8 Day Heritage of the Holy Land Tour

Tour Details

Itinerary

Thursday Day 1: Tel-Aviv

Our representative will be waiting to greet and assist you at Ben-Gurion airport.
You will be taken to your hotel in Tel Aviv. The drive should take about 20-30 minutes drive, depending on traffic.
Enjoy the afternoon in Tel-Aviv. Enjoy the beach, explore the wonderful food, vibe and night life!

Friday Day 2: Tel-Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias

A wonderful day, which includes a short visit to Jaffa and the magnificent ancient port city of Caesrea. On our way to the Galilee, we will stop in Megiddo, ending the day in Tiberias for overnight.

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Enjoy a hearty and a healthy, typical Israeli breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, we will embark on our journey in the Holy Land.

The day will begin with a short visit to the city of Jaffa (Joppa), the ancient port city, which is part of Tel Aviv.

We will walk through the tranquil, cobbled alleys of the old town, passing by the house of Simon the Tanner, where St. Peter had stayed.
Our next stop, will be a panoramic view of the beautiful Mediterranean and the Tel-Aviv coastline.

Next, we will drive along the coast to Caesarea, which in the time of Herod the Great was a thriving port city, with temples, baths, public buildings, an amphitheater and a splendid aqueduct. Today it is an impressive and beautiful archaeological site.

We will drive north, and pass through Megiddo, mentioned in the Book of Revelation 16:16.
Overlooking the Jezreel valley, Megiddo was an ancient city. The city was strategically located on the Via Maris, the trade route which connected Egypt and Damascus.

After exploring the ancient ruins, we will drive towards the Sea of Galilee and Arrive at Tiberias. We will spend the night in Tiberias.
Day 2 of the Holy Land tour has reached its end.

Saturday Day 3: Sea of Galilee

The third day of your Holy Land tour is a truly exciting day. Today, we will explore the route of Christianity and the youth of Jesus Christ.
We will visit Tiberias, Capernaum, Tabgha and Mt. of Beatitudes.
The background scenery for our day will be the beautiful Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
We will also visit the Yardenit the Baptismal site.

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We will begin the day with a tour of historic Tiberias. Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias was in ancient times the capital of the Galilee.
Our next destination will be Capernaum, the real hometown of Jesus Christ and where he began his preaching.

Tabgha, will be our next stop. This is the site of the miraculous feeding of the 5,000, (Mark 6:30-44). We will visit the Church of Multiplication, to see the beautifully preserved mosaic floor which depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes.

Heading next to Mt. Beatitudes, a serene spot with a magnificent view of the Sea of Galilee. It is here that Jesus preached the famous “Sermon on the Mount”, which opens with the 8 Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-10).

Our Holy Land tour will continue with a drive up to the Golan Heights. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Mt. Hermon and the flourishing Hula Valley, spread out beneath us.

Our last stop for the day will be a visit to the Yardenit Baptismal Site, located along the Jordan River, south of the Sea of Galilee.
A short drive and we will be back in Tiberias for a good night's rest.

Sunday Day 4: Nazareth / Jordan Valley / Beit Shean / Jerusalem

This special day will take us from the Galilee to Jerusalem. We will visit Cana to see the Wedding Church. We will then visit Nazareth including the Church of Annunciation and later drive to Beit Shean, one of the most fascinating archaeological site in the Middle East.
Our day will end in Jerusalem, after a beautiful ride through the Jordan Valley.

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After breakfast, we will leave Tiberias and travel to Cana. In Cana we will visit the Wedding Church. It is here that Jesus performed His first miracle of turning water into wine (John 2:1-11).

After Cana we will continue to Nazareth. Located in a valley between Galilean hills, Nazareth was the childhood home of Jesus. We will visit the Church of Annunciation. It is believed that here was the site where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-56). Next, a stop at Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church as well.

