6 Days Itenerary

  • 6 days
  • Jerusalem, Masada, Dean Sea, Beit Shean, Nazareth, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Akko, Caesaria
  • Modest clothing required (visiting religious sites)
  • Outdoor activities
  • Some water activities
In the desert by the dead sea

This 6 day tour will give you a chance to see and experience various Israeli landscapes from the dry deserts and the Dead Sea, to the marvelous Sea of Galilee, experience the ancient archaeological ruins of Masada and visit the contemporary streets of Tel-Aviv. This tour will give you a bit of every aspect of the Israeli history and life.

Day 1: Old City of Jerusalem

A day of expeditions in the remarkable City of Jerusalem begins with a drive to the Mount of Olives for a wonderful view of Jerusalem.  At the foot of the hill you will see the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive trees.You then enter the Old City to visit the Jewish quarter where you can also visit the renovated synagogues.

Then to the holiest places for Jewish and Muslims in Jerusalem   the Western (or Wailing) Wall and view the Temple Area with the Al-Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock.  OPTIONAL Continue towards the Southern Wall excavations to see the Davidson Center and its superb 3D exhibit From here, you continue to the 14 Stations of the Cross, all the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

You then depart the Old City through the bazaars to the west near Jaffa Gate and you begin your drive to Mt Zion to view St. Peter in Gallicantu, which was built over the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas.  Your busy day of sightseeing Will also include stops at the traditional Tomb of King David

Day 2: New Jerusalem

Yad Vashem - the Jewish people’s memorial to the six million lives lost to the Holocaust.  Containing the world’s largest repository of information on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is a leader in Shoah education, commemoration, research and documentation.

Drive past the Knesset, Israel's Parliament enroot to your visit to the Israel Museum*, the largest and most important cultural institution in all of Israel.  The museum houses some 500,000 archeological and anthropological exhibits, displays of Judaic and ethnography, Israeli and international art and one of its premier exhibits, the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as a scale model of Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple.

Drive to Machne Yehuda; The largest and busiest outdoor market in all of Israel. It is located in Jerusalem on Jaffa Street. It was established as a neighborhood in 1887, but only became an official market in 1928. The market is known for its variety of colorful stalls, cheap prices and is visited by people from all over the world. Many people like to shop there for the friendly atmosphere and rich bounty.

At the end of the day, drive back o the hotel passing the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim .At the conclusion of your sightseeing.

Day 3: Jerusalem / Masada / Dead Sea / Jerusalem

After breakfast, you depart overland, past the Good Samaritan Inn, and along by the Dead Sea to Masada, where you continue by cable-car up to the last stronghold of the Zealots and see Herod's palaces, baths etc.  Some 2000 years ago, Roman legions stormed one of the two paths to the top of this sandstone mountain to reach the Jewish Zealots headquartered there.

After visiting Masada, you begin your return trip to Jerusalem, pausing for stops at the National Park of Ein Gedi to view its beautiful waterfall and also for a quick dip in the Dead Sea.

Day 4: Jerusalem / Beit Shean / Nazareth / Tiberias / Tel Aviv

Today you are heading north into the Jordan valley to Beit Shean, the biblical Scythopolis, to visit the Israel’s best preserved Roman amphitheater.

Continue via Tiberias to visit Capernaum, where you will see an ancient synagogue and St. Peter's house which was later converted into a church.You continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Christ issued his famous Sermon on the Mount.

From here, drive on to Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent much of his life.  There are numerous churches and historical sites marking the miracles Jesus reputedly performed in this region known as the ‘Cradle of Christianity”.

During your time in Nazareth you will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built on the spot where the Archangel Gabriel is supposed to have informed the Virgin Mary that God has chosen her to bear His son.

Also see the Church of St. Joseph that contains a cavern said to have been the carpentry workshop of Joseph, before continuing on to Cana – the site where Christ’s first miracle took place.

At the conclusion of your sightseeing you continue overland to Tel Aviv and on to your hotel.

Day 5: Tel Aviv / Haifa / Akko / Caesarea / Tel Aviv

Drive to the ancient port city of Acre, which was the main base for the Crusades. Here you will be the stunning Halls and buildings of the Hospitaller and Templar Knights. Held by the Ottoman Turks in the 18th century, the city successfully repelled an attack by Napoleon, who laid siege on the town for two months without breaching its defenses.

On the way back we'll pass Haifa, to see the magnificent Persian Gardens at the Bahai Shrine.

From here, you continue down the coast to Caesarea, where you see the contrast from "new" to "old".  This 2000 year old city - built to honor Augustus Caesar - was once the capital of the Roman province and was later occupied by the Crusaders.  Today, you find a wealth of Roman, Turkish, Byzantine and Crusader ruins in the area, as well as the harbor from which St. Paul was taken prisoner to Rome.

Day 6: Tel Aviv

Spend the day in Tel Aviv. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Tel Aviv.  Stretched along the beautiful beach strip of the Mediterranean, Tel-Aviv is Israel’s largest commercial center.  It is a busy metropolis which inspires its visitors with a unique energetic atmosphere of excitement and fun.  During your exploration of the city you will pass by the Habima Theatre, Stop to see Independence Hall,  and the part of the city designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as an example of International Architecture (Called the White City). Visit Carmel Market and Old Jaffa, a port town several thousand years old, visit an artist’s studio and the quirky and unusual flea and antique market.

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