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Welcome to Israel and the start of your Biblical adventure. We'll be there to meet you at Tel Aviv airport and transfer you to your hotel in Jerusalem.
After breakfast today we head to Jerusalem and visit the spectacular Old City through one of the fabled gates. We explore the renewed Jewish Quarter, the 2,000 year old Western Wall, Via Dolorosa – the route that Jesus is believed to have taken as he carried his cross to Calvary, and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We’ll also have time to wander the colourful bazaars and pick up some souvenirs. Later we make our way to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Spend the rest of the afternoon in Bethlehem visiting the Church of the Nativity and enjoying the views of Shepherds’ Fields.
Today visit the Mount of Olives for splendid views, see some of the world’s oldest olives trees at the Garden of Gethsemane. Continue to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book to see the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model of the Herodian City of Jerusalem. Scattered over 45 acres of the Mount of Remembrance is Yad Vashem, a vast, landscaped complex with a fascinating museum and a dozen memorials built to honor the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust. We pay our respects and learn more about how this tragedy shaped the modern State of Israel. Later we visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist.
Today we return to Tel Aviv. Arriving here, enjoy some free time to explore the city.
Today concludes your journey, we will transfer you to Tel Aviv airport in time for your flight home.
Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel, is one of the oldest cities in the world. The old walled city is ...