Explore the third holiest city in Islam-Al Quds, Masjid Al Aqsa, the third holiest site after the two Noble Sanctuaries in Makkah and Madinah. The second house of prayer established on earth, built 40 years after the Kaaba in Mecca. The first Qibla. From Al Quds to Jericho via Bethlehem and Al Khalil, visit the sacred sites of Islam in Palestine
Day 1: Tel-Aviv – Jerusalem “Al Quds”
Arrival at Tel-Aviv airport. Welcome and reception by a member of our team. Transfer to Jerusalem, dinner and overnight at hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 2: Al Quds. Friday prayer at Masjed Al Aqsa
After breakfast, the day will be spent visiting the old city of Al Quds, a city holy to the three monotheistic religions. Discovery of the rich Islamic, archaeological, historical and religious heritage of Al Quds. Head to Al Aqsa Mosque, (Haram-es-Sherif), the first Qibla, the second mosque built 40 years after the Kaaba, and the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. Visit of the site with its numerous monuments dating from pre-Islamic periods. Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa. Then plunged into the souk's colorful alleys which will take you to the meeting places of the three major monotheistic religions: the Via Dolorosa, Omar Ebn Al Khatab mosque and the Holy Sepulchre, one of emblems of Christianity. Visit Haet Albourak (the Wailing Wall). Continue by taking the ancient Roman road, the Cardo, located in the heart of the old town, for Jabel Alnabi Daoud, visit Almaeda, the room of the Last Supper, and Makam Alnabi Daoud, tomb of the Prophet David. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Al Quds.
Day 3: Al Quds - Bethlehem – Hebron “Al Khalil’
After breakfast, you will continue visiting Al Quds by going to the Mount of Olives. The highest peak, at-Tur, rises to 827 meters and offers not only a splendid view on the old city, but also an important place in the history of three monotheist religions. Visit Maqam Raba'a el Adwiya; considered to be the first mystic of Islam. It is in poems that she expresses her spirituality. Today she is one of the most famous women in Islam. Visit Maqam Salman Al Farisi, a companion of Khalif Omar Ben Al Khtab. All together they reached Al Quds in 638 CE. Drive to Bethlehem, birthplace of Nabi Aïssa ﷺ, visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world, built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Prophet Issa. Departure to Hebron “Khalil alrahman”, built by the Canaanites around 4000 BC. You will be taken around the Casba, the historic center of the city, endowed with an exceptional historical heritage, to reach the Khalil Al Rahman mosque, "the sacred place of the friend of God" to visit the maqam Al nabi Ibrahim, Ishac, Yacoub ﷺ and their wives. Passage by Halhul to visit Maqam Nabi Yunus. Dinner and overnight at Al-Quds.
Day 4: Al Quds - Jericho - Dead Sea
After breakfast, you will depart for a green oasis near the Dead Sea: Jericho, the lowest city in the world is located 250 meters below sea level. Jericho was made famous by the discovery of one of the oldest cities of the Levant dating from the eighth millennium BC. Stop in Nabi Moussa mosque, this great pilgrimage place was built in 1269 CE in commemoration to the prophet Moses. Continue to Jericho, you will admire the Mount of Temptation, “Jabel Al Nabi Issa” which overlooks the oasis. Then visit Qasr Hisham, in the north of the oasis, where the Umayyads built a palace in the 8th century CE, which holds the inescapable treasure of Jericho, an 850 square meter floor mosaic, the largest and best preserved in the Middle East. Route to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth 400m below sea level, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the indescribable feeling of floating on the Dead Sea. This sea is the richest and saltiest place on Earth. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Al Quds.
Day 5 – Al Quds – Tel Aviv
After breakfast, transfer to Tel-Aviv for departure flight
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Day 1: Tel-Aviv – Jerusalem
Arrival at Tel-Aviv airport. Welcome and reception by a member of our team, transfer to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 2: Jerusalem
Start the visit with the old city of Jerusalem. In the Old City, you will encounter oriental charm and be plunged into the souk’s colourful alleys, which take you to the meeting places of the three major monotheistic religions: The Via Dolorosa believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. In addition, the Holy Sepulchre which houses both the place of Calvary and the tomb of Christ. Passing through the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian districts, you can contemplate the vestiges and the religious and architectural imprints left by the different peoples who lived there. Continuation the visit by taking the ancient Roman road, the Cardo, located in the heart of the old town up to Mont Sion where you will discover the Dormition Abbey, the cave of the last Supper and the tomb of King David. We visit Saint-Peter-in-Gallicantu Church, also known as the “Church of the Cock”. We end the day with a stroll through the Armenian quarter to the Jaffa Gate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 3: Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Tel Aviv
Day starts with the Wailing Wall visit, the holy place of Judaism, then the esplanade of the mosques the third holiest religious site in Islam. It contains the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, the gem emblematic of the Holy Land, its golden dome shining brilliantly on the Jerusalem skyline. Then visit the Mount of Olives, with its 827m altitude, it offers a wonderful panoramic view of the old town and has places of great importance for the three monotheistic religions. Visit the chapel of Dominus Flevit, recalls the Gospel incident in which Jesus wept over the future fate of Jerusalem. Descent from the Mount to the Garden of Olive Trees with the Church of All Nations, Gethsemane, the place where Jesus would have prayed before his arrest. Departure for Bethlehem located 10 km from Jerusalem to discover the Basilica of the Nativity, one of the oldest churches in the world, built above the cave where Jesus was born. Visit Milk Grotto and the historic centre; walk through the old quarters and market. Transfer to Tel-Aviv airport for departure.
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