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7D 5N Holy Land Tour includes:
3D2N Bangkok Layover includes:
TRAVEL DATES: (+/- 2 days for the Bangkok Layover)
15 May – 21 May 2018
5 Jun – 11 Jun 2018
25 Jun – 1 Jul 2018
Day 00: Philippines to Bangkok, hotel check-in
Day 01: Arrival
BKK – TLV: LY82 ETD: 15 May 0010hrs ETA: 15 May 0700hrs (–/L/D)
Day 02: Ancient Kingdoms (B/L/D)
Day 03: Mystery of Dessert (B/L/D)
Day 4: Jerusalem, The Old City (B/L/D)
Day 5: From Rome to Startup Nation (B/L/–)
Day 6: Departure (B/-/-)
TLV – BKK: LY81
ETD: 20 May 2300hrs
ETA: 21 May 1430hrs
Day 7: Arrival in Bangkok
Day 8: Depart for Philippines
One of our preferred choice in Jerusalem
The Mount Zion Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Jerusalem’s historic centre, it offers a seasonal outdoorpool and a traditional Turkish bath. The air conditioned rooms feature an Oriental style. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
The Zion’s well equipped rooms have cable TV andtea/coffee making facilities. Many feature the original stone walls of this historic building.Guests can relax in the summer outdoor pool and hot tub, or book one of the massage treatments available. The sun terrace has views over Mount Zion and the Hinnom Valley.
Superb location on the marina and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
Located on Herzelia beachfront and offering an outdoor pool and a garden, the 5-star superior Herods Herzliya has accommodation with a minibar, parquet floors and a flat-screen TV. It comes with a gym, free WiFi and free parking.
Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and cable channels. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.
A restaurant serving local specialities is available on site, as well as a bar. Guests can relax in the sun terrace or the shared lounge. Massages can be booked at the reception.
The centre of Herzelia is 6 km from Herods Herzliya.
The Haas Promenade is one of the best places to start a tour of Jerusalem. This panoramic viewpoint offers a sweeping view of the city and, in true Jerusalem fashion, is itself replete with thousands of years of history.
The promenade – popularly known in Hebrew as “the Tayelet” – actually comprises several walkways. From the heights of these landscaped walkways and parks, you can enjoy the full splendour of the city of Jerusalem spread out at your feet.
The Tombs of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron is the burial place of three biblical couples — Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, and Jacob and Leah.
The second holiest site in Judaism (after the Western Wall in Jerusalem), it is also sacred to the other two Abrahamic faiths, Christianity and Islam.
It was the patriarch Abraham who bought the property when his wife Sarah died, around 2000 years before Christ was born. Genesis 23 tells how Abraham, then living nearby at Mamre, bought the land containing the Cave of Machpelah to use as a burial place. He paid Ephron the Hittite the full market price — 400 shekels of silver. Today the site is the dominant feature of central Hebron, thanks to the fortress-like wall Herod the Great built around it in the same style of ashlar masonry that he used for the Temple Mount enclosure in Jerusalem.
Herod built or re-built eleven fortresses. This one he constructed on the location of his victory over Antigonus in 40 BC.
Herodium is a major archaeological site, home to an impressive palace dating to the time of King Herod. Located about 10km south of Jerusalem, the site was also the burial location of Herod, hence the tumulus shape of the hill.
Herodium required the reshaping of the hill top and the labor of many slaves and artisans to produce not only a pleasure palace but a fortified safe haven for the ruler. Nearby springs were channeled to supply water to the Herodium’s aqueduct system, water the gardens and supply water to an enormous pool which took pride of place on the hill top. Within the complex were courtyards, palatial halls and chambers. From the elevated position of the palace there are panoramic views across Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the Judean Desert.
After 40 years leading the headstrong Israelites in the desert, Moses stood on the windswept summit of Mount Nebo and viewed the Promised Land of Canaan — after having been told by God “you shall not cross over there”.
On a clear day can see the panorama Moses viewed: The Dead Sea, the Jordan River valley, Jericho, Bethlehem and the distant hills of Jerusalem.
