4 Days / 3 Nights Tour in Israel
Holy Land Short version
Your Tour Guide will greet you at the Ben Gurion Airport/ Allenby Bridge, and shortly after that, we will ascend to The Holy City – Jerusalem! We start with an introduction to the city from the top of The Mount of Olives, and then walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane. If time permits, we can add to our introduction walk a vist to the stone-carved monumental Burial-caves, dedicated to Absalom, the prophet Zachariah, and the Sons of Hezir. Overnight in Jerusalem.
In the Old City we visit the Jewish Quarter with the "Wailing Wall", the last remnants of the Temple in Jerusalem. If the current situation allows it, we will try to visit the Temple Mount as well' looking at the Al Aqsa Mosque and "The Dome of the Rock". We continue in the footsteps of Jesus along the Stations of the Via Dolorosa, Jesus' "Way of Suffering", and unto the Church of the Holy Sepulcure, where Jesus was crucified and buried. The Via Dolorosa also passes through the Old City's oriental "Suq" (Bazaar). In the New City we shall visit some of the most impressive monuments at Yad Vashem, the known Holocaust Memorial, such as "The Alley of the Rightous among the Nations" and the Childrens Memorial, and end the day by the "Menorah"(Candelabra) that is situated right opposite the Knesset – Israel's parliament, and tells us Israel's History through it's myths & legends.Overnight in Jerusalem.
This Day is dedicated mainly to the North of Israel: We descend from Jerusalem towards the Jordan Valley, drive past Jericho, "The City of Palms" and on to Nazareth in Galilee. Here we visit the modern Basilica of the Annunciation, built on the place where traditionally the Angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary the birth of Jesus. In this monumental building the Virgin is pictured by artists from all over the world. We then visit the places where Jesus acted around the Sea of Galilee: Capernaum, with Peters House and the famous Synagogue, enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes, where the "Sermon on the Mount" was given, and the reconstructed church at Tabgha, where tradition puts the miracle of the Bread and The Fish. From the evergreen Mt. Carmel we take a look at the Bay of Haifa, before we continue to our hotel in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
Depending on our schedule, we walk in the old city of Jaffa, one of the ancient gateways to the Holy Land. Today Jaffa's romantic alley-ways attract many artists, who have their galleries there. Depending on the time we have left, we can drive through the pulsating city of Tel Aviv, and maybe spend some time at its markets, beaches, and boulevards. Transfer to the Ben Gurion Airport /Allenby Bridge for your departure.
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