Israel & Palestine Tour - The Holy Land
ISRAEL TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
If you’ve long been dreaming of exploring one of the world’s most ancient Holy Lands, our new Israel & Palestine tour is for you. Join other Solo Travellers on this 9-day tour travelling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and everywhere in between. Explore the vibrant modern city of Tel Aviv, renowned for its exciting art galleries, chic cafes and beautiful beaches, the nearby areas of Tagbah, Haifa and Nazareth, and take a trip to the Sea of Galilee for a boat ride on Israel’s largest fresh water lake. Travel to Jerusalem, an Old City full of attractions, visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, Jericho, a 10,000-year-old city still inhabited today, and float to your heart’s content in the world’s saltiest body of water on your visit to the Dead Sea. Israel and Palestine are begging to be discovered… so what are you waiting for?
Visit the stunning Church of the Holy Sepulchre & the empty tomb of Jesus Christ
Cruise on the tranquil Sea of Galilee
Explore Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives & visit the Western Wall
Discover the religious sights of Jericho, Bethlehem & Nazareth
Day 1 – Arrive Tel Aviv
Upon arrival, you will need to make your way to your hotel for check-in which will be from 2pm. Dinner will be arranged for your first night in Israel. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 2 – Nazareth / Cana / Mt. Tabor
Leaving early, we will travel to Nazareth, where you will start the day with a visit to the Annunciation Church in Nazareth. From here, you will visit the St. Joseph the Carpenter Church and Mary’s Well and Springs, before travelling to Cana, to see the Church of Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle; the transformation of water into wine. You will then proceed on to Mt. Tabor, the site of the transfiguration of Jesus. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to the hotel. Overnight in Nazareth.
Day 3 – Mt. of Beatitudes / Sea of Galilee / Capernaum
After breakfast, you will proceed to Mt. of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Next you will travel to the Tabgah region, to visit the Church of the Multiplication of Fish & Loaves, and then onto St. Peters Primacy, before enjoying a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. From here, you will continue to Capernaum, where Jesus lived and healed the sick by preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles. You will also visit the House of Peter. Overnight in Nazareth.
Day 4 – Haifa / Caesarea / Jerusalem
After breakfast, begin your journey to the beautiful city of Haifa to ascend Mt. Carmel to enjoy panoramic views over the bay. From here, you will visit Stella Maris and the Cave of Alia, as well as the Muhraka Monastery and the Hanging Gardens of the Bahai Shrine. Next, travel to Caesarea to visit the water aqueduct, the Roman theatre, and the hippodrome. From here, you will proceed to Jerusalem and stop to enjoy panoramic views of the city before dinner. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 5 – Mt. of Olives / Mt. Zion / Ein Karem / Bethlehem
After breakfast, proceed to the Mt. of Olives and visit the Church of Ascention, the Peter Noster Church, and the Dominos Flevit Church, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and onto Mt. Zion to visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, King David’s Tomb, and the Dormition Abbey. Travel to Ein Karem to visit St. John the Baptist Church and the Church of Visitation, before heading to Bethlehem to visit the Nativity Church; the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6 – Bethany / Jericho / The Dead Sea
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Bethany to visit the House of Mary & Martha, and the Tomb of Lazarus. You will then travel to Jericho, the oldest town in the Holy Land, to visit the Sycamore Tree; the tree that Zacharious the tax collector climbed to view Jesus. Whilst here, you will also visit the Mt. of Temptation before continuing your journey to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth at 400m below sea level, to swim in the minerally rich waters. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 – Jerusalem / Tel Aviv
Today you will be exploring the Old City of Jerusalem. Starting at the Dung Gate, you will then visit the Wailing Wall, the Area of the Mosque built on Mt. Moriah, and then walk the ‘Way of the Cross’, the route which many believe Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. You will also visit the Holy Sepulcher Church and the Empty Tomb of Jesus Christ. After our tour we will make the journey back to Tel Aviv where you will spend your last night in Israel!
Day 8 – Depart Tel Aviv
After breakfast, and depending on your flight schedule, you will have some free time to explore the exciting city of Tel Aviv. In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to the airport for flights home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR
- All transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
- Sharing a twin room at 3 & 4-star hotels with breakfast
- Services of English-speaking guides throughout
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in itinerary
- Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
- 2x bottles of water each day
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved on payment of a deposit of £250.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 8 weeks before travel.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
- International flights into and out of Israel are not included in the price and will need to be booked separately. Please get in touch if you would like suggested flights or need help with booking. Do not book flights until we give the go-ahead.
Trip Type Cultural
Group Size Maximum 14
Physical Rating Moderate
Currency & Spending Money Israeli Shekel / Spending £40 and upwards each day
Hosts One of our local guides will be your main point of contact on this trip. They will meet you at the airport and stay with you throughout the tour. Our guides are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable – if you need anything, just let them know!
Clothing The weather will be warm in the day and chilly at night, so take layers. You will also need comfortable shoes. We recommend taking a light rain jacket – just in case.
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse a minimum of 8 weeks before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations.
Single Supplement £399
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Israel before your departure date.
We're just back from a wonderful week exploring the religious sites of Israel & Palestine. We visited many, many churches and places of religious importance, and ate some delicious middle eastern food! Have a scroll through the photos below to see what we got up...
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