Jerusalem & Beyond
Take an inspirational journey to the revered Holy Land and visit some of Israel's best known historical and sacred sights on this 4-day tour of Jerusalem and beyond, that can be booked in conjunction with any Jordan group tour on select dates. Alternatively, similar arrangements can feature as part of a Tailor-made holiday.
Day 1 - Jerusalem
Saturday. Amman or Dead Sea – Jerusalem (West Bank). This morning you’ll be picked up at approx 9:00am and transferred to the Jordanian border where after immigration formalities you will transfer by public shuttle bus over the border into Israel, here you’ll be met by a driver and escorted to your hotel in Jerusalem. The afternoon and evening offer free time. Today is the Sabbath and offers good opportunity to explore the World Heritage Listed city on foot without the usual hubbub. Overnight - Jerusalem (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 2 - Jerusalem & Bethlehem (West Bank)
Today we enjoy a guided tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the West Bank. Our first stop is the holy Mount of Olives where there are amazing panoramic views of the old city. We take a walking tour of the atmospheric old city; wander through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the Cardo (ancient Roman road). We continue on through the old City and the Christian quarter, visiting the famous Wailing Wall - a place of constant prayer and one of the most revered Hebrew sites. Retrace the final laboured steps of Jesus, burdened under the weight of the cross, along the Via Dolorosa to the hallowed Church of the Sepulchre; the site of the crucifixion, Jesus’ tomb and the resurrection.
A short drive from Jerusalem is Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus; where we visit Manger Square and the Church of Nativity, which is reputed to be the oldest Church in the world and the site where Jesus was born. Spend the evening at leisure in Jerusalem. Overnight - Jerusalem (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3 - Jerusalem – Haifa – Caesarea – Jaffa – Tel Aviv
Jerusalem today and head north to the port city of Haifa. Here we'll visit the UNESCO world heritage listed Bahai Shrine and the beautiful tropical gardens set on the slopes of Mount Carmel. Travelling down the coast we stop in the historic city of Caesarea where Roman and Crusader-era ruins are strewn along the sea front. Continuing south we reach Jaffa, an ancient port where we enjoy a walking tour of the picturesque fortified town and marvel at the hilltop views. Then it's just a short drive to the vibrant, modern and cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv, where we spend our final night. Dubbed "the city that never sleeps" Tel Aviv is renowned for its hedonistic nightlife and the city also has a plethora of trendy bistros, high-end restaurants and delicious street food stalls to choose from for dinner. Overnight - Tel Aviv (Breakfast)
Day 4 - Tel Aviv
Tuesday. Our tour ends today with an included transfer from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport at any time of day (Breakfast). There's so much to see and do in Tel Aviv that we highly recommend extending your stay to enjoy its beautiful beaches, art galleries and markets. We can book post tour accommodation upon request.
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