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Christian Holy Land Tour – 8 Days

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8 days
Jerusalem
Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport
Min Age : No age requirement

Join Shalom Journeys Christian Israel Tours for a once-in-a-lifetime trip 8-day Christian tour to the Holy Land. . Get connected to the land of the bible and bring scripture to life.

Itinerary - Christian Holy Land Tour

Sunday, Day 1:Welcome to the Holy Land! Meet & Greet + Hotel Transfer

Welcome to the Holy Land, a place of immense spiritual significance for people of many different faiths. We are excited to have you join us on a journey of discovery and enlightenment with Shalom Journeys Christian Israel Tours (CIT).

Upon arriving in Tel Aviv, you will be greeted by a knowledgeable representative from CIT. They will assist you with your hotel transfer and check-in, ensuring that your trip gets off to a smooth and stress-free start.

After settling into your hotel, you can enjoy a delicious buffet dinner before retiring for the night. Get a good night’s rest, because the adventure is just beginning!

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

 

Monday, Day 2:Caesarea, Megiddo, Haifa, Acre (Akko) to the Galilee

Day 2 of our Israel tour will take us on a journey through the rich history and culture of the country. We will begin by exploring the ancient city of Caesarea, where we will see the Roman theater, the restored amphitheater, and the aqueduct. We will also learn about the important events that took place here, including Paul’s journey to Tarsus and the conversion of Cornelius and his family to Christianity.

Next, we will visit Megiddo, one of King Solomon’s fortified cities, where we will see the ruins of 20 levels of civilization and the well-preserved water supply system. This site is also mentioned in the Bible as the location of the final Battle of Armageddon.

We will then continue on to Haifa, where we will ascend Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the Bay of Haifa. We will also visit Muhraka, where Elijah fought the false prophets of Baal.

Our next stop will be in Akko, also known as Acre. Here, we will see the underground passages and secret rooms, as well as the prison.

In the afternoon/evening, we will drive through the Pastoral Hills of Galilee to our hotel for check-in. Dinner will be served at the hotel, and we will spend the night in the Galilee region.

 

Tuesday, Day 3:Tiberias, Wester Galilee, Banias (Golan Heights)

The day will start with a short tour of Tiberius, including a boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee in a Jesus boat replica. You will also visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry and the site of many of his miracles, and the remains of a 2nd-century synagogue.

Next, you will visit Tabgha, the site of the Loaves and Fishes, including the Church of the Multipication, with a 4th-century mosaic floor. You will then head to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, and Banias Springs and Caesarea Philippi, one of the sources of the River Jordan and the place where Peter made the confession of faith in Christ.

After a relaxing dinner at your hotel, you will have the evening at leisure. You will spend the night in the Galilee region.

Wednesday, Day 4:Nazareth, Beit Shean

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a full day of sightseeing in Israel. Your first stop is the site of Jesus’ first miracle, the Cana of Galilee, where he turned water into wine (John 2:1).

Next, visit the boyhood home of Jesus in Nazareth and see the Grotto of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph, which are built over the traditional site where Mary and Joseph lived. You’ll also visit the location of the ancient City Well, where it is believed that the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary.

After lunch, head to Yardenit, a Baptismal site in the Jordan River where you can be baptized if you choose. Afterward, visit the newly excavated and ongoing archaeological site of Beit Shean, where you’ll see the amphitheater, colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics, and Roman bathhouses (1st Samuel 31:10).

As the day comes to a close, take a drive through the Jordan Valley and see the desert bloom with flowers and vegetation, as prophesied by Isaiah in chapter 35:1-2.

After arriving in Jerusalem in the afternoon, check in to your hotel and enjoy a relaxing dinner. You may want to take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Jerusalem before retiring for the night. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday, Day 5:Jerusalem: The Old City

On the fifth day of your Israel tour, you will have the opportunity to visit several important sites in Jerusalem and the Old City. You will begin the day with breakfast at the hotel, before setting out to see the Mount of Olives, a beautiful mountain with a panoramic view of the Old City and the Golden Gates, as well as an urban garden where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion. You will also visit the Upper Room, the site of Jesus’ last Passover meal, and the Jewish Quarter, a southeastern sector of the Old City with a restored marketplace called the Cardo.

Other notable sites on this day include the Western Wall, a holy place for Jews and the last remaining structure of the Second Temple, and the Via Dolorosa, also known as the Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, which marks the route Jesus took to his crucifixion. You will also visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed by many Catholics and Orthodox Christians to be the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, and the Garden Tomb, a similar site revered by many Evangelical Christians.

After a full day of sightseeing, you will return to the hotel for the evening at leisure, with dinner provided. You will spend the night in Jerusalem.

Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem - Christian Holy Land Tour

Friday, Day 6:New City Bethlehem

“Welcome to Day 6 of our Israel Tour! Today, we will start the day in the beautiful village of Ein Kerem, known as the birthplace of John the Baptist and the location of his parent’s summer house.

Next, we will visit Yad Vashem, the Israeli memorial dedicated to the six million Jews who lost their lives during WWII.

After that, we will make our way to the Israel Museum, home to the Shrine of the Book and the stunning scale model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.

