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Greece And Israel Tour

13 Day Package For Greece & Israel Visiting Athens, Mykonos, Kuşadasi, Patmos, Heraklio, Santorini, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Galilee, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem

13 Day Package For Greece & Israel Visiting Athens, Mykonos, Kuşadasi, Patmos, Heraklio, Santorini, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Galilee, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem

Arrival From Athens: Every Wednesday from 03 April

Enjoy the diverse atmosphere of Athens combining the remarkable archaeological sites of Acropolis and House of Parliament and the Panathenaic Stadium, the place from where the Olympic Flame starts its journey to the cities of the Olympic Games.

Cruise away to five magnificent ports; the cosmopolitan “island of the winds” Mykonos, Kusadasi with the exquisite ancient city of Ephesus, the sacred Patmos that inspired St. John the Divine to write the context of the last book in the New Testament “Apocalypse”, Crete with Knossos Palace the center of the Minoan civilization and Santorini, the legend of the lost city of Atlantis, with stunning sunsets and picturesque sugar cubed buildings.

Return to Athens for your flight to Tel-Aviv. Spend the day at Caesarea, Haifa over the Mount Carmenlo and at St.John of Acre over the Western Galilee. Explore the Philistine city of Beth She’an and cross the desert of Judea to the old city of Jerusalem. The holiest city of the world; visit the “Via Dolorosa”, the site of crucifixion and the Hall of The Last Supper.

The Package Includes

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Galilee
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Jerusalem
  • Half day Athens sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis & the Acropolis Museum
  • 3-night Cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey on full board basis (based on the minimum inside category)
  • Entrance fees to the sites, during guided sightseeing tours
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Daily breakfast

Day 1: Wednesday: Athens

Upon arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Thursday: Athens

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided sightseeing tour to the House of Parliament, the Unknown Soldier's Tomb, Hadrian's Arch, the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Friday: Athens / Mykonos

In the morning, transfer to the port of Pireaus and embark in the Cruise of 3 nights to the Greek Islands and Turkey. First stop at Mykonos. Enjoy a free day to meet the beautiful and cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.

Day 4: Saturday: Kusadasi (turkey) / Patmos

Next port of call is the Turkish port of Kusadasi with a visit Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Then on to the island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John where he lived and wrote the book of the Revelation.

Day 5: Sunday: Heraklion (crete) / Santorini

Arrival in Heraklion. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Knossos Palace, the center of the Minoan Civilization. Departure to Crete and arrival in Santorini island in the afternoon, the island which is said to be the lost continent of the Atlantis.

Day 6: Monday: Athens / Airport / Tel Aviv

Arrival at the port of Piraeus and. Transfer to the airport and board on your flight to Tel Aviv. Arrival at Ben-Gurion airport, reception and transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day 7: Tuesday: Tel-aviv / Caesarea / Haifa / Acre / Galilee

Begin of your biblical tour with a panoramic view of the towns of Tel Aviv and Jaffa, including the artist's quarter and the Church of St. Peter in Jaffa. Follow to Caesarea to visit the ancient Roman theater. Then, the agitated city of Haifa over the Mount Carmelo. Then enjoy the view of the Temple Behai as well as the Carmelite Monastery of Stella Maris. Continue to Saint John of Acre over the Western Galilee to the hotel. Overnight in kibbutz hotel in the Galilee or in Tiberias.

Day 8: Wednesday: Tiberias / Nazareth / Galilee

Departure to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, then follows direction Tabgha, place where took the miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. Contour of the Lake of Tiberias to Capernaum to visit the ancient synagogue and the new church of St. Francis. Visit Nazareth, including the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Fountain of Mary and the Woodworking of St. Joseph. On returning to the hotel, visit Canaan. Overnight in hotel kibbutz in the Galilee or Tiberias

Day 9: Thursday: Galilee / Jerusalem

Departure for the Jordan River, follow to the ancient Philistine city of Beth She'an, one of the ten cities of the Decapolis, visit the excavations. In the afternoon, cross the desert of Judea by the old road to Jerusalem. Return to the hotel.

Day 10: Friday: Jerusalem / Bethlehem

In the morning, visit the New City of Jerusalem, including the Knesset and Menorah. Visit to the Holocaust Museum and the Museum of Israel. Visit to the birthplace of St. John the Baptist, Ein Karem. In the afternoon, visit to Bethlehem, the Basilica of the Nativity and the church of Santa Catalina. Return to hotel.

Day 11: Saturday: Jerusalem (old City)

Via the Armenian Quarter enter The Western Wall or Wailing Wall, (opportunity to appreciate the rites of the Jewish Sabbath) and then follow via the local Bazaar to the Christian Quarter, pass trough the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the site of the crucifixion). Ascend to Mt. Zion, visit the Basilica of the Dormition, King David's tomb and the Hall of The Last Supper. From the Mount of Olives enjoy a panoramic overview of Jerusalem, to the Temple Mount and the Esplanade of the old city. Travel along the Kidron Valley to view the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the city, visit the Church of All Nations. Return to the hotel.

Day 12: Sunday: Jerusalem

Free day in Jerusalem, there is a tour (optional) to the Dead Sea and Masada.

Day 13: Monday: Jerusalem

At the according time, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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