Israel & Rome Journey

Starting from: $3,395

Group Size: Up to 40 travelers

Duration: Explore the Holy Land and Visit Rome!

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

Traveler Ratings:

Tour Type: Christian Journey

About This Tour

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).

What's unique about this tour?
  • 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

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 $215 (per person in double room) $430 for 2 travelers
  • Meet and assist upon arrival at the airport + transfer Tel Aviv airport to Tel Aviv Hotel $90 per person
  • Total $305 (per person in double room)
  • Total $575 (per single room )
Day1Saturday
Departure
  • Embark on your flight to Israel
Day2Sunday | 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.
Meals: Buffet Dinner
Accommodation: Tel Aviv, Herods Hotel *
Transportation: Transfer Included (Arrival between 2PM - 6PM)

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.

Day3Monday | 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.
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
  • 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.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Sea of Galilee, Leonardo Plaza Tiberias *

Jordan River Baptism:

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

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
  • 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.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Dead Sea, Herods Hotel

Free Afternoon to Enjoy the Dead Sea:

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

Day6Thursday | 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.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza *

Evening Activity:

Optional Sound and Light Spectacular on Jerusalem Old City wall.

Day7Friday | 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.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza *

Note:

* 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
  • 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!
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Jerusalem, Leonardo Plaza *
Day9Sunday | 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.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Rome, Bettoja Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio or Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo or La Griffe Roma Hotel
Day10Monday | Colosseum Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, afternoon Vatican City
Vatican City / Sistine Chapel / St. Peter’s Basilica / Colosseum and Roman Forum / Palatine Hill
  • After breakfast we will tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Discover the Palatine hill where Rome was founded at the beginning. Then reach the Colosseum the Amphitheater created to entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody shows of gladiators, animals and cruel games, is now one of the most fascinating landmark of the City.
  • Then, walk on the original path of ancient Rome along the Via Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia and dream about the glorious past of the Roman Empire.
  • Lunch in local restaurant is included.
  • Afternoon: explore the Vatican Museums to admire one of the most important art collections in the world.
  • Then proceed to the famous Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • The tour ends in the city center; return to the hotel on your own.
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Transfer After Tour (Cost: €20 per person)
Accommodation: Rome, Bettoja Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio or Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo or La Griffe Roma Hotel
Day11Tuesday | Enjoy a free day in Rome or take one of the optional tours
  • After breakfast enjoy a free day in Rome for personal activities, shopping or optional tours.
  • Overnight in hotel. Lunch and dinner are not included.
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Transfer After Tour (Cost: €20 per person)
Accommodation: Rome, Bettoja Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio or Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo or La Griffe Roma Hotel

Optional Tours - Operating from April to October 2023

PIZZA BAKING CLASS
It’s said that a pizza slice a day keeps the sadness away, and what better chance than your Italian escape to learn how to make and bake everybody’s favorite food? Join our family-friendly class of no more than 12 people at the That’s Amore restaurant, a few steps away from the Trevi Fountain. We’ll meet there for this hands-on activity. Spoiler: kids will love it! Our local trusted pizza chef will introduce you to the noble art of pizza making, a pretty serious tradition that requires a very precise process. Don’t be scared though: they will show you every technique and follow you through every step. During this afternoon class, you’ll learn what ingredients are needed to make the perfect pizza dough, how to knead it and how to top it properly. And you’ll do it yourself, choosing your own ingredients: you’ll be free to experiment with various recipes and toppings. Bake the pizza in the oven and wait for it to turn into a thin-and-crispy-butstill-fluffy delicacy. While the pizza is in the oven, enjoy your well-earned rest! Relax and immerse yourself in the unique experience of an Italian pizza dinner. Start with a tasty bruschetta and make a toast to the good life: water, wine or a soft drink is included. Taste the pizza you prepared and find out whether you developed the skills of an authentic pizzaiolo (Italian for pizza-chef); then celebrate with a lovely dessert. Tour ends after the dinner at the restaurant, return to the hotel on your own.
Price per person: € 149,00
Tour Includes:

  • Dinner (bruschetta, pizza and dessert)
  • Water and wine or soft drink
Departures: at 4:45pm
Tour ends: after in the city center, return to the hotel on your own.
Not included:
  • Pick up service from the hotel – the tour start from centrally located meeting point

ROME FOOD TOUR
Foodies of the world, unite! Whether you’re a seasoned gour - mand or just a food lover wishing to find out more about Ro - man cuisine and Italian food traditions, reach our meeting point. You’ll join our local food connoisseur guide for a food walk, in a group of no more than 12 people (and yes, you’ll try and taste lots of different treats!). We’ll meet mid-morn - ing and enjoy a lovely walking tour through local food markets, grocery stores and gelato shops in the areas of Campo De’ Fiori, Trastevere, and the Jewish Ghetto. We know that exercise makes one hungry, that’s why we thought you’d appreciate some pit-stops. For instance, you’ll enjoy a slice of freshly baked crispy pizza bianca (Rome’s own version of focaccia) cut in half horizontally and filled with thin slices of freshly cut mortadella: a traditional, more-Ro - man-than-theColosseum easy snack that locals love. And what about trying a supplì? This little ball of deep-fried to - mato sauce risotto with a heart of melted mozzarella cheese is everyone’s favorite street food. Pasta will be on the list too, along with some dishes from the Roman Jewish tradition: the carciofo alla giudia a Jewish style deep-fried artichoke that resembles a tiny sunflower or the fried zucchini flower (according to seasonality). And save some space for dessert, because we won’t skip our portion of artisan gelato ! Tour ends after the dinner at the restaurant, return to the hotel on your own.
Price per person: € 93,00
Tour Includes:

