Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

Start: Tel Aviv Finish: Bethlehem

Visiting: Israel


Duration: 7 Nights

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Tour code: 1015/HHL

Tour operator: On The Go Tours

Group size: 2 - 45

Age range: HHL, BBL & HIJ tours allow children aged 12+

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

COACH TOUR: From vibrant Tel Aviv we trace Israel’s holy heritage through the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and Jerusalem with time to float in the Dead Sea and explore ancient Roman archaeological sites and impressive cliff-top fortresses. All this and more in 8 incredible days.

Highlights

  • iconBeit Shean - Excavations of the old Roman city
  • iconTel Aviv - Dynamic city on the Mediterranean coast
  • iconSea of Galilee and the Miracle sites - Tiberias, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mount Beatitudes and Cana
  • iconJerusalem (West Bank) - Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Yad Vashem - the World Holocaust Centre. Old City - Temple Mount and the Wailing Wall, Dome on the Rock, Cardo (Roman Road), Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mt. Zion, Last Supper Room and King David’s Tomb and Dormition Abbey
  • iconBethlehem (West Bank) - Shepherd’s Field, Church of the Nativity and Ein Karem - the birthplace of John the Baptist
  • iconNazareth - Church of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church
  • iconThe Dead Sea - Masada, UNESCO-listed fortress and Qumran Caves (West Bank) where the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered
  • iconCaesarea - One of the great cities of antiquity and Megiddo, the ancient Biblical city and battleground
  • iconMount Scopos and Mount of Olives - Spectacular views
  • iconJaffa - Ancient port city and the house of Simon the Tanner

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

icon Day 1: Tel Aviv

Thursday. Arrival Ben Gurion Airport and included transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the dynamic city of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean your way.

Renowned for its hedonistic nightlife, this dynamic city also offers beautiful beaches, art galleries and markets. And with a variety of trendy bistros, high-end restaurants and delicious street food stalls, there's plenty to choose from, for dinner.

icon Day 2: Tiberias

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Tiberias. A short drive brings us to Jaffa, an ancient port where we enjoy a walking tour of the picturesque fortified town, see the House of Simon, the Tanner and marvel at the hilltop views. Continuing north along the coast we visit Caesarea, one of the great cities of antiquity and Megiddo, the location of many ancient battles, and the city referred to in the book of Revelation as ‘Armageddon’. Here we explore the archaeological ruins before continuing to the Sea of Galilee and historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived and preached.

icon Day 3: Galilee

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Tiberias. Today we visit Capernaum, an ancient fishing village and the centre of Jesus’ ministry. In Tabgha, the site where Christ miraculously fed the 5,000, we see the wonderful mosaic floor of the Church of Multiplication before continuing to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the ‘Sermon on the Mount’. Ascending to the rocky plateau of the Golan Heights we enjoy panoramic views of the rugged peaks of Mount Hermon with the green pastoral Huleh Valley stretching out below. 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.

This afternoon, we will continue to the source of the river Jordan, Banias, where Jesus took his disciples to reveal his true purpose. We'll then make our way to the southern part of the Sea of Galilee and to the Yardenit Baptismal Site, before we return to Tiberias for our overnight stay.

icon Day 4: Nazareth

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Tiberias - Jerusalem. First stop today is Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We continue on to Nazareth, the city where Jesus spent his childhood, where we visit the Church of Annunciation, Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Passing through the Jordan Valley we reach the ancient synagogue of Beit Alpha, located at the foot of the northern slopes of the Gilboa Mountains, it has one of the most well preserved and beautiful mosaics in Israel. We end the day in Jerusalem.

icon Day 5: Dead Sea

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Jerusalem - Dead Sea (West Bank) - Jerusalem. An excursion today takes us to the remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea and Masada, a UNESCO-listed fortress situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. We ascend by cable car to the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Here, we visit the excavations of King Herod’s Palace, the synagogue and bathhouse. The site also offers spectacular views of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. We’ll also see the Qumran Caves located in the West Bank where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and enjoy floating in the salty, mineral-rich waters (weather permitting) before heading back to Jerusalem.

icon Day 6-7: Jerusalem

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We discover new Jerusalem on day 6, starting with the official memorial site of Yad Vashem, a sprawling complex dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. After paying our respects we head to Ein Karem, a picturesque village where John the Baptist was born. Spend some time in the Israel Museum visiting the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple. Passing the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of the Hebrew University we make our way to Bethlehem in the West Bank where we visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Then, we return to Jerusalem for the night. Travel today and tomorrow is within the West Bank.

On day 7 we start with the spectacular panoramic views from Mt. Scopus before a stop is made at the Mount of Olives, the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer. We explore the Garden of Gethsemane before heading to the Old City where we see the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Just outside of the Old City is Mount Zion with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.

icon Day 8: Bethlehem

Meals: Breakfast

Thursday. Jerusalem - breakfast. Today marks the end of our tour. After hotel check out, transfer to the Ben Gurion Airport to meet your onward flight. 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

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

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    Services of local guides for scheduled sightseeing

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    Breakfast daily and 6 dinners

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    Touring - Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Galilee Miracle Sites, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Masada, Qumran Caves, Jerusalem, Ein Karem and Bethlehem

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    Accommodation

    4 star

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    7 nights 4 star hotels

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    Entrance fees for all included sightseeing

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    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

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    Cable car ride in Masada, for views of the Dead Sea

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    All transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles

What's Not Included

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    International flights and visa

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    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+

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    On The Go Tours requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Reviews

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Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
Interesting and enjoyable trip Well organised, good hotels, tour guides had good knowledge. Interesting and enjoyable trip Well organised, good hotels, tour guides had good knowledge.

