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Jerusalem, Israel

City and Dome of the Rock

Wailing Wall

Jerusalem, Israel

Israel, Palestine and the Holy Lands are a mix of ubiquitous religions combined with breathtaking scenery and traditional vibrant cultures. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are the perfect destination for religious studies, geography and history as part of your trip. The itinerary is full of options, from traditional sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, to stunning scenery of ancient sacred sites and Galilee Sea.

Established

3000 BC

Population

874,186

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation

  • 5 Night hotel accommodations at a student-friendly hotel

  • Breakfast served daily at your hotel

  • 2 Group lunches

  • 3 Group dinners

  • Jerusalem Holy City Tour

  • Visit to Wailing Wall

  • Visit to Temple Mount

  • Visit to Mount Zion

  • Visit to Dome of Rocks

  • Visit to Mount of Olives

  • Visit to Room of the Last Supper

  • Visit to Bethlehem

  • Visit to Jericho

  • Dead Sea Tour

  • Visit to Jordan River

  • Visit to Nazareth

  • Visit to Galilee

  • Visit to Tel Aviv

  • Tel Aviv City Tour

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance Upon Request

  • A-Z Travel Tour Manager

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon the number of paying passengers

  • Private security upon request

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions

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Day 1

Morning: Departure and flight to Jerusalem.

Afternoon: Welcome to Jerusalem! Upon arrival you will meet your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Check in and freshen up.

Evening: Enjoy your welcome dinner with group at one of the local restaurants and get the first idea of what to expect on the trip.

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Day 2

Morning: After breakfast you will start your day with a tour through Jerusalem which is the spiritual center of the world for Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. You will learn about the 5000-year-old history of Jerusalem and visit the sites captured in the story. Walking beyond Jaffa Gate, you will enter the holiest of sites and hear about the beginnings of Israel. You will see the sites of Temple Mount, Al-Aqsa Mosque, The 5 Pillars of Islam, Dome of the Chain, Mount Zion and Zion Gate. You will also see St. Alexander’s Russian Orthodox Church, Dormition Abbey, Room of the Last Supper, Via Dolorosa and The Western Wailing Wall – including hidden sections and much more…

Afternoon: After lunch, you will continue your tour and visit the site of Abraham’s sacrifice as well as the site where King Solomon ́s famous first temple was raised. You will also visit the golden Dome of the Rock marking the site where prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven and enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where for over 15000 years, a church has stood on the hill of Calvary – site where Jesus was crucified and buried. As you explore the Holy City, you will understand why it has inspired three of the most practiced religions in the world today.

Evening: Meet for a group dinner in a local restaurant and head back to the hotel for a much needed rest or go for a relaxing evening walk exploring the city.

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Day 3

Morning: Enjoy breakfast and afterwards meet your tour guide. Today you will visit Bethlehem, Jericho, Qumran and the Dead Sea. You will visit the birth city of Jesus and walk through excavated city of Jericho.

Board your coach at the David Citadel Hotel in the Mamilla section of Jerusalem. Visit sites such as the Church of the Nativity and the Milk Grotto.

Travel to Jericho, the lowest and oldest city in the world and discover the Mount of Temptation, enjoy the incredible view of Jordan Valley. Continue to Qumran, the site of the discovery of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. In Qumran you will have free time to explore and have lunch…

Afternoon: After lunch you will continue today ́s tour by visiting a private beach along the Dead Sea and float in the hyper-saline water and mineral-rich mud. You can even immerse yourself in healing mud mask. ENJOY!

Evening: Relax and find a lovely restaurant for a delightful meal. It has been a long day. Now take time to rest!

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Day 4

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and get ready for an exciting fun day! You will travel to the Jordan River, visit Nazareth and visit the mesmerizing Sea of Galilee. Depart from your hotel in central Jerusalem and travel to Nazareth by bus listening to stories about the city, known as the birthplace of Mary and the childhood home of Jesus. Learn about its important place in Christianity. Upon arrival visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St Joseph. Continue through the village of Kafer Kana, the site where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine.

Afternoon: After lunch arrive at the Sea of Galilee. Pass the Church of the Multiplication and explore Capernaum. After, continue to the church built over Peter´s house and pass through Tiberias to arrive at the Yardenit baptism site of the Jordan River. On the return journey, enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Tabor before arriving back at your hotel.

Evening: Meet for a delicious dinner and get a well-deserved rest!

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Day 5

Morning: After breakfast, you will enjoy a tour around Tel Aviv on a bicycle – see parks, beaches and sites. You will meet your guide in Hayarkon Park and start your relaxed ride along Hayarkon River. Continue to the city, see Rabin Square and delight in the unique atmosphere on Ben Gurion Boulevard. Later move to colorful Hilton Beach and Tel Aviv Port. Have a break at the Boutique indoor farmer ́s market at the Port and return back to Hachava.

Afternoon: After lunch you have a free afternoon and time to explore and immerse yourself in the city ́s vibrant energy. Have fun!

Evening: Meet for a farewell dinner with your group. Return to hotel and rest before your trip back home.

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Day 6

Morning: After breakfast and check out, your group will depart for the Airport! Safe travels back home!

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