Next we will drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. We will visit the remains of this magnificent Hellenistic city . We will walk through the two impressive colonnaded streets, see the beautifully preserved bath houses, Theater and Roman temple.

our day will end with a scenic drive to Jerusalem through the Jordan Valley.

Monday Day 5: Masada & the Dead Sea

Today's journey includes history, breathtaking scenery and a lot of FUN! We will drive through the beautiful scenery of the Judean Dessert into the lowest place on Earth - The Dead Sea. Next we will head to Masada. A visit to the magnificent world heritage site which hold a remarkable story. We will then head to Qumeran, where the dead sea scrolls where found.
We will end the day floating in the Dead Sea.

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After breakfast we will drive to Masada, passing through the breathtaking view of the Judean Dessert and the Dead Sea.

Masada was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. This fortress/palace was built by Harod The Great as his personal hiding place and winter palace. During the great rebel of the Jews against the Roman Empire, Masada was the last stronghold of the rebels. Its defenders, men, women and children chose to die by their own swords, rather than become slaves.

We will take the cable car up to the fortress. Once inside, we will visit the King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and more. We will to visit the north palace and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Dead Sea and the Roman camps below.

En route to the Dead Sea, we will visit the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

Weather permitting, we will take a relaxing float in the Dead Sea and enjoy the famous mud and the healing effect of the water.

We will return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Tuesday Day 6: Jerusalem

An emotional first day in Jerusalem. A visit to the Dead Sea scroll in the Israeli Museum. Then, we will explore the village of Ein Karem with its beautiful monasteries. Next, a visit to Yad Vashem, the most important holocaust museum in the world.
On the second part of the day we will visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, and the Church of Nativity.

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Today is our first day in Jerusalem, a diverse and fascinating city. A city of great importance to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike.

We will start the day with a visit to a detailed model of ancient Jerusalem (Second Temple period). Then we will head next door to the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Around lunch time, we will drive to Ein Karem. This lovely and picturesque artist village is believed to be the village where John the Baptist was born.

After lunch, we will head to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum, a living memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. The museum was established in 1953 and is located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.

On our second part of the day, we will visit Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. We will visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity before we will head back to your hotel for overnight.

Wednesday Day 7: Jerusalem

Today we we will reach one of the heights of our Holy Land Tour. We will spend our day in the Old City of Jerusalem. The highlights of this wonderful day are the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre the Cardo and more.
We will end the day in the Garden of Gethsemane, before returning to the hotel for overnight.

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Today we will spend the day in the Old City of Jerusalem. Unlike "Old Cities" in other parts of the world, which are mainly a tourist attraction, the Old City of Jerusalem is a live city that hasn't changed much since biblical times. All of your senses will be stimulated as you will walk through the narrow allies of the city.

We will head to the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. We will walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.

Next we will head southwest, just outside the Old City, to Mount Zion, where the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper are located.

We will continue to a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem's highest peak that offers a wonderful view of the Old and New city.

We will end the day with a visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed in agony on the night of His betrayal by Judas. See the beautiful olive trees, masterfully sculptured by time, which are believed to be the same trees under which Jesus sheltered.

Return to hotel for overnight.

Thursday Day 8: Jerusalem - Ben-Gurion airport

Our Holy Land tour has reached its end and we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we have enjoyed hosting you. We part with the Hebrew greeting of Shalom and Le-Hitraot and hope to welcome you again in the future.
Transportation is provided from the hotel to the airport for your flight back home.

What’s included In This Holy Land Tour?

