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The Extended Popular Holyland Tour - 10 nights (Sunday Arrival)

From £2039pp including return EL AL flights from London Heathrow Airport


Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv. 

Monday - Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre

Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans.  Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct.  Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon.  Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system.  Drive to Haifa; view the Persian Gardens at the Bahai Temple.  From Haifa, drive to Acre to visit the ancient city and harbor.

Continue to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.

Tuesday - Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, we take a boat ride to Capernaum.  Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue.  Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to Mount of the Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and Waterfall and tour the Golan Heights.

Return to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.

Wednesday - Nazareth / Beit Shean

Drive to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee.  In Nazareth, visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well.  Drive to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River.  Continue to Beit Shean, a newly excavated city, and visit the Roman theatre.  Drive along the Jordan River to Jerusalem for overnight.

Thursday - Jerusalem - Old City

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion.  Enter within the walls of the city and visit the Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included), Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Oriental Bazaar. Visit the Garden Tomb.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday - Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem**

Drive to Ein Kerem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust.  Visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.

Proceed to Bethlehem** to visit the Church of the Nativity.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday - Dead Sea / Massada

Drive to Qumeran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found.  Visit the ancient city of Qumeran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 73 A.D.  Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace.  Descend by cable car.  Time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea.

Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Sunday - Beer Sheva /Sde Boker / Mitzpe Ramon / Eilat

Travel south to the Negev desert; Visit Israel’s Air Force Museum at Hatzerim to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. Stop for a camel riding experience and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent, learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Proceed to visit Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave, overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop at Mitzpeh Ramon to gaze into the Ramon Crater, an otherworldly geological wonder.
Arrive in Eilat for overnight.

Monday - At leisure or optional tour to Petra (additional charge)

After visa assistance at the Jordanian Border, drive straight to Petra through desert highways. Your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans
(an early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the South of Jordan more than two-thousand years ago. The visit begins with the possibility of short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as The Treasury, Royal Tombs, The Court, Roman Theatre, Roman Street,
Qassier El-Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, enjoy lunch at a nice restaurant followed by a drive back to the border. En-route, stop for a short visit at Aqaba with possibility for a short walk. Transfer to border at approximately 18:00 for crossing to Eilat. Overnight in Eilat.

Tuesday - Eilat / Timna  / Tel Aviv

Visit the Underwater Observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef.  Drive to Timna to see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.


     Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.






Tel Aviv

Dan Panorama

Grand Beach

Leonardo Basel



Kibbutz Lavi (Hod Wing)

Kibbutz Lavi – Hod Wing

Kibbutz Lavi (Lev Wing)

Kibbutz Lavi (Lev Wing)


Dan Panorama

Grand Court

Leonardo Inn

Park Jerusalem




  The hotels appearing in the table might be replaced with  similar ones.
   The rates include the following services:
·                    Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
·                    10 nights' accommodation on half board basis
·                    8 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
·                    Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary

In the event of any unforeseen circumstances occurring in Israel, or at the tour guide's discretion, the tour itinerary may be altered accordingly.

Price is per person based on 2 sharing a twin/double.  Subject to availability at the time of booking.

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