This short break in the pastoral Galilee countryside of Israel is a journeyfor all faiths. With a professional guide, visit the area of Jesus’ ministry and sites related to the miracles he performed. Visit iconic sites such as Safed, the mystical Jewish city of the Kaballah, Nazareth and Cana as well as the Golan Heights. Travel the Mediterranean coast visiting Crusader fortresses and Roman ruins on the way to cosmopolitan Tel Aviv and Jaffa.
Day 1 – Wednesday
Arrival / Jerusalem
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 2 – Thursday
Beit Shean / Tiberias / Galilee
Leaving Jerusalem we’ll drive north past Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world.
We’ll travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean and explore the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Driving along the shore of the Sea of Galilee we’ll pass through Tiberas, once the centre of Jewish learning. You’ll visit Capernaum, with its ancient synagogue and Tabgha, traditional site of the “Miracle of the Fish and Loaves”, continuing on into the Upper Galilee. Overnight in Galilee Kibbutz Hotel.
Day 3 – Friday
Upper Galilee / Golan Heights / Nazareth
Today we’ll ascend the Golan Heights to visit former Syrian fortifications and Druze villages, passing by Banias Spring, a tributary of the Jordan River. Through the Hula Valley we’ll travel to Safed, city of the Kabbalah , to visit the synagogue and thriving artists’ colony. From there we’ll go to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s workshop and nearby Cana, traditional site of the Wedding Church and the first miracle, the changing of water into wine. Overnight in Galilee Kibbutz Hotel.
Day 4 – Saturday
Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
After breakfast, we’ll drive west to the ancient harbor of Acre (Akko) to view the stunning Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continuing to Haifa, you’ll enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, including the Baha’i Shrine and Persian Gardens, Mount Carmel and Haifa Bay. We’ll proceed from here along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea and explore the Roman Theater and the Crusader Fortress, ending the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the picturesque port of Jaffa. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 5 – Sunday
After check out, you’ll transfer to the airport for departure.
4 nights hotel accommodation.
Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach.
Porterage at airport.
Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
Traveler’s medical baggage insurance.
Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D)