Holly Land – 8 Days

Day 1 - Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
Airport Assistance and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 2 - Free day.
Optional tour to Masada and the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 3 - Tel Aviv / Jaffa / Caesarea / Haifa / St. John of Acre
A brief visit to the city of Jaffa Tel-Aviv. We go north to Caesarea to visit the Roman theatre and the Crusaders fortress. The road north takes us to Haifa to visit Stella Maris Carmelite monastery, and enjoy the spectacular Bahai Temple Gardens overlooking the bay of Haifa. We continue our tour north to St, John of Acre, to visit the Crusaders fortifications. Dinner and overnight at a Kibbutz Hotel in the Galilee.

Day 4 - Nazareth / Sea of Galilee Region
Departure to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. At the lake shore, we shall visit Tabha (site of the miracle of Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes) and Capernaum. In the afternoon, going through the Galilee village of Cana, we shall arrive in Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Workshop of San Jose.
Dinner and overnight at a Kibbutz Hotel in the Galilee.

Day 5 – Jordan River / Mount Tabor
Departure to Yardenit, traditional baptism place on the Jordan River. Proceed to Mount Tabor to visit the Basilica of the Transfiguration. From there we travel to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6 – Mount of Olives / Modern city
Departure to the Mount of Olives, to take in a magnificent panoramic view of the city. We visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Basilica of the Agony. In the modern part of town – at the Israel Museum see the Model of Herodian Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept safe. Next we visit the Holocaust museum – Yad Vashem, and the neighborhood of Ein Karem, where the church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation are located.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7 - Old City / Bethlehem
We tour the Old City of Jerusalem and see the Wailing Wall, the Temple Mount *, the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We proceed to Mount Zion to visit the Tomb of King David, the Cenacle, and the Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon we visit the Basilica and Grotto of the Nativity, as well as Shepherds’ Field in Bethlehem *.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 8 - Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

* Visits are subject to security conditions.

Abbreviations

B = Breakfast L= Lunch D = Dinner (Lunch excluded on private tours)

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