The Holy Land: Land of Archaeology and History
Four days tour intense archaeological, historical, religious and cultural sites. You will explore Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho and Dead Sea. This adventure offers you a chance to swim in the Dead Sea and have relaxation time.
Day 1: Tel-Aviv – Jerusalem
Arrival at Tel-Aviv airport. Welcome and reception by a member of our team, transfer to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 2: Jerusalem
Start the visit with the Old City of Jerusalem. In the Old City, you will encounter oriental charm and be plunged into the colourful alleys of the market, which take you to the meeting places of the three major monotheistic religions: The Via Dolorosa believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. In addition, the Holy Sepulchre which houses both the place of Calvary and the tomb of Christ. Passing through the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian districts, you can contemplate the vestiges and the religious and architectural imprints left by the different peoples who lived there. Continuation the visit by taking the ancient Roman road, the Cardo, located in the heart of the Old City up to Mount Sion where you will discover the Dormition Abbey, the cave of the last Supper and the tomb of King David. We visit Saint-Peter-in-Gallicantu Church, also known as the "Church of the Rooster". We end the day with a stroll through the Armenian Quarter to the Jaffa Gate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 3: Jerusalem – Bethlehem
Visit the Wailing Wall, the holy place of Judaism, then the esplanade of the mosques the third holiest religious site in Islam. It contains the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, an architectural gem emblematic of the Holy Land, with its golden dome shining brilliantly on the Jerusalem skyline. Visit the Mount of Olives, which at 827m above sea level, offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem and hold places of great importance for the three monotheistic religions. Visit the chapel of Dominus Flevit, which recalls the Gospel passage in which Jesus wept over the future of Jerusalem. Descent from the Mount to the Garden of Olive Trees with the Church of All Nations at Gethsemane, the place where Jesus prayed before his arrest. Departure for Bethlehem located 10 km to the south of Jerusalem, to discover the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest churches in the world, built above the cave where Jesus was born. Visit Milk Grotto and the historic city center; walk through the old quarters and market. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel in Bethlehem.
Day 4: Bethlehem – Jericho – Dead Sea – Tel-Aviv
In the morning, depart for a green oasis near the Dead Sea: Jericho, which was made famous by the discovery of one of the oldest cities of the Levant dating from the eighth millennium BC. Cross the canyon of Wadi Qelt to admire the monastery of St. George, situated on the ochre-colored cliffs of the mountain. Continue to Jericho to see the Monastery of the Temptation. It was built on the slopes of the Mount of Temptation 350 meters above sea level, situated along a cliff overlooking the city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley. Visit Tell Al Sultan, the archaeological site of the first settlement of Jericho dating from the 10th millennium BCE. Then visit Hisham Palace, built in the 8th century, which holds the pride of Jericho, an 850 square meter floor mosaic from the Umayyad Era, the largest and best-preserved mosaic floor in the Middle East. Head to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth at 400m below sea level, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the indescribable feeling of floating on its exceptionally dense water. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem. Transfer to Tel-Aviv airport for departure.
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3- Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport: After customs and passport procedures, you will be greeted by one of our staff holding a Travel Jerusalem sign, waiting for you in the reception hall after you have collected your luggage. Your group will be then transferred to your hotel. Ben Gurion International Airport has free wifi; program tour leaders will be put into contact with our staff contact stay in touch via WhatsApp prior to departure.
Customs: In most cases with both arrivals and departures, tour participants will proceed through customs and security inspections as they do in any other international airport without significant delay. On occasion, however, Ben Gurion Airport security may select program participants for questioning or luggage inspection. This is a common occurrence at Ben Gurion security and is no cause for alarm. For more information please click here.
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Cancellation fees during high season: The months of March, April, May, October and November, as well as Christmas and New Year, are designated as high season periods. During these periods, the following cancellation fees are applied:
The above conditions do not apply in case of natural disaster, pandemic, and the outbreak of war. For geopolitical or logistical reasons, the tour operator has the right to cancel a departure or propose alternative date. In this case, full amount paid to the trip organizer will be refunded
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Health and vaccines: No vaccines are required
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A tour through time and a montage of various cultures and religions are both part of visiting the holy land.
every turn is an intriguing and exhilarating surprise. The historical, spiritual, and national capital of the holy land is home to a lot of various worlds and cultures.
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