Depart from:Netanya, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel; Herzliya, Israel
Duration:2 Days 1 Night
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Mount of Olives, Jerusalem-new city, Temple Mount, Kidron Valley, Armenian Quarter, Christian Quarter, site of the crucifixion, Jewish Quarter, Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem, Judean Desert, Dead Sea...
Old & New Jerusalem
Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem (353 km)
In the morning, guests will be picked up in Tel Aviv at 7:15am and in Jerusalem at 8:30am. We will begin this exciting day with a panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem, both old and new, from atop the Mount of Olives. From here, we will be able to see the Temple Mount Esplanade and the entire old city. Then, we will continue to the Garden of Gethsemane, followed by the Armenian Quarter, where we will stop at the Wailing Wall. After strolling through the local bazaar, we will find ourselves in the Christian Quarter, following the Stations of the Cross while a professional guide explains the significance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. From there, we will walk along the 1,700 year-old Byzantine main street until we reach Cardo and the renovated Jewish Quarter, where we will ascend Mount Zion. On Saturdays, we will also visit the Cenacle, where the Last Supper was supposedly held, and David's Tomb. Afterward, we will drive to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
Over the past thousands of years, this city has seen some of the most defining moments in human history. It is where Jesus was crucified, Solomon built his temple, and Mohammed made his final pilgrimage.
A site of immense religious significance for both Judaism, as a cemetery, and Christianity, as the location of Christ's ascension to heaven, Jerusalem's Mount of Olives was named for the crop that grew over its slopes.
This prominent hill in the Old City of Jerusalem is the location of the Dome of the Rock. In ancient times, it was home to Solomon's Temple and Herodian walls.
This church within the Christian Quarter of Old Jerusalem was built in 335 on the site believed to be the location of Jesus' crucifixion and near his tomb.
This hill in Jerusalem is located just outside the walls of the Old City. It is considered an important holy site in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, often metonymous for Jerusalem itself.
This tomb on Mount Zion is believed to be the final resting spot of David, the most famous Jewish king from the Old Testament. This has been believed since the 12th century AD.
Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial to Holocaust victims. Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is on the western slope of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, 804 meters above sea level and adjacent to the Jerusalem Forest.
Also known as the "Upper Room," this room in Jerusalem is said to be the site of the Last Supper of Jesus in the New Testament of the Bible. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, it is the first Christian church.
This section of Jerusalem covers less than one square mile, but nonetheless is one of the city's most famous areas. The four quarters of the city (Muslim, Christian, Armenian, and Jewish) all meet in this central area.
Often referred to as the Stations of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem refers to the route that Jesus Christ took on his way to his crucifixion. An important spot for Christian pilgrims, it stretches about 2,000 feet.
This small section of the ancient wall of Jerusalem is one of the city's most popular spots for Jewish prayer. In ancient times, it was built to protect the second major temple that was constructed on the Temple Mount.
As one of the four quarters of Jerusalem, the Armenian Quarter contains a great deal of historical buildings and monuments. It was established in the 4th century after the Armenian diaspora.
This quarter of Jerusalem was centered around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The quarter is shared equally by Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian Christians alike.
This olive garden at the base of the Mount of Olives is believed to be the location where Jesus wept, prayed, and was arrested the night before His crucifixion. It is now a popular pilgrimage destination.
Located in the southeastern section of the Old City of Jerusalem, this quarter is filled with tight alleyways and numerous yeshivas and synagogues. It is home to about 2,000 residents.
Standard Hotel: B&B Hotel or similar
Day 2 Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem(353 km)
Departing Jerusalem in the morning, we will descend into the Judean Desert by way of the Inn of the Good Samaritan, which houses the world's largest mosaic museum. After that, we will take a cable car up a mountain to explore the ancient fortress of Masada. Then, we will head out to the Dead Sea, passing Ein Gedi and Qumran. We will then enjoy some time to bask in the sun while we swim in the mineral rich Dead Sea. It is that covering oneself from head-to-toe in the natural, mineral-rich mud of the Dead Sea has incredible therapeutic qualities and will leave our skin feeling soft and fresh. Leaving the desert, we will return to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv at the end of the day, wrapping up this tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
One of Israel's most popular tourist attractions, Masada is the ruins of an ancient fortress built by Herod the Great that sit atop a rock plateau in the Judean Desert.
This body of water that sits on the border between Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The mineral-rich mud of the sea is said to have incredible therapeutic properties, and visitors are encouraged to cover themselves in it from head-to-toe.
Departure & Return
Hotel pick up service is available from Major Hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya, and Jerusalem. Please provide the full name of the hotel and the address. Departure times vary according to departure point as follows:
Netanya 6:30 am
Herzliya 7:00 am
Tel Aviv 7:15 am
Jerusalem 8:30 am
Please be sure to select the correct rate and departure time according to where you will be departing from. (Exact pick up is subject to reconfirmation).
Return time to Tel Aviv by 18:00
Inclusions & Exclusions
1 night hotel accommodation
Services of a certified guide
Breakfasts in hotel
Meal and beverages
On Saturdays the Holocaust Museum is closed. Substituted by a visit to Garden of Gethsemane & Mt. Zion.
Passport information (name and passport ID) is required for booking
Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to participate in this tour
Dress regulations for visiting holy places apply
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.