Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
29-03 November 2023
Tour Time
6 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)
19 - 24 Mar 2023
$3600
Open
07 - 12 May 2023
$3350
Open
29 - 03 Nov 2023
$
Open
Israel has a special place in all the major religions. Join us for a fully accessible personal journey to visit the important Christian sites and get to know Israel.

Highlights

Follow in the footsteps of Jesus
Suitable for wheelchair users and slow walkers
Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
Float in the Dead Sea
Ask us about equipment rental, we've got you covered

Itinerary

1 - Sunday ( October 29 ) : Shalom and welcome to Israel

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Meet group at 9:00 at Tel Aviv meeting place

Activities:

  • Begin your day on the Independence Trail - Spend the morning getting to know the history of Tel Aviv through the Independence Trail which follows Tel Aviv’s heritage sites beginning at the intersection of tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard and Herzl Street, home to Tel Aviv’s first kiosk and ends across the street at Independence Hall, where on May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion read aloud the Declaration of Independence as Israel was declared an independent Jewish state. Become familiar with Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architecture and Zionist history.

  • Have a quick lunch of some of Israel Street Food- pita required!

  • Continue to Caesarea National Park - Continue your journey of the Holy Land touring the ancient city port - Caesarea - Caesarea Maritima (“by the sea”), built by Herod the Great, which was the scene of significant events for Christians. Here were the headquarters of Pontius Pilate, Peter baptized the centurion Cornelius, considered the first gentile convert and the apostle Paul was imprisoned for two years and preached to the last of the Herodian kings, Agrippa II.

  • Proceed north and stop for a panoramic lookout over the Kinneret, the Galilee and the Golan Heights.

  • Check into hotel

  • Welcome Dinner at the Hotel

  • Galilee

Overnight: Galilee

2 - Monday ( October 30 ) : In the footsteps of Jesus

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Capernaum - Located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum was a fishing village in the days of Jesus. Today it is a site of pilgrimage for Christians as it was one of the places where Jesus and Peter, the Apostles, lived and preached.

  • Continue to the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish - Commemorating Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand, and the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, a Franciscan church located in Tabgha on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee.

  • Mount of Beatitudes - Mount of Beatitudes is in an area overlooking the Sea of Galilee where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Some late traditions of Christianity place this mountain on the area in which Jesus picked his 12 apostles. Its octagonal walls commemorate the Eight Beatitudes, each graced with the first words of one of the eight verses.

  • Lunch stop will be made along the way

  • Take a ride on a golf cart through the Hula Valley - The Hula Valley is an important resting place for migrating birds and many species of rare fish and plants creating a wonderland of flora and fauna. Allows you an extra-close observation of birds and other animals in their natural habitat at Agamon Hula.

  • Dinner on own in Tiberias

  • Galilee

Overnight: Galilee

3 - Tuesday ( October 31 ) : The treasures of the Galilee

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Activities:

  • Breakfast and check out from the hotel

  • Yardenit Baptismal Site - The Baptismal site Yardenit is situated at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee. This is where the Jordan River flows out of the Sea of Galilee on its way down to the Dead Sea. These are the waters in which Jesus was said to have been baptized by John the Baptist.

  • Lunch on your own in Nazareth

  • Nazareth - Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, is closely associated with Christianity and attracted many pilgrims throughout the last two thousand years. The standout site in Nazareth is the Basilica of the Annunciation, the largest Christian church building in the Middle East, dedicated in 1964 on the Papal visit of Pope Paul VI.

  • Drive to Jerusalem and lookout over Jerusalem - When you enter Jerusalem stop for a panoramic lookout over the old & new city of Jerusalem. Make a toast and say together the "Shehecheyanu" blessing – appreciating the moment and the opportunity to be in Jerusalem.

  • Dinner at Cafe Shalva - Shalva is a Jerusalem based organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. The café’s profits go back to the center and graduates of Shalva work at the café.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

4 - Wednesday ( November 1 ) : Jerusalem - Holy to all

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Via Dolorosa - Enter the Old City and take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus to get to The Holy Sepulcher. The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial. Several Christian denominations claim ownership to various parts of the site so holy to Christendom. (Please note: some of the areas are not accessible)

  • Western Wall - Stop at the Western Wall, a section of the retaining wall that encircled the Temple Court in ancient times and a remnant of the Temple compound built by Herod the Great. The Western Wall is the most revered holy site in Judaism. Take the time to appreciate its centrality for the Jewish people.

