Chris Friel Holy Land Tour - HOL17

Number of Days: 8
Destination: Israel
Available Dates
  • We have our special one off tour which is escorted by Fr Chris Friel from New Zealand. Fr Chris has hosted, and been tour chaplain for many of our pilgrimage tours and is well experienced in this area.

     Experience the Holy Land for yourself and walk in the steps of Christ and the apostles.        

    Holy Tour Highlights:
    Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Last Supper Room, Via Dolorosa, Jordan River, Mary's well, Qumran, Kibbutz, Dead Sea & Scrolls, Caesarea, Golan Heights, Tiberius, Nazareth, Mount of Olives, Ancient ruins

    His special escorted tour commences on 21st May 2017 from Auckland




  • Escorted tour commencing Tel Aviv Sunday 21 May 2017.  

    Day 1: SUNDAY- Tel Aviv.
    Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your
    hotel. Overnight stay in Tel Aviv. Accommodation King Solomon hotel or similar.D

    Day 2: MONDAY- Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre
    Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to Haifa, view the Persian Gardens at the Bahai Temple. From Haifa, drive to Acre to visit the ancient city and harbour. Accommodation Golan Hotel or similar.B,D

    Day 3: TUESDAY- Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias
    After a short tour of Tiberias, we take a boat ride to Capernaum. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to Mount of beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and waterfalls and tour the Golan Heights.B,D

    Day 4: WEDNESDAY- Nazareth / Beit Shean
    Drive to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee. Visit the Church of Annunciation, St. Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s Well. Drive to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. Continue to Beit Shean, a newly excavated city and visit the Roman theatre. Return via the Jordan River to Jerusalem for overnight. Accommodation Yehuda Court Hotel or similar.B,D

    Day 5: THURSDAY- Jerusalem - Old City
    Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the church of All Nations, King
    David’s tomb and the room of Last Supper on Mt Zion. Enterwithin the walls of the city and visit
    the Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosque not included), Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the oriental Bazaar. Cap the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb. Overnight Jerusalem.B,D

    Day 6: FRIDAY- Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem
    Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the holocaust memorial site; Visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of Nativity. Overnight Jerusalem.B,D

    Day 7: SATURDAY- Dead Sea / Masada
    Drive to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Descend by cable car. Time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea. Return Jerusalem for overnight.B,D

    Day 8: SUNDAY- Tel Aviv
    Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport.B

    Meeting & Assistance at Ben Gurion airport upon arrival.
    Arrival & departure transfers
    6 full days of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle.
    Professional government licensed English speaking guide.
    All entrance fees (gratuities are not included).
    Meals as per final itinerary:
    B = Continental (Israeli) breakfast. D = Welcome and other dinners as per final itinerary.


  • Chris Friel Holy Land Tour - HOL17

    Tel Aviv-Yafo to Tel Aviv-Yafo

  • This tour includes:

    • 3+ to 4 star centrally located accommodation
    • 6 full days of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
    • Meeting & assistance at the airport upon arrival
    • Arrival & Departure transfers
    • Meals as per the itinerary
    • Professional government licensed English speaking guide.
    • All Entrance fees (gratuities not included)
    • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Available Dates

    • $6795 twinshare. Single supplement +$1495. Commencing 21st May 2017 from Auckland

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