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Riviera Travel Jerusalem, Galilee And The Dead Sea

Riviera Travel Jerusalem, Galilee and the Dead Sea

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Jerusalem and the Holy Land offer an unparalleled collection of classical and Biblical sites. To truly grasp their significance, one must explore these locations firsthand. This journey includes visits to Caesarea, a pivotal ancient port, and the awe-inspiring cliff-top fortress of Masada, site of a historic Roman Empire revolt. You’ll also embark on a guided tour of Acre, the world’s best-preserved Crusader city, steeped in history from Marco Polo to Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, and even Napoleon. From the Mediterranean shores to the lush valleys, the Sea of Galilee, desert landscapes, and the Dead Sea’s lowest point on Earth, this tour promises an extraordinary and unique exploration of the ‘Promised Land.’

Explore Caesarea
Discover the ancient Roman capital of Judea on a guided tour.

Acre Walking Tour
Experience the world’s only fully-preserved crusader city

Sea of Galilee Cruise
Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the serene Sea of Galilee.

Masada Fortress
Visit the awe-inspiring fortress of Masada, where the final siege of the Jewish Revolt against the Romans took place.

Sermon on the Mount
Reflect at the serene site of the Sermon on the Mount and explore the Church of the Multiplication.

Nazareth & Annunciation Church
See the historic city of Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Embark on a guided visit to the holiest site in Christendom, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Dome of the Rock & Western Wall
Witness the iconic Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, revered holy sites in Islam and Judaism.

Bethlehem & Nativity Church
Visit Bethlehem and explore the Church of the Nativity.

Dead Sea Scrolls & Yad Vashem
Examine the Dead Sea Scrolls and pay your respects at Yad Vashem, a poignant memorial to the Holocaust.

  • 7 nights in four-star accommodation
  • Return flights & transfers
  • Programme of daily tours & visits
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts & 6 dinners
  • Expert Tour Manager
  • Checked luggage

Day 1 – Arrival in Tel Aviv

Fly to Tel Aviv and transfer to the hotel for a one night stay

Day 2 – Caesarea & Acre

Today’s journey takes you to the ancient city of Caesarea, founded by King Herod to honor Caesar Augustus and secure his appointment as Governor of Roman Judea. Once the largest port in the Eastern Mediterranean, it boasts remnants of Herod’s grand palaces and offers a rich historical tapestry to explore.

In Acre, a remarkable 12th-century Crusader city awaits, with beautifully preserved vaulted Knights’ Halls showcasing medieval European military architecture at its finest. Afterwards, travel  to Nazareth, where you’ll visit the renowned Church of the Annunciation before continuing to Tiberias on the picturesque Sea of Galilee.

Day 3 – Sea of Galilee & Capernaum

After a boat journey across the Sea of Galilee, you’ll reach Capernaum, where Jesus lived, performed healings, and chose his first five disciples. Nearby lies Tabgha, the site of the miraculous feeding of the 5,000. You’ll also explore the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Here, a serene octagonal church is surrounded by picturesque gardens offering stunning views of the Sea of Galilee. Your accommodation for the night on the Dead Sea’s shores.

Day 4 – Dead Sea & Masada

Today, savor a must-do experience as you effortlessly float in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, enveloped by the desert landscape at the Earth’s lowest point. Later, you’ll have the chance to explore the awe-inspiring fortress of Masada, renowned for one of the ancient Romans’ most remarkable sieges. Your journey then carries on to Jerusalem, where you’ll stay for the next four nights.

Day 5 – Jerusalem

Your day begins with a visit to the Mount of Olives, offering a panoramic view of the ancient city from the world’s oldest continually used cemetery, with the striking Dome of the Rock as its centrepiece. Afterward, explore the Garden of Gethsemane and delve into the intricate network of streets and alleyways within the Old City. Here, in remarkable proximity, you’ll find some of the holiest sites for over half the world’s population. Highlights include the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The church’s ornate decoration and the profoundly moving atmosphere are truly astounding.

Day 6 – Bethlehem

Today,  journey to Bethlehem, where you explore the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds’ Fields. This historic church is one of the Holy Land’s oldest still in use. Despite being a contested holy site over centuries, it preserves remnants of mosaics and paintings dating back to the 4th and 12th centuries. Upon returning to Jerusalem, take a visit to the poignant Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the display of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Day 7 – Free day

Today is a day for you to unwind and explore at your own pace. The Tower of David Museum, situated on the ruins of one of Herod the Great’s palaces, offers an impressive history lesson and breathtaking views of the timeless cityscape. You can also enjoy leisurely exploration on your own, discovering Roman shops still in use and meandering into serene churches.

Day 8 – Return Home

At the appropriate time, transfer to Tel Aviv for your flight back to the UK

Leonardo Plaza Netanya, Tel Aviv
The Leonarda Plaza Netanya Hotel offers an array of amenities, including a lounge and bar, a restaurant, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can enjoy air-conditioned rooms equipped with a TV, mini fridge, safe, seating area, tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel also features a rooftop pool with sea views, a sun terrace for relaxation, and a gym.

Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias
This hotel offers a range of amenities, including an outdoor heated pool, spa and wellness facilities, a lounge bar, and two restaurants. With 258 comfortable rooms featuring air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, hairdryers, flat-screen cable TVs, writing desks, minibars (local charges apply), safes, and balconies, guests are well-equipped for their stay. Additional services include a fitness center, 24-hour front desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a laundry service.

Kibbutz Levi, Tiberias
The three-star Kibbutz Levi Hotel, established in 1962 within the kibbutz, offers a range of amenities including a 24-hour front desk, a bar, a restaurant, and an indoor swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy the sauna (local charges may apply). The modern rooms come equipped with essential features such as a TV, air conditioning, a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe, and complimentary Wi-Fi

Herbert Samuel HOD Hotel, Ein Bokek
The Herbert Samuel HOD Dead Sea hotel offers a range of amenities, including a spa, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, bar, restaurant, and a gym. The air-conditioned rooms are well-appointed with a safe, mini fridge, desk, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Leonardo Hotel, Jerusalem
This hotel offers a range of amenities, including a swimming pool, lounge, bar, restaurant, fitness center, 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, and laundry service. The 397 air-conditioned rooms come equipped with essential features like a bath, shower, hairdryer, minibar (local charges apply), safe, and TV.

Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
This hotel boasts a variety of amenities, including a swimming pool, lounge, bar, restaurant, fitness center, 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a gift shop. The 442 spacious rooms offer air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, hairdryers, cable TV, free wireless internet, writing desks, safes, and fridges.

Fact File

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

*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic

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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