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  • Christian pilgrimages of all denominations
  • Cultural exploration
  • Historical Experiences
  • Abraham Path hiking and trekking
  • Delegation arrangements
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Activities & Transport

  • City Tour
  • Fixed Departure
  • Private Bus
  • Car with driver

Main travel focus

Cultural visits
Nature & landscapes
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9 Day Tour of Israel's Holy UNESCO Heritage Sites

The Coastal City of Acre - The Dead Sea - The Hanging Gardens of Haifa - King Herod's Ancient Palace
Unique about this tour:
  • All recognized UNESCO Heritage Sites in the area
  • Centrally located hotels
  • Top tier guide(s)
  • Rich historical experience

This 9 days tour through the land of Israel takes you to the most important hallmarks of its history, recognized and protected for their cultural, natural, or historical significance. From modern day life in Tel Aviv you will visit the Biblical Tels, the ruins of an ancient Roman city in the lower Galilee region, the Church of the Nativity, the oldest church in the Holy Land believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ in the 2nd century AD until you reach Jerusalem, the spiritual center of the world for Christians, Muslims and Jews.

From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, his tour is designed to offer a unique experience as you discover this timeless land with some of the world’s oldest and most important historical sites.

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Services

Included
  • 8x nights in the Holy Land: 1x night in Tel Aviv, 2x nights in Haifa, 4x nights in Jerusalem and 1x night in Ein Bokek
  • 8x breakfast, 1x dinner
  • Private airport transfers per reservation, once on arrival and once on departure
  • A licensed English speaking guide on excursions
  • Entrance fees to all sites in the itinerary
  • An air-conditioned bus on all excursions
Excluded
  • Flights
  • Lunch
  • Visa fees
  • Personal trip/travel insurance
Optional (Available upon request)
  • 1-night pre-tour accommodation in Tel Aviv: USD 300 per room
  • 1-night post-tour accommodation in Jerusalem: USD 300 per room
  • Express airport fast track on arrival: USD 190 per person
  • Express airport fast track on departure: USD 190 per person

Fixed Departures

Trip Dates Days Min/Max Passengers Price (p.p.) Single Room Supplement   Status  
Dec 01, 2019 until Dec 09, 2019 9 2/25 $ 3,999 $ 5,399 Bookable Request

Itinerary

Tel Aviv  

Welcome to Israel!

Welcome to Israel. Upon your arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv you will be greeted by your chauffeur and transported in a private vehicle to your hotel to check in and enjoy a pleasant evening.



Get ready for your adventure and use the evening to get a first glimpse of Tel Aviv's nightlife, architecture and cuisine.

Day 1
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Tel Hazor - Acre - Bahai Gardens  

Visit Tel Hazor and Acre

Start your day with a visit to Tel Hazor, one of three Biblical Tels within the country that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural, historical and biblical significance. Biblical Tels are historic multi-layered settlement mounds (artificial hills) that are significantly connected with events mentioned in the Bible.



Explore the ruins of several ancient structures within the city that date back to the reign of King Solomon. Acre is a coastal city near the Mediterranean Sea and one of the oldest historic port cities in the world, with well preserved remains of a medieval Crusader town that has made it a plethora for excavation.



Lastly see the Bahai Gardens, also known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa. One of the most beautifully designed gardens in the country that commemorates the Bahai faith.

Day 2
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The Nahal Me’Arot - Beit Shearim - Tel Megiddo  

Spend a day seeing Beit Shearim and Tel Megiddo

Firstly you will visit the Nahal Me’arot Nature Reserve, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel in Northern Israel. It preserves four prehistoric caves that contain unparalleled archaeological evidence of 500,000 years of human evolution.



Beit Shearim is located in the lower Galilee region. You will visit the famous archaeological site, known for the ruins of an ancient Roman city located on a hilltop overlooking the grounds and the remarkable burial tombs it holds within.



Your last stop is Tel Megiddo. It is located southwest of Tel Hazor and is also known as the valley of Armageddon and believed to be the predicted location for a great apocalyptic battle during the End of Days.

Day 3
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Tel Aviv – - Jerusalem  

See the sights of Tel Aviv

Visit the White City in Tel Aviv, the world’s largest and greatest collection of unique International or Bauhaus style buildings.



After you have strolled through the boulevards and along the beach of Tel Aviv you will leave for the Old City of Jerusalem: the spiritual center of the world for Christians, Muslims and Jews. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a history that goes back more than 3,000 years, known for its epochal ramparts, iconic structures, unique buildings, narrow alleys and bustling market place.



Explore the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa Compound) and visit iconic structures such as the Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Western Wall. You’ll then head to the Christian quarter and walk along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the holiest site for Christians in the Old City.

Day 4
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Bethlehem - Hebron  

Head to Bethlehem and Hebron

Head south to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the oldest church in the Holy Land believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ in the 2nd century AD. Deep within the church is an intimate cave that enshrines the Alter of the Nativity. 



Next you will travel to the small village of Battir, a gorgeous and lush green valley located northwest of Bethlehem. The village is a mountainous landscape.



Your final stop of the day will be the ancient city of Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank with a rich history spanning over more than 6,000 years. Within the heart of the Old City of Hebron is the Tomb of the Patriarchs or Ibrahimi Mosque, the main holy site of the city and the burial place for the Prophet Abraham and his family. Visit the market place, Old City and various shops where you can find brilliantly handcrafted pottery, ceramics, olive wood and glass products.

Day 5
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Beit Guvrin - Dead Sea - Masada  

Marvel at the Dead Sea

Spend the day at Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park, which encompasses the remnants of the ancient cities of Maresh and Bet Guvrin. The cities have a history that has seen various historic periods and different cultural groups that go back almost 2,000 years. The unique structures of the caves along with the significance of the preservation of the ancient ruins of the landscape itself have been recognized and are protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.



Next, you will visit The Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. At 1412 feet below sea level it is the deepest sea in the world and is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. 



Lastly see Masada, a steep and remote rock plateau on the edge of the Judean Desert. This is an impressive archaeological site that is very well preserved.

Day 6
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Tel Beer Sheva  

Be amazed at Tel Beer Sheva

In the South near the Negev Desert lies Tel Beer Sheva, located not too far from the modern city of Beer Sheva and is believed to be the remnants of the biblical town of Beer Sheva, a town that was mentioned repeatedly in the Old Testament and particularly important due to its association with the Patriarchs. 



Visit the center and southwest region of the Negev Desert. The Negev Desert extends over the country’s southern region and covers more than half of the land area. You will experience the spectacular and vast hilly landscape along with its historical and archeological sites.



You will visit the well-preserved ruins of 4 ancient towns established by the Nabateans. Haluza, Mamshit, Avdat and Shivta are UNESCO preserved, as they all were once part of the Nabatean Incense Route.

Day 7
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Jerusalem  

Spend a day exploring Jerusalem

Enjoy a day at leisure in Jerusalem.



This is an excellent opportunity to explore the city and discover Jerusalem’s culinary staples and stock up on souvenirs and gifts that you may want to take home to friends and family.

Day 8
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Tel Aviv  

Farewell, Tel Aviv!

Following breakfast at the hotel a private vehicle will drive you back to Ben Gurion Airport where you will catch your flight home.



Safe travels and visit again soon!

Day 9