Alternative Holy Land – 4 days


Day 1: Jerusalem

Transfer from Jordan to King Hussein Bridge- The day begins with a briefing with maps.  Then you’ll walk the Old City- Walk the souks of the Old City, visiting the Muslim, Jewish and Christian Quarters – Western wall, via Del a Rosa and Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

After Lunch a driving tour of Greater Jerusalem.

You’ll drive up the Mt. Olives, visit Palestinian and Jewish areas of the city, and witness the impact of the occupation – Separation Barrier – Checkpoints- Walled Ghettos & segregated Jewish and Arab roads. Drop off at your host family or hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Bethlehem

See the Church of Nativity and walk the markets of the Old City.  Visit Shepherds Field-  And Mar Saba Monastery.  Walk along the Separation Barrier that surrounds Rachel’s Tomb and visit the Aida Refugee Camp.  Visit an organization in the camp and hold discussion with staff member.  Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Day 3: Nablus

Drive North through the Central West Bank.  See Palestinian villages and Jewish settlements en-route.  In Nablus visit Jacob’s well and the beautiful church on the site.  Walk the alleys of the adjacent Balata Refugee Camp.  In the ancient Old City visit a traditional olive oil soap factory and Turkish bath.  Enjoy some of the famous Nablus sweet ‘kanafe’.  Drive up to Mount Grizim and visit the Samaritans.  Meet a Samaritan priest and visit the site of their ancient temple  Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Day 4: Departure

Transfer to King Hussein Bridge and back to Jordan.