Christians, Muslims and Jews all share the holy city of Jerusalem, home of many of the world's most important religious sites. Secular visitors enjoy the historical venues, fresh food and archaeological treasures. The mild climate throughout the year makes Jerusalem a popular holiday destination in all seasons. Many British holiday makers organise tours to Jerusalem.
Superstar Holidays arranges "city breaks" to Jerusalem from London's Luton or City airports. Breaks feature bed-and-breakfast accommodations to suit a broad range of budgets. Guests have a high level of independence but can also arrange individual or group guided tours of the city. For those who want a longer holiday, Superstar organises fly-drive holidays or an escorted tour of the country. The Discover Israel tour spends three nights in Jerusalem with outings to see the Parliament building, the Israel Museum with the Dead Sea Scrolls, a city panorama from Mount Scopus, the Wailing Wall and other religious sites. The tour journeys onwards to the Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, an overnight stay in a kibbutz and a final stop in the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv. Jerusalem tourists can also add extensions to the seaside resort of Eilat.
Longwood Holidays books city breaks and package holidays to Jerusalem, with departures from Birmingham, London Gatwick or Manchester airports. Visitors can wander through the city independently. If they prefer, Longwood arranges half-day tours of the Old City or full-day tours of the Old and New Cities, hitting highlights like Church of the Holy Sepulchre, ethnic neighbourhoods and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial and museum. A relaxing day trip from Jerusalem encompasses the mountaintop fortress of Masada, the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi Spa, where swimmers have a chance to take a dip in the Earth's lowest point and slather their bodies with the sea's black mud. A weeklong guided tour of Israel includes three nights in Jerusalem. The city is also a popular destination when paired with another Israeli destination, such as Tel Aviv or the Red Sea.
Tangney Tours focuses on Christian pilgrimage holidays. Tours of the Holy Land start in Jerusalem, where travellers walk along the Palm Sunday Route and the Via Dolorosa and visit key sites including the Mount of Olives and Pater Noster Church. English-speaking guides and a spiritual leader accompany all tours. Tangney arranges a special Christmas in the Holy Land tour. The group celebrates Christmas Day in Bethlehem, just a short drive outside from Jerusalem. The company has regular tour dates and can also customise holidays for private groups.
Travelink specialises in tours to Israel and books departures from London or regional airports. Their tailor-made service helps travellers create independent tours from a selection of three- to five-star hotels. City tours of Jerusalem visit the ethnic quarters of the Old City, museums and important churches and places of religious interest. Travellers who want to visit Jerusalem as part of a larger tour of Israel can choose from Travelink's Jewish Heritage Tour or the one-week Holyland Tour, which includes two full days of Jerusalem city touring. Discounts are available for students, senior citizens and families. Travelink is happy to personalise tours for Christian or school groups.
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