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On this Christian tour, walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem is Via Dolorosa, the path Jesus took to his crucifixion. There stands the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest Christian sites. To the North, the Garden Tomb is one of several sites considered to be Jesus’s burial. Outside of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, is the site of Jesus’s ascension into heaven.

Take excursion to Masada, a historic mountaintop fortress. Travel further to the Dead Sea, famous for its therapeutic qualities. In Bethlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity, then transfer to the Galilee region in Tiberias. See the ruins of Beit Shean, an ancient city and tour biblical sites around the Sea of Galilee. Drive to the Golan Heights, a fertile region of springs and visit Nazareth, where Jesus spent his youth, to see the Basilica of the Annunciation. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9 DAY CHRISTIAN TOUR OF ISRAEL…
And, experience Christian history and cultural heritage in Israel.
 

What We Love
  • Visit Jerusalem where the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take an excursion to the Dead Sea and relax in the salt- and mineral-laden waters.
  • Spend time in the Galilee region of vineyards, kibbutz and luxury spa resorts.
  • Visit Nazareth, a city where Jesus spent his childhood, now a city of faith & spirituality.
  • In Tel Aviv, enjoy world-class nightlife and food you can only dream about.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour and designed for maximum outdoor experience.
  • Exclusive tour; guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.

 

 
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Israel Christian Tour

Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Dead Sea, Galilee, Nazareth, Tel Aviv
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Jerusalem VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice.

Day 2 – City Highlights Tour
Jerusalem Full-day private tour. Visit different neighbourhoods according to your interests, such as the Christian Quarter, Jewish Quarter, Muslim Quarter and Armenian Quarter.

See highlights such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, bazaars, and atmospheric narrow streets lined with galleries and private homes. Visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum. See the Mount of Olives and walk upon the old city ramparts. Also tour the Mahane Yehuda Market, which is a great place to sample local culinary specialties such as burekas (flaky filled pastries), chocolate rugelach and halvah while shopping for pantry staples such as tahini, za'atar, dried fruits and nuts.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – Dead Sea Tour
Jerusalem Full-day private excursion to Dead Sea (including Masada, if desired).
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Bethlehem Tour
Jerusalem Full-day private tour including half-day excursion to Bethlehem and/or Ein Kerem.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 5 – Transfer
Tiberias Private transfer to Tiberias for 2 nights with touring en route.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 6 – Galilee or Golan Heights Tour
Tiberias Full-day private tour of Christian sites in and around Galilee or Golan Heights. The area is known for its natural beauty, breathtaking landscapes and large concentration of religious, historical and archaeological sites, such as national antiquities parks, moshava farming communities, beautiful nature reserves, ancient Jewish synagogues and Christian holy sites.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – Nazareth Tour
Tel Aviv Private transfer to Tel Aviv for 2 nights. Private touring of Nazareth en route.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 8 – City Highlights Tour
Tel Aviv Continue to Tel Aviv, Israel's largest city, stretching along miles of glorious Mediterranean coast. With a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene and food you can only dream about, Tel Aviv is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and often called ‘the city that never stops’.

Options in Tel Aviv include specialized shopping, strolling the port district or fashionable HaTachana, spending time on the beach, and enjoying the city's excellent restaurants.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 9 – Depart
Tel Aviv Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight.
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to Go Apr-May: In April, the rainy season is ending, the temperature is in the 70s, and the pools and beaches are open to the public. Easter and Passover are quite an experience for pilgrims and Israelis have a two-week long vacation. May brings perfect weather, no crowds and beautiful scenery.

June - August: This can be a busy time as American families arrive during their school break. But Tel Aviv nightlife picks up even more steam than usual in summer, since the universities have let out.

Sept-Oct: The weather starts to cool and the crowds disappear. A good time to travel but avoid arriving on the eve of Yom Kippur, as the whole country grinds to a halt and the week-long holiday of Sukkot when Israelis go on vacation.

Nov- Jan: There is beautiful weather and no crowds, but the summer brings dusty skies and beige slumber. December and January can be cool and wet, but great for the authentic Christmas experience.

Feb-Mar: February is a perfect time for trekking. The hills of Judea, Galilee, and the Golan Heights are covered with wildflowers and grass, and the weather is cool. The Jewish holiday of Purim has become a major week-long celebration in March. A cross between Halloween and Mardi Gras, there are day and night festivals and street parties in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. There may be some rain.

Getting There Israel’s main international airport Ben-Gurion (TLV) is approximately 20 minutes by train or taxi from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes by taxi from Jerusalem. The other international airport is Eilat, at the southern tip of Israel, but it is mainly used for direct charter package flights from Europe and flights from inside the country.

Visa British nationals do not need a visa to enter Israel as a tourist. On entry, visitors are granted leave to enter for a period of up to 3 months. In the past the Israeli immigration authorities stamped passports and on request agreed to stamp landing cards instead. Since January 2013 a pilot scheme has been introduced whereby visitors are given an entry card instead of an entry stamp on arrival. You should keep this card with your passport until you leave. This is evidence of your legal entry into Israel and may be required, particularly at any crossing points into the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

For more information, contact the nearest Israeli Embassy.