for individual travelers or groups
Israel Hotel Plans: | Tourist $1299 | Deluxe $1699
Extensions: | Egypt 5 days | Jordan 6 days |
Weekly "Source of Faith" Holy Land Tour follows the same Christian itinerary each week. You have two hotel plans to fit your budget, price is per person, double occupancy. Tour starts with your first dinner and hotel in Tel Aviv on Tuesday night and ends the next Tuesday morning in Jerusalem. There are a few weeks of the year when we do not operate the tour due to Jewish Holidays (April 6-14, 13-21, Sept. 14-22, 21-29, 28-Oct. 6, Oct. 5-13). During high season there are price increases (see on hotel pages). Airfare is not included: secure your own, use frequent flyer miles or call/email and ask for our free assistance with flights.
Tour includes: Meeting and assistance at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, arrival and departure transfers, 6 sightseeing days in an air-conditioned vehicle, professional, licensed guide, entrance fees, taxes, boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, breakfast and dinner daily, and 7 hotel nights. Guides are chosen for their knowledge of the history of the Holy Land, the Bible, command of English and courtesy. A $350 non-refundable deposit secures your reservation which you make by calling our office at 727-564-2244 within the US. Final payment is due 21 days before departure. When final payment is made there is no refund if you cancel the tour. We highly recommend buying Travel Insurance. Visa, Mastercard, Amex are accepted for your booking deposit. Personal checks are welcomed for payment of the balance. If you choose to pay the balance of the tour by credit card add the bank credit card surcharge of 3%. Bible On Tour is not responsible for delays on the part of airlines, hotels, tour operators or governments. Tours are based on availabilty.
Monday - Day 1: Overnight flight to Tel Aviv. Tour follows this itinerary each week. You stay in the hotel plan of your choice. We offer 2 hotel plans: Tourist $1299 and Deluxe $1699.
Tuesday - Day 2: Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will walk some distance and pass through Passport Control and then be met by our representatives with a sign with your name on it, who will assist with your luggage, then arrange your transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for 1 night either on the beach or near it for dinner and overnight.
Wednesday - Day 3: Caesarea - Megiddo - Mount Carmel - Tiberias. Drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, the ancient Roman Capital built by Herod the Great in 22 B.C. See the Roman Amphitheater, Aqueduct, and Herodian Port. Continue via the Valley of Armageddon to Megiddo and visit the remarkable excavations, including the famous well and King Solomon's stables. Proceed to Mt. Carmel and visit Muchraka (place of the fire) where Elijah met the prophets of Baal. Proceed to Tiberias for dinner and overnight at your hotel for 2 nights.
Thursday - Day 4: Mt. of Beatitudes - Tabgha - Capernaum - Kursi - Caesarea Philippi. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, then view the fishermen's boat dated to the time of Jesus. Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on The Mount, then travel to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Proceed to Capernaum, the city of Jesus and Peter, and visit the 2nd century synagogue. On to Kursi, site of the miracle of the casting of the demons from the possessed man into the pigs, and Caesarea Philippi, then return to Tiberias. After dinner you will enjoy the Galilee Experience - a presentation of 4,000 years of Galilee history.
Friday - Day 5: Yardenit -
Cana - Nazareth - Beit Shean - Jerusalem. Start the day with a visit
to Yardenit, the Baptismal center on the Jordan River. Drive to Cana of
Galilee to see the Church of The First Miracle.
Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of The Annunciation and Mary's Well. Short drive to Beit Shean and visit the excavated Roman theater. From here the tour goes south along the River Jordan Valley to the Holy City, Jerusalem. Check into your hotel for 4 nights, dinner and overnight.
Saturday - Day 6: Massada - Qumran - Dead Sea. Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point of earth, and along its shore to the fortress of Massada. You will view the 3 dimension museum theater, then ride the cable car to the top of the mountain to see Herod's fortress-palace, synagogue, bathhouses, and more. On the return trip to Jerusalem you visit the Caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. You will have time to enjoy a short "float" in the Dead Sea.
Sunday - Day 7: New City of Jerusalem - Bethlehem. Drive to Ein Karem and visit the Church of John the Baptist. Continue to Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust, visit the Shrine of The Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed and the model of Jerusalem during the times of the Second Temple. Situation permitting, drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of The Nativity, Manger Square, and view the Shepherd's Field. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Monday - Day 8: Old City of Jerusalem. Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Continue to the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne. Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of The Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the area of Temple Mount - see the Western Wall. On to Mount Zion and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, King David's Tomb, and the Room of The Last Supper. The tour ends with a visit to the Garden Tomb. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Tuesday - Day 9: Transfer
to Ben Gurion International Airport for your departure, remain in Jerusalem
for a day or two on your own revisiting the Old City (great tour hotel prices
including breakfast and dinner), or continue with Jordan or Egypt extension.