1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

Holy Land Discovery - Faith-Based Travel - Catholic Itinerary 2024

Operator
Cosmos
Days
8
From
USD $1,969
Why Pay Retail? Call us for a quick quote!

Dates & Prices

*Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures
Start Date End Date OffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Friday,
Jan 05, 2024
To
Friday,
Jan 12, 2024
Deals$1,969Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Feb 09, 2024
To
Friday,
Feb 16, 2024
Deals$2,069Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Feb 16, 2024
To
Friday,
Feb 23, 2024
Deals$2,099Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Mar 01, 2024
To
Friday,
Mar 08, 2024
Deals$2,069Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Mar 08, 2024
To
Friday,
Mar 15, 2024
Deals$2,369Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Mar 22, 2024
To
Friday,
Mar 29, 2024
Deals$2,379Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Mar 29, 2024
To
Friday,
Apr 05, 2024
Deals$2,449Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Apr 05, 2024
To
Friday,
Apr 12, 2024
Deals$2,369Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Apr 12, 2024
To
Friday,
Apr 19, 2024
Deals$2,169Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Apr 19, 2024
To
Friday,
Apr 26, 2024
Deals$2,169Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Apr 26, 2024
To
Friday,
May 03, 2024
Deals$2,169Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
May 03, 2024
To
Friday,
May 10, 2024
Deals$2,169Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
May 10, 2024
To
Friday,
May 17, 2024
Deals$2,169Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
May 17, 2024
To
Friday,
May 24, 2024
Deals$2,169Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
May 24, 2024
To
Friday,
May 31, 2024
Deals$2,119Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
May 31, 2024
To
Friday,
Jun 07, 2024
Deals$2,119Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Jun 07, 2024
To
Friday,
Jun 14, 2024
Deals$2,119Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Jun 14, 2024
To
Friday,
Jun 21, 2024
Deals$2,119Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Jun 21, 2024
To
Friday,
Jun 28, 2024
Deals$2,049Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Aug 23, 2024
To
Friday,
Aug 30, 2024
Deals$2,119Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Aug 30, 2024
To
Friday,
Sep 06, 2024
Deals$2,119Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Sep 06, 2024
To
Friday,
Sep 13, 2024
Deals$2,119Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Sep 13, 2024
To
Friday,
Sep 20, 2024
Deals$2,119Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Sep 20, 2024
To
Friday,
Sep 27, 2024
Deals$2,159Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Sep 27, 2024
To
Friday,
Oct 04, 2024
Deals$2,369Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Oct 18, 2024
To
Friday,
Oct 25, 2024
Deals$2,449Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Oct 25, 2024
To
Friday,
Nov 01, 2024
Deals$2,159Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Nov 01, 2024
To
Friday,
Nov 08, 2024
Deals$2,159Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Nov 08, 2024
To
Friday,
Nov 15, 2024
Deals$2,159Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Nov 15, 2024
To
Friday,
Nov 22, 2024
Deals$2,129Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Nov 22, 2024
To
Friday,
Nov 29, 2024
Deals$2,149Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Nov 29, 2024
To
Friday,
Dec 06, 2024
Deals$2,079Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Dec 06, 2024
To
Friday,
Dec 13, 2024
Deals$2,079Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Thursday,
Dec 19, 2024
To
Thursday,
Dec 26, 2024
Deals$2,099Get Lower PriceGet Quote
* Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures

Promotions

LOW UNPUBLISHED PRICES ON COSMOS TOURS

Why pay full price? Call us or click above for a quick quote and save money on Cosmos Tours.

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

Mention Promo Code: PT7212
Promotion Image

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

Promotion Details
With the Globus family of brands, you not only go beyond the ordinary, you can also see more of the world more often! With our Welcome Back Credit, the more you travel, the more credit you earn toward future vacations. You can easily redeem your Welcome Back Credit towards a future Globus or Cosmos tour, or Avalon Waterways river cruise. The credit amount is based on the overall value of your vacation, from a $100 - $250 credit per person.
Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price.
Must Book By Sun, Dec 31, 2023
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

The Welcome Back Credit is awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding 2022 Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by calling the Globus family of brands, online, or by contacting your preferred travel advisor. Passenger must activate redemption credit prior to redemption. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs. Credit must be applied before final payment on a future booking. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

CATHOLIC ITINERARY The roots of your faith will come to life on this extraordinary journey through Israel. Starting from Tel Aviv, visit some of the main archaeological, historical, and biblical sites, and follow in the footsteps of Jesus as you learn more about His life and ministry. To stand in the very places where history unfolded is a true highlight as you visit important sites of the Gospel, such as Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Cana, the Mount of Beatitudes, the River Jordan valley, Bethlehem, and last, but not least, Jerusalem. This extraordinary Israel tour is designed for value-minded travellers.

