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Holyland Wednesday
   

Holiday Length: 8 days / 7 nights
Departs: Wednesday - year round
Start City: Jerusalem
End City: Tel Aviv
Type of Holiday: Escorted Coach Tour


This complete itinerary will provide you an insight into the rich and diverse patrimony of Israel, the birthplace of the world's three major religions.



ITINERARY  
   
Wednesday Jerusalem

Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem

   
Thursday Jerusalem Old City
 

Start the day with a magnificent view of the city from the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Continue on for a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane and then to Mount Zion to see King David's Tomb and the Room of Last Supper.  Explore the Old City - walk the Cardo, the ancient Roman main thoroughfare. Ascend the Temple Mount (subject to security), and then place a note in the Western Wall. Continue on to walk the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, finishing at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Explore the colourful Oriental Bazaars. Finish the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb. Overnight: Jerusalem (B,D) 

   
Friday Jerusalem New City and Bethlehem
 

Explore the quaint village of Ein Karem. Proceed to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Visit the Shrine of the Book to see the original Dead Sea Scrolls. See the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the time of King Herod. Proceed to Bethlehem (subject to security) to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square.  Overnight:  Jerusalem (B,D) 

   
Saturday Dead Sea
 

Depart Jerusalem via the Judean Mountains and descend to the lowest place on earth. Visit the ancient city of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found.  Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to the magnificent cliff top fortress of Masada. Ascend via cable car to explore the remains of King Herod's luxurious palace and hear about the zealots who defied the Roman Empire from this location.  Take the chance to enjoy a float in the salty waters.Overnight:  Jerusalem (B, D) 

   
Sunday Lower Galilee
 

Depart Jerusalem via the fertile Jordan Valley. See the excavations of the ancient Roman city of Beith Shean. Visit the baptismal site on the Jordan River at Yardenit.  Drive by the Wedding Church at Cana. Continue to Nazareth to see St. Joseph's workshop, Mary's Well and the Church of Annunciation.  Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi (B, D) 

   
Monday Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights

Start the day with a tour of Tiberias. Enjoy a boat ride in a traditional wooden sailing vessel. Explore the centre of Jesus' ministry at Capernaum and see the remains of the synagogue where he preached.  Onto the site of the miracle of the Fishes and Loaves at Tabgha, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Ascend the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee, where the Sermon on the Mount took place. Drive to Caesarea of Phillipi at Banias Springs and then tour the Golan Heights to better understand the geopolitical issues affecting the region. Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi (B, D) 

   
Tuesday Coastal Plain
 

Depart the Galilee for the coastal region. Explore the secret Knights tunnels at the ancient port city of Acre. Continue to Haifa to view the exotic gardens of the Bahai Temple. Depart for Megiddo, in the large plain where the final battle of Armageddon is prophesied to take place. Explore the remains of the chariot city of Solomon and Ahab. Continue along the coastal plain to Tel Aviv.  Overnight: Tel Aviv (B, D) 

   
Wednesday  Departure
 

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure  (B)

   
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 on BB basis (Half Board for Holyland Wednesday and Holyland Sunday tours)
  • Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
  • Taxes and service charges
   
 

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