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Arrive Ben Gurion Airport early morning, WELCOME TO ISRAEL.
Free Holiday representatives will welcome you at Ben Gurion International Airport and take you through the immigration and customs process after which they will lead you to a luxury Tourist-Bus. From the airport we will drive to Hebron also named Al-Khalil after the prophet Ibrahim.
Here we will not miss the Ibrahim Mosque (Haram el Khalil)-a sanctuary build already some 2000 years ago on the burial place of Ibrahim el Khalil, Isaac, Jacob (Nabi Yaakub) and their spouses. We will also seize this opportunity to pray at this holy place. Hebron is also known for its glass-blowers. Then we drive to Bethlehem, to visit the famous Church of the nativity, where al-Nabi Issa was born. Before returning to our hotel, we ascend to Mount of Olives, with its panoramic view over the old city of Jerusalem, Maqam (Sanctuary) Rubeiah-el-Adiwiyah and Suleiman el-Farsi. From there will visit the holy Al Aqsa Mosque for prayers. Dinner and over-night in Jerusalem
After breakfast we visit the site of Nebi Moussa, where a Medieval tradition places the tomb of Nabi Moussa (Moses). Until the time of the British mandate in Palestine this place was famous for “Ziyarat Nabi Moussa” that was held here during the spring, and included a colorful match from Jerusalem.
From there we will drive to the ‘Dead Sea’ the lowest place on the face of the earth. Dead Sea (428m below sea level) brings together breathtaking natural beauty, compelling ancient history and modern mineral spas that soothe and pamper every fiber of your body.
The jugged bluffs of the Judean Desert, cleft by dry canyons that turn into raging tan torrents after a cloudburst, rise from the cobalt-blue waters of the Dead Sea, heavy with salt and oily minerals. In oases such as Ein Gedi, year-round springs nourish vegetation to lush it’s often been compared to the Garden of Eden. Atop the bluffs lies the arid moonscape of the Judean Desert; down below, human beings have been at work for millennia, building Masada and Qumran(where the Dead Sea scrolls were found) in ancient times and you will also have time to float in these unique mineral enriched waters that won’t let you sink!
On the way back to Jerusalem we drive to the world’s oldest city- Jericho! A scenic Cable-Car will take us above Ancient Jericho and up to Mt. Temptation, where the Prophet Issa was tempted by the devil-and prevailed! Procced to Hisham’s Palace, one of the most amazing evidence to Early Islamic Glory. Here we will see, among other findings, one of the earliest mosques, as well as the famous “Living Tree” Mosaic Diwan. Dinner and over-night in Jerusalem
The Itinerary fir this day focuses on prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
We will have short visits to Muslim sites of Jerusalem- Holy city Jerusalem, where we will have an extensive tour of Al Haram esh-Sharif, learning about its historical and architectonical background, as well as the many legends told about holy Al Aqsa Mosque and The Dome of the rock, “whose precincts We did bless” (Al Qur’an el Kareem, Sura 17, verse 1). We will also visit the underground mosque below the Al Aqsa, just newly opened to the public, as well as the Marawani Mosque.Dinner and over-night in Jerusalem
After breakfast-check out from the hotel and Drive along the coast to Haifa, panoramic view of the Bahai gardens, continue to Akko where we visit the underground “Knights Halls” extraordinary preserved since the crusader Times, the Turkish Bath where “The last Bath Attendant “will tell you some of Akko’s Legends, after which you will experience the typical Bazaar, with the colors and odors of the orient, the port and more, prayer at Mosque in Akko before driving to our hotel Dinner and Over-night in Nazareth
After breakfast, checking out from the hotel, we will drive along the Sea of Galilee, continue driving to Kibbutz Shaar Hagolan in order to have a Kibbutz-Tour with a Kibbutz member who will tell us from first-hand about living in a Kibbutz, a unique Jewish way-of-life, similar to that of Jesus and His disciples, noon time we will explore Jaffa & Lod as below:
TelYafo (Jaffa Hill) rises to a height of 40meters and it offers a commanding view of the coastline. Hence it had a strategic importance in military history.
The accumulation of debris and landfill over the centuries made the hills even higher. In 636 Jaffa was conquered by Arabs. In 1515, Jaffa was conquered by the Ottoman Sultan Selim 1. The 17th century saw the beginning of the re-establishment of churches and hostels for Christian’s pilgrims en route to Jerusalem and the Galilee.
During the 18th century, the coastline around Jaffa was often besieged by pirates and this led to the inhabitants relocating to Ramleh and Lydda where they relied on messages from a solitary guard house to inform them when ships were approaching the habour.
On 7thmarch 1799 Napoleon 1 of France captured the town in what became to be known as the siege of Jaffa, ransacked it, and killed scores of local inhabitants.
Jaffa clocks tower. The clock square with its distinctive clock tower was built in 1906 in honor of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. The Saraya (governor’s palace) was built in the1890s. The Mahmoudiya Mosque (Arabic) is the largest and most significant mosque in Jaffa, most of the current mosque was built in 1812 by the Ottoman Governor of Gaza and Jaffa, Muhammad Abu-Nabbut –Sabil Abu Nabbut.
The structure is situated in the city of Lod, approximately 15km south-east of Tel Aviv. It will be here that towards the end of times the prophet Issa (upon him be peace) will destroy Dajjal (the anti-Christ). Imam Tirmidhi(d.279/857) has narrated that the prophet Muhammad said, “ Son of Maryam (Mary) will kill the Dajjal at the door of LUD. “Imam Tirmidhi(d.279/857) then said “This is an authentic Hadith. From Jaffa a very short ride to Tel Aviv and have free time for shopping in the big malls of Tel Aviv.
Late evening drive to Ben Gurion Airport for departure. Our guide will help you with the formalities before bidding you farewell,