Israel & Greece Tour with 4-nights Greek Island Cruise

Starting from: $5,085

Group Size: Up to 40 travelers

Duration: 16 Days Unforgettable Journey to Israel, Greece, Greek Islands & Ephesus

Activity Level: Average of 2 to 3 miles of walking per day

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Tour Type: Christian Journey


About This Tour

Experience the biblical wonders of Israel on an unforgettable journey to the most popular sites Israel has to offer, such as the Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee, while learning first-hand about one of the most ancient civilizations known to man. Then, experience the history and culture of a Greece tour, coupled with an unforgettable 4-night Greek Island cruise to the most famous Greek islands and Ephesus!

What's unique about this tour?

  • 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. Make new friends while you enjoy the local cuisine.
  • Our licensed guides are the most experienced in the industry.
  • Visit the Greek Islands in a cruise.
  • Visit one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Diana of the Ephesians

After visiting Israel and it's biblical sites, you will follow Apostle Paul's footsteps aboard a Greek Islands cruise. This iconic cruise tour is like a master class in the Aegean. Visit 6 destinations, including: Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini, Athens (Piraeus).

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  • Due to the length of this journey, we recommend arriving in Tel Aviv 1 day before the tour starts, with a Friday Departure from the US to arrive Saturday. This will allow you to rest and adjust to the time difference so you will be refreshed for the beginning of the tour. We have negotiated an amazing package that includes meet and assist at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, transfer from the Airport to your hotel , extra night at the Tel Aviv hotel including breakfast & dinner.
  • Extra hotel night including breakfast and dinner $225 (per person in double room) $450 for 2 travelers
  • Meet and assist upon arrival at the airport + transfer Tel Aviv airport to Tel Aviv Hotel $100 per person
  • Total $325 (per person in a double room)
  • Total $580 (per single room)
Day1Saturday | On our way to Israel
  • We fly today to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport.
Day2Sunday | We arrive to Israel and enjoy a welcome dinner
We welcome you to Israel | Optional (free) tour of Old Jaffa
  • We arrive to the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport where a representative will transport you to the hotel.
  • Once you arrive to the hotel, we will meet for a brief orientation meeting and we will enjoy a delicious welcome dinner!
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Tel Aviv, Herods Hotel *
Transportation: Transfer Included (Arrival between 2PM - 6PM)

Evening Activity:

In the evening we will join an optional tour of Old Jaffa. Jaffa is the oldest port city in the world. This is where St. Peter's Church is located.

