You've heard so much about Jerusalem; finally, you are going to see it! This Jerusalem Stopover Tour is perfect for tourists who do not want a full tour of the Holy Land or do not have time for it, but neither they want to miss the chance to see the city where it all began.
Sunday - Arrival
Upon arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for overnight.
Evening at leisure in Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Monday - Masada & The Dead Sea
Meet your tour guide in the morning and set off from Tel Aviv, driving south, passing by the cities of Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Beersheba, the capital of the Negev Desert.
Continue via Arad to Masada, Israel’s foremost archaeological park.
Ascend via cable car for a thorough visit that gives insight into the rituals, politics, and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, the bathhouse, and cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.
Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and float in its salty waters.
Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, proceed through the Judean Desert to Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Tuesday - Jerusalem
Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.
Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born.
Visit Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
Return to your Jerusalem hotel.
Wednesday - Jerusalem
Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.
Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives.
Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders' interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Thursday - Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure, or extension tour to Jordan and/or Egypt.
Please note that the sequence of the tour and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances at the company’s or the guide’s discretion.
Transfers from/to the airport on arrival and departure
4 nights of hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
Sightseeing in a modern, air-conditioned touring vehicle
Service of a government-licensed guide on all touring days
Entrance fees to sites on the program
Assistance at the airport upon arrival
(Rates for assistance on arrival will be advised once Covid-19 criteria and regulations are known)
Any tests required for passengers due to Covid-19 regulations
Porterage at airport
Tipping for guide, driver, and hotel staff
Beverages with meals
Traveler’s medical/baggage insurance