Day 1 Sunday 12th November UK- Israel
Depart London Heathrow terminal 4 on El Al Israel Airlines scheduled service LY318 to Ben Gurion Airport departing at 22.30 hours and arriving in Israel the following day.
Day 2 Monday 13th November Tel Aviv – The Galilee
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport at 05.20hrs, meeting assistance by Diesenhaus Unitours representative. Breakfast en route Drive on to Caesarea; see the excavations of the Crusader City, the Herodian Port. Proceed to Mount Carmel, the site of the encounter between the Prophet Elijah and the Baal priests. Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent his early years and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Annunciation. Just north of Nazareth is the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Drive to Tiberias
Day 3 Tuesday 14th November – Sea of Galilee
Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Onwards to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry, – located here are the ruins of an ancient synagogue, and the site of Peter’s House. Visit Taghba and Mensa Christi, then to the Mount of Beatitudes. Yardenit – the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus. Transfer to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 Wednesday 15th November- Old City of Jerusalem
Begin the day’s tour on the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city. See Bethpage, Chapel of the Ascension, Pater Noster Church. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to, Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Tomb of Mary. Enter in Old City through St Stephen’s Gate, see Pool of Bethesda (Pool of the Five Porches) & St Anne’s Church. Onwards to Flagellation, Sisters of Zion, Ecce Homo Church, walk the Via Dolorosa and enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the day at the Garden Tomb
Day 5 Thursday 16th November – Dead Sea
Depart Jerusalem for Bethlehem, then descend to the Dead Sea – pass The Inn of the Good Samaritan, drive along the shores to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Time permitting – drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem,
Day 6 Friday 17th November Israel – UK
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your El Al scheduled flight LY315 flight to London Heathrow ,departing at 09.05 and arriving at 12.35hrs..