Holy Land Experience

ISRAEL HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE FOR INCOMING GROUPS

This itinerary is tentative and subject to change based on time, weather, security and other considerations.

  DAY ONE: SATURDAY,  ARRIVAL IN JORDAN

  • Arrive in Amman
  • Visit the Ancient City of Jarash the most well-preserved city of the Roman Empire.
  • Tour Jordan’s capital City, Amman. Enjoy the downtown market & city center, its traditional souks, restaurants, churches and mosques.

Overnight: Imperial Palace Amman Hotel or Similar

DAY TWO: SUNDAY,  EXPLORING JORDAN

  • Visit Madaba, the city of Mosaics with the oldest known mosaic map of the holy land
  • Overlook the Jordan Valley from the famous Mount Nebo and its Byzantine Church
  • Lunch en-route
  • Tour the Castle in Kerak, one of the finest examples of Crusader military construction
  • Transfer to Petra for Overnight
  • Check in to hotel; Dinner at hotel

Overnight: Petra Moon Hotel or Similar  

DAY THREE: MONDAY,  PETRA

  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Visit Petra local guide will escort you to the famous sites:
  • Rose Red Nabatean city.
  • Enter the city through the Suq and be rewarded with the most famous monument in Jordan: the Treasury.
  • The theater, the tombs and façades, the colonnaded street and more…
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Travel to Arava border for departure to Israel.
  • Meet in Israel and bus transfer to Jerusalem
  • Welcome to Jerusalem!! Enjoy a spectacular lookout over the city from Mt. Scopus
  • Check in to hotel, Dinner at hotel

Overnight:  Prima Royale Hotel, Jerusalem

 DAY FOUR: TUESDAY,OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • 8:30 Meet your tour guide in the lobby
  • Ascend the Temple Mount & see the Dome of the Rock & Al Aksa Mosque
  • Explore the fascinating City of David & feel the Bible come to life
  • Lunch at Quarter Café
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall
  • Discover secrets of the Temple during a special walk through the Western Wall tunnels
  • Witness valuable discoveries in the form of rare artifacts and underground complexes
  • Dinner at hotel

Overnight: Prima Royale Hotel, Jerusalem 

DAY FIVE: WEDNESDAY,  JUDEAN DESERT 

  • Full breakfast at the hotel
  • Travel to Judean Desert
  • Ascend the desert fortress of Masada and relive the dramatic confrontation between the Zealots and the Romans
  • Lunch at Masada food court
  • Nature walk in the beautiful springs of Ein Gedi time permitting
  • Float in the Dead Sea 400m below sea level, the lowest point on dry land
  • Desert hospitality, dinner and camel ride at Genesis Land

Overnight: Prima Royale Hotel, Jerusalem 

  DAY SIX: THURSDAY,  BETHLECHEM & HEBRON

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • 9:30am Visit the Church of Nativity & Shepherds’ Field in Bethlehem
  • Lunch at Gush Etzion Winery
  • Visit the City of the Patriarchs – Hebron – including the Cave of the Patriarchs, Avraham Avinu neighborhood, Bet Hadassah & Tel Romano and meet local residents
  • Return to Jerusalem
  • Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: Prima Royale Hotel, Jerusalem 

DAY SEVEN: FRIDAY,  SAMARIA 

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Pay tribute to the memory of the Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Children’s Memorial Lunch at Yad Vashem Cafeteria (on own)
  • Lookout over the area from Nebi Samuel resting place of the Prophet Samuel
  • Join thousands of people from around the globe in joyous celebration of the Jewish Sabbath at the Western Wall
  • Friday night dinner at host family with Shabbat of a Lifetime

Overnight: Prima Royale Hotel, Jerusalem 

 DAY EIGHT: SATURDAY, JERUSALEM

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Tour the Israel Museum world-famous Dead Sea Scrolls & the Model of Jerusalem
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Gospels on the Mt of Olives including Garden of Gethsemane & the Church of All Nations
  • View the Golden Gate known also as the Gate of Mercy
  • Enter the Old City via Lions Gate & trace the Via Delarosa, Ecce Homo Convent, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Hunt for a bargain the Arab Shouk and lunch on own
  • Time for reflection at the Garden Tomb
  • Visit the Room of the Last Supper atop the Tomb of King David
  • Dinner on own in Mamilla Mall
  • Enjoy a Sound & Light Spectacular at the Tower of David

