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Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! We will take you on a felucca ride before returning to your hotel for dinner.
We will take you on a guided visit of Christian Cairo, taking in Old Cairo, visit the old Coptic suspended Church and city of the dead. We will return to the hotel for dinner.
We will take you to the airport in time for the flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival we drive you to the Dead Sea and check you into the hotel. Overnight - Isrotel Ganim Hotel.
We head off to Masada and ascend by cable car. We also visit the Qumran Caves and also take in Jericho on the way to Jerusalem. We will check you into the hotel.
This morning we drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. We then head on to the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive trees and the Church of all Nations. Enter the Old City through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. We visit the Jewish Wailing Wall, and continue to the Christian quarter and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust; Visit the Israel museum, the shrine of the book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Later we visit Bethlehem, Rachel's tomb, Church of Nativity and Manger's Square.
We head to Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world and see the house of Simon the tanner and the Old City. We continue via Sharon Plains to Caesarea, the site of the first conversion of a gentile. Then on to Mt Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ball and return to Jerusalem for dinner.
Today we drive by the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean, a newly excavated city and visit the Roman City. We drive on to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus. We visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary’s well. Also we visit Cana. Overnight - The Scots Hotel.
After a short tour of Tiberias, we take a boat ride to Capernaum. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. We then continue to Amman for overnight.
Today we journey on the Kings Highway stopping at Madaba. Madaba - the most important Christian centre in Jordan, its mosaics, little shops and restaurants offers us gentle respite. A short distance away, we visit Mt Nebo. Sitting on the edge of the East Bank plateau, it is where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. Indeed, from the lookout it is possible to view across the valleys to the Dead Sea, Jericho and - on a clear day - the golden cupulas and spires of Jerusalem. We will then transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight at 16:05.
Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel, is one of the oldest cities in the world. The old walled city is ...