Israel & OPT holidays
This comprehensive Holy Land tour
contrasts the modern city life of Tel Aviv
with one of the oldest cities in the world,
Jerusalem. Marvel at the biblical and
historical sites that lie around the Sea of
Galilee, and end your journey with 3
nights in the fascinating holy city of
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Fly from London to Tel Aviv with British Airways.
On arrival, transfer to the Dan Panorama Tel
Aviv for 1 night. (N)
This morning, visit the historic port of Jaffa
before driving north to Galilee. En route, visit the
ruins of the Roman city of Caesarea, the town of
Haifa with its ornate Baha’i shrine and Persian
gardens, and the crusader city of Acre. Stay at
the Kibbutz Lavi Hotel for 2 nights (Hader/Eden
rooms). (B, D)
In the morning, take a boat ride on the Sea of
Galilee to Capernaum to view the Synagogue
and church, followed by visits to the Mount
of Beatitudes, from where Jesus delivered the
Sermon on the Mount, and Tabgha, site of the
miracle of the loaves and fishes. Continue to the
Oz 77 memorial, dedicated to the Yom Kippur
war of 1973. There will also be a chance to
climb Mount Bental, affording stunning views of
the Golan Heights on a clear day. (B, D)
Drive through the Galilean town of Cana,
then stop in Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home.
Visit Meggido, believed by many to be where
Armageddon will begin, then drive south to
Bethlehem to see Manger Square and the
Church of the Nativity. Continue to Jerusalem
and stay for 4 nights at the Dan Panorama
Jerusalem (Superior room). (B)
Full-day tour of the old city of Jerusalem,
including the Mount of Olives, Garden of
Gethsemane, the Via Dolorosa, the Church of
the Holy Sepulchre, the Temple Mount, the room
of the Last Supper and the Western (Wailing)
Wall. Optional evening visit to the Western Wall
Full-day tour of the new city of Jerusalem to view
the Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem and the
Israel Museum with its Shrine of the Book wing,
displaying the Dead Sea Scrolls. In the afternoon,
visit Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist,
and end the day at the Garden Tomb. (B)
This morning, drive to Masada, the rock
fortress that was the last stronghold of the
Jewish Zealots during their uprising against the
Romans in the first century AD. Continue to the
Dead Sea where there is the opportunity to
float in the salt water. Enjoy the natural beauty
of Ein Gedi Nature Reserve before returning to
Jerusalem. Optional evening visit to the sound
and light show at the Tower of David. (B, L)
Morning drive to Tel Aviv for a tour of the
Bauhaus or International Style architecture
that the ‘White City’ is renowned for. Afternoon
transfer to the airport and fly with British
Airways to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
in Tel Aviv.
Typically based in 4-and 5-star
Pre- and post-tour extensions
are available in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and
include 2 nights’ accommodation with arrival
or departure transfers. Further extensions are
available to Eilat and the Dead Sea. Please
speak to a Cox & Kings consultant for further
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6784
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This tour involves some long
walks over hilly terrain and up steep steps and
therefore requires a good level of fitness.
The Dan Panorama Tel Aviv is located close to the ancient port of Jaffa and within walking distance of many of the city's main attractions. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or the charming and fashionable Neve Tzedek district, the 483 rooms and suites are elegantly appointed and furnished with a contemporary flair. Three restaurants serve an array of gourmet and informal foods and the hotel also features a whirlpool, dry sauna, large swimming pool and...
Located in the heart of Jerusalem within walking distance of the Old City, the 4-star Dan Panorama Jerusalem hotel features 292 elegant and spacious rooms with views across the old or new city. The rooftop pool and sun terrace are open in the summer. The Panorama restaurant specialises in traditional Israeli as well as international...
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel is situated overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights, amidst the flowers and the fields of Kibbutz Lavi. The hotel's 118 rooms are well equipped and modern in design. Set in extensive grounds the property forms part of a 'working' Kibbutz community and guests are able to tour the Kibbutz and meet the members. Facilities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts and a large restaurant serving a variety of dishes. Guests should be aware that the Kibbutz does not permit check-in or check-out during Shabbat (Friday evening to Saturday...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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BTJ2016: 7 Nights
We found the tour to be fascinating and we enjoyed every aspect of it. It was greatly enhanced by an excellent tour guide.Mrs Jacqueline Mayne
Jerusalem, Galilee, Nazareth and Bethlehem were definitely inspirational. We loved it all.Mr John Haryott
The tour was extremely well-planned. This was not my first visit to Israel but, this time, I visited places I hadn't seen before. The guide, Boaz, was very good. His explanations were clear and informative, and he ensured we saw what we should and that everything went smoothly. Not all guides put over their points as well, and should I consider a return visit, having him as a guide would be most encouraging. Much of the tour was inspirational but my highlights were Masada and the Dead Sea, and the Golan heights. Ms Jean Baird
Jerusalem has maintained a central place in history for over 3,000 years. Situated in th...
The Sea of Galilee is actually a freshwater lake 22 km long, 12 km wide and approximatel...