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Holiday Length

8 nights

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From £4,530pp

The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing and generally includes economy flights. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation, class of flight and time of year. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
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Classic Israel

Journey to the Holy Land to discover some of the world's most important historical and holy sites. Your Israel itinerary takes in ancient cities, Biblical locations, natural wonders and cosmopolitan city life. Experience the culture and history of this spiritual land, from the sacred sites of Old Jerusalem to the rugged clifftop fortress of Masada. You’ll sail on the Sea of Galilee, visit Roman Caesarea and experience hedonistic Tel Aviv. At the cultural crossroads of east and west, this Israel itinerary immerses you in a complex and contested history that is never less than fascinating.


PLEASE NOTE: 

To avoid disappointment, we advise booking 6-8 months in advance for the opportunity to experience the best Israel has to offer 

UK - Tel Aviv

Today you will arrive in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has been dubbed the ‘Mediterranean capital of cool’ – a descriptor that suits the seaside, lazily hip city to a tee. You’ll visit the following neighbourhoods today: Jaffna, one of the oldest ports on Earth, from which Tel Aviv grew; Neve Tzedek, now an artsy neighbourhood, was built in 1887 as the first district outside Jaffna; and the White City, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established in 1909 as suburb, it is home to the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus buildings. You’ll also visit the vibrant Shuk Hacarmel – the largest market (shuk) in the city.

Caesarea – Haifa – Acre – Galilee

Journey down the coastal highway to the ancient port city of Caesarea. This city was rebuilt and enlarged in 22-10 BC by King Herod, king of Judaea under the Romans. It’s Israel’s most impressive archaeological site. In this important centre of early Christianity, near the amphitheatre, you can see a partial inscription mentioning Pontius Pilate. Next, visit the seaport cities of Haifa and Acre. The latter’s Old City is UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was the capital of the medieval Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. Tour the Knights’ Halls, view the El Jazaar Mosque and explore the elaborate covered markets, before driving to your hotel in Tiberias overlooking the Sea of Galilee. 

Tiberias / Sea of Galilee / Golan Heights / Tiberias

When you take to the waters of the legendary Sea of Galilee your boat will head for the ancient fishing village of Capernaum. In a ruined synagogue here is the place Jesus taught. In Tabgha a few loaves and fishes fed the multitude and over on the Mount of Beatitudes the beautiful Sermon on the Mount was preached. Banias, one of the sources of the River Jordan, is an important archaeological site that dates back to pagan times.

Kibbutz Degania – Nazareth – Jerusalem

After breakfast, see what life is like in a kibbutz. These collective communities, usually based on agriculture, are unique to Israel. Kibbutz Degania was the first to be established in Israel by a group of pioneers in 1910 at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee. Visit Degania’s two museums. Next onto Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation. From Nazareth, drive south through the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem with a stop at to Bet She’an (known in the Hellenistic period as Scythopolis) – one of the old of the oldest cities in Israel, and home over the centuries to Romans, Crusaders, Ottomans, the British and Israelis – to visit one of the country’s best-preserved Roman amphitheatres.

Old Jerusalem

Today you’ll experience all four quarters of Jerusalem’s Old City: Armenian Christian, Jewish and Muslim. Highlights of your day will include: the Jewish Quarter’s Cardo – a colonnaded Roman thoroughfare; the Burnt House, destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD; the Western Wall. You’ll enjoy visiting: the Davidson Centre for an overview of the Temple Mount complex; the beautifully simple St Anne’s Church with the Pool of Bethesda nearby; Stations of the Way of the Cross; and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  

New Jerusalem and Bethlehem

After breakfast, you depart overland and through the moonscape of the Judean Desert and down to the Dead Sea (the lowest point on Earth) to Masada, where you continue by cable-car up to the last stronghold of the Zealots. Some 2,000 years ago, Roman legions laid siege to the Jewish Zealots headquartered there. The brave Israelite soldiers held out for three years before taking their own lives to avoid capture and enslavement. Many of their fortifications, originally built in the time of King Herod, still stand. There is time for a swim in the Dead Sea before return to Jerusalem.

Depart

Enjoy breakfast, before heading to the airport for your onward flight.

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