Israel Discovery (Winter 2017-18)

 

Highlights

 

 

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Tel Aviv: See Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel market.
  • Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists' quarter.
  • Acre: See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt.
  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
  • Galilee: Visit Capernaum and the Mount of the Beatitudes. View the ancient wooden boat, which is said to date back to the times of Jesus.
  • Qumran: See the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • Jerusalem: Visit the Jewish sites of King David's Tomb and the Western Wall.

 

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

 

  • Tel Aviv: Partake in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
  • Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your tour with a lively Celebration Dinner.
  • Included Quality Dining: 7 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Welcome Drink (WR), 1 Signature Evening (SE), 2 Three-course table d’hôte Dinners or Buffets (D) with tea or coffee; plus 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) with wine and tea or coffee. Departure on tour for New Year’s Eve enjoys a festive Highlight Dinner which will replace an included meal.

 

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

 

  • Caesarea: With your Local Expert, explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
  • Dead Sea: Ascend by cable car to the ancient fortress of Masada. Your Local expert will explain this is where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies, before before sacrificing themselves.
  • Jerusalem: Accompanied by your Local Expert, walk the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - site of the Crucifixion. You will also walk the Garden of Gethsemene and the Temple Mount as well as seeing the Room of the Last Supper, the Pool of Bethesda and Ecce Homo Arch.

 

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

 

  • Tel Aviv: Sheraton Towers Hotel is considered one of Tel Aviv’s more sophisticated hotels, located on the waterfront and providing guests with luxury accommodation.
  • Tiberias: The Leonardo Plaza Tiberias Hotel is centrally located close to the Old Town and offers beautifully decorated rooms.
  • Dead Sea: The magnificent Hod Hamidbar Hotel on the shore of the Dead Sea, offers you serenity, relaxation and the perfect pampering experience in their modern spa.
  • Jerusalem: The Leonardo Plaza Hotel graces the Jerusalem skyline, located in the heart of the city and offering panoramic views. It has many top facilities and is a good base from which to explore the Old and New Cities.

 

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a morning boat ride at the very place where Jesus is said to have walked on water.
  • Dead Sea: Be sure to take a dip in the famously mineral-rich waters where it's easy to float.
  • Jerusalem: Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Shrine of the Book.
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