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Holyland in Style
  Unveil the best of the Holyland in style with this special small group tour. Visit holy sites and fascinating historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore vibrant markets. Savour local cuisine. Experience exciting cultural traditions. This tour is designed for the discerning traveller with a group of maximum 12 participants guided by the most qualified and knowledgeable guides in the country. Including VIP meet and greet service at Ben Gurion Airport and staying in Deluxe hotels will ensure your holiday is a truly memorable experience
Holiday length: 12 days / 11 nights
Start City: Tel Aviv
End City: Jerusalem
Holiday type: Boutique small group tour
Departure Dates: selected Wednesdays

                                         
 

ITINERARY
 
                                
 
Day 1 - Wednesday
Jerusalem - Tel Aviv
 

Welcome to the Holyland. On arrival in Jerusalem, you will be met by our friendly local representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

   
Day 2 - Thursday
Tel Aviv
 

Spend the day exploring Tel Aviv. Visit the Yitzhak Rabin Centre and the Independence Hall where Ben Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Travel through Neve Tzedek – the first neighbourhood of Tel Aviv established in 1887. Later, experience the vibrant sounds, scents and colours of the Carmel market. Continue to the Jaffa and explore the history of this 8,000 year old port town, today and artists' quarter. (B)

   
Day 3 - Friday
Tel Aviv
 

This morning, visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art. Continue to Sarona, the 140 year old German Templar's colony which was occupied by the British until 1947. The area has now been restored, preserving the original architecture and converted into a lively pedestrian open air commercial centre. Continue to the Old Port of Tel Aviv and explore the unique shops & cafés – experience the ambiance of the seafront promenade. (B)

   
Day 4 - Saturday
Tel Aviv
  Day at leisure to explore at your own pace; you may wish to visit the old train station, have a dip in the sea, go shopping ... the choice is yours. (B)
   
Day 5 - Sunday
Tel Aviv - Coastal Plain - Haifa - Acre
 

Embark on a morning drive via the coastal road to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. Explore the ruins and excavations of this Crusader's city, including the restored amphitheatre and the old port. Continue to Haifa. Visit the Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum. View the beautifully sculptured Bahai'i Gardens. Continue to Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the ancient port cities in Israel. Explore its unique buildings, fortresses, turrets & mosques, and wander through the old city & the local market. (B,D)

   
Day 6 - Monday
Safed - Mt. Bental - Banias
                          

This morning explore Safed, the heart of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mysticism. Visit Joseph Caro and Ha'Ari synagogues. Stroll through the artists' quarter and the picturesque alleyways. Ascend the Golan Heights and stop at Mitzpe Gadot, a former Syrian base where the fallen Israel soldiers of the 33rd Battalion of the Golani Brigade are commemorated. Continue to the old Talmudic village of Katzrin and visit restored homes, an olive press and the ancient synagogue. Continue to Mt. Bental, a dormant volcanic mountain and have a panoramic view of Mt. Hermon and the Golan Heights. Hear the story of one of the largest tank battles that took place during the 1973 war. (B,D)

   
Day 7 - Tuesday
Capernaum - Sea of Galilee - Beit Shean
  Descend the Upper Galilee towards Tiberias, and visit Capernaum – explore the ruins of the synagogue and the church of St. Peter. Embark on a serene boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Igal Alon Museum and continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation. Drive to Beit Shean, one of the biggest archeological parks in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Later, journey via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. (B)
   
Day 8 - Wednesday
Jerusalem Old City
 

Spend the day exploring Jerusalem old City. Walk along the Cardo – former market place during the 2nd Temple. Visit the Western Wall and its labyrinth of underground tunnels. Continue to the City of David, founded more than 3,000 years ago. Dine at a Middle Eastern restaurant and attend the spectacular Sound & Light show at the Tower of David. (B,D)

   
Day 9 - Thursday
Jerusalem New City
 

Explore Jerusalem New City. Visit the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are preserved, Knesset and its gardens. Experience the contemporary Jerusalem at the renowned Machane Yehuda Market where you will get an opportunity to sample various delicacies. (B)

   
Day 10 - Friday
Ein Gedi nature Reserve - Masada - Dead Sea

Today drive through the Judean Desert, home of the nomad Bedouin people. Visit the Ein Gedi nature reserve and explore this lush oasis. Continue to the mountain top fortress ancient fortress of Masada built by King Herod. Continue to the Dead Sea and experience a float in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. Tonight, return to Jerusalem. (B,L)

   
Day 11 - Saturday
Jerusalem
  Day at leisure to relax at your hotel, or to do some last minute shopping or sightseeing. (B)
   
Day 12 - Sunday
Jerusalem
  Departure transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your onward flight (B)

 
   

INCLUSIONS 

 

 

 

 

• Arrival & departure VIP airport assistance
• Private airport transfers
• Transportation in modern deluxe vehicles
• Accommodation in Deluxe class hotels
• Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 3 dinners
• Professional English-speaking tour escort guide
• Activities & entrance fees as per itinerary
• Shuk bites card (allows tasting of different foods at the Jerusalem Machane Yehuda market)
• Spectacular Sound & Light show at the Tower of David Jerusalem

   

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