guide
11 nights’ accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
4 levels of accommodation for you to choose from
In Jerusalem, City of Gold, see world famous Christian and historic landmarks
Float in the Dead Sea at the lowest point on Earth
Visit Masada, the symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel
Get a round trip flight from Tel Aviv Sde Dov Airport to Eilat
Explore the Rose City of Petra, a symbol of Jordan and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit Jericho, the lowest and the most ancient city in the world
Experience Bethlehem, the birth town of Jesus
Discover the lush countryside of the Galilee, Israel’s northern region, home to the Sea of Galilee
Drive up the Mediterranean coast stopping at Caesarea, Acre, Haifa and sea caves at Rosh HaNikra
End your 12 day experience with a day of leisure in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

Language Schedule

S M T W T F S
English

Accommodations Classes and Prices

Jerusalem
5 Nights
Shani Hotel Jerusalem Jerusalem
Address: Shamai Street 6, Jerusalem, 9463106, Israel
Tel Aviv
5 Nights
Gilgal Hotel Tel Aviv
Address: 7 Ness Ziona Street, Tel Aviv, 63904, Israel
Eilat
1 Nights
Prima Music Hotel Eilat
Address: Hof Almog, Eilat
  • The price shown is per person in double room.
  • A single supplement of 817 will apply for choosing 1 adult.
  • High Season supplement will apply in Holidays and Summer Time.
  • The hotels might be replaced with similar ones due to lack of availability.
$2060
PER PERSON
Jerusalem
5 Nights
Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem
Address: 15 Saint Georges Street, Jerusalem, 91002, Israel
Tel Aviv
5 Nights
Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv
Address: 250 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv
Eilat
1 Nights
Dan Panorama Hotel Eilat
Address: North Beach Eilat
  • The price shown is per person in double room.
  • A single supplement of 905 will apply for choosing 1 adult.
  • High Season supplement will apply in Holidays and Summer Time.
  • The hotels might be replaced with similar ones due to lack of availability.
$2312
PER PERSON
Jerusalem
5 Nights
Dan Boutique Jerusalem
Address: Hebron Rd. 31 Jerusalem
Tel Aviv
5 Nights
Dan Panorama Hotel Tel Aviv
Address: Kaufmann St 10, Tel Aviv
Eilat
1 Nights
Queen of Sheba (Hilton) Hotel Eilat
Address: 8 Antib Road, North Shore Eilat
  • The price shown is per person in double room.
  • A single supplement of 1395 will apply for choosing 1 adult.
  • High Season supplement will apply in Holidays and Summer Time.
  • The hotels might be replaced with similar ones due to lack of availability.
$2912
PER PERSON
Jerusalem
5 Nights
Inbal Hotel Jerusalem
Address: Jabotinsky St. 3 Jerusalem
Tel Aviv
5 Nights
Dan Hotel Tel Aviv
Address: Hayarkon st. 99 Tel Aviv
Eilat
1 Nights
Dan Hotel  Eilat
Address: North Beach Eilat
  • The price shown is per person in double room.
  • A single supplement of 1965 will apply for choosing 1 adult.
  • High Season supplement will apply in Holidays and Summer Time.
  • The hotels might be replaced with similar ones due to lack of availability.
$3452
PER PERSON

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • 7 fully guided tour days with a local qualified and licensed tour guide
  • 11 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
  • Entrance fees on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 10 
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

The tour does not include:

  • Lunch, dinner, drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Entrance fees on day 6- Jerusalem In the Footsteps of Jesus
  • Visa issuing and border fees: $125 for visa issuing and fees; $65 for travelers with valid visa stamp

Notes:

  • Comfortable walking shoes and water are recommended
  • For visits to the Dead Sea we recommend that you bring hats, bathing suits, towels and sun protection
  • Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to visit Yad Vashem due to the sensitive content
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • Airport transfers can be scheduled during the booking process as an optional extra
  • Passport compulsory for visit to Bethlehem and Jericho
  • Visit to Bethlehem: due to the high number of visitors, entrance to the Nativity Cave may be limited
  • For visits to Jordan, valid passport is essential. Certain nationalities require advance issue of visa
  • Flight Tel Aviv- Eilat is from Sde Dov Airport, unless otherwise stated by our representatives
  • Border crossing to Jordan includes border control and customs, this process may take up to an hour
  • Tour itinerary order may change according to your day of departure
  • Final sequence of tour days will appear in your confirmation email
  • Single traveler supplement is required
  • High season supplement is required

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 20% charged for notification up to 14 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 50% charged for notification up to 7 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less then 3 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

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.

The tour packages include Bed and Breakfast, tours (following the schedule on the tour page), transportation from hotel to hotel and entrance fees to all sites during your stay in Israel (unless stated otherwise on tour page). You can find more detailed information in the "Additional Information" section of each tour.

In general our packages we offer different rated levels of accommodation so that you have the option of choosing between budget three star hotels to luxury class hotels. All you have to do is to choose your preferred option during the booking process

Generally it is. The packages of day tours are flexible and open to changes in certain cases where possible. If you have a specific question in this regard you’re welcome to contact us by mail: reservations@beinharim.co.il

Yes. Our cancellation policy is very considerate and clear, you can find these conditions on each tour page and in the confirmation email.

We are happy to help you with any question or request. You are welcome to contact us regarding any issue at:
Email: reservations@beinharim.co.il
Phone: +972 (3) 5422000.

Don't worry! You can always download your vouchers from your Bein Harim account. To access your booking, please use your booking number and the email ascribed to the booking. Still need an assistance?  You are welcome to contact our operations team at:
Email: reservations@beinharim.co.il
Phone: +972 (3) 5422000.


We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

There is no obligation to come with a printed voucher, although we strongly recommend that you bring the booking voucher and the tour timetable.

It's recommended to book at least a month in advance, as the tour packages include hotels and other external suppliers' services, that are required in order to guarantee confirmation. 

No, however, we recommend you take out personal health and travel insurance.

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