From £1349pp including return flights from London Luton Airport
Thursday - Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv
Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative and
be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Friday - Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias
Start the day with a drive to the city of
Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour through the picturesque
alleys of the old, fortified town where we we'll pass by the house of Simon the
Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. Then we will drive up north along the coast to
the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honour of
Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to
visit Megiddo the ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five
millennia (6000-500 B.C.) and the site where the book of Revelation mentions a
great battle at the place called "Armageddon”. After
exploring the ancient ruins we'll drive toward the Sea of Galilee.
Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your
Saturday - Sea of Galilee
Start the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived,
sojourned, and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the centre
of Jesus’ ministry. Tabgha, just north
of Tiberias, is the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and at the
Church of Multiplication the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two
fishes. We drive on to the Mount of
Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount”
and it is believed to be where Jesus picked his 12 apostles. We'll ascend
to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and the
rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Huleh
Tiberias for another lovely night in town.
Sunday - Sea of Galilee / Jordan River / Jerusalem
This morning we
travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first
miracle, turning water into wine. We
proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of
Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel
Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You’ll
also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Continue through the Jordan Valley to Beit
Shean with its recently excavated amphitheatre.
Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was
destroyed in an earthquake and then onward to Jerusalem, where you will check
into your hotel.
Monday - Dead Sea & Masada
Through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea
we'll continue to Masada which is situated right on an isolated cliff in the
Judean Desert. The site has been
declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which
was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace,
the synagogue, bathhouse and much more.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you’ll see the site
of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300
feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits
it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral rich water.
Return to Jerusalem for an overnight.
Tuesday - Jerusalem
Start the day at Mt Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of
Jerusalem, the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions –
Christianity, Judaism and Islam – Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the
world. Your tour includes the Mount of
Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the
Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City you’ll see the Western Wall
and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa,
to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional
site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City,
is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the room of the Last
Return to the hotel.
Wednesday - Jerusalem
Today’s tour includes Yad Vashem the official
memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust established in 1953, located on
the foot of Mt. Hertzel. Enjoy Ein
Karem; a picturesque village on the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in
Christian traditions, since this is where according to the tradition John the
Baptist was born. Visit the Israel
Museum with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple
and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and
the campus of Hebrew University. Situation
permitting we will visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the
Back to your hotel for overnight.
Thursday - Jerusalem
We have reached our
final day on this tour. We will take you back to the airport for your flight
back home or extend your tour to the kingdom of Jordan and/or Egypt.
Carlton / Sheraton
Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama
Metropolitan / Grand Beach
Sea.Net / Gilgal
Scots / Galei Kinnereth
Leonardo / Royal Plaza
Prima Galil / Restal
David Citadel / Mamilla
Crowne Plaza / Dan Panorama
Grand Court / Leonardo
Jerusalem Gate / Rimonim Shalom
The hotels listed in the table might be replaced
with similar ones.
include the following services:
Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
7 nights' accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
6 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
Itinerary subject to change. Price is per person based on 2 sharing a twin/double