After being picked up from your hotel in a luxury air-conditioned coach, your first stop will be a breathtaking panoramic view
. You will be able to see from your vantagepoint the Old City
with its four quarters - Jewish
, the Mount of Olives
, where Jesus stood when he wept over Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque,where Muslims believe Mohammad was transported to from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca during the Night Journey, as well as the Western (Wailing) Wall, the last remaining outer wall of Solomon'sTemple.
After you have spent some time taking in Jerusalem's breathtaking view, you will be taken to the Old City where you will commence a walking tour which includes Mount Zion (which contains Dormition Abbey, King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper), the Cardo (the paved Roman avenue), Via Dolorosa (the path Jesus walked while carrying the Cross to the place of his Crucifixion), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (where the Crucifixion and Resurrection took place) and the Western (Wailing) Wall .
After a break for lunch (either bring your own, or buy lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area) the tour continues with a visit to Yad Vashem (Israel's Holocaust museum) .
You will then be transferred to your hotel which will be at least a three-star hotel located in Jerusalem.
Please note: On Saturdays and Jewish Holidays Yad Vashem is closed, and an alternativesitewillbeincluded in the itinerary. (Overnight in Jerusalem)
In the morning, you will set off through the Judean Desert heading towards the Masada Fortress,which was built by King Herod in 37 BCE. Enjoy the view of the Dead Sea and the surrounding areaas you take a cable-car up 400m (1,300 feet) to the top of the Masada stronghold where Jewish Zealots committed mass suicide after a months-long siege by the Romans.
After lunch (bring your own or buy lunch at a restaurant when you stop) you will drive to the Dead Sea. You may have been to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but we guarantee you've never experienced the sensation of floating in the Dead Sea
, where the natural salinity of the water makes it impossible to sink. Sunbathe on the salt beaches and cover yourself withthe worldfamous mineral mud found only in the Dead Sea.
Visit a Dead Sea products shop and treat yourself to some of their world famous beauty products.On the way back, pass by the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found and have a view on Jericho the oldest city on earth.
You will then be transported back to your hotel pick up.
You will be accompanied at all times by a bilingual licensed tour guide who speaks English and a second language. If you wish to request a specific second language please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org