Jerusalem, Dead sea, Massada
- Tour departs every Wednesday from Jerusalem.
- Start the tour of the old city of Jerusalem with a visit of the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion.
- Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road and visit the four Sepharadic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels.
- Visit the Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo, to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period. Overnight in Jerusalem.
- Day two: Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel. Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities.
- Drive to mount Hertzel, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the ammunition hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the six day war and converted into a national memorial site and museum.
- Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next visit the Israel Museum, the shrine of the book where the Dead sea scrolls are housed, and the new holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Overnight in Jerusalem.
- Day three: Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead sea. Stop at Qumeran , the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
- Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress ; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car.
- Stop for lunch and spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area, and then return to point of departure.
Note: Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.