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Tour of the Bibleland - 8 Days/7 Nights

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$1,418 USD per person

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Visit many of the most holy sites in Israel on this guided group tour which is guaranteed to commence every Monday with as little as 2 participants.

Day 1: Monday - arrive Israel/Jerusalem

Price : Included in package

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our representative and transferred direct to your hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.

 

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Day 2: Tuesday - Jerusalem - sightseeing of the new city

Price : Included in package

Jerusalem is divided into the Old Walled city and the surround new city.  Today start with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from atop the Mt. 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 killed in the Holocaust.  Wander through this beautiful tribute to the men, women and children who lost their lives.

We then take an afternoon drive to visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem, the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist.

Return to your hotel.

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Day 3: Wednesday - Jerusalem (the Old City) and Bethlehem

Price : Included in package

Enter through one of the gates of the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, Temple area and the colourful bazaars.  

Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Spulcher.

Continue to Mt. 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 Sheperd's Fields.**

Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

** Site is under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction.  Visit is subject to their approval.

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Day 4: Thursday - Beit Shean, Nazareth and Galilee

Price : Included in package

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.

Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

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Day 5: Friday - Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee

Price : Included in package

Drive to the Golan Heights, passing by the Druze villages.   Visit a former Syrian fortification on the Heights.  Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views.  Become acquainted with the collection of find and rate wines enjoying a tour wine tasting and learn the wine production process.

Pass by Banias, source of the Jordan River, to visit the Mount of Beatitudes.  Visit 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 centre of Jewish learning.

OPTIONAL EXTRA:  Sail across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery which have barely changed in the past 2,000 years (subject to weather conditions and fee).

Return to Kibbutz hotel for overnight

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Day 6: Saturday - Acre, Haifa, Caesarea and Tel Aviv

Price : Included in package

After breakfast, drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.  Continue to Haira, 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 Theatre and Hippodrome.  Continue on to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour, then on to your hotel for overnight.

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Day 7: Sunday - Day of Leisure in Tel Aviv

Price : From $95 USD per person

Today, wander through the streets of Tel Aviv, lay by the hotel pool or settle on the wide expanse of sand before swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.

OPTIONAL EXTRA:

Day tour to the Dead Sea.  Depart Tel Aviv via the Judean Hills to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth.  Visit a Dead Sea cosmetic products shop. 

Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada and learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fights.  Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans.  Visit the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, Roman baths and other findings.

Descend by cable car.  Continue to the Dead Sea.  Enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the Dad Sea and cover yourself with the mineral-rich mud that many believe has therapeutic benefits.  Return to Tel Aviv.

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Day 8: Monday - Farewell Israel

Price : Included in package

After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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