Greece & Israel Journey

12 Days Inspirational Journey to the Lands of Israel and Greece

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Complete Land Package: $2,600 Includes deposit, taxes & fees

Experience the impressive history of Greece coupled with the biblical wonders of Israel on this fully-guided 12 day tour. You will enjoy an unforgettable journey to some of the most popular sites Israel has to offer, such as the Mount of Beatitudes and Golan Heights, while learning first-hand about one of the most ancient civilizations known to man.

Group Size: Up to 39 travelers

Activity Level: Full Day Sightseeing

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Tour Type: Christian / Biblical Sites

What's unique about our Holy Land journeys?
  • We tour all day and every day! (Some tour companies include only half day touring)
  • All Sightseeing and entrance fees are included. Everything is taken care of!
  • Everyone stays at the same 5 star hotels, which allows for more touring time.
  • No time consuming pickups and drop-offs from different hotel locations.
  • Daily breakfast and dinner in Israel. Breakfasts included in Greece.
  • Our licensed guides are the most experienced in the industry.
  • Follow Paul's ministry and visit the Agora, the Temple of Apollo and the Roman Odeon.
  • Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Academy, as well as the new Acropolis Museum.

After visiting Israel and it's biblical sites, you will be on your way to Greece and experience the beauty, culture and history of this amazing city.

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1Saturday | On our way to Israel
Departure
  • Today we leave on our flight to Israel.
2Sunday | We arrive to Israel and enjoy a welcome dinner
We welcome you to Israel | Optional (free) tour of Old Jaffa
  • Our representative will meet you at the airport once you arrive at the Ben Gurion International airport.
  • After arriving to the hotel, we will enjoy dinner and meet the rest of the group.
A transfer from the airport to the hotel is included (for arrival between 2PM - 6PM)
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Tel Aviv, Herods Hotel

Optional Evening Tour:

Once you’re settled in, meet with the tour guide for an optional tour of the Old City of Jaffa. You will be able to appreciate the beauty of St. Peter’s Church and enjoy an amazing view of this ancient port city.

