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Highlights Of The Holyland – Caesarea, Nazareth, Galilee & Jerusalem

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGKIHL

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
With biblical cities, the tranquil lakeside of Galilee and a visit to Jerusalem, this tour visits the most fascinating destinations in Israel.
PRICE FROM ? £1599 per person
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly from Heathrow, Luton or Manchester to Tel Aviv where you will be met and transferred to your hotel on the Mediterranean Sea.

    Please note due to flight timings for Heathrow departures, an evening meal is not included on the first evening. However, a meal will be served in-flight.

    Meals - Dinner

  • Day 2 - Caesarea, Nazareth & the Sea of Galilee

    We visit Caesarea, seeing the Roman theatre, walk beside the harbour from which Paul sailed to Rome, and see the impressive aqueduct built by Herod the Great. Next, we ascend to Muhraka, on Mount Carmel. We stop at lunchtime at the Druze village of Daliyat El-Carmel. Travelling onwards, we visit Nazareth where Jesus spent his childhood, and drive by Cana of Galilee, then Mount Arbel for an exciting view of the enchanting Sea of Galilee. We stay for two nights near Tiberias.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Galilee & the Golan Heights

    We visit Capernaeum, the home of St. Peter and site of an ancient Jewish Synagogue, Tabgha, where we remember the miracle of the ‘Feeding of the 5000’ that Jesus performed in the area. We continue with a visit to Mount Beatitudes, one possible site of the Sermon on the Mount. During the day, we take a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Beit She'an

    Visit the Baptismal site at Yardenit, then travel south towards Jerusalem. En route we call at Beit She'an, where we will walk the ancient streets and see the Roman period bath-houses, amphitheatre, market and temples. We continue down the Jordan Valley with a view of Jericho, one of the most ancient cities in the world. Arrive in Jerusalem for a four-night stay.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Jerusalem, the Old City

    We begin our day with a magnificent view from the top of the Mount of Olives. We see the chapel where the Lord 'wept’, then proceed to the beautiful Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before He died. We see Stephen’s Gate, the only gate that opens to the east of the city, then visit the Western or ‘Wailing’ Wall, the holiest of holy places in Israel, which attracts thousands of worshippers daily, and the Pool of Bethesda. We see the Ecce Homo Arch, where Pontius Pilate identified Jesus to the crowd, and finally, walk the Via Dolorosa – the Stations of the Cross.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 - The Dead Sea & Masada

    We begin at Qumran, where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. We then visit the oasis of Ein Gedi. A cable-car will take us up to King Herod’s magnificent fortress where the rebels made their last dramatic stand against Rome in 73AD.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 - Jerusalem, the New City

    We begin our last day in Jerusalem with a visit to the new Museum of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, then the Israel Museum, to view the Dead Sea Scrolls and a model of Ancient Jerusalem as it appeared at the time. Taking the winding road known as Pope's Way, we reach Mount Zion, the highest point in the city of Jerusalem. We visit the Cenacle, which, for the Jewish Religion, is the traditional location of David's Tomb and end with a visit to the Garden Tomb, believed by many to be the location where Christ was laid after His crucifixion.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8

    In the morning, we include a short visit to the ancient port of Jaffa, where St. Peter raised Tabitha from the dead, then transfer back to Tel Aviv for our return flight to the UK.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay in 3-star standard hotels in Israel, such as the Grand Beach Hotel in Tel Aviv for one night, the Prima Galil in the hills near Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee for two nights, and the Caesar Premier Hotel or Prima Park Hotel in Jerusalem for four nights. All hotels will have a lift and restaurant.
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