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Friday
Ben Gurion Airport | Jerusalem
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by your ITC Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

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Saturday
At leisure

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

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Sunday
Caesarea, Megiddo & Druze Villages
Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city, Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Golden domed Bahai shrine and Gardens.

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

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Monday
Safed, Golan Heights & Winery
Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and artists' colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting; Proceed to Kessem Hagolan, a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

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Tuesday
Sea of Galilee & Nazareth
Start the day with a visit of Tiberias. Drive to Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter and then proceed to Nazareth . Here you will visit the church of the Annunciation. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. 

Overnight in Jerusalem.

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Wednesday
Jerusalem: The Old City
Visit the tomb of King David and the room of the Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian Quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, proceed to Mount Scopus and then to the Mount of Olives for a magnificent panoramic view of the Old City. Continue to Bethlehem**, stopping at Rachel's Tomb and to visit the Church of the Nativity.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

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Thursday
Jerusalem: The New City
Drive to the Israel Museum; Visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period; Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim , the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular "sound& light" show* at the Tower of David museum (weather conditions permitting).

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Israel Tours

Friday
Qumran, Masada & Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea , the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car, time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea .

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

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Saturday
At leisure

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Israel Tours

Sunday:
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

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