Cultural Weekend

at Jerusalem- Bethlehem – Jericho and the Dead Sea

 

ITINERARY

(3 Days – 2 Nights)

Day 1 Friday:

Arrival at the airport in Tel Aviv, or border crossings with Jordan or Egypt. Welcome and transfer to hotel in Bethlehem, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Saturday : Bethlehem – Jericho – Dead Sea

After breakfast, there is a tour in Bethlehem, This pretty little town in the heart of the hills is a home to the Cave of the Nativity where Jesus was born, as well as it being a city which dates back more than three thousand years with many architectural and historical treasures.  After depart for a green oasis near the Dead Sea- Jericho- Visit the Umayyads palace, Qasr Hisham, which houses beautiful mosaic floors. Near here you will visit the Mount Quarantine. After you will experience the indescribable feeling of floating on the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 3 Sunday: Bethlehem – Jerusalem

After breakfast, the day will be spent visiting holy Jerusalem, at the crossroads of different civilizations where you will come across remains of ancient mosaics and treasures from the Roman and Byzantine period, the Crusaders and the Ottoman Empire to name but a few.  Visit to the Mount of Olives upon which you will come across a wonderful panoramic view of central Jerusalem. From here you will arrive in the Old City, you will encounter oriental charm and be plunged into the souk’s colorful alleys which take you to the meeting places of the three major monotheistic religions: whether along the Via Dolorosa or the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of Rock and the Wailing Wall, you will be projected into the past, overwhelmed by its inhabitants’ array of experiences, those who have imprinted upon the city their unique religious and architectural marks. In the evening , transfer to the airport in Tel Aviv for the return flight.

The order of visits can be changed.

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