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Our ever popular Classic Tour, departs every Tuesday


From £1725pp including return ELAL flights from London Heathrow Airport

 

Tuesday

Ben Gurion Airport / Jerusalem

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Wednesday

Jerusalem: Old City

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives.  Drive to the Old City; Visit the tomb of King David and the room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion.  Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter.  Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall.  Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem* view Rachel's Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square.

Overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Thursday

Jerusalem: New City

Drive to the Israel Museum; Visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period; Proceed for a tour of the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum.

Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighbourhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle.

In the evening enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by the spectacular "sound& light" show* at the Tower of David museum (weather conditions permitting).

Overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Friday

Qumran / Massada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 A.D. Descend by cable car

Continue to the Dead Sea; Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea* that many believe has its therapeutic effects (*weather permitting).

Overnight stay in Tel Aviv.

 

Saturday

At leisure

Overnight stay in Tel Aviv.


Sunday

Caesarea / Megiddo / Druze Villages

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city, Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheatre that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well preserved water supply system.  Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant.  Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Golden domed Bahai shrine and Gardens.

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

 

Monday

Safed / Golan Heights / Winery

Drive to Safed, the centre of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting; Proceed to Kessem Hagolan, a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

 

Tuesday

Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation. Continue to Tiberias; visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter. Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.  Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.

Overnight stay in Tel Aviv.

 

Wednesday

Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

 

Also available for 9 & 12 night tours.

HOTEL PLAN:

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B

C

D

Tel Aviv

Dan - Deluxe Room

Dan Panorama

Renaissance - Sea view room

Prima Tel Aviv

Galilee

Kibbutz Lavi- Hadar Wing

Kibbutz Lavi – Hod Wing

Kibbutz Lavi – Hod Wing

Kibbutz Lavi – Hod Wing

 

Jerusalem

King David - Deluxe New City

Dan Panorama

Crowne Plaza - Deluxe room

Prima Kings

The hotels may be replaced with similar ones

Rates include:

  • Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion airport)
  • 8 nights' accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis except Kibbutz Lavi on Half Board basis.
  • 6 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
  • Dinner in Jerusalem on Thursday followed by a Sound and Light show at David Citadel
  • Lunch at a Druze village on Sunday
  • Entrance Fees to the sites visited as per the itinerary

 

In the event of any unforeseen circumstances occurring in Israel, or at the tour guide's discretion, the tour itinerary may be altered accordingly

 

 Price is per person based on 2 sharing a twin/double. subject to availability at the time of booking.

 

 

 

 

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View of the Dead Sea from Massada
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Golan Heights
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Sea of Galilee
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