Biblical Israel (Protestant Itinerary) - Faith-Based Travel


  • Middle East

  • Steady pace

Tour : 5340

Overview

Building fellowship and community among fellow travellers is just one of the ways to connect spiritually on this biblical tour of Israel. Experience the power of Scripture as it comes to life with memorable visits to Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem. Take time to meditate by the Garden Tomb and visit the Kaser-El-Yahud baptismal site. Jerusalem is dense with holy sites, tied to both the Old and the New Testament: King David’s Tomb, the Garden of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Take in all of them and also learn more about Israel’s archaeological past at the Israel Museum and more recent present at the Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum. This journey will lead you in the footsteps of Jesus as you learn and hear stories about His ministry, miracles and life.

Highlights

Tel Aviv Orientation drive and Jaffa visit

Caesarea and Megiddo Ancient Roman archaeological site

Tiberias Jesus boat museum visit and boat cruise

Nazareth Basilica of the Annunciation

Jordan Valley River Jordan baptismal site

Jerusalem Old town walking tour

Bethlehem Church of the Nativity visit

 

 

Additional Highlights for Tour with Jordan Extension:

Mount Nebo Madaba See the mosaics and St George’s church

Petra Archaeological site and Treasury

Jerash Greco-Roman archaeological site

Anjara See the holy cave

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners

Tel Aviv, Israel

Day
1

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Tel Aviv – Jaffa – Caesarea – Muhraqa – Megiddo – Tiberias

Day
2

Leave Tel Aviv and drive to the old port of Jaffa. Sightseeing continues at Caesarea, an ancient port turned stunning archaeological zone. Admire the restored 3,500-seat Roman THEATRE, the aqueduct, harbour, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century CRUSADER FORTRESS. Next, visit MUHRAQA on Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s contest of faith with the priests of Baal. From here, travel to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF MEGIDDO, an age-old fortified town and site of the Battle of Armageddon in the End Times, according to the Bible. Stay overnight in the lakeside city of Tiberias.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tiberias. Excursion to Kibbutz Ginosar, Capernaum, Mount Of Beatitudes, Tabgha & Caesarea - Philippi

Day
3

Today, travel to Kibbutz Ginosar to see the ancient boat at the JESUS BOAT MUSEUM, followed by a CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee. Next, visit Capernaum and see its ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE AND THE HOUSE OF ST. PETER. Travel north to the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and continue to Tabgha to visit the CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, the site where Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves. On to Caesarea-Philippi (Banias), home to one of the springs of the Jordan River and a place where Jesus taught his disciples.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tiberias – Cana – Nazareth – Qasr El Yahud – Jerusalem

Day
4

This morning, stop in CANA, site of Jesus’ first miracle when he turned water into wine at a wedding. Continue to Nazareth and visit the CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, and of the old village. Leave the Galilee area, drive through the Jordan Valley, and visit the Qasr el Yahud BAPTISMAL SITE, then ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, with a stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old Town.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem. Excursion to Bethlehem

Day
5

Set off on a touching walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the MOUNT OF OLIVES, take in memorable views over the city. Descend via the PALM SUNDAY WALK and visit the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Visit the CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS, located next to the garden, then enter through St. Stephen’s Gate and arrive at the POOL OF BETHESDA. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps along the Way of the Cross to the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. Walk through the JEWISH QUARTER, reconstructed following the unification of the city after the Six-Day War in 1967. Stop at Mount Zion to visit KING DAVID’S TOMB and the CENACLE—the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper. View the unearthed colonnade-style thoroughfare with its ancient marketplace. Travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, situated on the site where Jesus was born.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem

Day
6

Today, head for the Southern Wall excavations and visit the DAVIDSON CENTRE, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Continue with a stop at the WESTERN WALL, the holiest place in Judaism today. Next, visit the GARDEN TOMB, to enjoy the scenery of the beautiful garden, a perfect place for personal reflection and worship. Then, visit the ISRAEL MUSEUM to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Later, tour YAD VASHEM, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem. Optional Excursion to Qumran, Masada & The Dead Sea

Day
7

Today is free to relax, revisit some of the Jerusalem sites at your own pace, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel to Qumran with an included visit to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada and ride the cable car up to the magnificent rock fortress, on a clifftop above the Dead Sea, where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Return to Jerusalem.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jerusalem

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Please note that the Jericho visit is subject to change due to border regulations.

