Description

Now is the perfect time to discover Israel on a special Central Holidays package. Enjoy an unforgettable four night stay at a centrally located hotel, with included tours of Jerusalem, Masada and a Dead Sea float.


Itinerary

Day 1 - JERUSALEM

Transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 2 - JERUSALEM/BETHLEHEM*/JERUSALEM

Begin your tour of Jerusalem at Mount of Olives for a stunning panorama of the city. On nearby Mount Zion, see King David's Tomb, draped in azure and gold, and tour the vaulted Room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the ethnic quarters to the recently excavated and restored cardo, the main north/south thoroughfare built by Romans. See the sacred Western Wall before entering the Christian quarter and pacing Via Dolorosa on the way to Christianity's most scared pilgrimage site-the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue to Bethlehem* for an overview of Shepherds' Field where an angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds and spoke of Jesus's birth. Finally, walk through Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity- which is said to hold the manger that Jesus was placed in after his birth. Return to Jerusalem for the evening. (B)

Day 3 - JERUSALEM/MASSADA/DEAD SEA/QUMRAN/JERUSALEM

Leave Jerusalem behind and drive through the Judean Desert, tufted with palms and rough grass, to the Dead Sea area, the lowest point on Earth, for some shopping. Drive along the shores of this ultra-saline lake and see Massada rising before you on a plateau. Ascend by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Jewish zealots made their last stand against the invading Romans in 73 A.D. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, Roman baths, and other findings. Upon descent, take a dip in the Dead Sea. Float along and enjoy the mineral-rich benefits that are bottled by the beauty industry. Stop at Qumran to visit the cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered en route back to Jerusalem. (B)

Day 4 - JERUSALEM

Spend this full day at leisure to explore Jerusalem on your own. (B)

Day 5 - JERUSALEM/NAZARETH/KAFR KANNA/TIBERIAS/CAPERNAUM/ TABGHA/YARDENIT/JERUSALEM

Depart via the coastal road through the Lower Galilee region en route to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Here you will tour the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Then travel east to Kafr Kanna, an Arab settlement associated with the biblical village of Cana. Continue to Tiberias, a modern resort town and once the epicenter of Jewish learning. Drive along the blue Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum and the ruins of a 2nd century synagogue. Then in Tabgha, at the foot of the Golan Heights, see the site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Proceed to Yardenit, the celebrated baptismal site where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem for the evening. (B)

Day 6 - JERUSALEM TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure. (B)

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Includes

  • Transfer with assistance on arrival from airport to Jerusalem Hotel
  • Transfer from Jerusalem to airport on departure
  • Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 days of touring in an air-conditioned van/minibus/bus
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees, as follows:
    - Full day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem*
    - Full day tour to Massada and the Dead Sea
    - Full day Biblical Highlights of the Galilee tour?
  • Document holder and luggage tags

Hotels

Jerusalem

Dan Panorama Jerusalem| hotels in Jerusalem Israel

Dan Panorama Jerusalem

5 Nights / Deluxe
Located in the heart of Jerusalem and within walking distance of the Old City, the Dan Panorama is a hotel offering air-...

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Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem| hotels in Jerusalem Israel

Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem

5 Nights / First Class
Your Host in the Holy City, The Grand Court is the ideal hotel for all visitors in the holy city of Jerusalem. The hotel...

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Excludes

    • Airfare is not included: Call for Rates
    • Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry)
    • Tips and Personal items
    • Travel Insurance
    • Listed optional Tours are not included in the program prices

Notes

    Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.
    This portion of the tour, called Biblical Highlights of the Galilee, operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays only.
    Minimum of two passengers required to operate the tour.
    Price is per person based on double occupancy.
    Prices are on request during the Jewish Holidays and may require more than a 5 night stay.

Departures & Rates

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