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Best of Israel 2014

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Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, IsraelFortress of Masada, IsraelDome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem, IsraelThe Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, IsraelTomb of David in Jerusalem, Israel
Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel
Fortress of Masada, Israel
Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel
The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel
Tomb of David in Jerusalem, Israel
  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Holy Jerusalem sets the scene for this all-embracing study of Israel, before you venture from its Wailing Wall to the Dead Sea, Nazareth, the Mount of Beatitudes and bustling Tel Aviv.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE TEL AVIV – JERUSALEM (4 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Israel! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Relax or take a stroll around Jerusalem. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travellers and your Travel Director.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Dan Panorama Jerusalem

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 2

    MOUNT ZION – THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

    Admire the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall and see the Dome of the Rock. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.


    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    JERUSALEM – DEAD SEA – MASADA – JERUSALEM

    Traverse the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. A short drive brings you to Masada. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of Herod's Palace before having the chance to float in the Dead Sea, time permitting. Later, enjoy an evening meal at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 4

    JERUSALEM FREE TIME

    Spend the day exploring the sights of your choice. There are a wealth of great attractions to visit, including the Tower of David Museum, the Archaeological Gardens and the Davidson Centre.


    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

  • Day 5

    NEW CITY OF JERUSALEM – LOWER GALILEE (2 NIGHTS)

    Tour Yad Vashem, a memorial commemorating the six million martyrs of World War II. Discover the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. See the Knesset − Israel's Parliament − and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Travelling through the Jordan Valley you reach your Kibbutz hotel, home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Lavi Kibbutz

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  • Day 6

    EXCURSION MEGGIDO – NAZARETH – CAPERNAUM – MOUNT OF BEATITUDES

    Visit the 'chariot city' of Megiddo to see the excavations of Solomon's Stables. Explore the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and visit the old synagogue at Capernaum, the old town of Jesus. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 7

    LOWER GALILEE – ACRE – HAIFA – CAESAREA – TEL AVIV (2 NIGHTS)

    Visit the ancient synagogue and artists' colony at Tzfat, one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities. Discover the fascinating underground Crusaders City of Acre. Admire views of the Bahai Shrine and the beautiful Persian Gardens at Haifa. See the Roman statues, the aqueduct and the Roman Theatre at the ancient port city of Caesarea. Later, travel to Tel Aviv for a two-night stay.


    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

    Hotel: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

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  • Day 8

    TEL AVIV FREE TIME

    Take time on your own to discover the myriad delights Tel Aviv has to offer, the Flea Market, Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighbourhood, the Diaspora Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum.


    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

  • Day 9

    DEPART TEL AVIV

    After a memorable holiday in this historic region, it is time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tour in Jerusalem.
  • Visit the tomb of King David on mount Zion, the Fortress of Masada, the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth, the old Synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes near Capernaum, the ancient Synagogue and artists' colony at Tzfat, the underground Crusader City of Acre.
  • View the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the Bahai Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel in Haifa, the excavations of Soloman's Stables and the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct at Caesarea.
  • See the Mount of Olives, the former Syrian bunkers at Golan Heights.

Dining

  • 8 Israeli breakfasts.
  • Welcome Drink.
  • 3 three course dinners.

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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