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zAAA Vacations® - The Holy Land

9 days

Never more than 16 guests.

Small Group Discoveries for our World Travelers

+ We show you more of the Holy Land’s most inspiring sites including Capernaum, Megiddo, Tabgha and Bethlehem.
+ Our 4-night Jerusalem stay allows for extensive exploration of the Old City, a visit to Ein Karem, and an excursion to the Dead Sea and Masada.
+ Join a remarkably diverse group of worshipers for Friday night prayers at the Western Wall and learn about the Jewish Sabbath when you sit down with a family for a home-made Shabbat dinner.
+ Browse in a bustling Jerusalem market with a local chef and then dine at his restaurant.
+ Enjoy a special private meeting with a Key Keeper of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
+ Includes 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites c

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Day
1

An Extra Night in Tel Aviv

AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a free extra night in Tel Aviv before your tour at the perfectly located Shalom & Relax Hotel.

Day
2

Welcome to Tel Aviv

This evening, join your Trip Leader for a welcome dinner. Meals B,D

Day
3

Along the coast to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee

Discover the city’s modern spirit as you explore the White City of Tel Aviv c. Then visit two amazing sites of antiquity: Caesarea, built by Herod the Great, and Megiddo c, a city inhabited for 5,000 years where you’ll see the excavation of a 3rd-century church. Continue to the Caesar Premier Hotel. Meals B,D

Day
4

Along the shores and across the Sea of Galilee

Tour Tiberias and enjoy a pleasant boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Then visit Capernaum, where Jesus chose his first disciples, and see the synagogue built on a spot where Jesus once preached. You’ll also visit Tabgha and the Church of Multiplication, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000. Drive on to the Mount of the Beatitudes and the Golan Heights before returning to your hotel in Tiberias. Meals B,L,D

Day
5

Through the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem

Visit the Wedding Church in Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle and travel on to Nazareth to see the Church of Annunciation. Continue through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater and then onward to Jerusalem, where you check in to the Dan Boutique Hotel. Meals B

Day
6

Explore Old Jerusalem c

A holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world. Your tour includes the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane. In the Old City you’ll see the Western Wall and the Temple Mount and walk along the Via Dolorosa. At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, we’ve arranged for you to meet one of the Key Keepers. Hear the fascinating story of how his family came to possess the keys to this holy site. We continue on to Mount Zion, visiting the traditional tomb of David and the Room of the Last Supper, before finishing the day in Bethlehem. Meals B

Day
7

Discover modern Jerusalem

Today, visit the New City including the Israel Museum – with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple – and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Aleppo Codex. Then visit the Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust. This afternoon, we’ve arranged for a visit to Ein Karem, the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist. This evening, thrill to the Sound & Light Show at the City of David. Meals B

Day
8

Excursion to the Dead Sea and Masada c

En route to the Dead Sea, see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada, where you ascend by cable car to visit the hilltop ruins and hear the chilling tale of its brave inhabitants. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, our next stop is the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Be sure to bring your swimsuit as you’ll enjoy lunch and time for a swim. Gather with your fellow travelers this evening for a farewell dinner. Meals B,D

Day
9

Depart Jerusalem

Your tour finishes this morning. Meals B

Day
1

An Extra Night in Tel Aviv

AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a free extra night in Tel Aviv before your tour at the perfectly located Shalom & Relax Hotel.

Day
2

Welcome to Tel Aviv

The comfortable, first class Shalom & Relax Hotel, overlooks the Mediterranean in the vibrant, modern city of Tel Aviv. This evening, join your Trip Leader for a welcome dinner. Meals B,D

Day
3

Along the coast to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee

Discover the city’s modern spirit as you explore the White City of Tel Aviv c, including Neve Tzedek, one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Then visit two amazing sites of antiquity: Caesarea, built by Herod the Great, and Megiddo c, a city inhabited for 5,000 years where you’ll see the excavation of a 3rd-century church. Continue to Tiberias and check in to first  Emily’s Boutique Hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Meals B,D 

Day
4

Along the shores and across the Sea of Galilee

Visit Capernaum where Jesus chose his first disciples, and see the synagogue built on a spot where Jesus once preached. You’ll also visit Tabgha and the Church of Multiplication, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000. Drive on to the Mount of the Beatitudes and the Golan Heights before visiting the Banias Springs at Caesarea Philippi. Enjoy a pleasant boat ride on the Sea of Galilee before returning to your hotel in Tiberias. Meals B,D

Day
5

Through the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem

Visit the Wedding Church in Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle and travel on to Nazareth to see the Church of Annunciation. Continue through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater and then onward to Jerusalem, where you check in to the  5-star Inbal Hotel. Meals B 

Day
6

Explore Old Jerusalem c

A holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world. Your tour includes the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane. In the Old City you’ll see the Western Wall and the Temple Mount and walk along the Via Dolorosa. At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, we’ve arranged for you to meet one of the Key Keepers. Hear the fascinating story of how his family came to possess the keys to this holy site. We continue on to Mount Zion, visiting the traditional tomb of David and the Room of the Last Supper, before finishing the day in Bethlehem. Then explore the colorful Machane Yehuda Market, sampling market delicacies and getting to know the shopkeepers as a local chef offers fascinating insight in Israel’s vibrant culinary scene and enduring ways. Later, our chef will be your host for dinner at his restaurant.  Meals B,D

Day
7

Discover modern Jerusalem

Today, visit the New City including the Israel Museum – with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple – and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Aleppo Codex. Then visit the Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust. This afternoon, we’ve arranged for a visit to Ein Karem, the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist. This evening, thrill to the Sound & Light Show at the City of David. Meals B 

Day
8

Excursion to the Dead Sea and Masada c

En route to the Dead Sea, see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada, where you ascend by cable car to visit the hilltop ruins and hear the chilling tale of its brave inhabitants. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, our next stop is the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Be sure to bring your swimsuit as you’ll enjoy lunch and time for a swim. This evening, you’ll join a remarkably diverse group of worshippers at the Western Wall for Friday night prayers. It’s a powerful experience and offers time for personal reflection and revelation at one of the world’s most holy sites. Then learn about the Jewish Sabbath feast as you join a Jerusalem family for a congenial dinner featuring home-made dishes from nine Jewish communities around the world. Meals B,L,D

Day
9

Depart Jerusalem

Your tour finishes this morning. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Cairo

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of 5-star hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers, and in-depth private car sightseeing with our engaging Egyptologist

Alexandria

Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes your choice of deluxe or luxury hotel, daily breakfast, roundtrip private transfers from Cairo, and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

Sharm El Sheikh

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes our handpicked 5-star resort, daily breakfast, private car airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.

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Prices are per person, land only. We offer air on Lufthansa. Add extra nights. U.S. citizens traveling to Jordan over the Allenby Bridge require a visa in advance.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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