Highlights of the Holyland

  • 8 Day Tour
  • 19 Sights Visited
  • 3 Star Rating

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.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Caesarea, Nazareth and 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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Caesarea

Nazareth

Galilee

Day 3 - Galilee and 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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Galilee

Day 4 - Jericho and Beit Shean

Visit the Baptismal site at Yardenit, then travel south towards Jerusalem. En route we call at Beit Shean, 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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Jordan Valley

Beit Shean

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Jerusalem

Mount Of Olives

Via Dolorosa

Garden Of Gethsemane

Western Wall

Ecce Homo Arch

Day 6 - The Dead Sea and Masada

We begin at Qumran, where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. A ‘float’ in the Dead Sea, located at the lowest place in the world on dry land (1385 feet below normal sea level) is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience, 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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The Dead Sea

Ein Gedi

Masada

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Jerusalem

Mount Zion

Garden Tomb

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 U.K.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Jaffa

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £329; travel insurance from £70; flight supplements where applicable.



Tour extras


SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT

On some tours where you choose to have a single room, we do charge a supplment for this.

Price on this tour : £309.00


TRAVEL INSURANCE

We take care to make sure your holiday is happy and relaxing, but we still urge you to protect your holiday with the travel insurance we offer. We’ve put together good, reliable cover at sensible low prices.

Available from: £44.50