Day 1: Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea and Jerusalem (optional trip to Bethlehem)
Meet a driver in a central location for a 6:30am departure, then enjoy views of the desert on the drive to Jericho, arriving by 8am for a guided tour of one of the world’s oldest cities. Continue to the Dead Sea; you’ll have access to a private beach where you can float, swim, and cover yourself in mud.
The next stop is Jerusalem, for a 12:30pm tour of the Old City, including the Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, and the Byzantine Cardo.
In the afternoon, join an optional guided tour of Bethlehem or spend the rest of the day exploring Jerusalem on your own. Overnight in a three-star hotel with a free evening.
Day 2: Galilee, Nazareth, and Beit Shean
Meet a driver at the hotel for 6:30am departure, then travel to Galilee. At 9:30 you will visit Beit Shean, the most impressive Roman site, and later, the River Jordan Baptism Site of Yardenit. You will then visit the Sea of Galilee and Capernaum where you will see many other historic sites this beautiful region has to offer.
By 1pm you’ll arrive in Nazareth for a tour of the Basilica of the Annunciation, believed by some to be where Mary learned of her pregnancy.
This tour concludes with return transfer to a central location Tel Aviv around 7:30pm.