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7-Night Israel Highlights and Biblical Tour: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee and Optional Dead Sea Day Trip - with unbiased reviews

7-Night Israel Highlights and Biblical Tour: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee and Optional Dead Sea Day Trip

7-Night Israel Highlights and Biblical Tour: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee and Optional Dead Sea Day Trip
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About
Journey through Israel’s holy and historical highlights on this 7-night tour from Jerusalem, with accommodation, transport and select meals included. Explore the spiritual sites of Old and New Jerusalem, follow the miracle trail around the Sea of Galilee, visit holy Bethlehem and Nazareth, and explore the Golan Heights, Haifa and ancient ruins at Caesarea and Beit She'an. Finish with a free day in Tel Aviv or an optional day trip to the Dead Sea to float in its waters (additional cost). Airport pickup and drop-offs are included either side of your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6803BIBLELAND
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Israel Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
  • Entry/Admission - The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Zion
  • Entry/Admission - Garden of Gethsemane
  • Entry/Admission - Mahane Yehuda Market
  • Entry/Admission - Bet She'an National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Golan Heights Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mount of Beatitudes
  • Entry/Admission - Citadel of Acre
  • Entry/Admission - Caesarea National Park
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional day trip to the Dead Sea to float in its waters
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Duration
8 days
Departure details
  • Ben Gurion Airport, Israel Upon arrival to Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our airport representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it, immediately after passport control.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • No luggage restrictions
  • Please note: be sure to provide the required passport information and flight details within the correct fields when booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Israel Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
  • Entry/Admission - The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Zion
  • Entry/Admission - Garden of Gethsemane
  • Entry/Admission - Mahane Yehuda Market
  • Entry/Admission - Bet She'an National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Golan Heights Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mount of Beatitudes
  • Entry/Admission - Citadel of Acre
  • Entry/Admission - Caesarea National Park
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional day trip to the Dead Sea to float in its waters
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Departure details
  • Ben Gurion Airport, Israel Upon arrival to Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our airport representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it, immediately after passport control.
Duration
8 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • No luggage restrictions
  • Please note: be sure to provide the required passport information and flight details within the correct fields when booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
26 stops
Day 1
Monday - Arrival
Day 2
Tuesday - Jerusalem
Day 3
Wednesday - Jerusalem
Day 4
Thursday - Beit Shean / Nazareth...
Day 5
Friday - Golan Heights / Sea of...
Day 6
Saturday - Acre / Haifa /...
Day 7
Sunday - Free Day (or optional...
Day 8
Monday - Departure
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4.5
11 reviews
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Anthony B
13 contributions
Definitely worth it!
May 2019 • Family
Despite booking this tour through Viator as “7-Night Israel Highlights and Biblical Tour”, it merges with “Highlights Tour”, organized by CTO.

Overall, I found this tour to be a great way to get to know Israel. As it’s only a 7-night tour, time is a constraint as to how much one can see and visit.

The tour started in Jerusalem and gradually moved north to Galilee and the Golan Heights before heading west to the coast (Haifa) and south to Tel Aviv. Our guide, Pauli, and the bus driver were both great. Be aware that this tour can be physically demanding as mornings start early and there’s a fair bit of walking under the melting sun. There were also two optional tours we took: i) boat crossing of the Sea of Galilee, and ii) the Dead Sea.

In addition to all the amazing historical places we visited, we spent two nights at the beautiful Hagoshrim Kibbutz. It completely changed my perception of a kibbutz.

The only negative feedback I have relates to the hotel we stayed at in Jerusalem (Jerusalem Gate Hotel). Our hotel room and bathroom were quite dirty and breakfast was mediocre at best. In all fairness, when we booked the tour we opted for the cheaper room, but I could not imagine it would be this bad.

All in all, I highly recommend this tour, but some heads-up regarding the hotel in Jerusalem would have been nice.
Written 3 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad to know you enjoyed your Tour with CTO and I hoppe to see you again in Israel or in Jordan with us.
Written 13 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Enrica F
London, UK23 contributions
Israel tour
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We have just finished our tour with CTO , what a wonderful experience, visiting so many historical sites and given such an in depth and comprehensive tour, we were so fortunate to have such a great guide as Yossi, ( he is a walking encyclopaedia ) he has the ability to make you think and question historic events Brilliant!This trip is full on and quite tiring but we could not believe just how much we got to see and learn, we were in a small group of 15 which was perfect and what an amazing group of people who we will remain in touch with.
Thank you Yossi!
Written 3 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Erica, I love your review and you are absolutely right about Yossi, the walking encyclopedia :) I hope to see you again in Israel and with CTO
Written 13 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Noreen856
Harrow, UK57 contributions
Heritage of the Holy Land
Booked this tour through Tourradar.com in the UK. It finished today and was absolutely fantastic. There were just 7 of us, us 2 from the Uk and 5 lovely people from Canada. Our tour guide Ronit was excellent and made it an forgettable experience. Our driver Mahmood was also great, a very reliable driver. Can’t recommend this tour highly enough, it covered everywhere you’d want to see if interested in the old and New Testament and also to hear about everyday life in Israel. Will be sad to leave tomorrow.
Written 27 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Noreen856, Thank you very much for your review and for choosing CTO for your tour in Israel. We have the best guides and drives :) I hope to have you with us again in the future.
Written 21 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marg Q
Brisbane, Australia119 contributions
Wonderful experience in Israel
Oct. 2018 • Solo
Thanks to Lorne I gained a wealth of knowledge about Israel, its history and Holy sites. This was a great experience to visit places which I had learnt and heard about but to also be provided the additional explanations by a guide who has a great knowledge of this country and its heritage. I was very glad that I was on this tour with Lorne.
Written 13 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Marg Q, Thankl you very much for your feedback. Lorne is amazing and we are lucky to have such amazing guide in the CTO team.
Written 17 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aurel D
2 contributions
Israel Highlights
Oct. 2018 • Couples
I am really glad that we took this tour, it really felt like I experienced Israel 360. I feel really lucky that Lorne was our tour guide, he was awesome from all the points I can think off. His guiding, not theological but rather scientific was most welcomed and appreciated.
Written 9 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nicolleta03
Cluj-Napoca, Romania4 contributions
A walk through a history documentary
Oct. 2018 • Couples
This tour exceeded our expectations, mainly due to our guide Lorne, who offered lots of explanations both on sites and on the bus. I highly recommend the tour and the guide Lorne Newman for those who want to visit these biblical and historic locations and also want to expand their knowledge. It's like walking through a history documentary.
Written 9 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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