  • Local food connoisseur guide
  • Food tasting
Departures: at 10am or 04:30pm
Tour ends: after in the city center, return to the hotel on your own.
Tour ends: after in the city center, return to the hotel on your own.
Not included :
  • Pick up service from the hotel – the tour start from centrally located meeting point

ROMA BAROCCA, PIAZZAS & FOUNTAINS (3 hours)
A pleasant walk in the artistic heart of the city that will give you the opportunity to visit some of the most famous and symbolic sights of Rome. Piazza Navona, the most elegant of all Roman squares, a cosmopolitan meeting place with many outdoor cafes and buskers, where the famous Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain stands. Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, that houses the world-renowned Saint Matthews cycle of paintings, one of the greatest works of Caravaggio. The Pantheon, dedicated to all the gods, it is the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome and one of the best preserved of all ancient Roman buildings. Trevi Fountain, the largest baroque fountain in the city and one of the most celebrated fountains in the world, surely one of the icons of Rome. Piazza di Spagna, with the Bernini’s fountain La Barcaccia and the magnificent and celebrated Spanish Steps that lead up to the Church of Trinità dei Monti. In this area are located boutiques of the most famous high-fashion brands. The tour ends in the city center; return to the hotel on your own.
Price per person: € 50,00
Tour Includes:

  • Professional licensed guide
  • Headsets
  • Pick up service from centrally located hotels (when selected)
Departures: at 09.30am
Tour ends: after approximately 3hrs in the city center. Return to the hotel on your own.

POMPEII EXPRESS PRESTIGE TOUR (Full day)
This exclusive excursion is the occasion to visit the Excavations of Pompeii and come back in the early afternoon in time to enjoy the rest of the day in Rome. With a 3 hours visit to the excavations, our local and knowledgeable guide shows you the most famous and important sites of Pompeii that usually are not included in the standard tours: the Villa of the Mysteries, the Amphitheatre, the House of the Faun, and the Garden of the Fugitives, which houses the plaster casts of the victims of the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Lunch is not included, but at the end of the visit you have time at your disposal. Traffic permitting, arrival in Rome around 05:00pm. The tour ends in the city center; return to the hotel on your own.
Price per person: € 215,00
Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by a/c minivan or minibus
  • English speaking driver or tour leader
  • Skip the line entrance tickets
  • Professional licensed guide in Pompeii
  • Pick up service from centrally located hotels
Departures: at 07.00am
Tour ends: after approximately 10hrs in the city center, return to the hotel on your own.

Day12Wednesday | Rome Departure / Arrival to the United States
  • After breakfast , private transfer to Rome International Airport for your departure flight. Today you will arrive back in the US.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On board flight

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

* Hotels are subject to availability. If the hotel is not available, we will provide you with a comparable hotel.

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

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 $1225.00 is required for travelers without a roommate.

Important notes:

  • Please note that all sightseeing in Rome is offered in regular tours /not private. America Israel Tours does not operate these tours.
  • Pick up in Rome are provided from your hotel but are based on share transfer and thus can take more time.
  • Touring day in Rome is not included during the following dates Nov.01st, Dec. 08th, Dec. 25th, Jan 01st, Feb.11th.
  • Visits & excursions, mentioned on the program might have slight changes based on current conditions

Departure Date Return Date Price
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 16, 2022 $3,440 Sold Out!
Nov 12, 2022 Nov 23, 2022 $3,440 Sold Out!
Dec 17, 2022 Dec 28, 2022 $3,440 Book Now

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* This tour will start in reverse sequence, starting from Jerusalem so you can spend Christmas in the Old City and ending in Tel Aviv.

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I am so satisfied with the professionalism and excellent service provided by America Israel Tours. I have never experience with any other company, such an excellent service as America Israel Tours provided for my group. I highly recommend this agency to everyone that is looking for a great pilgrimage fill with joy, professional expertise and excellent service overall. This co. provides Top of the Line Tours. I cannot wait to go again on my next tours with America Israel Tours.

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Before we started the trip I knew that it would be excellent for the good treatment we had with the employees at the agency, thanks George... We traveled to Israel and Italy, it was spectacular, an unforgettable trip, a dream come true. Fabulous hotels, rich meals, our guides and drivers. Thanks to all the people in USA, Israel and Italy who gave us an excellent deal. I hope to travel soon with you.

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Join America Israel Tours' exciting and life-changing tours of the Holy Land.

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)
    • 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
  • 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
  • City tax (to be paid upon arrival at the hotel, €7 per person / night)
  • Tips to Israel tour guide, bus driver and hotel staff ($85 total tips per passenger)
  • Tips to Rome tour guide and hotel staff (20 Euros total tips per passenger)
  • Transfers back to the hotel on all touring days in Rome
  • Lunches and dinners in Rome
  • Any drinks
  • Porterage at the airport in Rome
  • 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.

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


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