3Monday | Discover the history of the Sea of Galilee
Tel Aviv / Caesarea / Coastal Plains / Megiddo / Nazareth / Mt. Carmel / Tiberias / Sea of Galilee
  • We will start the day with a visit to the Caesarea Maritima, the beautiful Mediterranean seaport where it is believed that the Apostle Peter baptized the first gentile converted to Christianity.
  • Next to Mount Carmel, believed to be where Elijah had his fire-lighting challenge. Elijah’s challenge came during a period after successive kings “did evil in the sight of the Lord” (1 Kings 16:30).
  • Visit Tel Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon, the site named in the Book of Revelation is believed to be where the future battle between evil and good will take place. This is also an important archaeological site in Israel.
  • We will now visit the iconic site of Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation. Believed to be where angels announced to Mary she would have the Son of God and the hometown of Jesus and Joseph.
  • Next we will visit Mount Precipice, believed to be where the supposed attempt was made to throw Jesus to his death and also where 13 Neanderthal skeletons from more than 50,000 years ago were found.
  • We will also visit Cana of Galilee, the location of the wedding feast miracle.
  • Back to our hotel for dinner!
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Sea of Galilee, Leonardo Plaza Tiberias
4Tuesday | Discover the Sea of Galilee, Upper Galilee & Golan Heights
Sail on the Sea of Galilee / Jesus Boat / Golan Heights / Upper Galilee / Caesarea Philippi
  • Today we start the morning with a boat ride of the Sea of Galilee, get those cameras and smartphones ready!
  • Next we visit an ancient boat from the times of Jesus.
  • We will also visit the Mount of Beatitudes, believed to be where Jesus met his apostles after his Resurrection and told them to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:16-20).
  • After enjoying the lovely views at the Mount of Beatitudes, we will drive up the Golan Heights and stop at the Banias Springs in Caesarea Philippi. It is believed that in Caesarea Philippi is where Jesus proclaimed he would create a church and he gave Peter authority over it. “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:13-20).
  • Next to the town of Tagbha, the site where Jesus fed a multitude of people with 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread.
  • We end the day by visiting the ancient town of Capernaum, where Jesus ministered 2,000 years ago.
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Sea of Galilee, Leonardo Plaza Tiberias
5Wednesday | Jesus' Early Ministry at the Sea of Galilee & Jordan River
Mount of Beatitudes / Tabgha / Capernaum / Beth Shean / Baptism on the Jordan River / Dead Sea / Free time to float & enjoy the resort
  • We will start the day with a visit to Yardenit, the baptismal site in the River Jordan. For a $10 donation to the site, they provide you with a white robe and a baptism certificate.
  • Next stop, the archaeological site of Beit Shean.
  • After driving through the Jordanian Valley we will relax and float in the Dead Sea waters, before enjoying a delightful dinner at the Herods Hotel.
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Herods Hotel, Dead Sea
6Thursday | Exploring the Dead Sea, the Judean Desert and Jerusalem River
Dead Sea / Masada / Ein Gedi / Qumran / Jerusalem / Mount of Olives / Garden of Gethsemane / St. Peter of Galicantu
  • We will hop into a cable car and visit the peak of Masada. This is where the Jewish rebellion against the Romans took place.
  • After Masada, we will visit Ein Gedi, where David hid from King Saul in a cave.
  • Next we will visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • We will also visit Mount of Olives, believed to be the site where the Lord ascended to the heavens.
  • Next we will drive by Pater Noster Church on our way to visit Dominus Flevit.
  • We will walk through the Palm Sunday Road and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, believed to be the place where Jesus prayed with his disciple the night before he was crucified.
  • We also visit St. Peter of Galicantu and head over to the Leonardo Plaza hotel in Jerusalem for dinner.
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza
7Friday | The Stones of Your Heritage Temple Mount in Jesus times River
Southern Wall / Southern Steps / Davidson Center / Western Wall / Jewish Quarter / Mt. Zion / Upper Room / Tomb of King David / Bethlehem / Church of the Nativity / Garden Tomb
  • Today we get to roam through the streets and alleys of Old City Jerusalem!
  • We will start by visiting the iconic Western Wall. We will visit the Davidson Center Museum and the Southern Temple Mount archaeological site.
  • In Bethlehem we will visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Field.
  • We will head over to the Leonardo Plaza hotel in Jerusalem for dinner.
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza
8Saturday | City of Zion – Past, Present and Future
Jerusalem Old City: Lions' Gate / Via Dolorosa / St. Anne Church / Pool of Bethesda / Judgment Hall of Pilate / Church of the Holy Sepulcher / Christian Quarter / Knesset / Shepherd's Field
  • Start the day by walking through the Via Dolorosa also known as the Stations of the Cross, the route of the crucifixion.
  • Visit The Judgment Hall of Pilate, St. Anne's Church and the Pool of Bethesda on your way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, venerated by some as the place where Jesus Christ died and rose again.
  • Visit the bazaars in the city and after shopping, we will visit Mount Zion, where the Upper Room, believed to be the site where the Last Supper took place.
  • We will also visit the Garden Tomb, where some believe this to be the place where Christ was buried and rose from the dead.
  • We will head over to the hotel for a farewell dinner!
Meals included: Full Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza
9Sunday | Welcome to Greece
Extension flight from Tel Aviv to Athens
  • After breakfast check out of the Leonardo Plaza hotel and be ready with your luggage in the hotel lobby for your airport transfer from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Board your plane heading to Athens.
  • Upon arrival in Athens, the cradle of Western civilization, you will be transferred to the hotel.
Meals included: Full Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens
10Monday | Discovering Corinth: Agora
Corinth: Agora / Temple of Apollo / Archaeological Museum
  • After breakfast we will depart for our morning's excursion out of Athens, which takes us by the Saronic Gulf via the historic Corinthian Canal.
  • We will make a quick stop for photos before continuing to Ancient Corinth (Acts 18:1-18). It was to this megalopolis where the apostle Paul came, worked, established a thriving church, and subsequently sent two of his epistles - now part of the New Testament.
  • At Ancient Corinth, we will see all of the sites associated with Paul's ministry: the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Odeon, the Bema and Gallio's Seat. The small archaeological museum here is an absolute must!
  • Drive by the ruins of early Christian 5th Century Basilica at the ancient port of Cenchreae before returning to Athens.
  • Enjoy an evening at leisure.
  • A private tour will be provided for the tours departing on the following dates: February 18, March 25, April 1, October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11 and December 16.
Meals included: Full Buffet Breakfast
Hotel: Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens
11Tuesday | Discover Athens & the Acropolis
Acropolis / Panathenian Stadium / Temple of Olympian Zeus / National Library / Acropolis Museum
  • After breakfast we will enjoy a half-day morning tour of Athens, combining many of the city's principal modern and classical sites.
  • We will climb up to the marble-capped Acropolis and visit the famous Parthenon and the Erechtheion.
  • Our tour will continue with the highlights of modern Athens.
  • We will pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament House, Presidential Palace and the Panathenian Stadium.
  • We will also visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Academy, the University, and the National Library as well as visit the new Acropolis Museum.
  • Enjoy a free evening to spend at leisure.
Meals included: Full Breakfast
Accommodation: Athens, Airotel Parthenon
12Wednesday | Departure from Athens
Departure back to the United States
  • After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to Athens International Airport for your return flight home.
Meals included: Breakfast

We offer small groups & greater value: Every Journey is limited to just 20-39 travelers - guaranteed. A minimum of 2 travelers are required. Land package prices listed are per person in U.S. dollars. Rates are based on double occupancy and inclusive of all taxes.

A single supplement fee of $1,095 is required for travelers without a roommate These special prices reflect a 3% discounted rate for cash and check payments.

