Day 1 UK- Israel
Depart London Heathrow on El Al’s scheduled service to Tel Aviv Israel. Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met and given assistance by Diesenhaus Unitours representative. Transfer to the Hotel in Tel Aviv for overnight stay.
Day 2 Tel Aviv – The Galilee
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– 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. Transfer to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 – 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 – Dead Sea
Depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore to Massada and ascend by cable car. Tour this mountaintop fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Day 6 Israel – UK
Morning transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your El Al flight to London Heathrow.