Departures 1 February, 31 May & 22 November, will include a baptismal ceremony on the Jordan River instead of visiting Qasr el Yahud and Cesarea Philippi.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+4 days Jordan extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Jerusalem, Israel - Petra, Jordan

Day
1

Drive to Allenby Bridge, where you will cross into Jordan and arrive at BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN, where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. On to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land and where he is believed to be buried. Next, travel to ancient Madaba, the “City of Mosaics.” Later, see the spectacular BYZANTINE MOSAICS and the precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land, and visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Petra - Amman

Day
2

This morning, visit the archaeological site of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and stand in awe in front of the iconic Treasury. This afternoon, travel north to Amman for two overnight stays.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Amman. Excursion to Jerash, Ajloun & Anjara

Day
3

Begin your day with a stop in JERASH, which was inhabited as early as 3200 BC. Although the city was impacted by the earthquake of 749 AD, it is the site of the best preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the Middle East. Travel through beautiful pine forests and olive groves before arriving in AJLOUN, where Hadrian stayed during the winter of 129-130 AD. Next on the agenda is the biblical city of ANJARA, where Jesus, his disciples, and the Virgin Mary stopped and rested in a cave as they travelled between Jerusalem and Galilee. Today, the cave is a holy place for pilgrims.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Amman

Day
4

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners

Tel Aviv, Israel

Day
1

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Tel Aviv – Jaffa – Caesarea – Muhraqa – Megiddo – Tiberias

Day
2

Leave Tel Aviv and drive to the old port of Jaffa. Sightseeing continues at Caesarea, an ancient port turned stunning archaeological zone. Admire the restored 3,500-seat Roman THEATRE, the aqueduct, harbour, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century CRUSADER FORTRESS. Next, visit MUHRAQA on Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s contest of faith with the priests of Baal. From here, travel to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF MEGIDDO, an age-old fortified town and site of the Battle of Armageddon in the End Times, according to the Bible. Stay overnight in the lakeside city of Tiberias.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tiberias. Excursion to Kibbutz Ginosar, Capernaum, Mount Of Beatitudes, Tabgha & Caesarea - Philippi

Day
3

Today, travel to Kibbutz Ginosar to see the ancient boat at the JESUS BOAT MUSEUM, followed by a CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee. Next, visit Capernaum and see its ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE AND THE HOUSE OF ST. PETER. Travel north to the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and continue to Tabgha to visit the CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, the site where Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves. On to Caesarea-Philippi (Banias), home to one of the springs of the Jordan River and a place where Jesus taught his disciples.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tiberias – Cana – Nazareth – Qasr El Yahud – Jerusalem

Day
4

This morning, stop in CANA, site of Jesus’ first miracle when he turned water into wine at a wedding. Continue to Nazareth and visit the CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, and of the old village. Leave the Galilee area, drive through the Jordan Valley, and visit the Qasr el Yahud BAPTISMAL SITE, then ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, with a stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old Town.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem. Excursion to Bethlehem

Day
5

Set off on a touching walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the MOUNT OF OLIVES, take in memorable views over the city. Descend via the PALM SUNDAY WALK and visit the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Visit the CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS, located next to the garden, then enter through St. Stephen’s Gate and arrive at the POOL OF BETHESDA. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps along the Way of the Cross to the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. Walk through the JEWISH QUARTER, reconstructed following the unification of the city after the Six-Day War in 1967. Stop at Mount Zion to visit KING DAVID’S TOMB and the CENACLE—the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper. View the unearthed colonnade-style thoroughfare with its ancient marketplace. Travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, situated on the site where Jesus was born.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem

Day
6

Today, head for the Southern Wall excavations and visit the DAVIDSON CENTRE, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Continue with a stop at the WESTERN WALL, the holiest place in Judaism today. Next, visit the GARDEN TOMB, to enjoy the scenery of the beautiful garden, a perfect place for personal reflection and worship. Then, visit the ISRAEL MUSEUM to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Later, tour YAD VASHEM, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem. Optional Excursion to Qumran, Masada & The Dead Sea

Day
7

Today is free to relax, revisit some of the Jerusalem sites at your own pace, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel to Qumran with an included visit to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada and ride the cable car up to the magnificent rock fortress, on a clifftop above the Dead Sea, where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Return to Jerusalem.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jerusalem

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Please note that the Jericho visit is subject to change due to border regulations.

Departures 1 February, 31 May & 22 November, will include a baptismal ceremony on the Jordan River instead of visiting Qasr el Yahud and Cesarea Philippi.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+4 days Jordan extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Jerusalem, Israel - Petra, Jordan

Day
1

Drive to Allenby Bridge, where you will cross into Jordan and arrive at BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN, where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. On to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land and where he is believed to be buried. Next, travel to ancient Madaba, the “City of Mosaics.” Later, see the spectacular BYZANTINE MOSAICS and the precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land, and visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Petra - Amman

Day
2

This morning, visit the archaeological site of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and stand in awe in front of the iconic Treasury. This afternoon, travel north to Amman for two overnight stays.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Amman. Excursion to Jerash, Ajloun & Anjara

Day
3

Begin your day with a stop in JERASH, which was inhabited as early as 3200 BC. Although the city was impacted by the earthquake of 749 AD, it is the site of the best preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the Middle East. Travel through beautiful pine forests and olive groves before arriving in AJLOUN, where Hadrian stayed during the winter of 129-130 AD. Next on the agenda is the biblical city of ANJARA, where Jesus, his disciples, and the Virgin Mary stopped and rested in a cave as they travelled between Jerusalem and Galilee. Today, the cave is a holy place for pilgrims.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Amman

