Best of the Holyland

Best of the Holyland

Israel

Visit excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theater and aqueduct. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication.


1 : Saturday

Departure from Canada.

    

2 : Sunday

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representatitve and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv, Israel     

3 : Monday - Caesarea/Megiddo/Haifa/Acre

Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea. Visit excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre andaequeduct. We continue to Megiddo. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. We drive to Haifa, visit the Persian Gardens at the Bahai Temple. From Haifa, drive to Acre to visit the ancient city and harbour. Continue to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.

Acre, Israel      Haifa, Israel      Caesarea, Israel     

4 : Tuesday - Tiberias/Capernaum/Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, we take a boat ride to Capernaum. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to Mount of the Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall and tour the Golan Heights. Return to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight. (BD)

Capernaum, Israel      Tiberias, Israel     

5 : Wednesday - Nazareth/Beit Shean

We drive to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee. In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph's Workshop and Mary's Well. We drive to Beit Shean, and visit the Roman theatre. We drive along the Jordan River to Jerusalem for overnight. (BD)

Beit She\'an, Israel      Nazareth, Israel     

6 : Thursday - Jerusalem - Old City

Today we shall visit the Old City of Jerusalem to include: Mount of Olives, Church of All Nations, Tomb of David at Mt. Zion, Room of the Last Supper. Enter within the walls of the city and visit the Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included), Western Wall, Via Dolorsa, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Oriental Bazaar. Overnight in Jerusalem. (BD)

Jerusalem, Israel     

7 : Friday - Jerusalem - New City and Bethlehem **

Visit the Model of Jerusalem during the period of the Second Temple, Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust, Ein Karem and the Church of Visitation, Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Proceed to Bethlehem** to visit the Church of the Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem. (BD)

** Visit subject to availability

Jerusalem, Israel     

8 : Saturday - Dead Sea/Masada

Drive to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found. Visit the ancient city of Qumeran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Mt. Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod's Palace. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Masada, Israel      Dead Sea, Isreal     

9 : Sunday

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.