|Some of what you will see:
Jerusalem (New City)
Jerusalem (Old City)
|Day 1 : Tel Aviv
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
This day will be at your leisure to relax on the beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Tel Aviv – Jaffa
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 its many sidewalk cafes, drive to Jaffa and see the reconstructed old city flea market. Then you head north along the coastal road to Caesarea, once the Roman Capital of the Holy Land with its wealth of Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins. Continue north to Acre and visit the crypt of St John and the crusader city Drive to Haifa. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : Haifa-Safed-Galilee
This morning you will enjoy the beautiful view of the bay and the city from Panorama Road. Continue to the Behai centre and visit the exotic Persian gardens before continuing to Safed, the mystic city with ancient synagogues and an artist’s colony. Then on to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian fortifications. Continue to the Kibbutz guest house for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : Galilee-Nazareth
Today you will drive to Capernaum, once the center of tJesus’ Ministry in the Galilee, and see the ancient synagogue. Continue past Tabagha to Tiberias, the resor town situated on the Sea of Galilee. On to Nazareth and visit The Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s well.
Day 6 : Jordan Valley- Jerusalem
Drive through the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the oldest known city in the world, before ascending to Jerusalem. Check into a luxury hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 : 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 8 : 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 Shephrds Field and Rachel’s Tomb. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 : – Jerusalem –Dead Sea-Massada
Your tour today will take you through the Judean Desert to 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 Massada 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 returning to Jerusalem.
Day 10 : Jerusalem
Today will be a day to discover Jerusalem on your own. Dinner will be at your hotel.
Day 11 : Jerusalem – Tel Aviv
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.