10 Day Israel Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package

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10 Day Israel Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package

Starts in: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Ben Gurion Airport | Available: every day
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10 day package
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Our 10 day Israel Catholic Holy Land Tour Package includes travel to Jerusalem to the northern regions of Israel all while focusing on important Christian and holy sites. Extra sites included in this package offer Jericho and Qumran and allows a little more exploration within Jerusalem compared to our 8 day Catholic Holy Land Tour.

Experience the biblical stories first hand, on this comprehensive Israel tour package, focused on Christian sites. You will explore the ancient city of Jaffa and St. Peter’s church and explore Caesarea, Mount Carmel, and Elijah’s Cave. You will travel towards the Galilee region including the Mount of Beatitudes, Magdala, Kfar Kanna, and Megido. Travel to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea and enjoy a healing float. The tour includes many famous sites from both the Old and New Testament. This 10-day tour is the perfect way to see these fascinating and important cities, sites, views and vistas from the Desert to the Sea.

This Catholic Holy Land tour offers airport pickups, all accommodation, breakfast daily, all transportation and guiding and endless memories to help create your once in a lifetime experience visiting these holy sites throughout Israel. Check out the itinerary below and let us show you all the miracles and wonder!

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10 Day Israel Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package Highlights

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Head north to visit the Herodian port of Caesarea, the storied slopes of Mount Carmel and the Stella Maris Monastery, and the very cave where Elijah hid from his persecutors

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Cruise the serene waters of the Sea of Galilee, walk the charming streets of Capernaum, and marvel at the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount

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Visit the famous "Jesus Boat" in Magdala, the fishing village where Mary Magdalene was born

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Tour the Church of the Multiplication, also known as the Church of Loaves and Fishes, and the baptismal site along the Jordan River

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Spend a morning in Nazareth visiting the Church of the Annunciation and walking the city streets before continuing on to Cana, Tzippori, Megiddo, and the Jezreel Valley for a stop at the Church of the Transfiguration

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Stand atop the Mount of Olives and visit the Garden of Gethsemane before diving to the Old City of Jerusalem to walk the very path Jesus did for his crucifixion along Via Dolorosa

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Explore Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ, before uncovering the oldest and lowest city in the world, Jericho, and the Qasr al Yehud baptismal site

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Rise high above the clouds with a visit to the floating fortress of Masada, and continue deep into the Judean Desert for a hike through the oasis of Ein Gedi and a float in the briny waters of the Dead Sea

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Marvel at contemporary Jerusalem with visits to the Garden Tomb, the bustling market of Machane Yehuda to taste local delicacies, the Shrine of the Books that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the singular Jerusalem Miniatures Museum

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Add optional tours to fascinating sites like Saint Peter's Church in Jaffa, or just enjoy free time in the cities to explore Israeli culture

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Learn what life was like in ancient Israel for Jesus and his followers as you dive into the natural splendor and historic wonders of the holy land of Israel

