Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

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Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

8 Days Starting in Tel Aviv and ending in Bethlehem

Visiting: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Tiberias, Tabgha, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Kafr Kanna, Nazareth, Beit Alfa, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada National Park, Bethlehem

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

1015/HHL

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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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

  • Tel Aviv - Dynamic city on the Mediterranean coast

  • Jaffa - Ancient port city and the house of Simon the Tanner

  • Caesarea - One of the great cities of antiquity and Megiddo, the ancient Biblical city and battleground

  • Sea of Galilee and the Miracle sites - Tiberias, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mount Beatitudes and Cana

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

  • Beit Shean - Excavations of the old Roman city

  • The Dead Sea - Masada, UNESCO-listed fortress and Qumran Caves (West Bank) where the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered

  • Mount Scopos and Mount of Olives - Spectacular views

  • Jerusalem (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

  • Bethlehem (West Bank) - Shepherd’s Field, Church of the Nativity and Ein Karem - the birthplace of John the Baptist

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Tel Aviv
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Beach
Meals Included: No Meals

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.

Day 2 : Tiberias
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Tiberias
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Golan Hotel Tiberias
Meals Included: 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.

Day 3 : Galilee
Location: Tiberias, Tabgha, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Tiberias
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Golan Hotel Tiberias
Meals Included: 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.

Day 4 : Nazareth
Location: Tiberias, Kafr Kanna, Nazareth, Beit Alfa, Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Court
Meals Included: 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.

Day 5 : Dead Sea
Location: Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada National Park, Jerusalem
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Court
Meals Included: 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.

Day 6 : Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Leonardo Jerusalem
Meals Included: 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.

Day 7 : Bethlehem
Location: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jerusalem
Meals Included: 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

  • Accommodation

    4 star

  • Breakfast daily and 6 dinners

  • 7 nights 4 star hotels

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

  • Entrance fees for all included sightseeing

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

  • 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 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.





BY 14 Hotel



Well-located on one of Tel Aviv’s central streets, this boutique hotel is just minutes from the Carmel Market, Diezengoff Square and the lively cafes and restaurants of Sheinkein Street. Its guestrooms are spacious and comfortable, featuring modern décor and free high-speed WiFi. An extensive sweet and savoury breakfast is served daily in the hotel’s café, and guests can also take advantage of the free gym and bike rental. Although as the beach is just footsteps away, you'll most likely be spending your time soaking up the sun on the sands.





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.





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.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    45

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

    4 star

  • 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 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

Christine Campbell  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

19-May-2018

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.

Zerabruck Bairu  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

31-Mar-2015

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

Robert Collins  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

21-Aug-2017

Udi was fantastic, an amazing knowledgable guide. Went out of his way to make sure the tour was fantastic for everyone.

Randall Sellers  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

17-May-2017

Thanks for a very well organized trip.

Kay Watkins  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

12-Mar-2020

Interesting and enjoyable trip Well organised, good hotels, tour guides had good knowledge.

Carla Cordova  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

28-May-2017

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!

Jacqueline Major  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

30-Oct-2017

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.

Emma Birks  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

02-Apr-2015

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.

mandee Gill  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

04-Dec-2018

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.

William Irving  

Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

12-Jun-2016

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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