• Israel

Overview

This tour across Israel is available for individuals & groups. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Jesus as you visit his birthplace, where he grew up, & sites believed to be where he performed miracles. Float in the Dead Sea, admire the breathtaking view of the Judean Desert on top of Masada, & much more. Don’t miss this awesome, spiritual opportunity! 

This guided tour runs Monday to Monday year-round. Starting from price based on low season. Request a quote for your desired dates.
Starting from:$1,479.00

Highlights

  • Ein Karem – Explore the picturesque village where John the Baptist was born.
  • Bethlehem – Visit the traditional site of the birthplace of Jesus.
  • Old City of Jerusalem – See the Western Wall, Last Supper Room, Garden of Gethsemane & much more.
  • Beit Shean – Marvel at the wonderfully-preserved ruins of this ancient Roman city.
  • Nazareth – Enjoy the art from around the world that lines the walls of the Church of the Annunciation.
  • Safed – Stroll the beautiful streets of this artists' colony.
  • Israeli wine country – Tour a winery & learn about the wine production process.
  • Sea of Galilee – Sail on a boat across the tranquil waters.
  • Acre – See this famous Crusader stronghold.
  • Caesarea – Walk through the Roman ruins in this city known as the "masterpiece of Herod the Great."
  • Optional visits to Masada & the Dead Sea

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Jerusalem

Upon arrival at the airport, you will meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.

Day 2: Jerusalem

Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book to see the famous Dead Sea scrolls and the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of Jesus and the Second Temple.

From there, we'll drive to Ein Karem, a picturesque village in the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian tradition, since this is where it says John the Baptist was born. Next, visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. 

We'll end the day with a visit to Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.

Return to your Jerusalem hotel for overnight.

Day 3: Jerusalem

We'll spend the morning in the Old City of Jerusalem, where you'll 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. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem – the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.

In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders' interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.

Return to your Jerusalem hotel for overnight.

Day 4: Beit Shean – Nazareth – Safed

This morning, we'll 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 walk through the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Continue on to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites. To end the day, we'll visit 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.

Day 5: Golan Heights – Sea of Galilee

Today, drive up to the Golan Heights passing by Banias, the source of the Jordan River, former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages. Next, enjoy an Israeli wine country experience at a vineyard surrounded by breathtaking views. Learn about the collection of fine and rare wines, then enjoy a tour, wine tasting and lesson about the wine production process. 

Later, we'll descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and continue on to Capernaum to visit: the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes (traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount), and Tabgha (traditional site of the miracle of the loaves and the fish). Then, onward to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning.

Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee).

Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.  

Day 6: Acre – Haifa – Caesarea – Tel Aviv

After breakfast, drive through the hills of the Galilee, westward to Acre (Akko) for a visit to the famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continuing on to Haifa, we’ll ascend Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa bay. We’ll drive 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”. Then, we’ll end the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 7: Tel Aviv or Masada/Dead Sea

Enjoy a day at leisure in Tel Aviv, or join an optional tour to Masada & the Dead Sea.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 8: Return home

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure, or choose to spend the day sightseeing on your own and take a late day return flight. If you choose to depart late in the day on Day 8, you will arrive home on Day 9.

Includes

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, double occupancy.
  • 6 Dinners (starting from 2nd night).
  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned coach.
  • Service of a government-licensed guide on all touring days.
  • Entrance fees to places of interest while touring.

Excludes

  • Porterage at airport.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Beverages with meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional Masada & Dead Sea tour on Sunday
  • The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis - subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.
  • Reservation requests received less than 14 days prior to departure will be subject to availability.