Experience the places, culture and artifacts that authentically represent the stories and people of Biblical Israel.
- In the footsteps of Jesus in the Galilee: Nazareth and Cana
- At the Sea of Galilee: Caprernaum, Tabgha, Mt. of Beatitudes
- Old Jerusalem: the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Room of Last Supper, Gethsemane
- The Dead Sea : Massada Fortress
Welcome to Israel! Our representative will meet you at the airport, for a briefing of the tour. You will receive a tablet with GPS as well as guidelines for all the sites included on your itinerary. In addition, our representative will provide you with the necessary vouchers, maps and phone number of your contact person during your tour.
Pick up the rented car at the airport and drive to Tel Aviv . Overnight in Tel Aviv
Drive for a short visit to Jaffa, pass by the house of Simon the Tanner, walk through the picturesque alleys and marvel at the views from the hill top. Head north, driving along the Mediterranean coast to the ancient harbor town of Caesarea, built by King Herod. Visit the ruins of the baths, temples, and the marvelously preserved theater. Proceed to Megiddo, the presumed place of the great battle of Good over Evil, “the Armageddon”. Drive to the Sea of Galilee and arrive at Tiberias for overnight.
Drive for a visit to Capernaum, site of Jesus’ ministry, St. Peter’s house, and an ancient synagogue. Continue to Tabgha, traditionally known as the place where Jesus performed the miracle of the Loaves and the Fish. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus delivered the “Sermon on the Mount”. Ascend the Golan Heights for an impressive view of the cliffs of Mt. Hermon, the plateau of the Golan Heights, and the pastoral Hula Valley. Return to Tiberias for overnight.
Drive for a visit to Cana, site of the wedding church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water to wine. Proceed to Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation. Continue to Beit Shean, and visit the beautifully preserved Roman City and amphitheater. Drive through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. Overnight at Kibbutz Kalia
First stop-Masada. Ascend the cliff by cable car to this ancient fortress, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, the bathhouse. See the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Next stop, the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Finally, weather permitting, experience a “float” in the salty, mineral rich water of the Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
Begin at Mt. of Olives for a spectacular view of Jerusalem, the city holy to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested. Stop at the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the Garden Tomb near Damascus gate. Proceed to Mount Zion to the traditional Tomb of King David and to the Room of the Last Supper. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Visit Yad Vashem Museum, memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Continue to Ein Karem, a picturesque village, the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist. Proceed to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and then to the intricate model of Jerusalem in the period of the Second Temple. Drive by the Israel Parliament-the Knesset , and the campus of Hebrew University. Farewell view of Jerusalem from Sherover Promenade.
Your Contact person from MEDRAFT staff will meet you at the airport upon arrival or at your hotel
Assistance and briefing at the airport or at the hotel upon arrival
Virtual guide kit which includes: Maps, vouchers and a tablet loaded with the maps and GPS orientation of the itinerary with virtual guiding at all the sites and points of interest.
Accommodation - 6 hotel nights including daily breakfast in good tourist/first class hotels according to your choice.
Rented car –intermediate category - Mazda 3 or similar (upgrade at your choice)
Entrance fees: Israel museum, Massada national park, Capernaum, Caesarea national park, Megiddo national park.
entrance fees and activities not mentioned above