• Dead Sea
• Tel Aviv
Planning a trip to Israel is easy. The country offers a great variety of options that suit any kind of traveler.
Day 1: Jerusalem
Upon arrival at the airport, drive to Jerusalem to visit and join the holy prayer and the Hutba at the Al Aqsa Mosque. Later on, you’ll visit Haram esh-Sharif & the Dome of the Rock, which is mentioned in Al Qur’an el Kareem, Sura 17, verse 1 “whose precincts we did bless”. You’ll then be taken to some bustling markets and visit the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus, King David’s tomb – a sacred place for Muslims, Jews and Christians, the Jewish Quarter and if open to visitors the famous Jewish Western Wall. Overnight stay in Jerusalem.
Day 2: Jerusalem
After breakfast, you’ll take a tour of some mosques at the peak of Mt. of Olives and witness panoramic views of Jerusalem’s Old City. Then you’ll walk/drive down to the memorial of Mujir-e-Din al Hanbaly, which is set just above the Tomb of Sitt Mariam (Mary) in the Garden of Gethsemane. Afterwards, you’ll drive out of the city to visit Maqam e-Nebi Samuel, the Tomb of the Prophet Samuel, which is sacred for all 3 of the main monotheistic religions. The day will end with a short hike around the Masrek Nature Reserve and a visit to the Tomb of Salman el Farsi, the personal barber of the Prophet Mohammed. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.
Day 3: Jericho/Dead Sea/Bethlehem
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then visit the site of Nabi Moussa, which is where a medieval tradition places the tomb of Nabi Moussa (Moses). Afterwards you’ll be driven to Jericho and visit the remarkable Hisham’s Palace – one of the most well-preserved sites from the Palestine’s Early Muslim Era. This palace is famed for the colourful floor mosaics in its Diwan. Afterwards, drive to Bethlehem and visit the church of the city. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem or Bethlehem.
Day 4: Tel Aviv / Jaffa
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll leave Jerusalem and take a tour of the old city of Jaffa, one of the ancient gateways to the Holy Land, and afterwards drive through the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv, to Maqam Sidna Ali, which is located on a cliff overlooking the stunning Mediterranean Sea. This mosque was originally a Mameluk monument, built in honour of one of Saladin’s Lieutenants who fought against the Crusaders. His shrine is housed in the building. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure in Tel Aviv. Dinner and overnight stay in Tel Aviv.
Day 5: Departure
After some breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be transferred to the Ben Gurion airport for your departure flight home.
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