Discover Israel is offering a 7-night ‘highlights tour’ discovering the historical and biblical sights of the Holy Land that journeys to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.
Highlights include Masada, famous for its fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans almost 2,000 years ago; taking a dip in the salty waters of the Dead Sea; exploring the Old City and New City of Jerusalem; visiting Mount Zion to see King David’s tomb, the room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey and a tour of Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity.
Travellers will also visit the world’s oldest city, Jericho, drive through the Hula Valley to Safed, city of Kabbalah and one of the four holiest cities in Judaism, and driving along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue. The final day is spent in Haifa to visit the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and bay, before a final short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
This tour costs from £1,369 per person in May, June and July, and from £1,449 in August and includes flights from Luton, Gatwick or Manchester, bed and breakfast accommodation for 7-nights and all excursions and entry fees as per the itinerary. Travellers going in May will also get a free upgrade to half board (after May this costs £70 per person).
Discover Israel is taking bookings through to October 2015 for this tour.
Accommodation includes two nights at the 3-star Sea Net hotel in Tel Aviv, three nights at the traditional Jerusalem Gate Hotel and two nights at the peaceful 4-star Kfar Giladi Hotel in Upper Galilee. There is also the opportunity to add another week in Jordan from £650 per person.
Discover Israel also offers bespoke, tailor made and private tours and country combinations in Israel, Egypt and Jordan. They are one of the few tour operators in the UK offering small group and bespoke tours across these three countries.
For reservations call Discover Israel on 020 7407 2111 or visit the web site www.discoverisrael.co.uk