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Tour code: STEX 12
Dep: Mon / Wed / Fri
Meal: 7 Breakfast / 6 Lunch / 7 Dinner
NOT AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT FOR CHINESE VERSION
(Meals On Board)
Assemble at Singapore Changi International Airport for your flight to Tel Aviv – The Capital of Israel.
Welcome to Tel Aviv. Modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan: hedonism is the main religion in this hip, bustling Mediterranean ‘Manhattan’. In Hebrew, the city’s name means ‘Hill of Spring’, and it does have an air of perpetual renewal. Upon arrival, transfer to our hotel in Tel Aviv.
We start our visit of Israel with a panoramic sight seeing of Tel Aviv. Our tour will include Dizengoff Center and Rabin Square. We drive along the streets and the avenues and the boulevards of this modern Eastern Mediterranean Metropolitan and discover for ourselves the typical architecture of Tel Aviv: ‘Bauhaus’ architecture of the 1900’s. We then proceed to the ancient Old City of Jaffa and we visit its ancient quarters, the Artist’s Quarter and the Old Port , it being the oldest sea – port in the whole world. Our tour will also include the Jaffa Clock Square, the archeological sites, the renovated Old City with its narrow alleys and the special atmosphere of the Artist’s Colony. View of the once upon a time active port, Hasan El Bek Mosque and of course a view towards the modern city of Tel Aviv from the beautiful Observation Point. After lunch, we continue our visit with a drive along the Coastal Road to Caesarea, an ancient Mediterranean city half way between Tel Aviv and Haifa , containing many ruins most of which date from the Crusader period . Prominent among these are the aqueduct and the restored Roman Amphitheatre & Hippodrome. Thereafter, continue to Haifa.
Haifa, splendid Mediterranean port city, situated in a great golf at the Foot of Mount Carmel. We will enjoy the panoramic view of Haifa Bay. We will visit the Shrine of Stella Maris on Mount Carmel, take a look at the Bahia Temple cult, with terraced gardens beyond gardens of Versailles. Thereafter, continue to Nazareth for a visit of the Church of the Annunciation and St. Joseph Church. Visit the ancient Capernaum , where Jesus performed many miracles – Jesus’s town and the center of his activities in the Galilee. Continue to Tabgha, the church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. Visit of the Boat Museum, named after the discovery, excavation and conservation of the Ancient Boat, known as the celebrated Jesus Boat, followed by a Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee .
Drive along side the Jordan River to The Dead Sea area. We arrive to the factory of AHAVA Cosmetics Center, products of which are made from the natural minerals of the Sea, and stock their products in this Center but at far more attractive prices than elsewhere. MASADA – Go up with the Cable Car to the fortress of Masada, one of the most exciting and frequently visited sites in Israel, relating to a story of perseverance and power, faith and surrender, ambitions and a tragic end. Descend by cable car. Drive to Jericho it being the still inhabited oldest city in the world and visit Qasr Al Yehud , the spot where John the Baptist baptized Jesus . Now we have the lucky opportunity to enjoy pampering and relaxation at the biggest natural Spa in the world. We shall float on the mineral rich waters of the dead sea and have a Dead Sea Mud Wrap to get the real feeling of the Mineral rich mud of the Dead Sea.
We ascend the Mount of Olives where we have an unforgettable breathtaking panoramic view of the old and the modern city of Jerusalem. Descend to Gethsemane and visit the Church of all Nations and the Church of Mary’s Tomb. Drive to Bethlehem, where we shall visit the Church of Nativity built on top of the grotto where Jesus is believed to have been born . Local Lunch at a Local Restaurant . Return to Jerusalem. Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum. A memorial to the Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust .
We enter the Old City through one of its gates. Visit the Western Wall. Continue with a visit to the WESTERN WALL TUNNEL, an underground tunnel exposing the full length of the Western Wall. View of the Dome of the Rock and the El Aqsa Mosque, both situated on the Temple Mount. Walking through the Jewish Quarter now restored and modernized with the Main Street from the time of the Romans: The Cardo. Continue through the Christian Quarter to visit the “Via Dolorosa”, up to the Holy Sepulcher Church. Stroll through the Moslem Quarter with its colorful Bazars.
Start the day with the visit of Israel Museum and visit the Scrolls which were found and the Model of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. Sightseeing tour of the New City of Jerusalem, via the Modern Government Buildings. The KNESSET (Israel Parliament Building), “MENORAH”, the seven branched candlestick (symbol of the state of Israel) visit and tour of the Knesset. Continue with a visit to Mahane Yehuda Market. Finish the day with the “SOUND AND LIGHT” show at David Tower. Dinner and overnight in our hotel in Jerusalem.
Free at leisure till transfer to airport for our flight back.
Arrive home in Singapore with a sweet and memorable holiday with us at Super Travels !