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8 Days History tour itinerary for israel: Soak In The Heritage Of The Holy Land

Dead Sea (Israel), Jerusalem, Masada, Sea of Galilee, Tel Aviv, Tiberias

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Soak in the Heritage of the Holy Land

Heritage tour holy land Israel

Jerusalem-Israel

From the bustling boulevards of Tel Aviv to the ancient ruins of Jerusalem, experience the Holy Land with local tourist guides who can point you to all the relevant pieces of history that are worth a visit for the panoramic views and well preserved heritage.

DAY 01

Arrival in Tel Aviv

  • Upon arrival you will meet our representative and get transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

DAY 02

Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias

  • Our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel.

  • We will take a short drive to the City of Jaffa (Joppa), where we will take a short walking tour through picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top.

  • We will then drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar.

  • From there, we will visit Megiddo, where (as mentioned in the book of Revelations) a great battle took place at a place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.).

  • After exploring the ancient ruins, we will drive towards the Sea of Galilee.

  • Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel.

DAY 03

Sea of Galilee

  • Start the day at historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

  • Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus Ministry.

  • On to Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, the site of Christ’s miracle feeding the 5,000 and the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes.

  • We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount”. It is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles from here.

  • We ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley.

  • Return to Tiberias for another lovely night in town.

DAY 04

Sea of Galilee / Jordan River / Jerusalem

  • This morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine.

  • We 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. We will also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church.

  • We will drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater.

  • Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake.

  • Continue to Jerusalem and check-in at the hotel of your choice.

DAY 05

Masada AND Dead Sea

  • Along remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea, we continue to Masada which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared as 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, bath house and much more.

  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.

  • En route to the Dead Sea, you will see 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 earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit, as if weather permits it is possible to “float” on the salty mineral rich water.

  • Return to Jerusalem for overnight stay.

DAY 06

Panoramic Jerusalem

  • Start the day at Mt. Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

  • The tour includes the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s  Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.

  • In the Old City you will 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.

  • Return to hotel.

DAY 07

Live Jerusalem

  • Today's tour includes Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust that occurred in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.

  • Enjoy Ein Karem, a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where John the Baptist is said to be born.

  • Visit the Israel Museum with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple, and the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University.

  • If situation permits, we might visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity.

  • Back to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 08

Departure from Jerusalem

  • Transfer to the airport for flight back home or extend your tour to the kingdom of Jordan and/or Egypt.

  • 1165.00 USD Per Person

Dead Sea (Israel), Jerusalem, Masada, Sea of Galilee, Tel Aviv, Tiberias

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