At Genesis Land in the judean Desert, visitors get some face-to-face time with our biblical forefathers in the heart of the Judean Desert, a tent encamp- ment tucked in among undulating sandy hills offers a chance to experience what life was like in the area during biblical times.
In almost magical surroundings, where the rising and setting sun dances on the Moab mountain range in the distance, visitors to Genesis Land (Eretz Bereshit) get a blast of the past when they enter the tent of Abraham and his dutiful servant Eliezer.
Shiloh, the site of the Tabernacle and the first capital of the Israelite Kingdom, is one of the most importance heritage sites in Israel, with a history of 3,000 years. The layers of the different historical periods present the story of the region and its people. Here, the biblical stories of its original inhabitants – Samuel the prophet, Hanna and her famous prayer for a child, the 15th of Av celebrations in the vineyards and more come back to life.
On an isolated cliff top in the heart of the desert, a lofty plateau overlooking the Dead Sea and the untamed landscape of the Judean Desert, there once stood a magnificent palace.
The fortress of Masada was built in the year 30 BCE by King Herod, whose architectural feats have left their mark throughout the country. At the beginning of the great revolt against Rome in the year 68 CE, the site was conquered by a group of Jewish zealots, and Masada became their last stronghold.
In the year 72, the Romans besieged Masada and succeeded in reaching the steep fortress after constructing a huge earthen ramp on its western side. In the year 73, the 960 Jewish zealots living at the top of Masada chose to commit suicide rather than to fall into the hands of the Romans alive. Their deeds left behind a saga of courage, heroism, and martyrdom.
Masada is not only important because it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site or an ancient fortress occupying a breathtaking, strategic location high on a flat plateau above the Dead Sea, but because of its symbolic importance as a symbol of determination and heroism which continues to this day with many Israeli soldiers sworn in here.
Masada is one of the greatest archaeological sites in Israel and, perhaps, across the world. Its dramatic ascent can now be made by cable-car, but the drama and imagery that this site portrays is no less powerful than it ever was.
Ein Gedi, just aside the Dead Sea in the Judean Desert, not too far from Jerusalem, is one of Israel’s premier hiking spots, featuring spectacular beauty, varied landscapes, and botanical gardens. There’s no doubt that Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful places in Israel. Not too far from Jerusalem, yet it feels worlds away.
3,000 years ago, King David was establishing City Of David as the unified capital of the tribes of Israel. Years later, David’s son, King Solomon, built the First Temple next to the City of David on top of Mount Moriah, the site of the binding of Isaac, and with it, this hilltop became one of the most important sites in the world.
Today, the story of the City of David continues. Deep underground, the City of David is revealing some of the most exciting archeological finds of the ancient world. Underground to the Gihon Spring, the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years. Visitors seeking adventure can trek through knee deep water in King Hezekiah’s 2,700 year old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering. Continuing to the Shiloah Pool, the major water drawing source in biblical times, one reaches the Herodian Road, the ancient thoroughfare that led pilgrims north to the Temple.
The Mount of Olives, one of three hills on a long ridge to the east of Jerusalem, is the location of many biblical events. Rising to more than 800 metres, it offers an unrivalled vista of the Old City and its environs. The hill, also called Mount Olivet, takes its name from the fact that it was once covered with olive trees.
The Ophel is part of the Eastern Hill that sits between the City of David and the Temple Mount. The word “ophel” means “swell or rise” and refers to a higher part of the landscape. The Jebusites built their citadel there, as did David, who also added a lot more fortification to this northern part of his city. This part of the city was always heavily fortified. Extensive building took place in this area from the days of David right up to the modern excavation of the Ophel just south of the Temple Mount.
Near the Temple Mount there is a site where archaeological finds dating back to the First Temple period displayed. The most important and fascinating finds date to the Second Temple period. The earliest find is dated to the First Temple period, to the time of King Solomon in the 10th century BC. This find includes the city wall itself, a tower, a royal edifice and above all, a gatehouse.
The site is a special gem, and is a stunningly beautiful place to visit. Before or after visiting the Davidson Center, you can enjoy a coffee and a pastry at the entrance to the site.
The Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the four quarters of the walled city. The quarter is home to around 2,000 people and covers about 0.1 square kilometers. It is also the location of many tens of synagogues and yeshivas (places of the study of Jewish texts) and has been almost continually home to Jews since the century 8 BCE. Today, the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem is a fascinating place to explore with museums, synagogues, and of course, the Western Wall its main attractions. As well as these, however, just walking through the alleyways and watching the religious inhabitants go about their daily lives is just as fascinating.
The wealthy and the important residents of Jerusalem! where the houses of the priest who served in the Second Temple were discovered, containing beautiful mosaics, warehouses, and ritual immersion baths – all in one place. The site is undergrounded and it is very suitable for tours in the winter and in the summer.
The findings displayed in the exhibitions give visitors another look at the extent of the Herodian Quarter’s residents’ wealth: decorated tables, vibrantly colored imported pottery, and more.
Via Dolorosa, the route that Jesus took between his condemnation by Pilate and his crucifixion and burial. The Via Dolorosa pilgrimage is followed by Christians of many denominations, but especially Catholics and Orthodox.
The route of the Via Dolorosa begins near the Lions’ Gate in the Muslim Quarter and ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter, covering 500 meters and incorporating 14 Stations of the Cross.
The site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is identified as the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. The church has long been a major pilgrimage center for Christians all around the world.
About 10 years after the crucifixion, a third wall was built that enclosed the area of the execution and burial within the city, and this accounts for the Holy Sepulchre’s location inside the Old City of Jerusalem today.
Holy PrisonThe Roman emperor Constantine I, a convert to Christianity, had the temple of Venus in Jerusalem demolished to make way for a church. In the course of the demolition a tomb was discovered that was thought to be the tomb of Jesus. The first Church of the Holy Sepulchre was approached by a flight of steps from the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem.
Then pilgrims went through a narthex; a basilica; and an open area, the “holy garden,” which had in it the rock of Golgotha, finally reaching the Holy Sepulchre itself. The rock-cut tomb was initially open to the elements, but later it was protected by a small building.
The Mahane Yehuda Market is the largest market in Jerusalem and one of the most famous in the Middle East. Once a shopping and dining center for the working class, the shuk has transformed into one of Jerusalem’s main cultural centers. Locals and visitors alike flock there for incredible culinary experiences, an unforgettable Thursday nightlife scene, concerts and, of course, shopping.
The Kotel, is the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people. It is the last remnant of our Temple. Jews from around the world gather here to pray. People write notes to G-d and place them between the ancient stones of the Wall. Many important events took place on Mount Moriah, later known as the Temple Mount.
Mount Moriah, according to Jewish tradition, is the place where many pivotal events in Jewish history took place. Traditionally, creation of the world began from the Foundation Stone at the peak of the mountain. This is also where Adam, the first human, was created.
When Abraham was commanded to prepare his son Isaac for sacrifice, the father and son went up to “the place that G-d chooses” – Mount Moriah, and to its peak – the Foundation Stone – where the binding of Isaac took place. Jacob’s dream (of angels ascending and descending a ladder) is linked to this mountain.
Later on, the Holy of Holies – the core and heart of the First and Second Temples – was built around the Foundation Stone.
In the year 37 BCE, Herod was appointed king in Jerusalem. He soon initiated a huge renovation project for the Temple. He hired many workers who toiled to make the Temple more magnificent and to widen the area of the Temple Mount by flattening the mountain peak and building four support walls around it. The Western Wall we know of, is one of these four support walls.
Caesarea is a magnificent site, a national park where amazing ancient harbor ruins, beautiful beaches, and impressive modern residences sit side by side. Caesarea is originally an ancient Herodian port city located on Israel’s Mediterranean Coast Caesarea National Park is one of, if not Israel’s, most impressive archaeological site. The beautifully restored harbour here was built by King Herod and is a work of engineering marvel. The site is a fascinating place to explore and the museum includes a great multimedia explanation of the history of the port.
Tel Aviv is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Titled the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times, this is a 24 hour city with a unique pulse, combining sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene, incredible food, UNESCO recognized Bahous architecture an called as the white city, and an international outlook.