  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation including daily breakfasts
  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor coach
  • Service of a government licensed guide on all touring days
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary.
View on Temple Mount Jerusalem

Useful information

  • Wi-Fi: available in all hotels and public places, restaurants, cafés.
  • ATMs: are available in all big cities, it is advisable to exchange money in a bank or an exchange place and not in your hotel. You can exchange currency at the airport, after exiting through customs.
    Major credit cards are widely accepted in stores, restaurants and cafes.
  • Cell phones: If you wish to rent a local cell phone for your stay, this can be done at the airport. You can also purchase a local SIM card.
    Suggested tipping on group tours is recommended at $5-10 per person per touring day for the guide and $3-5 per person per driving day for the driver.
    Customary tips in Israeli restaurants and cafes is between 10-15% depending on how pleased you are with your waiter/waitress. 10% is usually the minimum, with 12% an average tip. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped (locals do not tip in taxis).
  • Weather: It is best to check updated weather conditions a couple of days prior to your departure and pack accordingly.
  • Clothes: Israel is a liberal and modern country, there is no particular dress code and you are not expected to dress up for restaurants etc. When visiting Holy sites, shoulders must be covered, trousers/dresses/skirts must be below knee length.
  • Documents: your passport must be valid for at least 6 months when entering the country. Check with us if you require an entry visa to Israel/Jordan/Egypt.
  • Electricity: The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most sockets have a three-pin hole, although double pinned European plugs can also be used.
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11 Days Pilgrim Tour of Israel & Jordan

Tour Details

Itinerary

THURSDAY DAY 1: TEL - AVIV

Your Pilgrim tour of Israel & Jordan will begin with arrival to Ben-Gurion airport. Our representative will be waiting to greet and assist you.
Transportation will be provided to your hotel located in the heart of Tel-Aviv, the White City which lays on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

FRIDAY DAY 2: TEL-AVIV / SEA OF GALILEE / TIBERIAS

Our first day in the Holy Land includes a visit to Jafa and the ancient port city Caesarea. We than continue North to Megiddo, ending the day in Tiberias for a good night's rest.

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Enjoy a hearty and a healthy, typical Israeli breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, we embark on Israel pilgrim tour.
We start the day with a short visit to the city of Jaffa (Joppa), the ancient port city.
We walk through the tranquil, cobbled alleys of the old town, passing by the house of Simon the Tanner, where St. Peter had stayed.
Stop for a panoramic view of the beautiful Mediterranean and the Tel-Aviv coastline.
Drive along the coast to Caesarea, which in the time of Herod the Great was a thriving port city, with temples, baths, public buildings, an amphitheater and a splendid aqueduct is today an impressive archeological site.
Continue to Megiddo, mentioned in the Book of Revelation 16:16, to the place which is called Har-Mageddon" in Hebrew.
Overlooking the Jezreel valley, Megiddo is an ancient city, strategically located on the Via Maris, the trade route of ancient times which connected between Egypt and Damascus.
After exploring the ancient ruins, we drive towards the Sea of Galilee.
Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel.

SATURDAY DAY 3: SEA OF GALILEE

We start the day with a tour of Tiberias. Continue to the Christian holy sites around the Sea of Galilee. We will be visiting Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. of Beatitudes. We will ascend the Golan Heights and see the beautiful Hulla valley spread out before us.
Continue to the Yardenit baptismal site, ending the day in Tiberias.

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We begin the day with a tour of historic Tiberias. Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias was in ancient times the capital of the Galilee.
Our next destination is Capernaum, which Jesus made His home after leaving Nazareth and which became the center of His activity.
Continue to Tabgha, the site of the miraculous feeding of the 5,000, (Mark 6:30-44). We visit the Church of Multiplication, to see the beautifully preserved mosaic floor which depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes.
Our next stop is the Mount of Beatitudes, a serene spot with a magnificent view of the Sea of Galilee. It is here that Jesus preached the famous “Sermon on the Mount”, which opens with the 8 Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-10).
We drive up to the Golan Heights and enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Hermon and the flourishing Hula Valley, spread out beneath us.
Visit the Yardenit baptismal site, located along the Jordan River, south of the Sea of Galilee.
A short drive and we are back in Tiberias for a good night's rest.

