Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of MT of Olives. On to the garden of Gethsemane and church of the Agony.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kampala / Entebbe|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem for an overnight.
TUESDAY: Jerusalem, sightseeing of the new city.
Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of MT of Olives. On to the garden of Gethsemane and church of the Agony. Continue to 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. Continue to Yad vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Afternoon visit to the picturesque village of Ein Kareem, the birthplace of john the Baptist. Return to hotel.
WEDNESDAY: Jerusalem, old city of Bethlehem.
Walk through one of the gates to the walled old city: the renewed Jewish quarter; the western wall, the temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the church of the holy sepulcher. Drive to mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the room of the last supper and dormition abbey. Afternoon continue to Bethlehem to visit the church of the nativity and a review of the shepherds fields. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
THURSDAY: Beit Shean, Nazareth, Galilee.
Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Then via the Jordan valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful roman city. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the church of the annunciation and Mary’s well. On to safed, city of the kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys and the artists’ colony. Drive to kibbutz hotel for overnight.
FRIDAY: Golan Heights and around the Sea of Galilee.
Drive to the Golan Heights. See the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages. Via Banias, source of the Jordan River, drive to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to Capernaum. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and peter’s house. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place and mt. Beatitude. After a short tour of Tiberius the old center of Jewish learning, return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.
SATURDAY: Acre, Haifa, Tel Aviv.
After breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Baha’i shrine, Persian garden and mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour and to hotel for overnight.
SUNDAY: Day at leisure in Tel Aviv, or an optional tour to the Dead Sea.
MONDAY: Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.