Overnight: Prima Royale Hotel, Jerusalem 

  DAY NINE: SUNDAY, HEADING NORTH

  • Full Israeli Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Visit the Monastery of St. George and learn about Monastic life in the Judean Desert
  • Visit the site of Qasr Al Yahud, to be known as the place where the Children of Israel and Joshua crossed over the Jordan River into the promised Land and the baptismal site
  • Box Lunch en-route
  • Visit Mount Quarantal- “Mount of temptation”
  • Lookout from Mt. Gilboa on the Jezreel valley
  • Visit Mt Tabor – site of the Transfiguration and enjoy unparalleled views over the Galilee where Deborah & Barak defeated Sisera
  • Dinner at hotel

Overnight: Kfar Kinneret Hotel, North 

 DAY TEN: MONDAY,  UPPER GALILEE & GOLAN HEIGHTS

  • Full Israeli Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit the Banias Springs & Caesarea Philippi
  • 12:30pm Enjoy lunch and sample the local fare at the Har Adom Winery
  • 2:30pm Explore the Golan heights “off road” by jeep
  • Ascend to the old Israeli outpost atop of Mount Bental and hear about the relationship between Israel and Syria
  • Dinner at Habikta Restaurant

Overnight: Kfar Kinneret Hotel, North 

  DAY ELEVEN: TUESDAY,  LOWER GALILEE  

  • Full Israeli Breakfast at hotel
  • Walk in the footsteps of Scriptures and visit Capernaum, Magdala & Mt. of Beatitudes
  • 1:00pmLunch at Kze Hanachal restaurant – included
  • 2:30pm Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee- holy land sailing
  • Discover Nazareth including the Church of Annunciation, the Synagogue Church, Mary’s Well & Mt. Precipice
  • Visit Cana where Jesus performed the miracle of the wine & water
  • Dinner at hotel

Overnight: Kfar Kinneret Hotel, North 

 DAY TWELVE: WEDNESDAY,  WESTERN GALILEE 

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Tour the impressive city of Acco including the Knights’ Halls, Templar Tunnel & more
  • Visit the Bahai Gardens in Haifa
  • Druze lunch – sample traditional northern Syrian Druze dishes
  • Explore the impressive port city of Caesarea Maritama built by King Herod including the Roman Theater, Hippodrome, Palace, multi-media exhibition and more
  • Travel to Tel Aviv, check in to hotel
  • Dinner in Tel Aviv (on own)

Overnight: Metropolitan Hotel, Tel Aviv

 DAY THIRTEEN: THURSDAY,  TEL AVIV

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Introduction to Tel Aviv at the Old Port of Jaffa- “The gateway to the Holy Land”
  • Explore the trendy neighborhood of Neve Tzedek – the first settlement outside the Old City Walls of Jaffa
  • Visit the Machon Ayalon Underground Bullet Factory where the Haganah, the pre-state Israeli army, secretly manufactured ammunition under the noses of the British prior to Israel’s declaring independence in May 1948

Overnight: Metropolitan Hotel, Tel Aviv

DAY FOURTEEN; FRIDAY,  FINAL DAY

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Hatayest ‘The Squadron’: Become a Pilot for One Day! Get a glimpse of Israel and IAF’s challenges- a unique experience in the most advanced F-16 simulator in Israel, with cutting-edge technology and high definition terrain view. Fly over Tel-Aviv, Masada, The Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem!
  • Visit the newly renovated Templar town of Sarona,  hip, vibrant fashion and culinary center, free time to stroll through the indoor food, spice market and grab lunch
  • Transfer to airport
  • Depart on flight

WE HOPE YOU HAVE AN INCREDIBLE TIME!