Israel Highlights – A tour for all faiths, visiting & touring Israels main highlights, opens a window over Israel’s history past & present, its peoples and culture.

Explore Israel’s highlights on a 7-night biblical tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Galilee, and the Dead Sea. Follow Jesus’ footsteps from Gethsemane to the Church of All Nations, and discover Jerusalem’s rich past in the Old City. Travel to Jesus’ birthplace and childhood home, stand on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and discover a ruined synagogue where Jesus may have taught; finish your trip through Israel’s culture and history in modern Haifa, ancient Caesarea and Tel Aviv’s bustling port.

Our Israel Highlights tour is a biblical and historical tour of Israel from Jerusalem, led by an expert guide. View the spiritual and ancient highlights of Old and New Jerusalem; explore Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Golan Heights and the miracle sites of the Sea of Galilee, also visit Haifa, UNESCO-listed Acre and ancient Caesara and Beit She’an. Visit Nazareth and other fabled biblical sites on this 8 days tour that takes you deep into the historical and holy heartlands of Israel.

 

1

SUN

Tel Aviv
* Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. You will be met and assisted with customs and entry formalities.
* Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv
2

MON

Tel Aviv – Beersheba – Arad – Masada – Jerusalem
* Leave Tel Aviv – via Ashdod – Ashkelon – Beersheba.
* We have a short visit to the Negev capital.
* Continue via Arad to Masada.
* 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; Herod’s palaces; the synagogue; bathhouse; and more
* Enjoy the breath-taking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.
* Descend for a possible “float” in the in the salty water of the world’s lowest place.
* Travel via Ein Gedi and Kalya to Jerusalem for overnight.
3

TUE

Jerusalem
* Sightseeing of the new city
* Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem.
* On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony.
* Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls; then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem; dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
* Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust.)
* We have an afternoon drive to the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist).
* Return to Hotel
4

WED

Jerusalem – Old City – Bethlehem
* Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall; the Temple area; the colourful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt.27:33-57; 28:10).
* Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David; the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.
* Afternoon departure for Bethlehem
* Visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity
* Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
5

THU

Beit Shean – Tiberias – Galilee
* Leave Jerusalem; and drive north via Jericho; the oldest city in the world.
* Through Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean (Mark 5:20; 7:31).
* Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City.
* Continue to Tiberius; the oldest center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Matt 4:13 13:54; 17:24; Luke 7; Mark 1:2; John 4:46-54) and visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue.
* Arrive at your Kibbutz hotel for overnight
6

FRI

Upper Galilee – Golan Heights – Nazareth
* Drive to the Golan Heights.
* Visit the former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages via Banias; (Matt 16.13 and Mark 8.27) the source of the Jordan River.
* Travel through the Hula Valley to Safed; city of the Kabala and visit its synagogue and the artists’ colony.
* Next will be Nazareth (Luke 1:26; 4:16; Matthew 2:23) with its Christian Holy Sites.
* Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
7

SAT

Acre – Haifa – Tel Aviv
* After Breakfast drive west to Acre (Micah 1:10) for a visit of the old; famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.
* Continue to Haifa; sightseeing tour of Haifa; including the Bahai Shrine; Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the bay.
* Proceed along the cost to Caesarea and visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader fortress.
* End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv Jaffa.
* Overnight in Tel Aviv.
8

SUN

Jerusalem
* We have reached our final day on this tour. You are taken back to the airport for your flight back home.
* After the tour you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at the airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Israel experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* 2 nights in Tel Aviv
* 3 nights in Jerusalem
* 2 nights in Tiberias
* Meals included – 7 breakfasts
* Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
* Tel Aviv – Arrival and departure transfers
* Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor – coach.
* English speaking guide.
* Entrance fees as per tour program.

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
1. The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis – subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
2. The sequence of a tour, hotel used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstance.
3. Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
1. The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis – subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
2. The sequence of a tour, hotel used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstance.
3. Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only

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Israel view of ancient Olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane
Israel view of the Western Wall with the Dome of the Rock in the background
Israel view of Mount Carmel
Israel view from the Golan Heights
Israel view of the ancient wall of Jericho
Israel view of Mount Zion
Israel view of ancient Olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane
Israel view of the Dead Sea from the top of mount Masada showing a cable car on the way up
Israel view of the coastline in Tel Aviv showing the city

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