Explore The Land Of Pilgrimage In Israel Family Vacation

Author: Priyanka Saxena on Dec 12,2018

Israel is a land of strong emotions, promising a religious and spiritual environment, enthusiasm and entertainment, and an interesting tour in the city chosen by God a place of pilgrimage and worship since the biblical era. The Old City preserves many important religious sites to visit. Bethlehem, where Joseph moved with Mary who was pregnant, is the place where Jesus was born. The Palestinian city today extends out from the historic center in all the directions. This Israel family vacation tour covers Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Tel Aviv, and Masada.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience views of the Dome of the Rock - a famous Jerusalem landmark

  • See famous Holy places such as the Western Wall and the site of the Crucifixion

  • Visit the Old City of Jerusalem

  • Guided trip of the scenes of the Nativity in Bethlehem

  • Explore Tel Aviv and Masada

Tour Description

In this Israel family vacation, visit some of the holiest and oldest places in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Travel the distance from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by air-conditioned coach, and arrive Old Jerusalem to view the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), Via Dolorosa and other age-old religious and historical sites. Explore the Garden of Gethsemane, shop for photos at the Mount of Olives. In Bethlehem to explore Manger Square, including the Church of the Nativity, as your guide shares the secrets and stories behind each landmark.
Combine a Masada trip and the Dead Sea tour into one extraordinary Israel family vacation. Drive through the Judean desert by air-conditioned coach and pass the site of the renowned New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan. Reach Masada and ride the cable car to the legendary mountaintop ruins of King Herod’s palaces. After a guided trip, drive to the Dead Sea. Enjoy the surreal Dead Sea floating experience and prefer to take a healing mud bath. Then, come back to Jerusalem, passing the ancient city of Jericho on the route.

Tour Price

Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Israel

We will greet you at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem on a sharing basis.

Day 2 - Day Tour of Holy Land Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Relish your breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we will drive you to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to explore King David Tomb, the room of the last supper and the Dormition Abbey.  Reach the Old City and stroll through the Armenian and Jewish Quarter to the recently excavated and recovered Cardo, the Roman road. View the Western Wall-the holiest site in Judaism and one of the original walls that preserved the temple, and proceed to the Christian Quarter. Travel along the Via Dolorosa( a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, considered to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion) and enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher( The church holds the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, known as “Calvary” in Latin and “Golgotha” in Greek, and Jesus’s empty tomb, where he is believed to have been buried and resurrected). Proceed to Bethlehem (a Palestinian city which is in South of Jerusalem in the West Bank - The biblical birthplace of Jesus) and explore the Church of the Nativity (The Jesus birth is signified by an inlaid silver star in a grotto under the 6th-century Church of the Nativity, which shares Manger Square with the  St. Catherine Church dated back to 15th-century and the 1860 Mosque of Omar) and Manger's Square.

Day 3 - Day Tour Of Holy Land Nazareth and Galilee

After a lavish breakfast at the hotel, experience a beautiful day visiting the excellent landscape of the lower Galilee( region within the Northern District of Israel). Leave Tel-Aviv via the coastal road and the landscape of lower Galilee, or start from Jerusalem to Nazareth (the town where Jesus spent his childhood, Nazareth in Galilee is celebrated by Christians as the place where the Virgin Mary, aged around 14 years, admitted to becoming pregnant with the Son of God). Explore the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Proceed via Kana, and proceed to the charming resort town of Tiberias (one of the Jewish four holy cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed and it is also a delightful lakefront resort). After traveling along the Sea of Galilee- lake Kinneret to see Capernaum (an ancient fishing village of Capernaum played a very important role in Jesus Christ's ministry. Capernaum became Jesus’ hometown and the picture of many of his miracles) and view the relics of the ancient synagogue (A Jewish place of Sabbath worship and for religious study). Proceed to Yardenit- the baptismal site on the Jordan River, the river where John the Baptist baptized Jesus, and where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea.

Day 4 - Tel Aviv City Day Tour

After breakfast, leave for the trip around the main streets of Tel Aviv, the center of business and recreation in Israel. Stay at Rabin's Square, place of the assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Proceed to Old Jaffa, an 8000-year-old port city; view the ancient relics and stroll along the recovered artist’s quarter. View Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv established in 1909 and then explore Nachalat Binyamin, the pedestrian square of the city with its musicians, handmade jewelry and artifacts. Next, hold at Sheinkin, a vigorous and bright street, especially famous for its unique shops, cafe life, and youthful ambiance.

Day 6 - Depart Israel

In the morning enjoy a healthy breakfast and a warm farewell. Today your Israel family vacation ends. After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and we will drop you at the airport for your flight back home. We hope you have enjoyed your tour and wish to serve you again.

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