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Holyland Pilgrimage
   

Holiday Length: 8 days / 7 nights
Departs: Sunday
Start City: Jerusalem
End City: Tel Aviv
Type of Holiday: Coach Tour

 

You will miss none of the "must see" sights of the Holyland on this 8 day Pilgrim tour, spending 4 nights in historic Jerusalem, 2 nights in the tranquil Galilee and a final night in beautiful Tel Aviv. Highlights include Masada, Nazareth, Safed, Haifa, Akko and Caesarae (pictured left) with a stay in a Kibbutz in the Galilee.


ITINERARY
 
   
Sunday Jerusalem Arrival
 

Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to Jerusalem. (B) Overnight: Jerusalem

   
Monday Masada and the Dead Sea
 

Depart Jerusalem and descend to the lowest place on earth. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to the rock fortress of Masada. Visit Herod's palaces, dating back 2000 years. Then hear about the zealots who defied the Roman Empire from this location.  Enjoy a chance to swim in the Dead Sea (weather permitting). The water is so rich in salts and minerals that you float! (B, D)

   
Tuesday Jerusalem New City
 

Start with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives, and then onto the Garden of Gethsemane. See the famous Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book and the model of Jerusalem from Herodian times. Experience a moving visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Explore the picturesque village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist.  (B,D)
Overnight: Jerusalem 

   
Wednesday Jerusalem Old City and Bethlehem
 

Visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount (subject to security clearance).  Explore the colourful bazaars, and walk the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) until the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Continue to Bethlehem (subject to security clearance) to visit Manger Square, Shepherds Fields and the Church of the Nativity. (B,D) Overnight: Jerusalem

   
Thursday Galilee
  Depart Jerusalem via Jericho (subject to security clearance), the oldest city in the world. Explore the excavations of the beautiful Roman City of Beit Shean. Continue onto Nazareth to see Mary's Well and visit the Church of Annunciation.  Drive to Safed – city of Mystical Judaism for a walk through the artists colony.(B, D) Overnight: Galilee Kibbutz hotel
   
Friday Upper Galilee
  Ascend the Golan Heights and from Mt. Bental, peer deep into Syria and the ghost town of Kuneitra. Explore Caesari of Philippi at the Banias Springs.  Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. See the beautiful church at Tabgha where the miracle of the fishes and the loaves took place. Enjoy a short tour of Tiberias – the old centre of Jewish learning. (B, D) Overnight: Galilee Kibbutz hotel
   
Saturday Coastal Plain
 

Depart for Acre (Akko) to explore the Knights' Halls and the secret Crusader tunnels, then to Haifa to view the magnificent Bahai gardens from atop Mount Carmel. Stop at Caesarea, to visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader Fortress. Continue to Tel Aviv and Jaffa for a short city tour. (B, D) Overnight: Tel Aviv

   
Sunday
Tel Aviv departure
  Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure
   
INCLUSIONS








  • Meeting assistance upon arrival
  • Airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • English Speaking guide for all touring
  • A/C coach for touring in a group
  • Twin room accommodation in chosen class of hotels (Budget, Moderate or Superior city centre) on a Half Board basis
  • Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
  • Taxes and service charges
   
 

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