Arrive at London Luton Airport at 20.40 hours – in order to check in for your scheduled El Al Israel Airlines scheduled direct non-stop flight, LY314 departing at 23.40hours. You are planned to arrive at 06.40 in the morning at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, where you will be meet and assisted by our local representatives from Diesenhaus-Unitours. You will be escorted to your air-conditioned and free WIFI coach, where you will meet your government licensed tour guide.
You will be taken to the eternal biblical city of Jerusalem, climbing through the Judean Hills, where you will arrive at a city hotel to enjoy a full ‘Sabra’ (Israeli) breakfast.
You sightseeing day will commence with an overview of the city from the Mount of Olives. See the City of David and the Kidron Valley. This is a fabulous picture opportunity. You will then take the moving Palm Sunday walk, down the mountainside path to the Garden of Gethsemane, visiting the small church Dominus Flevit – (Where Jesus wept over the City). Pass the Russian Orthodox Church of St Mary Magdalene, where Prince Philip’ late mother Princess Alice, remains were transferred in 1988. You will walk through The Garden of Gethsemane to the Church of All Nations.
From there you pass the Tomb of Mary and onwards to Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem – and you will walk the entire Via Dolorosa. Passing the Pool of Bethesda, St Anne’s Church and Ecco Homo and the Chapel of Flagellation. Onwards through the narrow streets passing the Stations of the Cross till you reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
After the visit, we shall have a short break for lunch – (not included) – we shall allow a short period for shopping in the bazaar in the area.
We shall walk back to our coach via the colourful bazaar to the Jaffa Gate, and our last stop of the day in Jerusalem will be the Garden Tomb – Gordon’s Calvary or Skull Hill.
There will be an opportunity to purchase a few souvenirs in the shop at the Garden Tomb.
From there we shall take the descend the Judean mountains and return to Ben Gurion Airports- passing on the way the small Arab Village of Abu Gosh – Emmaus.
You arrive at Ben Gurion Airport at 16.00 hours to check in for your direct flight to London Luton El Al Israel Airlines LY313 departing at 19.00hours and landing back home at 22.35hours.
Dates are: 14th June & 12 September*
Departures are the day before.