IS1 Exploring the Holy Land TOURSEARCH TOUR
'Exploring the Holy Land'
Vibrant Tel Aviv Historic Nazareth Jewish, Roman, Islamic sites Floating in the Dead Sea Masada fortress Jerusalem: Old City tour
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- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sat 24 Oct 2015||Mon 02 Nov 2015||$2590||Last-minute Availability|
|Sat 12 Mar 2016||Mon 21 Mar 2016||$2590|
|Sat 22 Oct 2016||Mon 31 Oct 2016||$2590|
Optional Single Supplement: $770 (number of singles limited).
Touching down in Tel Aviv, we begin our exciting 10-day tour through Israel by exploring the many museums and attractions in this modern city with a unique mix of European and Middle Eastern influences. As we make our way through the ancient land, we come across Biblical sites by the dozen: the city of Jaffa, the location that Jonah was swallowed by the whale; Caesarea, the region once inhabited by Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea at the time of Jesus Christ; Tabgha, the place where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee; the site named in the Book of Revelations as the place for the coming Armageddon, where good and evil will fight in the final battle for mankind, to name but a few. We see the remnants of 5,000-year-old early Bronze Age temples, underground Crusader cities, and stroll the streets of Jerusalem, where reminders of the three religions that shaped this part of the world -- Islam, Judaism and Christianity -- lie at every turn.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Kibbutz Ein Gedi
Location: Dead Sea Israel
Location: Ein GeA kibbutz environment situated inside the magical botanical gardens, on a cliff plateau, overlooking the Dead Sea. It ... a true oasis within the Judean Desert. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), bar. All rooms are located in the heart of the fabulous gardensand are on ground level.
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Moriah Classic Jerusalem Hotel (former Novotel Jerusalem) located at the unique meeting point of East and West, old and new, ... and spiritual. The hotel is 20 minutes walking from the Old City Walls, the Via Doloroza, the Wailing Wall, Jaffa Gate, the Oriental Bazaar. The hotel offers 397 fully air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom, mini bar, direct dial phone, and cable TV. Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal).
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Breakfast and dinner daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) air taxes, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring and fall when temperatures are the most pleasant. Spring is green season, while fall brings the harvest of dates, melons, grapes, and many other local crops. Showers are possible both times but the overall area is arid on average.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Ground transport provided by private air-conditioned motor coach, 12-36 seats depending on ultimate group size. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long travel days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several archaeological sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces.
Hotels used on tour are well-located, air-conditioned, 3-4-star properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Porters are generally available (see 'Inclusions').
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local drivers, local guides at various locations.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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