BIBLE LAND – 8 DAYS
Our Bibleland tour covers both classical biblical sites, as well as Israel’s history and culture on this 8 days, guided tour with an expert, professional guide. Explore the iconic sites of the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Tiberias in the Galilee, and the Golan Heights in the north. Haifa, Caesarea, the Crusader Fortress of Acre (Akko), and the ancient port of Jaffa. Ride the cable car to the fortress of Masada and float in the Dead Sea is also available.
Upon arrival at the airport you will meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in Bethlehem for Check-in, Dinner, and Overnight for 4 nights.
After breakfast, start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Olives, on to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to 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. Continue to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Afternoon drive to the picturesque village of Ein Karem the birthplace of John the Baptist. Return to the hotel in Bethlehem for Dinner and Overnight.
After breakfast enter through one of the Gates to the walled Old City of Jerusalem to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, and the colorful bazaars. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the 14th Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Drive to Mount Zion and visit the Tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the Shepherd’s Fields. Return to the hotel in Bethlehem for Dinner and Overnight.
Breakfast, tour to Masada and the Dead Sea. Masada, Israel’s foremost archaeological park. Ascend via cable-car for a thorough visit that gives insight to the rituals, politics, and culture of the people who inhabited this Desert Fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s Palaces, the Synagogue, Bathhouse, and Cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman Camps and the Dead Sea. Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and to float in its salty waters. Drive to hotel in Bethlehem for Dinner and Overnight.
Breakfast and check-out the hotel in Bethlehem to leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation, Christian sites, and Mary’s Well. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for Check-in, Dinner, and Overnight for 3 nights. Overnight.
Drive to the Golan Heights, passing by Banias, source of the Jordan River, and the former Syrian fortifications and Druze villages. Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the Ancient Synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the “Sermon on the Mount” and Tabgha, the traditional site of the “Miracle of the Loaves and the Fishes”. Onwards to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Optional sailing in a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years. Return to the hotel in Kibbutz for Dinner and Overnight.
After Breakfast drive north to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alley and the artists’ colony. Drive west to Acre (Akko) 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 Roman Theater and the Crusader Fortress. Continue to your hotel in Kibbutz for Dinner and Overnight.
Drive to the airport for departure.
Say “farewell” and remember…
you are very welcome anytime!