Israel Heritage of the Holy Land

On this 8 Day Tour to Israel you will visit the main attractions of the Holy Land. You will tour the Sea of Galilee region, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada and more. From vibrant Tel Aviv we trace Israel’s holy heritage through the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and Jerusalem. We will have some time to float in the Dead Sea (weather permitting). Also explore ancient Roman archaeological sites and impressive cliff-top fortresses.

At a GlanceHeritage of Israel view of the Church of all nations
Thu   Welcome to Israel. Transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv
Fri     Travel via Jaffa & Caesarea to the Sea of Galilee
Sat    Visit Tiberias-Capernaum-Mt of Beatitudes
Sun   Onto Nazareth-Cana and Bei Shean. Overnight in Jerusalem
Mon  Full day Dead Sea & Masada tour
Tue    Full day Old jerusalem tour
Wed  Full day New Jerusalem tour
Thu   Last day in Israel. Transfer to Airport

What better way to learn about Israel then to go on our Heritage of the Holy Land Tour! This tour is a perfect first time introduction to the land of Israel. Step back in time while sightseeing all throughout Jerusalem’s Old City and New City.
Be emotionally moved with special visits to the Western Wall and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Marvel at the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea.
Enjoy the experience of a cable car ride to the top of Massada. Then relax and enjoy yourself as you float on the Dead Sea. Enjoy the incredible value of the Heritage of the Holy Land Tour, with the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation!

Rich Heritage of Israel

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. You will spend time in Tel Aviv, followed by Tiberias. Here 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.

1

THU

Tel Aviv
* This is the beginning of your journey in the Holy Land.
* Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

2

FRI

Tel Aviv – Sea of Galilee – Tiberias
* Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel; we’ll drive for a short visit of the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old; fortified town.
* We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top.
* Then we drive up north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea; built by Herod the Great in honour of Augustus Caesar.
* From there we go on to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelation mentions a great battle at the place called ” Armageddon”- an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.).
* After exploring the ancient ruins we’ll drive toward the Sea of Galilee;
* Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel
3

SAT

Sea of Galilee
* Start the day from historic Tiberias; where Jesus lived; sojourned and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
* Our next destination will be Capernaum; the centre of Jesus ministry.
* Tabgha; just north of Tiberias; is the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5;000 and at the Church of Multiplication the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes.
* We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea; where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles.
* We’ll ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights; and beneath it the green pastoral Huleh valley.
* Return to Tiberias for overnight
4

SUN

Sea of Galilee – Jordan River – Jerusalem
* This morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle; turning water into wine.
* We proceed to Nazareth; where Jesus spent his childhood; and the Church of Annunciation; built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the
Virgin Mary.
* You will also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church.
* Continue through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater.
* Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake and then onward to Jerusalem.
* Check-in to your hotel
5

MON

Dead Sea – Masada
* Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea we’ll continue to Masada which is situated right on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert.
* The site has been 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 breath-taking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.
* En route to the Dead Sea; you will see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1;300 feet below sea level; the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface.
* Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty; mineral rich; water.
* Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
6

TUE

Jerusalem
* Start the day at Mt. Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem; the Holy City for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity; Judaism and Islam –
* Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world.
* Your tour includes the Mount of Olives; a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’’s Prayer; and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City you’ll 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
7

WED

Jerusalem
* Today’s tour includes Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust established in 1953; located on the foot of Mt. Herzl.
* Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village on the south western outskirts of Jerusalem.
* This small village has great significance in Christian traditions; since this is where according to the tradition John the Baptist was born.
* Visit the Israel Museum with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book; which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls.
* Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University. If time permitting; we might visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity.
* Return to your hotel for overnight.
8

THU

Jerusalem
* We have reached our final day on this tour.
* You will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at the airport.
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* 1 night in Tel Aviv
* 2 nights in Tiberius
* 4 nights in Jerusalem
* Meals included are 7 breakfasts
* Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
* Transfers in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
* 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                                                                             The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis – subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
The sequence of a tour, hotel used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstance.
Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only. basis.

* 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.

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Israel view of Jerusalem showing the golden dome
Israel view of Jerusalem showing the golden dome
Israel eternal flame at Yad Vashem memorial
Isael view of the Western Wall Kotel
Israelv iew of Mount Masada
Israel ruins at Beit Shean
Israel Tabgha church of the multiplication
Israel view of Caesarea with sea in the background
Israel view of Tel Aviv with beach and city buildings