In the afternoon, we will travel to Bethlehem, a significant site for many Christians as the believed birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity.

In the evening, we will return to our hotel for a special Shabbat dinner. We will spend the night in Jerusalem.

Join us for a memorable day of history, culture, and spirituality as we continue to explore the rich history and beauty of Israel.”

Scale Model of ancient Jerusalem, as it was in the 2nd Temple period - Christian Holy Land Tour - Trips Israel LLC

Saturday, Day 7:Massada and the Dead Sea area

Today, we will begin with an early breakfast at our hotel before setting out on a journey south toward the Dead Sea. As we approach the shores, we will descend to the lowest point on Earth – 1305 feet (398m) below sea level. Our first stop will be at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were famously discovered by a young shepherd boy. Next, we will ascend by cable car to the mountaintop plateau of Masada, where the Jewish Zealots bravely fought against the Romans. The Zealots preferred death as free men over Roman slavery and torture and held out for three years against Flavius Silva’s legions.

After exploring these historical sites, we will make our way to the Dead Sea itself – a unique body of water with a salt content of 11%-13% and other natural ingredients. Weather permitting, we will float on the Dead Sea and cover ourselves in its therapeutic mud. In the afternoon and evening, we will return to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and an overnight stay.

Sunday, Day 8:Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

It’s the final day of your tour! Today, you’ll be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure. Safe travels and we hope you had a great time on your Christian Holy Land Tour!

Included - Christian Holy Land tour

8 days hotel accommodations8 days/7 nights accommodations

  • 1 night in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights in the Galilee
  • 4 nights in Jerusalem
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Tours and guidingTours and guiding

  • Touring in a Deluxe vehicle/motor-coach with a professional licensed driver
  • A professional government licensed English speaking guide – hand picked
  • Entrance fees to all sites and parks

Meet, assist and transfersMeet, assist and transfers

  • Meet and assist at Ben Gurion Airport, immediately after passport control
  • Transfers on arrivals and departures from and to Ben Gurion Airport

Meals includedMeals included

  • Israeli style buffet breakfast daily
  • Everyday buffet dinners at hotels

Highlights includedHighlights included

  • Boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee
  • Cruise on the Sea of Galilee
  • Kotel (Western Wall)

Not includedNot included

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • lunch daily
Highlights

Tel Aviv and surrounding area

  • Jaffa
  • Tel Aviv

Jerusalem and the New CityJerusalem – New City

  • Yad Vashem
  • Israel Museum
  • Mount of Olives
  • Garden of Gethemane
  • Garden Tomb
  • Mount Zion: Tomb of King David, Upper Room

Dead Sea and surrounding regionsDead Sea and surrounding regions

  • Qumran
  • Masada
  • Dead Sea swim facility

Mediterranean Coast and surrounding areaMediterranean Coast and surrounding area

  • Caesarea
  • Mt. Carmel
  • Akko (Acre)
  • Megiddo

Galilee and surrounding regionsGalilee and surrounding regions

  • Banias
  • Casrea Phillippi
  • Sea of Galilee cruise
  • Mount of the Beatitudes
  • Capernaum
  • Tabgah
  • Baptismal site at the Jordan River
  • Beit Shean

Old City of JerusalemJerusalem – Old City

  • Christian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Church of the Holy Seplechre
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Western Wall
  • Kotel – Western Wall
Hotels - Christian Holy land Tour

Superior Hotels - 4 stars

Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv

 

 

Kibbutz Lavi Hotel – Eden Rooms

 

Dan Panorama Jerusalem Hotel

Moderate Hotels - 3.5 to 4 stars

Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv

 

Kibbutz Lavi Hotel – Eden Rooms

 

Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem

 

Tourist Hotels - 3 stars

Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv

 

Kibbutz Lavi Hotel – Eden Rooms

 

Prima Park Hotel

Economy Hotels - 2.5 to 3 stars

Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv

 

Kibbutz Lavi Hotel – Lev Rooms

 

Jerusalem Gate Hotel Jerusalem

 

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Naomi and Naamah Feliciano

Family Traveller

Eyal for the past 6/7 years you have been handling my visits to Israel. I don’t know how you do it but every time your tours surpass the previous ones.

This one was no different! It totally surpassed the previous ones. My family’s first time in Israel was an incredible once in a lifetime experience thanks to your expertise in putting the tour together to accommodate each and everyone’s needs and desires.

There was excitement for my young grandchildren as there were things geared just for their age and desires. My family toured all of Israel for first time and missed out on nothing. Yet my daughter and I who had been there 4 times already found things never seen in our previous trips.

Your choice of guide all these years was the perfect one! Hillel made your efforts in putting everything together a total success. Looking forward to our next trip.

Thank you so much to your staff and guide Hillel for another awesome experience in Israel.

Naomi and Naamah Feliciano

October 25, 2019

Beth Fisher

Couple Traveller

I apologize for the delay in my response.
Thank you so much for the wonderful trip to Israel. I appreciate all your hard work in getting everything together. Our guides were great, knowledgeable and very accommodating. The hotels were conveniently located, comfortable and nicely furnished. Everything ran smoothly.

September 19, 2019
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