Day3Monday | Discover the history of the Sea of Galilee
Tel Aviv / Caesarea / Coastal Plains / Megiddo / Nazareth / Mt. Carmel / Tiberias / Sea of Galilee
  • Today we will start our day with a trip along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • We will also visit Caesarea Maritima, believed to be the place where the first Christian baptism conferred to Gentiles was performed.
  • We will stop at Mount Carmel, where it’s believed Elijah lived in a grotto and where he challenged 450 prophets.
  • Stop at the ancient city of Tel Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon, the place described in the prophesies where the gathering of armies will take place during the end times (Revelation 16:16).
  • Visit the town where Jesus grew up, Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation. This is a must-see site and the traditional location where the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary.
  • Visit Mt. Precipice, where you will enjoy the views of Nazareth. This is the site believed to be where Jesus was rejected.
  • We will drive by Cana of Galilee, where Jesus transformed water into wine at the marriage at Cana, the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.
  • After a great day of touring, we will drive back to our hotel and enjoy dinner.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Sea of Galilee, Leonardo Plaza Tiberias *
Day4Tuesday | 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 will start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. We will also the an ancient fishing boat from the times of Jesus, similar to the boats 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.
  • We will now visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the spot believed to be where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:8).
  • We will also drive by Golan Heights. According to the Bible the Children of Israel conquered the Golan from the Amorites.
  • We will visit Banias Spring in Caesarea Philippi. This is believed to be the place where Jesus asked his closest disciples who they thought he was. The confessions of Peter are found in the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.
  • One of the highlights of the day if Tagbha, where Jesus fed the 5,000 with one five loaves of bread and 2 fish. We will visit the Church of Multiplication.
  • We will end the day visiting Capernaum, the town where Jesus ministered.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Sea of Galilee, Leonardo Plaza Tiberias *
Day5Wednesday | 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 the baptismal site of Yardenit. You will have the opportunity to get baptized in the Jordan River, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.
  • We will visit the archaeological site of Beit Shean. This ancient city is protected as a national park.
  • We will now drive by the Jordanian Valley.
  • After a day of touring, we will have a change to relax and float in the Dead Sea. Check out 7 things you should know before floating in the Dead Sea.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Dead Sea, Herods Hotel
Day6Thursday | 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 start the day with trip to the mountaintop of Masada. Aboard a cable car and enjoy the views, learn about the Jewish rebellion against the Romans.
  • We will head over to the oasis of Ein Gedi. Around 1000 BC, it is believed David was refugee in Ein Gedi and this is where he fled from Saul.
  • Next of the Essene Community of Qumran, this is the place where the ancient biblical texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • One of the favorite sites in Israel, the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem! We reflect on the Jesus’ ascension into heaven and enjoy the spectacular views.
  • We are heading now to Pater Noster Church and we will visit Dominus Flevit, where archaelogists have found artifacts dating back to the Canaanite period and tombs from the Second Temple.
  • We will walk through the Palm Sunday Road and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the place believed to be where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion.
  • We will end the day visiting St. Peter of Galicantu. This church is dedicated to the biblical prophecy that pronounced Peter’s denying of Jesus before the cock crowed.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza *
Day7Friday | 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
  • We will go through the Dung Gate and explore the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • We will go to the Jewish Quarter and visit the Western Wall and Robinson’s Arch.
  • We will now visit the Southern Temple Mount archaeological excavations and the Davidson Center Museum.
  • We will end the day with a visit of Bethlehem. We will visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Field
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza *


* Please be advised that Bethlehem is administered by the Palestinian Authority and it is not part of the State of Israel, therefore a passport is required to enter Bethlehem. Due to an increase in tourists visiting the region, please expect long lines to visit the Grotto. If you wish not to visit Bethlehem and remain in Jerusalem during that time, please advise your tour guide at least 1 day in advance.
Day8Saturday | 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
  • We will enter the Old City of Jerusalem via the Lion’s Gate and we will walk through the streets of the Via Dolorosa or the Stations of the Cross.
  • Visit the the Judgment Hall of Pilate.
  • Visit St. Anne's Church and the Pool of Bethesda.
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built over the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.
  • Shop at the bazaars.
  • Will visit Mt. Zion and the Upper Room, the place of the Last Supper.
  • We will also visit the Garden Tomb, where we will celebrate the resurrection with prayer.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza *
Day9Sunday | Welcome to Greece
Extension flight from Tel Aviv to Athens

**Please note that the Greece and Greek Island Cruise portion of this tour is a separate extension after the Israel tour. In most cases, there will be no AIT passengers continuing from Israel with you to Greece and on the Greek Island Cruise, and no AIT representatives will be present on the Greek Island Cruise ship.

  • After breakfast check out from the Jerusalem 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.
  • Enjoy a free evening around the area, maybe visit a popular restaurant and interact with the locals.
Meals: Breakfast Buffet
Accommodation: Athens, Royal Olympic Hotel *
Day10Monday | Embark on Cruise & Visit Mykonos
  • At 8:30 in the morning we will transfer to the port of Lavrion to embark on a cruise. We will start a 4-night trip to the Greek Islands and Turkey, departing to the island of Mykonos at 11:30 AM. We will arrive at 6:00 PM.
  • The island of Mykonos offers beautiful sandy beaches and a cosmopolitan lifestyle combined with rich history. We recommend for you to explore on your own sites such as Little Venice or you may climb the sculpture at the Church of Paraportiani. Mykonos is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. You will love the culture, architecture and history this island has to offer.
  • Embark on your cruise at 11:00pm and we will sail to Kusadasi in Turkey.

