Packed with lots of amazing historical and biblical sites this tour is a great option for individuals and smaller groups wishing to connect with others on a group tour of Israel. It provides the opportunity to meet new people with the same love of the Holy Land while keeping the costs of the trip very affordable.
Day 1: USA – Tel Aviv
Flight to Tel Aviv.
Day 2: Arrival - Tel Aviv
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be assisted with customs and immigration along with the transfer of luggage before boarding your motor-coach for a drive to Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world. Visit the House of Simon the Tanner, and walk through Jaffa’s reconstructed Old Quarter. Dinner and Overnight: Hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day 3: Caesarea – Megiddo – Sea of Galilee
After breakfast, drive to Caesarea, the seat of the Roman Procurator of Judea at the time of the Christ, and the site where Peter converted the centurion Cornelius. This fortified harbor city was built 2000 years ago by King Herod the Great. View the ruins of Roman, Byzantine and Crusader times. Explore the Roman Theater and the Aqueducts. A drive up Mt. Carmel will bring us to the site where Elijah challenged and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal. Continue to Megiddo, the Fortress City of King Solomon, later built again by King Ahab. The books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we study about the final Battle of Armageddon while viewing the Plains of Jezreel. Drive to Tiberias past Nazareth and Cana. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
Day 4: Caesarea Philippi - Sea of Galilee
The day starts with a drive to the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Drive along the Hula Valley to Tel Dan and visit the remains of the city. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith to Jesus. Via a ride through the Golan Heights we return to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the area where Jesus spent his years of ministry. See the ruins of Capernaum, the town where Jesus made his home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient synagogue, in which he may have preached, and the house of Peter. After a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee drive to Kibbutz Ginnosar and visit the “Jesus Boat”. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
Day 5: Jordan Valley – Jericho – Jerusalem