Biblical Lands 5 star - 8 days

Biblical Lands 5 star - 8 days

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Biblical Lands 5 star - 8 days

8 Days Starting and ending in Tel Aviv

Visiting: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Beit She'an, Nazareth, Safed, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Group size:

2 - 28

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Tour Overview

COACH TOUR: Join us on a Biblical adventure through Israel’s most holy sites - explore Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth before heading to the gorgeous region of Galilee. End with fun and sun in the lively city of Tel Aviv.

Highlights

  • Jerusalem - Spend two days exploring the new and old parts of the city, including the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount and Yad Vashem

  • Bethlehem - Visit the birthplace of Jesus Christ and see sites including the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds' Field

  • Galilee - Take in the biblical highlights of the region, including Tiberias, Capernaum, and Tabgha, then opt for a sailing trip on the Sea of Galilee

  • Nazareth - See mary's Well and the holy Church of the Annunciation, the largest church in the Middle East

  • Tel Aviv - Spend a free day exploring this cosmopolitan city your way - hit the bars or relax on the beach

  • Haifa - Tour the Bahai Shrine and accompanying gardens on the slopes of Mount Carmel, boasting amazing views of the city

  • Caesarea - Discover the well-preserved Roman ruins, including an amphitheatre and Crusader Fortress

  • Acre - Explore the medieval fortifications of this Crusader stronghold, including the city walls

Itinerary

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Day 1: Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem

Monday. Welcome to Israel and the start of your Biblical adventure. We’ll be there to meet you at Ben Gurion Airport and transfer you to our hotel in greater Jerusalem (West Bank). The remainder of today is at your leisure.

Day 2: New Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Location: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jerusalem
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Begin the day with a trip to the Mount of Olives for impressive views of Jerusalem. See some of the world’s oldest olives trees at the Garden of Gethsemane and discover the glistening mosaics of the nearby Church of Agony.



Continue to the Israel Museum’s, Shrine of the Book to see the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian City of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple (515 BCE – 70 CE). Scattered over 45 acres of the Mount of Remembrance is Yad Vashem, a vast, landscaped complex with a fascinating museum and a dozen memorials built to honour the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust. We pay our respects and learn more about how this tragedy shaped the modern State of Israel. Later, we visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. Spend the rest of the day in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. We'll be visiting the Church of the Nativity and enjoying the views of Shepherds’ Fields.

Day 3: Old Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast today we head to the spectacular Old City through one of the fabled gates. Within its mighty walls we explore the renewed Jewish Quarter, the 2,000-year-old Western Wall, Via Dolorosa – the route that Jesus is believed to have taken as he carried his cross to Calvary, and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest Christian site in the Old City. We’ll also have time to wander the colourful bazaars and pick up some souvenirs.



Later, we make our way to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. This afternoon we visit Mahane Yehuda, this bustling market showcases incredible flavours, aromas and colours and is fantastically noisy and exciting place to explore.

Day 4: Beit Shean, Nazareth & Safed
Location: Jerusalem, Beit She'an, Nazareth, Safed
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Jerusalem - Nazareth - Tiberias. Leaving Jerusalem, we drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Continuing via the Jordan Valley we reach Beit Shean and explore the excavations of this beautiful Roman city. Afterwards we proceed to Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation that dominates the city’s skyline. It’s the largest church in the Middle East and one of the Christian world’s most holy shrines. We’ll also visit Mary’s Well and then continue to Safed, the city of the Kabala in the northern district of Galilee, for a walk through the mystic alleys and the artists’ colony.

Day 5: Viticulture, Golan & Galilee
Location: Sea of Galilee
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning we drive to the Golan Heights, where we see the former fortifications and the Druze villages. The Golan Heights is a disputed territory, and our guides will be politically neutral for the duration of our touring in this part of Israel. Afterwards, we visit an Israeli vineyard for wine tasting. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, we'll learn about wine production and sample a collection of fine wines.



We continue past Banias, the source of the Jordan River, to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Here, we’ll see Peter’s House and the ruins of the ancient synagogue in Capernaum, Mount Beatitudes, and Tabgha where the miracle of the Fish & Bread took place. After learning a little about the importance of Israel's diamond industry at a famed emporium, our day continues with a short tour of Tiberias, an ancient centre of Jewish learning. This afternoon an optional sailing trip across the Sea of Galilee is offered (book & pay locally).

Day 6: Acre & Haifa
Location: Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Tiberias - Tel Aviv. Driving west, we explore the medieval fortifications of Acre, a famous Crusader stronghold. In Haifa we’ll enjoy a tour of the Bahai Shrine, Persian Gardens and Mount Carmel for panoramic views of the city. Heading southwards to Caesarea we visit the Roman Theatre and Crusader Fortress before arriving in Tel Aviv, Israel’s dynamic party centre on the Mediterranean Coast.

Day 7: Tel Aviv
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Tel Aviv. Today offers free time for you to enjoy Tel Aviv your way. Alternatively, you could opt to take a day trip to the Dead Sea to swim in the buoyant waters (book and pay locally).

Day 8: Tel Aviv
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ben Gurion Airport, Jerusalem

Monday. Our tour concludes today after breakfast. Included departure transfer to Ben Gurion Airport. If you would like to stay on and further explore, we can arrange post accommodation, please enquire.



For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    5 star

  • Breakfast daily and 6 dinners

  • 7 nights 5 star hotels

  • Entrance fees for all included sightseeing

  • Touring - Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Beit Shean, Nazareth, Galilee, Acre, Haifa and Caesarea

  • Services of local guides for scheduled sightseeing

  • Ben Gurion Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8

  • All transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles

  • This coach tour is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go. You will join travellers from a number of different operators, some staying in different hotels for sightseeing each day

What's Not Included

  • International flights and visa

  • Tip for your tour guide and driver. We recommend you allow USD$5-7 per day, per traveller for your guide and USD$2 per day, per traveller for your driver. Tipping your guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture

Check out our Q&As

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Calvin  

Wonderful experience

05-Jan-2023

Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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