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Jerusalem, Galilee & the Dead Sea for Solo Travellers

Jerusalem, Galilee & the Dead Sea for Solo Travellers

8 days from only £2,199pp

Departing 22nd June 2020, 29th June 2021, 30th November 2021

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  • See the famous Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, holy sites of Islam and Judaism
  • Guided walking tour of Acre, the world’s only fully-preserved crusader city – stunning melange of medieval military architecture
  • See the Dead Sea Scrolls & the Yad Vashem, the moving memorial to the Holocaust
  • Guided visit to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Christendom holiest site
  • Visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum
  • Visit the spectacular fortress of Masada, site of the final siege of Jewish Revolt against the Romans
  • Tour of Caesarea, ancient Roman capital of Judea
  • See Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation
  • Visit the serene site of the Sermon on the Mount and the Church of the Multiplication
  • Guided walking tour of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim quarters of Jerusalem’s ‘Old City’
  • Visit the famed Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and enjoy a relaxing dip – one of life’s ‘must do’ experiences
  • Services of our experienced tour manager
  • Hand-picked four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast and six dinners
  • Welcome dinner to get to know your travelling companions
  • Hotel porterage
  • Return travel from the UK with transfers to and from the hotel
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At a Glance
4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
13 meals: 7 breakfasts & 6 dinners
Expert tour manager
Hotel porterage
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Jerusalem and the Holy Land represent an extraordinary collection of both classical and Biblical sites unmatched anywhere else in the world. From the palaces of Herod the Great to the Sea of Galilee and the Old City of Jerusalem, the places we visit and the stories behind them are inextricably linked to the very basis of our Western civilisation, but it is only by actually going to see them that everything falls into place.

Uniquely nestling between Europe, Africa and Asia, at the heart of the ‘Fertile Crescent’, the world’s cradle of civilisation, this remarkable region probably has more remains and influences of more civilisations, religions and empires, and in such a small area, than anywhere else on earth! Fought over by countless generations, it has seen the clash of civilisations and religions since the dawn of history itself. The Canaanites, Alexander the Great, the Romans, the Saracens, the Crusaders, the Ottomans, the British: all have ruled here and all have left remarkable footprints.

We visit Caesarea, one of the three most important ports in the ancient world, plus the spectacular cliff-top fortress of Masada where the final battle of the first real revolt in the Roman Empire took place. It was in the decades leading up to the revolt that Jesus carried out his ministry and we’ll visit all the major sites associated with him, from his birth in Bethlehem, to his early years in Galilee and the final acts around Jerusalem.

We’ll also have a guided tour of Acre, the best-preserved and most complete Crusader city in the world, visited by Marco Polo, fought over by Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and even Napoleon. During more modern times we’ll find out about the British involvement and about the many challenges facing the region today.

Old Jerusalem, tiny at just one square kilometre, throughout recorded history has always been one of the world’s most evocative cities and it is no exaggeration to say you are literally tripping over monuments as you wander through its maze of streets, mercifully too narrow for motor traffic which only serves to amplify its ancient atmosphere.

Split into its four distinct quarters: Jewish, Islamic, Christian and Armenian, you notice the differences immediately as you wander amongst them. Changing little over the centuries, it is bustling, vibrant and so oddly ‘real’ it is almost a film set.

From the shores of the sparkling Mediterranean to the fertile valleys of the north, the great inland lake that is the Sea of Galilee, to the desert landscapes of the south and the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea, our tour will cover an extraordinary panorama. So come with us and discover what makes the ‘Promised Land’ such a remarkable and totally unique place to visit.

Your Itinerary

Jerusalem, Galilee & the Dead Sea for Solo Travellers

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on one person in a double/twin room for sole occupancy. The price includes:

  • Return scheduled flights to Tel Aviv
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Return transfers
  • Seven nights’ accommodation staying in four-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast and six dinners
  • All touring as mentioned
  • Hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: New Israeli Shekel, US Dollars
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx.  4 hours 40 minutes
  • Languages: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Time Zone: GMT+2
  • Country: Israel

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Israel however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/israel/entry-requirements 

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Hotel Information

Where the hotel features a swimming pool, it will be open during summer months depending on weather conditions.

Security

Visits to certain sites, such as Bethlehem, may be dependent on the prevailing security situation in the region.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion Airport  Tel Aviv 30 mins Jerusalem Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion Airport I hr 30 mins


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