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Ancient Israel

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    £2,590pp

Our extensive tour of the Holy Land takes you through some of Israel's most famous cities and sites. Begin in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, home to the bustling Mediterranean port district of Jaffa. Visit Roman ruins and mountain villages en route to the Sea of Galilee. Learn of the mystery surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls before a cable car journey to Masada Fortress for panoramic views across the land. Stop in Bethlehem, in Palestinian Territory, before a triumphant end to your tour in illustrious Jerusalem.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 7 , Lunches: 6 , Dinners: 7
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    7 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fly to Tel Aviv
    Day 1: Fly to Tel Aviv

    Fly to Tel Aviv. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Travel to Galilee
    Day 2: Travel to Galilee

    The day begins with exploring Jaffa, the world's oldest active harbour. Continue to Caesarea to view the fascinating Roman ruins. Visit the Druze Villages on the slopes of Mount Carmel before a stop at the street bazaars to interact with the local community, then drive to Mukhraga for a view of the Holy Land. Finish the day in Tiberias, on the shores of the famous Sea of Galilee

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Galilee
    Day 3: Galilee

    Visit Kibbutz Degania B to learn about its development, before continuing to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Head to Capernaum to visit the remains of ancient synagogue and House of St Peter. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place, and visit a hilltop town with a rich heritage of Jewish mysticism before returning to Tiberias this afternoon.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    The Dead Sea
    Day 4: The Dead Sea

    Drive through the scenic Jordan Valley, to Qasr El Yahud, the site of Christ's baptism by John. Enter Jericho, in Palestinian Territory, to take a cable car journey to the Quarantal Monastery on the Mount of Temptation. A drive to the Dead Sea to float in the super-buoyant waters is the perfect end to this day.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Bethlehem
    Day 5: Bethlehem

    Drive to Masada this morning, where you will take a cable car to the top of Masada Fortress, where as well as the wonderful view, you will learn of the last stand by Jewish rebels against the Romans. Drive to Qumran for lunch and a visit to where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. You will continue your journey to Bethlehem, in Palestinian Territory, for a one night stay. Enjoy a Palestinian cultural dance show during dinner this evening

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Garden of Gethsemane
    Day 6: Garden of Gethsemane

    Discover the holy Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and one of the most holy and significant Christian sites in the world. Later, travel to Jerusalem for an exploration of this holy city. Begin with a visit to Temple Mount, the famous building of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aksa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, the holiest place of Judaism, and head underground to see the original foundations built by King Herod.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Jerusalem
    Day 7: Jerusalem

    Head out of the city to Mount Zion to visit the Cenacle, King David's Tomb and Dormition Abbey. After lunch continue to Mount of Olives to visit Pater Noster Church and the Church of Ascension, and admire the impressive view over the Holy City. Visit the garden of Gethsemane, the site of Jesus' arrest by the Romans before his crucifixion. End the day with a Shabbat dinner prepared by a local Rabbi.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Fly Jerusalem to UK
    Day 8: Fly Jerusalem to UK

    Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your onward arrangements.

    • Breakfast
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 13°c
  • 97mm
  • Bethlehem
  • -2°c
  • 77mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 9°c
  • 133mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 14°c
  • 71mm
  • Bethlehem
  • -1°c
  • 71mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 10°c
  • 118mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 16°c
  • 57mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 4°c
  • 86mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 12°c
  • 93mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 20°c
  • 29mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 10°c
  • 90mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 17°c
  • 24mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 23°c
  • 5mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 16°c
  • 105mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 20°c
  • 3mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 26°c
  • 0mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 21°c
  • 110mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 23°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 28°c
  • 0mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 23°c
  • 126mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 24°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 29°c
  • 0mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 22°c
  • 94mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 24°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 28°c
  • 0mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 18°c
  • 117mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 23°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 24°c
  • 15mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 11°c
  • 99mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 21°c
  • 15mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 19°c
  • 50mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 6°c
  • 89mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 16°c
  • 61mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tiberias
  • 14°c
  • 89mm
  • Bethlehem
  • 0°c
  • 91mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 11°c
  • 106mm
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Ancient Israel map

Places Visited: UK - Tel Aviv (1N) - Tiberias (2N) - Kibbutz Kalia (Dead Sea) (1N) - Bethlehem (1N) - Jerusalem (2N) - UK

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