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HOLY LAND: ISRAEL
ISRAEL CLASSIC TOUR
7 Nights - 8 Days Land Only
 

Day 01
Arrival

Arrival at Ben-Gurion airport; meeting and assistance by our representative, and transfer to Tel-Aviv for overnight. Dinner at leisure.

Day 02
Tel-Aviv - Beersheba - Arad - Massada

Leave Tel-Aviv-via Ashdod-Ashkelon-Beersheba. A short visit to the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Massada. Ascend the fortress which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herodís palaces, the synagogue, bath house, etc., overlooking the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Proceed to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 03 / Jerusalem - Sightseeing of New City
Drive to Mt. Scopus for a view of the reunited Jerusalem. Drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to the tomb of King David. Sightseeing in the New City including the Israel Museumís Shrine of the Book with its famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the new Knesset Building (Parliament), the Hebrew University
campus, Mt. Herzl and Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). Then visit the model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Continue to the Hadassah Medical center for a short visit to the Synagogue with its Mark Chagall stained glass windows. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 04
Jerusalem Old City - Bethlehem

Walk through the Jaffa Gate to the Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall; the Temple area; the Dome of the Rock; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa; and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachelís tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 05
Jericho - Tiberias - Galilee

Leave Jerusalem, driving via Hishamís Palace. Continue north via the Jordan Valley and the new settlements, then via the Jezreel Valley. Continue to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaun to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a kibbutz hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 06
Upper Galilee and Golan Heights - Nazareth

Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the Syrian fortifications, Birkat Ram, and the Druze villages. On to Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via Kiryat Shmona and the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the kabbalah, to visit the old synagogues and artistís colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites. Return to the Kibbutz for
dinner and overnight.

Day 07
Acre - Haifa - Tel-Aviv - Jaffa

Leave the kibbutz for Acre to visit the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, for a sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman theater and the Crusader fortress. Via Netanya to Tel-Aviv, drive through the main street-Ben Tehuda St., and Dizengoff St., pass by the Habimah National Theater, Mann Auditorium, then along Rothschild Blvd. Continue to Jaffa for a view of the old port, and artistís quarter. Dinner and overnight Tel-Aviv.

Day 08
Depart - Tel-Aviv

Transfer to airport. End of our services.