Highlights & Tour Itinerary
- Explore the religious and historic sites in the Old City of Jerusalem.
- Stroll in the alleyways of Jaffa at the Mediterranean Sea.
- Visit Bethlehem and see the Separation Wall.
- Take a cable car ride to the Mount of Temptations.
Day 1: Ben Gurion Airport – Jerusalem Hotel
Shalom and welcome to the Holy Land! Meet our representative and enjoy a private transfer of around 50 minutes to your hotel in Jerusalem. Time to rest or start your own explorations. Overnight Jerusalem Hotel like Jerusalem Tower Hotel for the 3* category, Ambassador Hotel for the 4* category or Dan Jerusalem for the 5* category.
Day 2: Jerusalem Visit – Jerusalem Hotel
Start your tour with a panoramic view from the top of Mount Olives, a good place for an introduction to the city and its history. Then we visit the holy sites of the three monotheistic religions, represented in Jerusalem: We start with the walking to the Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple, destroyed by the Romans. Usually you can see the various types of Jews who come to worship at this holy place. If open to visitors, we ascend to the Temple Mount, where we can look at the famous Dome of the Rock. Then we continue through the Arab Market to the "Via Dolorosa", Jesus' "Way of Suffering", which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified and buried. End the day at Mahane Yehuda market to watch the locals shop and smell the culinary delights of the little cafés. Return transfer to your Jerusalem hotel.
Day 3: Jerusalem Hotel – Jaffa – Caesarea – Haifa – Jerusalem Hotel
07:00 pickup hotel lobby and drive to Jaffa, one of the ancient gateways at the Mediterranean to the Holy Land. Through its port the Cedar trees of Solomon’s Temple where brought. Your walking tour starts at the Clock Tower, takes you to Mahmoudiya Mosque, St Peter’s Church along small alleys with artist galleries and craft shops. Then we head 1 hour to Caesarea. Built under Herold the Great the harbor offered space for up to 300 ships! In Caesarea was the headquarter of Pontius Pilate, yes, the one, who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus. See the ruins of a Roman theater, once used for chariot races and gladiator fights, the remains of Herod's palace and the aqueduct with a beautiful beach in front of it. Next stop is Haifa with a visit of the beautiful Baha’i Gardens and panoramic view from Mt Carmel. Return transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 4: Jerusalem Hotel – Bethlehem – Jericho – Allenby Bridge
Check out from hotel. Then a short drive to Bethlehem, a town with a Palestinian Christian community. See the Shepherds Fields in Beit Sahour, then arrive at Manger Square and the ancient Church of the Nativity. See also part of the 700 km long Separation Wall, dividing the West Bank and Israel, used as graffiti wall, some created by the British artist Banksy. We continue to Jericho, believed to be the oldest continuous settlement in the world. In Biblical history it is famous for the episode, that the walls of Jericho felt down, after the Israelites under Joshua played their trumpets. By cable car you will be taken up to the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil. From the Greek Orthodox monastery there you enjoy panoramic views of the area. You see also the old Sycamore Tree, where the tax collector Zacchaeus climbed a tree to get a better look at Jesus. Short transfer to the Allenby Bridge to cross into Jordan.