Cultural Tour of Israel
DATES - Sep 15- Sep 22
Day 1: Arrival Tel-Aviv airport – Jerusalem:
Upon arrival Tel – Aviv airport, meet and assist, transfer to Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 2:Al Quds. Friday prayer at Masjed Al Aqsa
Morning Prayer Fajr, in Al Aqsa, back to your hotel. After breakfast the day will be spent visiting Jerusalem, a city holy to the three monotheistic religions. The ancient city has experienced great bloodshed over the centuries, twenty times destroyed and yet still standing. In the old City, you will encounter in an oriental charm and be plunged into the souk's colorful alleys which take you to the meeting places of the three major monotheistic religions: Head to Al Aqsa Mosque, (Haram-es-Sherif), the first Qibla, the second mosque, and the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. Visit of the site with its numerous monuments dating from pre-Islamic periods. Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa. Then visit the Via Dolorosa, Omar Ebn Al Khatab mosque and the Holy Sepulchre, one of emblems of Christianity. Visit Haet Albourak (the Wailing Wall). Continue by taking the ancient Roman road, the Cardo, located in the heart of the old town, for Jabel Alnabi Daoud, visit Almaeda, the room of the Last Supper, and Makam Alnabi Daoud, tomb of the Prophet David. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 3: Al Quds - Jericho - Dead Sea
After breakfast, you will depart for a green oasis near the Dead Sea: Jericho, the lowest city in the world is located 250 meters below sea level. Jericho was made famous by the discovery of one of the oldest cities of the Levant dating from the eighth millennium BC.
Stop in Nabi Moussa mosque, this great pilgrimage place was built in 1269 CE in commemoration to the prophet Moses. Continue to Jericho, you will admire the Mount of Temptation, “Jabel Al Nabi Issa” which overlooks the oasis. Then visit Qasr Hisham, in the north of the oasis, where the Umayyads built a palace in the 8th century CE, which holds the inescapable treasure of Jericho, an 850 square meter floor mosaic, the largest and best preserved in the Middle East.
Route to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth 400m below sea level, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the indescribable feeling of floating on the Dead Sea. This sea is the richest and saltiest place on Earth.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 4: Quds - Hebron «Al Khalil» - Bethlehem
After breakfast, you will continue visiting Al Quds by going to the Mount of Olives. The highest peak, at-Tur, rises to 818 meters and offers not only a splendid view on the old city, but also an important place in the history of three monotheist religions. Visit of Raba’a Adwieh tomb. She was a dancer and singer during the Abbasside period.
Once she left the world of spectacle and devoted her life to Islam. Today she is one of the most famous women in Islam. Visit of Salman Al Farisi tomb, companion of Khalif Omar Ben Al Khtab.
All together they reached Al Quds in 638. Drive to Bethlehem, birthplace of Nabi Aïssa ﷺ, visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world, built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Prophet Issa. Departure to Hebron “Khalil alrahman”, built by the Canaanites around 4000 BC.
You will be taken around the Casba, the historic center of the city, endowed with an exceptional historical heritage, to reach the Khalil Al Rahman Mosque, "the sacred place of the friend of God" to visit the maqam Al nabi Ibrahim, Ishac, Yacoub ﷺ and their wives. Passage by Halhul to visit Maqam Nabi Yunus. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 5: Alquds – Nablus - Ramallah
After breakfast, travel to the city of the city of Nablus, one of the Palestine’s largest cities, and one of the oldest cities in the world. Nablus has been ruled by many empires over the course of its almost 6000-year-long history. The mountainous landscapes, the city's soap factories, its olive oil and oriental pastries- the "Kenafeh" - are among the many charms of this city of great Levantine Arab traditions.
Visit the Old City of Nablus and the market/souq. Drive to Ramallah, the place currently acting as the administrative capital of the Palestinian Authority. Visit Al Mouqataa and the Arafat museum. Back to Alquds. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 6: Al Quds – Jaffa – Haiffa – Akko
Drive along the Mediterranean coast to the old and legendary Palestinian city of Jaffa, south of the actual Tel-Aviv. visit the old city and Al Mohamadya mosque. Head north towards Haifa, a port city located at the top of Mount Carmel, a coastal mountain overlooking the Mediterranean coast.
The Baha'i Gardens are one of the emblematic sites of Haifa with its hanging terraces, sculpted in the mountain, connected by a series of stairs, with, in its center, the golden dome mausoleum of the Báb, the world center and spiritual of the Baha'i religion. Continue to Acre, the Ancient town of St. John of Acre.
It was the Crusaders who for two centuries made the city an important base. Its high, fortified walls overlooking the sea are a feast for the eyes. You will visit there El Jazzar Mosque, the Caravanserai and oriental bazaar dating back to the nineteenth century. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 7: Jerusalem – Tel Aviv
Breakfast, Remainder of the day.at leisure . Dinner and overnight
Day 8: Jerusalem – Tel Aviv
After breakfast, transfer to Tel-Aviv for departure flight.
Jerusalem St George Landmark
Bethlehem St. Gabriel Hotel
Tel Aviv Leonard Beach Hotel
-Meet & Assist in Arrival and Departure.
-Accommodation at hotels on Half Board Basis.
- Transfers as per mentioned in the program, in A/C Deluxe buss
- Professional guide throughout the programs
- Entrance to all sites mentioned in the Itinerary
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
-Any personal expenses such drinks, mini bar etc…
-Any optional tours or meals unspecified in tour program.
-Tips for driver & Guide & Hotels Staff.
Price - usd $ 1349 pp