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Israel is an exceptional country, known by millions around the world as ‘the Holy Land’. The first five books of the Bible itself are about the origins and cosmology of the ‘people of Israel’, the Jews, from around 2000BC. Many visitors experience overwhelming emotions at the significance of this city that is so special to three of the world's religions. Shared tours will take you through Jerusalem, the biblical highlights of the northern Galilee area, and Bethlehem, considered the birthplace of Jesus. Finish with a swim in the Dead Sea in the famously saline waters, and explore nearby Masada fortress. Includes private transfers to/from Tel Aviv international airport, but makes use of more economical shared group touring. Relax with the comfort of 24/7 local support.
A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Stylish Dan Boutique Hotel Jerusalem is located opposite Mt Zion and the Old City of Jerusalem, within easy reach of many tourist attractions, both ancient and new. A short walk away is the charming German Colony, with its lively cafes and restaurants and, in the other direction, is the picturesque Yemin Moshe neighborhood, and an array of fashionable cultural and entertainment venues. The guest rooms boast stunning views of Jerusalem's cityscape, whilst most studio suites, suitable for families, face westwards, towards the leafy residential streets of the German Colony. Superior rooms offer spectacular views of the Old City and Mount Zion.
Enjoy a lovely day traveling around the outstanding landscapes of the lower Galilee region. Depart Jerusalem to the coastal road to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Then enjoy a visit to the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Josef. Continue onward via Kana, towards Tiberias, the lovely resort town. Drive along lake Kinneret to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to Tabgha, site of the Fish and Loaves miracle, located at the foot of the Golan Heights. Continue to Yardenit, the famous site where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea, before being transfered back to the point of departure.
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of last supper and the dormition abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish wailing wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem for an overview of Shepherds' field. Visit the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square.Return to point of departure.** NOTE: Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites. Passports are required. **
Today you will learn about Masada and the heroic battle which took place here. as well as a visit to the resort area of the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. Depart Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth; drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, the synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors roman bath etc. Travel back along the coast, where you will have free time to swim and float in the Dead Sea, that many believe has its curative effects.
A private vehicle will provide a transfer between Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv airport.
Depart from Tel Aviv international airport - end of itinerary.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Israel for the most up to date visa information.
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