Day
4

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners

Tel Aviv

Day
1

Your tour starts today.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Tel Aviv – Jaffa – Caesarea – Muhraqa – Megiddo – Tiberias

Day
2

Leave Tel Aviv and drive to the old port of Jaffa. Sightseeing continues at Caesarea, an ancient port turned stunning archaeological zone. Admire the restored 3,500-seat Roman theatre, the aqueduct, harbour, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century Crusader Fortress. Next, visit Muhraqa on Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s contest of faith with the priests of Baal. From here, travel to the archaeological site of Megiddo, an age-old fortified town and site of the Battle of Armageddon in the End Times, according to the Bible. Overnight in the lakeside city of Tiberias.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tiberias - Excursion to Kibbutz Ginosar - Capernaum - Mount of Beatitudes - Tabgha - Caesarea Philippi

Day
3

Excursion to Kibbutz Ginosar, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha and Caesarea—Philippi. Today, travel to Kibbutz Ginosar to see the ancient boat at the Jesus boat museum, followed by a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Next, visit Capernaum and see its Ancient synagogue and the House of St Peter. Travel north to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and continue to Tabgha to visit the church of the Multiplication, the site where Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves. On to Caesarea-Philippi (Banias), home to one of the springs of the Jordan River and a place where Jesus taught his disciples.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tiberias – Cana – Nazareth – Jericho – Qasr El Yahud – Jerusalem

Day
4

This morning, stop in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle when he turned water into wine at a wedding. Continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, and of the old village. Leave the Galilee area, drive through the Jordan Valley, and visit Jericho, where the shouts and trumpet blasts of Joshua and his army caused the city fortifications to crumble. Then, visit the Qasr el Yahud Baptismal Site and ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, with a stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old Town.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem - Excursion to Bethlehem

Day
5

Excursion to Bethlehem. Start today by assisting the volunteer organization pantry packers in assembling food parcels destined for Jerusalem’s needy. Then, set off on a touching walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the Mount of Olives, take in memorable views over the city. Descend via the Palm Sunday walk and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Visit the church of all Nations, located next to the garden, then enter through St. Stephen’s Gate and arrive at the pool of Bethesda. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps along the Way of the Cross to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, reconstructed following unification of the city after the Six-Day War in 1967. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David’s Tomb and the Cenacle—the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper. A special point of interest is the Cardo, Jerusalem’s main street 1,500 years ago. View the unearthed colonnaded thoroughfare with its ancient marketplace. Travel to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the Church of the Nativity, situated on the site where Jesus was born.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem

Day
6

Today, head for the Southern Wall excavations and visit the Davidson Centre, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Continue with a stop at the Western Wall, the holiest place in Judaism today. Next, visit the Garden tomb, where you enjoy the scenery of the beautiful garden, a perfect place for personal reflection and worship. Then, visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as a scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Later, tour Yad Vashem, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem

Day
7

Optional Excursion to Qumran, Masada and the Dead Sea. Today is free to relax, revisit some of the Jerusalem sites at your own pace, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel through the mountainous Judean Desert to Qumran with an included visit to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada and ride the cable car up to the magnificent rock fortress. The fortification, perched high on a cliff top plateau above the Dead Sea, was where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Return to Jerusalem in the late afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jerusalem

Day
8

Your tour ends today.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Please note that the Jericho visit is subject to change due to border regulations.

Departures 1 February, 31 May & 22 November, will include a baptismal ceremony on the Jordan River instead of visiting Qasr el Yahud and Cesarea Philippi.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Pre Tour

+4 days Jordan extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Jerusalem, Israel - Petra, Jordan

Day
1

Drive to Allenby Bridge, where you will cross into Jordan and arrive at BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN, where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. On to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land and where he is believed to be buried. Next, travel to ancient Madaba, the “City of Mosaics.” Later, see the spectacular BYZANTINE MOSAICS and the precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land, and visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Petra - Amman

Day
2

This morning, visit the archaeological site of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and stand in awe in front of the iconic Treasury. This afternoon, travel north to Amman for two overnight stays.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Amman. Excursion to Jerash, Ajloun & Anjara

Day
3

Begin your day with a stop in JERASH, which was inhabited as early as 3200 BC. Although the city was impacted by the earthquake of 749 AD, it is the site of the best preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the Middle East. Travel through beautiful pine forests and olive groves before arriving in AJLOUN, where Hadrian stayed during the winter of 129-130 AD. Next on the agenda is the biblical city of ANJARA, where Jesus, his disciples, and the Virgin Mary stopped and rested in a cave as they travelled between Jerusalem and Galilee. Today, the cave is a holy place for pilgrims.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Amman

Day
4

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport and port taxes

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