Highlights of the Holyland – Caesarea, Nazareth, Galilee and Jerusalem

8 days from £1,499 pp.


About the Tour

Join us on this holiday for a journey of discovery, as we fly in to Tel Aviv and set out on an epic quest visiting some of the most remarkable sights of the Holy lands of Israel. From the natural wonders of the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, to the biblical sights of Nazareth, Via Dolorosa and the Garden Tomb, and the ancient cities of Beit She'an and the new and old cities of Jerusalem. Experience a holiday of culture and wonder on this once in a lifetime, fully escorted tour. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Return flights to Tel Aviv
  • Escorted by a Tour Manager in Israel
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    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
    Caesarea

    Caesarea

    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
    Golan Heights

    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
    Beit She'an

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Jerusalem

    Jerusalem

    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
    The Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Jerusalem

    Jerusalem

    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
    Jaffa

    Jaffa

    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

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Caesarea
    • Nazareth
    • Sea of Galilee
    • Galilee and the Golan Heights
    • Jordan Valley
    • Jerusalem
    • The Dead Sea and Masada

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • A range of optional excursions may be available locally

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £70.00 (8 days). Single Room Supplement from £399.00 (8 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay in 3-star standard hotels in Israel, such as the Tal 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 Hotel or Prima Park Hotel in Jerusalem for four nights. All hotels will have a lift and restaurant.

    Israel

    Prima Galil

    Prima Galil

    Israel

    Caesar Premier Jerusalem Hotel

    Caesar Premier Jerusalem Hotel

    Prima Galil


    The Prima Galil lies in the midst of historic Tiberias and offers great views over the city. The hotel has a sun deck , lobby with seating area and a library. On Mondays and Thursdays the hotel offers a Galilee Evening with live music. All rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities, mini refrigerator, T.V., safety deposit box and free wi-fi in rooms and public areas.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Caesar Premier Jerusalem Hotel


    Jerusalem Caesar Premier hotel is located just a short walk from Jerusalem's International Convention Centre. The old city is within walking distance, and the bus to Jaffa Gate stops right outside the hotel. It offers a restaurant serving seasonal dishes and a renovated lobby. The hotel has 150 spacious guest rooms, equipped with cable T.V., mini-refrigerator, tea/coffee-making facilities and wireless internet access.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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