Christian Pilgrimage

8 days from $5,808 per person*
  • With private guide, visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.
  • Explore Jerusalem, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Embark on a private guided tour of Qasr al-Yahud.
  • Head to the site of the miracle of fish and bread performed by Jesus.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Sacred, mystical and literally timeless – for many, no other holiday will ever compare to a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Christianity, Israel. Less tour and more life changing experience, this spiritual private guided voyage will take you through the timeless ancient wonders of Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Tiberias and Tel Aviv in comfort, safety and style. Behold Bethlehem, the New City of Jerusalem, Western Wall, Temple Mount, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, David’s Citadel, Mount Sodom, Qumran (where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found), the River Jordan (Baptism site), Masada, the Sea of Galilee, Beit Shean, Nazareth (the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well), Golan Heights, Capernaum, Tabgha (famous for the miracle of fish and bread performed by Jesus), the Grottoes of Rosh Hanikra and Caesarea. Every step you take and every site you see in Israel has an epic past – all which will be told to you by your exclusive private guide. Featuring private guide, driver and stylish hotels this customizable tour is your passport to all the treasures of Israel.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
    Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
    • VIP Bronze Arrival Service - Representative
    • Tel Aviv - Jerusalem [1 hr] - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - New City and Bethlehem Tour - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Old City Tour (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Jerusalem to Dead Sea
    Jerusalem to Dead Sea
    • Tour - Private - Qasr al Yahud, Ein Gedi, Masada - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Dead Sea to Tiberias
    Dead Sea to Tiberias
    • Tour - Private - Qumran to Sea of Galilee - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Tiberias
    Tiberias
    • Tour - Private - Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Tiberias to Tel Aviv
    Tiberias to Tel Aviv
    • Tiberias - Tel Aviv [Rosh Hanikra, Acre, Haifa, Caesarea] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Tel Aviv
    Tel Aviv
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Tel Aviv - Jerusalem

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, an airport representative will meet you before passport control with a sign with your name on it and escort you through a separate passport control desk. Afterwards, your representative will assist you to pick up your luggage where you will later walk through the arrivals gate to meet your driver who will be waiting for you.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Accommodation: Mount Zion

Mount Zion is in a spectacular historical setting, overlooking Biblical landscapes and radiates a distinct, incomparable charm that makes a stay in any one of its luxurious rooms truly unforgettable. The Mount Zion Hotel is located in the outskirts of the Old City in west Jerusalem. This premier location provides guests with stunning views of the David's Tower, Mount Zion, and the Hinnom Valley. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city’s main cultural, historical, and religious sites, and offers easy access to the best restaurants, shops, and public gardens. As a living part of Jerusalem’s proud history, the Mount Zion Hotel reflects an eclectic combination of cultural styles, making a stay in this beautiful hotel part of the complete Jerusalem experience.

Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mount Zion
Mount Zion

Day 2: Jerusalem

Tour the New City of Jerusalem where the cultural and political centre of Israel is located. Tour the Israel Museum with its renowned Shrine of the Book and the Model of ancient Jerusalem. Pass by the Knesset building, home of the Israel Parliament and tour Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. In the afternoon carry on to Bethlehem and visit sites such as the Milk Grotto and the birthplace of Christianity, the Church or the Nativity.

Accommodation: Mount Zion
Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Church of Nativity in Bethlehem
Church of Nativity in Bethlehem

Day 3: Jerusalem

Accompanied by your private guide enjoy a full day city tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Delve into the history and visit the important sites that make up the city’s past. Begin at the Tower of David, also called the Jerusalem Citadel, a landmark that dates back to the Mamluk and Ottoman period. Visit the famous Hezekiah’s Tunnel and explore the archeological remnants. Continue onto the Jewish Quarter to see a significant landmark - the Western Wall nicknamed the ‘wailing wall’ after the worshipers who use it as an open-air synagogue. Soak up the atmosphere and continue through the Jewish quarter to the Christian quarter for a walk along the Via Dolorosa. The road was once an important pilgrimage route for Christian visitors, believed to mark the way to the site of Jesus’ crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Accommodation: Mount Zion
Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Old City Tour
Old City Tour

Day 4: Jerusalem - Dead Sea

Prepare for a privately guided tour of Qasr al-Yahud, recognized as one of the sites where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. This area has the remains of several churches dating as far back as the 5th Century. Enjoy a visit to the Ein Gedi region to see the natural springs, and the unique blend of tropical, desert and Mediterranean plant-life. This tour concludes with a visit to Masada, which boasts unbelievable panoramic views of the desert and the Dead Sea.

