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The holy land

One of the most interesting places on earth – this tiny yet beautiful and diverse country will not leave you indifferent.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The average temperature on the coast of the Red Sea is 100 °F. It’s hot.
  • The Dead Sea has the saltiest water on earth
  • Golan Heights is famous for Mount Hermon, which is a major attraction for its snow: a rarity in Israel.
  • Mini Israel has over 385 beautifully crafted 3D models, which are exact replicas of Israel’s fantastic monuments.
  • Israel is also known for all-year-round events and festivals – not just religious, but also celebrating music, theatre, film and sports.

Where to stay in Israel

THE BASICS 

Israel attracted 3.3 million tourists in 2014 and is a great choice for holiday makers. It’s packed full with cultural history and an array of ancient and religious sites, dating back two millennia of human history. Israel is the world’s only Jewish democratic state and is home to sacred sites for Jews, Muslims and Christians, yet many go to Israel for its leisure and recreational activities – from nature spots to sunny beaches, diverse night life, first class diving and rich local and fusion cuisine.

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tel-aviv-jaffa beach

Tel Aviv – Jaffa beaches

Israel is prized for its warm unspoiled Mediterranean beaches like Aqueduct Beach and Beit Yannai Beach. Its cosmopolitan city Tel-Aviv-Jaffa has a high concentration of Bauhaus buildings from the 1930’s and a multitude of museums, the highest per capita in the world!

A popular resort area is situated at the northern tip of the Red Sea: Eilat. Many divers come to explore the beautiful seascape of the Red Sea with its abundance of coral reefs and marine life.

There is an endless list of religious and other important sites in Israel, such as the Western wall, the Holy City of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, Yad Vashen Holocaust Memorial, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock and Sea of Galilee, to name but a few. Everyone, including non-religious holiday-goers, can experience the extraordinary spiritual energy of Jerusalem. Travellers can retrace the footsteps of Jesus along the Sea of Galilee and visit the centre of Jewish mysticism Kabbalah  (in Hebrew) in Safed.

Israel is also great for children as they have tailor-made attractions such as the Jerusalem’s Time Elevator, which explores Israel’s history and Mini Israel. With its warm beaches, gentle surfs and interesting historical attractions children will have fun learning whilst sightseeing.

Jerusalem

The historical city Jerusalem

Due to the vast number of sights to see first time travellers, often, opt for tailor-made tours with structured itineraries to ensure they see the best parts of Israel. There are a variety of tours that are catered for the specific needs from hiking, sight-seeing, sacred pilgrimage or adventure.

Many visit Israel for its beautiful nature spots including the ancient fortification of Massada or the vast emptiness and beauty of the Negev desert, which is located west of the Dead Sea. There are many eco-tourism options and desert adventures like rock climbing, rappelling, camel riding on the frankincense route, driving along dessert trails and all-terrain jeep trips.

A selection of modern inns and guest cabins with exclusive spas are available after long days of dessert exploration. For travellers who have an interest in winery they may like want to to visit the Galilee region, which makes up the centre of Israel’s fine wines and is filled with green valleys and hills.

 

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8 night Jordan Discovery and Israel Holy Land Tour

