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This is our classic ten day fully escorted tour of Israel that’s popular for the traveler whom wants to go to general sites of Israel also because the normal religious sites you see during a spiritual tour. With Sam Global Tours Your tour begins arriving in Tel Aviv and driving to the Golden city of Jerusalem where your tour begins; explore the Old City visiting Mount Zion, the tomb of King David, walk along an ancient Roman road the Cardo, see the Jewish Quarter. Marvel at the Temple Mount, pray on the Western Wall, walk the Via Dolorosa, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher , to Mount Scopus, and Mount of Olives, and visit Bethlehem and see Rachel’s Tomb and therefore the Church of the Nativity just in your first day touring. subsequent day New City and visit the Hadassah center , Ein Karem, to Yad Vashem memorial, and Israel Museum, to ascertain the Shrine of the Book, and Dead Sea Scrolls, next the Knesset Israel’s parliament, and Givat Ram Campus Hebrew University. Drive through the Judean Desert to rock bottom place on earth the Dead Sea , to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and on to the fortress of Masada. Enjoy a full day of leisure in Israel largest and modern city of Tel Aviv for shopping, sightseeing and dining. After drive to Caesarea, the capital port city of Judea during Roman rule, on to Megiddo site of Armageddon as written on the Bible, on to a Druze village in Daliat El Carmel, proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa, and see the Bahai Shrine, and impressive Bahia Gardens. Continue this exciting packed classic tour driving to Safed, visit Joseph Caro Synagogue, and Ha’Ari Synagogue, and therefore the Artist’s Quarter, after visit the Golan Heights , and Kuneitra, Katzrin, and savor a Golan Winery taste experience, then Kessem Hagolan. On your Judgment Day of touring visit Tiberias, see Capernaum-referred in Bible as Jesus “own town,” visit the Church of St. Peter, and next drive to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation, still Beit She’an, and Beit Alpa, and last return to Tel Aviv for your return flight.
Welcome to Israel, upon arrival into Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our airport representative. Transfer to Jerusalem– the birthplace of the world’s three major religions in Israel. Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight. Your hotel is conveniently located near the Old City walls, shops, restaurants and other city attractions just a short cab ride away. Overnight Jerusalem- including Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner.
We begin our escorted general tour of Israel in the Old City visiting Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago, and on to the Jewish Quarter. Experience the Temple Mount and the Western Wall- The holiest site in Judaism and an original wall that retained the Temple. Walk along the Via Dolorosa on the Stations of the Cross, and continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, after proceed to Mount Scopus and then on to Mount of Olives for a grand panoramic view of the Old City. After we tour Bethlehem to visit Rachel’s Tomb and Church of the Nativit. Overnight Jerusalem- including Full Buffet Breakfast.
After a delicious Israeli breakfast we drive to Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem to see the beautiful Chagall stained glass windows. After continue to a must stop while on a tour of Israel in Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Next visit the Israel Museum, and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and the new holy land model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second Temple period. We’ll continue our Jerusalem tour driving to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament building, and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems, and the Givat Ram Campus Hebrew University. Overnight Jerusalem– including Full Buffet Breakfast.
On this day we start our tour with a drive in the Judean Desert and explore the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. We'll stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. We’ll continue to perhaps one of the most impressive sites in Israel to the fortress of Masada, and the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Here we ascend by cable car high up to Masada and tour the ancient fortress exploring the food storeroom, water irrigation system, bath houses and Herod’s Palace. After we descend Masada by cable car, time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea. At the end of this day we drive to Tel Aviv. Overnight Tel Aviv- including Full Buffet Breakfast.
At leisure in Tel Aviv. Israel largest and modern city with short distance to Jaffa. Tel Aviv lies next to the shore of the Mediterranean Sea and famous for shopping and attractions, a beautiful promenade sidewalk's with outdoor shopping stores, restaurants, and coffee shops. If your time permit, visit the artistic neighborhood of Neve Tzedek. Overnight Tel Aviv- including Full Buffet Breakfast.
Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city, Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon and explore the archaeological excavations including the preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Golden domed Bahai shrine and Bahia Gardens. Overnight Galilee– including Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner.
Start your Israel tour Monday with a drive to Safed, center of the Kaballa movement. Visit the Joseph Caro synagogue and the Ha’Ari synagogue, the most important synagogue in this city, continue with a stroll around the Artist’s quarter. After we continue to the Golan Heights and stop to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. We'll continue to the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting. After proceed to Kessem Hagolan, a multimedia presentation of the area and its history. Overnight Galilee– including Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner.
On today’s Israel tour we’ll travel to Tiberias and see Capernaum–referred in the Bible as Jesus “own town,” and see the excavations of the synagogue, and see the modern octagonal Church of St. Peter. Next we proceed to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation. We’ll continue our tour driving via Beit She'an, the largest archeological park in Israel with amazing excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. This site rivals those of ruins in ancient Rome. Next on your tour we stop at Beit Alpha to see beautiful mosaic floors of a synagogue from the Byzantine era depicting the zodiac. Overnight Tel Aviv– including Full Buffet Breakfast.
Breakfast at your hotel, please check out from your room at 12 noon and leave your luggage with the Hotel Concierge. Pick up time from the hotel lobby to Ben Gurion airport will be 4 hours before your departure flight.