KING JOTHAM TOUR
FRIDAY arrival 9 nights – 6 touring days

ISRAEL TOURS KING JOTHAM TOUR

Friday arrival

9 nights -6 touring days

Friday

Arrival to Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Tel-Aviv.

Saturday

At leisure – overnight Tel-Aviv

Sunday

Caesarea /Megiddo/ Druze village/Haifa

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well preserved water  system. Continue to Daliyat-al-Karmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens .

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Monday

Safed / Golan Heights/Winery

Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the Artist Colony.

Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting. Proceed to “Kessem Hagolan”, a multimedia presentation of the area and its history .

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Tuesday

Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation.  Continue via Tiberias to  Capernaum to see the ruins of the ancient synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to view the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting a zodiac wheel.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Wednesday

Jerusalem: the Old City

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives

Drive to the Old City. Visit King David’s Tomb and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian Quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday

Jerusalem: the New City

Drive to the Israel museum where you will visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and a scale model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed for a tour of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament. Continue to visit mount Herzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, a memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim an ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle.

In the evening enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by the Night Spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David Museum.(weather permitting).

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday

Qumran / Massada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, over 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 CE. Descend by cable car.

Continue to the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a float in the Dead Sea* that many believe has its therapeutic effects.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday – at leisure

Overnight in Jerusalem

Sunday – transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure

* Visit subject to availability

** Visit subject to weather conditions .

The above program can be extended and tailor-made for groups.

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