Palestinian Delights | 7 Days / 6 Nights
Day 1: Airport - Ramallah (D)
Arrival and transfer from Ben Gurion Airport or Allenby Bridge to the hotel in Ramallah for dinner & overnight.
Day 2: Ramallah (B, L)
Ramallah, the financial, cultural and political center of Palestine, houses a wonderful blend of the traditional and modern.
- A walk through the downtown and center of Ramallah, where you will get the chance to explore its traditional markets along with a wide array of shops.
- Visit the Dar Zahran Heritage building, to enjoy its photo gallery of ancient Ramallah and its souvenir shop.
- Visit the grave of Yasser Arafat, the late Palestinian president and founder of the Palestinian liberty organization
- Followed by the grave of the famous Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish and his museum.
- Afternoon tour in the beautiful village of Taybeh where you can be charmed by the old village and St. George's Church.
- The Peace Lantern factory and the beer factory, the only brewery in Palestine can also be visited in Taybeh.
- To end the day with more beautiful sceneries, we go on to explore the beautiful nature of Jefna Village and have traditional food.
- The day concludes with returning to Ramallah.
Day 3: Ramallah - Nablus – Ramallah (B, D)
- Nablus city awaits its visitors with many delights including the old city, the Turkish bath, soap factories, impressive mosques, souqs, and Abd al-Hadi palace, Jacobs well and Joseph’s tomb.
- After the sunset you can go to the Samaritans neighborhood for lunch and taste the Nabulsi Knafeh, a Palestinian delicacy that the city is famous for.
- The journey of this day concludes with the return to Ramallah, and perhaps with a traditional Dabkeh show, a traditional dance performance. Dinner & overnight.
Day 4: Ramallah - Jerusalem (B, D)
- To become familiar with Palestinian daily life and struggle, you will get the chance to pass through the Qalandia’s checkpoint and see the apartheid separation wall, on the way to Jerusalem.
- Once there, you can enjoy a spectacular view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives which combines the new city and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the old city.
- Then, deepen your knowledge of the religious and historic significance of this holy city by visiting both the Islamic and Christian holy sites which include Alaqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
- You will get the opportunity to walk along the walls of the old city and through its ancient roads where you’ll get a glimpse of the traditional food and local produce of Palestinians and familiarize yourself with the quarters in it.
- Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 5: Jerusalem – Bethlehem (B, D)
The city were Jesus Christ was born has plenty to offer for those interested in theology and history.
- In this tour, you can visit the traditional old markets and the milk Grotto where Saint Mary nursed Christ.
- Second is a visit to the Church of the Nativity, built above a cave that venerates Christ's birthplace.
- The third stop is the Mar Elias Monastery. The site has been founded in the 6th century upon the belief that St. Elias rested there on his flight from the Vengeance of Jezebel.
- The stop after is Rachel’s Tomb where Jacob’s wife, Rachel, is said to have died while giving birth to her son Benjamin.
- Then, you will visit beautiful Mar Saba, the Greek Orthodox monastery. It is considered one of the world’s oldest monasteries established by Saint Saba in the 5th Century in the middle of the Judean Desert.
- You can later have a Palestinian dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 6: Bethlehem – Jericho (B, D)
- From Bethlehem you will head to Jericho, most ancient city in the world, enjoying on the way views of the desert areas.
- Upon arrival in Jericho, you’ll visit the Monastery of Temptation, where Jesus spent 40 days and nights fasting and meditating, followed by views of hills and rivers from Wadi Qelt.
- The tour continues to Maqam Al-Nabi Musa "the Prophet Moses", a site where annual pilgrimage festivals are held and where you find a display of splendid architecture
- Next is Hisham's Palace for more ancient architecture and a view of the "tree of life" mosaic.
- The Jericho Tour concludes at the edge of the Dead Sea, Qumran, the site where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found, then continues into the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. The Dead Sea is famous for the mud and minerals that are natural healers and skin exfoliators. Its waters contain a high content of salt making it inhabitable for any form of marine life.
- After experiencing the waters and mud of the Dead Sea, the journey ends returning to our hotel in Jericho.
Day 7: Jericho - Airport
After breakfast transfer to airport or Allenby Bridge.