7 night Bibleland Tour – Arrival Monday

Special Tour 7 night Availability: January 1, 1970
Israel Israel

Visit places mentioned in the Bible on this 8-day guaranteed departure tour. Deepen your faith as you explore Jerusalem, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and Bethlehem amongst others on this life-changing experience. Wander through the past experiencing the scriptures. Follow the Lord to Tabgha, the place of the miraculous Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. Stand in the room where the Last Supper took place and walk around the historic Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem where Judas betrayed Jesus.  Visit the places you have only read and dreamed about.

Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over”.   Matthew 26:14-16.   

 Guaranteed Departure Tour

Your land arrangements include:

  • Sharing transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 7 nights accommodation based on  double occupancy, bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy in good Tourist-Class Hotels on half board basis (buffet breakfast and dinner daily)
  • Dinner daily except arrival day
  • 5 touring days as per itinerary with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary

The hotels might be replaced with similar ones.

Your land arrangements do not include:

  • Airfare to and from Tel Aviv
  • Departure taxes, fuel surcharges or airport improvement fees
  • Porterage at the airport or hotels
  • Insurance
  • Early check-in/late checkout
  • Single room supplement – a limited number of single rooms available on payment of a supplement
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned – dinner on arrival day
    Optional tours not quoted
  • An optional 45-minute cruise on the Sea of Galilee
  • Optional Sunday tour to Masada and the Dead Sea $112.00 US per person
  • Gratuities for individual services, laundry and valet service, and any other items of a purely personal nature
  • Tipping to guide, driver, hotel or restaurant staff, horse handler in Petra
  • E. & O.E.

For more information please contact Janice Snider.

Day 1 Monday Ben Gurion Airport / Jerusalem

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 2 Tuesday Jerusalem (New City)
Bibleland Tour, 8 days / 7 nights. Gethsemane garden

Old olive trees in the garden of Gethsemane. 

Our day begins at the Israel Museum on a hill in Givat Ram where we find the Shrine of the Book housing the priceless Dead Sea Scrolls and the Holyland Model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.

Continue to the ancient village of Ein Karem, the place where John the Baptist was born.

Next a powerful visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust located at the foot of Mount Herzl.

Six miles southwest of Jerusalem we come to Bethlehem*, the birthplace of Jesus where we stop to view Rachel’s Tomb before continuing to the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square. Return to Jerusalem. B/D

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3 Wednesday Jerusalem (Old City) / Bethlehem*
Bibleland Tour, 8 days/7 nights. The Tower of David

The Tower of David

Enter the walled city where you will see the ancient limestone wall known as the Wailing Wall, Western Wall or Kotel**** and see the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.

Walk along the Via Dolorosa, the Way of Sorrow passing past the Stations of the Cross on your way to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which houses the traditional site of the crucifixion and resurrection.

Just outside the Old City is Mount Zion with King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle). Men and women enter separately. To enter one must dress modestly with a head covering. Enjoy the spectacular view of Jerusalem considered holy for each of the three faiths. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.

Visit Machane Yehuda set between Aggripas and Jaffa Streets is a bustling marketplace with over 250 vendors selling everything from soup to nuts. It is the largest open-air marketplace in Israel. After making your purchases return to your hotel. B/D

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 4 Thursday Beit She’an / Nazareth / Galilee
Bibleland Tour, 8 days/7 nights. Basilica of The Annunciation in Nazareth

Basilica of The Annunciation in Nazareth

Leaving Jerusalem this morning we go back in history as we pass the oldest city in the world, Jericho*, site under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. The visit is subject to the situation. Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit She’an historically known as Scythopolis to visit some of the best-preserved ruins in the Middle East.

Continue to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus to see the Church of the Annunciation as well as other Christian sights. Then we are on our way to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism with its ancient synagogues and Artist Quarter lined with galleries and workshops. B/D

Overnight in a Kibbutz hotel.

Day 5 Friday Golan Heights / Sea of Galilee
Bibleland Tour, 8 days/7 nights. Church of the Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Israel

Church of the Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Israel

This morning our drive takes us up to the Golan Heights passing Banias, the source of the River Jordan. Along the way pass former Syrian fortifications and Druze Villages. Enjoy a wine country experience with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and gaining an understanding of the wine production process.

Travel along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to the ancient fishing village of Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the memorable Sermon on the Mount and Tabgha, the traditional site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish. Continue driving to Tiberias named after the Roman Emperor situated on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. There is an opportunity for an optional 45-minute cruise along the tranquil waters of the sea where life has changed little during the past 2000 years (subject to weather conditions). B/D

Overnight in a Kibbutz hotel.

Day 6 Saturday Akko / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
Bibleland Tour, 8 days/7 nights. The Akko cityscape with the St John's church, surrounded by sea walls and old residential neighborhood, Israel

The Akko cityscape with the St John’s church.

Following breakfast, we drive through the hills of the Galilee westward to Acre (Akko) with its long cultural history for a visit of the old Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. On arrival in Haifa ascend Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, the Baha’i Shrine, the Persian Gardens and Haifa Bay. Travel along the Mediterranean Coast to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region visiting the Roman Theater and Crusader Fortress known as “the masterpiece of Herod the Great”. End the day with a short tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa. B/D

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 7 Sunday At leisure

Free day in Tel Aviv. Perhaps an optional tour to Masada and the Dead Sea (cost not included). B/D

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 8 Monday Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure. Today marks the end of your journey. B

*Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction – visit subject to situation
**Visit subject to weather conditions
***The sequence of the tour, border crossing point used, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances
****Men must cover their head while in the prayer area and women must cover their shoulders and wear long pants or a knee-length skirt. If you forget to bring a covering, guards will provide you with a piece of fabric for that purpose before you enter. The prayer area is separated by gender. If you want to be super respectful follow Jewish custom by never turning your back on the wall.  You will see many people walking away from the wall backwards because it is simply disrespectful to turn away.

B = Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner


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