Bible Land Tour

Take a journey to the land of the bible with the Bible Land Tour, an 8 day program that operates every Monday.

Itinerary

Monday, Day 1: Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to Jerusalem

Welcome to Israel!

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Our Christian Holy Land Tour begins with a welcome by a Trips Israel representative. After fetching our luggage, we will be escorted outside the airport terminal to meet our driver. We will have a short drive through the Judean Hills to our hotel in Jerusalem for check in.

Enjoy a buffet dinner at hotel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Christian Bible Land Tour - Jewish Heritage Tour - Trips Israel

Tuesday, Day 2: New City of Jerusalem

Enjoy our first breakfast at our hotel. Our first day of tourist will include the following places below:

Mount of Olives

Ascend to the top of Mt. Of Olives for a panoramic view of the Old City and the Golden Gates. Continue to the bottom of the mountain to see the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations also know as the Church of the Agony. Here Jesus prayed in many occasions until His arrest.

Israel Museum:

Included in the museum; The Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed. Also the renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating to the Second Temple.

 Yad Vashem:

Israeli memorial for the Holocaust, where six million Jews perished in WWII.

Ein Kerem

The birthplace of John the Baptist and where his parents enjoyed their summer house.

Afternoon/evening:

We will return to our hotel for dinner.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Christian Holy Land Tour - Sunday

Wednesday, Day 3: Jerusalem: The Old City

Another breakfast at our hotel. Today, visits will include sites in Jerusalem and the Old City.

The site of the Upper Room, where it’s believed was the room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2).

Jewish Quarter (Old City):

The restored Jewish Quarter, includes the site of the Cardo (meaning; “The Heart”), the unearthed main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns.

Western Wall:

Also known as The Wailing Wall or The Kotel (in Hebrew), which is the last remaining Temple wall. The wall is a relatively a small segment of a far larger retaining wall. The wall was originally erected as part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple, built by Herod the Great. This was build on top of a steep hill known to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount.

Via Dolorosa:

Where Jesus walked along the stations of the cross to His Crucifixion. Retrace the steps Jesus took (the stations), while experiencing the colorful bazaars and marketplaces. Also enjoy shopping at leisure and a chance to test our negotiating skills.

Church of the Holy Seplechre:

It is believed by many Christians, this was the site of Golgotha; where Jesus was crucified and where he resurrected.

Mount Zion:

The site of the Upper Room or also know as “The Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13). The tomb of King David is located one floor below. Visit will include Dormition Abbey.

Bethlehem:

Known for the site of the Nativity, enclosed by the Church of the Nativity and view Shepherd’s Fields

Afternoon/evening:

We will return to our hotel for the remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner at our hotel.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem - Christian Bible Land Tour - Trips Israel LLC

Thursday, Day 4: Journey to the Galilee

After breakfast, we leave Jerusalem and travel north to the Galilee region. We will visit the following places:

Beit Shean:

Largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel. Visit includes; the amphitheater, colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics and Roman bathhouses (1st Samuel 31:10).

Nazareth:

The location of the Grotto, enclosed by the Church of Annunciation. Also see the Church of St. Joseph, located over the traditional site where Mary and Joseph lived. See the ancient City Well, believed to be the site where Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary.

Safed:

The Mystic city, where Kabala began and considered the 3rd Holiest city in Israel. See the old synagogues and wander through the artists’ colony.

Afternoon/evening:

Arrive to our hotel in the Galilee and enjoy a relaxing dinner.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Safed - Israel - Bible Land Tour

Friday, Day 5: Tiberias and Western Galilee

After breakfast, start the day with a short tour of Tiberias. Visits will include the following places:

Golan Heights:

Visits will include the following:

  • View from a distance a Druze villages.
  • Visit a former Syrian fortification from past wars.
  • Experience a vineyard and wine tasting in the wine country on the Golan with breathtaking views.
  • Pass by Banias, source of the Jordan River.

Mount of Beatitudes:

Where Jesus delivered what is perhaps the most famous sermon ever preached – “The Sermon On The Mount” (Matt. 5).

Capernaum:

Center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry and the site of many of His miracles (Mark 2:4; Matt. 8:5; 14-17; 9:1-7; 17:18). See the remains of Peter’s House, a 2nd century synagogue.

Tabgha:

Site of the the “Loaves and Fishes”, including the Church of the multiplication (John 6:1-14), a 4th century mosaic floor.

Tiberias:

Considered a major resort city, lays on the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning

Please note: Optional sailing in a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery – subject to conditions and additional fee.

Afternoon/evening:

We will return back to our hotel and enjoy a relaxing dinner. Evening at leisure.

Overnight in the Galilee.

Christian Holy Land Tour - Sunday arrival

Saturday, Day 6: Journey to the Mediterranean Coast

Breakfast at hotel. Today, we will journey towards the Mediterranean coast. Visit will include the following:

Akko (Acre)

A crusader port located on a promontory at the northern end of Haifa Bay. See the natural harbor, port, underground passages, secret rooms, as well as the prison.

