Israel & Rome Journey

Explore the Holy Land and Visit Rome!

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Complete Land Package: $2595 Includes deposit, taxes & fees

Explore the biblical and historical sites of Israel, while enjoying our 5 star hotels, luxury transportation and more. After you experience Israel, we travel to Rome where we will tour the Vatican City streets, visit the impressive Roman ruins and we will have a chance to attend a Papal Mass (subject to availability).

Group Size: Up to 37 travelers

What's unique about our Holy Land journeys?
  • We will experience the historical sites of Rome
  • All Sightseeing and entrance fees are included. Everything is taken care of!
  • Everyone stays at the same hotels, which allows for more touring time.
  • No time consuming pickups and drop-offs from different hotel locations.
  • Daily breakfast. Make new friends while you enjoy the local cuisine.
  • Our guides are the most experienced in the industry.
  • We provide life-changing tour experiences at the most affordable rate.
  • Experience an optional Mass by Pope Francis.
*Friday
Highly Recommended: 1 Day Pre Arrival in Tel Aviv
  • We recommend departing on Friday and arriving on Saturday in Tel Aviv, 1 day before the tour starts. This will allow you to rest and adjust to the time difference so you will be refreshed for the beginning of the tour. Our hotel in Tel Aviv is perfectly situated near the famous Tel Aviv beach, so you can relax and enjoy a full free day on the beach or visit some of the city's recommended historical sites. We have negotiated an amazing package that includes an extra night at the Herods Hotel in Tel Aviv, breakfast, dinner and transfer from the Tel Aviv Airport to your hotel - all for a total of $180 per person, based on double occupancy.
1Saturday
Departure
  • Embark on your flight to Israel
2Sunday | Arrival in Israel / Welcome Dinner & Orientation
Arrival in Israel / Welcome to the Holy Land / Visit Old Jaffa
  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
  • Meet our representative for your transfer to Herods Hotel.
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation meeting where you will meet your guide and the rest of the travelers in your group.
Complimentary arrival transfer included (for arrival between 2PM - 6PM)
Meals included: Full Buffet Dinner
Tel Aviv, Herods Hotel

Evening Activity:

After the welcome dinner, we will meet our tour guide for an evening tour of Jaffa, the oldest port city in the world. Here you will see St. Peter's Church and enjoy a view of the Tel Aviv Shoreline from Jaffa’s Hilltop.

3Monday | From Tel Aviv to the Sea of Galilee
Tel Aviv / Coastal Plains / Caesarea / Mt. Carmel / Megiddo / Nazareth / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias
  • Enjoy a relaxing drive along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Visit Caesarea Maritima, the center of early Christianity.
  • Stop at Mount Carmel (Muhraka), where Elijah challenged the false prophets.
  • See Tel Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon, the site where the Battle of Armageddon will be fought according to Revelation 16:16.
  • Visit Jesus' boyhood town of Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation, the traditional location of the angel Gabriel's appearance to Mary.
  • Take in a view of Nazareth from Mt. Precipice, where it is believed to have been the site of the rejection of Jesus.
  • Drive by Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine at a wedding feast.
  • Our drive will end at our hotel on the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias.
Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
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
  • Board a wooden boat and sail on the Sea of Galilee before visiting the "Ancient Jesus Boat" - the remains of a 2,000 year old fishing boat that would have been the type used by Jesus' apostles.
  • Visit Magdala, best known as the home of Mary Magdalene. Walk through the ruins of a first century Jewish town where a synagogue from the time of Christ's ministry was found.
  • Visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount of Matthew 5:8.
  • Drive up to the beautiful Golan Heights.
  • Visit the Banias Spring in ancient Caesaria Philippi.
  • See Tagbha, where Jesus fed the 5,000 with only five loaves of bread and 2 fish. Here you will visit the Church of Multiplication and enjoy its remarkable 4th century Byzantine mosaic floor.
  • End the day by visiting the 2,000 year old remains at Capernaum and stand in the synagogue remains, where Jesus ministered.