Countries Visited

Israel

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
    Welcome to Israel! Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
  2. Day 2
    TEL AVIV–JAFFA–CAESAREA–MEGIDDO–NAZARETH
    Enjoy a full day exploring some of the Holy Land’s ancient biblical and modern sights. Begin by driving to the old port of Jaffa, an atmospheric town, where Jonah set sail before he was swallowed by the whale. Continue to Caesarea, an ancient port turned incredible archaeological area. Built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC, the city was one of the most splendid in ancient Palestine and its capital for more than 600 years. Admire what remains of Herod’s grandiose building works, including the restored 3,500-seat Roman theater, the aqueduct, the harbor, the stadium, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century Crusader fortress. From here, travel to the archaeological site of Megiddo, an age-old fortified town with 25 layers of ancient findings and one of the most important biblical sites. According to the New Testament, this is where the Battle of Armageddon will take place, the final struggle between good and evil, which will prompt the return of Jesus to defeat the Antichrist and cast Satan into the abyss. Continue to Nazareth to visit St. Joseph Church and the Church of the Annunciation, where the Archangel Gabriel told Mary she would conceive and give birth to Jesus, the Son of God. This evening you may have an opportunity to join a candlelight procession starting from the Church of the Annunciation square.
    Today's Distance: 121 mi / 195 km (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    NAZARETH. EXCURSION TO BET SHE’AN
    Attend one of the early morning Mass services if you wish, then join today’s included excursion. Bet She’an is one of the best-preserved archaeological sites of this region and well worth some time to wander around. Ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage site reveal time-worn colonnade-style streets, bathhouses, and a theater with perfect acoustics.
    Today's Distance: 48 mi / 77 km (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    NAZARETH. EXCURSION TO MAGDALA–SEA OF GALILEE–TABGHA–CAPERNAUM–MOUNT OF BEATITUDES–CANA
    Today, celebrate [M] Mass in Magdala, home to Mary Magdalene, then skirt the Sea of Galilee, and enjoy its scenic beauty. Continue to Tabgha and visit the church commemorating the miracle of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves. On to Capernaum, home to the Apostles Peter, Andrew, James, John, and Matthew, and to Jesus himself. Here, you’ll see its ancient synagogue and the house of St. Peter. Spend some time in the gardens on the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his famous sermon, and meditate its significance. On the way back to Nazareth, stop in Cana, site of the wedding miracle.
    Today's Distance: 91 mi / 147 km (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    NAZARETH–BETHLEHEM–JERUSALEM
    Enjoy a spectacular drive through the Jordan Valley. Stop at the Qasr El Yahud baptismal site where, according to tradition, Jesus was baptized by St. John the Baptist. Continue to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the Church of the Nativity, built over the cave thought to be the spot where Jesus was born. Here, you will have time to pray and attend [M] Mass if you like. Reach the holy city of Jerusalem in the late afternoon.
    Today's Distance: 119 mi / 192 km (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    JERUSALEM
    A day of reflection awaits as you set off on a walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the Mount of Olives, take in memorable views over the city’s domes, walls, and rooftops before strolling in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Your guide will then lead you into the Jewish quarter, pointing out the Western Wall with its prayer notes tucked between the stones, and the Dome of the Rock, the gold-topped mosque on Temple Mount. Walk the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross), following in Jesus’ footsteps as he bore the cross to Calvary for his crucifixion and burial, where the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre now stands. Later this afternoon, attend [M] Mass, if you like. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    JERUSALEM. OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO MASADA & THE DEAD SEA
    Today is free to relax, explore Jerusalem at leisure, revisit some of the most significant places of worship, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel through the mountainous Judean Desert and pass the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Ride the cable car up to the magnificent Fortress of Masada, perched high on a clifftop plateau above the Dead Sea, where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have some time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Toward the end of the afternoon, return to Jerusalem. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    JERUSALEM
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Tel Aviv.) (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

Mass services may be in local language and venues are subject to change.
Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Cosmos Tours

The world is waiting to be rediscovered! And Cosmos helps you reunite with your favorite destinations through our ongoing commitment to travel with the ease and confidence travelers have come to expect on tour with us. No matter where you travel, our global network of travel experts has you ready to reconnect.

