A 6-day package tour focusing on the main tourist highlights of Israel including the Coastal plain, The Lower Galilee with its holy sites, the Golan overlooking the Syrian territory, Masada and the Dead Sea and Jerusalem with its main historical, archaeological and religious sites.
Languages and Departure Days
A weekly departure tour, available in English, departure day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
PP in Double Room BB
Single Room BB
N/A - Not available for this package
BB - Bed and breakfast
HB - Half board
PP - Price per person in room
A seat in a tourist vehicle sharing with other passengers.
5 nights hotel accommodation as per your preferred standard including a daily breakfast.
6 days of sightseeing as per the itinerary up to 9-10 hours a day.
Service of a government licensed guide on all touring days.
Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach.
Entrance fees as per the itinerary
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route except for breakfast at hotel.
Prices are quoted in USD per person.
This 6 day tour is a combination of the daily tours "Classic Jerusalem" with "Biblical Cities" plus "Masada and the Dead Sea", "The Golan Heights", "The Galilean Ministry of Christ" and The Coastal Route".
High season and Peak season are subject to a supplement, please contact the office for details.
The sequence of the touring days may change.
Confirmation of the tour is subject to hotel availability.
Modest attire is required when visiting the holy sites.
Head cover, comfortable walking shoes, a bathing suite and a towel are recommended.
Economy class:A group in a regular tourist bus, Business class is not available in this tour.
We recommend to book the tour at least 72 hours in advance.
Tour begins with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives. Continue along the Kidron valley, view of the Garden of Gethsemane, the south wall excavations, stop at Mount Zion, visit the Tomb of King David, the Room of the last Supper and the Dormition Abbey.
Enter the Old city of Jerusalem for a walking tour, view of the Armenian quarter, visit the Jewish quarter, see the Cardo, the Western (Wailing) Wall, view of the Temple Mount proceed along the Via Dolorosa to the Christian quarter, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
In the afternoon, we continue to West Jerusalem-the New city passing the city center, view of the Knesset-the Parliament of Israel, the Israel Museum with the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea scrolls, visit to Yad Vashem Memorial Museum of the Holocaust.
Return to hotel ending till 18:00.
On Saturdays and Jewish holidays – no visits to Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial, instead, drive to the picturesque quarter of Ein Karem, visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist and Mary’s well, view of the Church of the Visitation.
Drive east through the Wilderness of Judea, view of the Bedouin settlements along the road, passing the Inn of the Good Samaritan going down below sea level to the Syrian African rift which borders the land of Israel on the east. Continue to the city of Jericho, see the Sycamore tree mentioned in the new testament, stop at the biblical site of Jericho, climb the archaeological site where archaeologists uncovered leyers of ancient civilazations. View of Mt.of Temptaion from a distance.
Proceed to the city of Bethlehem located in the Judean hills south of Jerusalem, passing Rachel’s tomb on the way, we arrive in the center of Bethlehem, visit the Manger square, the Church of Nativity situated on the traditional site of Christ’s birthplace, see the Grotto of Nativity where a silver star marks the the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Walk to the nearby Milk Grotto where according the tradition the virgin Mary nursed Jesus the baby and a drop of milk turned the local rock white.
Drive to the Shepherds field located east of Bethlehem, visit the local Church.
On our way back we make a stop at a souvenirs shop.
Return to hotel ending till 18:00.
Drive eastward through the Wilderness of Judea, see the Bedouin settlements along the way, passing by the Inn of the Good Samaritan descending to the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea, 400 Meters below sea level.
Proceed south along the Dead Sea west coast, view of Qumeran and its caves where the famous Dead Sea scrolls were found in 1947, proceed further south, visit a Dead Sea products shop, view of the oasis of Ein Gedi, arrive at Mt. Masada. Ascend by the cable car to the mount, enjoy the breathtaking view of the wilderness, tour the impressive ruins of the great fortress established by king Herod the great over 2000 years ago which later on became the last stronghold of the Jewish rebels against the Roman empire (73 AD). See the walls, the palaces, the storerooms, the Roman bath house, the old synagogue, the Roman encampments and the ramp.
