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Jerusalem City Break tour

Jerusalem City Break

Encounters Travel
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Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
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Jerusalem is a perfect place to enjoy a short break as there is so much to do & see in and around this historically important city. Our city break includes a tour of the city and day trips to Bethlehem, Masada & the Dead Sea

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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Trip Includes

  • All accommodation in hotels as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers in AC vehicles
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Sightseeing tours and activities as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide during touring days
  • Site entry fees except as noted below
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (3 breakfasts)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Jerusalem, transfer to hotel
Upon arrival at Tel Aviv airport, we meet & greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Jerusalem. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and recover from your flight or head out and explore the local area. OVERNIGHT:
Jerusalem hotel EXTRAS:
Extra day in Jerusalem - pre-tour

Day 2: Jerusalem & Bethlehem tour
We start today with a drive to the Mount of Olives for a spectacular panoramic view of the city. We then head to Mount Zion to visit King David's Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. We next enter the Old City and take a stroll through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. Our next stop is to visit the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and then continue on to the Christian quarter, where we walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Our final visit takes us to Bethlehem where Jesus was born, and we'll take a walk through the Manger square to visit the Church of Nativity, and view the Shepherds' field. OVERNIGHT:
Jerusalem hotel MEALS:
Breakfast

Day 3: Dead Sea & Masada tour
Today we leave Tel Aviv via the Judean hills to visit the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Here we stop at a Dead Sea cosmetic shop, where you can find many products made from the mineral rich local mud. We take a drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to ancient Masada. We climb aboard a cable car to reach the mountain fortress built by King Herod. Here we visit the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings, and learn about how the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. We continue to the Dead Sea, where you can enjoy a unique opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and perhaps cover yourself with the mineral rich mud that many believe has therapeutic effects. OVERNIGHT:
Jerusalem hotel MEALS:
Breakfast

Day 4: Jerusalem, tour ends with transfer to airport
Our tour ends after breakfast, when the rest of your time is free before we transfer you to the airport for your departure
flight. OVERNIGHT:
N/A MEALS:
Breakfast EXTRAS:
Extra day in Jerusalem - post-tour

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Amazing trip to Egypt!

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I just got back from my amazing trip to Egypt!
My tour was Discover Egypt from January 13 to January 21, 2018... What can I say?! I grew up with a fascination for Egypt and I feel so blessed I was able to go, with so many dates as an option, once I saw the date of my birthday, that was it! What better way to spend my birthday than in a country that has always been on the top of my bucket list !
I was lucky to meet an amazing group of people that shared my desire to see this amazing place and every single person involved in this tour was absolutely amazing! My tour guy Big Mo was the best! I felt very safe and well taken care of from the moment I landed in Egypt to the day I left. I really appreciated the birthday celebration as well!
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My husband and I booked the Discover Egypt trip in February 2017 and traveled in may 2017 and it was even more than we could have asked or dreamed it would be. Our group was led by Magz and we learned so much about Egyptian history and current culture. The trip was well organized and communication before during and after the trip was incredible. I have recommended this company to anyone who asks and can't wait to take another trip with them in the future. For any additional questions feel free to message me - I'm happy to provide more feedback. Thank you encounters for the trip of a lifetime!
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Encounters Travel Discover Egypt is the most comprehensive tour I've ever been on.They met us at the airport getting off the plane and took us back to the airport and saw that we got through security and everything in between. It is very safe in Egypt. You can walk the streets and when telling people that ask that we were from America we were met with smiles and positive comments. Because of the low number of tourists in the country right now Encounters Travel has negotiated with the hotels to stay in 5 star hotels. The pyramids are spectacular but it's only a small part of what you will see. Right now there are no crowds. An example My Wife and I took an optional tour to some pyramids southwest of Cairo. We went inside the Red Pyramid to the burial chambers. Two people passed us going in and two people passed us going out. That's 4 other people in the pyramid with us. All of the people with Encounters Travel are there to see to it that you have an enjoyable time and are extremely helpful.Our tour guide Big Mo is very knowledgeable and friendly.The Encounters agent in Hurghada, Mohamed,( I think everyone in Egypt is that name,HaHa) Was extremely pleasant and fun to be with. When Anass,the Encounters manager found out that my wife couldn't walk far he arraigned for a wheel chair to tour the Egyptian museum so she could see it all. This was my second time going on the Discover Egypt tour. I went last year with my son and when my wife heard all of our stories she wanted to see it. Someone asked her on the way home what her favorite part was and she replied "All of it" If you ever thought of going to Egypt now is the time.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 20

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Optional tours in Jerusalem
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for tour leader
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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