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This itinerary takes you on a week-long journey through Israel's most significant religious and historical sites. Starting with two full days in Jerusalem, you will explore important religious sites such as the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, as well as historical places like the Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. You'll also visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem and the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem. The itinerary then takes you north to Beit Shean, Nazareth, and Safed, before heading to the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights for a wine-tasting experience. The trip ends with visits to Acre, Haifa, Caesarea, Tel Aviv, and the ancient port of Jaffa. With a free day in Tel Aviv to explore or take an optional tour to Masada and the Dead Sea, this itinerary offers a well-rounded and unforgettable experience in Israel.

Monday - Arrival
- Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.
- Overnight in Jerusalem.  

Tuesday - Jerusalem  
- Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
- Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.
- Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born.
- Visit Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
- Return to your Jerusalem hotel.

Wednesday - Jerusalem
- Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.
- Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
- To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
- Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives.
- Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
- In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders' interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.
- Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday - Beit Shean / Nazareth / Safed
- Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. 
- Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean, and visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. 
- On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites.
- Proceed to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and center of Jewish mysticism, to visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony.
- Overnight in Tiberias.

Friday - Sea of Galilee / Golan Heights
- Along the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’. 
- Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee).
- Drive up to the Golan Heights to enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process.
- Pass by former Syrian fortifications, Druze villages and Banias, source of the Jordan River. 
- Return to Tiberias for overnight.

Saturday - Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
- After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. 
- Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa Bay.  
- Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”. 
- End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa.
- Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday - Free Day (or optional Masada & Dead Sea Tour)
- Day at leisure in Tel Aviv. 
Or join an optional tour to Masada & Dead Sea (not included in the package – subject to fee).
- Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Monday - Departure
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.



  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast basis.
  • 6 Dinners (starting from 2nd night).
  • Sightseeing in a modern, air-conditioned touring vehicle. 
  • Service of a government-licensed guide on all touring days. 
  • Entrance fees to sites on the program.


  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  • (Rates for assistance on arrival will be advised once Covid-19 criteria and regulations are known)
  • Any tests required for passengers due to Covid-19 regulations.
  • Porterage at airport.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Traveler’s medical/baggage insurance.
  • Optional Masada & Dead Sea tour on Sunday (on regular tour - $104 per person. ) 
*terms and conditions apply