Arrival to Tel Aviv International Airport. A Noah Tours representative will meet you after passport control and accompany you to your transfer to your hotel.
Monday: Jaffa Caesarea Haifa Nazareth Cana Galilee
After breakfast drive through Jaffa, an ancient port city and the oldest part of Tel Aviv. Continue on to the ancient city of Caesarea that was built by King Herod the Great while driving along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. We will then proceed to Haifa, passing by Mt. Carmel to see the famous Bahai Gardens. From Haifa, we will drive to Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation. Drive to Cana, where the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine took place and visit the “Wedding Church”. End the day with an overnight in Tiberias/Galilee Sea.
Tuesday: Galilee Mt. Beatitudes Capernaum Tabgha - Golan Heights
Start the day with an exciting boat ride on the Galilee Sea. Continue to see the Jesus Boat, the ancient boat found sunk in the Sea of Galilee from the time of Jesus. Ascend up to Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount Continue the day in Capernaum, known as The Town of Jesus, visit the synagogue and Peters house. Take a lunch break with a delicious St. Peters fish lunch. Next, we will visit Tabgha, the place where the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes took place. You will also have the amazing opportunity to see the famous mosaic under the alter of the ancient church of Tabgha. Proceed to the Golan Heights and have an overlook of Syria. End the day at your hotel in the Galilee Sea for your overnight.
Wednesday: Jordan River Qumran Masada Dead Sea
Begin the morning driving along the Jordan River to Yardenit Baptismal Site. Visit Qumran and see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Travel on to Masada where you will take a cable car up to the fortress. The history of the famous Jewish fortification will unfold before your eyes; the palaces built by King Herod, the synagogue and bathhouses used by the Jews. Descend Masada by cable car and drive to the Dead Sea for some relaxation and a dip in the water. Overnight at a Dead Sea hotel and spa where you will be able to take advantage of the spa facilities.
Thursday: Dead Sea - Mt. of Olives - Bethlehem
Take advantage of some extra sleep or an early spa treatment, since check out isnt until 11:00 AM. Go up to the Mt. of Olives,a cemetery that once was covered in olive groves, where you will have a magnificent panoramic view of Jerusalem.Depart for Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity located at Manger Square. Overview of the Judean Desert and Shepherds Field. Finish the day back in Jerusalem for your overnight.
Friday: Jerusalem (New City) - Mahane Yehuda Market
The morning will begin with a visit to Israels official memorial to the Holocaust, Yad VaShem, located on Mt. Herzl. Drive past The Knesset and the Israeli Supreme Court, on your way to the Israel Museum, Israels national museum, where you will see the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a model of the Second Temple. Continue the day with an exciting tour of the Mahane Yehuda Marketplace (Shuk) and experience life as an Israeli. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Saturday: Jerusalem (Old City) - Tel Aviv
Today will begin with a tour of the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before his crucifixion. Make your way to Mt. Zion where you will visit Davids Tomb and the site of the Last Supper, also known as the Upper Room. We continue to the Christian Quarter where you will enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified. From there, walk where Jesus walked and make your way down Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross).The day will continue with a trip to The Cardo, what used to be a main street in the Old City during the time when Judea was under Roman rule. Go down to the Western Wall and spend some time in reflection and/or prayer. End the day with a tour of the Old City and an overnight in Tel Aviv.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Until next time!