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Holyland Prelude
   
Holiday Length: 5 days / 4 nights
Departs: Daily
Start City: Jerusalem
End City: Jerusalem
Type of Holiday: Ministay
  This 5 day programme staying in jerusalem covers the religious and cultural aspects of Israel in a series of day tours.  Several day tours can be upgraded to small group tours, and alternate tours are available.



ITINERARY  
   
Day 1

Arrival

  Airport meeting and assistance to Jerusalem hotel.
   
Day 2 Jerusalem - Old and New
  Explore the biblical and cultural highlights of Old and New Jerusalem. Start the tour with a panoramic view of the city from Mount of Olives. Explore the restored Jewish Quarter and visit the Cardo, an ancient Roman marketplace where you can still shop today. Stop at the Western Wall. Continue into the Christian Quarter and walk along the Via Dolorosa, following the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue in the afternoon for a moving visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. (On Saturdays visit Garden of Gethsemane and/or Mt. Zion to see the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David in place of Yad Vashem).  Please note –Mount of Olives may be replaced by Mount Scopus. (B)
   

Day 3

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 4            

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 5

Departure

 

Transfer to airport for departure. (B)

  
INCLUSIONS




  • Accommodation in the hotel category of choice
  • Daily breakfast
  • Sightseeing by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guides
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary.
                             
NOTES



  • Passage to Bethlehem, Western Wall, Temple Mount and Jericho are subject to security clearance.
  • Sightseeing may vary due to religious holidays
  • The order of touring may vary
 

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