Bibleland Tour, Monday, 7 Nights

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MONDAY
Ben Gurion Airport / Jerusalem
Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

TUESDAY
Jerusalem (New City)
Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of Mt. of Olives. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem – the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. In the afternoon visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem, the traditional birth place of John the Baptist.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

WEDNESDAY
Jerusalem (Old City) / Bethlehem*
Enter through one of the gates to the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area and the colorful bazaars. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the Shepherd’s Fields.*
Overnight in Jerusalem.

THURSDAY
Beit Shean / Nazareth / Galilee
Leave Jerusalem and drive north, passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. On to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony.
Overnight in Kibbutz hotel.

FRIDAY
Golan Heights / Sea of Galilee
Drive to the Golan Heights, passing by the Druze villages. Visit a former Syrian fortification on the heights. Enjoy an Israeli 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 understanding of the wine production process. Pass by Banias, source of the Jordan River to visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter’s house at Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning (optional sailing in a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years – subject to conditions and additional fee).
Overnight in Kibbutz hotel.

SATURDAY
Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
After breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, including the Baha’i Shrine, Persian Garden, Mount Carmel and Haifa bay. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the ancient port, including the Roman Theater and the Hippodrome. Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour and to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

SUNDAY
At leisure
Free day in Tel Aviv, or an optional tour to the Dead Sea (with additional fee).
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

MONDAY
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

* Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

** Visit subject to weather conditions.

*** Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.

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