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Here is a one week circle tour of Israel.

Day 1  TEL AVIV
Arrival at Ben Gurion airport. Meet and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2  CAESAREA/MEGIDDO/HAIFA
After breakfast, depart Tel Aviv and drive north along the Mediterranean Coast, via Netanya, to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the Holy land, to see excavations of aqueduct and the restored amphitheater. Continue to Megiddo to see the excavations of Solomon's stables and 20 layers of civilization, continue on to Haifa for overnight.

Day 3  HAIFA/AKKO/SAFED/GOLAN HEIGHTS/SEA OF GALILEE/TIBERIAS
Tour of Haifa, drive to the summit of Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and Western Galilee. Continue to the golden-domed Bahai Shrine to visit the Persian Gardens. Drive to Akko to visit the crypt of St. John and the underground crusader city. On to Safed, center of Jewish mysticism to visit ancient synagogue and artists colony. Then to the Golan Heights to see former Syrian Bunkers, Kuneitra and the town of Katzrin. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Tiberias for overnight.

Day 4  CAPERNAUM/NAZARETH/BEIT ALPHA/BEIT SHE'AN/JERICHO/JERUSALEM
After breakfast visit the Synagogue of Hamat in Tiberias, then drive to Capernaum (site of Jesus' ministry) Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation. Proceed to Beit Alpha with mosaic floor and to Beit She'an excavations, then south along the Jordan river Valley, to Jericho - the world's oldest continuously inhabited city and up through the Judean wilderness to Jerusalem.

Day 5 JERUSALEM/BETHLEHEM
Drive to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David and the room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City and walk through the renovated Jewish Quarter, the roman Cardo, the Herodian Quarter and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Drive to Mount Scopus and then to the Mount of Olives. Continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachel's Tomb and the church of the Nativity. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Day 6 JERUSALEM
Drive to the Hadassah Medical Center to see Marc Chagall's stained glass windows. Continue to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, to the Model of Jerusalem from the second Temple period, and to the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibited in the Shrine of the Book. Drive past the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University.

Day 7 DEAD SEA/QUMRAN/MASSADA
Drive down to the Dead Sea, lowest point on earth. Visit the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and south along the shoes of the Dead Sea, past the Oasis of Ein Gedi, to Massada, ascend and descent by cable car to visit the excavations of this famous fortress. Return to Jerusalem.

Day 8 TEL AVIV
Day at leisure until transfer back to Tel Aviv for departure flight.

  This tour of Israel is available on a seat in coach basis on a regular scheduled departure or may be taken by private car with driver/guide.
 

What's included?

All transfers and transport between cities
Accommodations in your choice of hotel
Israeli breakfast daily
Sightseeing and entrance fees
Tax and service charges

 

 

What Else!

You may wish to add on a stay in Eilat,
There are numerous additional day tours from Jerusalem such as a Bedouin Experience or a Desert Safari.
Add on a few days in Jordan.
 

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