6 Days / 5 Nights
For such a tiny nation, Israel offers an incredible diversity of tourist attractions. Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River lies this tiny, colourful nation. Consider how much history there is in the country, dating back to BC, that has left an unmistakable impression. When you combine religious interest, modern lives, and a developed economy, you get a sense of the variety that exists here. It is made up of coastline, mountains, valleys, and desert from a geographical standpoint. Every tree you see was planted in a country where it was not native.
* This site is under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. Visits are contingent on the circumstances.
** The visit is subject to the weather.
*** The programmed sequence is subject to change at any time without notice.
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be welcomed and taken to your hotel by a Diesenhaus Unitours employee.
In Jerusalem, stay overnight
Begin your day with a breathtaking panoramic view from Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. Drive to the Old City and see King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the fortified city and stroll around the recently rebuilt Jewish quarter. Pay a visit to the Roman Cardo and the Herodian.
Continue to the Western Wall from the Quarter. Take the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Cross Sepulcher. Continue to Bethlehem*, where you may see Rachel's Tomb and see the Church of the Nativity Manger's Square Jerusalem over night.
Visit the Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea scrolls; view the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple era; and take a tour of Israel's parliament, the Knesset. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust monument, and Mount Herzl Cemetery.
Learn about the locals' distinctive lifestyle as you drive through Mea Shearim, Jerusalem's ultra-orthodox district. Enjoy a Middle Eastern supper followed by the Tower of David Museum's Night Spectacular "Sound and Light" show** in the evening
Drive across the Judaean Desert to the Dead Sea, which is about 1300 feet (400 metres) below sea level and the lowest place on the planet. Visit the spot where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in Qumran. Masada may be reached by driving along the Dead Sea's coastline. Tour the old castle via cable car and learn about the Zealots' last struggle against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Take the cable car down.
Continue to the Dead Sea, where you may cover yourself in mineral-rich mud and swim in the Dead Sea**, which many people think has healing properties.
Overnight in Jerusalem at your leisure.
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure after breakfast.