Neot Kedumim, the Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel. This unique recreation of the physical setting of the Bible in all its depth and detail allows visitors to see life as it was lived by our ancestors 3,000 years ago. More than a “garden” showing various plants, Neot Kedumim embodies the panorama and power of the landscapes which shaped the values of the Bible and provided the rich vocabulary for expressing those values.
Israel is widely known as the “start-up nation” and is recognized as a major player in the fields of innovation, R & D and entrepreneurship. Taglit-Birthright Israel built the “State of Mind” Innovation Center in partnership with The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The exciting and cutting-edge Innovation Center allows you to learn about the new advancements Israeli Start-Ups are making in different fields, such as science, medicine, security, space and more. Each Taglit-Birthright Israel group that visits the Innovation Center begins by exploring the interactive exhibition.
Old Jaffa Port (also known as Namal Yafo) was the ancient port of the city of Jaffa, out of which modern day Tel Aviv has grown. The Old Jaffa Port is reputed to be one of the oldest ports in the world, notably being the port from which Jonah set off in the famous Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale.
Ancient Jaffa was a strategic prize. It was conquered and reconquered countless times by Canaanites, Phoenicians, the Pharaohs, King David, the Assyrians and more. Its long and fascinating history as strategic port in the Eastern Mediterranean continued until only recently when new ports were built south of Tel Aviv in Ashdod and north in Haifa, to cater for modern-day shipping methods.
What are NOT included?
-All meals not indicated in the package
What are the Payment terms?
This package is for Book and Buy Basis-Full payment is required to secure slot. BUT we can arrange installment with an initial payment of SGD1,500/person. However, airline tickets MNL or CEB-BKK will only be booked after full payment (no partial reservation will be made), therefore, rate difference may apply.
Is this Flying from Manila only?
Quoted rate is based from Manila/Cebu as the exit airport. Other airports such as Iloilo, Davao and other provinces can be quoted but subject to rate difference.
Can we not take direct MNL-TLV flight?
This package is originally created BKK-TLV. the 3D2N Bangkok layover is added to cater Philippine passport holder. Currently, there is no MNL-TLV route for this package.
Can I extend my stay in Bangkok?
Yes, you can. Provide us a detail of your stay and we can quote if for you
Can I extend my stay in Holy land or request for 11D/10N Jordan-Israel-Egypt with Digital tour?
Please send us a message so we can make a request. However, the digital is currently available in Holy land only.
Do I need visa?
Israel is visa-free for Philippine Passport holder
Do I need to receive any special vaccination before my trip to Israel?
Israel is a modern, developed country with levels of health and hygiene equivalent to Western countries. Visitors entering Israel are not required to undergo vaccinations prior to their arrival.
How is the weather in Israel?
Israel enjoys long, warm, dry summers (April-October) and generally mild winters (November-March) with somewhat drier, cooler weather in hilly regions, such as Jerusalem and Safed. Rainfall is relatively heavy in the north and center of the country, with much less in the northern Negev and almost negligible amounts in the southern areas.
Is everything closed on Shabbat in Israel?
All public offices in Israel are closed on Shabbat, as are most private businesses. In most cities, public transportation does not operate (trains and buses), taxi service is available. Non Kosher restaurants are available in most areas. Radio and TV broadcasts operate as usual.
Is there a particular dress code when visiting places of worship?
When visiting religious sites, please do take care to be dressed modestly.
What is the VAT in Israel?
The Value Added Tax levied on all goods and services is 17% but shops that are listed by the Ministry of Tourism and participating in the VAT refund program allow tourists to seek a VAT refund at the port of departure.
What is the currency used in Israel?
The currency in Israel is the New Israeli Sheqel (NIS) (plural sheqalim). There is no limits to the amount of local or foreign currency brought into Israel. Some shops might accept foreign currencies but may return change in Sheqel. International credit cards are widely accepted in Israel.
What to pack for a trip to Israel?
There will be a fair bit of walking to historical sites so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Although it might be warm in the day, temperatures do fall in the evening so suitable clothing is useful. Bring bathing suit on the day of visit to the Dead Sea.