Upon arrival to airport meet our Travelink representative and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem for an overnight.
Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of Mt. of Olives. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to 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 birth place of John the Baptist. Return to hotel.
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City to 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 Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the Shepherds Fields. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world. Then via the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. Continue to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys and the artists’ colony. Drive to Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
Drive to the Golan Heights. See the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages. Travel to Banias, source of the Jordan River, drive to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to Capernaum. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter’s House. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the Fish & Bread took place, and on to the Mt. of Beatitudes. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
After breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, 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. Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour and to hotel for overnight.
Free day in Tel Aviv, or an optional tour to the Dead Sea.
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.
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