- Reservation Details
- All entrance fees as per itinerary
- All tours, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary including those for Day Trip to Petra**
- Government-licensed English-speaking guide
- Meet, assist on arrival/departure in TLV
- Porterage at hotels (one suitcase per person)
- Receive upon arrival in TLV: Pilgrim Certificate, map, hat, backpack
- $375 Trip Tips
- Beverage during meals
- Estimated Airport Fuel Tax/Surcharges of $785
- Items of personal nature or extra services
- 13 Days In Israel!
- Day 1 - Monday, October 9
- Day 2 - Tuesday, October 10
- Day 3 - Wednesday, October 11
- Day 4 - Thursday, October 12
- Day 5 - Friday, October 13
- Day 6 - Saturday, October 14
- Day 7 - Sunday, October 15
- Day 8 - Monday, October 16
- Day 9 - Tuesday, October 17
- Day 10 - Wednesday, October 18
- Day 11 - Thursday, October 19
- Day 12 - Friday, October 20
- Day 13 - Saturday, October 21
TLC Holyland Tours or its representative reserves the right to change the order of the itinerary based on flight schedules or conditions on the ground.
Today you will leave the United States on a trans-continental flight to Tel Aviv, Israel.
Arrive In Israel Late Afternoon
Go to hotel for dinner and overnight on the Mediterranean Sea.
Caesarea Maritima | Mt. Carmel | Valley of Armageddon | Megiddo | Nazareth | Arrive for dinner and 1st overnight near the Sea of Galilee
Begin the day by driving up the coast to the ancient port of Caesarea Maritima and see the ancient capitol of the Romans in Palestine with the great theatre, hippodrome and harbor. The events of Acts 12 took place here; the Apostle Paul’s imprisonment, his bringing the gospel to the house of Cornelias, and the occasion of Herod being struck by worms in the theatre. A short distance away you will see the incredible aqueducts built by Herod the Great and a later period Crusader fortress nearby. After a short drive along the coast, you begin the climb up the Carmel Mountains to the heights of Mt. Carmel where Elijah slew the prophets of Baal. The view of the Valley of Armageddon will take your breath away as you recall the prophecies of Revelation and the end-time events that will take place in that vast plain. You will descend into the valley and visit Megiddo, Solomon’s ancient chariot city, cross the entire valley and begin the climb through the lower Galilean Mountains to Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. Leaving Nazareth you drive through areas where there were villages of His day such as Cana, where He turned the water into wine. Finally, you arrive at your beautiful where you will have dinner and spend the first of three nights.
Sea of Galilee | Boat Ride & Time of Worship | Jesus Boat | Mount of Beatitudes | Tabgha | Capernaum | Fish Lunch | Migdal | Baptism in the Jordan | Mt. Arbel
Awaken to a breath-taking sunrise on the Sea of Galilee, then enjoy a boat ride and time of worship on the Sea of Galilee sailing to Nof Ginosar in a replica of an ancient boat. On arriving, view an authentic 2,000-year-old boat of antiquity dating to the time of Christ. Follow the steps of Jesus through the Galilee region visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha and the ancient fisherman's landing called the "Primacy of Peter." Enjoy lunch near the Sea and have an opportunity to eat "St. Peter's fish," tilapia, caught fresh from the waters of the Galilee. Complete the day with baptism in the Jordan River if you choose. If time permits, you will visit the incredible ruins of Migdal before returning to the hotel. After dinner enjoy looking out over the beautiful lake to reflect on what you are already experiencing; walking where Jesus walked.
Chorazin | Tel Dan | Dan Nature Reserve | Mt. Bental | Caesarea Philippi | Northern Golan Heights
The beautiful northern mountains of Israel await you today. There is a city gate from the time of Abraham at Tel Dan, along with an altar from the days of Israel's divided kingdom. Walk through an incredible nature reserve at Dan where you will see the beginnings of the Dan River, which joins with other streams to form the Jordan River. The water is crystal-clear and pure. You will see a gorgeous waterfall as the headwaters of the Jordan River cascade into a beautiful mountain stream. Your next stop will be the site of the Apostle Peter's confession of Christ at Caesarea Philippi where you will see the second source of the Jordan River at Banias. Hear an explanation of Israel's incredible history from 1948 until the present as you stand upon the heights of the extant volcano peak. You will see the Golan Heights spanning from the Northern border to the Sea of Galilee and learn about the strategic importance this region has played and will continue to play to the nation of Israel. After the day in the mountains, retire to your hotel for a final evening in the region.
Beth Shean | Wadi Qelt | ascend to Jerusalem | Mt. of Olives overlook | Jerusalem, 1st night
This morning you leave the beautiful Sea of Galilee and follow alongside the Gilboa mountain range. You will make a quick stop to view the ruins of one of the ten cities of the Decapolis Beit Shan. While not mentioned in the New Testament, it is an Old Testament city and the best-preserved Roman city from that period in Israel today. Make a stop at Wadi Qelt before beginning the climb along the ancient path the pilgrims followed, ascending to Jerusalem. Stop on the Mount of Olives for a vast view of the city, then check-in, have dinner, and spend your first night in the city where God put His name…Jerusalem!