SUNDAY DAY 4: NAZARETH / JORDAN VALLEY / BEIT SHEAN / JERUSALEM

After breakfast we travel to Cana to see the Wedding Church. Continue for a short drive to Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus. We pass throught the Jordan valley on our way to Beit Shean, for a visit at the ruins of the ancient Roman city. Continue to Jerusalem, where we will be spending the night.

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Day 4 of our pilgrim tour of Israel & Jordan begins. After breakfast, we leave Tiberias and travel to Cana for a visit of the Wedding Church. It is here that Jesus performed His first miracle of turning water into wine (John 2:1-11).
We continue to Nazareth. Lying in the valley among the Galilean hills, Nazareth was the hometown of Jesus, Mary and her husband Joseph. We visit the Church of Annunciation, built on what is believed to be the site where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-56). Stop for a visit at Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church.
We drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean to visit the remains of this magnificent Roman city. Walk through the two impressive colonnaded streets, see the beautifully preserved bath houses, Theater and Roman temple.
Drive on to Jerusalem for overnight.

MONDAY DAY 5: MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

Day 5 of the we will be combining history and relaxation. We will be visiting Masada, ascending the fortress by cable car. On our way to the Dead Sea, we will be stopping at the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discoverd. Continue to one of the beaches at the Dead Sea for a dip and a mud mask. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

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After breakfast we drive to Masada, passing through the unique and extraordinary landscape of the Dead Sea. Located on a mountain top with a magnificent view of the Dead Sea and the Judean desert, Masada was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
We take the cable car up to the fortress and enjoy the many archeological treasures such as King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Before descending, we stop to take a look at the Dead Sea and the Roman camps which are spread before us.
En route to the Dead Sea, we will visit the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Weather permitting, we take a relaxing float in the Dead Sea, the world's lowest place, enjoying the rich minerals offered to us by Mother Nature.
Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

TUESDAY DAY 6: JERUSALEM

Today we will be spending the day in Jerusalem, starting with a visit at the Israel Museum. Our second stop is to the lovely village of Ein Karem. We then continue to the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum for an approximately 2 hour visit. End the day with a visit to Bethlehem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

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Today we start the heart of our pilgrim tour of Israel. Our first day in Jerusalem begins today, a diverse and fascinating city, a city of great importance to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike.
we Start the day with a visit at the Israel Museum with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Drive to Ein Karem a lovely and picturesque village immersed in greenery, laying in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. Ein Karem is believed to be the village where John the Baptist was born.
Continue to Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, a living memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. The museum was established in 1953 and is located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.
Visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity.
Back to your hotel for overnight.

WEDNESDAY DAY 7: JERUSALEM

We will be spending most our our day in the Old City of Jerusalem today, where we will see the Western wall ad the Temple Mount. We will walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
End the day with a visit to the tranquil Garden of Gethsemane with its beautiful ancient olive trees.
Return to our hotel for overnight.

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We begin our day in the Old City of Jerusalem. See the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.
Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
Today includes a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem's highest peak, We then continue to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed in agony on the night of His betrayal by Judas. See the beautiful olive trees, masterfully sculptured by time, which are believed to be the same trees under which Jesus sheltered.
Return to hotel for overnight.

THURSDAY DAY 8: SHEIKH HUSSEIN BRIDGE / JERASH / AMMAN

Today we will be heading North to the Israel-Jordan border and begin the Jordan part of our Pilgrim tour of Israel & Jordan. After meeting our Jordanian tour guide, who will be meeting us on the Jordanian side, we will drive to visit the Roman city of Jerash. Continue to Amman for a short city tour and check in to our hotel.

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Drive from Jerusalem to the border.
After border crossing procedures to enter Jordan.
Drive to Jerash - City of the Decapolis, located about 45Kms north of Amman in the fertile heights of Gilead.
Visit Roman city with colonnaded streets, the ancient theater, the baths and the hill top temple, the triumphal arch etc.
Drive to Amman for a City tour of the Jordanian Capital. Overnight in Amman

FRIDAY DAY 9: AMMAN / MT. NEBO / PETRA

We will be heading to the beautiful Rose City of Petra today, stopping on rout at Mt. Nebo. , After about a 3.5 hour drive, we arrive in Petra, where we will be spending the rest of the day.
Overnight in Petra.

