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Biblical Israel

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This 8 day tour through the fascinating country of Israel spends time in Tel Aviv, Tiberias and Jerusalem visiting many important religious sites and monuments as well as travelling to the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee

Solo travellers may have to pay more for this tour. Contact Us for further information
From
GBP
1,449
pp

DAY 1 Arrive into Tel Aviv

Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Tel Aviv where they’ll help you settle in and introduce you to the local area.
OVERNIGHT
Tel Aviv Hotel
MEALS
Dinner
EXTRAS
Extra night - pre-tour

DAY 2 Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre

Following a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast (which you will enjoy each morning prior to departing for your day of touring), depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbour before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to Kibbutz hotel Lavi , not far from the Sea Of Galilee for dinner and overnight.
OVERNIGHT
Galilee Kibbutz Lavi
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Matt. 4.13 13.54, 17.24, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46-54). Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21), the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5,6,7,8), where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27), where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains. Return to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.
OVERNIGHT
Galilee Kibbutz Lavi
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 Nazareth / Beit Shean

Begin the day with a drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
OVERNIGHT
Jerusalem Hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 Jerusalem - Old City

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost). Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colourful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Visit the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
OVERNIGHT
Jerusalem hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem

Today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbours. Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish style church and Mary’s well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem (subject to border restrictions) to visit the Church of the Nativity. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
OVERNIGHT
Jerusalem Hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
OVERNIGHT
Jerusalem hotel
MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 Departure airport transfer

After breakfast, your time is free until we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure.
OVERNIGHT
None
MEALS
Breakfast
EXTRAS
Extra night - post-tour

Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Galilee, Tiberias, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Qumran, Masada, Megiddo, Beith Shean, Bethlehem, Dead Sea, old & new Jerusalem.

Product Type: Tour/cruise including overnight stay
Grade: All ages / Not applicable
Accommodation: Various levels

Suitable for Solo: Yes
Suitable for Couples: Yes
Suitable for Groups: Yes
Suitable for Students: Yes


What's Included

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • English speaking guide during touring days
  • All site entry fee's
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary


What's Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for tour leader
  • Any other items not mentioned above

Departure date Price per person Number of seats available
03/06/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
10/06/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
17/06/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
24/06/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
01/07/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
08/07/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
15/07/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
22/07/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
29/07/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
05/08/2018 GBP 1,529  
18
12/08/2018 GBP 1,529  
18
19/08/2018 GBP 1,529  
18
26/08/2018 GBP 1,529  
18
02/09/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
09/09/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
14/10/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
21/10/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
28/10/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
04/11/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
11/11/2018 GBP 1,479  
18
18/11/2018 GBP 1,449  
18
25/11/2018 GBP 1,449  
18
02/12/2018 GBP 1,449  
18
09/12/2018 GBP 1,449  
18
16/12/2018 GBP 1,449  
18
23/12/2018 GBP 1,449  
18
30/12/2018 GBP 1,449  
18
06/01/2019 GBP 1,449  
18
13/01/2019 GBP 1,449  
18
20/01/2019 GBP 1,449  
18
27/01/2019 GBP 1,449  
18
03/02/2019 GBP 1,449  
18
10/02/2019 GBP 1,449  
18
17/02/2019 GBP 1,449  
18
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