Jordan River Baptism:

Take the opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River (required donation of $10).

Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
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
  • Visit the baptismal site of Yardenit. The site on the River Jordan, where it is believed that the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist took place. For those who would like to be baptized today, a white robe can be obtained for $10 per person.
  • Enjoy travelling in the Beit She'an Valley and visit the archaeological site of Beit Shean, which is now protected as an Israeli National Park.
  • Drive through the Jordanian Valley
  • Relax and float in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth.

Free Afternoon to Enjoy the Dead Sea:

Optional mud, mineral and spa treatments at our 5 star Herods Hotel, Dead Sea

Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
Herods Hotel, Dead Sea
6Thursday | Exploring the Dead Sea, the Judean Desert and Jerusalem
Dead Sea / Masada / Ein Gedi / Qumran / Jerusalem / Mount of Olives / Garden of Gethsemane / St. Peter of Galicantu
  • Climb by cable car to the mountaintop stronghold of Masada and explore the ancient sites while learning about the Jewish rebellion against the Romans.
  • Enjoy a view of the oasis of Ein Gedi where David wrote many of his Psalms as he hid from Saul.
  • Visit the ancient Essene Community of Qumran where the ancient biblical texts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947.
  • Stand on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and reflect on the Lord's ascension into heaven.
  • Pass by Pater Noster Church and visit Dominus Flevit.
  • Take the Palm Sunday Road and visit the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • End the day with a visit to St. Peter of Galicantu commemorating Christ's prophesy that Peter would deny him three times before the cock crows. Galli-cantu means cockcrow in Latin.

Evening Activity:

Optional Sound and Light Spectacular on Jerusalem Old City wall.

Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza
7Friday | The Stones of Your Heritage Temple Mount in Jesus times
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
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem via the Dung Gate.
  • Visit the Western Wall and surrounding Plaza in the Jewish quarter, including Robinson's Arch.
  • Visit The Davidson Center Museum and the Southern Temple Mount archaeological excavations.
  • Visit Bethlehem, where you will visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd's Field.
Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
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
  • Enter the Christian Quarter of the Old City via the Lion's Gate and walk along the Via Dolorosa, also known as the Stations of the Cross, which is the route that Jesus walked from the prison to the crucifixion.
  • Along the way you will visit:
    • The Judgment Hall of Pilate.
    • St. Anne's Church and the Pool of Bethesda.
    • Take time for reflection at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
  • Walk through the historic Christian & Jewish quarters of the Old City. Take a break and shop at the bazaars.
  • Visit Mt. Zion, where the Tomb of King David and the Upper Room of the Last Supper are located.
  • Celebrate the resurrection with prayer and communion at the Garden Tomb.
  • Meet together to say goodbye at our conclusion meeting and farewell dinner!
Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza
9Sunday | Rome Arrival
Welcome to Rome
  • Gather your luggage for our departure transfer back to the airport.
  • We welcome you to Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world surrounded with Roman art and architecture and the capital of Italy!
  • Our representative will meet you with you at the airport and will assist you in your transfer to the hotel.
IconMeal included: Breakfast
IconHotel: Cardinal Hotel St Peter
10Monday | From Vatican City to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
Vatican City / Sistine Chapel / St. Peter’s Basilica / Colosseum and Roman Forum / Palatine Hill
  • After we enjoy breakfast, we will start our tour by visiting the Vatican Museums, the 6th most visited art museum in the world with a collection built up by Popes throughout the centuries. You will see famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Caravaggio.
  • Next we will visit the famous Sistine Chapel, the official residence of the Pope where you will see Michelangelo’s famous Sistine ceiling painting which depicts a scene from Genesis.
  • We will now visit St. Peter’s Basilica, believed to be the burial site of St. Peter, one of Christ’s Apostles and considered the first Pope.
  • We will walk to St. Peter’s Square, the picture perfect site well known for the Papal Masses.
  • We will enjoy free time for lunch.
  • In the afternoon we will walk to the Palatine Hill and tour one of the most iconic sites in Rome, the Colosseum. The massive amphitheater built in 70-72 A.D. by Emperor Vespasian and opened by his son Titus, is known for Its gladiator battles.
  • Next, the Roman Forum; a massive plaza surrounded by ruins of ancient government buildings, it was for centuries the center of Roman public life.
  • We will walk through Via Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, an ancient Roman shrine dedicated to the virgin goddess of the hearth.
  • Visit the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, built around 141 A.D. by the Emperor Antoninus Pius.
  • Next we will visit the Basilica Julia and Aemilia, which will give us a better perspective of the glorious past of the Roman Empire.
  • We will end the tour in the center of the center and return to the hotel.
IconMeal Included: Breakfast
IconHotel: Cardinal Hotel St Peter
11Tuesday | Free time and the Catacombs
Free morning / Basilicas / Ancient Appian Way / Catacombs of St. Callixtus
  • After breakfast, we has a morning to enjoy shopping and visit sites not included in the itinerary.
  • After lunch, we will start our tour in the afternoon by visiting the Basilicas of St. John in Lateran, the Cathedral and St. Mary Major.
  • Next we will Catacombs of St. Callixtus, mostly known for containing once the tombs of 50 martyrs and 9 popes from the 2nd and 4th centuries.
IconMeal Included: Breakfast
IconHotel: Cardinal Hotel St Peter
12Wednesday | Rome Departure
  • Transfer to Rome International Airport for your departure flight. We had a great time hosting you!

