TEL AVIV - JERUSALEM - HAIFA - TIBERIAS / Guided Tour
The Bible-land focuses heavily on Jerusalem and the sites and regions that are prominent in the Holy Bible. You will spend 3 nights in Jerusalem visiting the Mt of the Olives, Gardens of Gethsemane and Church of Agony as well as the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mt Zion and Bethlehem. On the fourth day you will drive north towards Nazareth via Jericho and the Jordan Valley and on the 5th day highlights include the Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights and the source of the River Jordan. You will arrive in Tel Aviv on the penultimate day for a city tour with the last day at your leisure in Tel Aviv or take an optional tour to the Dead Sea.
Depart from the UK for your flight to Tel Aviv. Transfer to Jerusalem for overnight stay.
Tuesday - Jerusalem - sightseeing of the new city
Drive to Mt of the Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of Agony. On to the Israel Museums Shrine of the Book, then to the renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem. Visit picturesque village of Ein Karem via Yad Vashem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Wednesday - Jerusalem - Old City & Bethlehem*
Enter through one of the gates of the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, the Temple area and the colourful bazaars. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the church of the Sepulchre. Afternoon drive to Mt Zion and then to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Thursday - Beit Shean / Nazareth / Galilee
Drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world*, through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City. On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. On to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alley and the artists’ colony. Overnight in Kibbutz.
Friday - Golan Heights and around the Sea of Galilee
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages. Travel via Banias, source of the Jordan River to the shores of the Sea of Galilee and Capernaum. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter's house. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place and on to the Mount of Beatitudes. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old centre of Jewish learning. Overnight in Kibbutz
Saturday - Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
Drive west to Acre for a visit of Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed south to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theatre and Crusader fortress. Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day at leisure in Tel Aviv, or an optional tour to the Dead Sea. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your return flight to the UK.
* Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.