Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour:

Escorted Coach Tour

Operates:

Departs Thursdays all year round (except during Yom Kippur 3 – 9 October 2019)

Duration:

7 Nights / 8 Days

Visit:

Tel Aviv – Caesarea – Megiddo – Tiberias – Golan Heights – Capernaum – Galilee region – Nazareth – Beit Shean – Dead Sea – Massada – Qumran – Jerusalem – Ein Karem – Bethlehem – Jerusalem

Includes:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tel Aviv (complimentary)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Touring in luxury, air-conditioned coach tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Meals as listed in itinerary (B=breakfast)

Excludes:

  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance, visa cost, and tips

 

Notes:

  • * Bethlehem is within the control of the Palestinian Authority and visits are subject to possible restrictions.
  • A Dinner Supplement is available (for 6 dinners, no dinner on Day 1). 
  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • This tour operates with multi-lingual guiding (potentially 1-2 additional languages)

 

Accommodation:

3* (Tourist class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Sea Net Hotel
  • Tiberias: Prima Hotel Tiberias
  • Jerusalem: Jerusalem Gold Hotel

4* (First class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Metropolitan Hotel Tel-Aviv
  • Tiberias: Leonardo Hotel Tiberias
  • Jerusalem: Grand Court Jerusalem Hotel

4* Superior (Superior First class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama Hotel Tel-Aviv
  • Tiberias: Ron Beach Hotel
  • Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Jerusalem

5* (Deluxe class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Sheraton Tel-Aviv Hotel
  • Tiberias: Galei Kinneret Hotel
  • Jerusalem: David Citadel Hotel

 

Full Itinerary

Thursday:  Arrival
After arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Overnight: Tel Aviv

Friday:  Tel Aviv – Caesarea – Megiddo – Tiberias
You will be collected at your hotel and drive to Jaffa (Joppa) for a short visit and walk through the picturesque alleys of the old fortified town. Pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. Proceed along the coast to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans and visit the Roman Theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo identified in the book of Revelations as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. After exploring the area you will drive towards the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias.
Overnight:  Tiberias  (B)

Saturday:  Golan Heights – Capernaum – Sea of Galilee
The day will start from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Continue to Capernaum which was the centre of Jesus’ ministry. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves for the 5000. Visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor depicting the fish and loaves. Drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles here. Then drive onto the Golan Heights for a panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights with the green pastoral Hula Valley extending beneath. The day’s final visit will be to the Yardenit Baptismal Site. Thereafter return to Tiberias.  
Overnight:  Tiberias  (B)

Sunday:  Cana – Nazareth – Beit Shean
The first visit this morning will be to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine. Proceed to Nazareth where Jesus spent his childhood and visit the Church of Annunciation built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Then drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheatre. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake centuries ago. Thereafter continue along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem.
Overnight:  Jerusalem  (B)

Monday: Massada – Qumran – Dead Sea
Drive to Massada situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert passing by the remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea.  The site was declared 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 breath-taking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Later on the way to the Dead Sea you will visit the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Time permitting you will be able to enjoy a “float” on the salty, mineral rich water. Then the tour returns to Jerusalem.
Overnight:  Jerusalem  (B)

Tuesday:  Jerusalem (New City) – Ein Karem – Bethlehem – Jerusalem
Your day will begin with a visit to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book, the current home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, and then see the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, as it was at the time of the Second Temple. From there you will visit Ein Karem, a picturesque village in the southern outskirts of Jerusalem that has attained significance at it is believed this is where John the Baptist was born. Thereafter continue to Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust which was established in 1953 at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. The day’s final visit will be to Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square, before returning to the hote.
Overnight:  Jerusalem  (B)

Wednesday:  Jerusalem (New City) – Ein Karem – Bethlehem
Today will be spent exploring the Old City of Jerusalem. You will see sites such as the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple and the Temple Mount. You will be able to walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorossa, all the way to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which houses both the traditional site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. Drive to Mount Zion to the southwest and just outside the Old City, the location of the traditional tomb of King Davin and the Room of the Last Supper. Then you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem, this city that holds tremendous importance for three of the world’s largest religions. Thereafter you will visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
Overnight:  Jerusalem  (B)

Thursday:  Jerusalem – Ben-Gurion Airport
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Ben-Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv.  (B)

Rates

BIBLELAND TOUR

(Escorted Coach Tour, Scheduled to depart Thursdays) – Up to 40 pass.

8 Days / 7 Nights

Currency

Per Person Sharing

Single Room Supplement

3* (Tourist class hotels):

1 Mar 2019 – 17 Apr; 25 Apr – 15 May; 23 May – 5 Jun; 13 Jun – 24 Jul; 29 Aug – 25 Sep; 24 Oct – 18 Dec; 26 Dec 2019 – 29 Feb 2020 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

1 363

510

16 – 22 May 2019; 6 – 12 Jun; 25 Jul – 28 Aug; 26 Sep – 2 Oct; 10 – 16 Oct; 19 – 25 Dec 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

1 475

546

18 – 24 Apr 2019 & 17 – 23 Oct 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

1 601

566

Optional supplement for 6 add on dinners (excluding arrival night) – per person

USD

112

4* (First class hotels):

1 Mar 2019 – 17 Apr; 25 Apr – 15 May; 23 May – 5 Jun; 13 Jun – 24 Jul; 29 Aug – 25 Sep; 24 Oct – 18 Dec; 26 Dec 2019 – 29 Feb 2020 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

1 615

698

16 – 22 May 2019; 6 – 12 Jun; 25 Jul – 28 Aug; 26 Sep – 2 Oct; 10 – 16 Oct; 19 – 25 Dec 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

1 728

733

18 – 24 Apr 2019 & 17 – 23 Oct 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

1 896

754

Optional supplement for 6 add on dinners (excluding arrival night) – per person

USD

124

4* Superior (Superior first class hotels):

1 Mar 2019 – 17 Apr; 25 Apr – 15 May; 23 May – 5 Jun; 13 Jun – 24 Jul; 29 Aug – 25 Sep; 24 Oct – 18 Dec; 26 Dec 2019 – 29 Feb 2020 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

2 016

980

16 – 22 May 2019; 6 – 12 Jun; 25 Jul – 28 Aug; 26 Sep – 2 Oct; 10 – 16 Oct; 19 – 25 Dec 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

2 142

1 008

18 – 24 Apr 2019 & 17 – 23 Oct 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

2 339

1 050

Optional supplement for 6 add on dinners (excluding arrival night) – per person

USD

247

5* (Deluxe class hotels):

1 Mar 2019 – 17 Apr; 25 Apr – 15 May; 23 May – 5 Jun; 13 Jun – 24 Jul; 29 Aug – 25 Sep; 24 Oct – 18 Dec; 26 Dec 2019 – 29 Feb 2020 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

2 682

1 540

16 – 22 May 2019; 6 – 12 Jun; 25 Jul – 28 Aug; 26 Sep – 2 Oct; 10 – 16 Oct; 19 – 25 Dec 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

USD

2 830

1 588

Optional supplement for 6 add on dinners (excluding arrival night) – per person

USD

407

88

Includes:  Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tel-Aviv (complimentary), 7 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis. Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary.

Tour does not operate during the period of Yom Kippur 3 – 9 Oct 2019

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payme

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