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Signature Series

Signature Israel 2017


8 Days from $5,995 was $6,495

Private Journey

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Save $500 per person on Nov 11; Dec 2, 23. Plus, save $500 per person on all dates when four or more guests are booked. Offers are combinable for savings up to $1,000 per person.

Discover Biblical and historic sites in Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem; explore Masada and Yad Veshem; and cruise the Sea of Galilee on this immersive independent journey.

A&K Advantages

Discover a land held sacred by three faiths, visiting places where events recorded in the Bible unfolded, and learning about life in its iconic cities and towns, from antiquity to today

Stay close to the action in the historic Scots Hotel in Tiberias and the iconic King David hotel in Jerusalem

Explore a vast array of Biblical and historic sites with a local expert, including Masada, stronghold of the Zealots

Gain perspective on Israel's varied cultures with visits to Yad Vashem, Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Cruise on the Sea of Galilee

Breeze through customs and immigration with VIP service, when you are greeted upon arrival and whisked past long lines at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel
DAY 2
Caesarea & Acre | Capitals & Seaports
DAY 3
Sea of Galilee | Footsteps of Jesus
DAY 4
Nazareth | Tales of the New Testament
DAY 5
Jerusalem | Spiritual Epicenter
DAY 6
Jerusalem | Yad Vashem
DAY 7
Masada | Zealot Stronghold
DAY 8
Depart Tel Aviv

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DAY 1
Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel

Arrive in Tel Aviv, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

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DAY 2
Caesarea & Acre | Capitals & Seaports

Take a scenic, coastal drive to the ancient Roman capital, Caesarea, where Herod laid out a classical city. Near its amphitheater, view a partial inscription mentioning Pontius Pilate. Then, visit the seaport cities of Haifa and Acre, the latter a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While at Acre, tour the Knights’ Halls, the Crusaders’ main fortress and palace; view the El Jazzar Mosque (White Mosque); and see covered markets.

Scots Hotel
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3
Sea of Galilee | Footsteps of Jesus

Cruise the Sea of Galilee like a local, stopping at Capernaum and the synagogue where Jesus taught. See St. Peter’s House and Tabgha, where the miracle of the loaves and fishes is said to have occurred. In the afternoon visit the Golan Heights, a rocky plateau overlooking the Sea of Galilee and bordering Syria and Lebanon. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, the site of the Sermon on the Mount.

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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4
Nazareth | Tales of the New Testament

Visit Nazareth, where Jesus spent much of his life. See the Basilica of the Annunciation, built on the traditional site of Mary and Joseph’s home; the Church of St. Gabriel; Mary’s Well, where an angel is said to have visited; and the basement of the Church of St. Joseph, purported site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Continue overland through the Jordan Valley to the Decapolis city of Beit Shean, historically significant because it was at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and Jezreel Valley. Arrive in Jerusalem this afternoon. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

The King David
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
Jerusalem | Spiritual Epicenter

Today, journey to the Mount of Olives for a view of the city overlooking Temple Mount (or Al Haram el-Sharif). Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where, according to the Bible, Jesus prayed with his disciples before his crucifixion. Then, explore the fascinating, history-rich Old City of Jerusalem, built by King David in 1004 BC. Stop first at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites. View the Temple Mount area (Al Haram el-Sharif) with its Dome of the Rock, El Aksa Mosque and the Davidson Center, where artwork and archaeological finds take you back through the ages. In the Christian Quarter, stroll the Via Dolorosa, the street traversed by Jesus when he was bearing his cross, and stop at the Convent of Zion Sisters (Antonia Fortress), where Pontius Pilate tried Jesus. Passing the Stations of the Cross through bazaars of the Old City, arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, reputed site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

The King David
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6
Jerusalem | Yad Vashem

Pass the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) en route to the Israel Museum, where you view the Shrine of the Book, home to a selection of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. See a fascinating model of Jerusalem as it was during the time of the Second Temple. Then visit Yad Vashem, a vast Holocaust memorial on the Mount of Remembrance and a leading institution for Shoah research. Drive to Bethlehem and to the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.

The King David
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7
Masada | Zealot Stronghold

Drive along the buoyant Dead Sea to Masada, where you ascend by cable car to the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots; here, Israelite fighters held out for three years against the invading Roman army before taking their own lives. Many of their fortifications, originally built by King Herod, still stand today; explore them from up close.

The King David
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8
Depart Tel Aviv

Transfer to the airport and board your flight.

Meals: Breakfast


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Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

Solo traveller prices are available upon request.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Guests must travel on the same journey to receive the discount. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

This offer can be combined with Signature Series promotion when 4 or more guests are booked on the same journey. Offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.


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