Jerusalem Holiday

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Jerusalem Holiday

Jerusalem, a Middle Eastern city west of the Dead Sea, is one of the world's most historic cities and a pilgrimage site for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Highlights include the Temple Mount compound, around which is the Western Wall (sacred to Judaism), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the7th-century Islamic shrine, the Dome of the Rock. Other interesting sites include ancient synagogues, Yad Vashem and the L.A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art.

Begin in Jerusalem with a tour of its highlights. Also visit Mount of Olives and walk upon the old city ramparts. One day, take an excursion to the Dead Sea and relax in its salt and mineral-laden water, famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities. En route, visit Masada, a historic mountaintop fortress. Then continue to Tel Aviv, a vibrant city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Visit the Design Museum Holon, the fashionable HaTachana, and Roman ruins of Caesarea.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 7 DAY INTRODUCTORY TOUR OF ISRAEL…
And, visit Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market to sample local culinary specialties.
 

What We Love
  • Visit Jerusalem where the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • In Jerusalem, visit the immensely moving Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.
  • Explore Mahane Yehuda Market, or ‘The Shuk’, which sells almost everything.
  • Take an excursion to the Dead Sea and relax in the salt- and mineral-laden waters.
  • In Tel Aviv, enjoy world-class nightlife and food you can only dream about.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour and designed for maximum outdoor experience.
  • Exclusive tour; guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.


 

Jerusalem Holiday

Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Tel Aviv
(7 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Jerusalem VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice.

Day 2 – The Surrounds
Jerusalem Visit different neighbourhoods according to your interests, such as the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter and Armenian Quarter. See highlights such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, ancient synagogues, bazaars, and atmospheric narrow streets lined with galleries and private homes. Visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum. See the Mount of Olives and walk upon the old city ramparts.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – City Highlights Tour
Jerusalem Today tour the Mahane Yehuda Market, which is a great place to sample local culinary specialties such as burekas (flaky filled pastries), chocolate rugelach and halvah while shopping for regional staples such as tahini, za'atar, dried fruits and nuts. One day, if desired, take an expert-led excursion to Bethlehem to tour the Church of the Nativity, shop for locally produced olive wood crafts and eat some of the area's best falafel. During leisure time, enjoy your hotel's extensive resort facilities and beautiful, park-like grounds.

If desired, we can arrange many special interest activities around Jerusalem, such as taking a private market tour and cooking class with a renowned food expert, touring the ancient City of David, touring the excavation tunnels under the Western Wall, joining an archaeological dig, walking through the city's ancient underground water tunnels, planting a tree, specialized shopping, or visiting the village of Ein Kerem to experience its local food, wine, art and religious sites.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Dead Sea Tour
Jerusalem Today, enjoy a private excursion to the Dead Sea. En route, visit Masada, a historic mountaintop fortress. Visit a beach on the Dead Sea and, if desired, relax in the salt and mineral-laden water, famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 5 – City Highlights Tour
Tel Aviv Continue to Tel Aviv, a vibrant city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. During private touring, experience the best of Israel's largest city: the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture, Old Jaffa, the Carmel Market, and museums such as the Eretz Israel Museum and the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora. If desired, we can also arrange a tour of the fascinating Ayalon Institute, a kibbutz that hid a secret underground ammunition factory. Additional options in Tel Aviv include specialized shopping, visiting the Design Museum Holon, strolling the port district or fashionable HaTachana, visiting the Roman ruins of Caesarea, spending time on the beach, and enjoying the city's excellent restaurants.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 6 – Experience Kibbutz
Tel Aviv Full-day private tour with optional excursion to a kibbutz or Caesarea.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – Depart
Tel Aviv Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight.
 

 
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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There Israel’s main international airport Ben-Gurion (TLV) is approximately 20 minutes by train or taxi from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes by taxi from Jerusalem. The other international airport is Eilat, at the southern tip of Israel, but it is mainly used for direct charter package flights from Europe and flights from inside the country.

When to Go In April, the rainy season, the beaches are open to the public and Israelis have a two-week long Passover vacation. May brings perfect weather, no crowds and beautiful scenery. June to August can be a busy time as American family arrive during their school break. Sept and Oct, the weather starts to cool and the crowds disappear. A good time to travel but avoid arriving on the eve of Yom Kippur, as the whole country grinds to a halt and the week-long holiday of Sukkot when Israelis go on vacation.

Nov to Jan is beautiful weather and no crowds. December and January can be cool and wet, but great for the authentic Christmas experience. Feb and Mar is a perfect time for trekking. The hills of Judea, Galilee, and the Golan Heights are covered with wildflowers, and the weather is cool. The Jewish holiday of Purim has become a major week-long celebration, a cross between Halloween and Mardi Gras, with day and night festivals and street parties in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.