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Biblical Israel

With so much history to discover, our Biblical Israel tour will keep your students continually fascinated

From the Old Testament exodus through to New Testament and Roman times, you can uncover the places where Jesus and his disciples walked two millennia ago.  We also learn about more modern times including Napoleon Bonaparte’s raid on Jaffa in the late eighteenth century, and the foundation of the State of Israel in 1948.

Here are more details of a sample tour as a starting point, but at Kipling Tours, we can customize any program just for you.

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  • Day 1

    Departure from the US

    Today you depart on your flight to Israel. Flights can be arranged from your chosen departure airport.

  • Day 2

    Arrival in Tel Aviv

    You will be met on arrival by your guide and transfer to your hotel in the center of the city. Time in the afternoon to explore at leisure with a stroll along the sea front or the shops and cafes along Rothschild Boulevard.

  • Day 3

    Tel Aviv & Jaffa

    Today is a full day in Tel Aviv and Jaffa. There will be a guided walking tour of the historic district of Neve Tzedek where some of Tel Aviv’s earliest settlers lived, and you will continue on to the lively Carmel area with its vibrant covered market and open air arts and crafts stalls. In the afternoon you continue to the port city of Jaffa where you can explore the walled city with is narrow alleyways.

  • Day 4

    Caesarea & Akko

    This morning you drive north along the coast plain towards Haifa. Your first stop is Caesarea, a Roman city from the second century BC with a well-preserved amphitheatre. You continue to Haifa where you can explore the beautiful Baha’i gardens. In the afternoon you travel to the ancient city of Acre, or Akko as it is sometime known. The city’s Hospitalier Fortress is one of the best preserved Crusader castles in the Levant.

  • Day 5

    Nazareth - Tiberias

    This morning you travel to the site of Megiddo (Armageddon) and learn why it is viewed as the place for the ‘cataclysm’. You continue to the modern city of Nazareth where you visit the Church of Annunciation and also Mary’s Well. You have lunch at Nazareth Village, a unique reconstruction of what first century Nazareth would have looked like. After lunch you drive through the village of Cana where the miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding feast took place. Finally you arrive at the Sea of Galilee and your hotel in the city of Tiberias.

  • Day 6

    Sea of Galilee

    The day begins with a traditional wooden boat ride on the Sea of Galilee followed by a visit to the Jesus Boat, a museum which houses a wooden fishing boat dating to the time when Jesus and the Apostles would have fished here. We continue to Capernaum which played an important role in Jesus’ Galilee ministry. We see the remains of the first century town and the synagogue where Jesus taught before continuing to the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount was delivered, and where we enjoy the view across Galilee.

  • Day 7

    Jordan Valley

    From Tiberias you travel south along the fertile Jordan Valley, stopping first at Yardenit, the traditional baptismal site and then at Beit Shean, the former capital of the Roman Decapolis. You then drive south through the centre of the country to the Dead Sea. You can explore Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and take a swim in the salty, mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. You then continue to the Negev Desert and your hotel near to Masada.

  • Day 8

    Masada - Jerusalem

    After an early start you take the cable car to Masada, the site of the Jews last stronghold against the Roman invasion more than 2,000 years ago. You descend either by the cable car, or by foot on the so-called Snake Path. You then drive through the Judean desert to Jerusalem and your hotel. After lunch there is a guided tour of many of the key sites of the Old City including the Southern Wall Excavations, the Temple Mount, the Wailing Wall and the Via Dolorosa.

  • Day 9

    Jerusalem & Bethlehem

    After breakfast you ascend the Mount of Olives for a wonderful panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem with the Temple Mount. You can walk through the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus hid from the Roman soldiers, see the ancient olive trees, and visit the Church of All Nations. You visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and also the Garden Tomb, traditionally from where Jesus ascended to Heaven. In the afternoon you visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.

  • Day 10

    Yad Vashem

    In the morning you can visit the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial which documents the atrocities of Nazi Germany against the Jews and commemorates the 6 million who died. You will also stop by the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, and see the great Menorah the emblem of the state of Israel which was a gift from Britain to the young state of Israel.

  • Day 11

    Depart from Israel

    You depart from Israel today for the flight home

Prices start from

$1895 for an 11 day tour

Including a tour manager, all admissions and good quality hotels. Prices do not include flights. Contact us for a customized program and quote which includes flights from your chosen departure city.

excludes flights

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