Biblical Lands - 8 days

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COACH TOUR: Join us on a Biblical adventure through Israel’s most holy sites - explore Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth before heading to the gorgeous region of Galilee. End with fun and sun in the lively city of Tel Aviv.

Highlights
  • Haifa - Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel
  • Caesarea - One of the great cities of antiquity! Roman theatre and Crusader fortress
  • Ein Karem - Birthplace of John the Baptist
  • Tel Aviv - Dynamic city on the Mediterranean coast
  • Jerusalem (West Bank) - Old City - Jewish Quarter, bazaars, Western Wall. Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mt. Zion, Last Supper Room and King David’s Tomb. Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls and Yad Vashem - World Holocaust Centre
  • Beit Shean - Excavations of the old Roman city
  • Bethlehem (West Bank) - Church of the Nativity and Shepherd's Field
  • Safed - City of Kabala
  • Nazareth - Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well
  • Picturesque Sea of Galilee and the Miracle Sites
Age Policy
HHL, BBL & HIJ tours allow children aged 12+
Destinations
  • Middle East
  • Israel
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • Museum
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Photography
  • Ruins-Archaeology

Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo

Monday. Welcome to Israel and the start of your Biblical adventure. We’ll be there to meet you at Ben Gurion Airport and transfer you to our hotel in greater Jerusalem (West Bank). The remainder of today is at your leisure.

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Accommodation Name: Leonardo Jerusalem

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Location: Jerusalem

Jerusalem (West Bank). Begin the day with a trip to the Mount of Olives for impressive views of Jerusalem. See some of the world’s oldest olives trees at the Garden of Gethsemane and discover the glistening mosaics of the nearby Church of Agony. <br/><br/> Continue to the Israel Museum’s, Shrine of the Book to see the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian City of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple (515 BCE – 70 CE). Scattered over 45 acres of the Mount of Remembrance is Yad Vashem, a vast, landscaped complex with a fascinating museum and a dozen memorials built to honour the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust. We pay our respects and learn more about how this tragedy shaped the modern State of Israel. Later, we visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Court

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Location: Bethlehem of Galilee

Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem (West Bank). After breakfast today we head to the spectacular Old City through one of the fabled gates. Within its mighty walls we explore the renewed Jewish Quarter, the 2,000 year old Western Wall, Via Dolorosa – the route that Jesus is believed to have taken as he carried his cross to Calvary, and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest Christian site in the Old City. We’ll also have time to wander the colourful bazaars and pick up some souvenirs. <br/><br/> Later, we make our way to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. This afternoon we visit Mahane Yehuda, this bustling market showcases incredible flavours, aromas and colours and is fantastically noisy and exciting place to explore.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Court

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Location: Nazareth

Jerusalem - Nazareth - Galilee. Leaving Jerusalem, we drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Continuing via the Jordan Valley we reach Beit Shean and explore the excavations of this beautiful Roman city. Afterwards we proceed to Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation that dominates the city’s skyline. It’s the largest church in the Middle East and one of the Christian world’s most holy shrines. We’ll also visit Mary’s Well and then continue to Safed, the city of the Kabala in the northern district of Galilee, for a walk through the mystic alleys and the artists’ colony.

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Accommodation Name: Hagoshrim Hotel & Nature

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Location: Galilee Cabin

Galilee. This morning we drive to the Golan Heights, where we see the former fortifications and the Druze villages. The Golan Heights is a disputed territory, and our guides will be politically neutral for the duration of our touring in this part of Israel. Afterwards, we visit an Israeli vineyard for wine tasting. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, we'll learn about wine production and sample a collection of fine wines. <br/><br/> We continue past Banias, the source of the Jordan River, to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Here, we’ll see Peter’s House and the ruins of the ancient synagogue in Capernaum, Mount Beatitudes, and Tabgha where the miracle of the Fish & Bread took place. After learning a little about the importance of Israel's diamond industry at a famed emporium, our day continues with a short tour of Tiberias, an ancient centre of Jewish learning. This afternoon an optional sailing trip across the Sea of Galilee is offered (book & pay locally).

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Accommodation Name: Hagoshrim Hotel & Nature

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Location: Acre, Haifa

Galilee - Tel Aviv. Driving west, we explore the medieval fortifications of Acre, a famous Crusader stronghold. In Haifa we’ll enjoy a tour of the Bahai Shrine, Persian Gardens and Mount Carmel for panoramic views of the city. Heading southwards to Caesarea we visit the Roman Theatre and Crusader Fortress before arriving in Tel Aviv, Israel’s dynamic party centre on the Mediterranean Coast.

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Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo

Tel Aviv. Today offers free time for you to enjoy Tel Aviv your way. Alternatively, you could opt to take a day trip to the Dead Sea to swim in the buoyant waters (book and pay locally).

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Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo

Monday. Our tour concludes today after breakfast. Included departure transfer to Ben Gurion Airport. If you would like to stay on and further explore, we can arrange post accommodation, please enquire. <br/><br/> For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.

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Included
  • Ben Gurion Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8
  • Touring - Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Beit Shean, Nazareth, Galilee, Acre, Haifa and Caesarea
  • 7 nights 4 star hotels
  • Breakfast daily and 6 dinners
  • Accommodation
    -4 star
  • This coach tour is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go. You will join travellers from a number of different operators, some staying in different hotels for sightseeing each day
  • Services of local guides for scheduled sightseeing
  • Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
  • All transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included
  • Tip for your tour guide and driver. We recommend you allow USD$5-7 per day, per traveller for your guide and USD$2 per day, per traveller for your driver. Tipping your guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture
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  • International flights and visa
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5* Biblical Lands - 8 days
Fantastic guide. Fantastic tour - tough to make it better
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Date: 03-Jul-2015

5* Biblical Lands - 8 days
Brilliant tour . Hotels first class. Best tour guide ever. Pauly's love of his country shone through. He explained everything in detail. He's a very knowledgable man. Entertained us & looked after us like we were good friends. Felt like we saw ever part of Israel & can't thank Pauly enough for the excellent tour.
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Date: 11-Mar-2015

5* Biblical Lands - 8 days
Excellent
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Date: 04-Aug-2016

5* Biblical Lands - 8 days
Fantastic ! Well organised and arranged. Topics of interest met all my needs. Great group of people. Areas for improvement. I arrived two days too early because I was on my own was stuck in a hotel for two days because I wasn't sure of dress code etc to venture out. I had to get my own transport from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I could have started the tour on the day which meant I had to visit the Dead Sea separately and pay an extra fee for it. Overall great experience!
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Date: 15-Sep-2015

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Start:Tel Aviv
Finish:Tel Aviv
Group size:2 - 45
Suitable for: HHL, BBL & HIJ tours allow children aged 12+
Accommodation:4 star
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests
Tour operated in: English
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