Heritage of the Holy Land

8 days / 7 nights - Israel

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Heritage of the Holy Land Tour

Discover your heritage on our 8 days Christian tour of the Holy Land

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8 days / 7 nights

Moderate

Weekly - Every Thursday

Christian Tour

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About This Tour

Embrace yourself on this once in a lifetime heritage tour of the Holy Land. This, almost all-inclusive program highlights the best Christian sites Israel has to offer. We encourage you to browse through the Heritage of the Holy Land program and see for yourself

Heritage of the Holy Land Tour - Program

Day 1 – Thursday: Arrival in Israel

  • Welcome to Israel!
  • We will arrive at Ben Gurion Airport and will be met by a Christian Israel Tours representative immediately after passport control.
  • Our representative will assist us in the terminal and will guide us through customs and outside the terminal to meet our driver waiting with the transfer vehicle. 
  • We will have a short ride to our hotel in the beautiful coastal city of Tel Aviv.
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day or evening at leisure (depending on flight time arrivals).
  • Suggested: take a stroll along the beautiful oceanside promenade of Tel Aviv, before a relaxing dinner at our hotel.


Highlights:

  • Arrive in Israel
  • Meet and Greet
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • Leisure

 
Overnight in Tel Aviv



Day 2 –
Friday: The Journey North

  • Start the day with a tour of Jaffa, enjoying the beautiful, quaint alleys of the old, fortified town
  • Journey along the coastal highway to the ancient Roman capital, Caesarea
  • We will visit the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, its aqueduct and the amphitheater which has been recently restored
  • Proceed towards the Sea of Galilee, stopping in Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine
  • Evening in Tiberias


Highlights:

  • Jaffa
  • Caesarea
  • Cana
  • Tiberias

 
Overnight in Tiberias



Day  3 – Saturday: Miracles on the Sea of Galilee

  • Visit the sites on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, the stage for many events in Jesus’ life.
  • Drive to Capernaum, known as “His Town”, where Jesus spent much time healing the sick and performing miracles.
  • The next stop is in Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, to visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor.
  • On to the Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount and chose his 12 apostles.
  • Ascend to the Golan Heights to enjoy the panoramic views.
  • Visit the Banias Springs, where Jesus took his disciples and where Simon identified Him as the Messiah.
  • Drive to the southern part of the Sea of Galilee to visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site.


Highlights:

  • North Shore of the Sea of Galilee
  • Capernaum
  • Tabgha
  • Mount of Beatitudes
  • Golan Heights
  • Banias Springs
  • Yardenit Baptismal Site


Overnight in Tiberias



Day 4 – Sunday: The Jordan Valley to Jerusalem

  • Optional boat trip on the Sea of Galilee (subject to extra charge).
  • Visit Nazareth, the Church of Annunciation, where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary, Mary’s Well, and Joseph’s Church.
  • Visit the ancient synagogue at Beit Alpha, which has one of the most preserved and beautiful mosaics in Israel.
  • Our tour today will end with a scenic drive along the Jordan valley, passing by Jericho, towards the ancient city of Jerusalem.

 

Highlights:

  • Boat Trip
  • The Church of Annunciation
  • Mary’s Well
  • Joseph’s Church
  • Beit Alpha
  • Jordan Valley
  • Jerusalem


Overnight in Jerusalem


 

Day 5 – Monday:  The Dead Sea

  • Travel through the Dead Sea to Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ascend by cable car to visit the sites and enjoy the breathtaking views.
  • Visit the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
  • Continue to the Dead Sea, where, weather-permitting, we can float in the unsinkable water and bathe in the famous mineral-rich mud.
  • Return to Jerusalem.


Highlights: 

  • Masada
  • Qumran Caves
  • Dead Sea
  • Jerusalem


Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 6 – Tuesday: Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*

  • We start our day with a visit to the Israel Museum’s 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.
  • Drive to Ein Karem, where John the Baptist was born.
  • Our tour will then proceed to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum located at the foot of Mount Herzl.
  • Proceed to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus; we will walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity.
  • Return to Jerusalem


Highlights: 

  • Shrine of the Book
  • Ein Karem
  • Yad Vashem
  • Bethlehem
  • Jerusalem

Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 7 – Wednesday: The Old City 

  • Enter the Old City and visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.
  • Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Holy Sepulchre, housing the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
  • Visit Mount Zion, the traditional tomb of King David, and the Room of the Last Supper.
  • On to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus spent his last night and was betrayed by Judas.
  • The last stop is the Mount of Olives, where we will enjoy spectacular views of the holy city of Jerusalem.


Highlights: 

  • Western Wall
  • Temple Mount
  • The Way of the Cross
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Holy Sepulchre
  • Tomb of the Resurrection
  • Mount Zion
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • Mount of Olives


Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 8 – Thursday: Farewell from Jerusalem

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for our flight home.

 

Shalom!

10 Nights Accommodations

  • 2 nights in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights at a Kibbutz in the Galilee
  • 4 nights in Jerusalem
  • 2 nights in Eilat


Guiding and Touring

  • An English speaking guide
  • 8 full days of touring
  • A luxurious A/C motor-coach
  • Entrances to all sites and parks


Transfers

  • Meet and assist at Airport
  • Arrival transfer to hotel
  • Departure transfer back to Airport


Meals

  • Israeli style breakfast daily
  • Dinners daily at the hotel
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityReserve
September 3, 2020September 10, 2020On Request 
September 10, 2020September 17, 2020On Request
September 17, 2020September 24, 2020On Request
September 24, 2020October 1, 2020On Request
October 1, 2020October 8, 2020On Request
October 8, 2020October 15, 2020On Request
October 15, 2020October 22, 2020On Request
October 22, 2020October 29, 2020On Request
October 29, 2020November 5, 2020On Request
November 5, 2020November 12, 2020On Request
November 12, 2020November 19, 2020On Request
November 19, 2020November 26, 2020On Request
November 26, 2020December 3, 2020On Request
December 3, 2020December 10, 2020On Request
December 10, 2020December 17, 2020On Request
December 17, 2020December 24, 2020On Request
December 24, 2020December 31, 2020On Request
December 31, 2020January 7, 2021On Request
January 7, 2021January 14, 2021On Request
January 14, 2021January 21, 2021On Request
January 21, 2021January 28, 2021On Request
January 28, 2021February 4, 2021On Request
February 4, 2021February 11, 2021On Request
February 11, 2021February 18, 2021On Request
February 18, 2021February 25, 2021On Request
February 25, 2021March 4, 2021On Request

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