Join us on a Biblical adventure through the holiest sites. Explore Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth and the Golan Heights before heading to the beautiful Sea of Galilee. End with fun and sun in the lively city of Tel Aviv. Explore the roots of your faith on this uplifting tour through Israel. Walk in the footsteps of spiritual leaders, explore ancient biblical sites. Stand in the places where history unfolded—all while accompanied by fellow believers and a Tour Director dedicated to bringing these places to life.
At a glance
|MON||Arrive Tel Aviv. Transfer to Jerusalem|
|TUE||Jerusalem – New City|
|WED||Jerusalem Old City & Bethlehem Tour|
|THU||Onwards to Nazareth via Jericho and Beit Shean|
|FRI||Golan Heights Sites around Sea of Galilee|
|SAT||Acre - Haifa - Caesarea - Tel Aviv|
|SUN||Tel Aviv: Day at leisure|
|MON||Last day in Israel and transfer to the airport|
> One group and one English tour guide
> Tour starts on Mondays
> Two full day sightseeing tours in Jerusalem, the holiest city in the World
> Visit Nazareth, where Jesus grew up and overnight in a Kibbutz
> See Peter's House in Capernaum, Tabgha and optional sailing across the Sea of Galilee
Best time to go
Spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are the best time to visit Israel when temperatures are pleasantly mild throughout the country.
Israel food & drink
Food in Israel is of high quality, and of course and varies dramatically in price. Tel Aviv, Israel’s undeniable culinary capital, top restaurants are expensive, even by European standards, but most restaurants across the country are reasonable when you consider the quality and portion sizes. A main dish will cost around 15 USD. Street food is good and reasonably priced. Limonana is a refreshing non-alcoholic drink made up of icy lemonade and crushed mint leaves. Goldstar is a refreshing lager beer and can be found in every store and restaurants
Culture and Language
Israelis are very casual but are typically blunt and direct in speech, which could be interpreted as being rude. The expression “shalom” is very often used to say hello. Dress code is casual, but, when visiting holy sites modest clothing is required. Smoking is considered a violation on Shabbat. There will be a sign at your hotel or restaurant to remind you of same. Do not ignore it. Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages however English is widely spoken and used on street signs
Taxis in Israel can easily be hailed on the streets. They are metered and a concierge at your hotel will arrange a taxi with a set rate for your next destination. Drivers are friendly and talkative and will freely discuss any topic. Make sure that your driver is familiar with your end destination. Egged is the largest bus Company in Israel. Tel Aviv boasts a convenient bus system, Look out for the DAN buses in town and the Egged coach on the outskirts of the city. You can buy multiple passes or a day pass. Busses do not run on Shabbat and Jewish Holidays. Car rental may also be an option of getting around the country. Highways are modern and well maintained. Signage is in English. Street parking is free unless indicated by a “No parking” sign or a curb marked with red and yellow.
The basic rule is: 12-15% in restaurants and cafes. This is often added to your bill. If you join a group tour, plan on tipping between $ 10-12 per person per day for the guide and around $ 5 for the driver
Borekas: pastries can be filled with cheese, potatoes, or vegetables.
Baba Ganoush: a tangy eggplant spread
Falafel: deep fried chickpea balls, often served in pita bread
Hummus: mashed chickpea spread, hummus can be served in many ways and is a staple in Israeli households
Shwarma: Sliced grilled meat served in a pita bread with salad
Visit Nazareth, the cradle of Christianity. Here, you’ll visit the Church of the Annunciation, where Archangel Gabriel told Mary she would conceive and give birth to Jesus. From Nazareth, travel to Cana of Galilee, here you will spend two nights, where Jesus turned water into wine. Also travel to Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. In Bethlehem, visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the Church of the Nativity, situated on the site where Jesus was born.
History comes to life on your visits to Caesarea, where you’ll marvel at the remains of this city built in the 1st century BC; the 12th-century Crusader Fortress; Megiddo, an important site in antiquity and the site predicted for the Battle of Armageddon; and Bet She’an, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman cities.
You will spend two nights in Tel Aviv on this tour, and have a full day to explore this vibrant city on your own.
All of this—and much more—await you on this Bible Land tour designed for value-minded travelers. It is a vacation of a lifetime!
Tel Aviv – Jerusalem
- Upon arrival at Tel Aviv International Airport; you are met by our representative and transferred to the hotel in Jerusalem for check-in. Overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem
- Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of the Mt. of Olives.
- Next visit the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony.
- Continue to Israel's Museum – the Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls.
- Visit 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).
- Afternoon visit to the picturesque village of Ein Karem – the birthplace of John the Baptist.
- Return to the hotel for overnight
Jerusalem - Old City - Bethlehem - Jerusalem (B-D)
- Enter through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: visit the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall; the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
- Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David; the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.
- In the afternoon travel to Bethlehem.
- Visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the shepherd's fields.
- Return to Jerusalem for overnight
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Transfer and intercity transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Accommodation in selected hotels in a double/twin room sharing
- Meal plan as per itinerary
- Local English speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Rate valid for travel between 01 OCT - 23 DEC 2018
- Seasonal supplements may be applicable
- Contact us for any other date of travel required