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Treasures of Israel

Group Tour | General interest 10 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2995 Current prices from: £2995

Combine the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem, Nazareth and Acre with cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, while discovering ancient ruins in coastal Caesarea, Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and Masada above the Dead Sea.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Spend 2 full days exploring Jerusalem
  • Stay in a kibbutz for 2 nights
  • Visit Unesco world heritage sites at Masada & Acre
  • Float in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Small group size - maximum 18 people
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Tel Aviv

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Ben Gurion airport with British Airways. Transfer to the Cinema Hotel / Lily & Bloom (or similar) in Tel Aviv for 2 nights. (N)

Day 1: Fly to Tel Aviv

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Ben Gurion airport with British Airways. Transfer to the Cinema Hotel / Lily & Bloom (or similar) in Tel Aviv for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Tel Aviv • Jaffa

Explore Jaffa’s ancient port and modern Tel Aviv. Visit Neve Tzedek, the oldest neighbourhood in Tel Aviv and the bustling Carmel Market. Continue to Rothschild Boulevard and view Independence Hall, where David Ben-Gurion famously declared the independence of the modern State of Israel. (B)

Day 3: Nazareth • Kibbutz Degania Bet • Sea of Galilee

Travel north to Nazareth and visit the imposing Church of the Annunciation. Take a tour of a kibbutz then visit the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to Capernaum and see ruins of a fifth-century synagogue and the early octagonal church built around the house of St Peter. Stay at the Merom Golan kibbutz (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, D)

Day 4: Banias Spring • Mount Bental

Visit the impressive Banias Waterfall and the archaeological remains of Caesarea Philippi at Banias Spring, at the foot of Mount Hermon. Take a tasting tour at an award-winning winery. Continue to Mount Bental for stunning views of the Golan and a visit to the Syrian bunkers. (B, D)

Day 5: Acre • Caesarea • Tel Aviv

Visit the Old City of Acre, a Unesco world heritage site with stunning Crusader remains. En route to Caesarea, stop at Yemin Orde, a safe haven and home for Holocaust orphans. Visit Caesarea National Park to see the large Roman amphitheatre and the historic port. Continue to Jerusalem for a 5-night stay at the Lady Stern Hotel (or similar). (B)

Day 6: Jerusalem (Old City)

Take a guided tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall among other sites. (B)

Day 7: Jerusalem (New City)

Take a guided tour of the New City of Jerusalem. Visit the Israel Museum, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls; Knesset, the building of the Israeli parliament; and the Yad Vashem Holocaust monument. Continue to Mahane Yehuda market. (B)

Day 8: Masada • Dead Sea • Qumran

Travel through the desert to the Unesco world heritage site of Masada and its mountain-top ruins. Continue to the Dead Sea for a dip in the mineral-rich waters. Then visit Qumran, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. (B)

Day 9: Jerusalem

Day at leisure to explore the city further or taken an optional excursion to Bethlehem. (B)

Day 10: Fly to London

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)

Meal Basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Lady Stern Hotel
    Lady Stern Hotel

    Lady Stern Jerusalem Hotel is situated in the heart of Jerusalem, a 5-minute walk from Machane Yehuda Market. Rooms are modern and stylish with parquet flooring and rich colours. The hotel lounge bar is furnished with large comfortable armchairs creating a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Kibbutz Merom Golan
    Kibbutz Merom Golan

    The Kibbutz Merom Golan is situated in the northern Golan Heights, 1,000 metres above sea level and within the Bental Volcano's crater. The resort is surrounded by nature reserves, parks, flora and fauna, allowing for a wide variety of attractions and activities such as hiking, wildlife spotting and birdwatching. Guestrooms are simple, warmly decorated and feature modern amenities. Some suites have balconies overlooking the wonderful view of Mount Bental. The Habokrim restaurant specialises in kosher meat, creating dishes using the finest ingredients, locally produced and the rooftop coffee house offers a breathtaking view in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Cinema Hotel
    Cinema Hotel

    The Cinema Hotel is situated in Dizengoff, one of the most renowned districts of Tel Aviv, just a 9-minute walk from the beach and about 8 miles from Ben Gurion Airport. The authentic Bauhaus building dates back to the 1930s and was once one of Tel Aviv's first cinemas. Nostalgia of the original theatre can be seen in decor throughout the hotel, and guests can watch a screening in the unique atmosphere during their stay. Guestrooms are spacious and sophisticated with rich purple colours combined with classic black and white soft furnishings and photos. The rooftop terrace offers the perfect place to relax with some evening refreshments.

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Dates & prices

TOY2021

Main Costs
 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • What's Included
    • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
    • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

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