Bibleland Tour – 8 Days & 7 Nights
The Bibleland tour covers both classical biblical sites as well as Israel’s history and culture on this 7 night guided tour with an expert, professional guide. Explore the iconic sites of the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City; visit Bethlehem, Nazareth and Tiberias in the Galilee, and the Golan Heights in the north. Haifa, Caesarea, the crusader fortress of Acre and the ancient port of Jaffa are also included. A free day to discover Tel Aviv or an optional tour to ride the cable car to the fortress of Masada and float in the Dead Sea is also available.
This tour begins every Monday with a minimum of 2 participants.
Monday – Jerusalem
- Upon arrival to the airport you will meet our representative and transfer to your
hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.
Tuesday – Jerusalem – sightseeing of the new city
Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from atop the Mt. of Olives.
On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to the 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). Afternoon drive to visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the traditional birth-place of John the Baptist).
Return to Hotel.
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.*
Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
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. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
Friday – Golan Heights and around the 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 fee). Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
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 for overnight.
Day at leisure in Tel Aviv, or an optional tour to the Dead Sea. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.
* Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.
The chart below defines the cost for the tour by dates, occupancy and hotel grade. This includes breakfasts, 6 dinners, site admissions and transfers to/from airport. Airfare, beverages, and tips not included.
Tourist & First Class: Child (2-12) sharing parents’ room – reduction on the double rate 20%
Superior: Chd up to age 18 sharing parents’ room – reduction on the double rate 40%
► 7 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
► 6 Dinners (starting from 2nd night).
► 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.
► Porterage at airport.
► Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
► Beverages with meals.
► Traveler’s medical baggage insurance.
► Optional Masada & Dead Sea tour on Sunday – $95 net per person
Notes: 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.
Guaranteed Departure tours are operated by a third-party in cooperation with Immanuel Tours. We offer these tours in order to provide more opportunities to experience Israel, and do so believing they uphold standards consistent with our company. We can offer no guarantees in regards to these tours.