Highlights of the Holy Land

Available every Sunday
From$1,445

Description

Highlights of the Holy Land, 8 Days

Highlights

This 8 day adventure covers highlights of Israel top tour sites. Begin in Tel Aviv make your way to Visit the archeological sites atop Masada plateau then immerse yourself in the Dead Sea. explore the iconic sites of Jerusalem’s Old City, and Bethlehem. Continue to Northern Israel visit Nazareth, Capernaum, Jordan Valley and sleep at a kibbutz near Galilee. our next destination is the Golan Hights, Golan Winery, Sea of Galilee and more. finish your trip through Israel’s culture and history in modern Haifa, ancient Caesarea and Tel Aviv’s bustling port.

Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday – Welcome to Israel

Our representative will meet you after passport control upon your arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, assisting as you pick up your luggage and head out for the transfer to your hotel. Check in at the hotel in Tel Aviv.

• Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 2: Monday

Meet your tour guide after breakfast and leave Tel Aviv driving south, passing by Ashdod and Ashkelon en route to Beer Sheba, for a drive through the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations including Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a “float” in the salty water of the world’s lowest place – the Dead Sea.

• Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 3: Tuesday

Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born.Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Visit Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.

• Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 4: Wednesday

Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem – the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives.Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders’ interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.

• Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 5: Thursday

Leave Jerusalem and drive north, passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. On to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony.

• Overnight in a kibbutz hotel in the Galilee

Day 6: Friday

Drive to the Golan Heights, passing by the Druze villages. Visit a former Syrian fortification on the heights. Pass by Banias, source of the Jordan River. Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process. Descending to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter’s house at Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning. * Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee).

• Return to your kibbutz hotel for an overnight stay

Day 7: Saturday

After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, including the Baha’i Shrine, Persian Garden, Mount Carmel and Haifa bay. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the ancient port, including the Roman Theater and the Hippodrome. Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour and to your hotel.

• Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 8: Sunday

Check out of the hotel following breakfast. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for the flight home.

Hotels

The hotels might be replaced with similar ones due to lack of availability.

Accommodation in Tel Aviv

Tourist Class: SeaNet
First Class: Metropolitan
Superior Class: Crowne Plaza

Accommodation in Jerusalem

Tourist Class: Gold
First Class: Grand Court
Superior Class: Dan Panorama

Accommodation in Galilee

Tourist Class: Kibbutz Hotel
First Class: Kibbutz Hotel
Superior Class: Kibbutz Hotel

Additional Information

The tour includes:
• 7 Nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
• Assistance at the airport upon arrival
• Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure
• Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned touring vehicle
• Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days
• Entrance fees according to the itinerary

The tour does not include:
• Porterage at airport
• Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
• Beverages with meals
• Traveler’s medical/baggage insurance
• Optional Masada & Dead Sea tour on Sunday – (extra charge)
• Any item, product or service not specifically listed under “Inclusions”

Notes:
• Booking is subject to terms and conditions
• Optional: Dinners in your hotel, with extra charge
• The sequence of the tour, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances
• Between hotel and border in Israel are operated as transfers only with a driver – no guide/escort
• Passengers should arrange their own travel, luggage and health insurance
• Click Tours will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury
• Tours are conducted in English only
• A single supplement will apply for choosing 1 adult
• High Season supplement will apply in Holidays and Summer Time
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  • Price: From $1,445