Israel Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,177

Price based on
London Luton
3rd Dec 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 7 days

  • Israel

  • Active pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Explore the sacred cities and holy sights of Israel without the huge crowds on this off-peak, faith-focused tour. See where Jesus was born in Bethlehem and delivered his first Sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes. Spend four nights in thronging Jerusalem, and then meditate on your experiences on a trip to the Dead Sea.

At a glance


  • Tel Aviv Welcome dinner with your travelling companions and Tour Director.
  • Nazareth Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
  • Mount of Beatitudes Visit the site where Jesus is said to have delivered his sermon on the Mount.
  • Bethlehem Visit the Shepherd's Field, where it is believed the angels ammounced the birth of Jesus. Then visit the Church of the Nativity, considered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus and one of Christianity's most holy places.
  • Jerusalem Four nights to explore the capital of Israel. You'll visit the Israel Museum, which houses the Book of the Shrine and the Dead Sea Scrolls, then continue to Mount Zion. On an included guided walking tour in the Old City, enjoy panoramic views from the Mount of Olives and visit the Garden Tomb.
  • Dead Sea Reflect upon your experiences while floating buoyant in the soothing waters of the Dead Sea.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Explore the sacred cities and holy sights of Israel without the huge crowds on this off-peak, faith-focused tour. See where Jesus was born in Bethlehem and delivered his first Sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes. Spend four nights in thronging Jerusalem, and then meditate on your experiences on a trip to the Dead Sea.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Tel Aviv, Israel

Day
1

Fly to Tel Aviv, where you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Tel Aviv! Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with your travelling companions and tour director.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Tel Aviv–Jaffa–Caesar–Nazareth–Cana–Haifa

Day
2

Stop in Jaffa for a walk through the beautifully restored ancient port, where medieval pilgrims started their strenuous 2-day trek to Jerusalem. Then, continue your tour of the Holy Land to Caesarea, the perfect place to learn about the Roman and Crusader presence in the country. Visit the Roman amphitheatre and the impressive Crusader fortress, and admire Herod’s stadium and harbor. On to Nazareth in Galilee, to visit the contemporary Church of the Annunciation. Then Cana, site of the first miracle where Jesus changed water into wine at a wedding. To this day, many couples renew their wedding vows at this sacred place. Arrive in Haifa, a city with a long history dating back to biblical times.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Haifa. Excursion to the mount of Beatitudes - Capernaum - Sea of Galilee

Day
3

Start your day with a visit to the golden-domed Baha'l shrine, the world centre of Baha’i faith. Heading towards the Sea of Galilee, visit the mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Then proceed to Capernaum, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen. Via the ruins of Kursi arrive at the Jordan River and visit the Baptismal site, followed by a relaxing cruise on the Sea of Galilee.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Haifa–Valley of Elah–Latrun–Bethlehem–Jerusalem

Day
4

Drive into the ancient land of the Philistines and the Valley of Elah. Stop at the site of David’s victory over the Philistine champion, Goliath, and hear about this biblical event. Later, refresh your memory with the tale of Samson and Delilah as you travel through the land of the Dan tribe to the wide Valley of Ayalon. At strategic Latrun, visit the Monastery of the Trappist Monks. Stop en route for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Holy City of Jerusalem, considered one of the oldest places in the world, with a history dating back as far as 4000 BC. Proceed to Bethlehem and see Shepherd’s Field, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Next, visit the Church of the Nativity, which stands on the site where Jesus was born. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jerusalem. Excursion to the Israel museum, Yad Vashem, and Mount Zion

Day
5

Visit the Israel Museum with the Shrine of the Book, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, followed by the Yad Vashem memorial created to commemorate the six million martyrs of the Holocaust. Continue to Mount Zion, and visit the Upper room, where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper, and then the Tomb of King David.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jerusalem. Excursion to the Old City

Day
6

This morning, visit the Garden Tomb. After a stunning panorama of the city from the revered Mount of Olives, start your guided walking tour. Via the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, designed in the shape of a tear drop to symbolise the tears of Christ, arrive at the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest. Nearby are the Caves of the Assumption of Mary and of the Betrayal. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the via Dolorosa to Golgotha, and visit the Church of the holy Sepulchre. Erected over the site of the crucifixion, this church is shared by six Christian communities. Also see the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, a splendid mosque on the holy mount. Continue to the Western Wall, the most holy shrine in the Jewish religion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jerusalem. Excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea

Day
7

Drive through the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. Enjoy the scenery as you follow the road between the salty water and majestic desert mountains. Catch glimpses of the caves of Qumran, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top Fortress of Masada, and hear how 960 Jewish zealots preferred death at their own hands to the indignity of surrender to overwhelming Roman forces. Around lunchtime, reach one of the comfortable Dead Sea resorts and experience the feeling of buoyancy in the heavy water. Return to Jerusalem to enjoy a farewell dinner with your travelling companions to commemorate an unforgettable journey through the Holy Land.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jerusalem - UK

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Flight lands in the UK

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Tel Aviv Dan Panorama

Haifa Dan Panorama

Jerusalem Dan 

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