COACH TOUR - Join us on a Biblical adventure through Israel’s most holy sites - explore Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth before heading to the gorgeous region of Galilee. End with fun and sun in the lively city of Tel Aviv.
Jerusalem. Begin the day with a trip to the Mount of Olives for splendid views of Jerusalem. See some of the world’s oldest olives trees at the Garden of Gethsemane and discover the glistening mosaics of the nearby Church of Agony. Continue to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book to see the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian City of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple (515 BCE – 70 CE). Scattered over 45 acres of the Mount of Remembrance is Yad Vashem, a vast, landscaped complex with a fascinating museum and a dozen memorials built to honor the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust. We pay our respects and learn more about how this tragedy shaped the modern State of Israel. Later we visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist. Overnight - Jerusalem (B, D)
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Day 3: Old Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem. After breakfast today we head to the spectacular Old City through one of the fabled gates. Within its mighty walls we explore the renewed Jewish Quarter, the 2,000 year old Western Wall, Via Dolorosa – the route that Jesus is believed to have taken as he carried his cross to Calvary, and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest Christian site in the Old City. We’ll also have time to wander the colourful bazaars and pick up some souvenirs. Later we make our way to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Spend the rest of the afternoon in Bethlehem visiting the Church of the Nativity and enjoying the views of Shepherds’ Fields. Overnight - Jerusalem (B, D)
Day 4: Beit Shean, Nazareth & Safed
Jerusalem - Nazareth - Galilee. Leaving Jerusalem we drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Continuing via the Jordan Valley we reach Beit Shean and explore the excavations of this beautiful Roman city. Afterwards we proceed to Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation that dominates the city’s skyline. It’s the largest church in the Middle East and one of the Christian world’s most holy shrines. We also have time to visit Mary’s Well. We continue to Safed, city of the Kabala in the northern district of Galilee, for a walk through the mystic alleys and the artists’ colony. Overnight - Galilee (B, D)
Day 5: Golan Heights & Galilee
Galilee. This morning we drive to Golan Heights, a rocky plateau on the border with Syria, where we see the former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages. We continue via Banias, source of the Jordan River, to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Here we visit Peter’s House and the ruins of the ancient synagogue in Capernaum, Mount Beatitudes, and Tabgha where the miracle of the Fish & Bread took place. Our day ends with a short tour of Tiberias, an ancient centre of Jewish learning. Overnight - Galilee (B, D)
Day 6: Acre & Haifa
Galilee - Tel Aviv. Driving west we visit the medieval fortifications of Acre, a famous Crusader stronghold. In Haifa enjoy a tour of the Bahai Shrine, Persian Gardens and Mount Carmel for panoramic views of the city. Heading southwards to Caesarea we visit the Roman Theatre and Crusadar Fortress before arriving in Tel Aviv, Israel’s dynamic party centre on the Mediterranean coast. Overnight - Tel Aviv (B, D)
Monday. Our tour concludes today after breakfast. Included deprture transfer to Ben Gurion airport. Happy Travels!
FROM USD $1,999
Prices & Departure Dates
Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.
If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, (if another solo traveller of the same sex is already booked upon the tour), thus avoiding the single person supplement.
All our scheduled tour departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 2 travellers.
This tour is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go. You will join travellers from a number of different operators, some staying in different hotels for sightseeing each day and spend your evenings at leisure. It is expected that the group size will be less than 12 persons, though it may be higher.
Make your own pilgrimage to some of the world's most holy and spiritual sites. Consider taking an inspirational journey to Israel's revered Holy Lands or the Levant, seeing the world’s most sacred Hindu temple and highest monastery in Tibet, visiting awe inspiring Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia or watching the religious tradition of ritual cleansing in India's River Ganges.
Jerusalem is one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, serving as a pillar to the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. Jersualem has much to offer travellers of any faith or creed. Soak up the views from the Mount of Olives, wander through the atmospheric winding alleys of the Old City to the Cardo, see the exquisite church of the Holy Sepulchre and visit the famous Wailing Wall.
Highlights & Inclusions
Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
Tel Aviv - dynamic city on the Mediterranean coast
Caesarea - one of the great cities of antiquity
Sea of Galilee & the Miracle sites - Tibrias, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mount Beatitudes & Cana
Beit Shean - excavations of the old Roman city
Jerusalem - Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Yad Vashem - World Holocaust Centre. Old City - Temple Mount & the Wailing Wall, Dome on the Rock, Cardo (Roman Road), Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mt. Zion, Last Supper Room & King David’s Tomb & Dormition Abbey
Bethlehem - Shepherd’s Field, Church of the Nativity
Jaffa - ancient port city and the house of Simon the Tanner
Megiddo - ancient Biblical city & battleground.
Nazareth - Church of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well & Joseph’s Church
Mount Scopos & Mount of Olives - spectacular views
Ein Karem - birthplace of John the Baptist
7 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Touring of - Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Galilee Miracle Sites, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Ein Karem & Bethlehem
Ben Gurion Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8
Entrance fees to all included sightseeing
7 nights 3 star hotels
Services of local guides for scheduled sightseeing
All transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles
Note: Touring is in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go. You will join travellers from a number of different operators for sightseeing each day and spend your evenings at leisure.
What's Not Included
International flights and visa
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping/gratuities for your guide and driver. We recommend you allow USD4 - 6 per day, per traveller. for your guide and USD2 -3 for your driver. Tipping your guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
Hotel Grand Court - Jerusalem
Centrally located. the Hotel Grand Court is a very modern hotel and an excellent base for exploring the holy city. Guest rooms are bright and well furnished with free Wi-Fi throughout. The Garden Court is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast al-fresco. There is also a refreshing outdoor pool to relax in or by (open April - September).
Perfectly located just a short walk from the Old City.
Our Rating : Superior —
Local Rating: 4 Star Hotel
Kibbutz Kfar Giladi - Galilee
Founded in 1916, the Kibbutz Kfar Giladi is a recently renovated hotel in a former Kibbutz. All of the guest rooms are well furnished and include breath taking views across the Golan Heights. Internet access is available and the hotel also offers a sauna and massage service. Delicious kosher food is served for breakfast and lunch and dinner can be ordered upon request.
Located in Upper Galilee offering stunning views of the Hula Valley and Mount Hermon.
Our Rating : Standard —
Local Rating: 3 Star Hotel
Hotel Grand Beach - Tel Aviv
Located just a few minutes walk from Tel Aviv's golden beaches, the Hotel Grand Beach offers a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere. Guest rooms are modernly furnished and include free Wi-Fi. With a number of excellent eating options including a lavish buffet in the 'Jerusalem' dining room. The roof top pool is another highlight affording stunning views of the seafront and the city and is a great place to cool off!
Perfectly located close to the sea front and the bustling city centre with lots of restaurants and cafes nearby.
Our Rating : Superior —
Local Rating: 4 Star Hotel
Here's what some of our past travellers have written in to us and said about their experiences on this trip.
Biblical Lands - 8 days
The tour guides Paul and Ezra were extremely knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.
The knowledge they imparted have made a huge impact on our lives. I will highly recommend this tour to our friends and family and will advise an extra free day in the Old City to see the sites at leisure. Paul made it even more meaningful by having the sculptures read aloud by fellow tour members at various sites. I will never forget this experience. Thank you Paul & Ezra & on the go tours!