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After breakfast drive to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised land. Continue south along the Desert Highway to Wadi Musa, the modern of Petra. Enter the site of Petra and walk, or ride on horseback to the "Siq" (Canyon).Walk through the "Siq" to the red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. Visit the most interesting carved monuments such as the Treasury (El Khazneh - a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks and the altar (Al Madhbah) - from this point you can view the whole of the city. After the visit return to Wadi Musa.
Overnight in Petra.

SATURDAY DAY 10: PETRA / WADI RUM JEEPS / MADABA / AMMAN

One of the most fun days in our Jordan & Israel pilgrim tour. Today's tour includes an exciting 2 hour jeep safari in Wadi Rum, in which we will enjoy the unique and beautiful desert scenery. Continue to Madaba, where we will see the mosaic floor map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
End the day in Amman for a good night's rest.

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After breakfast drive south to the towering mountains and rock formations of Wadi Rum, which mesmerized Lawrence of Arabia.
Drive through the stunning desert landscapes on a 2-hour jeep safari, visiting the Lawrence Spring and Khazali Canyon. Drive north to Madaba to visit the remains of the Byzantine church with its mosaic floor map, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Overnight in Amman.

SUNDAY DAY 11: AMMAN / SHEIKH HUSSEIN / JERUSALEM / TEL-AVIV

We've reached the last day of our Jordan and Israel pilgrim tour. After breakfast, leave the hotel and drive to the border.
Cross the Jordan River and drive back to Ben-Gurion airport, Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Arrival in Israel between noon – 15:00pm.

What’s included?

  • 10 nights’ hotel accommodation including daily breakfasts.
  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival on designated tour date.
  • Transfer from/to the airport when arriving/departing on designated tour dates.
  • Transfer to Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem when returning from Jordan.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor coach.
  • Service of a government licensed guide on all touring days.
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary.

Essential information

  • Wi-Fi: available in all hotels and public places, restaurants, cafés.
  • ATMs: are available in all big cities, it is advisable to exchange money in a bank or an exchange place and not in your hotel. You can exchange currency at the airport, after exiting through customs.
    Major credit cards are widely accepted in stores, restaurants and cafes.
  • Cell phones: If you wish to rent a local cell phone for your stay, this can be done at the airport. You can also purchase a local SIM card.
    Suggested tipping on group tours is recommended at $5-10 per person per touring day for the guide and $3-5 per person per driving day for the driver.
    Customary tips in Israeli restaurants and cafes is between 10-15% depending on how pleased you are with your waiter/waitress. 10% is usually the minimum, with 12% an average tip. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped (locals do not tip in taxis).
  • Weather: It is best to check updated weather conditions a couple of days prior to your departure and pack accordingly.
  • Clothes: Israel is a liberal and modern country, there is no particular dress code and you are not expected to dress up for restaurants etc. When visiting Holy sites, shoulders must be covered, trousers/dresses/skirts must be below knee length.
  • Documents: your passport must be valid for at least 6 months when entering the country. Check with us if you require an entry visa to Israel/Jordan/Egypt.
  • Electricity: The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most sockets have a three-pin hole, although double pinned European plugs can also be used.
  • If flying back home on this day, please make sure to book a late evening flight, preferably one departing after 19:00pm. If you would like to stay on for an extra night, we will be happy to assist, please check with us for our rates.
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3 Days Jordan & Petra Tour

Tour Details

Itinerary

Day 1 - Sheikh Hussein border / Jerash / Amman

Your Jordan and Petra tour from Israel will begin with an early morning pick up. Pickup is available from your Jerusalem or Tel Aviv hotel.
We will head North to the Sheikh Hussein border. Here, you will need all of your patient for the border crossing procedures. Next, you will meet your Jordanian tour guide and begin your tour.
Highlights of the day - a visit to Jerash, a magnificent ancient Roman city and later a city tour of Amman. We will stay for the night in Amman.

