4 Days Tour of Israel

Day 1 – Northward by the Coastline
Day 2 – Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights
Day 3 – Along the Jordan River to the Dead Sea and Masada
Day 4 – Jerusalem, a holy city for 3 religions

Day 1 – Northward by the Coastline

  • Check out from Tel Aviv and drive to Caesarea – visit the impressive ruins of one of the largest Roman ports in the ancient world
  • Drive to Haifa, up Mount Carmel to the panoramic lookout over Haifa and its bay, Galilee and the magnificent Baha'i gardens
  • Drive to Acre (Akko) and walk through the streets and alleys of the Crusaders world (underground) and the Ottomans (Turks) and Muslim old town (up ground)
  • Drive westward across Galilee to Tiberias.
  • Overnight in a Tiberias hotel.  

 

Day 2 – Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights

  • Drive alongside the Sea of Galilee and make our first stop at Mount of the Beatitudes, a Catholic church that commemorates the famous "Sermon on the Mount" (Mat. 5-6).
  • Downhill, we drive shortly to Tabgha and visit 2 churches there, one commemorates the "Miracle of the Multiplication of the Fishes and Loafs" and the other one is Peter's Primacy also known as Menza (table) Christi.
  • After lunch break (St. Peter fish and some Pita bread…) we visit Capernaum, the ruins of Kfar Nahum, home base of Jesus by the lake, presenting the reconstructed remains of the largest ancient synagogue in the Middle East and Peter's House.
  • Cross the Jordan river and drive up to the Golan Heights to  Mount  Bental (a non active volcano) lookout over "the Valley of Tears" and Syria
  • Drive to Kibbutz Kfar-Haruv, overnight in the luxurious wooden country lodges by the Peace Vista, one of the most breathtaking viewpoints in Israel (if not available we stay another night in Tiberias)

 

Day 3 – Along the Jordan river to the Dead Sea and Masada

  • Drive down the slopes of the Golan Heights on a winding breathtaking road to "The 3 countries' (Israel, Syria and Jordan) meeting point" and then further down to the Jordan Valley
  • Drive southward by the Jordan River's bank (the border with Jordan) through the Jordan valley, bypassing Jericho on our way to the Dead Sea
  • A short hike through the famous Ein-Gedi oasis, dipping in the waterfalls pools, hopefully meet some protected wildlife  
  • Drive shortly to Masada – mount up with a cable car to the top and  visit the famous cliff\fortress
  • Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at the Ein Gedi's hot springs for the famous Dead Sea experience (mud, float)  
    • Drive to Jerusalem for overnight

 

Day 4 – Jerusalem, a holy city for 3 religions

  • Start with Mount Scopus lookout over the Judean desert
  • Continue to Mount of Olives for a panoramic viewpoint over  Jerusalem
  • Drive down to Gethsemane and Judgment valley
  • A short visit to the City of David, "where it all begun…" 
  • Walk into the Old City through Jaffa gate to the Christian Quarter
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Continue to the Jewish Quarter and then, through  the marketplace (Shook), to the Wailing (Western) Wall

 

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