Destination: Jordan and Israel
8 night Jordan Discovery and Israel Holy Land Tour We can offer this exciting Tour on 19 January from £1299.00 per person as per itinerary below, including flights, hand baggage only. Other Dates available on request. 19th January – Depart Gatwick 09.05 arrive Aqaba 16.45 Arrival Aqaba Airport, meet and assistance then transfer to Lacosta Hotel or similar, Aqaba or similar. Dinner & Overnight 20th January – Aqaba – Wadi Rum – Petra. After Breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum or (Valley of the Moon), where Geologists believed that this Desert was created from a great crack on the Surface of the earth. Archaeologists believe that Wadi Rum was inhabited in the prehistoric periods, On the way to Wadi Rum, visiting the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, named by Lawrence of Arabia, and then continue to visit Desert Police Station, with their beautiful uniforms, with possibility to enjoy 2 hours trip with Jeeps to explore more about Wadi Rum where you visit different beautiful sites in the Desert. Drive to Petra, Dinner & Overnight in Petra Panorama Hotel or similar 21st January – Full day visit Petra – Amman. After breakfast, Visit Petra. Your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra, which was built by Nabatean (An early Arab people). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabatean who settles in the South of Jordan more than 2 thousands years ago. They dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. The Nabateans Kingdom reached to Damascus and includes part of Sinai and Negev Desert. The visit starts by riding horses from the main Entrance of Petra for about 600-700 m to the Siq and back on horses same distance to the main Entrance, then walk through the Siq (1.2 km), where you face in the end the most impressive Facade of the Treasury. Then visit Royal Tombs, The Court, Roman Theatre, Roman Street, Qasr El Bint. Later on transfer to Amman Dinner& Overnight. 22nd January- City Tour of Amman & Jerash: After Breakfast, prepare yourself for special day, as we will begin by visiting Amman the Capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by visiting National Museum, Citadel, then drive through down town, visit Mosque. Later on drive northern to visit one of the best Roman preserved city of the World, Jerash is 45 km north of Amman. Then drive to Amman. Dinner & Overnight in Amman Gerassa Hotel or similar 23rd January – Jerusalem Transfer to Allenby Bridge over the Jordan River crossing to Israel, here you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel, Jerusalem Gate overnight Bed & Breakfast 24th January – Tel Aviv Today your hotel can arrange a transfer by cherut taxi (not included in the cost) at your leisure to Tel Aviv Central Hotel, overnight Bed & Breakfast 25th January – Galilee Early a.m. departure for the two day, one night tour to the Galilee Visiting; Caeserea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Nazareth, Tiberias, Capernaum, Yardenit Overnight in North Israel, Bed & Breakfast 26th January – Galilee/Tel Aviv Galilee Tour ends late afternoon and overnight Central Hotel, Tel Aviv on Bed & Breakfast 27th January – Depart Tel Aviv 20.50 arrive Gatwick 00.05 (28th Jan) At Leisure in Tel Aviv and take train or taxi to Ben Gurion, Tel Aviv airport Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book 8 night Jordan Discovery and Israel Holy Land Tour and for further information.
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8 night Jordan Discovery and Israel Holy Land Tour
Destination: Jordan and Israel
Jordan - Petra

8 night Jordan Discovery and Israel Holy Land Tour

We can offer this exciting Tour on 19 January from £1299.00 per person as per itinerary below, including flights, hand baggage only. Other Dates available on request.

19th January – Depart Gatwick 09.05 arrive Aqaba 16.45
Arrival Aqaba Airport, meet and assistance then transfer to Lacosta Hotel or similar, Aqaba or similar. Dinner & Overnight

20th January – Aqaba – Wadi Rum – Petra.
After Breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum or (Valley of the Moon), where Geologists believed that this Desert was created from a great crack on the Surface of the earth. Archaeologists believe that Wadi Rum was inhabited in the prehistoric periods, On the way to Wadi Rum, visiting the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, named by Lawrence of Arabia, and then continue to visit Desert Police Station, with their beautiful uniforms, with possibility to enjoy 2 hours trip with Jeeps to explore more about Wadi Rum where you visit different beautiful sites in the Desert. Drive to Petra, Dinner & Overnight in Petra Panorama Hotel or similar

21st January – Full day visit Petra – Amman.
After breakfast, Visit Petra. Your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra, which was built by Nabatean (An early Arab people). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabatean who settles in the South of Jordan more than 2 thousands years ago. They dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. The Nabateans Kingdom reached to Damascus and includes part of Sinai and Negev Desert. The visit starts by riding horses from the main Entrance of Petra for about 600-700 m to the Siq and back on horses same distance to the main Entrance, then walk through the Siq (1.2 km), where you face in the end the most impressive Facade of the Treasury. Then visit Royal Tombs, The Court, Roman Theatre, Roman Street, Qasr El Bint. Later on transfer to Amman Dinner& Overnight.

