and Sandals Tours Christian Pilgrimages to Israel
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness (NIV)
Israel holy land tour 6 nights 02
7 Days / 6 Nights Departure: Sun Pick up hotels: Tel Aviv
07:15 Arlozorov Terminal 07:45 Jerusalem 08:45 Finish Point:
Return to pick up points.
1 Dress regulation for visiting holy places applies. Enjoy
the view on the capital of three religions from the Mount
Scopus as did the Roman legionnaires and the Crusaders at
their times. Our tour of holy places will help you to appreciate
the views of Temple Mount, Mount Zion and the Citadel, also
known as the Tower of David. Enjoy a walk through the Old
City, UNESCO protected site since 1981; a comfortable stroll
will take you by some of its famous gates and along part of
the Jewish Quarter and enjoy the illustrious Roman Cardo.
In the Armenian Quarter we will visit the sacred place for
all Christians - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Western
Wall will not be missed out, the holiest place of Judaism
that stands as the only reminder of the Holy Temple and is
visited by thousands every day. Our tour will end in Jerusalem's
Old City, by one of its eight gates. Continue the tour visiting
"Yad Vashem" - the international center in commemoration of
the Jewish Holocaust. (Excluding Sat. & Holidays) *View from
the Mount Scopus may be replaced by view from the Mount Olives
Highlights: Mount Scopus, Old City Gates, The Roman Cardo,
Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Armenian Quarter,
Jewish Quarter, The Wailing Wall, "Yad Vashem". Overnight
2 Bathing suit, towel, and hiking shoes suggested. Enjoy
the wonders of Judean Desert the place where first settlers
arrived during the Stone Age. Look at the subtle colors of
this mountainous, historical trail on the route of human evolution.
Visit "Ahava" center where you will find the healthiest treatments
for your soul and body. Ride the cable car to the top of Masada
- the ancient Herodian fortress - and learn about the tragedy
of the Zealots, its last defenders. Spend some quality time
at the famous Spa "Ein Gedi" and enjoy a unique experience
of floating in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, enjoying
its mineral laden waters known for its recuperative powers.
Dead Sea - Climatotherapy effectiveness: Medical and scientific
research indicates that Dead Sea Climatotherapy is very effective
in cases of Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Vitiligo and Mycosis
Fungicides. Highlights: "Ahava" center, Massada, Ein Gedi
Spa Overnight in Jerusalem.
3 This is your leisure day in Jerusalem. Besides exploring
the city, shopping, dining, or simply wandering around choose
between enjoying the ride on our double-decker bus and visiting
the Israel Museum, free of charge. *Please inform us in advance
about the activity of your choice. Overnight in Jerusalem.
4 Arrive at Nazareth- hometown of Jesus and one of the
most sacred Christian places. Here stands the Church of the
Annunciation that believed to be built at the exact place
where Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give
birth to the Son of God. Driving through Cana of Galilee and
following the trail of miracles we will arrive at Tabgha -
the site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish. Then we will
continue to Capernaum - remains of an ancient synagogue and
a settlement that also said to be the place where Jesus lived.
And as we are touring the area do not forget to enjoy panoramic
view of the Sea of Galilee. From here we will continue to
Safed - one of the four holy cities of Israel known for its
rich history and mysticism. We will enjoy a walk in the city's
charming Artist Colony. Driving through the beautiful landscapes
of Hula Valley and enjoying the view we will arrive a kibbutz
hotel, our final stop for the day.
Nazareth, Church of the Annunciation, Tabgha, Church of the
Miracle of the Loaves and Fish, Capernaum, See of Galilee,
Safed. Overnight in a Galilee Kibbutz hotel Day 5 At the foot
of Mount Hermon we will see remains of the ancient city of
Banias. This National Park is a great combination of natural
beauty and rich history and, of course, a magnificent panoramic
view from the Golan Heights - overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
From Banias we will continue towards Katzrin, stopping on
the way for a view on the ruins of the city of Kuneitra. Katzrin,
the capital of Golan, is home to the famous Golan Winery where
we will stop, to make your tour unforgettable. After visiting
Katzrin we will continue to Mitzpe Shalom to enjoy breathtaking
view on the Sea of Galilee. "Yardenit" will be the next stop
on our route of Northern Israel; because of its religious
significance this sacred Baptismal complex near the Sea of
Galilee attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world.
Driving through the scenic landscapes we will arrive at our
last stop - Beit Shean, an active archeological dig of an
ancient city, located in the enchanted Jordan River Valley.
Highlights: Banias, Golan Heights, Mitzpe Shalom, Katzrin,
view of Kuneitra, "Yardenit" Baptismal Complex, Beit Shean
archeological site. Overnight in Tel Aviv
6 Dress regulation for visiting holy places applies. Via
Maris used to link Egypt with the northern parts of Syria
and was one of the most important trade roads in the ancient
times. Following the Roman Via Maris, experience the most
exciting views, alongside the western shore of Israel. Visit
Caesarea and watch a short movie that will take you on an
enchanted voyage through the thrilling history of this Roman
city built by Herod the Great.
fascinated by Caesarea's amphitheater, the Temple Platform,
the Hippodrome and other precious archeological finds. Driving
through Haifa, we will stop for a panoramic view from the
Mount Carmel before we continue to Acre, city of crusaders
that keeps its multi-cultural, architectural outfit since
the times of Arab, Ottoman, and British rules until nowadays.
Old City and the Templars' Tunnel are the most prominent leaving
evidence of vivacious life in medieval times. Rosh HaNikra
is our last stop on the journey through ancient history. Besides
being the Northwestern border with Lebanon and a significant
part of Via Maris, Rosh HaNikra is famous for its grottoes
created as a result of geological bond between rock and sea.
Enjoy the breathtaking views and a cable car ride in this
charming backdrop of Israel. Highlights: Caesarea Ancient
City, Mount Carmel, Acre - Old City, Templar's Tunnel, Rosh
HaNikra, Israel-Lebanon Border. Overnight in Tel Aviv area
7 Free for shopping and relaxation. Option: Transportation
to Ben Gurion Airport.
church tours can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Groups usually attract discounts and we do cost in inclusions
for a pastor to accompany a group.