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Ancient Israel

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    £3,690pp
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Our extensive tour of the Holy Land takes you through some of Israel's most famous cities and sites. Begin in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, home to the bustling Mediterranean port district of Jaffa. Visit Roman ruins and mountain villages en route to the Sea of Galilee. Learn of the mystery surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls before a cable car journey to Masada Fortress for panoramic views across the land. Stop in Bethlehem, in Palestinian Territory, before a triumphant end to your tour in illustrious Jerusalem.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 7 , Lunches: 6 , Dinners: 7
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    7 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 24
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required and you should expect to be on your feet for much of the day. You’ll be getting on and off coaches, trains or boats and walking around the sights, often including steps, plus occasional longer walks. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fly to Tel Aviv
    Day 1: Fly to Tel Aviv

    Fly to Tel Aviv. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Jaffa - Caesarea - Nazareth
    Day 2: Jaffa - Caesarea - Nazareth

    The day begins with exploring Jaffa, the world's oldest active harbour. Continue to Caesarea to view the fascinating Roman ruins. Visit the Druze Villages on the slopes of Mount Carmel before a stop at the street bazaars to interact with the local community, then drive to Mukhraga for a view of the Holy Land. Finish the day in Tiberias, on the shores of the famous Sea of Galilee

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Galilee and Acre
    Day 3: Galilee and Acre

    Visit Kibbutz Degania B to learn about its development, before continuing to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Head to Capernaum to visit the remains of ancient synagogue and House of St Peter. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place. After lunch, head to the coastal city of Acre (Akko) to visit the Crusader Fortress here before dinner. Return to Nazareth.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Nazareth - Jericho - The Dead Sea
    Day 4: Nazareth - Jericho - The Dead Sea

    Drive through the scenic Jordan Valley, to Qasr El Yahud, the site of Christ's baptism by John. Enter Jericho, in Palestinian Territory, to take a cable car journey to the Quarantal Monastery on the Mount of Temptation. A drive to the Dead Sea to float in the super-buoyant waters is the perfect end to this day.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Bethlehem
    Day 5: Bethlehem

    Drive to Masada this morning, where you will take a cable car to the top of Masada Fortress, where as well as the wonderful view, you will learn of the last stand by Jewish rebels against the Romans. Drive to Qumran for lunch and a visit to where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. You will continue your journey to Bethlehem, in Palestinian Territory, for a one night stay. Enjoy a Palestinian cultural dance show during dinner this evening.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Garden of Gethsemane
    Day 6: Garden of Gethsemane

    Discover the holy Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and one of the most holy and significant Christian sites in the world. Later, travel to Jerusalem for an exploration of this holy city. Begin with a visit to Temple Mount, the famous building of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aksa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, the holiest place of Judaism, and head underground to see the original foundations built by King Herod.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Jerusalem
    Day 7: Jerusalem

    Head out of the city to Mount Zion to visit the Cenacle, King David's Tomb and Dormition Abbey. After lunch continue to Mount of Olives to visit Pater Noster Church and the Church of Ascension, and admire the impressive view over the Holy City. Visit the garden of Gethsemane, the site of Jesus' arrest by the Romans before his crucifixion. End the day with a Shabbat dinner prepared by a local Rabbi.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Onward flight
    Day 8: Onward flight

    Transfer 1 hour from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport for your onward arrangements.

    • Breakfast
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • -2°c
  • 77mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 9°c
  • 133mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 14°c
  • 56mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • -1°c
  • 71mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 10°c
  • 118mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 14°c
  • 41mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 4°c
  • 86mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 12°c
  • 93mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 16°c
  • 18mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 10°c
  • 90mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 17°c
  • 24mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 19°c
  • 3mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 16°c
  • 105mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 20°c
  • 3mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 22°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 21°c
  • 110mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 23°c
  • 0mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 25°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 23°c
  • 126mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 24°c
  • 0mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 27°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 22°c
  • 94mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 24°c
  • 0mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 28°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 18°c
  • 117mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 23°c
  • 0mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 27°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 11°c
  • 99mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 21°c
  • 15mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 24°c
  • 5mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 6°c
  • 89mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 16°c
  • 61mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 20°c
  • 15mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bethlehem
  • 0°c
  • 91mm
  • Jerusalem
  • 11°c
  • 106mm
  • Tel Aviv
  • 15°c
  • 46mm
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Ancient Israel map

Places Visited: Tel Aviv (1N) - Nazareth (2N) - Kibbutz Kalia (Dead Sea) (1N) - Bethlehem (1N) - Jerusalem (2N)

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Departures for Solo travellers only are available for this tour on selected dates.
In addition to being for solos only these departures feature smaller group sizes, free airport lounge access and complimentary cocktails on arrival.

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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.

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