Holy Land Discovery ~ Faith Based Travel:
8 Day Tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with Cosmos
8 Day Cosmos Holy Land Discovery ~ Faith Based Travel from just $1328. That’s just $166 a day including ALL taxes & fees (government taxes & vendor fees are listed additional below).
Explore the roots of your faith on this uplifting tour through Israel, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of spiritual leaders, explore ancient biblical sites, and stand in the places where history unfolded—all while accompanied by fellow believers and a Tour Director dedicated to bringing these places to life.
Spend three nights in Jerusalem, where a guided walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town takes you to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest; the Jewish Quarter and Western Wall, the most sacred place in Judaism; and the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians mark the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. You’ll also walk the famous Via Dolorosa, the last path of Jesus.
Spend three nights in Nazareth, the cradle of Christianity. Here, you’ll visit the Church of the Annunciation, where Archangel Gabriel told Mary she would conceive and give birth to Jesus. From Nazareth, travel to Cana of Galilee, where Jesus turned water into wine. Also travel to Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount and where you’ll have the opportunity to attend Mass. In Bethlehem, visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the Church of the Nativity, situated on the site where Jesus was born.
History comes to life on your visits to Caesarea, where you’ll marvel at the remains of this city built in the 1st century BC; the 12th-century Crusader Fortress; Megiddo, an important site in antiquity and the site predicted for the Battle of Armageddon; and Bet She’an, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman cities.
All of this—and much more—await you on this Israel tour designed for value-minded travelers. It is a vacation of a lifetime! Contact your Legendary Journeys Globus Tour Expert for complete details!
TRIP ITINERARY: 2017 Departure Dates: January 5; February 16, February 23; June 15; August 3; September 7
Day 1 Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel
Welcome to Israel! Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2 Tel Aviv–Jaffa–Caesarea–Megiddo–Muhraqa–Haifa-Nazareth
Enjoy a full day exploring some of the Holy Land’s ancient biblical and modern sights. Begin by driving to the old port of Jaffa, an atmospheric town where Jonah set sail before he was swallowed by the whale. Continue to CAESAREA, an ancient port turned incredible ARCHAEOLOGICAL ZONE. Built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC, the city was one of the most splendid in ancient Palestine and its capital for more than 600 years. Admire what remains of Herod’s grandiose building works, including the restored 3,500-seat Roman theater, the aqueduct, harbor, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century CRUSADER FORTRESS. From here, travel to the archaeological site of MEGIDDO, an age-old FORTIFIED TOWN and one of the world’s most important biblical sites. According to the New Testament, this is where the Battle of Armageddon will take place, the final struggle between good and evil, which will prompt the return of Jesus to defeat the Antichrist and cast Satan into the abyss. Next, visit MUHRAQA on Mount Carmel. Here, a 17th-century MONASTERY marks where the prophet Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. Then, visit Haifa, a city dating back to biblical times, before reaching Nazareth, where you will spend the next three nights.
Day 3 Nazareth. Excursion To Mount Of Beatitudes–Capernaum–Sea Of Galilee–Tabgha–Jordan River
Today, travel to the Sea of Galilee, stopping en route to visit the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and attend Mass, if you like. Next, Capernaum, home to the apostles Peter, Andrew, James, and John, and Matthew the tax collector. While here, see its ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE and the HOUSE OF ST. PETER, then head for Tabgha, where Jesus fed the 5,000 with two fish and five loaves. View the church commemorating the miracle, and stop at the BAPTISMAL SITE at Qasr el Yahud on the Jordan River.
Day 4 Nazareth. Excursion to Cana of Galilee & Bet She'an
This morning, visit the CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, where the Archangel Gabriel told Mary she would conceive and give birth to Jesus, the Son of God. Attend Mass at St. Joseph’s Church or the Church of the Annunciation. Then, head for CANA OF GALILEE, where Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding feast. Stop at GIDEON’S SPRING, where Gideon tested his army so he could decide who would join him in battle against the Midianites. Then, visit BET SHE’AN, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman cities. Ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage Site have revealed time-worn colonnaded streets, bathhouses, and theaters. Later, participate in a satisfying hands-on afternoon of volunteer work at the NAZARETH TRUST.
Day 5 Nazareth–Jericho–Bethlehem–Jerusalem
Drive through the Jordan Valley and visit Jericho, where the shouts and trumpet blasts of Joshua and his army caused the city fortifications to crumble. Continue to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, built over the cave thought to be the spot where Jesus was born. Here, you will have time to pray and attend Mass, if you like. Reach the holy city of Jerusalem in the late afternoon.
Day 6 Jerusalem
An intense day of reflection awaits as you set off on a walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the MOUNT OF OLIVES, take in memorable views over the city’s domes, walls, and rooftops before strolling in the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Your guide will then lead you into the JEWISH QUARTER, pointing out the WESTERN WALL with its prayer notes tucked between the stones, and the Dome of the Rock, the gold-topped mosque on Temple Mount. Next, walk the famous Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross), following in Jesus’ footsteps as he bore the cross to Calvary for his crucifixion and burial, where the BASILICA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE now stands. Later this afternoon, attend Mass, if you like.
Day 7 Jerusalem. Optional Excursion to Masada & The Dead Sea
Today is free to relax, explore Jerusalem at leisure, revisit some of the most significant places of worship, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel through the mountainous Judean Desert; pass the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered; then, ride the cable car up to the magnificent Fortress of Masada. The fortification, perched high on a clifftop plateau above the Dead Sea, was where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have plenty of time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the saltwater. Toward the end of the afternoon, return to Jerusalem.
Day 8 Jerusalem
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (nearest airport is Tel Aviv).
- 8 Day Holy Land Discovery ~ Faith Based Travel 1 Night Tel Aviv, 3 Nights Nazareth and 3 Nights Jerusalem
- Hotel Accommodations Tel Aviv: Cinema Hotel or Tal Hotel, Nazareth: Golden Crown Old City, Jerusalem: Royal Wing or Ibis Styles Sheikh Jarrah
- Many Meals including Breakfast daily and 4 Dinners
- Sightseeing as outlined in the tour description, Visits to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea archaeological site and Medieval fortress, Megiddo, Muhraqa, Haifa, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum Synagogue and House of St. Peter, Tabgha miracle site, Qasr el Yahud baptismal site, Nazareth Church of the Annunciation, Cana of Galilee miracle site, Gideon’s Spring, Bet She’an archaeological site, Jericho, Bethlehem Church of Nativity, Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- Scenic Highlights Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Dead Sea, Jordan Valley, Mount Carmel
- Cosmos Guides Services of a professional Tour Director while touring including Headsets throughout the Tour
- Prices do not include Air Travel Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway roundtrip Tel Aviv (2) Airport Transfers available for $25 per person each way.
HOLY LAND DISCOVERY TOUR RATES:
Standard Hotel Room $1328
Upgrade available for small supplements.
(Prices are based on double occupancy)
This Cosmos trip is $1328 INCLUDING all government taxes & vendor fees which is a super value of just $166 a day!
Single Room Supplement: $580
No Triple Room Reduction
Transfers available for $25 each way
Prices & Itineraries were valid on August 3, 2016 and are subject to change
Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway roundtrip Tel Aviv (2) Airport Transfers available for $25 per person each way.
PAYMENTS: $500 deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure. If there are any airfare charges they must be paid at time of deposit.
Deposit is non refundable
120 - 91 days prior 50%
90 - 61 days prior 75%
Within 60 days 100%
CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED