8 Days/7 Nights
Masada/ Dead Sea / Jerusalem/ Bethlehem/ Galilee/ Safed/ Beit Shean/ Tel Aviv.
“Best value tour of the month” HALF BOARD TOUR
Price from: USD1,175.00 per person **
Sunday - Arrival
Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to Jerusalem.
Monday - 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 (weather permitting). The water is so rich in salts and minerals that you float!
Tuesday - Jerusalem New City
Start with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives, and then onto the Garden of Gethsemane. See the famous Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book and the model of Jerusalem from Herodian times. Experience a moving visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Explore the picturesque village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist.
Wednesday - Jerusalem Old City and Bethlehem
Visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount (subject to security clearance). Explore the colourful bazaars, and walk the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) until the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Continue to Bethlehem (subject to security clearance) to visit Manger Square, Shepherds Fields and the Church of the Nativity.
Thursday - Galilee
Depart Jerusalem via Jericho (subject to security clearance), the oldest city in the world. Explore the excavations of the beautiful Roman City of Beit Shean. Continue onto Nazareth to see Mary’s Well and visit the Church of Annunciation. Drive to Safed – city of Mystical Judaism for a walk through the artists colony.
Overnight: Galilee Kibbutz hotel
Friday - Upper Galilee
Ascend the Golan Heights and from Mt. Bental, peer deep into Syria and the ghost town of Kuneitra. Explore Caesari of Philippi at the Banias Springs. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. See the beautiful church at Tabgha where the miracle of the fishes and the loaves took place. Enjoy a short tour of Tiberias – the old centre of Jewish learning.
Overnight: Galilee Kibbutz hotel
Saturday - Coastal Plain
Depart for Acre (Akko) to explore the Knights’ Halls and the secret Crusader tunnels, then to Haifa to view the magnificent Bahai gardens from atop Mount Carmel. Stop at Caesarea, to visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader Fortress. Continue to Tel Aviv and Jaffa for a short city tour.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Sunday - Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure.
The above tour packages include the following:
- English Speaking guide for all touring
- A/C coach for touring in a group
- Twin room accommodation in chosen class of hotels with breakfast & dinner daily
- Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
- Taxes and service charges
- Half board throughout
The above mentioned does not include:
- Any extra meals or beverages or hotel extras
- Tips for guides & drivers
- Any personal expenses
- Passport, visa and border crossing fees
- Travel insurance
- ** Please note the cost of this tour starts from low season and is based on twin share accommodation
- High season supplements apply over Easter/Christmas and Jewish High Holidays
** Price varies according to grade of accommodation chosen
Other exciting tours are available on request
Please enquire below or call 02 9371 8166 to book your trip today!