Haifa

Ascend Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the Botanical Gardens below. Here Elijah fought the 400 false prophets of Baal.

Caesarea

Built by Herod the Great 2,000 years ago and once the capital of Judea. Here, Paul embarked on his journey to Tarsus (Acts 9:30) and where Cornelius and his family (the first Gentile believers) lived. The visit will include; the excavated fortress, Roman amphitheater and a view of the aqueduct, which once used for conveying water to the city.

Afternoon/evening:

Arrive to our hotel in Tel Aviv and enjoy a relaxing dinner.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Saturday, Day 7: Day at leisure or optional Masada and Dead Sea tour

After breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure. Optional Masada and Dead Sea tour available upon request – additional cost.

Afternoon/evening:

Enjoy dinner at hotel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Monday, Day 8: Departure

After breakfast (depending on flight times), transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

Included in the tour:

8 days/7 nights accommodations:

  • 4 nights in Jerusalem
  • 2 nights in the Galilee
  • 1 night in Tel Aviv
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Tours and guiding:

  • Touring in a Deluxe vehicle/motor-coach with a professional licensed driver
  • A professional government licensed English speaking guide – hand picked
  • Entrance fees to all sites and parks

Meet, assist and transfers:

  • Meet and assist at Ben Gurion Airport, immediately after passport control
  • Transfer on a arrival from Ben Gurion Airport to hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Transfer on departure from hotel to Ben Gurion Airport

Meals included:

  • Israeli style buffet breakfast daily
  • Everyday dinners at hotels, except the arrival day (5 dinners in total)

Other services also included:

  • Trips Israel host/hostess at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Kotel (Western Wall)
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Maps, pens and luggage tags

Not included

  • International airfare
  • Boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee
  • Masada and the Dead Sea area – additional cost
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • lunch daily

Costs

Costs below are in US Dollars

HOTEL PLAN Plan A (Superior) Plan B (First Class) Plan C (Tourist Class)
TEL AVIV Crowne Plaza DLX / Dan Panorama Metropolitan / Grand Beach Sea Net / Olympia
GALILEE Kibbutz Kfar Giladi-Boutique Kibbutz Kfar Giladi Kibbutz Kfar Giladi
JERUSALEM Crowne Plaza DLX / Dan Panorama Grand Court / Leonardo Jerusalem Jerusalem Gate / Rimonim Shalom
Tours starting on Per person Per person 3rd Adult 3rd Child Per person Per person 3rd Adult 3rd Child Per person Per person 3rd Adult 3rd Child
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2018 Schedules
March 05 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
March 12 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
March 19 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
Mar  26 2,142 3,077 1,827 1,285 1,649 2,310 1,494 1,319 1,439 2,010 1,372 1,151
April 02 2,304 3,261 1,914 1,383 1,785 2,457 1,630 1,428 1,565 2,157 1,498 1,252
April 09 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
April 16 2,142 3,077 1,827 1,285 1,649 2,310 1,494 1,319 1,439 2,010 1,372 1,151
April 23 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
April 30 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
May 07 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
May 14 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
May 21 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
May 28 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
June 04 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
June 11 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
June 18 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
June 25 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
July 02 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
July 09 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
July 16 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
July 23 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
July 30 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
August 06 2,142 3,077 1,827 1,285 1,649 2,310 1,494 1,319 1,439 2,010 1,372 1,151
August 13 2,142 3,077 1,827 1,285 1,649 2,310 1,494 1,319 1,439 2,010 1,372 1,151
August 20 2,142 3,077 1,827 1,285 1,649 2,310 1,494 1,319 1,439 2,010 1,372 1,151
August 27 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
September 03 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
September 10 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
September 24 2,304 3,261 1,914 1,383 1,785 2,457 1,630 1,428 1,565 2,157 1,498 1,252
October 01 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
October 08 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
October 15 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
October 22 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
October 29 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
November 05 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
November 12 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
November 19 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
November 26 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
December 03 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
December 10 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
December 17 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
December 24 2,142 3,077 1,827 1,285 1,649 2,310 1,494 1,319 1,439 2,010 1,372 1,151
December 31 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
2018 Schedules
January 07 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
January 14 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
January 21 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
January 28 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
February 04 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
February 11 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
February 18 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058
February 25 2,001 2,892 1,702 1,200 1,533 2,153 1,378 1,226 1,323 1,854 1,256 1,058

Highlights and Regions

Jerusalem – New City

  • Yad Vashem
  • Israel Museum
  • Mount of Olives
  • Garden of Gethemane
  • Mount Zion: Tomb of King David, Upper Room

Jerusalem – Old City

  • Christian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Church of the Holy Seplechre
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Western Wall

And much more!

Mediterranean Coast and surrounding area

  • Caesarea
  • Mt. Carmel
  • Akko (Acre)

Galilee and surrounding regions

  • Mount of the Beatitudes
  • Capernaum
  • Tabgah
  • Beit Shean

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