Gather a group of 10 friends or family and join us on an “Explore the Holy Land” tour at a special discounted rate of only $1,700 per person!
Ahalan Olympus is offering groups of 10-19 people the opportunity to participate in a specially crafted tour designed to maintain lofty accommodation and transportation standards while insisting on a sensible price. Groups of over 15 people will receive a further discount.
Day 1 – Arrive in Tel Aviv. Get here early enough in the day and you can tour Jaffa and Tel Aviv and take in the sights and sounds of modern Israel! Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 2 – Head up the Mediterranean Sea coast to Caesarea and explore the impressive seaside site of King Herod’s gateway to the world, Caesarea! From there we’ll continue to the modern port city of Haifa for lunch before spending the afternoon touring the ancient Roman city of Sepphoris, featuring natural vistas and stunning mosaics such as the 4th century “Mona Lisa” of the Galilee. Overnight in Nazareth.
Day 3 – Get to know Nazareth, the city where Jesus grew up. You’ll visit Nazareth Village, an interactive authentic recreation of what ancient Nazareth was like. Afterwards you’ll continue on to Cana to see the church commemorating the site of Jesus first miracle, turning water into wine. In the afternoon you’ll ascend the scenic Mount Tabor and visit the site traditionally associated with the transfiguration of Jesus. Overnight in Nazareth.
Day 4 – Continuing through the Galilee you’ll visit a variety of sites as noteworthy for their natural beauty as for the fact that they were central to the Gospel stories about Jesus: The hill where Jesus taught the beatitudes, Capernaum – where St. Peter’s mother-in-law’s house was with its ancient synagogue, Magdala – the home of Mary Magdalene with its mysterious ancient synagogue and ethereal modern church, ending with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and a
visit to the traditional modern baptismal site on the Jordan River. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 5 – A day to explore the labyrinthine streets and alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City and the nearby Mount of Olives. The possibilities of things to do and the variety of things to see on this day are too numerous to list, but suffice it to say that Jerusalem typically leaves an indelible impression on her visitors. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6 – More Jerusalem, but this time visiting the more modern portion of the city including the unforgettable Israel Museum, the moving Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Ein Karem – the quaint village John the Baptist came from and the colorful and raucous Mahane Yehuda market. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 – Descending from Jerusalem you’ll experience the sites and novelties of the lowest place in the world beginning with the option to float in the famous Dead Sea, to encounter the dramatic history and breathtaking views of Masada, and to visit Qumran, where ancient ascetic scribes produced the oldest existing copies of the Hebrew bible 2,000 years ago. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8 – This is a free day where, depending on when you fly out, you have the optionality to either spend time digging deeper into the sights and sounds of Jerusalem or to take a tour of nearby Bethlehem prior to boarding your flight home.
Greetings and assistance upon arrival at your port of entry.
Transportation: A deluxe 19-seat minibus featuring A/C, Wi-Fi, and an English-speaking guide.
Includes entrance and parking fees, half-board 4-star accommodations, such as the Grand
Beach Tel Aviv (1 night), Golden Crown Nazareth (2 nights) & Grand Court Jerusalem (4 nights)
or similar hotels in accordance with availability, a map of the Holy Land and a hat.
Does not include:
Tips, lunches, drinks, travel insurance, personal expenses, flights, or visa for Israel (for
The above rates are valid through December 30, 2020, excluding Jewish & Christian holidays
and subject to availability. A single room option is available for an additional $630.