8 Day Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package

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8 Day Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package

Starts in: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Ben Gurion Airport
Private Tour Package
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8 days package
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Our 8 Day Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package

This 8 day Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package lets the stories of the Bible come to life as you explore the most important, righteous sites throughout Israel. This tour grants the opportunity to visit and explore religious, spiritual and holy sites throughout Israel.

The 8 day tour package combines travel from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, Galilee, and Tiberias, and you will create meaningful connections to these divine locations. Spend a full day in Jerusalem and the sacred sites such as the Via Dolorosa, the impressive Mount of Olives, and so much more. Visit Masada and enjoy a float in the famous Dead Sea. Travel north towards the Galilee Region, which holds many important Christian sites such as Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes and of course, the Sea of Galilee. Visit Nazareth, Caesarea, Bethlehem, and many more important sites throughout the region.

This comprehensive tour showcases these Christian Holy sites in Israel and allows you to fulfill this once in a lifetime experience. Check out the Catholic Holy Land Tour itinerary below which includes optional airport transfer, hotel accommodation, breakfast daily, transportation, and guiding.

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8 Day Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package Highlights

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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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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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Soak in the famous waters of the Dead Sea and slather yourself with the mineral-rich mud

8 Day Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
  • Airport Pickup - or arrive at your hotel on your own
  • Check-in to your hotel in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv and enjoy free time to relax and acclimate to your new surroundings
  • If you are interested, this is also an opportunity to explore this relaxed, coastal city (optional tour of Old Jaffa and St. Peter’s Church - based on morning flight arrivals only)
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv - enjoy an evening on Israel’s Mediterranean Coast
Day 2 - Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Stella Maris, Elijah Cave
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Begin your tour in Caesarea – this impressive city built between 25 to 13 B.C. by Herod The Great, and named for Caesar Augustus, the Roman emperor responsible for ordering the census (Luke 2:1) that resulted in Joseph and Mary traveling down from Nazareth to Bethlehem
  • Travel to the foothills of Mount Carmel, this stunning coastal mountain known biblically as a symbol of beauty and fertility
  • Visit the impressive Stella Maris Monastery situated on the slopes of Mount Carmel
  • Here you can marvel at the main church in the Monastery which resembles the shape of a cross
  • Explore the holy site of Elijah’s Cave where you can find the walls etched with inscriptions from the Greeks, which date back to Byzantine era
  • As the ancient belief says, this cave is where Elijah hid from his persecutors
  • Overnight in Galilee/Tiberias
Day 3 - Boat ride on the Galilee, Capernaum, Mt of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Enjoy a 1-2 hour boat ride on the Galilee, a freshwater lake.It was the Sea of Galilee that Jesus walked on (Matthew 14:22–33)
  • Travel to Capernaum, the biblical village located in the upper Galilee region
  • Known as the place where Jesus made his home during the years of his ministry: “Leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum” (Matt 4:13)
  • Stroll along the beautiful seashore of the Sea of Galilee where you will come across the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus offered his famous Sermon of the Mount
  • Visit the Caesarea Philippi notably referenced 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 Magdala, Ginosar and see the famous “Jesus Boat”, noted throughout the bible
  • When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart. (Matthew 14: 13)
  • Explore Tabgha - Church of Loaves and Fishes
  • Visit Yardenit Baptismal site along the Jordan River where you will have an opportunity for Baptism amid the breathtaking scenery and riverbanks
  • Overnight in Galilee/Tiberias
Day 5 - Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Mount of Precipice, Kfar Kanna, Megiddo
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Make the journey to Nazareth and delve into the important sites including Church of Annunciation, Holy Grotto, the Ancient village of Nazareth and Saint Joseph’s workshop
  • You will explore within Cana, the wedding church, noted in (John 2:1-11), On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there
  • Wander through the ancient village of Sepphoris (also known as Zippori) and see the marvelous mosaic of the “Mona Lisa of the Galilee”.
  • Mount Tabor to visit the Church of the Transfiguration
  • Discover Megiddo, situated in the Jezreel Valley and stunning Mount Precipice
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6 - Jerusalem Old City and Bethlehem
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Stop at the Church of the Ascension, the place where it is believed that Jesus ascended to Heaven
  • Arrive at the Pater Noster and recite the Lord’s Prayer just as Jesus did
  • Explore the Dominus Flevit, the site in which Jesus foresaw Jerusalem’s destruction
  • Wander through the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Church of All Nations
  • Cross through the Kidron Valley, mentioned in the Book of Joel, that God will assemble all nations in the "Valley of Jehoshaphat" (Joel 3:2, Joel 3:12)
  • Enter the Old City through the Lion’s Gate and arrive to the Pools of Bethesda
  • Visit the Church of St Anne and the famous room of the last supper
  • Explore the cellars of the Covenant of the SIsters of Zion in the Old City
  • Walk through the footsteps of Jesus and see the start of the Via Dolorosa
  • Make your way to Bethlehem and pass through Manger Square
  • Enter the Church of Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus and one of the oldest and most significant churches in the world
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7 -Mount of Olives, Qasr el Yehud, Masada and the Dead Sea
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Enjoy a leisure stroll on the impressive Mount of Olives and marvel over one of the best views of the city
  • Travel towards the stunning fortress of Masada and choose to either hike the snake path or take the cable car to reach the top. Marvel in the limitless beauty of the view and the many ancient ruins which tell and incredible story as you explore
  • Stop at Qasr el Yahud baptismal site, believed to be the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist
  • Travel down to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea and enjoy a float in the healing waters
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 - Departure day
  • Airport transfer to Ben Gurion
NB - all timings on 8 Day Catholic Holy Land Private Tour Package are approximate
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Includes
Daily pick up and drop off from your hotel
Hand-picked expert tour guide
7 overnights accommodation including breakfast
Entrance fees
Excludes
Meals and drinks
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
What to Bring
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Comfortable clothing according to the season
Hat and sunscreen
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