Optional:

If you would like to attend a Papal Mass in St. Peter's Square, please arrange your flight for the evening and check the official site for more information: www.papalaudience.org

IconMeal Included: Breakfast
IconAccomodation: Onboard
13Thursday | Arrival
Arrival back in the United States
  • Today you will arrive back and start planning your next trip!

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 $955.00 is required for travelers without a roommate. The special rates below reflect a 3% discount for check payments.

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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:

  • 7 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)
  • 14 meals: 7 Israeli buffet breakfasts and 7 buffet dinners throughout the tour
  • All entrance fees and attractions as per tour itinerary plus: Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus Boat museum, Masada Cable car, Dead Sea Spa Hotel, Davidson Center, Garden Tomb and much more.
  • 6 full days of touring and sightseeing with top professional, government-licensed, biblically oriented, English speaking tour guide
  • Evening tour to Old Jaffa on arrival day
  • Private transportation in deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • Arrival transfer from the airport to your Tel Aviv hotel for flights arriving between 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Departure transfer from Jerusalem to the airport (please check below for transfer remarks)
  • Porter fees at all hotels
  • All land service and local taxes
  • 3 nights in 4* Hotel accommodation in Rome
  • Daily Breakfast in Rome
  • Transfer from and to the airport in Rome
  • Entrance fees in Rome
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance package to protect your travel investment.

Transfer Remarks:

  • Arrival transfers are provided FREE for travelers arriving in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport on flights arriving between 2pm to 6pm on the tour arrival day only Sundays ONLY.
  • Transfers are included based on double room occupancy for those sharing a room and arriving on different flights only 1 transfer will be covered in the tour cost.
  • Our Group Departure bus transfer is provided at the end of the Tour Sunday evening. Provided for travelers flying on night flights departing AFTER 10:30 PM SUNDAY NIGHT ONLY

Not Included:

  • International flights: please call us toll free at (877) 248-8687 to arrange your flights
  • Tips to Israel tour guide, bus driver and hotel staff ($75 total tips per passenger)
  • Tips to Rome tour guide and hotel staff ($20 total tips per passenger)
  • Lunches daily
  • Tips to guide, driver, and hotel staff
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended – please call us for travel insurance info)
  • Flight from Tel Aviv to Rome (can be combined with your international airfare)

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

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