Extend Your Cruise Pre Israel

5 Day Tour

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Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please ask for details.

OVERVIEW

Touch 6,000 years of history in Israel’s fascinating capital, Jerusalem. Visit historical, archeological and holy sites including the Temple Mount, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.

Spend a full day exploring Jerusalem’s Old City including the city wall and gates, and see the Dead Sea Scrolls. Four nights at the historic King David Hotel (or similar), 8 meals including daily breakfasts, three full-day tours, Jerusalem-Cairo flight and hotel/airport transfer are included in this fully escorted package.

DAY 1 | JERUSALEM

Fly in to the Ben Gurion International Airport, then transfer to the historic King David Hotel (or similar) in Jerusalem, stopping at Mount Scopus to enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem’s Old City.*

DAY 2 | JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

Begin on the Mount of Olives. After an orientation, drive down to Gethsemane to see the garden and church. Proceed through Kidron Valley to Mount Zion; visit the church of Peter in Gallicantu and the Upper Room. After lunch, drive past Rachel’s Tomb on the way to picturesque Bethlehem, and visit the Church of the Nativity before returning to Jerusalem for dinner. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 | JERUSALEM OLD CITY

Begin the day by exploring David’s Tower, a citadel on the city wall housing a museum about Jerusalem’s history. Proceed to the Temple Mount area; follow the Via Dolorosa up to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After a traditional Israeli falafel lunch, visit the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. Explore more of the Old City, visiting the Christian Quarter, Arabic Quarter and Armenian Quarter. See several Roman ruins in the Jewish Quarter on your way back to the hotel. (B, L)

DAY 4 | JERUSALEM

This morning, take a short ride to the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed in the incomparable Shrine of the Book. See the Scrolls and spend an hour exploring the Israel Museum. Stop by Hadassah Medical Center and visit the chapel to see a set of 12 stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall, depicting the Twelve Tribes. This afternoon, return to the Old City for some free time there or choose an optional excursion to Yad Vashem, Jerusalem’s official museum of Holocaust remembrance. Enjoy a final evening in Jerusalem. (B, L)

DAY 5 | JERUSALEM

After breakfast, check out of your hotel. We take you to the airport for your flight to Cairo to begin your cruisetour. (B)

The following meals are included:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

Please note: For travelers arriving on a Friday, dinner will be at the hotel that evening instead of on Day 2/Saturday.

PRICE ON REQUEST

Includes 5 nights, nights at the historic King David Hotel (or similar), 8 meals including daily breakfasts, three full-day tours, Jerusalem-Cairo flight and hotel/airport transfer are included in this fully escorted package.

NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please ask for details.

Israel Extension Holiday 2016 - 5 Days
A holiday extension for Pathways of the Pharaohs. (VIK)

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