About the tour: Israel and the Highlights of the Holyland

Marvel at natural wonders and explore cities almost older than time itself.

Sample Itinerary for Groups

If you are interested in booking a tour like this for your group, you only need 20 or more people and we can tailor-make it suit your requirements. Plus, get up to four free places! Please give us a call on 01709 787 403 or complete the online group enquiry form.

Get Quote

Tour Itinerary

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.
You can check weather averages here.

    Fly to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, where you will be met by our representative. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for one night with dinner and breakfast included.

    After breakfast, travel northwards along the Mediterranean coast to the impressive ruins of the Roman City of Caesarea. Continue along the Plain of Armageddon, passing the ancient city of Megiddo and onto Kfar Kedem where you will experience daily Galilean life at the time of Jesus. End the day with a visit to Nazareth, Jesus' childhood home city. Enjoy a two night stay at the Ramot Resort in the Sea of Galilee area.

    After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Mount of Beatitudes celebrating the Sermon on the Mount. Then onto the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter on the shores of the lake where, after the resurrection, Jesus told Peter to "Feed my Sheep" (John 21:17). After St. Peters fish lunch on the Sea of Galilee, travel north viewing the Golan Heights to Caesarea Philippi where Peter declared to Jesus “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16).

    Begin the day with boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Ascend Mount Tabor, the site celebrating the Transfiguration. Travel south along the Jordan River Valley to Qasr el Yahud in the vicinity of "Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing." (John 1:28). Travel to the Leonardo Privilege at the Ein Bokek Resort on the Dead Sea for an overnight stay.

    After breakfast enjoy a float in the Dead Sea. Late morning departure for Masada, the desert fortress built by Herod the Great and used by the Zealots during the Jewish Revolt against the Romans in 70AD. You also visit lush oasis freshwater pools and waterfalls at En Gedi. Visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a shepherd boy in 1947, and believed to have been home to an ascetic Jewish group of Essenes at the time of Jesus. Ascend the Judean Hills towards Jerusalem, en route viewing Jericho, the first city of Joshua's conquest of Canaan. View the Holy City of Jerusalem for the first time from Mount Scopus. Travel to Caesar Hotel, Jerusalem for a three night stay.

    Following breakfast at the hotel, view the Old City of Jerusalem from the summit of the Mount of Olives. Descend the Mount of Olives along Palm Sunday Road: "When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices" (John 1:37), to the Church of Dominus Flevit, where "The Lord Wept" over the foreseen destruction of Jerusalem (John 1:41-44). Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus wept in anguish before His arrest (Luke 22:44). Enter the Old City of Jerusalem via the Lion's Gate to the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus cured a man who had been sick for 38 years (John 5). Visit the Crusader Church of St. Anne. Commence the Via Dolorosa, following the footsteps of Christ carrying the Cross to Calvary. Take a refreshment stop of coffee and strudel at the famed Austrian Hospice which offers a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the traditional site of the Crucifixion and Resurrection. End the Day with a visit to the Garden Tomb. Stay for two nights at the Caesar Hotel Jerusalem.

    This morning’s half day visit is to the Yad Vashem memorial to the Holocaust and the historical museum. The afternoon is free to peruse Machane Yehuda outdoor food market or spend time shopping and enjoying the cafes in the modern city of Jerusalem.

    After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Model of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus, and the Shrine of the Book, housing some of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum. En route to Ben Gurion Airport, tour the biblical landscape park of Neot Kedumim, recreating the Land of Israel at the time of the Bible where you will also have a "Shepherd's Lunch". Return to the airport for the flight back to the U.K.