Presentation on theme: "10 Day Tour. Mount of Olives-Panoramic view of Jerusalem’s old city and ancient Jewish cemetery. Ramparts Walk-a walkway atop the Old City walls offers."— Presentation transcript:
Mount of Olives-Panoramic view of Jerusalem’s old city and ancient Jewish cemetery. Ramparts Walk-a walkway atop the Old City walls offers a unique panoramic view of the Old City and its surroundings. Western Wall-Judaism’s most sacred site. Jerusalem Day 1
Jerusalem Archaeological Park- Southern Wall excavations & “Davidson” Visitors Center with computerized model of Jerusalem during the 2 nd Temple Period Western Wall Tunnels Arab Market (Shuk) Old City of Jerusalem Jerusalem Day 1 Cont.
Tower of David Museum- presenting the History of Jerusalem at the Citadel Mount Zion- King David’s Tomb Room of the Last Supper (Coenaculum) Church of the Dormition Jerusalem Day 2
City of David- Visitors Centre, hilltop conquered by King David with excavations of 1 st Temple Period, Warren’s Shaft and ancient water system. Rebuilt Jewish Quarter with ancient Sephardi synagogues and the Cardo Christian Quarter- with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem Day 2 Cont.
Israel Museum with exhibits of art, Judaica, archaeology, Shrine of the Book (Dead Sea Scrolls) and Second Temple Model of Jerusalem Downtown Jerusalem- walk in the pedestrian malls of Ben Yehuda St. & Nachlat Shiva, restored quarter of shops, galleries, cafes. New Jerusalem Day 3
Yad Vashem- National Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust with new Historical Museum, Valley of Communities, Remembrance Hall & Children’s Memorial. Drive by the Government complex New Jerusalem Day 3 Cont.
Tour of Old Jaffa, the ancient seaport with Artists’ quarter in renovated Old City. Tour “White City” to see the preservation of buildings of Bauhaus architecture. Modern Tel Aviv & Old Jaffa Day 4
Azrieli Observatory- a panoramic view of Tel Aviv from the 49 th floor of Azrieli Tower, one of the highest buildings in the Middle East. Tel Aviv’s street scenes: Sheinkin Steet Carmel open air market, selling fruits, vegetables and clothing Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall Modern Tel Aviv & Old Jaffa Day 4 Cont.
Caesarea National Park- Remains of former Roman Capital and Crusader city. Tour of Roman theater, hippodrome and, promenade to the renovated port area. Winery in the Carmel region-Wine and cheese tasting Mediterranean Coast Day 5
Ussafiya or Daliat El Carmel-Druze village on Mount Carmel where you can watch Druze life and culture followed by a taste of traditional Druze home hospitality. Haifa-City tour including: Bahai Shrine and Gardens Panoramic views of the city and the bay from the Louis Promenade German Colony renovated neighborhood. Mediterranean Coast Day 5 Cont.
Akko-ancient Phoenician and Crusader seaport for a tour of the Old Walled city including Fishermen’s Port Bazaar Turkish hamam Rosh Hanikra-northernmost point of Israel on the coast with panoramic view and cable car descent to the sea- carved grottos. Nazareth-childhood town of Jesus The Galilee Region Day 6
Tiberias-a historical resort town on the Sea of Galilee and one of Israel’s four holy cities. Mount of Beatitudes-traditional site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount Hula Nature Reserve-Last remnant of original swamp, widee variety of wild-life and flora. Galilee Area Day 7
Qumran-ruins of ancient Essenes settlement (a mystical Jewish zealot sect) in whose nearby caves the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Massada-ruins of King Herod’s mountaintop fortress and last stronghold of the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 73CE (access by cable car) Dead Sea Day 8
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve-Biblical oasis with a spring and waterfalls, where David hid from Saul, or Nahal Arugot. Kibbutz Ein Gedi- Tour of Kibbutz Ein Gedi’s tourism facilities, including: guesthouse, Eco tourism botanical garden and beach Relax and float in the Dead Sea at Ein Bokek-Health and Tourism Resort, enjoy mud treatments. Dead Sea Day 8 Cont.
Timna Park- site of the ancient copper mines, today a geological park with hiking trails, lakes, tourism attractions and rock formations, including Solomon’s Pillars. Underwater Observatory Marine Park- underwater museum, aquarium, shark pools and oceanarium Dolphin Reef- beach and water attractions and an opportumity to swim or dive with the dolphins as well as to observe their training Eilat Day 9 & 10
Scuba diving in Red Sea waters Cruise on the Red Sea Bird watching Centre Camel riding and Bedouin hospitality Jeep tour King’s City- Biblical amusement park Eilat Day 9 & 10 Cont.
Suggested Itinerary for experiencing the sites is provided by: www.tourism.gov.il