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We will drive North to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing. Your Jordanian tour guide will be waiting for you on the Jordanian side.
Our first sit will be Jerash, one of the ten cities of the Decapolis. In Jerash, we will walk through the beautifully preserved Roman city, one of the largest in the Middle East.
We will enter through the impressive triumphal arch, see the hippodrome, and walk along the colonnaded streets.
At the end of the day, we will continue to Amman, where we will be spending the night, for a panoramic tour.

Day 2 - Amman / Petra

What a day is a head of us - Petra, the red city. In the morning, we will leave Amman and drive to Petra. We will spend the day at this magnificent ancient Nabatean Capital. Carved in the red rock, Petra is also known as the Rose city. You will be able to chose between a horse ride and a walk through the magnificent Siq.
After a fascinating day, we will drive to the new city of Petra for overnight.

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Today is the heart of the Jordan & Petra tour from Israel. After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will head out for a 3.5-hour drive to Petra, the ancient Nabatean capital. Once in Petra, we can either take a horse ride or walk to the Siq, the main entrance to Petra (approx. 1.2 kms) . We will walk along the long and narrow, winding canyon, in awe of its towering red rocks. As we will reach the end of the Siq, we will see the Treasury, at first through the narrow opening in the Siq and then rising above us in full glory. We will also see the altar, the field of tombs and obelisks.
After the tour we will take a short drive to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra, for overnight.

Petra / Madaba / Mt. Nebo / Allenby Bridge

A beautiful day featuring some of Jordan's most interesting sites. We will begin the day by visiting the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land in Madaba. We will later drive to Mt. Nebo, where Moses stood and viewed the Promised Land. At the end of the day will continue to the border with Israel.
The tour will end at your hotel in Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv.

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This is the last day of our Jordan and Petra tour from Israel but certainly not the least. Leave Petra and drive to Madaba, where we will see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land, made from countless tiny, colored stones.
We then continue to Mt. Nebo, on which Moses stood and beheld the Promised Land spread out before him. On a clear day, we will be able to see the Jordan valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea. After a visit of the Byzantine church, we continue to the border and then to Jerusalem or to Tel-Aviv.

What’s included?

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation including daily breakfasts.
  • Transfer from Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem on departure and arrival.
  • Service of a government certified guide on all touring days.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary.
View on Temple Mount Jerusalem

Useful information

  • Passports are compulsory.
  • Please check with us whether you are required to obtain visa to Jordan in advance.
  • For holders of non-restricted passports, visa will be issued at the border.
  • Border taxes and visa fee are not included in the rate.
  • The tour in Petra involves quite a bit of walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • We suggest you bring along a hat, sunglasses, sun screen and drink pleny of water on hot days.
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8 Day Bible Land Tour

Tour Details

Itinerary

TUESDAY DAY 2: JERUSALEM

Wake up to a new morning in Jerusalem, a fascinating city, of great importance to Jews, Christians and Muslims. We start the day at the Israel Museum Shrine of the book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in caves near Qumran. The scrolls, considered a great literary treasure, date back 2000 years and offer tremendous insight to Judaism and early Christianity.

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Visit the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
Take a short drive to the outskirts of Jerusalem for a visit of Ein Karem, a charming little village believed to be the birthplace of John the Baptist.
Continue to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, a living memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Continue to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, where we will visit at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
After a full and eventful day, we return to our hotel in Jerusalem.
Return to our hotel for overnight.

MONDAY DAY 1: JERUSALEM

Arrival at Ben-Gurion airport.

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Upon arrival to Ben-Gurion airport, our representative will be waiting to greet and assist you. Transportation will be provided to your hotel in Jerusalem.

