Day 1: Tel Aviv
Arrive at the airport in Tel Aviv, & transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Tel Aviv – Jerusalem
Travel to Jerusalem after breakfast this morning. Stand on top of the Mount of Olives, & visit one of Israel’s most revered sites, the Temple Mount. At the Temple Mount you will see the Western Wall. Next you’ll visit Mount Zion. Here you will walk through the Room of the Last Supper, see King David’s Tomb, & visit the Church of All Nations. Other highlights of today’s tour include the Oriental Bazaar, the Cardo, & the believed road where Jesus carried his cross. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 3: Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Jerusalem
Visit the neighborhood believed to be where John the Baptist was born, Ein Karem. Highlights of the neighborhood tour include a visit to the Church of the Visitation. Afterward, remember the victims of the Holocaust during a visit to Yad Vashem. See the Dead Sea Scrolls inside the Israel Museum before heading to Bethlehem. You will enjoy a visit to the Church of the Nativity, & take a walk through the Shepherds’ Field. Return to Jerusalem for dinner & an overnight stay.
Day 4: Jerusalem – Qumran – Masada – Jerusalem
This morning, see where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, in Qumran. Next you will take a cable car up to Herod the Great’s ancient fortress on top of Masada. You’ll enjoy the views of the surrounding Judean Desert. Head back to Jerusalem after, & enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Jerusalem – Beit She’an – Yardenit – Nazareth
Explore the ruins of Beit She’an this morning. Afterward, visit the Yardenit baptismal site. The site is situated along the Jordan River. From the shores of the Jordan, head to Nazareth. Upon arrival, visit the Church of the Annunciation. You’ll also see Mary’s Well & St. Joseph’s Church. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay in Nazareth.
Day 6: Nazareth – Tiberias – Capernaum – Tabgha – Mount of Beatitudes – Banias
See the ancient Roman ruins at Tiberias this morning. Hop on a boat afterward, & head to Capernaum to see its ancient Synagogue. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, as you visit the site believed to be where the story of the loaves & the fish took place. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, & the Banias spring. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay in the Golan Heights region.
Day 7: Acre – Haifa – Megiddo – Caesarea – Tel Aviv
Spend part of the morning exploring Acre, then head to Haifa. Enjoy a visit to the city’s beautiful gardens, & see the Bahai Temple. Visit Megiddo to see the ruins. The Book of Revelations makes mention to Megiddo, as it is believed to be the site of Armageddon. Continue to Caesarea to see the Roman Theatre. Return to Tel Aviv for dinner & an overnight stay.
Day 8: Tel Aviv – USA
Transfer to the airport, & board return flight home.