Best of the Holy Land
|Some of what you will see:
Jerusalem (New City)
Jerusalem (Old City)
|Day 1 : Arrival Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be greeted by our representative, guided through customs and escorted to your hotel. Relax and enjoy your welcome cocktail party and dinner orientation.
Day 2: Tel Aviv- Bear Sheba- Masada
Our tour to the Holy Land will start with a short drive around the bustling city of Tel Aviv, past the Mann Auditorium. The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion and Dizengoff street with it’s many sidewalk cafes, Your tour today will take you through the Negev Desert to bear Sheba the largest city in Negev desert the city grown in famous during the 19th century when the Ottman built a regional police station the city played an important role during the I world war, as well known as Israel national Chess centre. Continue our trip to Masada and the Dead Sea, the lowest place of dry land on Earth. Pass Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. A cable car will take you to the top of the mountain top fortress of Masada to see the ruins of King Herod’s palace and the place where the Jewish Zealots were headquartered. Descend by cable car and drive to the shores of the Dead Sea. If weather permits you may enjoy a swim in it before heat to Jerusalem.
Day 3 : Jerusalem (New City)
This morning you will visit the Hadassah Medical Centre at Ein Karem and see the famous chapel stained glass windows at the Hospital Synagogue. On to Bayit Vega and see the scale model of Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Va Shem memorial to the victims of the World War Two Holocaust. Then to the Israel Museum to visit the shrine of the book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are preserved. Return to your hotel passing by Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset.
Day 4 : Jerusalem (Old city)
A short drive will take you to Mount Scopus and Mount of Olives to enjoy the panoramic view of the city, then descend the Kidron Valley and enter the Old City Walls. See the Temple Mount with its Dome of the Rock and Elaksa Mosque, The Western Wall and walk through Arabian bazaars. Then on to the Via Dolorosa whose stations of the cross lead to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. After lunch you drive to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity. Return to Jerusalem, passing the Shepherds Field and Rachel’s Tomb. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : Jerusalem-Tiberias-Galilee
This morning you will enjoy the beautiful view of the bay and the city from Panorama Road. Continue to Beit She’an the city has played an important role historically due geographicallocation as well as in modern time as it is the essentially controlling access from the interior to the coast as well as from Jerusalem to Galilee, in ancient time the city conquered by Thutmose III the Egyptian pharaoh and became as administration centre. Head to Tiberias (one of the four holy cities in Judaism overlooking sea of Galilee) the city founded on the 20 CE by the Roman Jewish client king Herod Antipas son of Herod the Great drive to Galilee for over Night.
Day 6 : Upper Galilee and Golan Heights- Nazareth
Today you will drive to Capernaum, once the centre of Jesus’ Ministry in the Galilee, and see the ancient synagogue. Continue past Tabagha to Tiberias, the resor town situated on the Sea of Galilee the drive to Golan Heights then continue our trip to Nazareth and visit The Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s well.
Day 7 : Acre- Haifa-Tel Aviv
Today we will start our tour by visiting Acre the oldest inhabited city in the country it’s the holy city of Bahai faith after visit the city we Haifa the third largest city in the country also it’s home to the Bahai world centre, a UNESCO world heritage site. Back to Tel Aviv and O/N
Day 8 :
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.