Christian Tours 10 Days / 9 Nights

 

Tour of the Holy Land

Day 1

Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. One of the representatives of Levona Travel will escort the group and introduce our driver. We head to the hotel to enjoy refreshments (depending on the arrival time) and rest.

Day 2

We have breakfast at the hotel and drive to Megiddo, site of Armageddon, where the prophecy of the Apocalypse will take place. We visit the walls and cisterns dating from the days of the kings Solomon, Ahav and Jeravoam. We walk through the field where will be held the final battle between Good and Evil. We drive to Nazareth visiting the town of Cana, the place where Jesus miraculously turned water into wine. We arrive to Nazareth where we visit the Church of the Annunciation, place where the angel Gabriel visited Mary. We return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 3

We have breakfast at the hotel and we head to Capernaum and visit the study house, place of Jesus’ Galilean Ministry. We follow then to the residence of Saint Peter and visit a third century church adjacent to the house, and then we walk where Jesus began his ministry in Tabgha. We continue to the Church of Multiplication with its ancient mosaics of the fourth century. We head then to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount.” Later we walk the shores of Kineret and take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. We conclude the day heading to Yardenit, place of the baptism where we have the opportunity participate in the ceremony of immersion in the holy waters of the Jordan River. We return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 4

We have breakfast at the hotel and drive southbound by the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. We see Qasr Al-Yahud where the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist took place. We arrive at the caves of Qumran, where the parchments known as “Dead Sea Scrolls” were found. We continue to the Dead Sea and enjoy floating in its waters of unique qualities. In the late afternoon, we head to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 5

We have breakfast at the hotel and we head to the fortress of Masada. We climb the mountain by cable car and walk the fortress of Herod. In the afternoon we return to the hotel to enjoy the Dead Sea, we will float in its mineral-rich waters and take full advantage of its therapeutic benefits. At night we have dinner and rest.

Day 6

We have breakfast at the hotel. We drive to Jerusalem through the desert of Judea.  Once there start by visiting the Mount of Olives, and the observation deck in the Jewish cemetery. We will head to the Mount of Olives, the Jewish cemetery and the observation point. We walk to Gethsemane and from there we continue on the Kidron valley through the tombs of Absalom, Zechariah, and King Jehoshaphat. We continue to Zion Gate and entered the room of the Last Supper and visit the tomb of King David. The tour ends at noon and our guide takes us to the heart of the modern city of Jerusalem where we can take a walk and shop. We return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 7

We have breakfast at the hotel. We head towards the old city of Jerusalem; we view the Temple Mount where the first temple was built in the time of King Solomon and then where Herod built the Temple. We continue in the old city along the Via Dolorosa, that Jesus walked with the cross, and then enter the colorful market and bazaar. We walk around the lakes of Bethesda and follow to the Garden Tomb, where according to Protestant religion Jesus was crucified and visit the site of the Resurrection. Later we visit the Western Wall and take our bus to travel to Bethlehem. We visit the tomb of Rachel and continue to visit the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born, which is possibly the oldest church on earth. We return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 8

We have breakfast at the hotel. We head to the Israel Museum and in its grounds, to the Shrine of the Book – place where the “Dead Sea Scrolls” are displayed. We can also see a giant scale model of the Temple of Jerusalem. We continue to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. If time allows, we will be able to go shopping in the commercial district of Jerusalem. We return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 9

We have breakfast at the hotel. Free Day.  We return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 10

We have breakfast in the hotel and depending on the time of departure, we may have the opportunity to visit the Old Port City of Jaffa, just south of Tel Aviv. Jonah’s journey, Tabitha’s restoration to life, and Peter’s conversion of Gentiles all began here. The story in Acts 10:5-23, finds Peter on the rooftop of the House of Simon the Tanner, where he had his famous vision, which led him to preach the Gospel to the gentiles at Caesarea. From the fishing port we enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Tel Aviv. We continue on to Ben Gurion International Airport for our return flight. Depending on the country of origin you should take into account a day for travel between departure and return.

 

We also offer the following Extension Tours:

Extension Tour to Egypt

Extension Tour to Jordan