Project Description

Holy Land Passage

8 Days / 7 Nights

Tel Aviv • Caesarea • Megiddo •Haifa • Acre • Tiberias • Capernaum • Caesarea Philippi • Nazareth • Jerusalem • Bethlehem • Masada • Dead Sea



Tel: 1-800-387-0387




DAY 1 Arrive Tel Aviv

Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: 4★ Grand Beach or similar (1 night)

DAY 2 Tel Aviv – Caesarea – Megiddo – Haifa – Acre                     B, D

Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa Bay. Head to Acre, a World Heritage site and explore the ancient city and see the Crusader Halls and the secret Crusader escape passage.

Hotel: 4★ Kibbutz Lavi Hod Hotel or similar (2 nights)

DAY 3 Tiberias – Capernaum – Caesarea Philippi                       B, D

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Proceed to Capernaum (Matt. 4.13 13.54, 17.24, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46- 54). Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21), the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5, 6, 7, 8), where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Caesare Philippi Spring and Waterfall (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27), where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow-capped mountains.

DAY 4 Nazareth – Beit Shean – Jerusalem                         B, D

Drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem.

Hotel: 4★ Grand Court or similar (4 nights)

DAY 5 Jerusalem                                      B, D

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem starting with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost). Enter the Old City and walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). Walk through the colorful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills) followed by a visit to the Garden Tomb.

DAY 6 Jerusalem  Bethlehem – Jerusalem                       B, D

Today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbours. Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80).

This Spanish style church and Mary’s well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity.

DAY 7 Jerusalem – Qumran – Masada – Dead Sea – Jerusalem               B, D

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.

DAY 8 Jerusalem Departure    B

Transfer to the airport.


Day 2 – Bahai Gardens


Day 4 – Beit Shean


Day 5 – Temple Mount in Jerusalem


Day 6New City of Jerusalem