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My family and I had a great time, and we felt safe at all times. Israel was wonderful. The tour guide, Tamar, did a fantastic job in explaining and detailing stories that took place in ancient times in all the places we visited. We have visited once before some years ago, and this time around were able to see some new places. Our hotels were right on the water in Tel Aviv, Galilee and Dead Sea, and very centrally located in Jerusalem (I could see the walls of Jerusalem from my window!). Greece was also enjoyable as it felt that it was the "down" time we needed after Israel. The tours were half days, so we were able to hit the beautiful beaches in the afternoons! Food was so delicious and people very friendly. The tours were very informative and I was very touched in Corinth to learn about Paul's ministry there. Our hotel was just 1 1/2 blocks away from the Acropolis, and in an area that was busy with little shops and restaurants. Very nice area to walk in the evenings. Mr. Velissarios went above and beyond to accommodate us. Big thanks to you and your team!"

12 Days Israel and Greece Journey
June 6, 2014

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We're home and just wanted to THANK YOU for taking such good care of us on our trip to Greece and Israel. Everything went very smoothly and they were all so kind and gracious and welcoming! We had a fabulous time…the cruise was splendid and we loved all the islands especially Mykonos and Santorini. Our Holy Land tour guide, Israel Kantor, went above and beyond our expectations! He was a dear heart and had soooo much knowledge he graciously shared with us… We grew to love him in a weeks time and Israel as well! Bless you and your beautiful land! Thank you again for all of your hard work!"

12 Days Israel and Greece Journey
June 7, 2008

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Join America Israel Tours' exciting and life-changing tours of the Holy Land. Our deluxe Holy Land tour includes superior first class hotels throughout, full Israeli buffet breakfasts and dinners every day at your hotels, all entrance fees, private sightseeing, escorted transfers and much more.

Included in your tour package:

Join America Israel Tours’s exciting and life-changing 12-day tour of Israel and Greece. This deluxe tour includes superior first class hotels throughout, full Israeli buffet breakfasts and dinners every day at your hotels in Israel, several meals in Greece, all entrance fees, private sightseeing, escorted transfers and much more…

Our Holy Land travel packages include the following:

  • 10 nights excellent 5 Stars hotel accommodations:
    • 1 night Tel Aviv: Herods Hotel
    • 2 nights Sea of Galilee: Leonardo Plaza Tiberias (former Sheraton Tiberias)
    • 1 night Herods, Dead Sea
    • 3 nights Jerusalem: Leonardo Plaza (former Sheraton Plaza Jerusalem)
    • 3 nights Athens: Royal Olympic
  • 18 meals: 9 Israeli buffet breakfasts and 9 dinners throughout the tour.
  • All entrance fees & attractions as per tour itinerary plus: Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, “Jesus Boat” Museum, Masada Cable Car, Davidson Center Museum, Garden Tomb and much more.
  • 8 full days of touring with top professional, government-licensed, biblically oriented, English speaking tour guides.
  • Private transportation in deluxe air-conditioned coach.
  • Private arrival transfer from Ben Gurion International Airport to your Tel Aviv hotel (please check below for transfer remarks.
  • Porter fees at all hotels.
  • All land service and local taxes.

Transfer Remarks:

  • Arrival transfers are provided FREE for travelers arriving in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport on flights arriving between 2pm – 6pm on the tour arrival day only (Sundays ONLY).
  • Departure transfers are provided for travelers departing from Athens International Airport on the ending day of the tour (Wednesday ONLY).

Not Included:

  • International flights: please call us toll free at (877) 248-8687 to arrange your flights
  • Flight from Tel Aviv to Athens
  • Tips to tour guides, bus drivers and hotel staff
  • Lunches daily and any other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended- please call us for travel insurance info)

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance package to protect your travel investment.

Journey Highlights:

  • Visit Old Jaffa at night, where Peter stayed at the house of Simon the Tanner
  • Visit the impressive Caesarea Maritima, built in honor of Augustus Caesar by Herod the Great (Acts 10 & 25)
  • Visit Mount Carmel, where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets.
  • Explore Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16)
  • Experience a breathtaking panoramic view of Nazareth from the top of Mt. Precipice
  • Drive by Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle- the turning of water into wine at a wedding feast (John 2:1-11)
  • Sail on the Sea of Galilee on a wooden boat as the disciples did 2,000 years ago
  • Visit the “Ancient Jesus Boat” at Kibbutz Nof Geonsar
  • Visit Yardenit – the baptismal site on the Jordan River
  • Stand atop the Mount of Beatitudes (Matt. 5-8), where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Ascend to Masada by cable car and discover this ancient fortress built by King Herod
  • Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at our Dead Sea resort hotel, where you can enjoy the famous Dead Sea Spa treatments
  • Experience a breathtaking panoramic view From the Mount of Olives toward Old City Jerusalem
  • Explore the Southern Temple Mount archaeological excavations and the Davidson Center Museum
  • Visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, and Shepherd’s Field
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Garden Tomb
  • Walk through the ancient Old City of Jerusalem
  • Visit Corinth and the amazing Agora Museum
  • Climb to the Acropolis and visit the Parthenon in Athens
  • See the sites of modern Athens such as the Panathenian Stadium, the National Library, and the Acropolis Museum

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