Biblical Israel - Faith-Based Travel – Protestant Itinerary (5340)

8 Day Tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

2019 Tour Details

Building fellowship and community among fellow travelers is just one of the ways to connect spiritually on this biblical tour of Israel. Experience the power of Scripture as it comes to life with memorable visits to Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem. Take time to meditate by the Garden Tomb and visit the Kaser-El-Yahud baptismal site.Jerusalem is dense with holy sites, tied to both the Old and the New Testament: King David’s Tomb, the Garden of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Take in all of them and also learn more about Israel’s archeological past at the Israel Museum and more recent present at the Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum. . This journey will lead you in the footsteps of Jesus as you learn and hear stories about His ministry, miracles and life.

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 Tour Highlights

TEL AVIV
Orientation drive and Jaffa visit
CAESAREA and MEGIDDO
Ancient Roman archaeological site
TIBERIAS
Jesus boat museum visit and boat cruise
NAZARETH
Basilica of the Annunciation
JORDAN VALLEY
River Jordan baptismal site
JERUSALEM
Old town walking tour
BETHLEHEM
Church of the Nativity visit

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

Please check visa requirements with your local consulate; responsibility for obtaining visas for Israel and Jordan rests with the traveler.
On departures February 1, May 31, November 22, baptismal ceremony on the Jordan River instead of visiting Qasr el Yahud and Cesarea Philippi.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Baha;-i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
  • Biblical Tells - Megiddo
  • Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route ( Bethlehem)
  • Masada
  • Old city of Jerusalem and its Walls
  • White City of Tel Aviv - the Modern Movement

Transportation:

Transfers by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily, 6 dinners.

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Welcome to Israel! Check into your hotel, then this evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

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Day 2 TEL AVIV–JAFFA–CAESAREA–MUHRAQA–MEGIDDO–TIBERIAS

Leave Tel Aviv and drive to the old port of Jaffa. Sightseeing continues at Caesarea, an ancient port turned stunning archaeological zone. Admire the restored 3,500-seat Roman THEATER, the aqueduct, harbor, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century CRUSADER FORTRESS. Next, visit MUHRAQA on Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s contest of faith with the priests of Baal. From here, travel to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF MEGIDDO, an age-old fortified town and site of the Battle of Armageddon in the End Times, according to the Bible. Stay overnight in the lakeside city of Tiberias.

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Day 3 TIBERIAS. EXCURSION TO KIBBUTZ GINOSAR, CAPERNAUM, MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, TABGHA & CAESAREA-PHILIPPI

Today, travel to Kibbutz Ginosar to see the ancient boat at the JESUS BOAT MUSEUM, followed by a CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee. Next, visit Capernaum and see its ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE AND THE HOUSE OF ST. PETER. Travel north to the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and continue to Tabgha to visit the CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, the site where Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves. On to Caesarea-Philippi (Banias), home to one of the springs of the Jordan River and a place where Jesus taught his disciples.

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Day 4 TIBERIAS–CANA–NAZARETH–QASR EL YAHUD–JERUSALEM

This morning, stop in CANA, site of Jesus’ first miracle when he turned water into wine at a wedding. Continue to Nazareth and visit the CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, and of the old village. Leave the Galilee area, drive through the Jordan Valley, and visit the Qasr el Yahud BAPTISMAL SITE, then ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, with a stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old Town.

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Day 5 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO BETHLEHEM

Set off on a touching walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the MOUNT OF OLIVES, take in memorable views over the city. Descend via the PALM SUNDAY WALK and visit the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Visit the CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS, located next to the garden, then enter through St. Stephen’s Gate and arrive at the POOL OF BETHESDA. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps along the Way of the Cross to the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. Walk through the JEWISH QUARTER, reconstructed following unification of the city after the Six-Day War in 1967. Stop at Mount Zion to visit KING DAVID’S TOMB and the CENACLE—the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper. View the unearthed colonnade-style thoroughfare with its ancient marketplace. Travel to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, situated on the site where Jesus was born.

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Day 6 JERUSALEM

Today, head for the Southern Wall excavations and visit the DAVIDSON CENTER, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Continue with a stop at the WESTERN WALL, the holiest place in Judaism today. Next, visit the GARDEN TOMB, to enjoy the scenery of the beautiful garden, a perfect place for personal reflection and worship. Then, visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Later, tour YAD VASHEM, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Center.”

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Day 7 JERUSALEM. OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO QUMRAN, MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

Today is free to relax, revisit some of the Jerusalem sites at your own pace, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel to Qumran with an included visit to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada and ride the cable car up to the magnificent rock fortress, on a clifftop above the Dead Sea, where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Return to Jerusalem.

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Day 8 JERUSALEM

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Tel Aviv.)

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 Accommodations

Tel Aviv
Tiberias
Jerusalem

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Excursion to Qumrun, Masada and the Dead Sea

Excursion to Qumrun, Masada and the Dead Sea

A spectacular day trip through the Judean wilderness landscape in the Dead Sea area.

Price Range: $$

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