SUNDAYArrival at Tel Aviv Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
MONDAY: Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to Haifa, view the Persian Gardens at the Bahai Temple. From Haifa, drive to Acre to visit the ancient city and harbor.
Continue to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight
TUESDAY: Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias After a short tour of Tiberias, we take a boat ride to Capernaum. Visit the remains of the 2nd Century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Loaves and Fishes, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
Drive to the Banias Springs and waterfalls and tour the Golan Heights.
Return to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.
WEDNESDAY: Nazareth/Beit Shean Drive to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee. Visit the Church of the Annunciation, St.Joseph's workshop and Mary's Well. Drive to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River; Continue to Beit She'an, a newly excavated city, and visit the Roman theatre. Drive along the Jordan River to Jerusalem for overnight.
THURSDAY: Jerusalem - Old City Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City and visit the Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosque not included), Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, oriental Bazaar. Visit the Garden Tomb. Overnight in Jerusalem.
FRIDAY: Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of the Visitation; proceed to Yad VaShem, the memorial to the holocaust; Visit the Israel museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem * to visit the Church of the Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.
SATURDAY: Dead Sea / Massada Drive to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Mt. Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod's Palace. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
SUNDAY: Jerusalem / Tel Aviv Departure – transfer from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Airport