Israel Bible Land Tour. 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.
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!
At a glance
|MON||Arrive Tel Aviv. Make your way to Jerusalem|
|TUE||Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem|
|WED||Jerusalem Old City|
|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|
> Experienced English-speaking tour guide during touring days ( TUE to SAT)
> Two full day sightseeing tours in Jerusalem, the holiest city in the World
> In Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square
> 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
Jerusalem - Beit Shean - Nazareth (B-D)
- Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world.
- Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean and visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City.
- On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites.
- Proceed to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and center of Jewish mysticism, to visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony.
- Overnight in a kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.
Golan Heights and around the Sea of Galilee (B-D)
- Drive up to the Golan Heights passing by Banias, source of the Jordan River, former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages.
- Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breath-taking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process.
- Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
- Onwards to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning.
- Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquillity and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee).
- Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.
Acre - Haifa - Tel Aviv (B-D)
- After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.
- Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa Bay.
- Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”.
- End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa.
- Overnight in Tel Aviv.
- 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
- Transfers from/to Tel Aviv Airport
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Rate valid for travel between 23 May and 25 Sep 2019
- High Season supplements applicable for tour starting on 06 JUN 19
Contact us for alternative travel dates
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