And along the way, we’re step-for step with you to remove the worries and hassles that might make aspiring globetrotters hesitate when taking that first step in discovering dream destinations once again. With exceptional health and safety protocols and on-trip contingency plans for unexpected surprises, Cosmos travelers see more of the world with more peace of mind.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

We will conduct tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start and peace of mind throughout the journey. This includes proof of vaccination for all guests. See our complete Health & Safety Pre-Trip Screening Instructions on our website for full details.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

There may be times on tour or on the motorcoach when social distancing is required. We will take care in assuring any local guidelines are followed in a safe and comfortable way for our guests. For any cases where masks are required due to local guidelines, we ask that guests bring their own approved N95 (FFP2) masks for their own comfort and safety. Our wireless listening technology enables safe distances between our guests and other travelers during excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for each of our guests and our team, our Tour Directors, Local Hosts, and motorcoach drivers are fully vaccinated, and we are also requiring that all travelers are fully vaccinated before joining our trips. Additionally, we will conduct regular guest checks, and, when required by local guidelines, masks will be worn by our guests and by our team when accompanying guests. In all other cases, masks are optional for guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Cosmos removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Cosmos are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Cosmos will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Cosmos' commitment to clean, Cosmos is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures. And our motorcoaches are equipped with air filters that clean the air as well as provide constant ventilation.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Cosmos has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

Tel Aviv: Cinema
Tel Aviv: Grand Beach Hotel
Nazareth: Dan Maayan
Jerusalem: Ibis Jerusalem City Center Hotel

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Cosmos Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 4252 reviews about Cosmos Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Great experience! Tour driver and guides are very professional, efficient, accommodating, and friendly. Visited places as advertised.

Very organized and when adjustments are needed all necessary arrangements are made. Well-educated and courteous tour guide and expert bus driver

Trip of a lifetime! Cosmos provides excellent service from the moment they pick you up at the airport until they drop you off when the tour is over. Their guides are professional, knowledgeable and extremely personable. I have booked cosmos tours four times and never been disappointed.

Affordable Tours has and will be our tour company in the future. 

I have taken about 18 wonderful tours with Cosmos. I am sold on Cosmos!

Excellent itinerary that matched the description. Knowledgeable, helpful, patient & courteous tour director, competent driver. Coach had ample leg room. Most hotel rooms were better than expected for this discount tour operator.

As always, COSMOS provided top level of service. Thank you

Our accommodations were above our expectations... the tour director was outstanding... very enjoyable vacation

It was an amazing trip the pick up and return to airport was taken care of the cosmos was really good. The tour director so kind, lots of knowledge and take a good care with the group. Overall tour was amazing and excellent.

The services we experience thru Cosmos were so wonderful, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, he did extra miles in effort to make our trip convenient and unforgettable. I would love to book with them in the next trip i'm going to have in the furure. Thank you AFFORDABLE TOUR and COSMOS. I definitely will book again with your company. Have a wonderful day and GOD BLESS US ALL Herminia

The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and informative. She made the trip very pleasurable.

Trip was Terrific!! Our Tour Guide, Julie was the best we have encountered in 40 years of travel.

Our tour director Deborah is exceptional. She knows the culture and history of places visited inside and out. She made sure that the group is comfortable and well-informed of schedules. Our driver Lee is excellent. He is professional and very skillful in his job. Thumbs up to both of them.

My husband and I appreciate the hard work of the people from Cosmos. Everything was well planned. Our tour director, Debra stayed with us up to the last hour of the tour. We enjoyed this tour so much. We are looking forward to another tour with Affordable Tours.

You May Also Like


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Freq Quote 1. Free Quote

Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!

Dedicated Travel Consultant 2. Dedicated Travel Consultant

Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!

Low Price Guaranteed 3. Lowest Price Guaranteed

Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!

Stress Free Travel 4. Stress Free Travel

Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!


Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2022 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read About Our Referral Program


Get discounts by Email!