Negev City Tour

Product Code: F-3068

Trip Duration

4 Days / 3 Nights

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We are humbled in the vastness of the desert, and beholden to its unfathomable beauty.

Full Itinerary

Arrival in Tel Aviv |
Negev

Drive to Ramon Visitors Center and discover the phenomenal Ramon Crater, a
unique geological formation unlike anything anywhere in the world, with
fossils dating back nearly 200 million years. This is the largest of three
natural craters, and a striking part of the Negev’s features. Enjoy a scenic
jeep tour in the crater. Continue to En Avdat National Park and see an oasis
in a spectacular canyon in the middle of the desert. Greenery flourishes
around its pools and ibex and other animals come to quench their thirst. Our
first view is from the upper entrance followed by a drive to the lower
entrance and a short hike along the canyon to the water pools. Afterward
visit the ancient site Avdat nearby, ruins of the Nabatean city located on
the perfume road that stretches from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean
coast. The city was named after the Nabatean king Oboda (30–9 BCE), who was
buried there. (Petra was the capitol of the Nabatean kingdom.) Return to hotel
for leisure. (B)Negev

Enjoy a free day on your own or choose from one of the optional
tours.Option 1: Jerusalem: Mt Olive – Gethsemane – Old city; Western wall –
Via Dolorosa – Return to Mitzpe
Ramon
After breakfast ascend Mt. of Olives for a spectacular view of
Jerusalem overlooking the Old City. The mount is covered partly in olive
trees, cemeteries and churches. Descend Mt. Olive to visit Garden of
Gethsemane alongside the Church of All Nations. Enter the Old
City of Jerusalem and walk along the Via Dolorosa (Stations of
the Cross), believed to be the path that Jesus walked on his way to being
crucified, and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the holiest site
in Christianity. According to Catholic tradition, this is sire where Jesus
was buried and resurrected.On to the Western Wall, the most sacred place
for Jewish people—the remains of the wall that surrounded Temple Mount.Option
2: Jerusalem: Yad Vashem – Israel Museum – Return to Mitzpe Ramon
Drive to visit Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims
of the Holocaust, established in 1953 and located on Mt. Herzl. Our last stop
is at the Israel Museum; See the scale model of Jerusalem from the Second
Temple period and the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Shrine of the Book. Visit
Bethlehem if time permits.Option 3: Dead Sea: Masada – Swim and Float –
Return to Mitzpe Ramon
Enjoy the famous Israeli buffet breakfast in your hotel. Drive east to
visit Masada high above the Dead Sea, set on a giant cliff—the greatest
castle in history build by King Herod, some 2000 years ago. A cable car takes
visitors up the cliff to an unforgettable tour of the palaces, warehouses,
resident areas, water complex, impressive fortified system, and the most
fascinating views of the Judean Desert. Descend Masada by cable car and
enjoy the unique experience of swimming and floating in the Dead
Sea! Return to hotel for overnight.

Negev

Negev | Tel Aviv | Departure