10 Day Israel Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
  • Airport Pickup on arrival or make your way to the hotel on your own
  • Check-in to your hotel in the dynamic “white city” of Tel Aviv and enjoy free time to relax after your travels
  • This is also an opportunity to explore this coastal city and walk along the beautiful boardwalk “tayelet”
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv - enjoy an evening on Israel’s Mediterranean Coast
Day 2 - Caesarea, Mt Carmel, Stella Maris, Elijah Cave
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Travel north to Caesarea, an ancient port city famous for its ancient ruins including the aqueduct, amphitheater, and Hippodrome
  • Mentioned many times throughout the bible, Caesarea has a rich history
  • When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? (Matthew 16:13)
  • Make your way to the lush slopes of Mount Carmel, famously and symbolically appreciated for its beauty
  • Visit the remarkable Stella Maris Monastery found in the foothills of Mount Carmel
  • Marvel at the unique imprints and etchings marking the walls of Elijah’s Cave
  • This cavern is notable as the place where Elijah hid and sought refuge from his oppressors
  • Overnight in Galilee/Tiberias
Day 3 - Boat ride on the Galilee, Capernaum, Mt of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Relax and enjoy a calming and scenic boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • While on the water it is possible to imagine how Jesus’s followers must have felt when they finally saw Isaiah 9 come true
  • Head North in the Galilee region towards Capernaum which holds deep biblical significance and the site of miracles
  • Continue on to nearby Mount of Beatitudes, the important site where the famous Sermon of the Mount was uttered by Jesus
  • Visit the Caesarea Philippi which is mentioned by name in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark
  • Overnight in Galilee/Tiberias Region
Day 4 - Magdala, Nof Ginosar, Jesus Boat, Yardenit (baptism)
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Explore the region along the shores of Galilee, near Tiberias and travel to Magdala where Mary Magdalene was born and visit the famous “Jesus Boat”
  • Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd (Matthew 14:22)
  • Continue onto Tabgha - Church of Loaves and Fishes also referred to as Church of the Multiplication situated in the northwest
  • Visit the marvelous Yardenit Baptismal located along the banks of the Jordan River where you can have the unique experience of the Baptism in the calming waters
  • Overnight in Galilee/Tiberias
Day 5 - Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Mount of Precipice, Kfar Kanna, Megiddo
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Make the journey to Nazareth, the city rich with biblical history and explore the meaningful sites including the Holy Grotto, the Church of Annunciation, an ancient village of Nazareth, and Saint Joseph’s carpentry workshop
  • Travel through Cana, referred to by the Gospel John and known as the wedding church, pass through the ancient village of Sepphoris (also known as Zippori), and marvel at the impressive mosaic of the “Mona Lisa of the Galilee”
  • Continue onto to Mount Tabor situated towards the eastern parts of the Jezreel Valley and visit the Church of the Transfiguration, most commonly known as the location for the Transfiguration of Christ
  • Revel at impressive Megiddo and Mount Precipice
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6 - Jerusalem Day Tour
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Explore the site where it is believed that Jesus ascended to Heaven - the Church of the Ascension
  • Stop at Dominus Flevit and continue onto the Garden of Gethsemane finally ending in the Church of All Nations
  • Explore the Kidron Valley
  • Pass through the Lion’s Gate as you make your way into the Old City and visit the Pools of Bethesda
  • Arrive at the Church of St Anna and marvel at the room of the last supper
  • Access the special cellars of the Covenant of the Sister of Zion in the Old City
  • Retrace the footsteps of Jesus as your pass through famous Via Dolorosa
  • Explore the famous Machane Yehuda Market
  • The hustle and bustle of the market vendors, offer colorful sounds, smells, and tastes is certain not to disappoint
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7 - Bethlehem, Jericho and Qasr el Yehud
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Start your day in Bethlehem where you will visit and stroll through Manger Square as well as the birthplace of Jesus
  • The Church of the Nativity is known as one of the oldest churches worldwide which also houses the grotto
  • Make your way to Jericho, known as the lowest city on Earth, and marvel at the ancient ruins along with the Mount of Temptation
  • Travel to Qasr El Yahud baptismal site and revel in the natural beauty
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 - Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Ascend the fortress of Masada, dating back to King Herod, by cable car and enjoy the stunning view from the top
  • Make your way through Ein Gedi and hike through this unique desert oasis
  • Head down towards the Dead Sea, this must-see site which is the lowest point on Earth, where you can enjoy a relaxing float in the salty waters
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9 - New Jerusalem - Garden Tomb, Shrine of the Books and Jerusalem Miniature
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Visit the Church of Pater Noster atop the Mount of Olives
  • Bask in the stunning view of the city from the Mount of Olives and enjoy a walk throughout this special site
  • Visit the Garden Tomb: this scenic site is noted by some Christians to be the burial and resurrection site of Jesus
  • Head towards the Ein Karem neighborhood, where it is believed that John the Baptist was born
  • Visit the Shrine of Books, a unique section of the Israel Museum housing the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • The unusual, white exterior of the building can be spotted from a distance and is even more special from the inside
  • End the day by viewing Miniature Jerusalem, a mini replica of the religious sites you have visited throughout your stay
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 10 - Departure day
  • Enjoy free time in Jerusalem until your departing flight
NB - all timings on 10 Day Israel Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package are approximate
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