3 Night Cities, Nature, Desert & Sea Ex. Tel Aviv
3 Night Cities, Nature, Desert & Sea Ex. Tel Aviv Ref: 3TACN
Private Car Transfer from Tel Aviv Airport to Hotel.
3 nights Prima Tel Aviv Hotel 4* or similar, Tel Aviv
1 x Double/Twin Standard Room
Start Time: 06:30am
Duration: 10-12 Hrs
Masada National Park
Today we depart to an isolated cliff in the heart of the desert, a cliff overlooking the Dead Sea and the wild landscapes of the Judean Desert, a magnificent Palace. During the Great Revolution, the last of the Roman rebels barricaded themselves, turning their desperate war into a symbol of struggle for freedom against the Romans. The fascinating past events that took place on the mountain and its archaeological findings influenced the declaration of the Masada National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see all of this by hiking to the top through the Snake Path (around 90 minutes of an easy/moderate walk) or if you want to enjoy the view and just relax, take the Cable Car Ride and have fun!
Please Note: Entrance and Cable Car is not included.
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
The Ein Gedi oasis is the largest in the country. It has springs and waterfalls and at the foot of the cliffs, the home of the ibexes and the rock faces, streams of water flow. On our travels you will get to see, the waterfall of David, Ein Gedi Spring, the Chalcolithic Temple and the dry Canyon.
Please Note: the Entrance is not included.
Start Time: 07:15am
Duration: 10 Hrs
Depart your central Tel Aviv hotel by air-conditioned coach and travel to Jerusalem to start your full day tour. Enjoy the views en route and hear fascinating facts from your guide about Jerusalem’s tumultuous history.
On arrival, we visit the Mount of Olives to admire the beautiful views over Old Jerusalem. Identify key landmarks, such as the Dome of the Rock at Temple Mount with pointers from your guide. Pass the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion and continue through the Old City walls into the colourful Armenian Quarter.
Trace the winding lanes to the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall), where thousands of Jewish pilgrims gather to pray and then enter the Christian Quarter to step out along part of the sacred Via Dolorosa.
See some of the Stations of the Cross as you follow the steps of Jesus, who carried his cross along the route to his crucifixion at Calvary, where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is sited. Stroll along part of the Cardo, Byzantine Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare and finish your explorations of Jerusalem with a walk through the Jewish Quarter.
Continue with a short drive to Bethlehem, the holy city that was the birthplace of Jesus.
Leave your coach and wander around the hub of religious activity, Manger Square. Visit the Church of the Nativity, built on the site of Jesus’ birthplace and see the Mosque of Oman and other landmarks, as well as some famous sites from the Nativity.
Afterwards we return to Tel Aviv, where your tour concludes with a hotel drop off.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Tel Aviv Airport.