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Heritage Of The Holy Land Tour

Heritage Of The Holy Land Tour

Arrival: Thursday - 8 Days / 7 Nights Discover sites of biblical and historical importance on our Heritage tour - a 7 night guided tour of the Holy Land with a focus on Christianity. Visit sites that played an important role in Jesus’ life – Bethlehem; Tiberias and the shores of the Sea of Galilee; Nazareth and Cana, where he performed his first miracle; Jerusalem, where he was betrayed, crucified and resurrected, including the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Via Dolorosa, Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Other key sites visited on the tour include Caesarea, Megiddo (Armageddon), Qumran, Masada and the Dead Sea, Ein Karem.

  • Day 1.

    Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. A C.T.O representative will meet you after passport control for assistance and transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in and overnight.

  • Jaffa / Caesarea / Megiddo / Sea of Galilee
    Day 2. Jaffa / Caesarea / Megiddo / Sea of Galilee

    This is our first touring day. After breakfast at your hotel and check out; you will meet your C.T.O tour guide to accompany you on your journey. We will drive for a short visit to Jaffa (Joppa), walk through the picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town, pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. Our day will continue heading north; we drive along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by King Herod, a deep sea harbor as well as storerooms, markets, wide roads, baths and temples in honor of Augustus Caesar. We continue for a visit to Megiddo, encompassing the ancient biblical mound of Megiddo, whose universal value has won it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Megiddo was mentioned in the book of Revelation for a great battle at the place called “Armageddon”. It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). At the end of the day, we drive to the Sea of Galilee, arriving at Tiberias for check-in to your hotel.

  • Day 3.

    A great day is ahead of us. We will start with sightseeing of the historical Tiberias, where it Is believed Jesus lived, sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We drive for a visit to Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry, known for where Jesus taught and healed a man possessed by an evil spirit. Continue to Tabgha, the site known traditionally as where the miracle of feeding the 5,000 with only five loaves and two fishes took place. We drive to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that this is where he picked his 12 apostles. In the early afternoon, we ascend to the Golan Heights for a great panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula valley. At the end of our day, we will drive back to Tiberias.

  • Day 4.

    After breakfast we will check out and travel towards Jerusalem. We drive for a visit to Nazareth, known for where Jesus spent his childhood. We visit the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. We will stop for a short visit to Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Proceed to Cana, the wedding church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We proceed to Continue to Beit Shean, where you find the excavated amphitheater and the beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake. At the end of our day we will drive through the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem, on arrival we will drive for check-in at the hotel.

  • Masada / Dead Sea / Qumran
    Day 5. Masada / Dead Sea / Qumran

    Early start for an extraordinary day, we drive through the remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea, nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. The first stop will be to Masada, situated right on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. We ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. The next stop will be at the Qumran Caves site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. At the end of the day, if weather permits, you will have the opportunity to have the experience to “float” on the salty, mineral rich, water – bring your swimsuit with you. In the early evening, we return to Jerusalem for overnight.

  • Jerusalem - Old City
    Day 6. Jerusalem - Old City

    Our Jerusalem voyage starts today; we begin at Mt. Scopus for a spectacular panoramic view of the city. Jerusalem is the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The next stop will be at the Mount of Olives, the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, followed by a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City we will stop at the Western Wall, a holy place for Judaism. We continue to the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. (There is no visit to the Mosques). Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. We proceed just outside the Old City to Mount Zion; we stop at the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. We return to the hotel at the end of the day.

  • Jerusalem - New City
    Day 7. Jerusalem - New City

    After breakfast we will drive to the renewed Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust established in 1953, located on the foot of Mt. Hertzel. We continue to Ein Karem; a picturesque village on the south western outskirts of Jerusalem, this small village has great significance in Christianity, according to the tradition, this is where John the Baptist was born. Our next stop will be to the Israel Museum, lately renovated with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University. If situation permitting, we might visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Back to your hotel for overnight.

  • Departure
    Day 8. Departure

    We have reached our final day on this tour. We will take you back to the airport for your flight back home or extend your tour to the kingdom of Jordan and/or Egypt.

Package Information
  • ►The optional supplement to include dinner in the hotel is for 6 dinners, starting from the second night of the tour. 1. The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis - subject to a minimum of 2 participants. 2. The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances. 3. Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only basis.

Package Includes
  • ► 7 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis. ► Assistance at the airport upon arrival. ► Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure. ► Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach. ► Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days. ► Entrance fees to places of interest while touring.

Package does not Include
  • ► Porterage at airport. ► Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff. ► Beverages with meals. ► Traveller’s medical baggage insurance.

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  • Sea Net Hotel
    SeaNet day 1
    The Sea.Net Hotel is the latest hotel opened by the Tower Hotels chain and is ideal for both a vocational and recreational stay. The hotel is situated in the heart of Tel Aviv’s cultural and business center, on the corner of Nes Tziona and Hayarkon St. and a walk away from the boardwalk and beach. Each suite has a top-notch television that comes with internet and the option to rent a movie. Rooms have modems for PCs, snack-bars and hot drink sets. The meticulously designed hotel comes with a meeting lounge that holds 15 to 30 guests. The Sea.Net hotel belongs to an exclusive group of luxury hotels. Business and Recreational Facilities: The Business Hall comes fully equipped with the most hi-tech sound and video facilities and can also be used as a banqueting hall for up to 30 guests. The Reception Bar is located in the lobby and provides soft beverages, alcoholic drinks and snacks. A balcony, located on the hotel’s roof, provides a breathtaking view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Prima Galil Hotel
    Prima Galil Hotel Tiberias day 2 3
    The hotel is up the mountain, in the heart of historic Tiberias, an ideal point to start your highlights tour of the north of Israel, including Tiberias attractions. The hotel offers rooms viewing the Sea of Galilee and some spacious family suites for families that tour Israel with their children. Guest arriving on their own and not with a guided tour can find in the lobby level a library including books and maps for ideas for tours in the area; there is also custom computerized information for tours in Tiberias and the northern area main visit sites such as: Nazareth, Capernaum, Tabgha, Yardenit site, Mt. Tabor and Mt. of Beatitudes.
  • Jerusalem Gate day 4 5 6 7
    The timeless Jerusalem Gate hotel is situated near all that the bustling Jerusalem has to offer. The hotel includes Kosher L’Mehadrin meals, a nearby shopping center, 298 luxurious rooms with 4 suites and 40 adjoining suites and pub and event lounges. The neighboring mall provides a variety of dining options and a great number of stores. Accommodations include pampering rooms with a relaxing wooden décor, air conditioning, blow-dryer, wireless internet access, breathtaking view of the city, room service, 220 V outlets, cable television, a phone with outgoing and incoming calls and an answering machine. Adjacent to the Central Bus Station (Tachana MerKazit), the International Congress Center, a short walk away from the Machane Yehuda Market and half an hour walk away from the Old City. Facilities: Dry Cleaning, Parking (additional pay required), Market Relaxation: Beauty Parlor Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Pub and Diner Breakfast: Snack Bar Lunch: In the cafeteria, restaurant or café Dinner: In the cafeteria, restaurant or café Professional: Wi-Fi, Answering Machines, Fax and Copy Machines, Wi-Fi in suites and Auditoriums that hold up to 550 people. There is a variety of ways to get to and from the Jerusalem Gate Hotel ranging from public to private means of transportation. Public Transportation: Shuttle, Taxi or Bus Private Transportation: Personal Vehicle or Limousine

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