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Israel is family-friendly country; with Jewish families traditionally being large,
they are well-equipped and welcoming. The bustling markets with their heady
mix of colours and aromas are fun places to visit, and the country’s diverse
landscapes are within easy reach from either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, so there are no long, tiring car journeys between destinations. Visits to biblical sites including Nazareth, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Sea of Galilee will bring biblical history to life.
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Fly to Tel Aviv and transfer to the Market
House hotel for 2 nights. This boutique
property is located in the heart of Jaffa district,
a short walk from the beach. (N)
Pass by Independence Hall before discovering
the historic Neve Tzedek quarter with its
boutiques, galleries and restored houses.
Also explore Jaffa, the birth place of Tel Aviv
and one of the world’s first ports. (B)
Visit the ruined city of ancient Caesarea and
stop for panoramic views over the Baha’i
shrine and gardens in Haifa. See the wellpreserved
old city walls at Acre, a Unesco
world heritage site with superb Crusader
remains. Stay 2 nights at the Nof Ginosar
Kibbutz Hotel, located on the shores of the
Sea of Galilee. Take a guided walking tour of
the kibbutz and gain a fascinating insight into
this type of collective community. (B, D)
There will be the opportunity to visit several
biblical sites today such as the Mount of
Beatitudes, believed to be where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, the
Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha and
the town of Capernaum, said to have been the
scene of many of Jesus’s miracles. A light lunch
and Galilean cooking workshop will be taken
with a local family. (B, D)
Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where
Jesus was said to have miraculously walked
on water. Continue to Nazareth, Jesus’s
hometown; walk in his footsteps as you visit
the Church of the Annunciation, where Mary
learned from the angel Gabriel that she was to
have a child. Continue to Jerusalem via Cana,
where Jesus performed his first miracle of
turning water into wine. Stay at the Herbert
Samuel in Jerusalem for 3 nights. (B)
Morning tour exploring the old city of
Jerusalem; visit the Mount of Olives and the
Garden of Gethsemane, named in the
New Testament as the place where Jesus went
with his disciples to pray the night before
he was crucified. Visit the Western Wall and
tunnels, and Cardo, the spectacular main
street in the old city. Continue to the Tomb of
King David then along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Afternoon visit
to Machane Yehuda market for a food tasting
Visit the Israel Museum and then continue
to Bethlehem via the Knesset Menorah and
the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. Visit
the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest
churches in the world and the place where
Jesus was said to have been born. (B)
This morning visit Qumran, one of the most
significant archaeological discoveries of the
20th century, where the Dead Sea scrolls
were found. Travel through the desert to the
Unesco world heritage site of Masada to see
the mountain-top ruins. Continue to the Dead
Sea and take a dip in the mineral-rich waters before travelling to the Beresheet Hotel for 2
nights, close to the Ramon Crater. (D)
Visit the visitor centre at the Ramon Crater
(Makhtesh Ramon) before a 2-hour 4x4 ride in
the crater itself. Makhtesh Ramon is shaped
like a long heart and is the largest national
park in Israel. Afternoon at leisure. (D)
Drive north and visit Beit Guvrin, a Unesco
world heritage site and national park; enter the
caves and join in with an archaeological dig.
Continue to Tel Aviv and stay overnight at the
Market House hotel in Jaffa for 1 night. (B)
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Please note prices are based on four people
sharing two rooms throughout.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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FIH2020: 10 Nights