22nd January- City Tour of Amman & Jerash:
After Breakfast, prepare yourself for special day, as we will begin by visiting Amman the Capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by visiting National Museum, Citadel, then drive through down town, visit Mosque. Later on drive northern to visit one of the best Roman preserved city of the World, Jerash is 45 km north of Amman. Then drive to Amman. Dinner & Overnight in Amman Gerassa Hotel or similar

23rd January – Jerusalem
Transfer to Allenby Bridge over the Jordan River crossing to Israel, here you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel, Jerusalem Gate overnight Bed & Breakfast

24th January – Tel Aviv
Today your hotel can arrange a transfer by cherut taxi (not included in the cost) at your leisure to Tel Aviv
Central Hotel, overnight Bed & Breakfast

25th January – Galilee
Early a.m. departure for the two day, one night tour to the Galilee
Visiting; Caeserea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Nazareth, Tiberias, Capernaum, Yardenit
Overnight in North Israel, Bed & Breakfast

26th January – Galilee/Tel Aviv
Galilee Tour ends late afternoon and overnight Central Hotel, Tel Aviv on Bed & Breakfast

27th January – Depart Tel Aviv 20.50 arrive Gatwick 00.05 (28th Jan)
At Leisure in Tel Aviv and take train or taxi to Ben Gurion, Tel Aviv airport

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book 8 night Jordan Discovery and Israel Holy Land Tour and for further information.

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£1,299
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Price From
£1,299
19 January 2019
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Be Part of Eilat Bird Festival – March 2019

Destination: Eilat
http://www.crusadertravel.com/experience/israel-birdwatching/ Eilat Bird Festival – 17th March to 24th March 2019 17th March: Luton to Ovda and return from Ovda to Luton on 24th March Full birding programme and half board accommodation at the Agamim hotel from £1920.00 per person or Vista Boutique Hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis and full programme from £1550.00 per person or 3 Day Bird Package at Vista on Bed and Breakfast basis from £1250.00 per person. The Eilat Bird Festival is hosted each Spring at the peak of the migration period in Eilat, on the Red Sea, with tours throughout Israel’s southern regions, including the Arava, the Eilat Mountains, the Negev and the Dead Sea. The Eilat Birds Festival is hosted by the Israel Ornithological Center and is designed to bring together birders from the world over for an unforgettable week of birds, migration and nature during the peak of spring migration. The festival is a week long event that includes day and night bird watching tours to all the best sites in southern Israel, many bird related activities, presentations, talks and more. Packages include accommodation, your choice of several free fully guided tours daily and evening activities. Past festivals hosted hundreds of birdwatchers from all over Europe and the US that enjoyed a host of real rarities, including extreme vagrants and many memorable migration days. To book or for more information for Eilat Bird Festival, please call us on 020 8744 0474
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Be Part of Eilat Bird Festival – March 2019
Destination: Eilat

http://www.crusadertravel.com/experience/israel-birdwatching/
Eilat Bird Festival – 17th March to 24th March 2019

17th March: Luton to Ovda and return from Ovda to Luton on 24th March
Full birding programme and half board accommodation at the Agamim hotel from £1920.00 per person or Vista Boutique Hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis and full programme from £1550.00 per person or 3 Day Bird Package at Vista on Bed and Breakfast basis from £1250.00 per person.

The Eilat Bird Festival is hosted each Spring at the peak of the migration period in Eilat, on the Red Sea, with tours throughout Israel’s southern regions, including the Arava, the Eilat Mountains, the Negev and the Dead Sea.

The Eilat Birds Festival is hosted by the Israel Ornithological Center and is designed to bring together birders from the world over for an unforgettable week of birds, migration and nature during the peak of spring migration.

The festival is a week long event that includes day and night bird watching tours to all the best sites in southern Israel, many bird related activities, presentations, talks and more.

Packages include accommodation, your choice of several free fully guided tours daily and evening activities. Past festivals hosted hundreds of birdwatchers from all over Europe and the US that enjoyed a host of real rarities, including extreme vagrants and many memorable migration days.

To book or for more information for Eilat Bird Festival, please call us on 020 8744 0474

Price From
£1,550
Price From
£1,550
17 March 2019
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