Interfaith Discovery Tour

9 days / 8 nights - Israel

Tour:

Interfaith Discovery Tour

Witness the best sites of Israel's Jewish and Christian Heritage on our 9 days Interfaith Discovery Tour.

Details:

9 days / 8 nights

Fitness level:

Easy

Frequency:

Weekly - Every Tuesday

Category:

Classic Tour

Ratings:

5/5

About This Tour

This Interfaith Discovery Tour of 9 Days takes you on a journey to the land of where it all began. The perfect blend of culture, heritage and history, you will witness the best sites of Israel’s Christian and Jewish Heritage. 

Interfaith Discovery Tour - Program

Day 1 – Tuesday:  Arrival in Israel for the Interfaith Discovery Tour

  • Welcome to beautiful Israel!
  • We will arrive at Ben Gurion airport and be met and assisted by a Shalom Journeys representative before proceeding to passport control.
  • Following passport control, we will be transferred to our hotel in coastal Tel Aviv.
  • Depending on our arrival time, we will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
  • A day to rest up before we embark on the Interfaith Discovery Tour of 9 Days.

 

Highlights:

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

 

Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 2 – Wednesday: The Old City of Jerusalem

  • We we will start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from the Mount of Olives. 
  • Our tour will proceed to the Old City of Jerusalem. Here we will visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper situated atop  Mount Zion
  • From there we continue forward to enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter
  • Some of the sites include the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and most notably the Western Wall. 
  • Walk along the Via Delarosa to the Church of Holy Sepulcher
  • Our tour concludes with a visit to Bethlehem, the location of Rachel’s tomb, the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.


Highlights:

  • Mount of Olives
  • Old City of Jerusalem
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Western Wall
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher 
  • Bethlehem

 

Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 3 – Thursday: Loss and Renewal – New City of Jerusalem

  •  Our tour begins with a drive to the Israel Museum. Here we will visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed. 
  • We will proceed for a tour of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament
  • Continue to visit Mount Hertzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. 
  • In addition, we will drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. A chance to learn more about their unique lifestyle. 
  • In the evening enjoy dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show at the Tower of David Museum.


Highlights:

    • Israel Museum
    • Yad Vashem
    • Mea Shearim
    • Sound and Light show

 

Overnight in Jerusalem


Day 4 – Friday: The Dead Sea and Masada

  • Our journey continues through the Judean hills to the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
  • From here we continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D.
  • We will ascend Masada by cable car and explore the mountain fortress built by King Herod. Some notable sites include the remains of the walls, water cistern, and Herod’s Palace.
  • We will descend by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea, where we can float in the unsinkable water and bathe in the famous mineral-rich mud.


Highlights: 

  • Qumran Caves
  • Masada Fortress
  • The Dead Sea

 

Overnight in Tel Aviv


 

Day 5 – Saturday: At leisure on the Mediterranean 

  • Optional Morning: Suggested stroll along the Tel Aviv boardwalk.
  • Suggested Afternoon: Visit Jaffa and Neve Tzedek. 
  • Suggested Evening: A short taxi ride away is famous Rothschild Blvd. Take a stroll along the vibrant street and continue towards Sarona Market – an outdoor mall with shops, bars, and restaurants. 


Overnight in Tel Aviv


Day 6 – Sunday: The Gems of Coastal Israel

  • Following our delicious breakfast, we will journey along the coastal highway to the ancient Roman capital, Caesarea
  •  Our tour proceeds to Megiddo, which has been identified as the site of the battle of Armageddon.
  • The next stop on our tour is Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village. Here we will enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. 
  • To conclude the day, we will proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and the golden-domed Bahai gardens.
 

Highlights: 

  • Caesarea
  • Armageddon
  • Mount Carmel
  • Bahai Gardens


Overnight in the Galilee



Day 7 – Monday: The Wonders of the Golan Heights

  • After our Israeli breakfast, we will take a scenic drive to the mystical city of Safed also known as  the center of Jewish mysticism. 
  •  Our journey continues North to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, located in the city of Kuneitra. 
  • Time for some fun! Our next stop is at the Golan Winery for a tour of the facilities and some wine tasting. To conclude the day, we proceed to “Golan Magic” for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.


