Day 1: Caesarea, Megiddo and Druze Village
We will start the trip by picking you from your hotel in Tel Aviv, and then start our voyage on the coastal road towards the ancient city of Caesarea. After we enter the national park of Caesarea (the name of the old city), we will walk and see the antiquities, which remained in place from the time Israel was controlled by the Romans, and hear the place's most famous stories.
From there we will continue to Megiddo National Park and view the remains of the city that remained in that area from the year 3000 BC, we will learn the history of the place combined with fascinating stories which, according to the belief were held in that place.
After the visit, we will travel to Dalyat El Carmel, one of the largest Druze villages in Israel. The Druze population is an integral part of Israel's citizens and unlike Israeli Arabs, Druze swear allegiance to the state and serve in the army. There we will stop for a late lunch which will include the traditional Druze food (great food!!). After we eat we will continue our way to the hotel, which is located in Kibbutz Lavi not before we stop for a beautiful observation from Mount Carmel on the Bahai Gardens and the Port of Haifa
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Day 2: Safed, the Golan Heights and a Wine Tour
After a nice kibbutz breakfast we’ll head straight to Tzfat (Safed) to visit the Old City and the Artists’ Quarter. One of the four Holy cities, Tzfat has a fascinating history from its spiritual beginnings in the 1600s, when the Kabbalists came to the city, to the stories that took place during the War of Independence. The city is characterized by its spiritual atmosphere, the old cobble stone streets, and each synagogue has a story to tell. Next we’ll drive over to the Golan Heights.
Starting at the Golan Magic Welcome Center, we’ll see a presentation involving a moving model with light and sound effects accompanied by a film explaining the history of the region on a panoramic screen. Once we’ve educated ourselves we’ll embark on a Winery Tour in the ancient town of Katzrin, which exports to over 25 countries. We’ll do some wine tasting and learn how the wines are produced. After that we’ll return to the kibbutz for dinner.
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Day 3: Nazareth and Sea of Galilee
After breakfast we’ll drive to Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. We will see the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well, the Church of St. Gabriel, the Blessed Cave, and the house of Mary & Joseph. From there we will travel up to the Sea of Galilee and Capernaum National Park, where you will see the remains of a fishing village from the days of the Second Temple. We will hear the stories of the area, how Jesus selected his Apostles, and visit the church built over the site of Peter’s house. The next stop will be the Mount of Beatitudes, a hilltop to the north of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount. There, we will see the remains of a Byzantine church built to commemorate the Sermon.
Then we’ll travel south to the Beit Alfa Synagogue, an excavated synagogue with an amazingly preserved mosaic portraying the Binding of Isaac, the Zodiac, and the Temple. Finally, we’ll end the day in the Holy City itself, Jerusalem. Here you can touch the ancient stones of the Western Wall, explore the modern area, and experience the sights and sounds of this unique city.
The tour includes:
- Two nights' accommodation on Half Board basis
(Breakfast and Dinner). Click here for Hotels Class & Prices.
- Three touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle/bus.
The tour does not include:
- The tour departs on Sunday only.
- The tour departs from Tel Aviv (Sunday) and ends in Jerusalem (Thursday)
- Pick up from Jerusalem or drop off in Tel Aviv is additional $75 per person (in double room) or $150 (single room).
- Tour guides certified by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.
- A moderate dress code is required to enter the holy places. Knees and shoulder must be covered.
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Confirmation will be received 24 - 48 hours post booking.