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Jerusalem and Galilee


Jerusalem and Galilee

Colourful tilework, Dome of the Rock

JerusalemThe Legacy
5 nights
Galilee Galei Kinnereth 2 nights
Tel AvivDan Panorama1 night

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UPGRADE IN JERUSALEM.  For a supplement of £300 per person for the 5 nights in Jerusalem you could stay at the historic American Colony Hotel .

9 days from £2920

excluding international flights

DAY 1 - Arrive Tel Aviv. Drive to Jerusalem.

On arrival at Ben Gurion Airport you will be met outside customs by a representative of World Discovery and taken by private car direct to your hotel in Jerusalem. Recommended flight from London: British Airways from London Heathrow (see below).  If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.

DAY 2 - Mount of Olives. Old Jerusalem.

Morning sightseeing on and around the Mount of Olives [more]. In the afternoon visit the Old City, walking along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre [more].
Meals included: Full breakfast.

DAY 3 - Dome of the Rock. Bethlehem. Shrine of the Book.

Enter the Old City through the Dung Gate for visits of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, before driving to Bethlehem [more]. In the afternoon drive back to Jerusalem to see the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls [more].
Meals included: Full breakfast.

DAY 4 - Jerusalem.

The day is at leisure. Your hotel is within five minutes' walk of the Old City.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

DAY 5 - Masada, the Dead Sea, Jericho.

Drive to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and then to hilltop site of Masada [more]. Continue to the Dead Sea for a relaxing bathe in the mineral-rich waters. Last visit of the day is to Jericho from where you can view the Mount of Temptations. Return to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt with an opportunity to view St. George's Monastery.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

DAY 6 - Drive to Galilee via Mount Tabor and Nazareth.

Head to Galilee via the Jordan Valley. Drive to Mount Tabor for a visit of the Church of the Transfiguration. Continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation, the Fountain of the Virgin and the Ancient Synagogue. After spending some time in the Souq, proceed to the Sea of Galilee (pictured left in the Spring), visiting the Wedding Church of Cana-in-Galilee en route. Stay in the lakeside city of Tiberias for the next two nights.
Meals included: Full breakfast.



DAY 7 - The Lakeside Ministry, Upper Galilee.

Start the day with a drive up to the Mount of Beatitudes to visit the Church which commemorates the famous Sermon on the Mount. Continue to the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha and the Church of St Peter's Primacy in Mensa Christi. The morning ends with a visit to Capernaum which Jesus chose as the base for his Galilean Ministry. In the afternoon, drive north to Upper Galilee and visit Banias, one of the three sources of the Jordan River and Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus asked his disciples “Who do men say that I am?” Continue north to view Mount Hermon and end the day with a drive around the lake back to Tiberias.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

Day 8 - To Tel Aviv via the coastal sites.

Drive north to the port city of Acre with visits to the el-Jazzar Mosque and the Crypt of St. John. Continue to Haifa for a panoramic view of the city and bay from Mount Carmel. Visit Mohraqa, the site of prophet Elijah’s challenge with the prophets of Ba’al. From here drive south to Caesarea Maritima the ancient Roman Capital with visits to the theatre, aqueduct and crusader ruins. Before arriving in Tel Aviv, pass by Jaffa, to view the old harbour and visit the artist’s quarter. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

DAY 9 - Depart for home.

Private transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

International Flights

We recommend the direct services of British Airways from London Heathrow. Flights are daily throughout the year. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Tel Aviv. Depart at 08.30; arrive Tel Aviv at 15.10
Tel Aviv/Heathrow. Depart at 08.05; arrive Heathrow at 11.35

The Holy Land: Jerusalem and Galilee (Tour Reference: WDHL001)
2013 Departures
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:

Daily departures Price
Jan, Feb, Mar
Apr, May, Aug, Sep, Oct
Jun, Jul, Nov, 1 to 19 Dec
20 to 31 Dec

Single Room Supplements on request.

The price includes:

  • Hotel accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities.
  • 8 full breakfasts as shown in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation throughout with an English-speaking driver.
  • Your own private English-speaking guide.
  • All sightseeing as shown (unless indicated as ‘optional’), including entrance fees.

Not included in the price:

  • International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
  • Optional sightseeing.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Tipping. We will be pleased to give guidance in this often sensitive matter.

A deposit of £250 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your Holy Land holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.

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