Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour (Groups only) - HOG

Number of Days: 8
Destination: Israel
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  • Experience the Holy Land for yourself and walk in the steps of Christ and the apostles.      

    While you will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Christ, the saints, early Christians and pilgrims, visiting magnificent churches and places of miracles or other religious significance, you will also visit the major places of general touring interest.

    On tour you have the chance to meet new people and have the opportunity to relax and reflect. The tour pace caters for all levels of fitness and involvement – you can do as much, or as little as you wish.   

     

    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

     

     

     

     

  • Tours commence Tel Aviv on Wednesdays and Sundays.

    GROUP ESCORTED TOUR 

    Day 1 Sunday:Tel Aviv

    Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and

    transferred to your hotel. Overnight Tel Aviv


    Day 2 Monday:
    Caesarea/Muhraka/Megiddo/Acre 

    Depart Tel-Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman

    capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre,

    and aqueduct.

    Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of

    Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the Lower Galilee .

    Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive

    history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the

    well-preserved water supply system. On to Acre to visit the remarkable

    underground Crusader city and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by

    UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market, and harbour. Continue to Kibbutz Lavi
    for overnight.


    Day 3 Tuesday:
    Tiberias/Capernaum/Banias 

    After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal

    Alon center where the "Jesus Boat", an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is

    displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century

    synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visitvisit

    the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount

    of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to

    the Banias Springs and tour the Golan Heights. Return to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.


    Day 4 Wednesday:
    Cana/Nazareth/Beit Shean 

    Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first

    miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of

    Annunciation, Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Proceed to Yardenit, the

    baptismal site on the Jordan River. Next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly

    excavated Roman city and amphitheatre. Drive along the Jordan Valley to

    Jerusalem for overnight.


    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. Enter the

    Old City; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and

    Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the

    oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

    Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful

    ambiance. Overnight in Jerusalem.


    Day 6 Friday:
    Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem 

    Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation. Proceed to Yad Vashem, the

    memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where

    the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and the model of Jerusalem as it was during the

    Second Temple period.

    Proceed to *Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus: Visit Shepherds' field and walk

    through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of the Nativity. Return to

    Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.


    Day 7 Saturday:Qumran/Masada/Dead Sea 

    Drive through the Judean Desert to the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls

    were found. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea 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 tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod;

    visit the remains of the walls, water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cablecar.

    Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Enjoy the opportunity to

    float in the buoyant water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed

    to have therapeutic effects. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.


    Day 8 Sunday:Tel Aviv

    Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport

    Includes:
    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.

     

  • Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour (Groups only) - HOG

    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

    Accommodation is in 3+ and 4 star hotels. Our package is inclusive of airport transfers, entrances, coach touring, taxes and tolls, all breakfasts and dinners as shown on the itinerary plus the services of an experienced tour guide whilst in Israel as per the final itinerary.

  • Available Dates

    • $3995 twinshare. Single supplement +$1695. Tours commencing on most Wednesdays and Sundays from Tel Aviv, please email: info@travcorp.co.nz to apply

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