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Protestant Tour

8 Day Tour

Explore through Galilee and stay in Tiberias for the night.  Descend to the lowest place on earth for a possible “dip” and “float” in the salty Dead Sea, and so much more! 

8 Day Tours

Available Year Round

Day 1

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

Your trip begins with your arrival at the Ben Gurion Airport. A Israel Tour & World Travel representative will be there to meet and welcome you to Israel. You will then be taken to your hotel in Tel Aviv where you’ll spend the night.

Day 2.

Jaffa / Caesarea / Mount Carmel / Druze Villages / Acre

The day begins after breakfast with a visit to the ancient Joppa (Jaffa) where the house of Simon the Tanner (Apostles 10: 9-16) and the place of the Miracle of the Resurrection of Tabita (Apostles 9: 36-43) took place. Next we’ll drive north to Caesarea Maritima where you’ll see the spectacular Roman Theatre and Port, Herod’s Palace, the Palace of the Roman Procurator (Apostles 23: 23 and Apostles 26: 23 – Paul; Apostles 10: 20-48 – Peter and Cornelius), the Amphitheatre and the Crusader’s City and Harbor. After that, we’ll proceed to Mount Carmel to visit the Monastery of the Muhraka, where Elijah fought with the priests of Baal. The rooftop of the monastery has a beautiful view of the Jezreel Plain, the site of many Biblical events. From Mount Carmel we’ll journey through the Druze Villages, Daliyat el Carmel and Usifiya and then on to Haifa for a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Then it’s on to Acre to visit the old city with its famous city walls, the Knight’s Halls and the Harbor.

We’ll continue on through Galilee and stay in Tiberias for the night.

Day 3.

Galilee

We will meet up for breakfast and then its off to our boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on the water (Matthew 14: 22-23). The boat ride ends at Ginnosar where we’ll visit an Ancient Boat that was found nearby and dates to the time of Jesus. Next we’ll drive to the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 7) to the spot where the Sermon on the Mount was held. We’ll also see the spectacular heptagonal church that the Italian architect, Berluzzi, built on the shore. Then it’s on to Tabgha for a visit to the Church of the Loaves and the Fish (Matthew 14: 14-34) followed by a beautiful drive along the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. Capernaum is the town where Jesus lived in the house of Peter and performed his miracles and healings (Matthew 4: 13, Matthew 8: 14-15). We’ll stop at the site of a synagogue where Jesus preached to the local community and then continue our drive through the Golan Heights. Crucial battles of the Six Day War were fought here in 1967 and we will look down on Israel from the heights the same way the Syrian army did before they were routed and the Golan Heights fell into Israeli hands. Last on our agenda for today is Banias, the ancient Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16: 13-20) and one of the main sources of the Jordan River.

Then, back to the hotel for the night.

Day 4.

Galilee / Beit Shean / Beit Alpha

We’ll start the day with breakfast and then drive to the southern part of the Sea of Galilee to visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. A Baptism will be held for anyone interested in participating. Next we’ll proceed to the ancient Biblical town of Beit Shean to see the new excavations of the Roman and Byzantine periods and then to Beit Alfah to its ancient synagogue filled with marvelous mosaics.

We’ll then drive to Gideon Springs where Gideon gathered the sons of Israel to fight the Midianates (Judges 7: 1) and wrap up the day with a drive south to Jerusalem for the night.

Day 5.

Jerusalem-the Old City

We’ll start the day with breakfast and then ascend the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City ofJerusalem and Temple Mount. We’ll walk down the Mount of Olives to the Church of Dominus Flevit (Luke 19: 41-44) and then to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested (Matthew 26: 36-58) to see the old olive trees and visit the Basilica of the Agony. Next we’ll drive through the Kidron Valley to the Dung Gate where we’ll enter the Old City to visit the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) – the holiest place for the Jews – and then walk a part of the Via Dolorosa via the exotic bazaar to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We’ll continue through the newly rebuilt Jewish Quarter and the 1 st Century Roman Cardo to Mount Zion where we’ll visit the traditional tomb of King David. We’ll spend time in the room of the Last Supper where we can pray to Jesus and imagine the Passover meal that the disciples took part in.

