Heritage of the Holy Land Tour 8 Days
Jewish Culture & Christian Pilgrimage Tour Program
Retrace the steps of Jesus at the Sea of Galilee, in Nazareth, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem. Learn more about Jewish culture and history at Masada and in Jerusalem. The tour includes visits to major holy sites as well as a trip to the Dead Sea.
Day 1: Welcome to Israel!
Arrive at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by a representative from Mazada Tour. Transfer to accommodation in Tel Aviv.
Day 2: Tour of Tel Aviv and Caesarea
We will begin our tour in the old city of Jaffa, where we will walk in the picturesque alleys. Pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the top of a hill.
From Jaffa, we will drive to Caesarea and explore the ancient ruins. We will then visit Megiddo where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called “Armageddon.”
After having some time to explore, we will continue north to the Sea of Galilee. Overnight accommodations in Tiberius.
Day 3: Sea of Galilee
Tour Tiberius, where Jesus lived and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. From here we will continue to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’s ministry.
Next we will visit Tabgha, the site of Christ’s miracle feeding of the 5,000, as well as the Church of the Multiplication. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes, which overlooks the Sea where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount.”
We will continue on to the Golan Heights and enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Hermon and the Hula Valley. Overnight accommodations in Tiberius.
Day 4: Nazareth and Beit Shean
Travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus turned water into wine. Next, we will continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation, Mary’s Well, and Joseph’s Church.
Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean and visit the beautifully preserved Roman City destroyed by an earthquake. Transfer and overnight accommodations in Jerusalem.
Day 5: Dead Sea and Masada
On our way to the Dead Sea, we will stop by the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
From there, we will ascend by cable car to Masada, a fortress atop a hill that acted as the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Dead Sea and surrounding areas.
Next we will stop at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, where you will have a chance to experience floating on the salty, mineral rich water. Return to Jerusalem overnight.
Day 6: The Old City of Jerusalem
We will visit the Old City and discover the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. We will take a traditional walk on the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, towards the Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Continue to Mount Zion, where we will visit the traditional tomb of King David and the room of the Last Supper. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7: The New City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
The day will begin a visit to Yad Vashem, a museum commemorating the victims of the Holocaust.
Afterwards, we will stop at EinKarem, a beautiful village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. According to tradition, John the Baptist was born here. Next stop is at the Israel Museum, where we will see a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Drive to Bethlehem where we will see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8: Tour Ends
You will be transferred to the airport or your final departure according to your personal itinerary, or extend your tour to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and/or Egypt.
Note: certain sites are under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. Visit subject to change.
Seven night’s hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis. Assistance at the airport upon arrival. 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. Travelers’ medical baggage insurance.
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