Arrival at Ben-Gurian airport; meeting and assistance by our
representative, and transfer to Jerusalem for overnight.
Dinner at leisure.
New City of Jerusalem - Mount Zion - Bethlehem
Drive via Mount Scopus to the Mount of Olives to enjoy a
magnificent view of Jerusalem. Continue to the Garden of
Gethsemane and visit the Basilica of the Agony. Proceed to
the New City of Jerusalem. Visit the Israel Museumís Shrine
of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. On to
Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million Jewish victims
of the Holocaust. The last stop is Ein Karem. Visit the
Church of St. John the Baptist and the Basilica of the
Visitation. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.
Old City of Jerusalem - Mount Zion - Bethlehem
Drive to the Old City for a walking tour to the Western
Wall, the Temple Area, the Dome of the Rock, the colorful
bazaars, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
On to Mount Zion to see Davidís Tomb, the room of the Last
Supper and Dormition Abbey. Afternoon tour of Bethlehem.
Visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepherdsí Field.
Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.
Jericho - Tiberias - Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, driving via Hishamís Palace. Continue north
via Jordan Valley and the new settlements, then via the
Jezreel Valley. Continue to Tiberias, the old center of
Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of
Galilee to Capernaun to visit the ruins of the ancient
synagogue. Continue to a kibbutz hotel for dinner and
Upper Galilee and Golan Heights - Nazareth
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the Syrian fortifications,
Birkat Ram, and the Druze villages. On to Banias, source of
the Jordan River. Proceed via Kiryat Shmona and the Hula
Valley to Safed, city of the kabbalah, to visit the old
synagogues and artistís colony and then to Nazareth to visit
the Christian holy sites. Return to the Kibbutz for
dinner and overnight.
Acre - Haifa - Tel-Aviv - Jaffa
Leave the kibbutz for Acre to visit the old, famous Crusader
stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa
for a sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine,
Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the
city. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman
theater and the Crusader fortress. Via Netanya to Tel-Aviv,
drive through the main street-Ben Tehuda St., and Dizengoff
St., pass by the Habimah National Theater, Mann Auditorium,
then along Rothschild Blvd. Continue to Jaffa for a view of
the old port, and artistís quarter. Dinner and overnight
Day at leisure. Optional day tour of Massada and the Dead
Sea. Dinner and overnight Tel-Aviv.
Depart - Tel-Aviv
Transfer to airport. End of our services.