9 Day Holy Land Tour of Israel 9 Day / 8 night

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL – JAFFA, TEL AVIV        
Arrive Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by Vered Tours representative -  Visit the Ancient Sea Port of JAFFA, known to be the oldest Seaport in the world.   Drive Check into hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 CAESAREA, MUHRAKA (MT, CARMEL) , NAZARETH, CANA, TIBERIAS
After breakfast drive along the coast to the Roman city of CAESAREA, visit the amphitheatre and historic ruins of  this ancient port.   Continue to MT. CARMEL where Elijah confronted the priests of Baal.  From here drive to  Nazareth where Jesus grew up.   Visit the Church of the Annunciation and then proceed to CANA the site of the first Miracle where Jesus turned water into wine.  Here it is possible to renew marriage vows in the Wedding Church.Drive to TIBERIAS for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 TIBERIAS, MT. OF BEATITUDES,  TABGHA, CAPERNAUM, YARDENIT
After breakfast take a BOAT RIDE on the Sea of Galilee.  Visit the Boat Museum where you can see the "Jesus Boat" which was brought up from the bottom on the Sea of Galilee.   Visit  the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount.  Continue to TABGHA the site of the feeding of the multitudes and then on to CAPERNAUM where Jesus  preached in the Ancient Synagogue    Dinner and overnight Tiberias.

Day 4 YARDENITQUMRAN, DEAD SEA
After breakfast proceed to YARDENIT, traditional Baptism site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Qumran Caves  where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.  Continue to the Dead Sea and check in at your hotel.  Here you can enjoy floating in the waters of the Dead Sea which have amazing healing powers.  The Dead Sea is the lowest place in the world. Dinner and overnight Dead Sea.

Day 5 DEAD SEA, MASADA, JERUSALEM
After late breakfast and time to further enjoy the waters of the Dead Sea, Visit Masada and ascend to the cliff top fortress by Cable Car to inspect the ruins of Herod's palace and fortifications which later served the Zealots to resist the Romans.   Descend by Cable Car. Drive up to Jerusalem and check into hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 BETHLEHEM, CITY OF DAVID, MT. ZION, ST. PETER IN GALLICANTU
After breakfast  drive to BETHLEHEM to visit the Church of Nativity where Jesus was born, Mangers Square  and the Shepherds Fields. Return to Jerusalem to visit the City of David and seethe excavations of the original City of David, outside the Walls of the Old City.  Visit  Mt. Zion, the Hall of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David.  Tour the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu built on the site of the house of the high Priest Caiaphas.
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
This morning after breakfast drive up the Mount of Olives for a panaromic view of the Old City of Jerusalem.  Walk along the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane.   Visit the Church of All Nations.   Enter the Old city of Jerusalem and visit the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus cured the Paralytic man.  Visit the Church of St. Anne and walk along the Via Dolorosa following the Stations of the Cross.
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 JERUSALEM
Day at leisure

Day 9 WESTERN WALL, EIN KAREM, MINI ISRAEL, DEPARTURE
After breakfast Visit the Western Wall then continue to Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. Drive to Mini Israel for a visit.  Transfer to Airport for your departure.

BANIAS, GOLAN HEIGHTS, JORDAN RIVER (YARDENIT), TIBERIAS

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