Tour M-818: Relicts of the Old World City Break Tour

Tour Departure Dates
Duration Of TourFour Nights Asset 6  / Five Days Asset 5
Tour BasisBed & Breakfast
Available languagesAsset 1 Asset 3

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Western Wall
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Manger Square
 Mount of Olives
Mount of Zion
Dormition Abbey
Old City
Cardo
Church of the Nativity
Massada
Dead Sea
Caesarea
Haifa
Baha’i Gardens
Rosh Hanikra
Acre

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M-818: Relicts of the Old World City Break Tour

Tour Overview

Day 1 - Sunday: Welcome to Israel!

You will be greeted at the airport by a representative from Mazada Tours.

Transfer to accommodations in Tel Aviv.

Day 2 - Monday: Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem and continue to Mount Zion where you will visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.

Take in the striking architecture of Dormition Abbey before entering the Old City of Jerusalem, taking the narrow winding streets through the Armenian and Jewish Quarters. You will walk the excavated Byzantine-era Cardo road which is dated at 1,500 years old.

You will proceed to the Kotel, also known as the Western Wall or the Wailing Wall, where you will be able to feel the ancient stones beneath your fingertips and feel free to place handwritten notes between the cracks*.

After this, you will continue by walking the Via Dolorosa, which is known as the path that Jesus walked during the crucifixion and is marked by the Stations of the Cross. You will end this portion of the tour at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified, buried, and is believed to have been resurrected.

Next, you will continue with a drive to Bethlehem, where both Jesus and King David were born. Walk through Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity. This church was commissioned by Constantine the Great in 327, it is located over the cave where it is believed that Jesus was born. You will see Shepherds’ field, the site where the shepherds saw the Star of the Nativity.

After your meaningful day of touring, you will be returned to your hotel.

*NOTE: Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy places such as the Western Wall.

  • The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
  • Palestinian guide meets the tour only at the border.
  • Change of vehicle may be required upon entering Palestinian authority territory.
  • Passports are required

Day 3 - Tuesday: Massada

After pick-up at your hotel, you will drive along the picturesque Judean Hills towards the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth.

You will stop at a Dead Sea cosmetic shops which features skin care products made of the famous Dead Sea mud and minerals. These products are suitable for a variety of skin types and are touted for their natural deep-cleaning, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, Herod’s ancient fortress. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress while learning about the heroic story of Jewish fighters and their last stand against the Romans. Take in the archaeological remains of the palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, and roman baths.

Afterwards, you will descend by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea. Here, you will have to opportunity to float in the Sea and cover yourself with the therapeutic mud. The Dead Sea’s mineral-rich deposits have been known for their many health benefits for thousands of years.

Thoroughly relaxed, you will then depart the Dead Sea and return to your hotel.

Day 4 - Wednesday: Pearls of the Western Coast

After pick-up from your hotel, proceed for a beautiful drive along the coast to Caesarea. History fans will love exploring the archaeological ruins and excavations of this ancient city where gladiators once competed.

Next, you will proceed to Haifa, the third largest city in Israel. Situated on the slopes of Mount Carmel, take in a gorgeous panoramic view of the city and Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Baha’i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue on to Rosh Hanikra where you will descend by cable car to admire the spectacular underwater grottoes. Lastly, we will visit Acre, one of the oldest cities in the world, which has been continuously inhabited for 4,000 years. This city has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the bustling market, the mosque, and the old port. See the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt while learning about their fascinating history and culture.

After your fulfilling day of sightseeing, you will return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 5 - Thursday: Departure

Check out of your hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion airport for your departure.

Tour Code:M-818

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PRICE INCLUDES Representative will meet and accompany you from luggage claim on arrival
 Round-trip airport transfers
3 full days of organized group tours
All Transfer in A/C Vehicles with WiFi according to the itinerary
 English or French speaking licensed tour guide
All entrance fees to attractions mentioned in itinerary
 Welcome kit
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE All personal expenses.
Travel, medical, and baggage insurance.
Tips.
Lunches and dinners**.

Massada and Dead Sea
Mount of Olives
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Armenian Quarter
Roman Cardo
Western Wall
Via Dolorosa
Church of Holy Sepulchre
Bethlehem
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Church of Nativity, Bethlehem
Caesarea
Haifa
Rosh-hanikra-Mazada Tours
Acre
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