**There are no guided shore excursions included in Mykonos.

Meals: Breakfast Buffet
Accommodation: Celestyal Cruises
Day11Tuesday | Ephesus & the Apostle Paul
  • We will arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey at 7:30am and will start our guided tour of the ancient city of Ephesus provided by Celestyal Cruise line – please note that it is not a private AIT tour.
  • The history of Ephesus can be seen in the excavations of the Roman Imperial period, including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater, founded in the 10th century BC.
  • Tour the marble streets and visits the Baths of Scholastica, the Temple of Hadrian and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Diana of the Ephesians.
  • Ephesus is also where the Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians. After living in Corinth for a year and a half, he decided to travel to Ephesus where he lived for 3 years as part of his second evangelical journey. This is also where the church he most likely started received an epistle from him.
  • After Ephesus, we return to Kusadasi for a short souvenir shopping stop before embarking on the cruises and sailing to Patmos, Greece at 1:00pm.
  • We will arrive at the island of Patmos, Greece at 4:00pm. The enchanting island of Patmos hasn’t changed much since 2,000 year ago when the Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation (Rev. 1:12-21). The cave believed to be the place where John received his visions of Christ is where the Monastery of St. John the Evangelist is located. Enjoy the beautiful views from the monastery and visit the Grotto of the Revelation – this is a guided tour offered by Celestyal Cruises – not an AIT private tour. After some free time to discover the sites in the area, we will return to the ship and sail to Rhodes, Greece at 9:30pm.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Buffet
Accommodation: Celestyal Cruises
Day12Wednesday | Paul and the harbor of Rhodes
  • We will enjoy a delightful breakfast on board the cruise and get ready to arrive at the island of Rhodes at 7:00am. This stronghold was built by a Crusading Order, which originated from Palestine, and in older days, it boasted of another achievements of the then known world - The Colossus of Rhodes!
  • Enjoy a half-day excursion to the Temple of Athena on the majestic rocky Acropolis of Lindos, with the blue Aegean Sea beneath it and the sophisticated, whitewashed artists' colony at its foot. Local tradition has it that on his way to Rome; Paul’s vessels spent some time here in the small harbor (Acts 21:1). Continue to the old town of Rhodes and go through D’Amboise Gate to walk on the Street of the Knights! Lunch on board.
  • We will head to the cruise for a delightful lunch on board and then spend the afternoon strolling through the walled city during our free time. Interact with locals, enjoy the diverse atmosphere, and relish on the astonishing views Rhodes has to offer.
  • We will sail to Heraklion, Crete at 6:00pm and enjoy a dinner on board.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Buffet
Accommodation: Celestyal Cruises
Day13Thursday | The beauty of Crete and Santorini
  • We will arrive at Heraklion, Crete. (Acts 27:7-13).
  • Enjoy your free time in the largest Greek island or join an optional tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, known for the Greek mythological creature with the head of a bull and the body of man, the Minotaur. This optional shore excursion is offered by Celestyal Cruises,
  • We will sail to the Island of Santorini at 11:00am, where will arrive at 4:30pm.
  • Take a cable car (recommended) – cost of cable car is 8 Euro per person, per way) - to the town of Thera, a city built over the rim of a volcano and where an eruption in 1,600 BC of the volcano is believed to have originated the Atlantis myth. You will find excavations in Akrotiri of the buried town which disappeared after the eruption preserving the Bronze Age of the island of Santorini.
  • We will then sail to Piraeus at 9:30pm.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Buffet
Accommodation: Celestyal Cruises


Optional tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos ($80)

Optional tour of the Village of Oia ($87)

Day14Friday | Apostle Paul & The Four Letters in Corinth
  • Disembarkations will be at the port of Lavrion-60KM from Terminal in Athens. Ship should arrive between 6:00-7:00 AM
  • After a delicious breakfast onboard, we will disembark the cruise and drive to Ancient Corinth (Acts 18:1-18) for a half-day tour. It is here where the Apostle Paul visited at least three times, he founded Christian assemblies, and also wrote at least four letters to Christians in Corinth.
  • Visit the ruins of the 5th century basilica at the ancient port Cenchrea (viewed from the bus) before we head to Athens and arrive at the hotel for an overnight stay.
  • Enjoy a free evening around the area, maybe visit a popular restaurant and interact with the locals.
Meals included: Full Breakfast
Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens *

