A wonderful 4-day package tour covering some of the main tourist sites of Israel, the Coastal plain with Caesarea and Akko, the Lower Galilee with Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, Masada and the Dead Sea and Jerusalem with its great historical, archaeological and religious sites.
Languages and Prices
A seat in a tourist vehicle sharing with other passengers.
Service of a licensed tourist guide in English plus another language.
Service of a licensed tourist vehicle.
4 days of sightseeing as per the itinerary up to 9-10 hours per day.
3 nights of accommodation in a double room at a tourist class hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route except for breakfast at hotel.
Prices are quoted in USD per person sharing a double room.
Accommodation in a tourist class hotel on BB (bed & breakfast).
Option for an upgraded hotel is available at a supplement, please contact the office for details.
Supplement for a single room: $105 per night, ($315 for the 3 nights).
Hight season and peak season are subject to a supplement, please contact the office for details.
This 4 day tour is a combination of the daily tours "The Coastal Route" with "The Galilean Ministry of Christ" plus "Masada and the Dead Sea" and "Classic Jerusalem".
The sequence of the touring days and the pick up times 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.
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.
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
Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea we'll continue to Masada which is situated right on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. 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 breathtaking view of the Roman camps and 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. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral rich, water. Return to Jerusalem for an overnight.
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.
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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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