Duration: 9 Days
From the seemingly miraculous waters of the Dead Sea to Cana of Galilee where Jesus is said to have performed his first miracle of turning water into wine—this fascinating tour of Israel is full of incredible sights, scenery, and stories. The historical and biblical tales begin in Tel Aviv, the “Mediterranean Manhattan,” continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where it is believed Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and culminate at the lowest (yet most uplifting)point on the surface of the Earth—the Dead Sea where you’ll effortlessly float at 430 meters below sea level. Discover the fascinating city of Jerusalem and dive into numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites—including the golden-domed Baha’i Shrine in Haifa and the ancient clifftop fortress of Masada—not to mention some of the most delectable dishes of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Tel Aviv! This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
LATRUN AREA See the site of David's victory over Goliath and visit the Monastery of the Trappist Monks.
JAFFA Walking tour of the ancient port. (B) 50 mi / 80 km
CAESAREA Visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader Fortress.
ACRE Visit Underground Crusader City.
HAIFA Visit the Baha'i Shrine. (B,D) 91 mi / 146 km
MOUNT OF BEATITUDES Visit the site where Jesus delivered his sermon.
CAPERNAUM Visit the site where Jesus recruited his first followers.
JORDAN RIVER Visit a baptismal site. SEA OF GALILEE See Lake Tiberias before a scenic cruise. Hear a lecture on Kibbutz life. (B,D) 125 mi / 200 km
NAZARETH Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
CANA Visit the site of the first miracle.
BET SHE'AN Visit to the ancient city includes the Roman and Byzantine relics. Stop for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. (B,D) 147 mi / 235 km
Scenic drive through the Judean wilderness en route to the Dead Sea.
MASADA Cable-car ride to visit the cliff-top fortress.
DEAD SEA Float in the saltwater of the Dead Sea and receive a salt scrub gift. Return to Jerusalem. (B) 81 mi / 130 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jerusalem with a Middle Eastern dinner. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time with the GlobusGO mobile app.
JERUSALEM Visit Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum.
BETHLEHEM Orientation tour and visit to the Church of Nativity. (B,D) 6 mi / 10 km
JERUSALEM Guided walking tour of the Old City includes the Garden Tomb, Mount of Olives, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Follow the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Stop at the Western Wall. Walk to Mount Zion and visit the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper. Visit the tomb of King David. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Tel Aviv). (B)