Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel, and meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Travel through the ancient ports of Jaffa and Caesarea, where you visit the Roman amphitheater and the impressive Crusader fortress. Also visit the archaeological site of Megiddo, Muhraqa on Mount Carmel, and stop in Haifa for an overnight stay. The following day, visit the Mount of Beatitudes and attend Mass. Next up: Capernaum, home to a number of apostles. See the ancient synagogue and the House of St. Peter before heading for Tabgha, where Jesus is said to have fed the 5,000 with two fish and five loaves. In Nazareth, join your volunteer leader and participate in a satisfying day of helping the community at the Nazareth Trust. Arrive in Jerusalem for a 3-night stay and a volunteer activity packing food parcels for the needy with the Pantry Packers. Explore the Old Town during a guided walking tour, including visits to the Mount of Olives; the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before his arrest; the Wailing Wall; the Garden Tomb; and the Dome of the Rock. Also walk along the Via Dolorosa, following the Stations of the Cross. A full day at leisure allows time to join an optional excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea.
Headsets throughout the tourInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing: Visits to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Muhraqa, Haifa, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha, Nazareth, Cana of Galilee, Gideon’s Spring, Bet She’an, Jericho, Bethlehem, Jerusalem
TEL AVIV Cinema Hotel (ST) or Tal Hotel (ST)HAIFA Theodor Hotel (ST) NAZARETH Golden Crown Old City (ST) or Rimonim Maayan Hotel (ST) JERUSALEM Royal Wing (ST) or Gardens Hotel (ST) or Jerusalem Gate (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners
NOTE:Departure – March 18 Palm Sunday in NazarethDeparture – December 22 Christmas in NazarethDeparture – December 22 starts on Thursday in Tel Aviv instead of Friday
Transportation: Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Tel Aviv if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach.