Enjoy Israel's best Christian attractions in a package that includes Four full days tour and accommodation per person in a double room on B&B basis.
What to Expect
Four days Christian oriented packge that combined two days tour to Jerusalem, a day tour to the Lower Galilee and Sea of Galilee and a day tour to Bethlehem & Jericho.
Day one - Jerusalem Old & New :
This full-day tour explores the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to the 3 great religions of the Western world; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dating back over 4 millennia the Old City is so packed with sites that it draws visitors, whatever their spiritual leanings.
You will leave with a comprehensive overview of the city, having walked in the quarters of the Old City, continue to the poignant, Holocaust Museum for the later part of the day.Start at the Mount of Olives to take in a panoramic view of the dusty city below. Then enter the Old City and tour the main attractions, such as the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock.
Walk through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, visible on Jewish Quarter Street. Visit the bazaar and the Western Wall, or Kotel, and proceed along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher, also known as Church of the Resurrection and said to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. Ascend to Mt. Zion. On Saturdays you can visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David's Tomb. Continue to the new city by car and spend some time at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Day two - Jerusalem : In the footsteps of Jesus :
Enjoy a walking tour of Jerusalem and Mt. Olives, exploring significant locations from the story of Jesus Christ. Start out on Mt. Olives, where you will visit the place of Ascension, and Pater Nostra, where you can read the Lord's Prayer in 123 languages.
Enjoy the spectacular view of Jerusalem from the summit of Mt. Olives before descending to the city. Stop at Dominus Flevit, the place where Jesus wept as he foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem, and continue to the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane.
See the Jewish cemetery in Kidron Valley before entering the Old City through the Lion's Gate. In the Old City, see the pools of Bethesda on the grounds of the Church of St. Anne (mother of Mary.) Underneath the Sisters of Zion Convent, see the ancient pavement engraved with games the Roman soldiers played long ago, and note the starting point of Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross.)
Overnight in Jerusalem
Day Three - Bethlehem & Jericho :
Decent to the Judean desert, you will see the Inn of the Good Samaritan on route. Look out over the remarkable moonscape of the breathtaking Judean desert. We will take a short break at sea level and then continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world.
Stop at Zacheus Sycamore to see the oldest Sycamore tree, which Zacheus climbed in order to spot Jesus. Visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho, where 25 ancient cities were uncovered.
Founded in 8,000 BC, Jericho is also the oldest Jewish settlement and was captured by Joshua and Israel in 1,200 BC. Stop for overview of Mt. Temptation, where Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus, and get an overview of the oasis of Jericho and Elisha's Spring.
Departing Jericho back to the Judean mountains and the city of Bethlehem.
Bethlehem is the birthplace of King David, and literally translates as “City of Bread,” due to the wheat crop that grew in the region. According to Christian tradition, it is the birthplace of Jesus, and undoubtedly one of the most biblical sites on earth.
You will visit the Church of the Nativity, and the cave where Jesus was born. You will also see Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Explore the Greek and the Catholic Church, and the Milk Grotto, where Mary fed her son. Continue with an overview of Shepherd's Fields.
With round-trip transfers from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, and the services of an English-speaking guide, this is an essential tour of the biblical sites and offers fantastic panoramas as you drive.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Day Four - Lower Galilee & Sea of Galilee
See the famous sites of the Holy Land on this amazing historical day tour!
You will begin your journey by travelling along Israel’s scenic coastal plain via the plain of Armageddon to Nazareth. In Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph's carpentry. Traveling on, you will see the Mount of Beatitudes and Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha. Be amazed by the famous Sea of Galilee and the ruins of the ancient synagogue of Capernaum and the city of Christ.
Finally, overlooking Tiberias, you will visit the site of baptism on the Jordan River, where you can have a baptismal service. You will return driving along the view of Mt. Tabor, the site of transfiguration.
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Pick up and drop off
- Accommodation per person in a double room at a 3-star hotel on B/B basis
What's Not Included
- Food and drink (except 3 breakfasts)
- Entry fees
- Baptism on the Jordan River
Know Before You Go
* The sequence of the days, pick up times and accommodation are subject to
* Jericho&Bethlehem - A valid passport is required on the day of travel, This tour is subject
to Palestinian authority regulations,Palestinian guide meets tour only at border post, Change
of vehicle may be required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory
* Available 5 stars hotel for additional 70 USD per person per night.
* Modest dress is required for holy sites
* Tour is not suitable for children under age of 4