We’ll then return to the hotel for the evening.

Day 6.

Jerusalem – the New City / Bethlehem *

After breakfast we’ll drive to the spectacular Model of Jerusalem for a glimpse of what it was like at the time of the Second Temple in Jesus’ time. We’ll see the views that Jesus would have seen whenever he came to Jerusalem to celebrate the Sabbath or holidays. After that we’ll head to Yad Vashem to see the Memorial for the victims of the Holocaust and then to the Synagogue at the Hadassah Hospital to see Marc Chagall’s famous stained glass windows portraying the 12 tribes. From here we’ll drive to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
We’ll also see the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) and the Supreme Court. From there we’ll travel to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity (Luke 2: 1-7) and then back to the hotel for the night.

Day 7.

Massada / Dead Sea

Right after breakfast we’ll drive south to the Judean desert via the Good Samaritan Inn (Luke 8: 25-37) to the famous mountain fortress of Massada – the stronghold of the Jews in the war against the Romans. We’ll ascend the mountain to the fortress in a cable car and visit Herod the Great’s palaces and their Roman Baths and pools. From this mountain overlook you will be able to see the Dead Sea. Next we’ll descend to the lowest place on earth for a possible “dip” and “float” in the salty Dead Sea. On our way back to Jerusalem we’ll stop in Qumran, the town of the Essene sect, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a cave by a shepherd in 1948.

We’ll end the day back in Jerusalem at our hotel.

Day 8.

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight.

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Catholic Tour

10 Day Tour

Tour: 10 Days
Availability: Year Round 

Drive North to Caesarea Maritima. Visit the Roman Theater, the Herod’s Palace, the Palace of the Roman Procurator the Amphitheater, the Crusaders’ City and Harbor. Proceed to Mount Carmel to visit the Monastery of the Muhraka, where Elijah fought with the Baal priests. From the roofs of this Monastery, we have a beautiful view of the Jezreel Plain

Catholic Tour

WEDNESDAY ARRIVAL 11 NIGHTS

Day 1.

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

Met and welcomed by a Christian Holyland Tour representative and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 2. 

Tel Aviv / Caesarea / Acre / Galilee 

After breakfast drive North to Caesarea Maritima. Visit the Roman Theater, the Herod’s Palace, the Palace of the Roman Procurator (Apostles 23: 23 and Apostles 26: 23 – Paul; Apostles 10: 20-48 – Peter and Cornelius), the Amphitheater, the Crusaders’ City and Harbor. Proceed to Mount Carmel to visit the Monastery of the Muhraka, where Elijah fought with the Baal priests. From the roofs of this Monastery, we have a beautiful view of the Jezreel Plain. Through the Druze villages, Daliyat el Carmel and Usifiya, we proceed to Haifa with a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Continue to the Church of Stella Maris (a Carmelite Monastery) with the cave of the Prophet Elijah. Proceed to Acre to visit the old city with the city walls, the Knights’ Halls and the Harbor.

Through the Galilee proceed to Tiberias for overnight

Day 3. 

Galilee 

After breakfast boat ride on the Sea of Galilee , where Jesus walked on the water (Matthew 14: 22-23). The ride will end at Ginnosar, where we shall visit the Ancient Boat from the time of Jesus that was found nearby.

Proceed to Nazareth , visiting the Church of Annunciation (Luke 26: 28) and Mary’s Well (in the Greek Orthodox Church).

Drive on to Cana in the Galilee , site of the First Miracle (John 2: 1-11 and John 4: 46-54).

Proceed to Tiberias. Overnight.

Day 4. 

