Jewish Heritage Israel Tour – Jerusalem & Massada – 3 Day
Start a 3 day Journey through the Jewish Heritage tour sites. Begin in Jerusalem make your way along the Kotel tunnels, Sepharadic synagogues, Davidson center, Tower of David, Israel Museum,Yad Vashem, Mt. Herzl, Ammunition Hill, Qumeran, Massada, Dead Sea and then back Jerusalem.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY - KOTEL TUNNELS, SEPHARADIC SYNAGOGUES, DAVIDSON CENTER, TOWER OF DAVID
Visit the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, heart of the ancient Roman city ; visit the four Sepharadic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter; tour the Western Wall tunnels ; visit the archaeological park atDavidson center; walk through the colorful local bazaar to visit the Tower of David museum presenting the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city beginning with the first temple period.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 2 THURSDAY - YAD VASHEM, MT. HERZL, AMMUNITION HILL, ISRAEL MUSEUM
Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel. Drive through Mea Shearim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Proceed to Mount Herzl , 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 Israel Museum, the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the Holyland model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 3 FRIDAY - QUMERAN, MASSADA, DEAD SEA, LUNCH & SPA
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit Qumeran ,where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans ; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue and bathhouse; descend by cable car. Next, stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area and enjoy a "Swim" in the mineral rich Dead Sea.
Return to Jerusalem.