  • Lunch on your own in the Old City

  • Garden tomb - The Garden Tomb is a complex of a garden and tombs which has been a major attraction of Protestant Christian pilgrimage. The cave was discovered in 1867 and was studied by Conrad Schick. In 1882 the hill was identified as Golgotha Hill; the site of the Crucifixion and the cave was identified as Jesus’ burial place. Believers, mainly Protestants, are convinced that this is indeed the case.

  • Return to the hotel to rest

  • Dinner at Machane Yehuda Market - In the heart of Jerusalem, a bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life, art, and flavor, a tasting tour through Machane Yehuda market is an adventure for your taste buds. Enjoy the hustle and bustle with all the rich fragrances, colors and sounds this iconic Jerusalem market offers.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

5 - Thursday ( November 2 ) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Drive to the Dead Sea region, the lowest place on earth

  • Take a cable car up to Masada - Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is built as a palace complex, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). Became a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the site.

  • Lunch and 'Swim' at the Dead Sea - Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Have time to enjoy and relax on the beach and pool area at one of the hotels on the shore of the sea. Attempt flotation in a sea that is 33% salt and keeps you buoyant. Lunch at the hotel included.

  • Return to Jerusalem.

  • Dinner on own and free evening

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

6 - Friday ( November 3 ) : Memory and Life

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Activities:

  • Breakfast and check out of the hotel

  • Yad Vashem - Visit the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. Tour this memorial to the darkest moment in world and Jewish history, its children’s memorial, and exquisite gardens. Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance. You'll be guided by a member of the Yad Vashem staff.

  • Time for lunch

  • Israel Museum - Visit the unique collections and expansive grounds of the Israel Museum, the country’s national museum. Linger over the renowned international and Israeli art, the world’s most complete Judaica collections and the charming Billy Rose Sculpture Garden. You can also visit the Shrine of the Book, home to the exceptional archaeological finds of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts.

  • Farewell lunch at a restaurant

  • Group transfer - Proceed to Ben Gurion airport and depart home or continue for extension.

FAQ

Are medical and travel insurance necessary? Where can I purchase it?

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Health Insurance It is a condition of your booking through Via Sabra / Israel4All, as well as the State of Israel, that you obtain travel health insurance which includes coverage for COVID-19.

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase full travel insurance which includes coverage for ‘cancellation under any circumstances and for any reason’. It is recommended to purchase insurance as soon as the booking is made, as this cover is often dependent on purchasing as close to the time of booking. You can purchase travel insurance with our partner, Travel Insured, an experienced company and one of the largest in the industry through this link.

What happens if I need medical attention in Israel?

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The level of medical care provided in Israel, as well as the facilities available, rank up top with the very best in Europe or the United States. There are excellent hospitals in all the major cities and many hotels have a doctor on call. It is required to purchase insurance that includes coverage for medical emergencies (including COVID-19 coverage). For information about travel insurance, please click here.

Is it safe to travel in Israel?

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Yes! It is safe for you and your family to travel in Israel. There is a very low rate of street crime in Israel. But your security is of the utmost importance. Via Sabra, our tour operator, receives regular updates from Home Front Command regarding any critical updates, be it security related, or even about the weather. On the off chance there is a need to do so, we will be able to adjust our itinerary based on relevant information and recommendations.

What are check-in /check-out times?

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Sunday through Friday, check-in time is generally 3PM. On Saturday, check-out is usually one hour after sunset (the end of Shabbat). These times may change depending on the season. It is important to note however, that check-in on Saturday will be at night (usually 2 hours after Shabbat ends - sunset). Check-out is generally before noon, no matter the day of the week (except Shabbat). Please take into consideration the check-in / check-out times when scheduling your flights. In most instances, we are able to arrange for early check-in / late check-out when needed.

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours, with a full refund.

Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the tour due to force majeure circumstances, or Israeli government-imposed/air flight restrictions related to COVID-19,  a full refund may be possible, minus a $200 per person service fee.

For cancellations made:

  • Up to 45 days prior to departure, any payments made above the deposit towards the tour will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable
  • 45 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure, 25% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

What’s Included
Private, licensed, English speaking, I4A tour guide v
Hotel accommodation v
Transportation in an accessible vehicle for entire trip v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Bottles of water, as needed, and snacks v
Group transfers to & from the airport v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
Airfare v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v

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