Highlights:

    • Safed
    • Golan Heights
    • Golan Winery


Overnight in the Galilee


 

Day 8 – Tuesday: Walk In the Footsteps of Jesus

  • Today we begin with a visit to the city of Nazareth. Here we will visit the Church of Annunciation. 
  • Our tour continues towards Tiberias; Our first stop is at Capernaum, home to Jesus, to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter.
  • We will take a short drive and visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount.
  • To conclude our tour for the day, we proceed via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue.
  • We will be driven to Tel Aviv for our check-in and overnight sleep.


Highlights:

    • Church of Annunciation
    • Capernaum
    • Mount of Beatitudes
    • Beit Shean


Overnight in Tel Aviv


 

Day 9 – Wednesday: Farewell from Israel

  • Following our last breakfast, depending on our departure we will enjoy the day at leisure before heading to the airport for our flight home.
  • Leave Israel with lifelong memories!

 

Shalom and thank you for joining us on our 9 days Interfaith Discovery Tour of Israel!

 

8 Nights Accommodations

  •  3 nights in Tel Aviv
  •  2 nights in the North
  •  3 nights in Jerusalem
 

Touring

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

Meals

  • Israeli style breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners at the hotel in the North
  • Light lunch at a Druze Village
  • Dinner + the Sound and Light Show
 

Transfers

  • Meet and assist at Airport
  • Arrival transfer to hotel
  • Departure transfer back to the airport
  • Transportation throughout

Coronavirus (COVID-19):  An Update on Shalom Journeys Operations

Due to the public health situation and the associated directives issued by the US Government, CDC, WHO, and Israel’s Ministry of Health, we have postponed our 2020 trips until September 1, whereby tours are on a request only basis. These decisions are difficult, and as we continue to monitor the situation, we will update our availability accordingly. We thank you for sticking by and staying safe!

To get more information about this tour and future dates please do not hesitate to contact us:


 
2020/2021 Availability 
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityReserve
September 1, 2020September 9, 2020On Request
September 8, 2020September 16, 2020On Request
October 20, 2020October 28, 2020On Request
October 27, 2020November 4, 2020On Request
November 3, 2020November 11, 2020On Request
November 10, 2020November 18, 2020On Request
November 17, 2020November 25, 2020On Request
November 24, 2020December 2, 2020On Request
December 1, 2020December 9, 2020On Request
December 8, 2020December 16, 2020On Request
December 15, 2020December 23, 2020On Request
December 22, 2020December 30, 2020On Request
December 29, 2020January 6, 2021On Request
January 5, 2021January 13, 2021On Request
January 12, 2021January 20, 2021On Request
January 19, 2021January 27, 2021On Request
January 26, 2021February 3, 2021On Request
February 2, 2021February 10, 2021On Request
February 9, 2021February 17, 2021On Request
February 16, 2021February 24, 2021On Request
February 23, 2021March 3, 2021On Request
Interfaith Discovery Tour – Hotel Packages

All prices are based on a per-person basis for two people sharing one double room or one person staying in a single room. Triple rooms (3 people sharing) are also available.

CitiesPlan A – Deluxe +Plan B – DeluxePlan C – SuperiorPlan D – SuperiorPlan E – Moderate
Tel AvivDan Tel AvivCarlton Tel AvivRenaissanceDan PanoramaPrima City
GalileeKibbutz LaviKibbutz LaviKibbutz LaviKibbutz LaviKibbutz Lavi
JerusalemKing DavidInbalOrientDan PanoramaPrima Kings
 Per personPer personPer personPer personPer person
Room TypeDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingle
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P.O.R (price on request)

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2020/2021 Availability 
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityReserve
September 1, 2020September 9, 2020On Request
September 8, 2020September 16, 2020On Request
October 20, 2020October 28, 2020On Request
October 27, 2020November 4, 2020On Request
November 3, 2020November 11, 2020On Request
November 10, 2020November 18, 2020On Request
November 17, 2020November 25, 2020On Request
November 24, 2020December 2, 2020On Request
December 1, 2020December 9, 2020On Request
December 8, 2020December 16, 2020On Request
December 15, 2020December 23, 2020On Request
December 22, 2020December 30, 2020On Request
December 29, 2020January 6, 2021On Request
January 5, 2021January 13, 2021On Request
January 12, 2021January 20, 2021On Request
January 19, 2021January 27, 2021On Request
January 26, 2021February 3, 2021On Request
February 2, 2021February 10, 2021On Request
February 9, 2021February 17, 2021On Request
February 16, 2021February 24, 2021On Request
February 23, 2021March 3, 2021On Request
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