HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOURS
7 Days Itinerary
An exciting week of history ancient traditions and modernity
Arrival in Ben-Gurion airport in the morning. Meet our representative and guide.
We start our visit in Caesarea, the ancient capital of Roman Judea with its magnificent Roman Theater, Hippodrome and the remain of shopping streets and palace. Continue to the aqueduct which supplied the Roman city with fresh water.
We drive to Haifa and climb Mt Carmel to see the Bahai Temple and the Hanging Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to our hotel in Tiberias near the Sea of Galilee.
Capernaum – Tel Dan – Nimrod Castle – Sail on the lake
We start the day in the ancient village of Capernaum, one of the most important Christian site near the lake, drive north and visit Tel Dan where many small water streams criss-cross our way under large shading trees. Continue to the northern and highest place in Israel, Mt Hermon. We visit the most formidable 700 years old Castle that kept the road between Acre to Damascus. Continue to an ancient volcanic crater, where we have a bird eye view of Syria.
We drive back to Sea of Galilee where we climb on board of a wooden boat for a late afternoon sail on the lake.
Overnight and dinner in Tiberias
Jordan – Jarrash – Karak – Petra
In the morning we cross the border to Jordan. After border formalities we meet our guide and drive to the Roman city of Jarrash, the best preserved ancient city in the Mediterranean. Continue to the formidable fort of Karak, then drive to Wadi Musha, near the ancient site of Petra.
Overnight and dinner at Petra
Petra – Dead Sea, Jordan
This morning we walk into the beautiful ancient city of Petra. We enter a narrow canyon with red sand stone cliffs all around. Suddenly the amazing building of Petra appear. We visit the tombs, the amphitheater, temples and main streets of the city.
After lunch we depart Petra and drive to a spa hotel near the Dead Sea, where we spend the afternoon socking and float on the salty water of the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Spa Hotel near the Dead Sea.
Return to Israel- Masada – Underground city of Maresha – Jerusalem
In the morning we cross the border back to Israel, then drive to Masada. We climb Masada with a cable car and explore the first UNESCO declared site in Israel. Masada been build by Kind Herod. We will visit the magnificent remains of his Northern Palace and the sophisticated ancient water system. In later years Masada was the last Jewish stronghold during the revolt against the Roman of 70 A.D. There are many remains that tell the dramatic story of the revolt. At the end of the visit we decent the mountain straight to our next exciting experience, riding camels in the desert with a Bedouin lunch afterward. We continue from the desert to the underground city of Maresha and Beit Gubrin, before drive to Jerusalem, capital city of Israel
Jerusalem Old City
Today we tour the unique city of Jerusalem, one of the most important city in the Western World, holy for the Christian, Islam and Jewish people. We start the visit with a magnificent panorama of the Old City from Mt of Olive, continue to the Church of all Nations, then we drive to Jaffa gate and enter the most important part – the Old City of Jerusalem. We walk through the Jewish and Armenia quarters and decent to the West Wall, the remain of the ancient Jewish Temple and the holiest site for every Jewish person. We visit Davidson Centre and see a movie about the magnificent Ancient Jewish Temple and its destruction by the Roman. Later we enter an exciting underground walk to see the Temple foundation. Next we climb a high view point to look at the Muslim Holy El Aqsa mosque (the 3rd most important site for the Muslims) and the Golden Dome.
We start to walk along the Via Dolorosa, the same street where Jesus carry the cross on his back to the crucifixion site. We learn the story about the foundation of the Christian faith at this place. We end the walk in the Church of Holy Sepulcher, the site of Jesus crucifixion. In the afternoon we will have free time to look at the colorful market and buy souvenirs. After early dinner in the hotel, we will go to watch the exiting Sound & Light show about the history of Jerusalem in the Old David Citadel Fort.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Israel Museum – Tel Aviv – Jaffa
In the morning we visit the Israel museum then drive to Tel Aviv, the modern city and economic power house that never stop. The old part of Tel Aviv is a nice colorful neighborhood of Jaffa, near the sea. We explore Jaffa and the Mediterranean Sea side promenade.
We climb the highest tower in Tel Aviv for a bird eye view, then have a private tour in an expert diamond processing workshop with opportunity to buy real diamond directly from the manufacturer. In our last night we will have a special night tour of Tel Aviv night life.
Late evening Transfer back to Airport