Arrival to Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by our representative
and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Jerusalem.
Thursday - Jerusalem - Old City
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the
Church of all Nations, King David,s Tomb and the Room of Last
Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter within the walls of the city and visit the
Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included),
Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre,
oriental Bazaar. Visit the Garden Tomb. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Friday - Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem,
the memorial to the Holocaust; visit the Israel Museum,
the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature
model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem
* to visit the Church of Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Saturday - Dead Sea / Massada
Drive to Qumeran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Visit the
ancient city of Qumeran and drive along the shore of the Dead
Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of
the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D.
Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation
system and Herod,s Palace. Descend by cable car. Time and
weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to fl oat on the
Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
Sunday - Beit Shean / Nazareth
Depart Jerusalem and drive via the Jordan valley to Beit Shean, a newly
excavated city, and visit the Roman theatre. Drive to Yardenit,
the baptismal site on the Jordan river; continue to Nazareth via Cana
of Galilee. Visit the church of Annunciation, St. Joseph,s workshop
and Mary,s well. Overnight in Kibbutz Lavi.
Monday - Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias
After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee;
visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient
fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum;
visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to
Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of
Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic fl oor. Continue to
Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount.
Drive to the Banias Springs and waterfalls and tour
the Golan heights. Return to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.
Tuesday - Acre / Haifa / Megiddo / Caesarea
Depart Kibbutz Lavi; drive to Acre to visit the ancient city and harbor.
Continue to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens
and Haifa bay. Continue to Megiddo, identifi ed as the site of Armageddon
to visit the archeological excavations including the wellpreserved
water supply system. Drive to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region;
visit the excavations of the ancient city, the
Roman Theatre and aqueduct. Drive along the coastal plain to Tel-Aviv.
Overnight in Tel-Aviv.
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure.