What To Expect
Day 1 Jerusalem - Old and New
Get a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives - see the New City and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the Old City. Travel along the Kidron Valley to view the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the city. Via the Armenian Quarter, enter the Western (Wailing) Wall Square. Pass through the local Bazaar to the Christian Quarter, the Stations of the Cross (via Dolorosa) and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the site of the crucifixion.
Walk along the 1700 year old Byzantine main street, the Cardo and the renovated Jewish Quarter. Go up to Mt. Zion, and on Saturdays get to visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David's tomb. Tour the new city by car to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
Day 2 Masada and the Dead sea
Descend to the Judean Desert via the inn of the Good Samaritan. Go up Masada by cable car to tour the 2000-year-old fortress and palace built by King Herod. Drive via Ein Gedi, passing by Qumran where you will get a side view of the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Float in the mineral-rich Dead Sea. At 400m below sea level, it is the lowest place on earth. Take a mud-bath and benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud.
The drive back to Jerusalem will provide you a view of Jericho and the old Roman Road.
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
On Saturdays Holocaust Museum is closed. The visit to the museum will be substituted by a tour to the Garden of Gethsemane & Mt. Zion.
Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed. You are required to dress modestly and wear comfortable shoes.
You are advised to bring hats, bathing suits and towels.
5* hotels are available for an additional fee.
Children below 3 years old are not allowed in this tour.
Please be advised that tour itinerary might change due to road blocks and closed off locations/areas in Jerusalem on December 25, 26, 30, 31 and January 1. Please bring your passport for entry to Bethlehem in case Jerusalem is not available on those dates.
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