Israel: Biblical Discoveries

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8 Days, 7 Nights – Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Beit Shean, Nazareth, Calilee, Acre, Haifa & Tel Aviv.

Code: H2

 

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Day 1 (Mon) - Jerusalem
Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem for an overnight.  


Day 2 (Tue) - Jerusalem (New City)
Begin your day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of Mt. of Olives. Continue on to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, and then visit 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 who were killed in the Holocaust. Afternoon visit to the picturesque village of Ein Karem, the birth place of Saint John the Baptist. Return to your hotel. (B)


Day 3 (Wed) - Jerusalem (Old City) / Bethlehem
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.  Afternoon continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the shepherds fields. Return to Jerusalem for overnight. (B)


Day 4 (Thu) – Beit Shean / Nazareth / Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Then via the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful Roman City.   Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation & Mary’s Well.  Continue to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys and the artists’ colony. Drive to Kibbutz Hotel for overnight. (B)


Day 5 (Fri) - Golan Heights / Sea of Galilee
Drive to the Golan Heights. See the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages. Via Banias, source of the Jordan River, drive to the shores of the Sea of Galilee and  to Capernaum. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter's House. Visit Tabgh ,  where the miracle  of the two Fish & five loaves took place. Visit Mt. of the Beatitudes. After a short tour of Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning center, return to the Kibbutz Hotel for overnight. (B)


Day 6 (Sat) - Acre / Haifa / Tel Aviv
After Breakfast, drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. Continue to Tel Aviv and Jaffa for a short city tour and to your hotel for overnight. (B)


Day 7 (Sun) – Tel Aviv
Enjoy a day of leisure in Tel Aviv. (Optional tour to the Dead Sea available). (B)


Day 8 (Mon) – En Route
In the morning, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

 

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