07 days and 06 nights
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Breakfast. Driving north along the coastal road we turn towards the Plain of Armageddon and pass Megiddo. We pause at Mt. Precipice then continue to Nazareth to tour the Church of Annunciation and Church of St. Joseph. Passing Cana we drive along the shore of the Sea of Galilee. We see the Mt. of Beatitudes and Capernaum; stop to visit the Church of the Multiplication; pass Tiberias and visit the baptismal site of Yardenit. On our return journey we pass the Mt. Tabor.
Breakfast. See the coastal cities of Israel north of Tel Aviv. Tour the ancient Roman port city of Caesarea and in Haifa see the cascading terraced Baha’i Gardens. Our journey takes us to the northernmost point on Israel’s coastline where we walk though the white sea caves of Rosh HaNikra. Returning south the tour arrives in the Crusader city of Acre to visit structures from the 12th century, Ottoman era and British Mandate Period.
Overnight: Tel Aviv.
Breakfast. Travel by way of the Plain of Armageddon and Megiddo to the Galilee through northern Israel’s breathtaking scenery. Cross the Jordan River and ascend the Golan Heights, mountains covered with forests, farmlands and vineyards. Pass the Hamat Gader hot springs and stand at the Shalom Observatory looking down across the Sea of Galilee. See the excavated Talmudic village at Katzrin and treasures at the Golan Antiquities Museum. On Mount Bental experience former Syrian bunkers abandoned during the Six Day War of 1967.
Overnight: Tel Aviv.
Breakfast, Today we start with a panoramic view across Jerusalem from Mt. Scopus. Then we drive past the Garden of Gethsemane; Church of All Nations and Kidron Valley to reach the Old City. Walking through the Jewish Quarter we see the Byzantine Cardo and the iconic Western Wall. Then we trace Jesus’ steps along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulche. Following lunch in the Old City and a walk through the bazaar we visit the Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum.
Breakfast, Heading south through the Judean Hills and past the Inn of the Good Samaritan we travel below sea level to the lowest point on Earth. We take a cable car to the summit of Masada, a plateau where King Herod built a palace-fortress over 2,055 years ago. After touring Masada we drive through the desert past the Ein Gedi oasis and Qumran to one of the best Dead Sea beaches. Here you can spend time relaxing and floating in the water.
Overnight stay: Tel Aviv
Breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure.