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Holyland Tour 10 Nights w/ Eilat

Sunday Arrival




Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport and travel to your hotel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.


Caesarea / Muhraka / Megiddo / Acre

Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the

region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman Theater and aqueduct. Proceed to

Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the

spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee. Continue to Megiddo, identified

as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the

archaeological excavations, including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to

visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City,

recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, and visit the local market and harbor.

Overnight at Kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.


Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Allon

Center where the "Jesus boat," an ancient fishing boat from the 1 st century, is displayed.

Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2 nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the

site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4 th century

mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon

on the Mount. Drive to the Banias springs and tour the Golan Heights.

Overnight at Kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.


Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean

Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning

water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop

and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river, followed by a

stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheater. Drive along the

Jordan valley to Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem.


Jerusalem (Old City)

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King

David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City; walk through the

Cardo, the ancient roman road. Visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; see the Jewish

Wailing Wall; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to

visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful

gardens and peaceful ambiance.

Overnight in Jerusalem.


Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*

Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official

memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Israel Museum and 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*, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds' Field;

walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity.

Overnight in Jerusalem.


Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Hills to Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found;

continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after

the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD; ascend Masada by cable car and tour the

mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, the water cistern and

Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth;

enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich

mud, believed to have therapeutic effects (weather permitting).

Overnight in Jerusalem.


Timna / Underwater Observatory

Travel south through the Negev desert; stop at Timna, a large geological and archaeological

park; marvel at the multi-colored rock formations and copper mines; view the outstanding

Solomon's Pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red

Sea; visit the Underwater Observatory Marine Park, built into a coral reef, and enjoy the

opportunity for a close up look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat.

Overnight in Eilat.


Free day in Eilat or Day tour to Petra (with additional charge)

After assistance with border formalities, drive straight to Petra, the astonishing rose-red city

built by the Nabataeans (an early Arab tribe). Petra is renowned for its massive architecture,

pools, dams and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback ride

for about 700m, until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance).

Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the treasury, royal tombs, the court, Roman

theatre, Roman street, Qasr al-Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter), and many other smaller

fascinating monuments.. The city itself is almost 45km² and is considered to be the second

wonder of the world. After the visit, it’s time for lunch in a nearby restaurant. After lunch, drive

back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk

around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 and cross back to Eilat.

Overnight in Eilat.

(for the tour to Petra, visa is required in advance)


Ramon Crater / Sde Boker

Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; stop to gaze at the Ramon crater, a geological wonder;

proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion's hut and grave, which overlooks the magnificent

Zin Valley. Stop for a camel ride and visit an authentic Bedouin tent; learn about the Bedouin

hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel's Airforce Museum to

view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.


Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

Additional Notes

* Visit subject to the security conditions.

** Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.

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