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
  • 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
  • Ein Karem - Birthplace of John the Baptist
  • Bethlehem (West Bank) - Church of the Nativity and Shepherd's Field
  • Jericho - Oldest city in the world
  • Beit Shean - Excavations of the old Roman city
  • Safed - City of Kabala
  • Nazareth - Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well
  • Golan Heights - Former fortifications and Druze villages
  • Picturesque Sea of Galilee and the Miracle Sites
  • Caesarea - One of the great cities of antiquity! Roman theatre and Crusader fortress
  • Tel Aviv - Dynamic city on the Mediterranean coast
Age Policy
HHL, BBL & HIJ tours allow children aged 12+
Destinations
  • Israel
  • Middle East
Tour Types
  • Small Group
Day 1: Tel Aviv

Monday. Welcome to Israel and the start of your Biblical adventure. We’ll be there to meet you at airport and transfer you to our hotel in greater Jerusalem (West Bank).

Day 2: Jerusalem

Jerusalem (West Bank). Begin the day with a trip to the Mount of Olives for splendid 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. 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 honor 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, birthplace of John the Baptist.

Day 3: Bethlehem

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. Later we make our way to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Spend the rest of the afternoon in Bethlehem visiting the Church of the Nativity and enjoying the views of Shepherds’ Fields.

Day 4: Nazareth
( overnight in Galilee)
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 also have time to visit Mary’s Well. We continue to Safed, city of the Kabala in the northern district of Galilee, for a walk through the mystic alleys and the artists’ colony.

Day 5: Galilee
( overnight in Galilee)
Galilee. This morning we drive to Golan Heights, where we see the former fortifications and the Druze villages. 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.

We continue via Banias, source of the Jordan River, to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Here we visit 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. Our day ends with a short tour of Tiberias, an ancient centre of Jewish learning.

Day 6: Acre & Haifa

Galilee - Tel Aviv. Driving west we visit the medieval fortifications of Acre, a famous Crusader stronghold. In Haifa 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 Crusadar Fortress before arriving in Tel Aviv, Israel’s dynamic party centre on the Mediterranean coast.

Day 7: Tel Aviv
( overnight in Tel Aviv)
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 (book locally).

Day 8: Tel Aviv

Monday. Our tour concludes today after breakfast. Included deprture transfer to Ben Gurion airport. Happy Travels!

  • Breakfast daily and 6 dinners
  • 7 nights 4 star hotels
  • Touring - Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Beit Shean, Nazareth, Galilee, Acre, Haifa and Caesarea
  • Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
  • Services of local guides for scheduled sightseeing
  • Ben Gurion Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8
  • All transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • 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


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visa
-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

Temitope Duckworth-Essilfie 04-Aug-2016

Excellent

Rating: 5/5




Rita Elliott 15-Sep-2015

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!

Rating: 5/5




David Hammond 03-Jul-2015

Fantastic guide. Fantastic tour - tough to make it better

Rating: 5/5




Alan Fensome 11-Mar-2015

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.

Rating: 5/5



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