Israel was always one of my travel dreams, even if I am an atheist, I consider 7 days Israel itinerary one time in your life. Jerusalem is the starting point for fascinating excursions to nearby cities, such as Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Masada or the Dead Sea. What are you waiting for to discover it?
The question of whether it is safe to travel to Israel and Palestine generally (because there is no peace agreement) has no easy answer, just like how there is no guarantee something won’t happen while you are there. When we were there we never face a violent or uncomfortable situation, my recommendation is to make travel insurance (in case of last-time cancellation) and check the situation before traveling there.
7 Days Israel itinerary
- Tel Aviv
- Tiberiade and Tabgha
- Bethlehem and Jericho
DAY 1 Tel Aviv
On this guided tour of Tel Aviv we’ll discover the most important sights of the Israeli city. We’ll visit the old Jaffa quarter, Neve Tzedek, the Shuk Hacarmel market and see the city’s street art.
As we explore the Jaffa neighborhood, we’ll tell you about its biblical appearances and the vibrant atmosphere here today. Afterward, we’ll move on to the Neve Tzedek district, one of the city’s earliest neighborhoods. The area is also popular for its high concentration of street art, such as the works of graphic designer David Tartakover.
Last stop: the Carmel Market, the largest market in Tel Aviv. Here we’ll enjoy several tastings of typical products from a range of different stalls in the market.
DAY 2 Nazareth
Nazareth is a small village not far from the Lake of Galilee. It is quiet and peaceful. It is the hometown of Joseph and the Virgin Mary, the birthplace of the Lord Jesus. Jesus lived here for more than 30 years. All this small city is sacred in the hearts of believers. The morning is devoted to sightseeing:the Fountain of the Virgin, the Souk, the Church of St. Joseph, the Basilica of the Annunciation with excavations of the ancient village and the Grotto of the Holy Family. In the afternoon, climb to Mount Carmel to visit the Cave of Elijah and the Stella Maris Basilica.
DAY 3 Tiberiade and Tabgha
After visiting Nazareth, we’ll head to the coastal towns of the Galilee Sea, where you can find, among other places as Tabgha, the place which the Bible cites as being the setting for the miracle of ´the feeding of the 5000´. We then continue to Tiberias where we’ll relax on the seafront promenade and do some shopping. Our last stop will be Yardenit on the banks of the River Jordan where Jesus was baptized.
DAY 4 -5 Jerusalem
Protected by the Judean Mountains and bathed in limestone, Jerusalem is a city that arouses the curiosity of the most indifferent mind. Few places in the world can boast of concentrating such a magnitude of art, history and tradition in such a special place as the Old City of Jerusalem, the origin of the Holy City.
This labyrinthine network of unplanned streets exudes energy and magnetism that is difficult to explain. Strolling through the Old City it is possible to see churches, mosques and synagogues scattered throughout the four quarters of Jerusalem. Here the eyes of the tourist meet the gaze of the hurried Orthodox Jews, the joyful Muslims of the souk and the solemn Christian pilgrims.
DAY 6-7 Bethlehem and Jericho
Departure for Ain Karem. Stop to visit the Church of the Visitation and continue to the Shepherds’ Field. Continuation to Bethlehem, visit the Basilica of the Nativity. In the afternoon: Basilica of the Resurrection, Calvary, and the Holy Sepulcher. Stop at Jericho and Qumran where the oldest manuscripts were found. Continuation to the Dead Sea arrival at Masada, visit to the ancient fortress of Herod and the Zealots. Continue reading…