- Day 01 - Hong Kong / Tel Aviv / Jerusalem
Fly Hong Kong / Tel Aviv CX 675 0100/0740 – Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun (11h 40m)
Upon arrival at Tel Aviv, meet your guide and drive straight towards Jerusalem in an hour. Have an introductory tour of this holy city. Start from the Citadel, known as the “Tower of David” and its museum beautifully brings to life Jerusalem’s history. ake a visit to Mount of Olives, with its world’s oldest and largest Jewish cemetery. You can also get a bird-eye view of the Old City from here.
This evening, enjoy the “Night Spectacular” sound and light show at the Citadel (closed on Fri), unfold the story of Jerusalem through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images. (40 min show, 2 shows a day)
- Day 02 - Jerusalem
Today, you will follow the path of Jesus’ story. Start from the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, there you will see the famous Wailing Wall and its holiest shrine of Dome of the Rock. Discover its underground Kotel Tunnels. Continue to the Tomb of the Virgin Mary, next to it is the Garden of Gethsemane. A very important site to the Christianity, which is historically linked to both prayer and betrayal.
Walk along the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) that marks the 14 stations of the Cross on the day of Jesus’ crucifixion, the path ends at Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to the Armenian and Christian Quarters. Make a visit to Mount Zion, located just outside the Old City walls, it is home to three major sites: The Tomb of King David, The Room of the Last Supper and the Church of the Dormition.
- Day 03 - Jerusalem - Bethlehem
This morning, we make an excursion to another top biblical site – Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ. You will visit the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto Chapel, King Cinema and Well.
Return to Jerusalem and spend the afternoon in the Israeli Museum, a must for anyone interested in the cultural and historical heritage of the country. For those who wants to have an authentic experience, make a visit to the Mahane Yehuda Market, the largest one in Jerusalem and one of the most famous in the Middle East.
- Day 04 - Jerusalem - Qumran / Masada / Jericho
Today, we make an excursion to the Dead Sea – Masada. Visit the Qumran Cave on the northern shore of Dead Sea where the famous Dead Sea Scroll was discovered. Masada is the center of archaeological and historical sites of Israel Dead Sea. A short cable car ride takes you to the top of the Masada Fortress. Enjoy the fantastic view to the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea.
Before return to Jerusalem, visit Jericho, the oldest and lowest city in the world, where you’ll discover the ancient ruins and Mount Temptation.
- Day 05 - Jerusalem / Nazareth / Beit She'an / Tiberias
Leaving Jerusalem, we will stop at Nazareth – this is perhaps the most visited site of all Christian’s pilgrimage trip. And even for non-Christian, the home (believed to be) of Mary, Joseph and infant Jesus is a big draw. You will explore the town including of course a visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation. Continue to Beit She’an, among the modern buildings are impressive ruins of a Greco-Roman city, dating back approximately 6,000 years.
Arrive in Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee and check into your hotel
- Day 06 - Tiberias - Sea of Galilee / Golan Heights
This morning, drive about 10km to north of Tiberias, where Kibbutz Nof Ginosar is located. Kibbutz means communal settlement in Hebrew. It is a voluntary democratic community where people live and work together on a non-competitive basis.
This afternoon, enjoy the beauty of the famous Golan Heights, with trips to Katzerin and Mount Bental. Lastly, move on to Capernaum, a village on the coast of Sea of Galilee. It is where the people first saw the miracles and heard the teachings of Jesus. Tour the Ancient Synagogue and ends at the House of Peter.
- Day 07 - Tiberias / Haifa / Tel Aviv
Today, drive towards to the coast of Mediterranean Sea. Haifa is a bustling port city and where the UNESCO-listed Baha’i Gardens is located. Continue to visit the impressive Heridian Roman ruins at Caesarea.
Arrive back to Tel Aviv. Spend time exploring the former Arab Port at Old Jaffa, the labyrinth of alleys in Neve Tzedek, the vibrant camel market and the interesting Jewish Dispora Museum.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
- Day 08 - Tel Aviv / Hong KongDepends on your flight, you may visit the Independence Hall Museum, serves as an historical museum for the story of the declaration; or Palmach Museum, an experiential museum, covering the Palmach legacy through the stories of individuals and groups.
Transfer back to airport for your flight back home.
Fly Tel Aviv / Hong Kong CX 674 1350/0510+1 – Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun (10h 20m)
Arrive Hong Kong on Day 09.