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8 Day Holy Land Pilgrimage


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Tel Aviv
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
    • 1 night Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights Tiberias
    • 3 nights Jerusalem
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 12 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Beit Shean
  • Jerusalem Old City
  • Holy Sepulchre Church
  • Shrine of the Book (Dead Sea Scrolls)
  • Ancient Roman port of Caesarea

DAY 1, Friday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Israel. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel. This evening enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour manager, followed by a welcome dinner
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth
Begin your pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a visit to ancient Jaffa (New Testament Joppa) where the Apostle Peter had a vision whilst sitting on the rooftop of the House of Simon the Tanner, and received God's command to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles. Next, we drive northwards through the modern metropolis of Tel Aviv and onto the ruins of Caesarea Maritima, which was the seat of government of the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate. The next stop is on Mt. Carmel to visit the "Place of Sacrifice" where the Prophet Elijah had an encounter with the Priests of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-40). Now drive to the town of Nazareth, a town in the hill country of Galilee where Jesus grew to manhood (Matt. 2:23), and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Lunch is taken en route. Finally, visit Cana in Galilee, the scene of the wedding feast, where Jesus turned the water into wine (John 2:1-11). Late afternoon arrival in the city of Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee
Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Full Day in Galilee
Today, enjoy a full day at leisure in Galilee or join the optional tour where you will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the ministry of Jesus Christ
Optional: Full Day In His Footsteps
Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Yardenit Baptismal Site, Beit Alfa, Beit Shean
Another spiritually enriching day begins at the headwaters of the Jordan River, the Yardenit, where Christian visitors come to renew their faith with a traditional Baptism. The day continues with arrival at the Beit Alfa Synagogue National Park in the nearby kibbutz of Heftziba. Here you will see a 6th century Byzantine-era synagogue, with a mosaic floor depicting the lunar Hebrew months as they correspond to the signs of the zodiac. It is then a short ride to visit the remains of Beit Shean, a city mentioned in the Bible, later a Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine city which was destroyed by an earthquake in 749AD. It was here that the Philistines hung the bodies of Saul and his sons on the walls of Beit-Shean (1 Sam 31:10-12). Touring resumes south through the Jordan Valley passing by the ancient city of Jericho en route to the Holy City of Jerusalem where dinner will be served at the hotel
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Mt. Zion, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb
This morning, travel a short distance to the Mount of Olives with its panoramic view of the entire Old City. Walking down the Mount of Olives into the Garden of Gethsemane brings you to a tranquil spot in the Garden among olive trees dating back to the time of Jesus. Here time will allow for personal reflection and prayer before arriving atop Mt. Zion where a visit is planned to the Upper Room, traditional location of the Last Supper and later, Caiaphas' House. Touring resumes in the Old City with a walk along the Via Dolorosa Road of Sorrow where one is reminded of His suffering before reaching the final station of the Cross at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Free time will be given to wander and shop among the many shops and stalls in the colorful Arab Bazaar. The day concludes just outside the city walls at the Garden Tomb, first identified in 1849. Here a rock formation resembles a skull (Golgotha), and the site accords with the biblical data of the area where Jesus was buried
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, Bethlehem
Today begins with a visit to the Shrine of the Book where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. We will also visit the Model City, a 1:50 scale model of Jerusalem as it was during Jesus' time on earth. The morning tour will conclude with a visit to Yad Vashem, a museum built in memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. This afternoon, take a short drive to Bethlehem (switch buses at check point) to visit the Church of the Nativity, built over the cave of Christ's birth, as well as Shepherd's Field and plains of Boaz. Finally, visit one of the famous Bethlehem gift shops before returning to our hotel
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Triple Rooms at the Leonardo Basel Hotel in Tel Aviv will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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