At Ben Gurion airport you will be met once you have cleared Immigration and Customs. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem and assisted with check-in.
After enjoying a sweeping view from the Mt of Olives, leave for a full day tour of the Old City commencing with the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive trees. Your guide will walk you through the Four Quarters of the city, allowing you to experience the city holy to so many. Follow the Way of the Cross, and traverse the markets of the Christian and Muslim Quarters, with an opportunity to enjoy a magnificent view towards the Dome of the Rock Mosque, the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where the Via Dolorosa ends. Here you can witness the devotion and prayer of believers at the site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of Christ. Afterwards, walk down through the Jewish Quarter via the Cardo and the Burnt House to the Western Wall. Here you may observe worshippers praying towards the Holy of Holies, and performing rituals such as placing written prayers into the cracks in the Wall. You leave the Old City through the Zion Gate to view St. Peter in Gallicantu, which was built over the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas. Your busy day of sightseeing will also include stops at the traditional Tomb of King David and the Upper Room Meals: Breakfast.
Drive along the Dead Sea to visit the stronghold of Masada. This grand fortress built by King Herod was the scene of the last stand by the Zealots fighting the Romans. In the afternoon visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and enjoy a swim in the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem. Meals: Breakfast.
This morning, visit the Israel Museum to see the fascinating model of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The afternoon includes a visit to Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity, which marks the place of Jesus' birth. Then to Herodium, the dramatic refuge built by Herod, and site of his recently-found tomb. The sweeping view in all directions across a landscape full of Biblical history and modern drama is an appropriate end to your tour Meals: Breakfast.
Today, your journey ends as your driver escorts you to Ben Gurion Airport. Meals: Breakfast.