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Ancient Israel

  • Duration

    8 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    £2,590pp
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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.

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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 Ancient Synagogue and House of St Peter. Mount of Beatitudes is 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, into Palestinian Territory, to Qasr El Yahud, and then in Jericho take a cable car journey to the Quarental Monastery on the Mount of Temptations. A drive to the Dead Sea to float in the mineral-rich 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 dancing show during dinner this evening

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    Garden of Gethsemane

    Day 6: Garden of Gethsemane

    Visit the Church of Nativity before driving to Mount Zion where you will 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. Visit the garden of Gethsemane before venturing into Western Jerusalem to see the Hebrew University, Parliament House and the Supreme Court.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    Jerusalem

    Day 7: Jerusalem

    Explore Jerusalem today by driving to Dung Gate to visit 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 Tunnel, taking a journey back in time walking the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. 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
Ancient Israel map

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