Banyas / Golan Heights / Tabgha 

After breakfast drive to the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 7) where we shall visit the heptagonal church that was built by the Italian architect Berluzzi. Proceed to Banyas, the ancient Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16: 13-20) one of the main sources of the Jordan River. Through the Golan Heights, drive to Capernaum , the town of Jesus, where he lived in the house of Peter performing from there his miracles and healings (Matthew 4: 13, Matthew 8: 14-15). Proceed to Tabgha, where we shall visit the Church of the Loaves and the Fish (Matthew 14: 14-34) and the Church of Mensa Christi, where Jesus elected Peter as His Representative on Earth (John 21).

Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 5. 

Mount Tabor / Megiddo / Jaffa / Jerusalem 

After breakfast drive to Mount Tabor, the site of Transfiguration, visiting the Catholic Church (Matthew 17: 1-8). From the rooftop of the church we can enjoy a beautiful view of the Lower Galilee and the Plain of Jezreel. Through the town of Afula, drive to Megiddo, named also Armageddon – the place where the last battle of mankind is due to take place (the Apocalypse of St. John) – where we shall visit the Museum and this 5,000 year old city with the Gates from the times of King Solomon, the old Canaanite temples and the water tunnel from the time of King Ahab. Through Wadi Ara, the ancient road (Via Maris) that connected the old Egypt to Mesopotamia, we shall reach Tel Aviv where we shall visit ancient Yope (Jaffa): here was the house of Simon the Tanner (Apostles 10: 9-16) and the place of the Miracle of the resurrection of Tabita (Apostles 9: 36-43).

After the visits, proceed through the Hills of Judea to Jerusalem . Overnight.

Day 6. 

Jerusalem – the Old City 

After breakfast ascend the Mount of Olives to visit the Chapel of the Ascension (Luke 24: 50-53), the Church of the Pater Noster (Luke 11: 1-4) and have a wonderful panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem , with the Temple Mount. Walking down the Mount of Olives, we shall reach the Church of Dominus Flevit (Luke 19: 41-44) for the visit and proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus was arrested (Matthew 26: 36-58), to see the old olive trees and visit the Basilica of the Agony.

Through the Lion’s Gate we shall walk into the Old City to visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-15). Proceed through the Via Dolorosa walking along the Stations of the Cross from the remains of the Antonia to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After the visits, walk through the colorful bazaar and return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 7. 

Jerusalem – the New City / Bethlehem * 

After breakfast drive to Mount Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle) and the Tomb of King David. Walking through the Jewish Quarter, reach the Wailing Wall – the holiest place for the Jews – and the Dung Gate, to drive through the New City of Jerusalem to Ein Kerem to visit the Church of St. John (Luke 1: 1-25). Drive to Yad Vashem, the Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.

Proceed to Bethlehem * to visit the Church of the Nativity (Luke 2: 1-7) and Shepherd’s Field (Luke 2: 8-20).

Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 8.

Abu Gosh / Emmaus (Latrun) / Jerusalem 

After breakfast drive to Abu Gosh, the biblical Kiryat Ye’arim, from where King David brought the Holy Shrine back to Jerusalem. Driving via Emmaus (Latrun) (Luke 23: 39-44) return to Jerusalem to visit the Israel Museum with its Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are kept.

Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 9.

Masada / Dead Sea 

After breakfast drive via the Good Samaritan Inn (Luke 8: 25-37) to the mountain fortress of Massada, stronghold of the Jews in the war against the Romans. Ascend to the fortress by cable car to visit the palaces of Herod the Great with its Roman baths and pools. Descend for a possible “dip” and “float” in the salty water of the Dead Sea, the worlds lowest place. On the way back to Jerusalem, stop in Qumran – the city of the Essens – where the Dead Sea scrolls were found in a cave by a shepherd.

Overnight in Jerusalem 

Day 10. 

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight.

* Visit subject to availability

Itinerary Subject to Change

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