*Roundtrip International Airfare from Orlando; (check other cities by email)
*4 Stars Hotel accommodations;
*Local Guided Sightseeing,
*Full-time Olive Tree Tours guide;
*Daily Breakfast and Dinner (except beverages);
*All entrance fees to sightseeing destinations;
*Porterage of one suitcase;
*Health Coverage Included
DAY 1 - Orlando
Departure from Orlando International to…
DAY 2 - ATHENS
Arrival at Athens airport and check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 - ATHENS
Breakfast at the hotel, then we leave towards Corinto to visit the Corinto Canal and the ruins of the ancient city in which Paul the apostle went through. We continue to go through principal points of interest of the greek capital, points like the Acropolis, the Areopagus, the Royal Castle and the Olympic Stadium. At the end of the day we return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 - GREEK ISLANDS
Breakfast at the hotel, then we leave towards the Piraeus harbor to be on the way to the islands of Poros, Hydra and Aegina. At the end of the day we return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 - Athens -Tel Aviv
Arrive Tel Aviv and transfer for leisure & overnight in Tel Aviv.
DAY 6 - Tel Aviv - Beersheva - Arad - Masada - Jerusalem.
Leave Tel Aviv to Beersheba for a short visit to the Negev capital and the site of Abrahams well. Then via Arad to Masada. Mountain which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Ascend by cable car to the fortress; Visit the excavations, Herod's palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend to the Dead Sea the lowest place on earth. Take a break near Ein Gedi for a short Swim or float in the salty minerals water. Proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.
DAY 7 - Jerusalem - sightseeing of the new city
Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Visit the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Visit the Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, Drive by the Supreme Court bldg & Mt. Herzl. Visit in “Yad Vashem” (the memorial for the millions who were killed in the Holocaust). Visit the model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Afternoon visit of the Hadassah medical center in the synagogue with Marc Chagall stained glass windows, then drive thrue the old village of Ein Karem (the birthplace of John the Baptist) to the Hotel for overnight.
DAY 8 - Jerusalem
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; visit the Temple area, the last standing Western Wall or the Wailing Wall, walk the Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Walk out of the old city of Jerusalem via the colorful bazaars; and drive to Bethlehem* to visit Rachel Tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.
DAY 9 – Jerusalem - Tiberius
Leave Jerusalem, driving via Bethany and Jericho*, the oldest city in the world. Continue northward via Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. After a short visit stop in Yardenit when you can walk into the Jordan River, proceed to Tiberius the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
DAY 10 - Tiberius
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, Birkat Ram, and the Druze villages, Via Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via Kiryat Shmone and the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabala, to visit synagogue and the artists’ colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian Holy Sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
DAY 11 - Tiberius - Airport
After Breakfast, drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. Continue south for a short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and transfer to the airport for a night flight back to the US.
4* hotels or similars:
*Athens 3 nights: Titania or similar
*Tel Aviv 01 night: Leonardo Art or similar
*Jerusalem 03 nights: Leonardo Jerusalem or similar
*Tiberias 02 nights: Leonardo Club or similar
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Olive Tree Tours
9160 Forum Corporate Pw - suite 350
Ft Myers, Fl
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US Travel Business Corp
Bank of America
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