Descend by the cable car and travel to a nearby beach of the Dead Sea – stop for a swim in its therapeutic water, experience the black mud and enjoy the amazing feelings of floating on the water.
Continue to hotel for overnight.
We drive eastward and north along the Jordan Valley on the way to the Sea of Galilee, view of Kibbutz Degania that withstood a heavy attack of the Syrian army in 1948. We travel further east ascending to the Golan Heights overlooking the Yarmuch River and Hammat Gader on the border line between Israel and Jordan. Stop at Hashalom lookout, a breathtaking observation point overlooking the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias. Travel through the Golan Heights southern plateau, view of former syrian fortifications and the modern Israeli settlements, proceed to Katzrin where we visit the Talmudic village with its ancient synagogue. Proceed to Mt. Bental overlooking Syria and Kuneitra, view of Mt.Hermon. Drive west, return to point of departure.
Drive north through the Sharon Plain and the Carmel coast, passing Zichron Yaakov on the way, continue northeast through Menashe hills to Nazareth, renowned as the hometown of Jesus, and an important pilgrimage and religious center. During the time of Jesus Nazareth was a small and insignificant agricultural village, however modern day Nazareth is a bustling, growing city, home to the largest Arab community in Israel. Visit the Church of the Annunciation, the Church of St.Jospeh and the old city market.
Proceed via Cana of Galilee, view of the Church of the Wedding situated on the traditional site of Jesus 1st miracle. Travel through Turan valley to the Sea of Galilee, arrive in Tiberias overlooking the Sea of Galilee for a short sightseeing tour. Tiberias named after Tiberius the Roman Emperor is one of the four holy cities of Judaism in Israel.
Drive along the Sea of Galilee passing Magdala and Geinosar on the way, view of Mt. of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee, visit Tabgha-the Church of the Multiplication and Capernaum, see the ruins of the village and the ancient Synagogue, view of the Golan height. We continue further south to the Jordan river where we make a short stop at Yardenit-the baptismal site. We make our journey back passing Yavneel valley and Mt.of Transfiguration on the way.
Return to hotel ending till 18:00
Drive north along the Sharon Coast to Caesarea Maritima, its antiquities park is one of Israel’s most impressive parks, housing unique buildings from various periods, standing side by side over an area of 500 dunams (125 acres), there are architectural remains from the Hellenistic period (the 3rd century BCE) to the Crusader period (the 12th century), when Caesarea was a port city and spent many years as Israel’s capital.
Visit the Roman theater, see the recent archaeological excavations with Marine Palace, the Hippodrome, the Bath house, walk into the Crusader city, view of the Ancient Port, the Byzantine street and the Aqueduct.
Continue to the city of Haifa, the 3rd largest city of Israel and its main sea port, ascend Mt.Carmel, enjoy a panoramic view of the city, the Bay and the Bahai Gardens (world center of the Bahai faith).
Proceed to the city of Akko, the capital of the Crusaders kingdom 800 years ago, today an Unseco’s heritage site. Enter the Old city for a walking tour, visit the Underground Crusader city, the Knight Halls and St. John’s crypt, walk through the Templar escape tunnel, see the Arab bazaar, the Fishing port, the Pillars Inn, the Pizan Quarter and the Sea Wall.
We continue to Rosh Hanikra passing Kibbutz Lochamei Hagetaot (the Ghetto Fighters) and the city of Naharia, enjoy the view of the Galilee Coastand the Border to Lebanon, descend by a cable car to the magnificent Marine grottoes for a visit.
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We collect from most of the hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as well as from the major hotels in Netanya and Herzliya. Simply select your hotel from the list of hotels while registering for the desired tour and wait in the hotel lobby at the time indicated. The driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby.
Group tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. If your hotel is in one of these cities but is not on the list, please contact us by email and we will provide the nearest pick up location with directions.
On multi-day/weekly tours your luggage accompanies you. Please coordinate the number of suitcases you intend bringing with the office by using the special comments box. It should be noted that we attend to the safety of your belongings but cannot take responsibility for them.
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