Israel is a beautiful country. Despite its small size, Israel with its diverse landscapes and scenery, from the Negev desert in the south, to lush green hills in the north and a number of beaches, the beauty of this country is incredibly wide ranging. The country has a diverse culture, springing from the diversity of its population. Known as the 'Holy Land', the country is considered to be holy for religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Bahá'i Faith. It is also known to have the highest standard of living in the Middle East and the fourth highest in Asia.
|1||2017||Arrival TLV Airport. Transfer to Hotel||Tel Aviv|
|2||2017||Nazareth and Sea of Galilee||Tel Aviv|
|3||2017||Caesarea, Haifa, Acre||Tel Aviv|
|4||2017||Dead Sea & Masada||Jerusalem|
|5||2017||Full Day Tour in Jerusalem||Jerusalem|
|6||2017||Bethlehem & Jericho||Jerusalem|
|7||2017||Day at Leisure (Shopping etc.)||Tel Aviv|
|8||2017||Departure from TLV hotel, Transfer to airport|
Day 1: Arrival at Tel aviv Ben Gurion Airport
After a long flight to Tel Aviv, upon your arrival, you will be met with and greeted by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day 2: Visit to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee.
After breakfast at your hotel, Get ready for your Tour to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee. Nazareth is known as the 'Arab capital of Israel' however, it enjoys a diverse population of about 60,000 people. It is home to numerous monasteries and churches, many of them being in the Old City. The New Testament described the city as as the childhood home of Jesus, and is also a center of Christian pilgrimage.
Then visit The Sea of Galilee, Israel's largest freshwater lake. At 689 feet below sea level, the lake's significance goes back into Biblical times, when Jesus walked on its waters, fed crowds on its shores and calmed the storms.
Day 3: Visit to Caesarea, Acre and Haifa
After breakfast at your hotel, get ready to visit some of the country’s most popular tourist sites. Caesarea consists of stunning beaches, archaeological ruins, a Roman theatre and even an underwater museum. Visit Haifa to see the magnificent Bahá'i Gardens. You will then go to Acre to visit the ancient city.
Day 4: Visit to Dead Sea and Masada
After Breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up for your visit to the Dead sea and Masada. Known for being the lowest point in the world, The Dead Sea is nearly 1,300 feet below sea level. It has the highest salt content in its water making bodies float and containing no marine life. The dead sea mud is famous for being extremely rich in nutrients and minerals, encouraging people from all around the world to pay a visit and swim in the dead sea. Then visit Masada, which was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001 and is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean desert, overlooking the Dead Sea.
After your journey, you will be dropped off to your hotel in Jerusalem for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Full day Jerusalem tour
Have a warm breakfast at your Jerusalem hotel and depart to see the city. A visit to Jerusalem is truly the most unique and breathtaking experience. Known as the Holy land, Jerusalem holds great significance for religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is also the home of sites that are significant to their religious beliefs such as the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, Al-aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Return back to your Jerusalem hotel in the evening after your journey.
Day 6: Visit to Bethlehem and Jericho
Have a warm breakfast at your Jerusalem hotel and be ready for your trip to the Christian holy sites of Bethlehem and Jericho, a must to when in Israel. Visit the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil, The Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born, Mosque of Omar and so on.
Then visit Jericho which is located 846 ft below sea level in an oasis in Wadi Qelt in the Jordan Valley. The Christian Gospels state that Jesus passed through Jericho where he healed a blind beggar and inspired a local chief tax-collector to repent of his dishonest practices. The road between Jerusalem and Jericho is the setting for the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
After your trip to Bethlehem and Jericho, you will return to Tel Aviv.
Day 7: Day in Tel Aviv at Leisure
Have Breakfast at your hotel and spend the day as you like in Tel Aviv. There is lots to do in the city. Visit the beaches of Tel aviv for a day of relaxation or visit the famous Jaffa market, Carmel market to indulge is some shopping and culinary delights and take back home some souvenirs. You can also do a free half day city tour to see the highlights of the city or an optional tour to visit the famous Negev desert and Ramon Crator. (Extra cost)
Day 8: Departure
After a Great one week trip in Israel, it is time to depart back to your home country. You will be transferred to the airport from your hotel to catch your homeward flight.