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Treasures of the Holy Land

From Tel Aviv, Haifa and ancient Acre, all on Israel’s Mediterranean shore, to Nazareth, the Dead Sea, biblical sites by Lake Galilee, and sacred sights in Jerusalem, this tour through the centuries dips into Palestine for Bethlehem and the world’s oldest city, Jericho

The hub of the Holy Land, at the heart of the three Abrahamic faiths, Israel tells the tales of its history and heritage in an interwoven tapestry of cultures and creeds, dotted with the revealing ruins of ancient cities, and liberally sprinkled with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian places of pilgrimage.

From metropolitan Tel Aviv, this journey takes you to Haifa, its population and traditions a mix and merge of Arabic/Jewish influences; to the lanes of Ottoman Jaffa, the impressive relics of Roman Caesarea, and the fortified city of Acre, its monuments marking a long and chequered past. Visits to biblical landmarks in Nazareth are followed by touring the shores of Lake Galilee, steeped in New Testament legends, where churches mark Capernaum’s ‘House of St. Peter’ and Tabgha’s miracle Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. A contested city today, Jerusalem is still the most sacred religious hub of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, as it has been in every era since the 1st-century AD. Our sojourn in Palestine goes further back in time, to the walls and improbably perched, cliff-face buildings of Jericho; and to Bethlehem, bustling, bewildering, but still holding an affecting spirituality.

Overview

  • Tel Aviv  - 1 night
  • Haifa  - 2 nights
  • Lake Galilee  - 1 night
  • Jericho  - 1 night
  • Jerusalem  - 3 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Natural Wonders
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Local Expert Guides

From Tel Aviv, Haifa and ancient Acre, all on Israel’s Mediterranean shore, to Nazareth, the Dead Sea, biblical sites by Lake Galilee, and sacred sights in Jerusalem, this tour through the centuries dips into Palestine for Bethlehem and the world’s oldest city, Jericho

Notes:

This is a full itinerary with most visits on foot and sites with steps/inclines and uneven surfaces.

Accommodation

Brown Lighthouse – Tel Aviv

An innovative, fresh boutique-style hotel, occupying several floors of the renowned Migdalor (Lighthouse) office tower, in the centre of Tel Aviv, a two-minute walk from the beach. Restaurant, sundecks and WiFi (free). 208 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

The Colony Hotel – Haifa

A 4-star boutique hotel in a restored building, set in the German Colony area of Haifa. Breakfast room, bar and WiFi (free). 40 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Ein Gev Kibbutz – Lake Galilee

Resort located on the eastern shores of Lake Galilee at the base of the Golan Heights. Restaurant, bar, gym, private beach and WiFi (free). 166 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Oasis Hotel – Jericho

A modern 4-star hotel in Jericho. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 171 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Bat Sheva Hotel – Jerusalem

A comfortable 4-star hotel in the heart of Jerusalem’s historical centre, close to Mahane Yehuda Market and Ben Yehuda pedestrian street. Restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, rooftop and WiFi (free). 79 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Tel Aviv before you start your tour, or spend extra nights in Jerusalem before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Brown Lighthouse
(per night) £130
Single supplement £95

Bat Sheva Hotel
(per night) £140
Single supplement £125

Brown Lighthouse – Tel Aviv

An innovative, fresh boutique-style hotel, occupying several floors of the renowned Migdalor (Lighthouse) office tower, in the centre of Tel Aviv, a two-minute walk from the beach. Restaurant, sundecks and WiFi (free). 208 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Bat Sheva Hotel – Jerusalem

A comfortable 4-star hotel in the heart of Jerusalem’s historical centre, close to Mahane Yehuda Market and Ben Yehuda pedestrian street. Restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, rooftop and WiFi (free). 79 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

September
September 8 (Sunday)
October
October 27 (Sunday)
November
November 10 (Sunday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep
  • £725
  • 2024: Oct, Nov
  • £795
Flight Options
  • British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
  • easyJet from Manchester
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £450
  • Arrival transfer
  • £75
  • Departure transfer
  • £120

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