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Holyland Heritage
  This coach tour is the perfect option to explore and discover the Holyland
in depth. Experience the hospitality of the local people, welcoming you to
discover the diversity and splendours of the incredible historical & cultural heritage of these lands. Here, you will not only be transported back to the first biblical times but also experience the charming atmosphere of the old quarters, lively markets and the amazing feeling of floating on the waters of the Dead Sea.
Holiday Length: 8 days / 7 nights
Start City: Tel Aviv
End City: Jerusalem
Departures: Selected Sundays
Type of Holiday: Coach Tour
 

  ITINERARY
 
                                    
 
  Day 1 - Sunday
Tel Aviv Arrival
      Welcome to the Holyland. On arrival in Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv. This evening join a welcome dinner to meet your fellow travel companions. (D)
     
  Day 2 - Monday
Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Megiddo - Haifa - Acre
    Embark on a morning drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans.  Explore the excavations of the ancient city including the Roman theatre & aqueduct. Continue to Muhraka for spectacular views of the Jezreel valley & the lower Galilee. Visit Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon, and its archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system.  Later, continue to Acre, the capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city & harbour before continuing eastwards across the plains of Galilee to your Kibbutz for overnight. (B,D)
     
  Day 3 - Tuesday
Sea of Galilee & Golan Heights
    After a short exploration of the Kibbutz grounds, embark on a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue and the Yigal Alon Centre where the "Jesus boat," an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century is displayed. Continue to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish & loaves and visit the Church of Multiplication
with its 4th century mosaic floor. Later, ascend the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee, where the Sermon on the Mount took place, and drive to the Caesarea Philippi Spring & Waterfall. Journey through the Golan Heights with its valleys, grazing land and snow-capped mountains before returning to the Kibbutz. (B,D)
     
  Day 4 - Wednesday
Nazareth – Beit Shean – Jerusalem
   

Travel via Cana of Galilee to Nazareth. Visit St. Joseph's workshop, Mary's Well and the Church of Annunciation. Continue the baptismal site on the Jordan River at Yardenit and explore the excavations of the ancient Roman city of Beith Shean. Later, ascend to the Golden City of Jerusalem. (B,D)

     
  Day 5 - Thursday
Jerusalem - Old City
    Start the day with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations and continue to Mount Zion for a visit of the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City and begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Visit the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the Garden Tomb and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walk through the Cardo, the old main street of Jerusalem, and along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Later, explore the colourful Arab Bazaar. (B,D)
     
  Day 6 - Friday
Jerusalem - New City& Bethlehem
   

Spend the day exploring the new city of Jerusalem.  View the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the time of King Herod. Continue to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbours. Later, visit Ein Karem, considered the birthplace of John the Baptist  and continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity (visit to Bethlehem subject to security clearance.) (B,D)

     
  Day 7 - Saturday
Dead Sea- Jerusalem
    This morning embark on a drive 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 in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. 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. Later, experience the amazing sensation of floating on the salty waters of the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem. (B,D)
     
  Day 8 - Sunday
Jerusalem departure
    Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure (B)
     
  INCLUSIONS





• Arrival & departure transfers
• Air-conditioned transportation in modern coach
• Accommodation in your choice of Tourist, Moderate First or First class hotels
• Daily breakfast, 6 dinners
• Professional English-speaking guide
• Sightseeing, activities & entrance fees as per itinerary
     
   

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