This 5 day tour is a perfect introduction to the Holy Land, a land where the past and present merge side by side. As the places mentioned in the Bible come alive, the Scriptures will take on a new meaning. This journey will leave you desire to see more of the Holy Land. This itinerary is recommended for wheelchair and scooter users, slow walkers, visually and hard of hearing travelers.
Especially tailored for wheelchair users, slow walkers, visually and hearing impaired
Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Tiberias, Jericho, Masada and Jerusalem
YOUR LAND ARRANGEMENTS INCLUDE:
*transfers from and to the airport or from Tel Aviv
*deluxe air conditioned van transportation (adapted transportation for wheelchair and scooter users)
*5 days of touring as per your itinerary
*a local government certified experienced English speaking tour guide
*4 nights accommodation at 3 or 4 or 5 star hotels based on double occupancy including breakfast every day (accessible accommodation for wheelchair and scooter users)
YOUR LAND ARRANGEMENTS DO NOT INCLUDE:
*airfare to and from Tel Aviv
*departure taxes, fuel surcharges or airport improvement fees
*porterage at the airport or hotels
*early check in/late check out
*single room supplement – a limited number of single rooms available on payment of supplement indicated
*meals and beverages not specified
*optional tours not quoted
*rental of special mobility equipment
*services of ASL interpreter for hearing impaired (available at additional cost)
*gratuities for individual services such as laundry, valet service or any other items of purely personal
*tipping to local guide, driver, hotel or restaurant staff
E. & O.E.
On arrival your driver will be waiting to take you to Tiberias. En route we stop to visit the ancient Roman city of Caesarea built by Herod the Great known as Caesarea Maritima. Haifa built on the slopes of Mount Carmel is next.
See the Shrine of the Báb surrounded by 19 manicured garden terraces. Drive through the Lower Galilee arriving in Tiberias situated on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee named in honor of Tiberius.
Overnight in Tiberias.
Today is devoted to visiting the sites of interest according to your religious interest (Christian or Jewish). Journey through the Jordan Valley passing the ancient city of Jericho where more than 20 successive settlements have been unearthed by archaeologists. Enjoy the rugged landscape and its breathtaking views of the Judean Desert bordered by the Mountains of Judea and the Dead Sea.
Overnight by the Dead Sea.
Today we discover the isolated mountaintop fortress of Masada, the last Jewish stronghold against the Roman invaders where over 980 zealots chose to commit mass suicide rather than being imprisoned. The heroic story of Masada and its dramatic ending is one of the Jewish people’s greatest examples of determination.
Ascend by cable car to view the remains of Herod the Great’s palaces, store house complex, bath house, fortress and synagogue. A night drive will take us to the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Zion Gate and visit David’s Tomb traditionally viewed as the burial place of King David located on the ground floor of the former Hagia Zion. The Cenacle (Room of the Last Supper) is on the Upper Floor of the same building. Wander through the Jewish Quarter and see the Cardo, once the main thoroughfare of Byzantine Jerusalem.
Next is Western Wall (Wailing Wall or Kotel) the last remnant of Herod’s Temple located in the Old City, the holiest site in the world for the Jewish people. Walk through the Muslim Quarter to the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief) the path that Jesus walked carrying His Cross on the way to His Crucifixion marked by the Nine Stations of the Cross. The last Five Stations being inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Our tour begins with a drive through the new City of Jerusalem passing the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament located in Givat Ram. Continue to Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish Victims of the Holocaust established in 1953 to safeguard the memory of the past. Enjoy the amazing view of the Old City from the Haas Promenade also known as the Tayelet.
Afterwards transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Jerusalem.