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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)Day 2: Tel Aviv
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)Day 3 Caesarea • Haifa • Acre • Sea of Galilee
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)Day 4: Sea of Galilee
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)Day 5: Sea of Galilee • Nazareth • Jerusalem
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 Harmony Hotel in Jerusalem for 3 nights. (B)Day 6: Jerusalem
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 tour. (B)Day 7: Jerusalem • Bethlehem
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)Day 8: Qumran • Masada • Negev desert
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)Day 9: Negev desert
Visit the visitor centre at the Ramon Crater (Makhtesh Ramon) before a 2-hour 4×4 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)Day 10: Beit Guvrin • Tel Aviv
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)Day 11: Fly home
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport and fly home. (B)Meal basis:
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The Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel is situated on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and offers stunning views of the Golan Heights. The property is a short drive away from Tiberias and provides a comfortable base for visiting some of the most important sites to Christianity. The hotel's kosher restaurant serves excellent buffets of Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine. Features: 245 rooms, restaurant, bar, cafe, swimming pool, garden, picnic area. Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, hairdryer, safe, Wi-Fi.
The Market House is next to Jaffa's historical Clock Tower and the renowned flea market, close to Old Jaffa, with the sandy beach and promenade of Tel Aviv about 320 metres away. The hotel contains the archaeological remains of a Byzantine Chapel which can be viewed through the glass floor of the lobby. The boutique hotel has a bohemian urban feel throughout with dark wood and cream furnishings in the rooms. There is plenty of artwork dotted around the rooms and public areas, creating the atmosphere of Tel Aviv. Features: 44 rooms, breakfast lounge, snack bar, swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, hairdryer, safe.
The Beresheet Hotel is located in Mitzpe Ramon, about 2.5 hours south of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It is set at the edge of the Ramon Crater offering breathtaking views from its cliff-edge position. The elegantly decorated stone walled rooms blend with the natural surroundings and offer panoramic views, from a balcony or patio, of either the desert or crater, with private entrances, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. The outdoor infinity pool is set at the edge of the cliff and the restaurant features large windows, both providing spectacular views of the Ramon Crater. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, serving excellent cuisine using local produce from nearby desert farms and the lobby bar is open for lunch and light snacks including hot, cold or alcoholic beverages. Features: 111 private villas, 2 restaurants, bar, indoor & outdoor (seasonal) swimming pool, tennis court, spa, sauna, hammam, cinema, synagogue. Room amenities: Air conditioning, ...
The Harmony Hotel is a boutique property in the lively Nahalat Shiva district close to plenty of shops, cafes and bars and within a 10-minute walk of the Old City. All guestrooms are stylishly decorated with contemporary furnishings. Features: 50 rooms, rooftop terrace, breakfast room, lift, games room, car parking, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, refrigerator, tea and coffee facilities, safe, hairdryer.
Low season from £4795 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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