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Kay Watkins

12-Mar-2020

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
We enjoyed the tour a great deal and considered it gave us an excellent feel for the country. Our guide was knowledgeable and provided many insights for all of our ....more We enjoyed the tour a great deal and considered it gave us an excellent feel for the country.

Our guide was knowledgeable and provided many insights for all of our visits.

Our group were fun and very good company.

Our hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were good, providing nice accommodation, service and food.

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Antony Solomons

12-May-2019

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
The tour was excellent. It had the right balance between sightseeing, travel and rest time. We enjoyed all of the places that we visited and thought the time at each ....more The tour was excellent.

It had the right balance between sightseeing, travel and rest time.

We enjoyed all of the places that we visited and thought the time at each was about right.

Feedback for Gardi - brilliant tour guide, full of information and interesting stories, happy to answer all questions, kept us informed, very friendly, really made it special.

Feedback for Ona - fun and friendly, very informative and knowledgable, timekeeping could have been better - but some of that was outside of her control.

It would have been better if we had kept the same group and the same guide throughout the trip.

When we got to Jerusalem we changed to a new guide and merged with a bigger group who had only just arrived.

This made the group dynamic a little difficult.

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Emma Birks

02-Apr-2015

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
Guide was brilliant - very knowledgeable. Hotels were large noisy ones that provided more disturbances to sleep than would be expected. I think it should be stated Half-Board means eating ....more Guide was brilliant - very knowledgeable.

Hotels were large noisy ones that provided more disturbances to sleep than would be expected.

I think it should be stated Half-Board means eating at hotels - last hotel for example you had quite a few hundred people at the buffet dinner/breakfast every day.

The tour itself was good.

Liked the fact the guide took into account traffic at destinations and would mix up the itinerary to make sure we spent the least amount of time queuing.

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mandee Gill

04-Dec-2018

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
Boaz was great, knowledgeable, caring and interesting. He had lots of local contacts which helped to maximise our tour. We saw the historical places and got a feel for the ....more Boaz was great, knowledgeable, caring and interesting.

He had lots of local contacts which helped to maximise our tour.

We saw the historical places and got a feel for the political situation.

The tour was very good and we saw everything we wanted plus some extras.

It was a bit too full on really, with early mornings and finishing late due to traffic and having to pick up people from 5 different hotels.

We really enjoyed it though, despite catching a cold probably due to lack of sleep.

We learnt a lot and met many interesting people.

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Jacqueline Major

30-Oct-2017

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
Very informative tour; very knowledgeable guides. Particularly enjoyed Mark who gave a well balanced perspective on the different Israel-related issues. Very informative tour; very knowledgeable guides.

Particularly enjoyed Mark who gave a well balanced perspective on the different Israel-related issues.

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Linda Soekoe

18-Feb-2017

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
We had 3 guides - 1 for Telaviv-Galilee-Jerusalem; 1 for Jerusalem and Judean Desert and one for Bethlehem (West Bank). They were all excellent. They were truly professionals. The first ....more We had 3 guides - 1 for Telaviv-Galilee-Jerusalem; 1 for Jerusalem and Judean Desert and one for Bethlehem (West Bank).

They were all excellent.

They were truly professionals.

The first one, Gadi was exceptional.

He often went out of his way to please his group! The tour was great.

The guides, the food, the hotels, the weather and the varied scenery were brilliant.

If any thing there was a bit of timing problem in Jerusalem, but this was beyond the control of the guide as it was election time.

In the Old City some sites were closed temporarily because Nathanyahu was visiting the Western Wall to celebrate his new mandate.

As satisfied customers we have recommended our experience to friends some of whom have already planned to travel with On The Go Tours next year.

If we go on holiday abroad next time definitely we will choose On the Go Tours again.

Cheers! Zerabruck and Genet Bairu West London; ....less
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Zerabruck Bairu

31-Mar-2015

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
Tour was excellent, the guides were very knowledgeable and informative. Itinerary was well thought out and covered everything we wanted to see. The organisation was very well done, with enough ....more Tour was excellent, the guides were very knowledgeable and informative.

Itinerary was well thought out and covered everything we wanted to see.

The organisation was very well done, with enough but not too many activities each day, and lunch fitted in well.

Accommodation was good.

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William Irving

12-Jun-2016

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
I was impressed with Oreon the Israeli Guide how he was so informative, took care of us as a group. Made sure we were delivered to our hotels in ....more I was impressed with Oreon the Israeli Guide how he was so informative, took care of us as a group.

Made sure we were delivered to our hotels in tiberius, Jerusalem.

Also with losing my mobile phone Oreon came with me to the Police Station and was very supportive.

He worked really long hours I was impressed with his going the extra mile.

Best guide I have had on a trip I only had one exploring holiday in Egypt with Louis Verne.

It would be helpful if there was a small coach as the group grew in Jerusalem.

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Christine Campbell

19-May-2018

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days
Great tour, covers a lot of the essentials in Israel, definitely for open minded people. Loved the Hotel with dinner included. Maher did a great job. He's very proud of ....more Great tour, covers a lot of the essentials in Israel, definitely for open minded people.

Loved the Hotel with dinner included.

Maher did a great job.

He's very proud of his Country and knowledgeable.

He also helped us plan our free time in Israel after the tour, worked great! ; ....less
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Carla Cordova

28-May-2017

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