Thursday - 27 April
Tour of Caesarea and Zichron Yaacov
Drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, one of Israel's most impressive parks, built over 2000 years ago, masterpiece of Herod the Great and domicile of the Roman governors, which served as a key Mediterranean port for centuries. Visit the crusader ruins as well as the hippodrome and the Roman Amphitheater. Onwards to the Carmel Mountain range to visit Zichron Yaacov for a stroll through the historic streets of one of the earliest settlements from Israel’s first immigration period. There are many quaint and charming restaurants and coffee shops, interspersed between beautifully designed stores that sell local art works and souvenirs as well as art galleries and unique artists' studios. Lunch in the area before returning to Tel Aviv.
€65 per person
Friday - 28 April
Tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa
An interesting walking tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa is ahead of us. We will start on Rothschild Boulevard, where we will see Tel Aviv's beautiful Bauhaus style architecture, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amongst the buildings is Independence Hall, the site commemorating the declaration of the founding of the state of Israel on the 14th of May 1948. We will continue on to Neve Tzedek – Tel Aviv’s very first neighborhood.
Enjoy free time at one of Tel Aviv’s busiest areas on Friday afternoons – the Nahalat Binyamin Crafts Fair and Carmel Outdoor Market - for great sounds, smells and of course, great shopping, before visiting Jaffa, the world’s oldest port city, a view of the old city and a tour of its well-known artist’s colony and port.
€36 per person
Saturday - 29 April
Pick up at your hotel for a fascinating tour of the holy city of Jerusalem. We will start with a great panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, pointing out the important sites with a short explanation about the city’s past and present. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and then visit Mount Zion to see King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter through one of the gates for a walking tour of the Old City. Visit the ancient Cardo, an integral component of city planning that was lined with shops and vendors that served as a hub of economic life. We will pass the Stations of the Cross on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, incorporating both the Calvary and the Resurrection Tombs. We will stop at the Western (Wailing) Wall, a section of the wall supporting wall of the Temple Mount that has remained intact since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD.
€65 per person