Ancient Israel

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  • Wendy Wu

Our extensive tour of the Holy Land takes you through some of Israel's most famous cities and sites. Begin in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, home to the bustling Mediterranean port district of Jaffa. Visit Roman ruins and mountain village's en route to the Sea of Galilee. Learn of the mystery surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls before a cable car journey to Masada Fortress for panoramic views across the land. Stop in Bethlehem, in Palestinian Territory, before a triumphant end to your tour in illustrious Jerusalem.

Highlights
  • Discover Jaffa, a fascinating historical district of vibrant Tel Aviv.
  • Tour the Roman ruins of Caesarea
  • Stay by the sleepy Sea of Galilee
  • Take a cable car up to magnificent Masada Fortress
  • Explore Jerusalem, new and old
  • Enjoy an authentic shabbat dinner experience.
Tipping and Gratuities
Tipping in Israel is a way to show satisfaction with the service of guides and drivers. It is not always clear who it is appropriate to tip and how much. Furthermore, travellers may not have the right amounts of cash available at the right time. Therefore, in order to avoid any inconvenience, Wendy Wu Tours operates a tipping policy where a stated amount in US dollars is given to your National Escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are disbursed throughout your tour. The amount is designed to be at a reasonable level for travellers while being fair to the local people and includes a gratuity for the National Escort. If you are travelling in a smaller group, we ask for slightly higher amounts per traveller, to be fair to the guide(s). We generally find that most customers appreciate the convenience of our tipping policy, but we do recognise that it may not suit everyone. However, as this is a group tour we ask that everyone follows the same protocol to be fair to other group members and to ensure smooth operation of your tour.
Destinations
  • Israel
  • Middle East
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Overland
  • Scenic
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • Singles
  • Youth
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • Religion-Spiritual
  • Ruins-Archaeology

Location: London, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Fly to Tel Aviv. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

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Location: Tiberias

The day begins with exploring Jaffa, the world's oldest active harbour. Continue to Caesarea to view the fascinating Roman ruins. Visit the Druze Villages on the slopes of Mount Carmel before a stop at the street bazaars to interact with the local community, then drive to Mukhraga for a view of the Holy Land. Finish the day in Tiberias, on the shores of the famous Sea of Galilee

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Location: Tabgha, Capernaum, Tiberias

Visit Kibbutz Degania B to learn about its development, before continuing to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Head to Capernaum to visit the Ancient Synagogue and House of St Peter. Mount of Beatitudes is where the Sermon on the Mount took place and visit a hilltop town with a rich heritage of Jewish mysticism before returning to Tiberias this afternoon.

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Location: Dead Sea

Drive through the scenic Jordan Valley, into Palestinian Territory, to Qasr El Yahud, and then in Jericho take a cable car journey to the Quarental Monastery on the Mount of Temptations. A drive to the Dead Sea to float in the mineral-rich waters is the perfect end to this day.

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Location: Masada, Bethlehem

Drive to Masada this morning where you will take a cable car to the top of Masada Fortress, whereas well as the wonderful view, you will learn of the last stand by Jewish rebels against the Romans. Drive to Qumran for lunch and a visit to where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. You will continue your journey to Bethlehem, in Palestinian Territory, for a one night stay. Enjoy a Palestinian dancing show during dinner this evening

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Location: Jerusalem

Visit the Church of Nativity before driving to Mount Zion where you will visit the Cenacle, King David's Tomb and Dormition Abbey. After lunch continue to Mount of Olives to visit Pater Noster Church and the Church of Ascension. Visit the garden of Gethsemane before venturing into Western Jerusalem to see the Hebrew University, Parliament House and the Supreme Court.

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Location: Jerusalem

Explore Jerusalem today by driving to Dung Gate to visit Temple Mount, the famous building of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aksa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, the holiest place of Judaism, and Tunnel, taking a journey back in time walking the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the day with a Shabbat dinner prepared by a local Rabbi.

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Location: London

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your onward arrangements.

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Included
  • Accommodation
    -7 nights in 3+/4 star
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Entrance Fees
  • Fully Guided
  • International Travel
  • Local Taxes
  • Meals – Full Board
    -Breakfasts: 7, Lunches: 6, Dinners: 7
  • Fully Inclusive
    -Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Flights
    -International flights and current taxes

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
    -Tipping in Israel is a way to show satisfaction with the service of guides and drivers. It is not always clear who it is appropriate to tip and how much. Furthermore, travellers may not have the right amounts of cash available at the right time. Therefore, in order to avoid any inconvenience, Wendy Wu Tours operates a tipping policy where a stated amount in US dollars is given to your National Escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are disbursed throughout your tour. The amount is designed to be at a reasonable level for travellers while being fair to the local people and includes a gratuity for the National Escort. If you are travelling in a smaller group, we ask for slightly higher amounts per traveller, to be fair to the guide(s). We generally find that most customers appreciate the convenience of our tipping policy, but we do recognise that it may not suit everyone. However, as this is a group tour we ask that everyone follows the same protocol to be fair to other group members and to ensure smooth operation of your tour.
  • Drinks with Meals
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You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Touring with Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading Asia travel specialist, offering a comprehensive range of group, private and tailor-made holidays to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Japan, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. Their tours have won a host of prestigious travel awards including The British Travel Awards plus a variety of high profile travel agent awards including the prestigious Travel Weekly Globe Awards for the last six years running and the TTG Travel Awards. What’s more, they enjoy a 5-star Trip Advisor rating and a 4.7/5 independent Feefo customer rating.

Their inspiring range of escorted group tours are fully inclusive, offering outstanding value to the customer. They even include your visa! As well as Classic Group Tours, the company also offers more adventurous journeys in their Immerse Yourself range, luxury journeys in their Exclusive Collection, bespoke, tailor made holidays and river cruising holidays throughout Asia.

For 2020 they’ve even built their own state-of-the-art vessel, Victoria Mekong, to operate a series of Mekong River Cruises that can be booked either as a cruise only option or as part of a tour. No matter what style of travel you enjoy, Wendy Wu Tours can provide a comprehensive and expert guiding hand to your travel plans. More recently, they have launched tours beyond Asia to South America. Each tour aims to showcase both the iconic sights as well as uncover the hidden gems of each destination.

By using local personnel, they can offer genuinely insightful and expert guiding and their award-winning National Escorts have a reputation for transforming a good tour into a truly great one - indeed many customers will name check their guides when they return saying how wonderful they were and how they performed beyond expectations. Recommendations and repeat travel are the foundation of the business and the guides are key to this success. Wendy Wu Tours is a truly global company with offices in London, New York, Sydney and Auckland plus an operational base in China. 

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This tour is operated by Wendy Wu

7 nights from pp exc.flights; per Night
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Start:UK
Finish:UK
Group size:8 - 28
Suitable for: 16-70
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians, Meat
Tour operated in: English
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