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Heritage of the Holyland Tour

This tour pays tribute to the land of Israel’s incredibly rich religious heritage and the offers the opportunity to visit many sites where miracles and biblical events occurred. The first night is spent in Tel Aviv, followed by 2 nights in Tiberias where you will get the opportunity to visit the site of Christ’s miracle the ‘feeding of the 5000’ and Mt Beatitude where He preached the ‘Sermon on the Mount’. Jerusalem will be your base for the remaining 4 nights where highlights will include visiting the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, ‘turning water into wine’, a visit to Nazareth, Mt Zion to see the tomb of King David and the room of the ‘Last Super’ as well as a detailed exploration of Jerusalem’s Old Town.

8 Days Itinerary: Heritage of the Holyland Tour

Tel Aviv - Galilee - Tiberias - Jordan River - Jerusalem - Massada - Dead Sea - Tel Aviv
Departure Days: Thursdays

Day 1

Tel Aviv

Depart from the UK for your flight to Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.


Day 2

Tel Aviv - Sea of Galilee - Tiberias

Visit to Jaffa for a walking tour of the picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. Drive along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea and then continue on to Megiddo, the place forecast to be the site of Armageddon in the New Testament’s Book of Revelations, an ancient city that has been continuously inhabited for more than 5,000 years. Continue on toward the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in Tiberias.


Day 3

Sea of Galilee

Start the day from Tiberias, where Jesus lived and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Head towards Capernaum, the centre of Jesus ministry and then to Tabgha, the site of Christ’s miracle of the "Feeding of the 5,000" and the Church of Multiplication. On to Mt Beatitudes where Jesus preached the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and where it is believed that Jesus selected his 12 Apostles. Ascend the Golan Heights to enjoy the panoramic views of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the Hula Valley below. Overnight in Tiberias.


Day 4

Sea of Galilee - Jordan River - Jerusalem

Travel to Nazareth in the morning, where Jesus spent his childhood and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where Christians believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You will also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Proceed to nearby Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, “Turning Water into Wine”. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheatre. Overnight in Jerusalem.


Day 5

Massada - Dead Sea

En route to the Dead Sea, visit the site of the Qumran Caves* where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Massada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert, a site declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Possible “float” in the salty, mineral rich, waters of the Dead Sea. Overnight in Jerusalem.


Day 6

Jerusalem

Start the day at Mt. Scopus enjoying the spectacular panoramic views of Jerusalem. Visit the Mount of Olives with a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. Proceed to Jerusalem’s Old City where you will 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". Overnight in Jerusalem.


Day 7

Jerusalem

Day 7 tour includes Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem where it is believed that John the Baptist was born. Visit the Israel Museum. Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University. Visit Bethlehem* to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.


Day 8

Tel Aviv

Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your return flight to the UK.


* Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

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