Old and new Arabia in Oman

If you are craving a few days of sun even in the depths of winter, Oman provides buckets of it, so it’s perfect for families wanting sunshine in the winter.

And the little sultanate on the southern seaboard of Arabia doesn’t just have famously white sandy beaches and rich blue waters to drawn you, its has fascinating historical towns to wander through for a glimpse of an ancient culture.

For history buffs or families with children, Oman’s landscape is peppered with forts to assault. There are more than 500 castles and towers, most of them hundreds of years old spread through the landscape. Some of the best defend Muscat the, capital city. The walled city is where you will find old royal palaces. The Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace is the current one, prettily located beside the town’s deep harbour. From there, you can wander through the Mutrah Souk, to haggle over prices for textiles and other souvenirs.

Oman is the only place in the Arabian Peninsula where modern development peacefully co-exists with ancient architecture, culture and traditions. The Omanis deliver the famed Arabian hospitality, nearly always in traditional dress, whilst keeping in touch on the latest mobile phones; and the real appeal of Oman lies in these contrasts and the chance to experience the traditional Arabian culture.

For unique driving experiences, try nipping through the dry riverbeds that wind through the mountains.

But it’s to the beach that you will keep coming back. The country’s coastline is a major breeding site for turtles, especially the leatherback – there are more of them visiting Oman’s beaches than anywhere else in the world. And dolphins slip in and out of the waves

After all that, you can relax, by spending the evening just drifting in a traditional dhow fishing boat.

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Fully Escorted Holyland Tour

Destination: Israel
Fully Escorted Holyland Tour Oct 22-27, 2018 Sunday- 21 October 2018 London /Tel Aviv with British Airways Depart London Heathrow Airport 22:30 Arrive Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 05:15 (22 Oct) Monday-Oct 22 2018 Ben Gurion Airport / Tiberias/ Caesarea / Muhraka / Megiddo / Acre Early arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and meet your guide and driver. Leave the airport and drive via Tel-Aviv and along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Breakfast en route Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor . Overnight in Nazarethz. Tuesday-Oct 23 2018 Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights. Overnight in Nazareth. Wednesday-Oct 24 2018 Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre . Drive along the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem. Thursday-Oct 25 2018 Jerusalem (Old City) Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City ; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance. Overnight in Jerusalem. Friday-Oct 26 2018 Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem* Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jeruslaem. Overnight in Jerusalem. Saturday-Oct 27 2018 Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport/ London Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure on board British Airways. Depart Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 16:45 Arrive London Heathrow Airport 20:05 COST Per person in a twin/double from £1,259.00 Single supplement from £185.00 Quote includes the following services: • Airport assistance on arrival AT BG airport by Diesenhaus representative • Arrival & departure transfers with guide • Touring in Deluxe air-conditioned bus as per itinerary • All touring with an English speaking guide • 5 nights’ accommodation in above hotels on HB. • Entrance to sites as per itinerary • Porterage at Apt & hotels • Hat & map Meals (included): – 5 breakfasts at hotels – 5 dinners at hotels – 1 breakfast en-rout 22 October Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Fully Escorted Holyland Tour and for further information.
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Fully Escorted Holyland Tour
Destination: Israel

Fully Escorted Holyland Tour
Oct 22-27, 2018

Sunday- 21 October 2018 London /Tel Aviv with British Airways
Depart London Heathrow Airport 22:30
Arrive Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 05:15 (22 Oct)

Monday-Oct 22 2018 Ben Gurion Airport / Tiberias/ Caesarea / Muhraka / Megiddo / Acre

Early arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and meet your guide and driver.
Leave the airport and drive via Tel-Aviv and along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Breakfast en route
Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor .
Overnight in Nazarethz.

Tuesday-Oct 23 2018 Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights.
Overnight in Nazareth.

Wednesday-Oct 24 2018 Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean
Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre . Drive along the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday-Oct 25 2018 Jerusalem (Old City)
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City ; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday-Oct 26 2018 Jerusalem (New City) / Bethlehem*
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.
Proceed to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jeruslaem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday-Oct 27 2018 Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport/ London
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure on board British Airways.
Depart Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport 16:45
Arrive London Heathrow Airport 20:05

COST

Per person in a twin/double from £1,259.00
Single supplement from £185.00

Quote includes the following services:

• Airport assistance on arrival AT BG airport by Diesenhaus representative
• Arrival & departure transfers with guide
• Touring in Deluxe air-conditioned bus as per itinerary
• All touring with an English speaking guide
• 5 nights’ accommodation in above hotels on HB.
• Entrance to sites as per itinerary
• Porterage at Apt & hotels
• Hat & map

Meals (included):
– 5 breakfasts at hotels
– 5 dinners at hotels
– 1 breakfast en-rout 22 October

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this special offer to Fully Escorted Holyland Tour and for further information.

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