Classic Tour for 7-8 Days

Day 1

Our incredible Israeli adventure starts in Jerusalem with an unbelievable panoramic view of the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives. We'll raise a toast and say a blessing to commemorate this wonderful moment.

While descending the Mountain of Olives, we'll follow the allies which the Jews 2000 years ago head to walk on their way to visit the Temple.

Our next site will be the Garden of Gethsemane, located in the area that Jesus has been arrested on that night. We'll pay also a visit to the Church of Gethsemane, called also – church of all nations.

On our visit to the Old City, we'll make sure to visit all of its quarters.

While descending the Mountain of Olives, we'll follow the allies which the Jews 2000 years ago head to walk on their way to visit the Temple.

Our next site will be the Garden of Gethsemane, located in the area that Jesus has been arrested on that night. We'll pay also a visit to the Church of Gethsemane, called also – church of all nations.

On our visit to the Old City, we'll make sure to visit all of its quarters.

While starting with the Jewish Quarter, we’ll revive a two millennia heritage as we descend one floor to the Herodian Quarter. We'll continue to both the ancient and the modern Cardo coming to the holiest site for Judaism, the Western Wall.                   The tour at the Western Wall Tunnels is a unique experience, going back 2000 years, by walking on the same tiles which our inserters did. The exit is right beneath the formed Anatonia Fortress, the place where Jesus was condemned by the Romans. 

This point is the first station of the Via Dolorosa, called also the way of Agony, in which we'll pass by the 14 stations of it, , to commemorate the way Jesus had have gone to the cross …  going through the Arab Market and the Muslim Quarter, we shall arrive to the Christian Quarter…to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

We shall exit the Old City by passing through the old Jaffa Gate, continue to the amazing modern combination of Old & New – coming to the Mamila Mall.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 2

Modern Jerusalem has much to offer, including Yad Vashem, Israel’s recently renovated national Holocaust museum with its Children’s Pavilion and Valley of Communities; Mount Herzel, where the man who envisioned this state is buried; the famous Israel Museum, housing an amazing model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period and the Shrine of the Book, where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls are presented; and the Menorah, symbol of the State of Israel, located at the entrance to the parliament.

We'll also explore Israel’s controversial security barrier, running along the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem. We'll gain insight as to why some Israelis credit this wall for a significant reduction in violence and why the wall is viewed as an insult against the Palestinians by others. In the evening, we'll unwind in a lovely cafés area.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3

We'll try to get up to the Temple Mountain and have a wonderful exploration of the "Piazza" which was built 2000 years ago, and carry's with it such a reach history, that even by looking at, it opens our imagination and feelings.

We'll continue to the City of David looking for the:

  1. Royal 3000 years old palace.
  2. Walk in Hezakaya's Tunnel, dug 2700 years ago, to divers the spring water into the bottom of the mountain, and allowing the citizens to take their water safely.
  3. The Royal neighborhood, destroyed by the Babylonians on 586 bc (2600 years ago).
  4. Salom pool, which was built by Herod 2000 years ago, in which Jesus performed one of his miracles.

Driving to Bethlehem, will take you:

  1. A visit the church of Nativity,  the only one survived the Persian invation in 614 AD, and there are still ruins from the time of Helena.
  2. Observe the Palestinian's Autonomy's area.
  3. Make you best shopping souvenirs, as well as high quality items. Don't forget barging.
  4. Dream about real true peace, ASAP.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 4

We'll take one last look at the Old City from Mount Scopus, home of the Hebrew University, before heading east across the desert to begin our exploration of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea. Our first stop will be Masada, where we'll ascend to the top via a new cable car. This mountaintop fortress is best-known for the long Roman siege of a small band of rebels. It was originally built by King Herod and still retains colorful elements of his palace.

We'll then arrive to the shore of the Dead Sea for an enjoyable float on its world famous rejuvenating waters, where it's practically impossible to drown.

We'll drive to the north, passing by Qumran, the place where the first Dead Sea scrolls were found, as well as by the ancient city of Jericho.

Our drive through the Jordan Valley, will expose us to Mount Gilboa, where King Saul and his sons were killed, and the Jezreel Valley, reminding us of the biblical stories about Gideon, Barak, Debora and others which happened here.   

We'll stop for a short visit to the Jordan Baptismal site.

Overnight on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Day 5

We’ll cross the green hillsides of the Galilee, driving through Tiberias to Nazareth, for to pay a visit to the church of Annunciation, and the ruins of the Jewish city as it was 2000 years ago.

Driving back to the west coast of the Sea of Galilee, we'll come to the Mountain of Beatitudes. It is a marvelous picturesque site, where Jesus gave the most famous preaching of 8 beatitudes.

We'll continue to Capernaum, in which we will reveal the amazing archeological discovery of the ancient Jewish city mentioned in the New Testament as where Jesus first preached.

In Ginnosar we'll see the famous ancient boat that was found in the bottom of the Sea of Galilee.. 

After noon, a boat cruise on the water of the Sea of Galilee.

Free time in the city of Tiberias.

Overnight – Sea of Galilee

 

Day 6

At the feet of Mount Hermon we’ll enjoy the luscious Tel Dan Nature Reserve, offering us multiple observation perspectives. We'll go rafting on one of the major water sources of the Jordan River, followed by a jeep trek to the Golan Heights. The famous observation point towards Syria Bental will precede a tour of the Golan Heights.

If time permits, we'll stop for some wine tasting at one of the emerging boutique wineries in the area or at an olive oil press to see the production process.

Before we head toward the hotel, we'll take a glance / tour, at the picturesque mystical city of Safed, the birthplace of Kabala.

 

Day 7

On the northern coastline, we'll arrive at the ancient city of Akko, the only excavated crusader town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An amazing, natural underwater cave world awaits us in Rosh Ha'Nikra on the border with Lebanon. After dinner, we’ll enjoy traditional Israeli folk music at the Art Garden. If we'll still have energy, a midnight stroll on the walls of Akko is possible.

A panoramic view of Haifa from the newly renovated Baha'i hanged gardens will start us off. We'll continue to the German Colony and Nisnas Valley, which best epitomizes the coexistence between Jews, Christians, Muslims, Baha’i,

Going by the Mount Carmel, brings us back 3000 years to when Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal.

We'll have a farewell dinner to conclude our journey and leave with wonderful memories.

 

Day 8

Recommended tour in Tel Aviv, by own, in case you have a late flight.

The vibrant city of Tel Aviv includes Jaffa's port, art galleries and Old City, as well as the Bauhaus inspired White City. Among the many memorable sites is the Independence Hall, where David Ben Gurion declared Israel’s independence in 1948.

On your free time in the afternoon (or additional days in the city), you can enjoy the Palmah Museum near the University of Tel Aviv, shopping at the malls, Carmel Market or Nachalat Binyamin Market.

 

 

 

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