The tour begins in Tel Aviv. Today you will delve into some of Israel’s rich history by visiting Caesarea; the ancient Roman capital built by King Herod the Great, which was once the largest port in the Mediterranean. Here you will see the Roman Theatre, the aqueducts, and the Crusader City. Next, you’ll head to Megiddo one of King Solomon’s fortified city kingdoms famous for being the site of the epic Armageddon. These impressive ruins are more than 20 layers deep and show a long history of settlement. Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village is the perfect place to pick up lunch before you head to Mount Carmel for a spectacular view of the Baha’i Shrine, gardens and Haifa Bay. Spend the night in a kibbutz guesthouse.
Start the morning off with a spiritual experience in Safed, the center of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, where you will explore the picturesque streets filled with ancient synagogues and artists’ studios. From here, head to the Golan Heights to view Kuneitra, old Syrian bunkers and the capital Katzerin. We continue to a local winery for some wine tasting before heading to “Golan Magic” for a multimedia presentation that will give you a taste of everything the area has to offer. Return to your Kibbutz guesthouse overnight.
Considered the cradle of Christianity, begin your day in Nazareth where Jesus spent his childhood and youth. Make a stop at the Church of the Annunciation, the site of Joseph and Mary’s home before heading towards Tiberias. Visit Capernaum, where Jesus began his teachings, sitting within the ruins of the ancient synagogue and visiting the octagonal church that was built over Peter’s house. Your journey continues to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount”. End the day passing through Beit She’an, one of the most ancient cities in the country on your way to Beit Alfa, home to a beautiful mosaic floor depicting the zodiac. Return to Jerusalem where your tour ends.