HOLY LAND: ISRAEL
ISRAEL CLASSIC TOUR
7 Nights - 8 Days Land
Arrival at Ben-Gurion airport; meeting and assistance by our
representative, and transfer to Tel-Aviv for overnight.
Dinner at leisure.
Tel-Aviv - Beersheba - Arad - Massada
Leave Tel-Aviv-via Ashdod-Ashkelon-Beersheba. A short visit
to the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Massada. Ascend
the fortress which was the last stronghold of the Jewish
Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the
excavations, Herodís palaces, the synagogue, bath house,
etc., overlooking the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Proceed
to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 03 / Jerusalem
- Sightseeing of New City
Drive to Mt. Scopus for a view of the reunited Jerusalem.
Drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to the tomb of King David.
Sightseeing in the New City including the Israel Museumís
Shrine of the Book with its famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the new
Knesset Building (Parliament), the Hebrew University
campus, Mt. Herzl and Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six
million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). Then visit
the model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem dating back to
the time of the Second Temple. Continue to the Hadassah
Medical center for a short visit to the Synagogue with its
Mark Chagall stained glass windows. Dinner and overnight in
Jerusalem Old City - Bethlehem
Walk through the Jaffa Gate to the Old City: the renewed
Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall; the Temple area; the Dome
of the Rock; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa; and the
Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem to visit
Rachelís tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to
Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Jericho - Tiberias - Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, driving via Hishamís Palace. Continue north
via the 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
Depart - Tel-Aviv
Transfer to airport. End of our services.