WEDNESDAY DAY 3: JERUSALEM

An exceptional day lays ahead of us today. We begin our tour by entering the walled Old City where we will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. As we walk down the cobbled alleys of the Old City, history comes vividly into life and we can almost imagine the City's busy tumult in ancient times.

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We walk the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross to Calvary and the the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. Drive downtown for a visit to the Mahane Yehuda outdoor market to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders' (noisy) interaction with the crowds.
Return to your hotel for overnight.

THURSDAY DAY 4: BEITH SHEAN / NAZARETH / SAFED

After breakfast, we leave Jerusalem and head north. We drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit-Shean passing Jericho, referred to in the Old Testament as the "City of Palms".

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In Beit Shean, we visit the excavations of a Roman city which include Roman terms, hippodrome and streets with beautiful mosaic floors.
We head to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Christian Holy sites.
We continue uphill to Safed, reputed for once having being the core of Jewish mysticism. We take a pleasant walk through the artist's colony, where the traditional and the modern co-exist, forming the city's unique and delightful character.
After a visit to the artists' colony , we return to the Kibbutz for a good night’s rest.

FRIDAY DAY 5: UPPER GALILEE & GOLAN HEIGHTS / SEA OF GALILEE

We take a lovely drive through the lush, panoramic Golan Heights, passing by Banias, former Syrian fortification and Druze villages.
Enjoy a wine tasting tour , learn about the wine production process and enjoy the beautiful of views of the surrounding vineyards.

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Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
Onwards to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee).

Return to Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

SATURDAY DAY 6: ACRE / HAIFA / CAESAREA / TEL-AVIV

We begin the last day of our journey through history with a visit to Acre, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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After a visit to the famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications, we drive to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a Panoramic view of the Bahai Shrine and Persian gardens and the Haifa bay. We drive along the coast to Caesarea where we visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader Fortress. Our day ends with a short city tour of Jaffa and Tel-Aviv, where we will spend the night.

SUNDAY DAY 7

Free day in Tel-Aviv or optional tour to Masada & the Dead Sea

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Day at leisure in Tel Aviv, or an optional tour to Masada & the Dead Sea.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

MONDAY DAY 8

Our journey has reached its end and we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we have enjoyed hosting you.
We part with the Hebrew greeting of Shalom and Le-Hitraot and hope to welcome you again in the future.
Transportation is provided from the hotel to the airport for your flight back home.

What’s included?

  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation including daily breakfasts
  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • 2 dinners in the Galilee
  • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor coach
  • Service of a government licensed guide on all touring days
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary.>
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Useful information

  • Wi-Fi: available in all hotels and public places, restaurants, cafés.
  • ATMs: are available in all big cities, it is advisable to exchange money in a bank or an exchange place and not in your hotel. You can exchange currency at the airport, after exiting through customs.
    Major credit cards are widely accepted in stores, restaurants and cafes.
  • Cell phones: If you wish to rent a local cell phone for your stay, this can be done at the airport. You can also purchase a local SIM card.
    Suggested tipping on group tours is recommended at $5-10 per person per touring day for the guide and $3-5 per person per driving day for the driver.
    Customary tips in Israeli restaurants and cafes is between 10-15% depending on how pleased you are with your waiter/waitress. 10% is usually the minimum, with 12% an average tip. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped (locals do not tip in taxis).
  • Weather: It is best to check updated weather conditions a couple of days prior to your departure and pack accordingly.
  • Clothes: Israel is a liberal and modern country, there is no particular dress code and you are not expected to dress up for restaurants etc. When visiting Holy sites, shoulders must be covered, trousers/dresses/skirts must be below knee length.
  • Documents: your passport must be valid for at least 6 months when entering the country. Check with us if you require an entry visa to Israel/Jordan/Egypt.
  • Electricity: The Israeli power supply is single phase 220 volts at 50 Hertz. Most sockets have a three-pin hole, although double pinned European plugs can also be used.
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