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Heritage of the Holyland Tour Thursday arrival – 7 Nights

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Come and walk the Bible with us! This tour is ideal for those looking for a taste of the Holy Land. Step into a world where Jesus’ words come alive. The tour is led by an insightful guide who will take you on this unique journey!

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Thursday

Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv

Upon arrival you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

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Friday

Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias

We drive for a short visit of the city of Jaffa (Joppa see right) 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. We drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called “Armageddon”. It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.) After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee.

Overnight in Tiberias.

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Saturday

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 center of Jesus ministry. On to Tabgha, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes (see left) overlooking the sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that he picked his 12 apostles. Ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley.

Overnight in Tiberias.

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Sunday

Nazareth / Jordan River / Beit Shean / Jerusalem

This morning we travel 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. Proceed to nearby Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. Drive through the Jordan Valley where you will see the Jordan River (see right) to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake. Continue to Jerusalem, to check-in at the hotel of your choice.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

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Monday 

Masada / Dead Sea

En route to the Dead Sea, visit the site of the Qumran Caves (see left) where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea we continue to Masada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was 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 breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. 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.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

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Tuesday

Jerusalem (Old City)

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 (see right) where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City you will 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.

 

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Wednesday

Jerusalem (New City)                                                                      

Today’s tour includes Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born. Visit the Israel Museum with a detailed model of Jerusalem (see left) 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. Visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity*.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

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Thursday

Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

 

 

*   Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction.  Visit subject to situation.

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