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Biblical Lands - 8 days

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.

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Inclusions
Reviews

Itinerary

Day 1

Tel Aviv/Jerusalem

Monday. Welcome to Israel and the start of your Biblical adventure. We’ll be there to meet you at airport and transfer you to our hotel in town.
Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 2

New Jerusalem

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  |  Breakfast, Dinner

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  |  Breakfast, Dinner

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  |  Breakfast, Dinner

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  |  Breakfast, Dinner

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  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Tel Aviv - your way

Tel Aviv. Today offers free time for you to enjoy Tel Aviv your way. Alternatively, you could opt to take a day trip to the Dead Sea (book locally).
Overnight: Tel Aviv  |  Dinner

Day 8

Tel Aviv

Monday. Our tour concludes today after breakfast. Included deprture transfer to Ben Gurion airport. Happy Travels!

Prices & 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 provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing..

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.

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2017
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TOURING ARRANGEMENTS:

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. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 38 persons.

Hotels

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

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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.

Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, Galilee

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

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 breathtaking views across the dramatic Golan Heights. Internet access is available and the hotel also offers a sauna and massage service for guests who fancy a bit of pampering. Delicious kosher food is served for breakfast; and lunch and dinner can be ordered upon request. The accommodation is located in Upper Galilee offering stunning views of the Hula Valley and Mount Hermon.

Hotel Grand Beach, Tel Aviv

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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.

Trip Highlights

Tel Aviv - dynamic city on the Mediterranean coast
Caesarea - one of the great cities of antiquity and Megiddo - ancient Biblical city & battleground.
Nazareth - Church of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well & Joseph’s Church
Mount Scopos & Mount of Olives - spectacular views
Bethlehem - Shepherd’s Field, Church of the Nativity and Ein Karem - birthplace of John the Baptist
Jaffa - ancient port city and the house of Simon the Tanner
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
Visits to the Ahava Dead Sea products factory and a Diamond Emporium.

Included

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 - 4 star hotels
Services of local guides for scheduled sightseeing
All transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles
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. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 38 persons.

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.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 4 recent reviews

Excellent

• Submitted 04 Aug 2016
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Guide
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Fantastic ! Well organised and arranged. Topics of interest met all my needs. Great group of people. Areas for improvement. I arrived two days too early because I was on my own was stuck in a hotel for two days because I wasn't sure of dress code etc to venture out. I had to get my own transport from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I could have started the tour on the day which meant I had to visit the Dead Sea separately and pay an extra fee for it. Overall great experience!

• Submitted 15 Sep 2015
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Guide
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Fantastic guide. Fantastic tour - tough to make it better

• Submitted 03 Jul 2015
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Guide
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Brilliant tour . Hotels first class. Best tour guide ever. Pauly's love of his country shone through. He explained everything in detail. He's a very knowledgable man. Entertained us & looked after us like we were good friends. Felt like we saw ever part of Israel & can't thank Pauly enough for the excellent tour.

• Submitted 11 Mar 2015
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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! 

Bradley & Joy Knight • Submitted 22 Jun 2012

Tour Details
Starts
Tel Aviv
Ends
Tel Aviv
Departs
Mondays
Hotel Rating
3-4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Dinner: 6
Visiting
Countries

Excellent

Temitope Duckworth-Essilfie
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