***Celestyal Cruises reserves the right to make any changes to included optional shore excursions.

Day15Saturday | Discover Athens & the Acropolis
  • After we enjoy our breakfast, we will tour the city of Athens, learning more about the local culture and the ancient architecture as well as it’s modern sites.
  • Visit one of the most famous sites in Athens, the magnificent temple of the Acropolis of Athens, known as the Parthenon. Built between 447 and 432BCE, this is the picture-perfect spot in Athens.
  • Visit the Erechtheion on the north side of the Acropolis, dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon.
  • In modern Athens we will visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Parliament House, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library.
  • We will head to the Acropolis Museum before returning to the hotel and enjoying some free time in the afternoon.
  • Enjoy a free evening around the area, maybe visit a popular restaurant and interact with the locals.
Meals: Breakfast Buffet
Accommodation: Athens, Royal Olympic Hotel *
Day16Sunday | Departure from Athens
  • After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to Athens International Airport for your return flight home.
Meals: Breakfast Buffet
Accommodation: On board flight

*If weather conditions do not permit disembarkation in time to meet for scheduled half day tour- passengers will be able to visit Corinth on their own.

* In the rare event that a hotel is overbooked, the group will be provided with an equivalent level hotel or higher.

*If weather conditions do not permit disembarkation in time to meet for scheduled half day tour- passengers will be able to visit Corinth on their own.

* In the rare event that a hotel is overbooked, the group will be provided with an equivalent level hotel or higher.

We offer small groups & greater value: Every Journey is limited to just 20-40 travelers - guaranteed. A minimum of 2 travelers are required. A single supplement fee of $2095.00 is required for travelers without a roommate. Land package prices listed are per person in U.S. dollars. Rates are based on double occupancy and inclusive of all taxes.

2 people minimum per tour registration.

**Please note that there is $500 per passenger deposit required for this tour and a different cancellation policy due to the policies of the Greek Cruise line-you can see the cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions**

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Included in your tour package:

Included in Israel:

  • 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)
    • In the rare event that a hotel is overbooked, the group will be provided with an equivalent level hotel or higher.
  • 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 in Israel
  • All land service and local taxes

Included in Greece:

  • 3 nights at a 5-Star hotel (Royal Olympic or similar)
  • Daily breakfasts at the hotel in Athens
  • 4-night cruise to the Greek Islands & Turkey, based on a superior inside / outside cabin category, with private facilities (shower/bathtub, washbasin, toilet), on full board basis aboard ship beginning with lunch on embarkation day and including breakfast on the day of disembarkation; with entertainment, free use of shipboard facilities and services of cruise staff.
  • Three shore excursions packages available during the cruise (organized and operated by the cruise ship):
    • * Grotto of the Apocalypse & St. John Monastery in Patmos
    • * Ancient Ephesus
    • Medieval tour (Rhodes)
    • Selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic package (during meals only)
    • Port, local taxes & fuel surcharges
    • Tips to cruise staff
    • Shuttle bus to Mykonos town (on cruise)
    • Half day regular tour of Athens, with Professional English speaking guide
    • Half day regular tour of Corinth, with Professional English speaking guide
    • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites in Athens & Corinth
  • Private transfers from/to the airport & port of Athens
  • 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 (Sunday ONLY)

Not Included:

  • International flights: please call us toll free at (877) 248-8687 to arrange your flights
  • Flight from Tel Aviv to Athens – please book this flight along with your International flights
  • Lunches daily and any other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All personal expenses
  • Hotel and Airport portage in Greece
  • Cable car to Santorini town 5 Euro per person, per way
  • Tips to tour guides, bus drivers and hotel staff ($85 USD for Israel and $20 Euros for Greece per passenger)
  • 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
  • Visit the beautiful islands of Santorini, Rhodes, Patmos, Mykonos in a wonderful 4-night cruise
  • Visit the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Short excursions organized by the cruise
  • See the sites of modern Athens such as the Panathenian Stadium, the National Library, and the Acropolis Museum

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