Accommodation: Isrotel Dead Sea

Deep below sea level, at the lowest point on the face of the earth and by the shore of a unique natural phenomenon, Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel & Spa awaits you. Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel & Spa is a green oasis of health, tranquility, indulgence and spa, located in Israel, within dramatic views of desert mountains and elevated cliffs. Here too, the Isrotel chain tradition of excellence and hospitality is evident – professional spa treatments, healthy mineral mud baths, Yoga workshops, sweet water swimming pools, Dead Sea Water swimming pools, spacious rooms and the highest level of service – allowing a peaceful holiday, spa and leisure ambience, relaxation and health for your body and soul.

Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dead Sea
Dead Sea
Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Isrotel Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea

Day 5: Dead Sea - Tiberias

In the morning, a private vehicle with driver and guide will provide a transfer to the Sea of Galilee for a relaxing boat ride. After the boat trip, continue south for a visit to Beit Shean to see some well preserved the Roman ruins. Travel along the Jordanian Valley to Jericho, stopping for some spectacular panoramic viewing, before making the route to Qumran, the place where the famed Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden by the ancients.  

Accommodation: The Scots Hotel

The Scots Hotel – A unique luxury boutique hotel, situated in a 120 year old historical compound on the shore of the Sea of Galilee facing the Golan Heights. The luxurious Scots Hotel was established by the Church of Scotland in 2004 in the historical compound of the Scottish Hospital, and uniquely combines the 19th century basalt buildings with a modern and up-to-date hotel of international standards. When planning the hotel, great emphasis was placed on conserving the character of the compound by producing a synergy between new and old and creating an atmosphere of serenity and mystery. The interior decoration combines the historical character of the buildings with the comfort required from a 5-star hotel. The hotel's staff consist of professionals from all religions, who know how to provide the best service for those special moments. An atmosphere of serenity, quiet and tranquillity; combined with history and mystery; as well as service of the highest level - turn any vacation at the Scots Hotel into a perfect experience, unique and exceptional, surpassing anything you have ever known.

Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tiberias
Tiberias
Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Scots Hotel
The Scots Hotel

Day 6: Tiberias

Sit back. relax and with your private guide and transportation drive to the famous Golan Heights, where you will have the opportunity to visit a former Syrian fortification, as well as the Druze villages. Using the Banias, the source of the Jordan River, as a guide, your drive will continue to the city of Capernaum, located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Here you will visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue and St. Peter's house. From here you will go to Tabgha, the site famous for the miracle of fish and bread performed by Jesus. Your final visit is to the city of Tiberias, where you will tour briefly the old city center of Jewish learning.

Accommodation: The Scots Hotel
Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Capernaum Synagogue Ruins
Capernaum Synagogue Ruins

Day 7: Tiberias - Tel Aviv

From Galilee, your private vehicle and guide will pick you up and drive you to Rosh Hanikra, where on arrival you will view the spectacular Grottos by way of a cable car. You will next visit the seaport city of Acre, with monuments and sites dating back to the Crusader period. After, you will continue to Haifa, before ascending Mount Carmel for some spectacular panoramic viewing of the Haifa Bay and the Baha’i Temple. Your next stop is the ancient city of Caesarea, which boasts ancient ruins and monuments of the once Roman-occupied area. You will also visit the Crusader stronghold to view more archaeological treasures.

Accommodation: The Savoy Tel Aviv

The Savoy Tel Aviv, located at the heart of the city and just a short walk from the beach, combines striking elegance with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere. A unique sense of style is reflected in the interior finish, conveying a welcoming luxury and inspired simplicity. Offering the highest level of standards and service, yet with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere, The Savoy Tel Aviv is a place you’ll want to return to, time and time again. Comprising state-of-the-art guest rooms with a stunning artwork feature, a modern lobby and gourmet breakfast, The Savoy Tel Aviv provides an experience of elegance and convenience close to the main business and leisure destinations of the city. 

Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Grottos of Rosh Hanikra
Grottos of Rosh Hanikra
Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Savoy Tel Aviv
The Savoy Tel Aviv

Day 8: Tel Aviv

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Depart (B) (Int`l Airport)

Depart from Tel Aviv international airport - end of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Mount Zion : Jerusalem

Mount Zion is in a spectacular historical setting, overlooking Biblical landscapes and radiates a distinct, incomparable charm that makes a stay in any one of its luxurious rooms truly unforgettable. The Mount Zion Hotel is located in the outskirts of the Old City in west Jerusalem. This premier location provides guests with stunning views of the David's Tower, Mount Zion, and the Hinnom Valley. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city’s main cultural, historical, and religious sites, and offers easy access to the best restaurants, shops, and public gardens. As a living part of Jerusalem’s proud history, the Mount Zion Hotel reflects an eclectic combination of cultural styles, making a stay in this beautiful hotel part of the complete Jerusalem experience.

Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mount Zion
Mount Zion
Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Terrace
Terrace

Isrotel Dead Sea: Dead Sea

Deep below sea level, at the lowest point on the face of the earth and by the shore of a unique natural phenomenon, Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel & Spa awaits you. Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel & Spa is a green oasis of health, tranquility, indulgence and spa, located in Israel, within dramatic views of desert mountains and elevated cliffs. Here too, the Isrotel chain tradition of excellence and hospitality is evident – professional spa treatments, healthy mineral mud baths, Yoga workshops, sweet water swimming pools, Dead Sea Water swimming pools, spacious rooms and the highest level of service – allowing a peaceful holiday, spa and leisure ambience, relaxation and health for your body and soul.

Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Isrotel Dead Sea
Isrotel Dead Sea

The Scots Hotel : Tiberias

The Scots Hotel – A unique luxury boutique hotel, situated in a 120 year old historical compound on the shore of the Sea of Galilee facing the Golan Heights. The luxurious Scots Hotel was established by the Church of Scotland in 2004 in the historical compound of the Scottish Hospital, and uniquely combines the 19th century basalt buildings with a modern and up-to-date hotel of international standards. When planning the hotel, great emphasis was placed on conserving the character of the compound by producing a synergy between new and old and creating an atmosphere of serenity and mystery. The interior decoration combines the historical character of the buildings with the comfort required from a 5-star hotel. The hotel's staff consist of professionals from all religions, who know how to provide the best service for those special moments. An atmosphere of serenity, quiet and tranquillity; combined with history and mystery; as well as service of the highest level - turn any vacation at the Scots Hotel into a perfect experience, unique and exceptional, surpassing anything you have ever known.

Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Scots Hotel
The Scots Hotel
Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dining Terrace
Dining Terrace

The Savoy Tel Aviv : Tel Aviv

The Savoy Tel Aviv, located at the heart of the city and just a short walk from the beach, combines striking elegance with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere. A unique sense of style is reflected in the interior finish, conveying a welcoming luxury and inspired simplicity. Offering the highest level of standards and service, yet with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere, The Savoy Tel Aviv is a place you’ll want to return to, time and time again. Comprising state-of-the-art guest rooms with a stunning artwork feature, a modern lobby and gourmet breakfast, The Savoy Tel Aviv provides an experience of elegance and convenience close to the main business and leisure destinations of the city. 

Christian Pilgrimage   Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Savoy Tel Aviv
The Savoy Tel Aviv

Depart (B) (Int`l Airport): Tel Aviv

Depart from Tel Aviv international airport - end of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Our Egyptian trip was a phenomenal experience. The guides and transportation met and exceeded all our expectations. The tours set up by Kensington were perfect; they included 18 separate locations from the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and everything in between. An was our guide for two full days, her understanding and knowledge of Cairo and ancient Egypt was truly a pleasure to experience.

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    Our guide in Israel was a font of knowledge, has honed guiding skills, and made the trip not only educational but engaging as well. He is the standard by which I measure.

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    Oh my goodness the trip was unbelievable. The guides were exceptional and very kind and accommodating let alone the knowledge they had. It was a trip of a life time. I loved every minute of the trip. Kensington Tours is exceptional

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    This was such an amazing trip. We greatly appreciate how informative our host Mohamed and all of the guides we had were. Our host met with us every day except for when we were on the boat and gave us a rundown of what we were doing that day, etc. We never once waited on the guides or van drivers, everything in our tour went exceptionally smooth! We could not have asked for better tour guides. Hala, Mohamed Saad and Mohamed Mekkay are very knowledgeable guides, they offered so much information on everything that we saw and were able to answer all of our questions. We absolutely loved them. Thank you so much for such a great experience!

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    The trip overall was fantastic. The guides were great and very knowledgeable and the sites were amazing. The accommodations were excellent especially the Four Seasons Hotel and the Fairmont Hotel. The boat was very nice, the food was great and the on board shows were very good.

  • Patricia Smart — May 23, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    The guides were spectacular. They answered my questions, they took an interest as what to see & do into our most consideration. They were very helpful. They watched out for me & my safety at all times, took to me to places to buy things from the locals, like real alabaster,real oils, real food, real gold and silver jewelry. They gave me insight of the culture & the world the locals lived in. The drivers were awesome. They picked us up when we called, waited for us, and got us to where we were going. Gareth Smith, our travel consultant was phenomenal in getting me the right package deal on catering to my needs & what I wanted to see & do. All in all one, spectacular vacation from start to finish

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    Loved the whole tour, every day of it was fantastic! The Egyptologists and tour guides, Mohamed Gamal, Mohamed Saad, Wael Magdy Tito, are very knowledgeable and helpful. We felt very safe and protected. Our drivers, especially Yasser, were the best drivers. Cairo traffic is crazy but they managed every situation. We are experienced travelers but this trip was the one we will cherish the most. Let's not forget our security personnel as well. They were discreet and vigilant everywhere we went. Egypt is a beautiful country with beautiful people and wonderful food. History is amazing and Kensington Tours made a long time life dream come true for us! Thank you Roudayna for planning our trip!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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