Highlights of Israel

8 Days/7 Nights Mar 1, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020

Thu                              Arrival

Arrive at Ben Gurion airport; a Sunworld Tours representative will meet you after passport control. Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in and overnight.

Fri                                Sea of Galilee

You will be picked up from your hotel, we will then drive for a short visit to the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in the picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hilltop. Drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo, where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called “Armageddon”. It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more the five millennia (6000-500 BC). After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and Overnight in the Sea of Galilee area

Sat                               Sea of Galilee

Start the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. On to Tabgha, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5000 and the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on the Mount of Beatitudes, overlooking the sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that he picked his 12 apostles. Ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley.
Dinner and Overnight in the Sea of Galilee area

Sun                              Jerusalem

This morning we travel to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You will also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Proceed to nearby Cana to visit the Wedding Church were Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake. Continue on to Jerusalem.
Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Mon                             Jerusalem

En-route to the Dead Sea, visit the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Drive through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea were we continue to Masada, which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Nearly 1300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit to “float” (weather permitting) on the salty, mineral rich water.
Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Tue                              Jerusalem

We start our day at Mt. Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Jerusalem. The holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world. Your tour includes the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site of where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, housing both the traditional site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Wed                             Jerusalem

Today’s tour includes Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Enjoy Ein Karem, a picturesque village in the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions since this is where according to tradition, John the Baptist was born. Visit the Israel Museum, where you will see a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University. Visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity*
Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Thu                              Departure

Check out after breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.
The rate is per person in a double room ( 2 in the room) in  $ USD

Arrive on Sunday Tel Aviv ( 2 nights ) Metropolitan/ Grand Beach Crowne Plaza/ Dan Panorama
8 days / 7 nights Galilee ( 2 nights ) Kibbutz hotel Kibbutz hotel superior
  Jerusalem ( 3 nights ) Grand Court / Leonardo Crowne Plaza /Dan Panorama
Mar 1, 2019 -Feb 29, 2020   1499 1830a
Apr 15 -21, 2019   1610 2100
13 May - 19 May, 2019      
July 29 - Aug 25, 2019      
Sep 30 - 6 Oct , 2019      
Oct 21- 27, 2019      
Dec 23- 29, 2019      

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The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis - subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances

Rates include
► 7 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
► Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
► Sightseeing in a modern air condition motor coach.
► Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days.
► Entrance fees to site mentioned on the itinerary

Not included
► Porterage at airport
► Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
► Beverages with meals.
► Traveler’s medical baggage insurance.

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