Israel Tour – 5 Days – 4 Nights
Start and end in Tel Aviv! With the Best of Israel , you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Tel Aviv, Israel and 13 other destinations in Israel. Best of Israel Trip Experience - 5 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Golan Heights / Katzrin, Mt. Bental / View of Megiddo
Our tour begins as we leave Tel-Aviv traveling north on the coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea and passing the cities of Hertzilya and Natanya.
To head into Galilee we need to travel past Megiddo, heading through the infamous Plain of Armageddon. Despite it’s name, we’ll travel along and through to Galilee where we’ll see some beautiful vineyards, farmlands and rolling hills, offering a great photo opportunity. We’ll cross the River Jordan and start to ascend the Golan Heights through the vast and simply beautiful countryside. On our journey we’ll see the Hamat Gader, a place that contains various hot springs. It’s reported that these date back to the Roman era, where these springs were used to bathe in and still are to this day.
We get the chance to see some of the truly beautiful sights on our way to the Shalom Observatory as we make our travels. From within Katzrin we’ll see a now excavated Jewish village dating back to the eras of Mishnah and Talmudic. Our next stop isn’t far from here, where we’ll head to the Golan Antiquities Museum and see some of the remarkable discoveries from the Golan. Additionally we’ll see a short film depicting the ancient city of Gamla. Our last stop on the tour is the very place captured by the Israeli’s in 1967 during the Six Day War, where we’ll head to Mt. Bental, home to the remaining Syrian trenches which we’ll spend some time exploring before heading back. Overnight: Tel Aviv or Galilee
Nazareth / Capernaum / Tiberias / Sea of Galilee / Jordan River
We’ll be able to see the ancient city of Megiddo from as we turn off the coastal roads, turning off for the Valley of Armageddon. We’ll know we’ve arrived in Nazareth As we visit Mt. Precipice, signaling our arrival in Nazareth. Our first venture is to the Church of Annunciation and the beautiful church of St. Joseph to explore first. Once we set off to the next part of our tour we’ll head towards the Sea of Galilee, bypassing a place called Cana, famous for where Jesus turned water into wine. Following this we’ll head to the Mt. of Beatitudes, where once Jesus delivered the now named Sermon on the Mount. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee that you’ll get the same sermon !
We’ll stop in Capernaum , found along the shore of the Sea of Galilee. We’ll tour the Roman Catholic Church within Tabgha, the place where the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes took place. To start to wrap up the tour, we’ll head to Yardenit. We’ll visit one of the sites along the River Jordan, believed to be where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. As we head back we’ll pass Mt. Tabor, famous for being where the Transfiguration of Jesus took place where he became radiant upon the mountain-top.
Overnight: Tel Aviv or Galilee
Caesarea National Park / Acre / Haifa / Rosh Hanikra
We’ll first drive north of Tel Aviv as we embark on our drive to tour the coastal cities of Israel, where we’ll make our debut stop at Caesarea. We’ll see several different sights including the Amphitheater, Hippodrome and the last standing remains of the palaces and temples as we visit a port city that dates back to the Roman era. Just after this we’ll have the opportunity to learn about te ways of the Baha’i faith, as we visit Mt. Carmel and see the Baha’i Gardens. Our next stop is to visit some large caves along the beach side of Rosh Hanikra, free to explore for a little while as we enjoy the crashing waves against the rocks before we head onto our next steps of the journey. Our next destination is the Acre, a Crusader city dating back to the 12th Century. With a former fortress and plenty of Ottoman structures, you’ll be spoilt for choice of sights to see ! Overnight: Tel Aviv or Galilee
Masada National Park / Dead Sea / View of Qumran
We’ll first head to Masada on this tour, where we’ll take a journey past the Inn of he Good Samaritan, leading us to our first stop just at sea level to make the most of the great photo opportunity. As we continue to head below sea level to the Dead Sea, we’ll stop at our first point of the tour at Masada, where from here jump on a cable car to Herod’s palace-fortress, now over 2,000 years old. Some of the structures here are truly incredible where we’ll find various palaces and even an old bathhouse! Once we’ve explored this area we’ll head onto the Dead Sea, where we’ll head past the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered, Qumran. Once we’re at the Dead Sea we’ll spend the rest of the day making the most of some well earned relaxation, utilizing the Dead Sea beaches to our advantages. The sea itself has water nearly 9 times as salty as a normal ocean, which makes for the waters to be extremely buoyant. Don’t forget to make the most of the free face masks, found within the mud of the Dead Sea !
Jerusalem Old & New / Via Dolorosa / Western Wall / Church of Holy Sepulcher,
From the top of the Mount of Scopus you can see some truly breathtaking views of Jerusalem. Before we set off we’ll admire the views, then we’ll set off down the mount, passing various different landmarks inclusive of the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations and the Kidron Valley. We’ll enter the Old City via the Jewish quarter, where we’ll see the many centuries old Cardo before moving to the Western Wall. At the Western Wall a tradition is to place a prayer on a piece of paper and placing it within the ancient stones of the wall, which we get the opportunity to do so before heading on. We’ll then follow in the footsteps of Jesus himself and follow the Via Dolorosa which will follow the same route that he took when carrying his cross, ending at the place where Jesus was both crucified and buried, now named the Holy Sepulcher. After a lunch break, we’ll head to New Jerusalem via the Old City Bazaar and drive through the modern city towards the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum where we’ll see many authentic documents and artifacts, and we’ll see some photos and video testimonials of the Holocaust survivors.