Peace Tour to Palestine

Peace-Tour-to-PalestineDepartures: All Year Round

Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights

Cost: From $

 


 

DAY 1

Reception and transfer to hotel in Bethlehem.

DAY 2 Bethlehem – Jerusalem – Bethlehem

Visit Jerusalem, a city holy to the three great monotheistic religions. The old city including the Holy Sepulchre, the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa. Then you will meet Palestinian officials in Orient House. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B/D)

DAY 3 Bethlehem – Jerusalem Ramallah – Bethlehem

On the Mount of Olives, you will come across a wonderful panoramic view over the city. See the outskirts of Jerusalem with a representative of B’Tselem, “The Israeli Information Centre on Human Rights in the Occupied Territories”, giving you the opportunity to better understand the city’s complex issues. Travel to Ramallah, currently the capital of the Palestinian Authority. Proceed to Bir Zeit University, just outside the city. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B/D)

DAY 4 Bethlehem

Visit the historical centre of Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. Tour a local refugee camp (Deheishe) and meet with residents. Explore the pools of Solomon and the village of Artas and its folk museum. There will be a meeting with an official of the city of Bethlehem Peace Centre. See folkloric musical show by a local youth association. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B/D)

DAY 5 Bethlehem – Jericho

The Dead Sea Travel to the green oasis near the Dead Sea, Jericho, the lowest city in the world. From here travel on foot into the canyon of Wadi Qelt to admire the beautiful monastery of St. George. Return to Jericho, where there are two sites of particular interest: Tell es-Sultan, the ruins of one of the oldest cities in the world (7000 BC) and the Qasr Hisham, where the Umayyads built a palace with beautiful mosaics. See the Mount of Quarantine, before arriving at the Dead Sea, where you can enjoy the unique experience of floating on the sea. Overnight in Bethlehem. (B/D)

DAY 6 Bethlehem – Qalqilya Nablus – Bethlehem

Travel to Nablus and visit the Kasbah to have a meeting with a local association. Visit Mount Gerizim, the Samaritan holy mountain which is home to the only Samaritan community in Palestine. Travel to the town of Qalqilya where there are multiple visits and meetings planned, including one with the mayor who will explain the reality and catastrophic consequences of the Wall on the lives of people. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B/D)

DAY 7 Bethlehem – Hebron – Bethlehem

Travel to Hebron, the city built by the Canaanites around 4000 BC. Visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs which contains the tombs of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their wives. There will be a guided tour of the city of Hebron by Israeli members of ‘Breaking the Silence’, an organisation for ex-Israeli soldiers. After this you will visit the famous, ancient glass factory located in the Kasbah of the city. On return to Bethlehem stop at the village of Wadi Foukin and meet members of the association “Friends of the Earth” which brings Palestinians and Israelis together. Transfer to the airport in Tel Aviv for the return flight. All our programmes are subject to modification at any time. Each programme may, upon request, be adapted to the wishes and needs of your association, movement, organisation

Departures

For the most up to date departure information please contact your local travel agent.

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Meet and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation at hotels as specified (or similar standard) on half-board basis
  • Transfers as per the itinerary based on private touring with driver (for 2 – 3 people) in modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking escort driver throughout
  • Local guides in Jerusalem & Bethlehem
  • Entrance to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meetings with Associations, NGOs & Peace Organisations as specified in the itinerary

 

How to Book

Please contact your local travel agent to make tour arrangements.

 

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