Experience the spiritual significance of the Holy Land on an 8-day tour of Israel with Shalom Journeys. Explore ancient cities, visit important biblical sites, and learn about the rich history and culture of the country. Relax in the Galilee region and discover the beauty and significance of Jerusalem. Guided by knowledgeable representatives and staying in comfortable hotels, this tour will deepen your understanding of the Holy Land. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a meaningful and enriching journey.
Itinerary - Christian Holy Land Tour
Sunday, Day 1:Welcome to the Holy Land
Welcome to the Holy Land, a place of great spiritual significance for people of many different faiths. We are excited to have you join us on this journey of discovery and enlightenment with Shalom Journeys.
Upon arriving in Tel Aviv, you will be greeted by a knowledgeable representative from Shalom Journeys who will guide you to your hotel transfer.
Arrive at your hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in
After settling into your hotel, you can enjoy a delicious buffet dinner
Get a good night’s rest in preparation for the adventure ahead
Overnight in Tel Aviv
Monday, Day 2:Caesarea, Megiddo, Haifa, Acre (Akko) to the Galilee
Start the day with a tour of the ancient city of Caesarea. This city was built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC and is known for its well-preserved Roman theater, amphitheater, and aqueduct.
Next, visit Megiddo, an ancient city located in the Jezreel Valley. Megiddo has a long history dating back to the Bronze Age, and its ruins include the remains of 20 levels of civilization and a well-preserved water supply system.
In the afternoon, tour the city of Haifa, which is located on the Mediterranean coast. During the tour, visit Mt. Carmel, a mountain range that is mentioned in the Bible and is home to the Muhraka, a shrine that marks the traditional site where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal.
After the tour, drive to Galilee and check-in to your hotel in the region. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend the night.
Tuesday, Day 3:Tiberias, Wester Galilee, Banias (Golan Heights)
Begin the day with a short tour of Tiberius, a city located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee.
Embark on a boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee, a freshwater lake with great religious significance.
Visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry and home to the remains of a 2nd-century synagogue.
Head to Tabgha, a village on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, and visit the Church of the Multipication, marking the traditional site of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.
Explore the Mount of Beatitudes, a hill believed to be the site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
In the afternoon, visit Banias Springs and Caesarea Philippi, two sites located in the Golan Heights.
Banias Springs is a natural spring mentioned in the Bible and Caesarea Philippi is an ancient city built by Philip the Tetrarch, the son of Herod the Great.
Return to the hotel for a relaxing dinner to end the day.
Wednesday, Day 4:Nazareth, Beit Shean
Visit Cana of Galilee, a village located near Nazareth that is known as the site of Jesus’ first miracle, the transformation of water into wine.
In the afternoon, visit Nazareth, the city where Jesus grew up. During the tour, visit the Grotto of the Annunciation, which marks the traditional site where the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, and the Church of St. Joseph, which is located near the ancient City Well.
Continue to Yardenit, a baptismal site located on the Jordan River. This site is popular with Christian pilgrims and is believed to be the location where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
Visit Beit Shean, an ancient city located in the Jordan Valley. Beit Shean is known for its well-preserved amphitheater, colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics, and Roman bathhouses.
After the tour, drive through the Jordan Valley and arrive in Jerusalem. Check-in to your hotel in the city and enjoy dinner. Spend the night in Jerusalem.
Thursday, Day 5:Jerusalem: The Old City
To start the day, take a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, a historic walled city home to many significant religious sites.
During the tour, visit the Western Wall, a highly revered retaining wall of the Temple Mount; the Via Dolorosa, a street marking the traditional route of Jesus’ walk to his crucifixion; and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, a church marking the traditional site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection.
In the afternoon, visit the Garden Tomb, a site outside the Old City believed by some to be the site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection.
End the day with a visit to the Israel Museum, featuring a model of ancient Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Friday, Day 6:Jerusalem: New City and Bethlehem
Start the day with a visit to Bethlehem, a city located in the West Bank that is known as the birthplace of Jesus. During the tour, visit the Church of the Nativity, a church that marks the traditional site of Jesus’ birthplace, and Shepherd’s Field, a site that is associated with the story of the shepherds who visited Jesus after his birth.
In the afternoon, visit the Dead Sea, a salt lake that is located between Israel and Jordan. The Dead Sea is known for its high salt concentration, which allows visitors to float on the surface of the water.
Return to Jerusalem for dinner and spend the night in the city.
Saturday, Day 7:Masada and the Dead Sea
Start the day with an early breakfast at the hotel.
Set out on a journey south toward the Dead Sea.
As you approach the shores, descend to the lowest point on Earth, 1305 feet (398m) below sea level.
Make your first stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were famously discovered.
Next, ascend by cable car to the mountaintop plateau of Masada, where the Jewish Zealots fought against the Romans in the 1st century AD.
After exploring these historical sites, visit the Dead Sea, a unique body of water with a salt content of 11%-13% and other natural ingredients. Weather permitting, float on the Dead Sea and cover yourselves in its therapeutic mud.
In the afternoon and evening, return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and an overnight stay.
Sunday, Day 8:Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
It’s the final day of your tour! Today, you’ll be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure. Safe travels and we hope you had a great time on your Christian Holy Land Tour!
Included - Christian Holy Land tour
8 days/7 nights accommodations
1 night in Tel Aviv
2 nights in the Galilee
4 nights in Jerusalem
Hotel taxes and service charges
Tours and guiding
Touring in a Deluxe vehicle/motor-coach with a professional licensed driver
A professional government licensed English speaking guide – hand picked
Entrance fees to all sites and parks
Airport service and transfers
Meet and assist at Ben Gurion Airport, immediately after passport control
Transfers on arrivals and departures from and to Ben Gurion Airport