From Dan to Beersheba - Holy Land Bible Tour & Pilgrimage

On this unique Holy Land tour and pilgrimage, we will visit archaeological sites from the Biblical period - some familiar (e.g. Jericho, Jerusalem, Dan, Beersheba) and some perhaps less so (e.g. Hazor, Arad). These spectacular sites are wonderfully educational and the goal of the trip is to help the participants appreciate in a new way the story and history of the Old Testament. The visit is designed to give special time to a few selected archaeological highlights, as well as visiting a number of less well known locations. The tour also offers a journey through some breath-taking geological features, such as the Great Crater in the Negev desert, so there will be something for everyone. >>> additional information

Highlights

  • Visit Capernaum and Jericho
  • Sunset drive through the Great Crater to Yeruham
  • Visits to Megiddo, Muhraka, Mount Carmel and Akko
  • Excursion to Magdala, Hazor and Tel Dan
  • Walk along Ein Avdat nature trail
  • Explore Maresha and Lachish
  • Visits Temple Mount, City of David with Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and the Israel Museum

What is Included

  • Return flights Dublin – Tel Aviv via Istanbul
  • 11 nights accommodation in 3/4* hotels on a dinner, B&B basis (1 night Zihron Yaacov / 2 nights Sea of Galilee / 1 night Jericho / 3 nights Yeruham / 4 nights Jerusalem)
  • Coaching as per programme
  • Services of an English speaking guide throughout the tour (except 10th & 11th May)
  • Entrance fees where applicable

What is Not Included

  • Insurance: €40 per person (+ 66 years – double premium)
  • Sole occupancy supplement: €675.00 for the duration of stay (limited availability)
  • Tips/gratuities for guide, driver and hotel staff

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Tuesday 30 April

Depart Dublin via Istanbul to Tel Aviv. Transfer to Zihron Yaacov for overnight.

Day 2 - Wednesday 1 May

Following breakfast, visits to Megiddo, Muhraka and Mt Carmel and Akko today. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 3 - Thursday 2 May

Breakfast. Excursion to Magdala, Hazor and Tel Dan. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 4 - Friday 3 May

Breakfast. Excursion to Capernaum, Beth Shean (entering the Tel from behind). Lunch here. Afternoon visit to Jericho + Qasr Al Yahud. Dinner and overnight in Jericho.

Day 5 - Saturday 4 May

Breakfast. Visits to Qumran, Ein Gediand waterfall, Mamshit. Spectacular sunset drive through the Great Crater to Yeruham. Dinner and overnight in Yeruham.

Day 6 - Sunday 5 May

Breakfast. Ein Avdat (nature trail), Tel Avdat, Mitzpe Ramon / spectacular walk along the crest. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - Monday 6 May

Breakfast. Tel Arad, Tel Beersheba. Dinner and overnight in Yeruham.

Day 8 - Tuesday 7 May

Breakfast. Visits to Tel Maresha and Lachish today. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 9 - Wednesday 8 May

Breakfast. Herodion and Wadi Kelt, Nebi Samuel. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10 - Thursday 9 May

Breakfast. Visits today include Temple Mount, City of David with Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and the Israel Museum. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 11 - Friday 10 May

Day at leisure in Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.

Day 12 - Saturday 11 May

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport in time for your return flight to Dublin.

Accommodation

Eden Inn, Zikhron Yaacov (1 night)

Located 1.5 km from Habaron Promenade, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and an outdoor swimming pool. Amenities in all rooms also include a fridge and an electric kettle. Free WiFi is provided in the lobby.

Sea of Galilee Hotel, Sea of Galilee (2 nights)

This newly constructed hotel overlooks the Sea of Galileo and all its 200 rooms have balconies overlooking the Sea. It is about 15 minutes drive from the centre of Tiberias.

Jericho Resort Hotel, Jericho (1 night)

Situated at the northern entrance to Jericho, this hotel features an outdoor pool. All air-conditioned rooms include a satellite TV, a minibar and a coffee table. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

Irus-Desert Hotel, Yeroham Negev (3 nights)

Set in Yeroẖam, this hotel offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. All rooms are equipped with a desk and a flat-screen TV. Guests can access free WiFi.

Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem (4 nights)

This Hotel is within walking distance of the old city of Jerusalem. All its rooms are comfortably furnished and have air conditioning, TV, telephone, mini-bar, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Proposed Flights

Dates

From / To

Departure

Arrival

Tuesday 30 April

Dublin – Istanbul

10.55 hrs.

17.15 hrs.

Tuesday 30 April

Istanbul – Tel Aviv

19.45 hrs.

21.55 hrs.

Saturday 11 May

Tel Aviv – Istanbul

08.40 hrs.

10.55 hrs.

Saturday 11 May

Istanbul – Dublin

13.05 hrs.

15.35 hrs.

Dates & Prices

Start Date

End Date

Price PPS

Tuesday 30 May

Saturday 11 May

€2,195.00*

* Dinner, bed & breakfast basis

Important Information

  • Passport: your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date.
  • Visa: not required by Irish passport holders
  • No vaccinations required

How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form with deposit of €250.00 (+ cost for insurance if required) per person - payment by cash/cheque/debit or credit card - should be sent directly to MAP Travel. The balance will be due 10 weeks prior to departure - payment by cash/cheque or debit card only.

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