Israel: Crossroads of History

Discover a land held sacred by three faiths, visiting places where events recorded in the Bible unfolded, from Jerusalem to Nazareth, on a comprehensive 8 night journey.

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Embark on a spiritual journey through the holy land, where history and faith intersect. Discover the places where events from the Bible unfolded, from Jerusalem to Nazareth, and immerse yourself in the stories that have shaped the beliefs of three major religions. With a comprehensive itinerary that takes you to some of the most sacred sites in the world, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the complex history and people of this land. From walking the Via Dolorosa to visiting the Church of the Nativity, this journey will bring the stories of the Bible to life and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the spiritual significance of this region. Join us on a journey of discovery and find your own connection to the holy land.

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Journey Highlights
  • Walk the bustling streets of the Old City of Jerusalem, where people of diverse faiths live side by side
  • Explore at a relaxed pace, with four days in Jerusalem, visiting the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa, and personalizing your experience
  • Visit Yad Vashem, with its stunning architecture, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust
  • Cruise on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum and view the site of the Sermon on the Mount
  • Learn about local life from a Christian family during an A&K-exclusive private lunch at their home in Bethlehem
  • Delve into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealot
Journey Details
  • This journey contains some active elements.
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.
  • Last group event: end of sightseeing at 5:15 p.m. on Day 8.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests

Advertised price valid for travel between 11 - 19 Febuary 2024

Alternate travel dates available subject to price fluctuations. Please call us for a price!



Day 1: Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel
Arrive in Tel Aviv, where you are met and transferred to your hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
Day 2: Caesarea & Acre | Capitals & Seaports
Drive to the ancient Roman capital, Caesarea, where Herod laid out a city and constructed a revolutionary, artificial harbor. View a partial inscription mentioning Pontius Pilate, the only secular reference to his existence. Then, visit the UNESCO-listed seaport city of Acre to tour the Knights’ Halls, view the El Jazaar Mosque and explore the elaborate covered markets. Gather for a Chef’s Table welcome dinner and savour a menu created to highlight Israel’s vibrant culinary scene.
Scots Hotel | Meals: BLD
Day 3: Sea of Galilee | To the Time of Jesus & Earlier
Begin a day that carries you back in history, exploring sites associated with early Christianity and its shared roots with Judaism. Cruise the Sea of Galilee and view Tabgha, where the feeding of the 5,000 is commemorated, and the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to Capernaum, home of St. Peter and the synagogue where Jesus taught. Drive to Banias, a source of the Jordan River where archaeological remains dating back millennia have been discovered. Cap off the day with a sommelier-hosted Israeli wine tasting in the hotel’s wine cellar.
Scots Hotel | Meals: BLD
Day 4: Nazareth | Sites Of The New Testament
Today, discover Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent much of his life, to see the Basilica of the Annunciation and an area below the Church of St. Joseph, thought by some to be the site of Joseph’s carpentry shop. Traverse the Jordan Valley to the Decapolis city of Beit Shean. Later, arrive in Jerusalem.
The King David | Meals: BLD
Day 5: Jerusalem | Spiritual Epicentre
Begin today at the Mount of Olives for a view of the city, and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed with his disciples. Then, explore the fascinating Old City of Jerusalem, built by King David in 1004 BC, pausing at the Western Wall, Judaism’s most sacred site and a tangible link between Israel’s past and present. In the background, view the Temple Mount area (Al Haram el-Sharif) with its mosque of the Dome of the Rock. In the Christian Quarter, walk along the Stations of the Way of the Cross, a route trod by Pilgrims for hundreds of years. Your day culminates at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, witnessing the devotion and prayer exhibited by many denominations at the momentous sites of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of Christ.
The King David | Meals: BL
Day 6: Jerusalem | Yad Vashem & Private Family Lunch
Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s poignant and moving memorial to Holocaust victims. Continue to the Israel Museum, which houses a portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the impressive Second Temple Model. Drive to Bethlehem, located in the West Bank, for an A&K-exclusive private lunch with a local Christian family in their home, and enter the Church of the Nativity, built upon the birthplace of Jesus. Conclude your day with a Scenic Sundowner that offers inspirational views of the Old City.
The King David | Meals: BL
Day 7: Masada | Zealot Stronghold
Ride Like a Local by cable car up to Masada, last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots who held out for three years against the Romans. Float in the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem for a special farewell dinner.
The King David | Meals: BLD
Day 8: Jerusalem | Design Your Day
If you wish, enjoy an early morning walk of the Temple Mount. Stop for lunch at the Machane Yehuda Market. This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
Explore the Historic Jewish Quarter for site visits of the stunning new discoveries excavated at the City of David.
See More of the Christian Quarter, with the opportunity to view the tomb within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Revisit the Old City to see the Tower of David and wander myriad alleyways, home to local merchants for centuries.
Afterward, return to your hotel.
The King David | Meals: BL
Day 9: Depart Tel Aviv
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home.
Meals: B

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Terms and Conditions apply: All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise, and inclusive of all taxes and discounts. All prices & itineraries are current as at 05/05/2023 & subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to availability, currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Price includes any stated bonus nights, upgrades & package savings, if applicable. All passports, visas, travel permits, and vaccinations are the responsibility of the travelling passenger to secure prior to travel. Travel packages advertised may include multiple products provided by several suppliers to provide a travel itinerary. Each component of the package will be treated independent of each other, and the specific terms & conditions of each product supplier will apply. Hotels may charge resort fees, or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check-in.

Israel: Crossroads of History

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