Ein Gedi | Qumran | Masada | Dead Sea
Today we descend to the Plains of Jericho then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. We’ll visit the center of the Essenes, Qumran, home of some of the caves where ancient Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. We then continue south into the desert where ibex roam at Ein Gedi, David’s hideout from Saul, then on to the mighty fortress Masada, the last stronghold and stand of the zealots against Rome, on the edge of the barren Negev Desert. Masada is a symbol of courage and perseverance for the Jewish people, where 960 Jewish defenders organized their last resistance to the Roman conquerors and took their own lives rather than surrender into slavery. Those who wish to do so may swim (float) in the salty waters of the Dead Sea before we begin the ascent to Jerusalem along the ancient path the pilgrims followed, have dinner and spend a second night.
Temple Mount | Pools of Bethesda | St. Anne’s | Tunnels | Kotel | Davidson Center | Southern Steps | CITY OF DAVID
This morning we rise early to visit the most sacred place on earth, Mt. Moriah, the Temple Mount and view the centuries-old “Dome of the Rock” built 688 – 691 A.D. Exiting into the Jewish Quarter you will visit the Western Wall and tour areas under the Temple Mount before visiting the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed an invalid man and visit St. Anne’s Church. We will also visit the Davidson Center and see the ancient Roman Cardo, Robinson’s Arch and the ancient Southern Steps. You will end the day exploring the ancient City of David!
SHILOH | Mt. of Olives | Palm Sunday Road | Garden of Gethsemane | St. Peter in Gallicantu | Yad Vashem | Israel Museum | US Embassy
Our first stop will be Ancient Shiloh where the Tabernacle stood for 369 years, an unbelieveable site. Traveling the ancient King’s Highway you will return to Jerusalem and go to the Mt. of Olives for an introduction to Jerusalem. Ascend the mountains of Jerusalem from Scopus to the Mt. of Olives for an outstanding and breath-taking view of the city across the Kidron Valley to the Eastern Gate. Walking Palm Sunday Road you will see the Chapel of Ascension, Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit. After a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane you go to the house of Caiaphas where Jesus was tried. The afternoon takes you to the Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls and a scale model of ancient Jerusalem. The day ends at the site every visitor to Israel must-see, Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, Israel’s memorial to the 6 million Jews who were put to death by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime of Germany during the days of WWII. This is a moving experience that includes a visit to the children’s museum in memory of the 2 million children sent to their deaths at the hands of the Nazis. Return to your hotel for dinner and final overnight in the city of Jerusalem.
Ecce Homo-Place of the Pavement | Via Dolorosa | Garden Tomb | Gordon’s Calvary | Arrive in Eilat
Today you will visit the Fortress of Antonia, seat of the Roman Procurator, site of the public trial of Christ, and his condemnation and scourging. Pavement from the day of Jesus reveals the Game of the Kings. Making your way along the Via Dolorosa you arrive at Calvary and the nearby Garden Tomb. Complete your tour of Jerusalem here, in the Garden sharing Communion before boarding the coach for the drive to Eilat where you check-in, have dinner and spend the night.
Cross the border for day-trip to Petra, Jordan | Lunch at the Movenpick Hotel | re-enter Israel | Dinner and overnight in EILAT
Today you climb aboard your luxury motor coach and take a short drive to the border with Jordan and begin your day trip to the ancient Nabatean stronghold of Petra, the Rose Red City of the Edomites. This city became world-famous through the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Lunch is provided in your package at the luxurious Movenpick restaurant then you will take a memorable walk into one of the ancient wonders of the world. If you choose to do so, you may return to your departure point by horse (provided in your package). You then drive through the wilderness near the path of the ancient “King’s Highway”, re-enter Israel for dinner and overnight.
Check out | Judean Wilderness | TABERNACLE MODEL/TIMNA | Beersheva | Farewell dinner in Joppa | late night flight to the USA
Check out and begin the drive through the Negev to Timna and the Tabernacle in the desert, opening hours permitting you will see Beersheva then head to Joppa to walk through the city and have a Farewell Dinner before heading to the airport for late night departure to the USA.
Arrive in the USA with memories that will last a lifetime, hopefully, with plans to return to Israel with TLC Holyland Tours, bringing family and friends.
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- EMPTY SEATING WILL BE REDUCED BY JUNE 15, 2023.
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$175 is non-refundable for any reason up to 91 days before departure, JULY 10, 2023
$275 is non-refundable 90 - 75 days before departure: AFTER July 10
25% is non-refundable 74 - 46 days before departure: AFTER July 27
50% is non-refundable 45 - 31 days before departure: AFTER Aug. 08
No refund if 30 days or less before departure: AFTER Sept. 09