9 Night Tour

Friday

Ben Gurion Airport / Jerusalem

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by your Christian Holyland Tour representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.

Saturday

At leisure

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday

Diaspora Museum / Caesarea / Druze villages

You’ll leave Tel Aviv and drive to the Diaspora Museum. From there you’ll proceed along the coastal plain to Caesarea, the capital of Judea under the Romans. Here you’ll see the excavations of the Crusader city, Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Next, you’ll continue via the Druze villages to Haifa and spend the night in Haifa.

Monday

Haifa / Safed / Golan Heights

The tour of Haifa begins at the summit of Mount Carmel with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Western Galilee. Next you’ll go to the golden domed Bahai Shrine to visit the exotic Persian Gardens and then it’s on to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism where you will visit the ancient synagogues and artists colony. From there you’ll go to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Tonight you’ll spend the night at a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Tuesday

Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Your day starts visiting Tiberias. After Tiberias, you’ll drive to Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter and then it’s on to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation. Your drive then continues via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. The day ends with your stay in Jerusalem. .

Wednesday

Jerusalem: The Old City

Today you begin by visiting King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. You’ll enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish Quarter, visit the Roman Cardo, Herodian Quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Your walk continues along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mount Scopus and then to the Mount of Olives for a magnificent panoramic view of the Old City. After that you’ll continue on to Bethlehem*, with a stop at Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. You’ll spend the night in Jerusalem.

Thursday

Jerusalem: The New City

First on the itinerary for today is a drive to the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem to see the Chagall stained glass windows. After that it’s on to Yad Vashem, to see the memorial to the Holocaust and the Israel Museum. While at the Museum, you’ll visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and see the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. The day ends at the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University and back to your hotel in Jerusalem.

Friday

Qumeran / Masada / Dead Sea

Today you’ll drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth at almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. You’ll stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and then drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. At Masada, you’ll ascend the mountaintop fortress by cable car and walk through the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 A.D. When your fortress exploration is complete, you’ll descend by cable car, and time and weather permitting, you may have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea.  You’ll spend the night in Jerusalem.

Saturday

At leisure

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday

Ben Gurion Airport / Jerusalem

After breakfast, your Christian Holyland Tour representative will assist you in your transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home.

Saturday

At leisure

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

* Visit subject to availability

Itinerary Subject to Change

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