Biblical Lands - 8 days

Biblical Lands - 8 days

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Biblical Lands - 8 days

8 Days Starting and ending in Tel Aviv

Visiting: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jerusalem, Bethlehem of Galilee, Nazareth, Galilee Cabin, Acre, Haifa

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

1014/BBL

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 45

Age range:

HHL, BBL & HIJ tours allow children aged 12+

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:

English
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NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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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

  • Haifa - Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel

  • Jerusalem (West Bank) - Old City - Jewish Quarter, bazaars, Western Wall. Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mt. Zion, Last Supper Room and King David’s Tomb. Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls and Yad Vashem - World Holocaust Centre

  • Ein Karem - Birthplace of John the Baptist

  • Bethlehem (West Bank) - Church of the Nativity and Shepherd's Field

  • Beit Shean - Excavations of the old Roman city

  • Safed - City of Kabala

  • Nazareth - Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well

  • Picturesque Sea of Galilee and the Miracle Sites

  • Caesarea - One of the great cities of antiquity! Roman theatre and Crusader fortress

  • Tel Aviv - Dynamic city on the Mediterranean coast

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Tel Aviv

Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Leonardo 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 : Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Court

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Jerusalem (West Bank). 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.

Day 3 : Bethlehem

Location: Bethlehem of Galilee

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Court

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem (West Bank). 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 : Nazareth

Location: Nazareth

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hagoshrim Hotel & Nature

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Jerusalem - Nazareth - Galilee. 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 : Galilee

Location: Galilee Cabin

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hagoshrim Hotel & Nature

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Galilee. 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: Acre, Haifa

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Beach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Galilee - 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

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Metropolitan

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

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

    4 star

  • Breakfast daily and 6 dinners

  • 7 nights 4 star hotels

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

  • Entrance fees for all included sightseeing

  • 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

Age Policy

HHL, BBL & HIJ tours allow children aged 12+

Accommodation

Hotel Grand Court



Centrally located. the Hotel Grand Court is a very modern hotel and an excellent base for exploring the holy city. Guest rooms are bright and well furnished with free Wi-Fi throughout. The Garden Court is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast al-fresco. There is also a refreshing outdoor pool to relax in or by (open April - September).



Perfectly located just a short walk from the Old City.





Ramada by Wyndham Jerusalem



Conveniently located near the entrance to the city with plenty of museums and shopping close by and the Old City just a short 15-minute taxi drive away. This comfortable hotel offers spacious and bright guest rooms and has a wide range of amenities including free WIFI and a hearty Israeli buffet breakfast. During your spare time unwind in the saunas or go for a swim in the indoor or seasonal outdoor pools.





Lake House Hotel



The Lake House Hotel is located near to the historic centre of Tiberias and the majestic Golan Heights, set on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Guest rooms are contemporary in design equipped with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The hotel features a large collection of facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the exciting view of the Sea of Galiee. Lake House hotel has a fantastic variety of dining options. The Lobby Bar and restaurant offer fine dining with rich and varied menus.





The Hotel Royal Plaza



Located on the outskirts of Tiberias, the Hotel Royal Plaza is a modern hotel offering a tranquil atmosphere in an unbeatable location. Guest rooms are warm, inviting and tastefully furnished. Meals are served in the bright and airy dining room and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The onsite Royal Spa Health Club is a great place to relax and get some pampering. The outdoor pool offers a cooling respite form the Israeli heat.



The property is located opposite a well-maintained public beach, situated just outside of Tiberias.





Grand Beach Hotel



Located just a few minutes walk from Tel Aviv's golden beaches, the Hotel Grand Beach offers a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere. Guest rooms are modernly furnished and include free Wi-Fi. With a number of excellent eating options including a lavish buffet in the 'Jerusalem' dining room. The roof top pool is another highlight affording stunning views of the seafront and the city and is a great place to cool off!



Perfectly located close to the sea front and the bustling city centre with lots of restaurants and cafes nearby.





Hotel Metropolitan



Within easy walking distance from major city attractions, Hotel Metropolitan is a modern hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms are designed in a contemporary style with soft furnishings and stylish en suite bathrooms. The hotel also has an onsite bar and cafe serving food throughout the day. In the summer head to the outdoor pool with sundecks - the perfect way to start the day!



Perfectly located in the centre and very heart of Tel Aviv.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    7 nights 4 star hotels

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

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

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    45

  • 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

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Alan Fensome  

Biblical Lands - 8 days

11-Mar-2015

Brilliant tour . Hotels first class. Best tour guide ever. Pauly's love of his country shone through. He explained everything in detail. He's a very knowledgable man. Entertained us & looked after us like we were good friends. Felt like we saw ever part of Israel & can't thank Pauly enough for the excellent tour.

David Hammond  

Biblical Lands - 8 days

03-Jul-2015

Fantastic guide. Fantastic tour - tough to make it better

Temitope Duckworth-Essilfie  

Biblical Lands - 8 days

04-Aug-2016

Excellent

David Daly  

Biblical Lands - 8 days

10-May-2024

This was a fabulous experience! We loved our guide and made friends with the others. There is so much to see in Israel for any Christian and On the Go did a great job of choosing the highlights. This was a busy week with mostly early starts and longish days so expect to be busy if you want to cover a lot of places in the one week. Coaches were comfortable with aircon of course.

Rita Elliott  

Biblical Lands - 8 days

15-Sep-2015

Fantastic ! Well organised and arranged. Topics of interest met all my needs. Great group of people. Areas for improvement. I arrived two days too early because I was on my own was stuck in a hotel for two days because I wasn't sure of dress code etc to venture out. I had to get my own transport from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I could have started the tour on the day which meant I had to visit the Dead Sea separately and pay an extra fee for it. Overall great experience!

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