Israel is a country with rich and diverse cultural traditions that reflect the history of immigration and the coming together of different ethnic, religious and social backgrounds. This cultural diversity is a source of pride and fascination for locals and visitors alike. This 6-night trip offers the best cultural insights Israel has to offer.
Day 1, Wednesday: Arrival at Tel Aviv Airport, drive to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day 2, Thursday: Nazareth Tour (optional) - Depart Tel Aviv via the coastal road and the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberias, the lovely resort town on the Sea Of Galilee. Drive along the Kineret Lake to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Continue to Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves located at the foot of the Golan Heights; Proceed to Yardenit, the famous Baptismal Site where the Jordan River flows out of the Sea Of Galilee towards Tel Aviv.
Day 3, Friday: West Coast Tour (included) - After breakfast, drive alongside the Mediterranean Coast to Caesarea, which was the seat of the Roman governor when the Romans ruled the land. Today we can see the Aqueduct and Amphitheater, Proceed to Haifa, view of the Bahai Gardens over Haifa Port, drive to Acre visiting the Turkish Hammam (Bath) and crusader museum. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 4, Saturday: Bethlehem and Jericho Tour (optional) - Drive through the Judean desert and enjoy a roadside view of the Good Samaritan Inn. After a short stop at sea level for a panoramic view, continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Stop to see Zacchaeus' Sycamore tree and proceed for an overview of Mt. of Temptation. Visit Tel Jericho where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. (*cable car not included). Proceed to the city of Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; Walk through Manger Square to visit the Church of Nativity; Next, visit the Church of Milk Grotto and Shepherds' field.
Day 5, Sunday: Jerusalem Tour (included) - After breakfast at hotel we'll drive to Jerusalem visiting Mount of Olives- the place where Jesus Christ spent his last hours, and the place where He made his way into Jerusalem, riding the back of the donkey- a way that we will do too by Palm Sunday path to Garden of Gethsemane- the place where Jesus prayed in his last hours. We'll visit Caiaphas's House (chief priest in Jesus' time) Mount Zion – Upper Room (last supper), Jewish and Christian Quarters, Western Wall- the only remain from the Temple, and the Jewish holiest place. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 6, Monday: Dead Sea Tour (included) - Drive north through the Arava Desert. Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Masada. Masada is a dramatically located site of great natural beauty overlooking the Dead Sea, a rugged natural fortress. Learn about the very special story of Masada. Afternoon free at the hotel. Enjoy the swim at the healing waters of the Dead Sea, back to our hotel in Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 7, Tuesday: Free day on your own, last day in Israel. Visit the Art Museum and Rabin Square. Free time for shopping in Sarona Market. Drive to Tel Aviv Airport to catch our flight home.
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Sites & Activities Included in Rate Offer:
Additional Transportation Services Included in Rate Offer: Airport Transfers
Optional Tours: supplement of $260 per person (both tours)
Any services not mentioned above are not included.
15 - 30 days: First-night FULL Charge of every Hotel. 0 - 15 days: Full-program charge.
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