On arrival at Ben Gurion airport, Tel Aviv you will be met and transferred to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.


Our tour begins on the Mt. of Olives and Mt. Scopus, with several spectacular views of Jerusalem. These views will give us a clearer understanding of Jerusalem’s geographical position. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane. We then drive down to the Old City and begin to explore the city’s historical layers at the City of David. Excavations have exposed the city and shaft leading from the city to the water supply in the Kidron Valley. We will examine Hezekiah’s Tunnel, built through the rock under the city to divert the water into an inner city reservoir, the Gihon Spring and Pool of Siloam. There will be time this afternoon to stroll in the Old City and to experience the preparations for the Jewish Sabbath in the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight.


Our first stop this morning is the Model of Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple. The remainder of the morning is devoted to an in-depth visit to the Israel Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and many other treasures, as well as an ethnography collection and the Billy Rose sculpture gardens. Lastly, we will stroll through the Kidron Valley, which holds some of the finest standing monuments of the Second Temple period. Dinner and overnight.

Returning to the Old City, we tour the Islamic monuments on the Temple Mount, including the Dome of the Rock and El-Aqsa Mosque (provided they are open to the public). Our touring continues to the Church of St. Anne visiting the Bethesda Pool and we will follow the via dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (in the Christian Quarter) Dinner and overnight.


Time for worship in the morning. The focus of this exciting day is the recent discoveries of the New Testament times. Beginning in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, we visit the Herodian Quarter, the residence of the upper-class Jerusalemites; the Cardo, the main thoroughfare of the Upper City and the fascinating southern wall excavations (the steps leading to the southern gates of the Temple). Dinner and overnight.


We visit the Bible Lands Museum and the Rockefeller Museum of Archaeology. Here we will see important finds from throughout the country, including the famous Israelite “Lachish Letters.” The afternoon is at leisure to explore the city on our own. Dinner and overnight. After dinner we join for a lecture from one of the leading archaeological in the land.

Our day begins with a visit to Bethlehem. We continue to Herodion, the spectacular fortress built by King Herod between 22 and 15 BCE. We then visit the desert settlement at Tel Arad, an impressive Early Bronze Age city and Israelite citadel, and descend to the Dead Sea, stopping along the way to view spectacular desert vistas. We will arrive at our Dead Sea Hotel with time to swim in the Dead Sea before dinner.


This special day begins with an early ascent to the great fortress of Masada. Built by Herod as a sanctuary, it was later occupied by the Zealots and others fleeing the Romans. After a full morning at this extensive site, we will travel north to Qumran, believed to have been an Essene settlement whose library housed the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in nearby caves. We then continue to ancient Jericho one of the oldest urban settlements in the world. After completing our touring, we drive up the Jordan Valley to Tiberias for two nights at our hotel situated on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight.

Our day begins at Tel Dan, known in antiquity as Laish until it was captured by the tribe of Dan. This fascinating tel has yielded wonderful architecture, including a fine Middle Bronze Age mud-brick arched gate and a cult centre, where three altars have been found. The afternoon’s touring will focus on the Golan Heights and will include Banias, one of the sources of the Jordan, and the Crusader fortress of Qalat Namrud, return Tiberias for dinner and overnight

Our first stop this morning is Capernaum, the site of Jesus’ three-year ministry. We will then drive around the Sea of Galilee to the Golan Archaeological Museum and the ancient site of Katzrin. We will stop to examine 2nd millennium BCE funerary dolmens and visit the fortified ancient town of Gamla, with the only visible ruin of a first century synagogue in Galilee. We can easily imagine the bloody battle described by Josephus as we stand above the ruined city. After lunch, touring continues at Hazor where we explore the site and Amnon Ben-Tor’s current excavations. Early work by Yigael Yadin revealed 21 different strata of settlement going back to the Early Bronze Age. Famous as one of King Solomon’s military centres, it was finally destroyed by the Assyrians, Dinner and overnight.

Our first visit will be to the Solomonic city of Megiddo, exploring the remains of the ancient city, the Early Bronze Age temples and the city’s amazing water system. Continue to the Roman port of Caesarea, built by King Herod. On-going excavations are exposing greater expanses of the Roman city and port. Dinner and overnight Tel Aviv.

Our last morning in Israel will be spent visiting the Ha’aretz Museum, including Tel Qasile, a well-preserved Philistine temple. Transfer to Ben Gurion airport.

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Tel Aviv

Tel AvivTel Aviv, often called “the city that never sleeps,” was the first modern Jewish city built in the Holy Land, and is the country’s economic and cultural centre. It is a lively, active city that abounds with entertainment, culture and art, festivals, and a rich night life. Situated on a 14-kilometer-long strip on the Mediterranean Read more

Sea of Galilee

Sea of GalileeAll winter long, the most important part of the news report for Israelis is not the dollar-shekel exchange rate or the level of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange index, but rather the water level in Lake Kineret, which often reflects the national spirit. The Kineret, or Sea of Galilee, is Israel’s largest fresh water reservoir, Read more

Dead Sea

Dead SeaDead Sea is the lowest point on earth in any land mass (417 meters below sea level, to be exact). The quantity of water that evaporates from it is greater than that which flows into it, such that this body of water has the highest concentration of salt in the world (340 grams per liter Read more


TiberiusTiberias (Tabariyah) demonstrates the essence of vacations in the Holy land. In Tiberias, one can enjoy a variety of activities in a city that offers splendid opportunities to mix relaxation with nature, history with contemporary attractions, serene quiet with active water sports, and pilgrimage sites with unique tourist attractions. Tiberias is located on the shores Read more


NazarethNazareth is a city located in the north. With a population of 75,000, it is the largest Arab city with a mixed but quite harmonious Christian and Muslim population. Nazareth is best known as the home of Joseph and Mary and therefore also Jesus, although he was born in Bethlehem. A number of Christian holy Read more


BethlehemBethlehem is a Palestinian city approximately 8 kilometres south of Jerusalem. The city is a hub of Palestinian culture and tourism in the country. Bethlehem is known around the world as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. It is inhabited by one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. The city has been a major Read more


JerusalemJerusalem is a city of overwhelming emotions, a city that promises a religious and spiritual experience, excitement and pleasure, interesting tours and entertaining adventures. Here, alongside Jerusalem’s mesmerizing historic and archaeological sites, there are amazingly modern tourist attractions for all lovers of culture, the arts, theatre and music, architecture and gastronomic delights. At Jerusalem’s heart Read more

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