7 Nights - 8 Days Land Only
Arrival at Ben-Gurian airport; meeting and assistance by our representative, and transfer to Jerusalem for overnight. Dinner at leisure.
New City of Jerusalem - Mount Zion - Bethlehem
Drive via Mount Scopus to the Mount of Olives to enjoy a magnificent view of Jerusalem. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Basilica of the Agony. Proceed to the New City of Jerusalem. Visit the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. On to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The last stop is Ein Karem. Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Basilica of the Visitation. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.
Old City of Jerusalem - Mount Zion - Bethlehem
Drive to the Old City for a walking tour to the Western Wall, the Temple Area, the Dome of the Rock, the colorful bazaars, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On to Mount Zion to see David’s Tomb, the room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Afternoon tour of Bethlehem. Visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds’ Field. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.
Jericho - Tiberias - Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, driving via Hisham’s Palace. Continue north via Jordan Valley and the new settlements, then via the Jezreel Valley. Continue to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaun to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a kibbutz hotel for dinner and overnight.
Upper Galilee and Golan Heights - Nazareth
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the Syrian fortifications, Birkat Ram, and the Druze villages. On to Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via Kiryat Shmona and the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the kabbalah, to visit the old synagogues and artist’s colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites. Return to the Kibbutz for dinner and overnight.
Acre - Haifa - Tel-Aviv - Jaffa
Leave the kibbutz for Acre to visit the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa for a sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman theater and the Crusader fortress. Via Netanya to Tel-Aviv, drive through the main street-Ben Tehuda St., and Dizengoff St., pass by the Habimah National Theater, Mann Auditorium, then along Rothschild Blvd. Continue to Jaffa for a view of the old port, and artist’s quarter. Dinner and overnight Tel-Aviv.
Day at leisure. Optional day tour of Massada and the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight Tel-Aviv.
Depart - Tel-Aviv
Transfer to airport. End of our services.