Christian Israel Tour

Join us on a Christian Tour in Israel to explore a country that is rich in culture and history, the foundation of three major religions and one of the most modern and tech-savvy countries.
  • Date

    Multiple Departures
  • Duration

    6 days / 7 nights
  • Highlights

    Caesarea, Meggido, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of the Beatitudes, Banias Spring, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Jordan River, Jerusalem
  • Notes

    Land Only ,Price Based on Double Occupancy
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

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This Holy Land tour is a personal, deeply spiritual experience; highlights include visits to the beautiful Christian sites of Nazareth, Megiddo, and Bethlehem. Explore the ancient streets of Jerusalem where Jesus carried His Cross and learn about Israel’s rich cultural history at every turn. Gil Travel’s Christian Israel tours will leave you with a sense of fulfillment and wonder that can only come from walking in the very footsteps of Jesus.

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Buffet breakfast and dinner daily
  • English speaking guide
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
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Day

1

Sunday, October 15

Arrival to Israel

Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to Arrivals Hall. Meet your driver at La Farina Bakery where he will be holding a sign with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight. Eytan Bros Transfer: 054-678-7861

Overnight:Tel Aviv

Day

2

Monday, October 16

Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre

Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahia gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre, capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbour before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to Kibbutz hotel Lavi, not far from the Sea of Galilee.

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

Day

3

Tuesday, October 17

Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee 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 the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall, where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow-capped mountains.

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

Day

4

Wednesday, October 18

Nazareth / Beit Shean

Begin the day with a 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. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities, and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

5

Thursday, October 19

Jerusalem - Old City

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walk through the colourful Arab bazaar and then visit the Garden Tomb.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

6

Friday, October 20

New City and Bethlehem

Today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors. Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish style church and Mary’s well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

7

Saturday, October 21

Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

8

Sunday, October 22

Jerusalem / Ben-Gurion Airport

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel 4 hours prior to departure.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day 1 - Sunday
Tel Aviv
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Tel Aviv
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Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to Arrivals Hall. Meet your driver at La Farina Bakery where he will be holding a sign with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 2 - Monday
Caesarea | Megiddo | Haifa | Acre
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Megiddo

Following a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast (which you will enjoy each morning prior to departing for your day of touring), depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9, 15, 2 Kings 23, 29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai Gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbour before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to Kibbutz hotel Lavi.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 3 - Tuesday
Sea of Galilee | Capernaum | Tabgha | Mount of Beatitudes | Banias | Golan Heights
Sea of Galilee Boat Ride

Sea of Galilee Boat Ride

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Matt. 4.13 13.54, 17.24, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46-54). Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21), the site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5, 6, 7, 8) where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27), where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains.

Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight

Day 4 - Wednesday
Nazareth | Beit Shean
nazareth sunset

Nazareth

Begin the day with a drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem.

Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 5 - Thursday
Jerusalem: Old City
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Old City, Jerusalem

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the Old City and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost). Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colourful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Visit the Garden Tomb.

Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 6 - Friday
Jerusalem: New City and Bethlehem

Yad Vashem

Today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors. Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish style church and Mary’s well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem * to visit the Church of the Nativity.

Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 7 - Saturday
Qumran | Massada | Dead Sea
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Qumran

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.

Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 8 - Sunday
Departure

 

el al plane take off, blue sky backgroundTransfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel 4 hours prior to departure.

* Bethlehem visit subject to availability

Note: All itineraries are subject to change
** A minimum of 2 passengers is required for regular tour service.
All tours are subject to availability and should be confirmed within 72 business hours.

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