8 day Christian and Jewish heritage tour of key historic and religious sites throughout Israel commencing each Sunday. Tour includes licensed guides in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, all site entry, hotels and breakfast daily, ground transport and activities.
Details about this tour
Day 1: Welcome to Israel
Arrive and check in at leisure.
Day 2: In the Footsteps of Jesus
Explore sites associated with Jesus' final week before the Crucifixion and Resurrection, including the Mount of olives, the Church of the resurrection, the Church of all nations, the site where Jesus looked upon the temple and foretold its demise, Mary's tomb, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Site of Jesus' trial, the Via dolorosa , and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was Crucified and from which he arose.
Day 3: 4 Quarters
Today you will return to the Old city of Jerusalem to see, the Armenian quarter, the Jewish quarter including King David's tomb, the room of the Last Supper, the Broadwall of King Hezekiah (as described by the prophet by Isaiah), the Roman cardo market and the Western wall, the Muslim quarter including the Bazaar, Pools of Bethesda, and a view of the Temple mount, the Christian quarter including Christ the Redeemer Church and the Christian markets.
Day 4: Holy Bethlehem, Tragic Yad vashem
Explore Bethlehem, birthplace of Christ to see Manager Square, the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto and the Shepherd's Field.
Return to Jerusalem to Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial and museum. Alternatively visit the Israel museum, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Day 5: Gems of the Judean Desert
Travel into the Judean Desert stopping at Qasr Al Yahud, traditional baptism site. Continue to UNESCO listed Masada, home magnificent palaces built by Herod the Great, including one suspended down the cliff. Hear also the heroic tale of Jewish rebels at the site. Continue to the Dead Sea to experience the unique sensation of floating on water.
Day 6: Coastal Wonders
Depart Jerusalem along Israel's coast. Stop Caesarea, of Herod the Great to see the ancient harbor, the chariot racing arena, and the amphitheater. Continue to Haifa, home of the world Bahai headquarters, and beautiful Akko and Rosh Hanikra's grottos.
Day 7: Galilee of Christ
Explore Nazareth, home of Jesus. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and the home of Joseph. Continue to the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, home of Peter and a synagogue where Jesus may have preached. See the Mount of Beatitudes and Tabitha. Enjoy a boat ride before travelling south to Tel Aviv.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Day 8: The White City
Explore Tel Aviv including ancient Jaffa, Rothschild Boulevarde, Neve Zedek, and the city's famed water front. Your tour ends this evening
- 7 nights accommodation
- Fuel surcharge
- National Park fees
- TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
- All activities
- Live commentary on board
- Professional guide
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Airport pickup and drop off available (surcharge applies)
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers