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Alex Tour plan, Dec 2018

Dec 20 (THUR)

Delta 468: 17:25 

WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

Transfer by taxi to Jerusalem, and check in to the hotel. 

O/N: American Colony hotel Jerusalem

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Dec 21 (FRI)

Our first day will be devoted to the highlights of the Old City Jerusalem, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  Via Dolorosa Christian Quarter Jewish Quarter , the Western wall  , and more. 

O/N: American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem

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Dec 22 (SAT)

Free Day. Optional visit to the Church of Nativity   in Bethlehem  with a Palestinian guide.

O/N: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

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Dec 23 (SUN)

A Day tour of the Dead Sea, including Masada  , the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found (Qumran  ), the oasis of Ein Gedi , and of course – a swim at the Dead Sea !

O/N: Mamilla Hotlel, Jerusalem

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Dec 24 (MON)

Completing our review of Jerusalem in the morning we visit Israel Museum   ,  and maybe also the National Monument in memory of the Holocaust (“Yad Vashem”  ).

After lunch in the local market we start heading north, visiting Emmaus-Nicopolis , and Megiddo  on the way.

O/N:  The Scots Hotel, Tiberias (Staff in Leonardo)

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Dec 25 (TUE)

A day tour of the Golan Heights , inclunding an optional visit to a local winery, and former Jewish mystical center in Safed / Tsfat  .

O/N: The Scots Hotel, Tiberias (Staff in Leonardo)

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Dec 26 (WED)

A day devoted mostly to Holy Christian sites around the Sea of Galilee will include visits to Magdala Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes Capernaum , Cana  and Nazareth  .

O/N: The Colony Hotel, Haifa

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Dec 27 (THUR)

Exploring the North westwern corner of Isreael, today we visit Akko  , the Rosh Hanikra Grottoes  , and spend the night under the Bahaian Terraced Gardens  in the German Colony in Haifa  .

O/N: The Colony Hotel, Haifa

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Dec 28 (FRI)

Heading to Tel-Aviv for Friday night, we visit the Druze  in the Carmel, the British era Atlit Detainee Camp , and ancient metropolis of Caesarea  .

O/N: Diagelev hotel, TA

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Dec 29 (SAT)

Enjoying Rothschild Boulevard  on Shabbath morning, after branch we head south to Eilat border crossing.

, with an optional drive by the Border with Gaza (Sderot ), and a view of the 1948 batttle site in Kibbutz Yad Mordechai .

around 18:00 we should get to the border to cross over to Jordan, and drive to Wadi Rum  for the night.

O/N: Wadi Rum

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Dec 30 (SUN)

In the morning we complete the drive to the spectacular site of Petra , review its highlights, and then head back to Eilat  , and drive to the Ramon Crater  

(Jordan tour total cost – $3030, to be paid directly to the Jordanian agent).

O/N: Beresheet

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Dec 31 (MON)

Enjoying the luxury hotel and its spa, we take it easy in the morning.

For lunch we could go to Salman Bedouin Hospitality Experience , and we could also visit theRamon Crater Visitors Center , and/ go visit The “Carpentry”  in the crater. 

O/N: Beresheet 

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Jan 1 (TUE)

Heading to Tel-Aviv for the last days of the trip, we could visit the Nabatean site of Avdat   on the way, or Ben Gurion’s Tomb and Hut, or the Biblical site of Tel Lachish  .

O/N: The Jaffa, Tel-Aviv

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Jan 2 (WED)

A day tour of the highlights of Jaffa and Tel-Aviv will includes sites like Jaffa , the Flea Market  Independence Hall Rabin Assassination site  and more.

O/N: The Jaffa, Tel-Aviv

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Jan 3 (THUR)

A day tour to the sites of Shfelah, and return to the hotel to refresh, pack, and head to the airport.

Delta 469: 23:35 Departure. FAREWELL!!