Departs on Thursdays
Day 1: Jerusalem – Old City
Start your tour at 8.00 am with a magnificent view of the city from the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Continue on for a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane and then to Mount Zion to see King David's Tomb and the Room of Last Supper. Explore the Old City - walk the Cardo, the ancient Roman main thoroughfare. Ascend the Temple Mount (subject to security), and then place a note in the Western Wall. Continue on to walk the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, finishing at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Explore the colourful Oriental Bazaars. Finish the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 2: Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem (B)
Explore the quaint village of Ein Karem. Proceed to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Visit the Shrine of the Book to see the original Dead Sea Scrolls. See the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the time of King Herod. Proceed to Bethlehem (subject to security) to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 3: Dead Sea - Jerusalem (B)
Descent to the Dead Sea - the lowest place on Earth. Visit the ancient city of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. 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. Take the chance to enjoy a float on the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem at 5.00 pm.
Modest dress is required for entrance to holy sites - Men: Long Pants. Women: Skirt or long pants and shoulders covered
Order of sightseeing may be amended depending on local travel restrictions and security clearance.
The hotel selection may change – please use this as a guideline only
- English Speaking guide for all touring
- A/C coach for touring in a group
- Tourist class hotels with private facilities
- Meals as per itinerary
- Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
- Taxes and service charges
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
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