Classic Israel

Step back in time as you explore Israel’s many historic sites, from the narrow streets and sacred places of old Jerusalem to biblical Bethleham, birthplace of Jesus. Head to the shores of the Dead Sea and explore the stunning mountain fortress of Masada.

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5 days/4 nights
Departs ex Jerusalem

Highlights:

  • Wander through the Armenian and Jewish Quarters of Jerusalem
  • Visit Mount Zion and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Take a trip to the Dead Sea and visit the World Heirtage site of Masada
  • Explore the ancient city of Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity

Inclusions:

  • Meet & greet
  • Private airport/hotel transfers
  • 4 nights on B&B basis at the above mentioned hotels or similar
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary on a seat in coach basis.

Note: Sightseeing is on a group basis in a 19 seat coach except for day 4, which is a larger coach.

Itinerary

Classic Israel

5 days/4 nights

Day 1

Jerusalem

Transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem for the next 4 nights.

Day 2

Jerusalem

Today enjoy a guided coach tour of Jerusalem. Highlights include the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view over the city, Mount Zion, Church of Holy Sepulchre and a walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters of the Old City. Continue to the New City and visit Yad Vashem*, the Holocaust memorial. B

*On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem drive to picturesque Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist.

Day 3

Jerusalem

Depart via the Judean hills and the Dead Sea to the World Heritage site of Masada, reached by cable car. Explore this mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Jews made their last stand against the Romans in the first century. Continue to the Dead Sea where you can float in the saline waters. B

Day 4

Jerusalem

Explore the ancient city of Bethlehem on a half day coach tour. Visit the Church of Nativity, the oldest church in the holy land with its ancient limestone columns. Descend to the Grotto of Nativity, where a silver star in the floor marks the spot where Christ is said to have been born. Continue to the Church of Milk Grotto where the Virgin Mary nursed baby Jesus and see the Shepherds’ field before returning to Jerusalem. B

Day 5

Tour ends

Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport. Tour ends. B

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Please Note: This tour can be combined with both Jordan and Egypt. Please contact us for details.

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Israel Overview

Why visit Israel? Israel is very much the historic and religious centre of the Middle East. With over 3,000 years of history, and countless historical and sacred sites it is one of the most fascinating countries. It also borders the salt-filled Dead Sea, 427m below sea-level.

What is the climate like in Israel? The weather in Israel is usually very pleasant, during summer (June to September) temperatures range between 27-32°C. Jerusalem is generally a little drier and cooler than Tel Aviv. Days during spring and autumn are usually between 15-25°C and during winter (December to March) maximum temperatures at 15°C, whilst the nights, particularly in Jerusalem can be very cold.

What can I combine Israel with? Jordan is one of the best countries to combine with Israel, particularly as many of Jordan’s best sites are nearby the Israeli border. Neighbouring Egypt is only a short flight away, and is another country filled with ancient treasures, temples and history.

How do you get to Israel? Road transfers are available from Amman (Jordan), or you can fly direct to Tel Aviv with Royal Jordanian. Air Sinai also offer flights direct from Cairo.

Is Israel safe to visit? The UAE, Morocco, Oman, Irael, Egypt and Jordan are all considered safe places to travel for tourists. Israel has some areas of concern such as the West Bank and of course the Gaza Strip. For more information please contact us on 1300 363 302 or visit our FAQ page.

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