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Holyland Discovery
   

Holiday Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Departs: Daily
Start City: Jerusalem
End City: Jerusalem
Type of Holiday: Small Group Tour (min 2-max 19)

  This itinerary will provide you an insight into the rich and diverse Holyland heritage - the birthplace of the world's three major religions.  A highlight will be the Crusader Fortress and tunnels of Accra; the Christian, Muslim and Jewish sights of Jerusalem; a visit to to the fortress of Masada (pictured on the left) and a float in the Dead Sea - one of the lowest points on earth.

ITINERARY
   
   
Day 1 Arrival
   Airport meeting assistance and transfer to Jerusalem hotel.
   
Day 2 Jerusalem - Old and New
  Spend the day exploring the biblical and cultural highlights of old and new Jerusalem including Mt Zion, the Western Wall and the moving Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. (B)
Option to visit Bethlehem instead - supplement applies
   
Day 3 Masada and the Dead Sea
  Depart Jerusalem and descent 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.  Hear about the zealots who defied the Roman Empire from this location.  Continue to the Dead Sea for some relaxation and a float on the mineral rich waters before returning to Jerusalem. (B)
   
Day 4 Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee
  Discover Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation before continuing to the Sea of Galilee.  Visit the ruins at Capernaum and Tabgha (site of the Miracle of the Fishes and Loaves).  Continue to Tel Aviv via the baptismal site at Yardenit. (B)
   
Day 5 Caesarea and the Coastal Plain
  Explore the Roman Theatre and the Crusader Fortress with its unique dry moat at Caesarea.  Continue to the charming port city of Haifa and view the magnificent Bahai Gardens from atop Mount Carmel.  Later explore the Knights' Halls and the secret escape tunnel dug by the Crusaders at Akko (Acre).  At Rosh Hanikra, the most northern point on the coast, walk through the beautiful grottos carved by the sea. (B)
   
Day 6 Departure
  Transfer to airport for departure. (B)
   
INCLUSIONS






  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Accomodation in your choice of Tourist; Moderate First or First Class hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Sightseeing, activities & entrance fees as per itinerary
   

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