Jerusalem or Tel Aviv experience (5 days)

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DAY 1 – UK – Israel
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, where our local representatives, Diesenhaus – Unitours will help you with formalities. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

 

DAY 2 – Jerusalem – Bethlehem
After breakfast, leave the hotel for a full day tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Enter the Old City on foot and walk to the Western Wall, the only section which remains of the Second Temple. View the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount then walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the Old City tour with a wander through the colourful ‘shuk’. After lunch drive to Bethlehem, the birth place of David and later Jesus. Visit the Byzantine Church of Nativity at Manger Square which is built over the grotto where Jesus was born.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

 

DAY 3 – Dead Sea
Descend the Judean Wilderness and drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to Masada, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Jewish History. Ascend by cable car and tour this famous fortress including King Herod’s palace, a roman bath house with its frescoes and mosaics as well as residential and storage buildings and a synagogue. After descending drive to a nearby oasis for an unforgettable afternoon in one of the fabulous spas. Try some beauty treatments or perhaps have a float in the magical healing waters of the Dead Sea. Later this afternoon return back to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem or Tel aviv

 

DAY 4 – Galilee
Depart for a full day tour of the Galilee. Drive to Megiddo, where archaeologists have unearthed the remains of 20 cities. Continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation, the largest Church in the Middle East and the on to Tiberias. After a traditional lunch of St. Peters Fish drive around the lake to visit Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount took place. Continue to Capernaum to view the remains of the second century synagogue.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

 

DAY 5 – Israel – UK
Leave Tel Aviv and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home to the UK.

 

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