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Holyland Experience
   

Holiday Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Departs: Daily
Start City: Jerusalem
End City: Tel Aviv
Type of Holiday: Short Tour

  This short touring programme combines the best of vibrant Tel Aviv and the historic heartland of Jerusalem with a variety of coach sightseeing options.  The perfect programme for the more independently minded traveller, with the option to upgrade to small group touring in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.

ITINERARY
 
                                
 
Day 1

Jerusalem Arrival
Airport meeting assistance and transfer to your Jerusalem hotel.
   
Day 2




Jerusalem - Old and New
Pick up from your hotel.  Today explore the biblical and cultural highlights of Old and New Jerusalem.  Sights include Mount Zion, the 'Old City' and the Western Wall, the Stations of the Cross and the Church of the Holy Sepulcer, Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.  (On Saturdays visit the Garden of Gethsemane in place of Yad Vashem).  (B)
   
Day 3



Bethlehem
Pick up from your hotel and depart for Bethlehem and an overview of the quaint Shepherd's Fields.  Continue for a visit to the Grotto at the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square.  Return to Jerusalem city centre for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.  (B)
   
Day 4




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. The water is so rich in salts and minerals that you float! (B)
   
Day 5




Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee
Early morning departure north to Nazareth, to see the town of Joseph and Mary. Visit the Church of the Annunciation.  Continue to the Sea of Galilee via Canna to visit the ruins at Capernaum. Stop at Tabgha, where the Miracle of the Fishes and Loaves took place. Return via the Baptismal site at Yardenit. (B)
   
Day 6

Tel Aviv departure
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure
                          
 
INCLUSIONS  




  • English speaking guide for all touring
  • A/C coach
  • Twin room accommodation in the chosen class of hotels including breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips and service charges
NOTE
The order of touring may vary

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