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

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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, sacred sights in Jerusalem, and a dip into Palestine

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. Visits to biblical landmarks in Nazareth are followed by touring the shores of Lake Galilee, steeped in New Testament legends. 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; to Taybeh, boasting the Middle East’s only microbrewery; and to Bethlehem, bustling, bewildering, but still holding an affecting spirituality.

Key Features

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

Special Event

Shabbat Dinner

Enjoy an authentic Shabbat dinner at a local family home in Jerusalem. Experience Jewish hospitality over a Kosher meal and learn about the Friday night traditions and their daily lives.

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Tel Aviv. Transfer to the boutique hotel BY 14, close to the beaches and boardwalk, for an overnight stay.

Day 2 Drive through modern Tel Aviv and the heritage at its heart, in the form of the White City’s thousands of Bauhaus buildings; travel to characterful Old Jaffa; and continue along the coast to ancient Roman Caesarea. Continue to Haifa, looking out to sea from multi-tiered streets, for fabulous views from Mount Carmel of the bay and serenely landscaped Baha’i Gardens. Two nights at the 4-star The Colony Hotel. (B)

Day 3 Travel to the ancient walled city of Acre and its subterranean crusader structures, including the Templars Tunnel and magnificent Knights Hall. Enjoy the buzz of the oriental bazaar on a stroll through the souk. Continue to Nazareth, visiting the Church of the Annunciation; and gain an insight of ancient Galilean life in ‘Nazareth Village’. (B)

Day 4 Drive to ‘the Sea of Galilee’ and sail on the lake. Visit a historic boat museum; Tabgha, accepted as the site of the loaves and fishes miracle; and Capernaum. Continue to the Golan Heights and to Banias. Drive to the top of Mount Bental for panoramic views of the Golan, straddling the Israel/Syria border. Enjoy a wine tasting. Overnight at Ein Gev Kibbutz on Lake Galilee. (B, D)

Day 5 Drive to Beit She’an, the well-preserved ruins of its Roman-Byzantine town. Travel through the Judean wilderness to the edge of the Dead Sea, to test the water for an effortless float, and to take the cable-car to King Herod’s fortress of Masada. Continue to Palestine to ‘the oldest city in the world’, Jericho for overnight at the 4-star Oasis Hotel. (B, D)

Day 6 Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity; continue to Bethlehem University, offering the insight to speak to Palestinian students about Palestinian life. Enjoy a visit to Cremisan Winery, which is owned by Catholic priests, followed by a tasting. Shabbat dinner, and three nights in Jerusalem at the 4-star Dan Boutique Hotel. (B, D)

Day 7 Explore Jerusalem including Mount of Olives, for a view over the old city and Garden of Gethsemane; tour the four ‘quarters’ of the Holy City on foot, including the Via Dolorosa, leading to the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulchre; the pool of Bethesda; and, at its feet, the ancient Western Wall. (B)

Day 8 Visit the City of David archaeological site and its Hezekiah Tunnel; followed by the Temple Mount; Yad Vashem, the country’s Holocaust History Memorial, and the Israel Museum, where the ‘Shrine of the Book’ wing houses the Dead Sea Scrolls.  (B)

Day 9 Transfer to Tel Aviv for your return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


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


per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow (Oct - El Al Israel Airlines from Heathrow)

Date Price
June 18 £2655
September 3 £2645
October 22 £2545
November 12 £2535


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Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplements £755 (Oct & Nov 2023 £795)

Flight Options

British Airways World Traveller Plus - On request
British Airways Club World - On request
easyJet from Manchester - On request

Extension Options

Extra nights – Tel Aviv
BY 14 Hotel
(per night) £135
Single supplement £115

Extra nights – Jerusalem
Dan Boutique Hotel
(per night) £135
Single supplement £125

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Arrival transfer add £70
Departure transfer add £115

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

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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