Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. You will be met by a Tala Tours representative, helped through customs and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast begin your tour of Israel by driving north along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins of ancient CAESAREA, an ancient Mediterranean city halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa containing many ruins most of which date from the Crusader period. Drive via Mt. Carmel to NAZARETH an Arab city in the Galilee with many Churches and Monasteries, where Jesus grew to manhood. Continue to the MT. OF BEATITUDES where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Visit TABGHA where the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish took place. Visit the site of ancient CAPERNAUM on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee were Jesus began his preaching career. Continue via TIBERIAS to the Jordan River in whose waters John baptized Jesus. Drive south through the Jordan Valley passing JERICHO. Drive up the Judean Hills via the Inn of the Good Samaritan to Jerusalem, the Holy City. Dinner and overnight in your Jerusalem Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Mt. of Olives for an overview of Jerusalem and hear an explanation of Jerusalem’s history. Time for photos and maybe a camel-ride. Visit the site of Jesus’ ascension. On to the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE where Jesus thought of the bitter cup he would drink. See the old Olive Trees and visit the Church of Agony. Enter the Old City visit the POOL OF BETHESDA where Jesus cured the paralytic man. Walk along the VIA DOLOROSA also called the Way of the Cross is a series of lanes in the Old city that according to Christian tradition was Jesus’ route from Pilate’s judgment hall to Golgotha. There are 14 Stations along the route each commemorating an event along Jesus; route to crucifixion. Continue to Mt. Zion and visit the Upper Room where Jesus and his Disciples ate the Last Supper. Drive to BETHLEHEM the site of the tomb of Rachel and the birthplace of Jesus. The town is dominated by the Church of the Nativity, built on the grotto where Jesus is believed to have been born. It has other sites of
Today you will be transferred to Ben Gurion airport and a Tala Tours representative will assist you with all formalities for your Departure Flight