Historical Tour

8 Days & 7 Nights Program

Discover a land of culture, history, and tradition and visit sites from pre-history to the present. Learn more about the many different nations who have conquered and influenced the people and culture in the Holy Land throughout history.

Day 1: Arrival, Caesarea Maritima, Tiberias

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Meet and assist by Laila Tours representative. Picnic lunch offered in the bus upon arrival. On the way, a stop at Caesarea Maritima National Park. Proceed to the hotel in Tiberias. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2: Tiberias, Haifa and Akko

Breakfast at the hotel. We will start the day sailing in the Sea of Galilee. Then we will drive Bahai Gardens in Haifa, proceed on to Akko to view Crusader City. Drive to Beit Shean crossing and proceed to Sebastia. dinner at Samaria Restaurant. Check-in and overnight at the hotel in Nablus.

 

Day 3: Nablus, Sebastia

Breakfast and check out. Visit the Old City of Nablus, lunch in Tanureen Restaurant in Nablus. Tell Balata, Jacob’s Well. Drive to Jericho, Hisham’s Palace. Check in and overnight in Jericho, dinner at hotel.

 

Day 4: Jericho, Masada, Dead Sea

Breakfast, See the ruins of Biblical Jericho, Tel es-Sultan and visit to Hisham’s Palace. Drive towards the Dead Sea area. Visit Masada National Park, with Cable Car ride and optional walk down. Swim in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Jericho.

 

Day 5: Wadi Qelt, St. George Monastery, Jericho

Breakfast, drive to Wadi Qelt where we will start our hiking day towards Jericho. First stop by the waterfall and opportunity to get in the water. Continue walking and second stop by the Monastery of St. George Cossiva which is built in the heart of the mountain, we will have the opportunity to get in the Monastery if time allows. A chance to see Bedouins, Hyrax, Camels and donkeys. Our next and final stop will be in the Hasmonian Palaces of Herod that was build during the 1st century BCE. Our bus driver will be waiting for us to get us back to the hotel to relax. Last dinner and overnight in Jericho.

 

Day 6: Hebron, Bethlehem

Breakfast and check out from Jericho. Travel to Hebron, Visit Ibrahimi Mosque, Old City Souq, stop to see Byzantine ruins on the return route. Lunch in Idna. Drive through Solomon’s Pools, visit Herodiom National Park, view of Mar Saba desert landscape with view of valley. Check in at the Hotel in Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7: Nativity Church, Old City of Jerusalem on foot

Visit Nativity Church. Drive to Jerusalem, “Four Quarters” tour (Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Armenian) with tours of Holy Sepulchre, Haram Al-Sharif compound, Western Wall and Armenian Church with Saint Anne’s Church. Visit to Rockefeller Museum. Time and availability permitting, stop to see King David’s tomb at Mount Zion. Second night in Bethlehem. Dinner in Bethlehem from the client’s own account. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 8: The Green Line on Foot, Jerusalem by bus

Walking tour of “Green Line” district: Russian Compound, East Jerusalem YMCA, exterior of King David Hotel (Ottoman-Mandate Era, focusing on architecture). Lunch at YMCA. Bus tour of Mount of Olives, travel to the Book of Shrine to see Dead Sea Scrolls. Dinner at Tent Restaurant outside the hotel. Third and final night at Manger Square.

 

Day 9: Departure

Breakfast and check out. Drive to Tel Aviv airport for departure.

 

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