Cultural Tours

Cultural Tours

8 Days / 7 Nights' Program  
  
DAY 01:
Fly to Tel Aviv airport – Ben Gurion.
 
Dinner & overnight in Netanya or Tel Aviv.
 
DAY 02:
Today, follow the Mediterranean coast towards north.
The first stop is in Caesarea (63.3 km far from Tel Aviv), the largest harbor town in Roman times.
Proceed towards Haifa (43.0 km far from Caesarea), one of the largest harbors in the Holy Land; View Stella Maris & Bahai Gardens, then follow the Mediterranean coast to "Akko", at the time of the crusades, the city was the gate of the Holy Land Beach.
 
Dinner & overnight in Tiberius / Nazareth
 
DAY 03:
Along the border to Lebanon, proceed eastward today by the Greens to the Lake of Galilee.
Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Drive to Capernaum, the town where Jesus made His home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient Synagogue in which He taught, and on to Tabgha, where the Miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes took place. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes, this is the site of the Sermon on the Mount and St. Peter’s Primary Church, See the remains of St. Peter’s House, The Church of the First Miracle, at the wedding of Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle changing water into wine. Proceed to Mt. Tabor to see the Basilica of Transfiguration.

Dinner & overnight in Tiberius / Nazareth
  
DAY 04:
The first destination is the source of the Banias River, one of the three Jordan springs known also from the biblical texts also as Caesarea Philippi. Back to Nazareth for a tour of the city, then visit the Church of the Annunciation.
Drive to Jerusalem (149.6 km far from Nazareth)
 
Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem / Bethlehem
 
DAY 05:
Begin in Jerusalem  with the inspiring panoramic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. From here it is a short walk to Dominus Flevit and then a walk (or drive) to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane Continue to the Temple Mount, scene of Abraham’s offering of Isaac today marked by the Dome of the Rock.
 
Continue to Mount Zion, to visit the  Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied Jesus, King David’s Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper and the Church of the Dormition steep yourself in the Christian holy sites in the Old City. Enter at St. Stephen’s Gate, also known as Lion’s Gate, and visit the Pool of Bethesda - site of the miraculous healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus, and the Church of St. Anne, where Christian groups love to sing hymns as they visit. 

Continue to Ein Karem (6.1 km far from Jerusalem) picturesque village, birth place of John the Baptist, with the Church of John the Baptist, the Church of the Visitation and the Russian Orthodox Church.
 
Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem / Bethlehem
 
DAY 06:
Today, you will spend a full day in the Old city. Take the Via Dolorosa passing the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the ancient site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.

Wander the Old City markets, steeping yourself in its sights, sounds hunting and bargaining for treasures. 

End your day at the Garden Tomb – a rock hewn tomb believed by Protestant denominations to be the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
 
Visit the rebuilt Jewish Quarter with its old Sephardic synagogues. Byzantine-era Cardo, Second-Temple-era Herodian Mansions and the Burnt House. Visit the Wailing Wall which is the most sacred site for Jews.

Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem / Bethlehem
 
DAY 07:
Jerusalem- Dead Sea -Masada Today the trip passes through the Jordan Valley in the south to the Dead Sea, at 400 meters below the sea level, the lowest point of the earth. About Qumran, location of legendary Dead Sea Scrolls, reach Masada. The afternoon is a pleasure for swimming in the Dead Sea.
 
Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem / Bethlehem

DAY 08:
After Breakfast, transfer to the airport Ben Gurion (57.2 km far from Jerusalem) -Tel Aviv.