Tel Aviv District, Israel

from AU$2,508.00

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport (Tel Aviv) you will be met by our representative and transferred to
your hotel. Overnight Tel Aviv. (D)
Drive for a short visit of the city of Jaffa (Joppa). Take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of
the old, fortified town. Pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill
top.
Drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in
honor of Augustus Caesar. Visit Megiddo where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at
the place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five
millennia (6000-500 BC). After exploring the ancient ruins, drive toward the Sea of Galilee. Overnight
in Tiberias. (B, D)
Start the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the
Sea of Galilee. Continue to Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. On to Tabgha, just north of
Tiberias, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at 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” and it is believed that Jesus
picked his 12 apostles. 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.
Visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site, located along the Jordan River, south of the Sea of Galilee.
Overnight in Tiberias. (B, D)
Travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water
into wine. Proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation,
built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary.
See Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. 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. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)
Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea, 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, bathhouse and much more.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, 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. Enjoy the opportunity to float in
the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic
effects. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)
Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls. Visit to the
beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second
Temple. 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 according to tradition
John the Baptist was born. Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the
Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Visit Bethlehem** - the birthplace
of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)
Enter the Old City of Jerusalem. 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. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure. End of services at Tel Aviv airport. (B)

Includes

- All transfers and assistance
- 7 nights accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary
- Touring with English speaking guide

Not included

- International flights
- Drinks with meals
- Passport or visa fees
- Any other items of personal nature

Accommodation

Standard Class
- Tel Aviv -
- Tiberias -
- Jerusalem -
(br> Superior Class
- Tel Aviv -
- Tiberias -
- Jerusalem -
(br> Deluxe Class
- Tel Aviv -
- Tiberias -
- Jerusalem -
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Things to note

- The sequence of these tours may vary depending on arrival day and may require extra nights.
- Itinerary is based on a Thursday arrival. - Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.
- Where accommodation is stated, the hotels will be as listed or of a similar standard.
- Tours can be a combination of different regular tours and therefore coach changes may be required.
- Some tours do not operate during special event periods.
- Bethlehem is under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction and therefore the visit is subject to confirmation on the day.

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At a Glance

Cities Visited

Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Megiddo, Galilee, Tiberias, Capernaum, Tabgha, Jaffa, Yardinet, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea

Countries Visited

Israel

Duration

8 days

Start City

Tel Aviv

End City

Tel Aviv

Type

Escorted Coach Tours

Languages

English

Departure Day

Thu

Departures

January - December 2019

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