Explore the land of the Bible on our 8-day tour, available every Monday.
Welcome to the Holy Land! Our Christian Bible Land Tour begins as soon as you arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. For added convenience, we also offer a VIP service at the airport to expedite your passage through passport control. Spend your first night in the sacred city of Jerusalem, the heart of biblical history.
On day 2 of our trip, we will have our first breakfast at our hotel before meeting our guide to visit the Israel Museum and Ein Kerem. At the Israel Museum, we will see the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and the Model City, a replica of the Herodian city of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. Ein Kerem is a beautiful village on the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem with important Christian traditions, as it is believed to be the birthplace of John the Baptist and where he visited his parents’ summer house.
Later, we will visit Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. We will also visit Bethlehem, known for the Church of the Nativity at Manger Square and the site of the Nativity. In the afternoon or evening, we will return to our hotel for dinner and stay overnight in Jerusalem.
On the third day of the tour, travelers will visit the Old City of Jerusalem. The day will begin with breakfast at the hotel. Some of the sites that will be visited include:
The Western Wall (also known as The Wailing Wall or The Kotel in Hebrew), which is the last remaining Temple wall and was originally part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple built by Herod on the Temple Mount.
The Via Dolorosa, where Jesus walked the stations of the cross on his way to his Crucifixion hill. Visitors can retrace Jesus’s steps and visit the bazaars and marketplaces that he saw. There will also be time for shopping and practicing negotiation skills.
The restored Jewish Quarter, including the Cardo (meaning “The Heart”), the main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns that has been unearthed.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed by many Christians to be the site of Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified and resurrected.
Mount Zion, home to the Upper Room or “The Room of the Last Supper” (as mentioned in the Gospels of Mark, Luke, Matthew, and Acts) and the tomb of King David. The mountain offers a panoramic view of Jerusalem.
The Mount of Olives, located just outside the Old City on the east side. The mountain offers a panoramic view of the Old City and the Golden Gates.
The Garden of Gethsemane, located at the base of the Mount of Olives, where Jesus prayed prior to his Crucifixion.
Mahane Yehuda, the largest open market in Israel located in the heart of downtown Jerusalem. Visitors can explore the market and experience the flavors, aromas, colors, and traders interacting with the crowds.
After returning to the hotel, travelers will have dinner and stay overnight in Jerusalem.
On Thursday, your fourth day of travel, you will journey to the Galilee region in the north of Israel. You will visit several interesting sites, including the Jordan Valley, where you can see the desert bloom with flowers and vegetation as prophesied in Isaiah 35:1-2. You will also visit Beit Shean, the site of the largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel, where you can see the amphitheater, colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics, and Roman bathhouses (as mentioned in 1 Samuel 31:10).
In Nazareth, you will visit the Grotto at the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph, which is located over the traditional site where Mary and Joseph lived. You will also see the ancient City Well, believed to be the site where the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary.
Safed is the mystic city where Kabala began and is considered the third holiest city in Israel. You will see the old synagogues and wander through the artists’ colony.
In the afternoon or evening, you will arrive at your hotel in the Galilee and enjoy a relaxing dinner. You will spend the night in the Galilee.
On Friday, the fifth day of the tour, we will begin with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a short tour of Tiberias. From there, we will visit the Golan Heights, including stops at the Banias, the source of the Jordan River, a former Syrian fortification, and a Druze village. We will also visit a vineyard and participate in a wine tasting in the Golan Heights Wine Valley, enjoying the breathtaking views and learning about the production process.
In the afternoon, we will travel to Western Galilee and visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount, and Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry and the site of many miracles. We will also see the remains of Peter’s House and a 2nd century synagogue at Tabgha, and visit the Church of the Multiplication, known for the miracle of the loaves and fishes.
In the evening, we will return to the hotel for dinner and have some leisure time. We will spend the night in the Galilee region.
Optional activities include a boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee, subject to conditions and an additional fee.
On the sixth day of our journey, we will travel to the Mediterranean coast. Our itinerary for the day includes stops at the following locations:
Akko (Acre): This crusader port is situated at the northern end of Haifa Bay, and features a natural harbor, underground passages, secret rooms, and a prison.
Haifa: We will ascend Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the Botanical Gardens. This is also the site where Elijah fought the 400 false prophets of Baal.
Caesarea: Built by Herod the Great over 2,000 years ago, this ancient city was once the capital of Judea. It was here that Paul embarked on his journey to Tarsus (Acts 9:30) and where Cornelius and his family (the first Gentile believers) lived. Our visit will include a tour of the excavated fortress, Roman amphitheater, and a view of the aqueduct which once conveyed water to the city.
In the afternoon/evening, we will arrive at our hotel in Tel Aviv and enjoy a relaxing dinner.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Start the day with an early breakfast, then head to the Dead Sea region. Descend to the lowest point on earth, 1305 feet (398m) below sea level. During the day, visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a young shepherd boy, and Masada, a mountaintop plateau where Jewish Zealots fought against the Romans. Ascend to the top by cable car and learn about the three-year struggle and the tragic end the Zealots faced.
Afterward, visit the Dead Sea, a small body of water (similar to a lake) that is uniquely formulated with 11%-13% salt and other natural ingredients. Float on the Dead Sea and cover yourself in mud (weather permitting). In the afternoon/evening, return to Tel Aviv and our hotel for dinner. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
After breakfast, depending on flight times, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.
Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tel Aviv
Kibbutz Hotel – Superior
Dan Panorama Jerusalem Hotel
King Solomon Hotel in Jerusalem
Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv
Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel – Eden Rooms
Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem
Ramada Hotel Jerusalem
Sea NET Hotel Tel Aviv
Kibbutz Hotel Galilee
Gold Hotel Jerusalem
Shalom Hotel Jerusalem