Popular 7 Night Holyland Tour – Wednesday Departure

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Day 1 - Wednesday

 

Ben Gurion Airport / Jerusalem

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a Travelink representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem.

(Flights from the UK can be arranged with EL AL from Heathrow or Luton, our preferred carrier as per the picture, British Airways from Heathrow or EasyJet from Luton.)

Day 2 - Thursday

 

Jerusalem (Old City)

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; (see right) visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3 - Friday

 

Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*

Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem (see left) as it was during the Second Temple period.

Proceed to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ eld; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 4 - Saturday

Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean hills to Qumeran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found; Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada, (see right) the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D; ascend Massada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to oat in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5 - Sunday

Beit Shean / Yardenit / Nazareth / Cana

Depart Jerusalem through the Jordan valley to Beit Shean; visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre.

Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river. (see left) Continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Next, drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his rst miracle turning water into wine. Overnight in Kibbutz.

Day 6 - Monday

Tiberias / Capernaum / Tabgha / Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; (see right) visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient shing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic oor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights. Overnight in Kibbutz.

Day 7 - Tuesday

Acre / Megiddo / Muhraka / Caesarea

Depart Kibbutz Lavi and drive to Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site, the local market and harbor. Continue to Megiddo, identi ed as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle eld as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee. Proceed to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. (see left) Drive along the coastal plain to Tel-Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 8 - Wednesday

 

Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

*Visit Subject to Security Conditions (Bethlehem)

 

Prices and Tour details

Please email tours@travelinkuk.com for prices or phone Travelink on 020 8931 8000.

To give accurate pricing it would be helpful to have the following details:

  1. Travel dates – Exact dates would be ideal, rough dates are helpful. December to February excluding school holiday periods is the cheapest time to visit. School Holiday periods are the most expensive. Tours do not run over Easter week and Succoth (Feast of the Tabernacles)
  2. Hotel rooms – Do you require a Double/Twin sharing room, a Single room or a Triple room. (Please note: 3rd bed in a Triple room is a pull out sofa type bed, suitable for teenagers/young adults)
  3. Hotel standard – 3, 4, or 5 star hotels required?
  4. Flights – Would Heathrow or Luton, suit you best? Luton is normally cheaper due to airport taxation. (Please note: Flight prices are subject to change and price MUST be re-confirmed at the time of booking)

Tours do not operate at certain times of the year due to religious holidays. Itinerary may be altered or withdrawn due to prevailing local conditions.

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