Transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem for the next 4 nights.
Today enjoy a guided coach tour of Jerusalem. Highlights include the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view over the city, Mount Zion, Church of Holy Sepulchre and a walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters of the Old City. Continue to the New City and visit Yad Vashem*, the Holocaust memorial. B
*On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem drive to picturesque Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist.
Depart via the Judean hills and the Dead Sea to the World Heritage site of Masada, reached by cable car. Explore this mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Jews made their last stand against the Romans in the first century. Continue to the Dead Sea where you can float in the saline waters. B
Explore the ancient city of Bethlehem on a half day coach tour. Visit the Church of Nativity, the oldest church in the holy land with its ancient limestone columns. Descend to the Grotto of Nativity, where a silver star in the floor marks the spot where Christ is said to have been born. Continue to the Church of Milk Grotto where the Virgin Mary nursed baby Jesus and see the Shepherds’ field before returning to Jerusalem. B
Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport. Tour ends. B
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Please Note: This tour can be combined with both Jordan and Egypt. Please contact us for details.