10 Days of Christianity - Option 01

Ten days Christian oriented tour, the first option:

Day 1:
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion international Airport you will meet Sachlav's staff.
We will assist you with any immediate needs and transfer you to Tel Aviv.
Our first stop will be a tour of the ancient city of Jaffa (New Testament Joppa) with the House of Simon the Tanner, before checking into our hotel to rest from the long flight.
Optional: Tel Aviv beach time.
Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 2:
Our first full day of touring begins with a visit to the ruins of ancient Caesarea, that is mention as the arrest place of Paul (Acts 23, 23). We will continue driving along the coast line towards Haifa and Mt. Carmel, to see the site where Elijah the Prophet overcame the Prophets of Baal in the name of the God of Israel. We will end the day in the northest point in western Israel, the beautiful natural ocean caves in the white rocks, at Rosh Hanikra.
Optional:
Bahai Gardens
German colony of Haifa
Stella Maris
Overnight: Nahariya

Day 3:
After breakfast we will head towards Megiddo, the Harmageddon of the Book of Revelation. We will drive to Nazareth where Jesus lived for the most of his life and we will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Synagogue Church and the “Mount of the Leap” (Luke 4, 29-30). Then we drive on to Cana in Galilee, the scene of the wedding feast described in John chapter 2.
Overnight: Sea of Galilee/ Tiberius

Day 4:
Our day surrounding the sea of Galilee begins with a panoramic views of the north from Mt. Arbel (and an optional hike). From the Arbel we will visit Magdala, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, and the 2000 year old fishing boat known as “Jesus Boat” at Ginossar. Next will be Tabgha with the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the Chapel of Peter's Primacy. Next is Jesus town, Capernaum, where Jesus did many signs and wonders where we can visit the House of Peter and the
ancient synagogue, and we will end our day at the Archaeological site of Beit Saida, a fisherman village from the first century, also known as of one the cities that cursed by Jesus (Mathew, 11:20).
Optional: Kursi
Overnight: Sea of Galilee/ Tiberius

Day 5:
Another day in the beautiful northern area of Israel. After breakfast we will drive up north to the Banias national park, where Peter made is great confession of faith in Jesus as the Christ and eventually chanced his name from Simon to Peter. From there we drive up to the Golan Heights to the top of Mount Bental to look over our close neighbour Syria and the road taken by Paul on the road to Damascus. Next we drive along the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee and take a boat ride from there across the Sea to Tiberias, our last stop of the day will be in Yardenit baptismal site on the Jordan River.
Optional: Visiting the biblical gates of Tel Dan
Overnight: Sea of Galilee/ Tiberius

Day 6:
After breakfast we depart the Sea of Galilee and our first destination, the city of Beit Shean, a major Biblical city located in the middle between the Jordan Valley and the Jezreel Valley. King Saul’s body was hung on its walls after his defeat by the Philistines (1 Samuel 31: 10-12). During New Testament times the city was one of the cities of the Decapolis named Skythopolis. After the visit we drive on through the Jordan Valley passing the ancient site of Gilgal, which is mentioned 37 times in the bible and mentioned as the camping place of the Israelites and Joshua after they have crossed the Jordan river. Next is the most ancient city on earth, Jericho, in Jericho we will see the Mount of Temptation. Before checking in in our hotel in Jerusalem, We take a first glimpse of the Holy City from one of the Heights surrounding the city, at Mt. of Olives.
Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 7:
Our journey in Jerusalem will start visiting Mt. Zion, with the Upper room, and King's David tomb, and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, which is built over the Palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest. To clear out minds we will have time in the the Shuk, Mahne Yehuda market (optional, tasting tour in the
market) and we will end our day in the ammunition hill, an historical site telling the Heroic combats over Jerusalem in 6 days war, 1967.
Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 8
After breakfast we will continue on another exciting day in Jerusalem, touring the archaeological city of David, and exiting this city throughout Hezekiah's tunnels towards Davidson park and the Western wall. We will explore the underground of the wall by walking In the . Rabbinical Tunnels: incredible underground tunnels that reviles an underground world and parts of the western wall.
In order to experience the times of the Maccabees, we will explore the Hasmonaean village, and see how those people lived their lives about 2000 years old.
Optional: Instead of Hasmonean village, visiting the valley of Horon where the Maccabees brought to perfection there Guerilla war, or the Maccabees tombs.
streets of the Old city of Jerusalem to the pools of Bethesda, Gatshemane and The Garden the tomb.
Optional: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Day 9:
This day begins with a visit to the Israel Museum with the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls, over 2000 years old scrolls are presented, and the huge model of the 2nd Temple period Jerusalem, next will be Yad Vashem the Holocaust Museum. In the afternoon with a drive to Bethlehem where Jesus was born, visiting The Church of the Nativity and the Shepperd's fields.
Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 10:
Waking up in the morning and driving towards the desert, We will experience the desert life and give a new meaning to 'Hump day' during our Camel ride experience.
From there we will drive to Massada, the most visited site in Israel and learn about the Jewish revolt against the Romans in the 1st century. To relax from Massada we will enjoy the national parl, a beautiful Oasis of Ein Gedi. Our next destination will be Qumran, the exciting discovery place of the dead sea scrolls. After lunch we will head towards one the world's wonders, the Dead sea, laying at 1317 feet
below see level, this is the lowest place on earth, and the water are so salty, 10 times more than the ocean water so you would literally float on top of the water.
Overnight: Desert hospitality

Day 10:
After spending time in the Desert, we will go back to the civilization and drive to Tel Aviv, We will go to explore the Carmel market, the biggest and tastiest market of Tel Aviv, we will visit the Independence hall, where modern day Israel has started, or if you prefer- the TLV innovation center and learn about Israel as a High tech nation.
From there we will drive to the airport to catch your flight back home.