Day 1: Arrival To Israel
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport, our staff will be there to assist you from when you exit the gate of the plane.
Transfer in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to your overnight accommodations in Jerusalem.
Day 2: Jerusalem
You will begin the tour with a magnificent overview of Jerusalem and the Judean Desert from Mount Scopus, near the Hebrew University Campus. You will enjoy this breathtaking, bucolic scenery, reminiscent of days gone by.
You will then visit the City of David to see the archaeological excavations, including the famous Warren’s Shaft.
We will then go to the Davidson Center in the Jerusalem Archaeological Park. You will see Herodian Street and Robinson’s Arch.
After a day of exploring, you will have overnight accommodations in Jerusalem.
Day 3: Jerusalem II
We will go to the Western Wall, and then explore underneath, to see the excavations, as well as a visceral history lesson of the temple mount and how it was engineered by Herod, and those before and after him.
Then, we will emerge back to the surface to head to the New City. We will visit the Valley of the Cross, where the Monastery of the Cross is located.
Finally, you will see some of the most famous artifacts in the country at the Israel Museum.
Overnight accommodations will be in Jerusalem.
Day 4: Masada and the Dead Sea
You will descend through the Judean hills en route to the Judean desert.
You will stop to take in the view at the Good Samaritan Inn, a Turkish style structure built in the 19th century.
This site is visited by everyone but is especially relevant for Christian tourists who want to visualize the Biblical story setting as if Jesus had been telling a true story instead of a parable.
You will continue your drive through the desert until you reach your destination – Masada. You will ascend to this renowned site by cable car to tour the 2000-year-old fortress and palace built by King Herod.
Drive past the Ein Gedi kibbutz and nature reserve and then on to Qumran, where you will tour the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to bathe in the mineral-rich Dead Sea – at 400m. below sea level, the lowest place on earth.
You can take a mud-bath, and enjoy the benefits from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud.
We will drive North to your hotel in Tiberias.
Day 5: Beit She’an
To start the day, we will head to Beit She’an, where you can see archeological ruins from each era of the city’s ancient history. When the Romans lived there, it was home to about 30,000 people!
Then, we will head to a crusader fortress, that will bring you back in time, and leave you with a clear picture of what it was like to live in Israel back then.
Finally, we will return to Tiberias for your overnight accommodations.
Day 6: Tel Hatzor, Qatsrin
In the morning, we will head North to Tel Hatzor. Although you’ve probably never heard of it, Tel Hatzor used to be very important due to its strong fortifications.
The excavation is huge, with a total of over 200 acres to see, and volumes of books have been published on all the artifacts found there.
Afterwards, we will head to Qatsrin, to see the archeological museum. This museum has artifacts from all periods of time, including many columns.
We will then head South to Tel Aviv, where you will stay the evening.
Day 7: Jaffa Tour
We will take a tour of Tel Aviv, that focuses mainly on Old Jaffa, an ancient port city whose history goes back thousands of years. We will trace back the history of Jaffa from the earliest known facts and you will step by step see how modern Tel Aviv came to be.
After an illuminating tour, you will be dropped off at your Tel Aviv hotel for overnight accommodations.
Day 8: Departure
We will transport you to the airport for your flight home. Thank you for visiting and bon voyage!