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Journey Through the Holy Land - Faith-Based Travel (TG)

9 Day Tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

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While you let your body float effortlessly in the seemingly magical waters of the Dead Sea, it’s your heart that will soar on this religious tour of Israel. The stories of Scripture don’t just come to life on this spiritual journey through the Holy Land – they truly jump off the page. See the location where Jesus was born, the field where the angels announced his birth, and the sites of some of the most repeated stories of the New Testament – including where Jesus walked on water, recruited four of his apostles, calmed the storm, and fed the multitude. From visiting the site of the first miracle in Cana to seeing the room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion, this religious journey will fuel your faith and feed your soul.

Transportation:
Motorcoach, Sea Cruise

Inclusions:
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

Save $400 per couple on select 2023 Globus Religious Tours*
Save $300 per couple on select 2023 air-inclusive Europe vacations*
Journey Through the Holy Land - Faith-Based Travel map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily, 7 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Welcome to Tel Aviv!
This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 TEL AVIV–JAFFA–CAESAREA–MEGIDDO–MUHRAQA–SEA OF GALILEE

Walking by Faith
JAFFA Begin with a guided walking tour in Israel’s ancient port city.
CAESAREA Guided sightseeing includes the Roman Amphitheater and the Crusader fortress.
MEGIDDO Take an orientation tour before driving to Mount Carmel.
MUHRAQA Photo stop en route to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.
118 mi / 183 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & MYSTERY Explore the ancient port of Jaffa, where legendary biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon, and St. Peter took place. The Israeli city traces its roots to 1800 BCE, with mythological tales of Andromeda and Perseus. Today Jaffa features picturesque alleys, art galleries, unique boutiques, ancient buildings, and wonderful landmarks.

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Day 3 SEA OF GALILEE. EXCURSION TO CANA & NAZARETH

Fishers of Men
CANA Take a guided visit to the city of Cana, where Jesus changed water into wine for the legendary wedding here.
NAZARETH Visit the Church of the Annunciation and St. Joseph’s Church in the city where Jesus lived and worked as a carpenter.
SEA OF GALILEE CRUISE Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Tiberias, see an ancient fishing boat said to be from the time of Christ, then enjoy some free time this afternoon and evening.
39 mi / 62 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
MIRACLES IN THE MAKING In the New Testament, much of Jesus’ early ministry is reported to have occurred on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke describe how ordinary fishermen, Simon, Andrew, John, and James were recruited by Jesus here. Many of Jesus’ miracles were performed on these waters, including walking on water, miraculous catching of fish, calming the storm, and feeding the multitude in nearby Tabgha, as well as the Sermon on the Mount. It is also here that John recounts the third appearance of Christ following his death and resurrection.

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Day 4 SEA OF GALILEE–MOUNT OF BEATITUDES–TABGHA–CAPERNAUM–MAGDALA–JORDAN RIVER–BET SHE’AN–JERUSALEM

Blessed are the Peacemakers
MOUNT OF BEATITUDES Visit the site where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount.
TABGHA Visit the Church of the multiplication of loaves and fishes and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy.
CAPERNAUM Take an orientation tour followed by free time.
MAGDALA Take an orientation tour followed by free time.
JORDAN RIVER Visit a Baptismal site on the river where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
BET SHE’AN Pass the Ancient Roman Archaeological Site en route to Jerusalem.
134 mi / 216 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS Stand on the hill in Northern Israel, recognized for more than 1600 years as the site where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount -moral teachings through proverbial blessings.

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Day 5 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO EIN KAREM, BETHLEHEM & THE GARDEN TOMB

Joyful News
EIN KAREM Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation, honoring Mary’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth to share the news of the Immaculate Conception.
BETHLEHEM Visit the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Jesus was born.
JERUSALEM Visit the Garden Tomb, believed to be the tomb from which Jesus rose from the dead.
34 mi / 55 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SACRED SITES The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is perhaps the most sacred of sites in Christianity and the oldest major church in the Holy Land. This basilica and UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the holy Nativity Grotto, considered to be the cave in which Jesus was born and was laid in a manger. As the oldest continuously visited church in Christianity, the Church features the Altar of the Nativity, placed above the 14-point silver star marking the cave where Mary gave birth. Visible through the center of this star lies an actual rock, upon which it is believed Mary rested.

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Day 6 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO THE OLD CITY

The Passion & The Promise
JERUSALEM A guided walking tour of the Old City includes the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Via Dolorosa. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, see the Western Wall, Mount Zion, the Upper Room, and the Tomb of King David.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
JESUS’ FOOTSTEPS Walk the sorrowful path of Jesus along Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa, where he carried the cross to his crucifixion on Calvary. Follow the stations of the cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in commemoration of the Passion of Christ.

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Day 7 JERUSALEM

The Cradle of Christianity
JERUSALEM Enjoy a free day to explore.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SACRED SITES Considered the cradle of Christianity, the city of Jerusalem has been a Christian pilgrimage site for 2,000 years. It is mentioned in the Old Testament and was the site of significant events in the life of Jesus, brought here shortly after his birth. This is where he cleansed the temple of merchants and gamblers and years later shared the Last Supper with his apostles.

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Day 8 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

A Soldiers’ Stronghold & the Sea of Salt
MASADA Ascend by cable-car to the clifftop fortress of Masada.
DEAD SEA RESORT Spend free time this afternoon floating in the waters of the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening.
125 mi / 200 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the extraordinary cliffs of Masada, where the rebels fought against Rome and gave their lives in a desperate fight for freedom. Also known for the site of King Herod’s palace, Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Park, and worldwide pilgrimage site. Below the plateau of Masada lies the Dead Sea, where you’ll float weightlessly atop the salt-rich waters of the desert.

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Day 9 JERUSALEM

Safe travels until we meet again!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Tel Aviv.)

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 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Sounds & Light Show and Middle Eastern Dinner

Sounds & Light Show and Middle Eastern Dinner

Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory extravaganza during this unique evening featuring a virtual reality sound and light show and an authentic Middle Eastern dinner at a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$$$

Discover Jerusalem

Discover Jerusalem

See some of Israel's most priceless treasures on this day trip featuring the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient archaeological finds at the Inn of the Good Samaritan, and the nation's Holocaust Memorial.

Price Range: $$$$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,601*
18 guests in a party: $267*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.