Day 01 TEL AVIV
galileeUpon our arrival at the Tel Aviv airport we will be met and transferred to our hotel in a suburb of Tel Aviv - situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Dinner will be served at our hotel. Weather permitting, we suggest a walk after dinner on the beach.

Day 02 JAFFA - CAESAREA - MT. CARMEL - SEA OF GALILEE

After breakfast we start our day with a visit to Jaffa. Jaffa has been known in the bible as Joppa Jaffa considered being the world’s oldest port and the place where the prophet Jonah set sail for Tar shish. Jaffa is associated with the deeds of Peter. Here Tabitha was resurrected by St Peter . In Jaffa was the house of Simon the Tanner and from Jaffa Peter gone to Caesarea to convert Cornelius after the vision at the house of Simon the tanner Acts. A walking tour in the old city of Jaffa. After short drive through Tel Aviv, travel via the Sharon plain to Caesarea. A Zodiac ride over the sunken port. Caesarea, the seat of the Roman Procurator of the Judea in the time of Christ and is the place St. Peter converted the centurion Cornelius. Explore the Roman Theater and the Aqueduct and view the ruins of Roman, Byzantine and Crusader times. Continue to Shuni for a walk in the water tunnel that was dug 2000 years ago. On to Mt. Carmel, to the "Mukraka" the site where Elijah challenged and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal. Walk down from Mt Carmel to the Valley of Jezreel visit Megiddo the fortress city of King Solomin. Drive to the Sea of Galilee for an overnight stay. Overnight Sea of Galilee..

Day 03SEA OF GALILEE – GOLAN
nazarethAfter breakfast drive to Tel Dan an important biblical city and a breathtaking nature reserve. The bible mentions the city few times:" From Dan to Beer Sheba". A wet walking tour along and in the water of the Hazbani River, one of the sources of the Jordan. Continue to the Banias, site of the ancient Caesarea Philippe. It is here that Peter made his confession of faith in Jesus. On for a panoramic view of the Golan Heights from Mt. Bental.. We drive to Mt. Of Beatitude, then to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 04CANA - NAZARETH - SEA OF GALILEE
After breakfast we’ll have a tour of the kibbutz. Drive via city of Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning jars of water into wine to Nazareth, the home of Joseph and Mary, pass Mary’s Well, and visit the Church of the Annunciation. Visit the Synagogue drive by Mary’s Well. On to Hoshaya for a visit at the Biblical Village Drive to north shore of the Sea of Galilee and visit Capernaum, the town Jesus made his home after leaving Nazareth. Capernaum is the place where Jesus recruited the first of disciples. Visit the excavation of the Ancient Synagogue and the house of St. Peter. We’ll end the day with a Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Overnight at a Kibbutz guest house at the Sea of Galilee

Day 05BETH SHE''AN - BET ALFA - DEAD SEA
masadaAfter breakfast leave the Sea of Galilee and driver to Bet She ‘an. Recent excavations there have disclosed the impressive ruins of the country’s largest city in the Roman and Byzantine periods, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 749 CE. Drive to Bet Alfa and see the ancient Synagogue. A visit at Ein Harod the site of Judge Gideon We’ll stop for lunch and swim at Gan Hashlosha "Sachne". The tour continues though the Jordan Valley. To or bypass Jericho believed to be the world’s oldest walled city. This was the first city taken by Joshua when the Hebrews returned from Egypt -'' and the walls fell down'' - and was also the site of the Mount of Temptation Continue to the Dead Sea shore for an afternoon "float" at the sea. Overnight at the Dead Sea area

Day 06Qumran - Dead Sea - Masada – Jerusalem
After breakfast depart out kibbutz guest house and visit Qumran, where the 2000 years old Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shore of the Dead Sea to Ein Gedi is an Oasis on the Dead Sea shore. Near the 200 meter high waterfall is a cave where David had his famous meeting with King Saul. The Walk around the reservations confirms that Ein Gedi is one of the most beautiful reservations in the world. Drive to Masada. Ascend Masada by cable car. Masada is the site of the most dramatic act in the Jewish History. Explore the ancient excavation of Hero’s Palaces, bathhouse, the storerooms, the Ramp, and the oldest Synagogue in the world. Drive to the "flour Cave". Drive to Jerusalem. Pass the traditional site of the Inn if the Good Samaritan. Enter the city of Jerusalem in the traditional way and view the city from Mt. Scopus Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 07JERUSALEM 
jerusalem
After breakfast we’ll ascend Mount of Olives for a breath taking panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem. Walk along the Palm Sunday Way and visit the chapel of Dominos Flevit . Descend to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the last night before he was arrested Visit the Church of All the Nations. Walk along the "last Way" to Mt. Zion. Cross the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. Drive to Mount Zion and visit the house of the high priest Caiphas. Visit the church of Peter in Gallicantu This is the place where Peter denied the Lord 3 times On to the Last Supper room) and King David Tomb. Walk through the Jewish Quarter and visit the Herodian Mansion and the Burnt House. Continue to the Western Wall. Visit the Western Wall, one of last remnant of the second Jewish Temple Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 08JERUSALEM 
After breakfast drive to Mt Moriah. Walk up to the Temple place and see the Dome of the Rock and the El Aqza Mosque, Walk to the Pool of Bethesda and St. Anne Church, which is a fine sample of Crusader architecture, Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre Walk through the colorful Bazaar to the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall visit the Davidson Center and walk through Hezekiah Tunnel. Return to hotel for Overnight in Jerusalemviadolorosa

Day 09JERUSALEM
After breakfast we’ll drive to Maresha for an archaeological dig, visit Ha'ela Valley ( David and Goliath) and the scrolls of fire. Back to Jerusalem via the Sorek cave. On to the Scale Model of Jerusalem. Visit the Menorah of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), Continue to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. we’ll end the day with a service at the Garden Tomb. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 10JERUSALEM
Day of Leisure or an day of touring In the Evening farewell dinner. Transfer to the airport for the flight home.

 

 

 

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