Sightseeing & Cultural Tours
Day 1: Arrival
- We will welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel in Jerusalem
- Panoramic night tour. Explore Jerusalem by night: the best streets for strolling, the greatest spots for panoramic views and the ideal venues to go to.
- Dinner & overnight at your hotel
Day 2: Jenin & Nablus
- Local breakfast at the hotel.
- Drive to Jenin: a wonderful opportunity for morning views for Palestinian landscape and villages.
- Jenin: Here you will get an unforgettable experience in olive tree fields and taste some of world’s best olive oil. You’ll also meet the farmers and learn from them about organic farming.
- Lunch: On this day, we’ll meet with a local resident and learn how to prepare a Maftoul dish, the same way it has been done for generations. This is a Palestinian much loved delicacy.
- Drive to Nablus: After a local refreshing lunch, we’ll embark on a 45Km journey to Nablus.
- Sebastia: When you visit this 10,000-year-old village, you’ll be literally walking through history. It has been conquered by Canaanites, Israelites, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Muslims.
- Jacob’s Well: This is the site where Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink and offered her "living water". It lies in the crypt of a Greek Orthodox Church
- Old City of Nablus: This is a great place to shop and get some souvenirs. The historic streets of the Souk are filled with local vendors and a wide variety of handcrafts and produce. It has a genuinely uplifting atmosphere.
- Sama Nablus & Knafeh: delicious dessert and breathtaking view. Can you think of a better way to end a long day?
- Dinner and overnight in Nablus.
Day 3: Birzeit, Ramallah & Al Taybeh
- Local Breakfast at the hotel
- Morning Ride to Birzeit: Situated Just a few kilometers away from Ramallah, the town of Birzeit is significant for its internationally known university and great beer.
- Birziet University: considered as Palestine’s leading academic institution. We will go for a tour in the university and meet local students.
- The Palestinian Museum: if you’re into Museums and art, this is the place for you. The Museum hosts exhibitions celebrating Palestinian culture and identity.
- Drive to Ramallah: in the afternoon drive to Ramallah which is only 20 minutes away.
- Yasser Arafat Museum: This museum was built in honor of the late Palestinian leader. It is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of Palestine’s political history
- Food Crawl: On this walking Tour, you’ll get to taste the most famous Palestinian dishes at the most renowned local places. We’ll walk in the old downtown and hop from one shop to another. We’ll take you to the city’s hidden havens for Shawarma, Hummus, Falafel, kaa’k, Palestinian barbecue & Salads and Mana’esh. You’ll also get to try a variety of traditional desserts along with some Arabic coffee. And for the lovers of fresh fruits and vegetable and authentic atmospheres, the traditional vegetable market with its bustling atmosphere would be waiting for you.
- Panoramic views and wine tasting in Taybeh: This small village perched high above the Judaean Hills overlooks the Judaean Desert, the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea. Named “The Goodly” for the warmth of its inhabitants, it provides you with the opportunity to meet locals, and to taste Palestinian wine at the Taybeh Brewery.
- Traditional dinner
- Overnight in Ramallah
Day 4: Jericho & Dead Sea
- Ride from Ramallah to Jericho: During the 30 Km ride, you’ll be able to see spectacular desert views.
- Makam Al Nabi Mousa: This historic site, which lies on our way to Jericho, is believed to be the shrine of Prophet Moses. It consists of a beautiful colorful mosque with a towering minaret that overlooks the impressive Jordan Valley.
- Monastery of Temptation: There you’ll find splendid views of the Monastery where Jesus spent 40 days fasting and meditating. You’ll also witness Palestine’s finest natural reserve, Wadi al Qelt. This would be a great chance to experience a blend between Palestine’s history and nature.
- Hisham’s Palace: This unique mosaic paved Omayyad Palace is known for its unique Architecture and the ‘tree of life mosaic’. One of the sites that can’t be missed when in Jericho.
- Qumran: The site where the Dead Sea scrolls where found, constitutes a wonderful blend of the historical, holy and natural.
- Lunch: We’ll be having lunch by the Dead Sea. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.
- Dead Sea: You’ll get to swim in the deepest Salt Lake in the world and use its famous minerals and mud for skin exfoliation and natural healing. The perfect end for the day!
- Drive to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight
Day 5: Hebron
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Herodion National Park: This archaeological site is home to an impressive palace dating to the time of King Herod. We won’t let you miss it.
- Drive to Hebron
- Cave of the Patriarchs: located in the heart of the old city of Hebron, this place is considered holy and sacred to Muslims.
- Keffiyeh Factoy: Visit the last and only Keffiyeh Factory in Palestine, learn more about the art of making the iconic Palestinian scarf and the daily challenges the factory faces.
- Lunch After a long city Tour, there’s nothing better than delicious local food shared with friendly locals.
- Glass & Ceramics Factory: Local handicrafts are what Hebron is famous for and you’ll get the chance to learn the manufacturing process of these handicrafts from the local craftsmen.
- Meet Bedouins: experience the hospitality and humble life of Bedouins.
- Optional dinner at an organic farm.
- Drive to Bethlehem for overnight
Day 6: Bethlehem - Jerusalem
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Mar Saba Monastery: There’s nothing like a short refreshing morning hike and a lesson in history about one of the greatest ancient monasteries.
- Lunch optional
- Aida Camp and Tent of Nations: get into the heart of the political situation at this refugee camp – presentation about refugees and camps.
- The Separation wall: It is the contested eight-meter-high barrier that is plastered with murals and graffiti.
- The walled off Hotel & Museum: be prepared to get amazed by Banksy’s creative and controversial art.
- The Church of Nativity: This Holy piece of architecture is the exact location where Jesus was born. It is Bethlehem’s pride and joy and a site that can’t be missed.
- Milk Grotto Chapel: The legend says that a drop of milk touched the red rock of this church, turning it white.
- Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7: Jerusalem
- A Refreshing Breakfast at the hotel.
- Mount of Olives: The day starts with a splendid panoramic view of East and West Jerusalem. As we descend from the Mount of Olives we’ll stop by the Church of all Nations and the Tomb of Virgin Marywhich lay at the foot of the Mount.
- The Temple Mount: We’ll visit the temple mount and pass by the famous Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque. They never disappoint.
- Lunch: We can’t let you come to Jerusalem without trying its Hummus and Falafel. You’ll be eating at the city’s best.
- Via Dolorosa & the Church of the Holy Sepulcher: You’ll get to walk on the same path that Jesus walked with his cross to the site of his crucifixion and resurrection, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
- Old Market: An Afternoon Stroll in the Old Market is the perfect way to experience the authentic vibes and bustle of East Jerusalem. It’s a great place for shopping and bargaining.
- Dinner : We never forget the importance of treating our visitors with traditional food, so you will eat a home-cooked meal at a local family’s home. The best way for the farewell
Day 8: Departure:
After breakfast transfer to the Airport/Allenby bridge