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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Departure from North America
  • Flight to Tel Aviv Enjoy full meal service on your scheduled wide-bodied flight to Tel Aviv.
Day 2 Arrive Tel Aviv – Jerusalem
  • Arrive You will be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to Jerusalem for a stay of four nights.
  • Old Quarter An introductory walk in the Old Quarter will whet your appetite for the feast of sights to be visited in the next few days.
Day 3 New Jerusalem
  • New Jerusalem Sights Today in Jerusalem our sightseeing will include the model of Herod's Jerusalem, the John F. Kennedy Memorial, En Karem, the Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls, Mt. Zion and Yad Vashem, an incredible memorial to the Holocaust.
Day 4 Old Jerusalem
  • Via Dolorosa We will spend a full day in Old Jerusalem and our sightseeing will include following the Via Dolorosa, the route taken by Jesus as he carried his cross to Calvary, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock.
  • Garden of Gethsemane Our day ends at the Garden of Gethsemane with an ascent of the Mount of Olives for a view over Jerusalem.
Day 5 Dead Sea, Qumran, Ein Gedi & Masada
  • Dead Sea We will make a full day excursion into the Judean Desert and to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.
  • Qumran We will continue to Qumran, where the renowned Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947.
  • Ein Gedi At Ein Gedi we will visit an oasis in the arid desert with abundant pools and waterfalls. The mountaintop Palace and Fortress of Masada will take your breath away. If the setting along is not sufficient, the amazing story of the 960 Zealots who preferred suicide rather than face slavery by the Romans will keep you enthralled.
Day 6 Bethlehem, Herodion & Solomon’s Pools
  • Basilica of the Nativity This morning we will make a visit to Bethlehem, which features prominently in both the Old and New Testaments. We will enter the Basilica of the Nativity and descend to the Grotto of the Nativity in the lower level of the church.
  • Herodion We will visit the Herodion, a fortified palace built by Herod and will also see the Pools of Solomon, before we return to Jerusalem.
Day 7 erusalem – Jericho – Nazareth – Tiberias – Galilee Kibbutz
  • Jericho We will drive to the Galilee stopping at Jericho, believed to be the most ancient city in the world.
  • Nazareth Our next stop is Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. Our sightseeing includes The Basilica of the Annunciation and Mary's Well.
  • Tiberius Our day ends at Tiberius, a former Crusader and Turkish stronghold as well as an important site of Jewish pilgrimage.
  • Galilee Kibbutz We will stay in a Galilee Kibbutz for the next three nights.
Day 8 Safed, Golan Heights & River Jordan
  • Explore around River Jordan Today we will visit the hilltop village of Safed for an insight into the unique history, arts and crafts. In the afternoon, we will journey around the Sea of Galilee and visit a kibbutz on the Golan Heights. Our day ends with a visit to the River Jordan Baptismal Site.
Day 9 Capernaum, Taghba & Mt. of the Beatitudes
  • Capernaum We will begin our sightseeing today at Capernaum, a lakeside village on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Capernaum is referred to frequently in the New Testament as a center of Jesus' preaching and as the home of many of his disciples, most notably Peter.
  • Church of the Multiplication We will visit the Church of the Multiplication, which commemorates the miracle there. It was at this spot that Jesus delegated the Primacy of the Church to Peter.
  • Mt. of Beatitudes After a cruise on the Sea of Galilee, we will cross the River Jordan and drive to the Mt. of Beatitudes. The nearby Church of the Beatitudes commemorates the Sermon on the Mount.
Day 10 Haifa – Mt. Carmel – Megiddo – Caesarea – Tel Aviv/Jaffa
  • Bahai Shrine At Haifa, world center of the Bahai faith, we will visit the ornate Bahai Shrine, whose golden dome is a characteristic landmark.
  • Megiddo Our journey takes us past sacred Mount Carmel to Megiddo. According to biblical traditions ‘Armageddon’ or the final Apocalyptical battle between the forces of good and evil will take place in Megiddo.
  • Caesarea We will continue to Caesarea built by Herod the Great in 20 BC as an official residence of the Kings. After the destruction of Jerusalem, Caesarea served as the capital of the Holy Land for almost 500 years. We will follow the Mediterranean coast to Tel Aviv/Jaffa.
Day 11 Ashkelon & Jaffa
  • Ashkelon Today we will visit Ashkelon, this was once a harbor of the Philistines, later of the Crusaders. The City Park has an impressive sculpture garden. We will see many archaeological finds about the area. It is believed that Herod was born here.
  • Jaffa In the late afternoon, we will return to Jaffa to see the harbor area and do some last minute shopping.
Day 12 Departure from Tel Aviv
  • Return Flight Home Your enjoyable and rewarding tour will come to an end as your guide accompanies you to the airport for the return flight home.