7 Nights 8 Days
Destinations : Jerusalem – Beit Shean – Nazareth – Golan Heights – Sea of Galilee -Acre – Haifa – Caesarea – Tel Aviv – Ben Gurion Airport
Israel is an immensely beautiful country with a world-class culture, amazing history, and fascinating people. Try our Bible Land Tour Package itinerary to know what’s covered in our pilgrimage vacation.
Day 1: Arrival in Jerusalem
Your journey begins as you arrive at the airport, where you will be warmly greeted by our representative. From there, we'll transfer you to your elegant hotel in Jerusalem. Rest up for the exciting adventures to come as you settle in for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Exploring Jerusalem's New City
Today, we kick off our exploration of Jerusalem's vibrant new city with a breathtaking view from the summit of the Mount of Olives. As you take in this panoramic vista, you'll witness the city's beauty from a unique perspective.
Our next stop is the serene Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Agony, where you can soak in the tranquil atmosphere and the profound historical significance of the site.
We'll then make our way to the Israel Museum, home to the renowned Shrine of the Book, housing the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to explore a meticulously crafted model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, which takes you back to the time of the Second Temple.
Our journey continues with a visit to Yad Vashem, a poignant memorial dedicated to the six million Jews who tragically lost their lives during the Holocaust. The significance of this place is deeply moving and a stark reminder of history's darkest chapter.
In the afternoon, we'll head to the charming village of Ein Karem, known as the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist. Its picturesque surroundings and historical charm make it a must-visit destination. At the end of this enriching day, return to your hotel for a delightful dinner and well-deserved rest.
Day 3: Exploring Jerusalem (Old City) and Bethlehem
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, and then step through one of the historic gates into the ancient walls of the Old City. First, you'll explore the restored Jewish Quarter, where the rich tapestry of Jerusalem's heritage comes to life. Take in the solemn beauty of the Western Wall, and wander through the hallowed Temple area. Don't miss the vibrant bazaars, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and shop for unique treasures.
As you continue your adventure, follow the path of the Via Dolorosa, tracing the Stations of the Cross, until you reach the venerable Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This sacred site holds deep significance for many, and its history is both compelling and inspiring.
Next, ascend to the tranquil heights of Mt. Zion. Here, you'll have the opportunity to pay your respects at the tomb of King David, visit the Room of the Last Supper, and explore the Dormitory Abbey, each a testament to the spiritual history of the area. In the afternoon, your journey takes you to Bethlehem, where you'll discover the iconic Church of the Nativity, a place of immense religious importance. Take in the beauty of the Shepherd's Fields from a distance, appreciating the serene landscapes. After a day filled with cultural and historical immersion, return to your Jerusalem hotel for the night, where a delicious dinner awaits.
Day 4: Beit Shean, Nazareth, and Galilee Adventure
As we bid farewell to Jerusalem today, we'll embark on a journey to the north, passing by Jericho, known as the oldest city in the world. Our route will take us through the stunning Jordan Valley until we reach Beit Shean.
At Beit Shean, we'll delve into the beautiful excavations of this wonderfully preserved Roman City. Next, we'll continue our voyage to Nazareth, where we'll visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. Our adventure then takes us to Safed, often referred to as the city of Kabala. Here, you can wander through enchanting, mystic alleys and explore a synagogue that holds stories of centuries past. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the artists' colony, where creativity flourishes. At the end of the day, we'll find our restful sanctuary in a Galilee hotel. You'll enjoy a well-deserved dinner before settling in for the night.
Day 5: Exploring Golan Heights and the Tranquil Sea of Galilee
This morning, we will go on a scenic drive to the Golan Heights, passing through the picturesque Druze villages. Our journey takes us to a former Syrian fortification perched high on the heights.
As we continue, we transition into a delightful Israeli wine country experience. Here, you'll find vineyards surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Get ready to acquaint yourself with a diverse collection of fine and rare wines through an engaging tour. You'll also have the opportunity to taste these exquisite wines while gaining insights into the intricate wine production process.
Our next stop is Banias, the source of the Jordan River, where we'll visit the serene Mount of Beatitudes. Here, you can explore the ruins of an ancient synagogue and Peter's house at Capernaum. We then make our way to Tabgha, the site where the miracle of the fish and bread took place. It's a place imbued with a profound sense of history and spirituality.
Continuing our journey, we reach Tiberias, where you have the option to take a brief tour of the old centre of Jewish learning. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also choose to sail across the Sea of Galilee in a boat, experiencing the same tranquillity and scenery that has remained virtually unchanged for the past 2000 years. Please note that this is subject to weather conditions and an additional fee. You will settle in for the night at your hotel in the serene surroundings of Galilee. Enjoy a well-deserved dinner before resting up for more adventures to come.
Day 6: A Journey through History and Beauty
After a hearty breakfast, your day begins with a westward drive to the captivating city of Acre. Here, you will step back in time to explore the renowned Crusader stronghold and its mediaeval fortifications, a true gem of history. Your adventure continues to the enchanting city of Haifa, where you will treat your senses to a panoramic tour of this coastal jewel. Highlights include a visit to the Baha'i Shrine, the Persian Garden, and a stunning vantage point atop Mount Carmel, where you can take in the breathtaking views of Haifa Bay.
Your next stop leads southward to Caesarea, where you will explore the ancient port, complete with its well-preserved Roman Theater and Hippodrome. These historical wonders will transport you to a bygone era.
As the day winds down, you will make your way to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour, offering a taste of the urban charm this city exudes. You will then check in to our comfortable hotel for a restful overnight stay.
Day 7: Explore at Your Own Pace
Today is a day to follow your own desires. You have the freedom to explore Tel Aviv and its surroundings at your own leisure, taking in the local culture, cuisine, and attractions. If you're up for an extraordinary adventure, there's also the option to embark on a tour to the unique Dead Sea, where the buoyant waters and therapeutic mud offer a truly exceptional experience. Rest easy and recharge at your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day 8: Farewell to Tel Aviv
As your journey comes to an end, savour your breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to the remarkable city of Tel Aviv and make our way to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure.
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