From Tel Aviv, drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, the capital of Judea under the Romans. There, you will see the excavations of the crusader city and the roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a popular concert venue. From there, the tour will continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of the Armageddon, where you will visit archaeological excavations – including the well preserved water supply system. The tour continues at Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village, where you will enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. The tour will proceed via mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens. The group will spend the night in a Kibbutz guesthouse.
The day will start in Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. From there, you will visit the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. From there, the tour heads to the Golan winery for a tour and wine tasting. The group will spend the night in a Kibbutz guesthouse.
The final day begins in Nazareth where you will see the Church of Annunciation. From there, you will continue toTiberias as well as the ancient fishing village of Capernaum, where you will see the ruins of a synagogue and the Octagonal Church. Final stops include the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount, and Beit Alpha, where you will see the remains of a mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue.
3 touring days with a government licensed English speaking guide in an air-conditioned vehicle
2 nights in a kibbutz guesthouse or a 4 star hotel on half board basis
Lunch in a Druze village
Entrance fees to sites visited
Additional Tour Information
What to bring and wear
Comfortable walking shoes, modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering for holy sites, sunscreen
On most dates of the year
High Season supplement: $75 per person between June 30 and August 30
Minimum 2 passengers required
Guaranteed confirmation up to 2 weeks prior to the tour. After that, upon availability.
Tour departs from Tel Aviv Sunday and ends in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
For either pick up from Jerusalem Sunday or drop off in Tel Aviv Tuesday, additional charges will apply for transfers: $80 per person in double; $160 for single; $30 for third