Israel Muslim Pilgrimage Tour schedule
Day 1-welcome to Israel
After a long flight, you will be landing at Ben Gurion Internacional airport. Our representative will meet you at the airport and give you a warm welcome.
We then take you to your nearby hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day 2 – Jaffa – Ramla-Jerusalem
Our day will start visiting southern Tel Aviv and Jaffa. We will visit The Hassan Bek Mosque of the most well-known mosques of Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel. Our tour continues to the neighborhood of Manshiyya, in the north of Jaffa along the Mediterranean seashore. We will then visit the old Jaffa port. In the port, we will see the Andromeda rock is the rock to which beautiful Andromeda was chained in Greek mythology. Nearby Al-Bahr Mosque, lit. the Sea Mosque, overlooking the harbor t may be Jaffa's oldest existing mosque. Passing by the Crusaders fortress where Abu Nabout turned it into his seat of government. Continue to The Clock Square with its distinctive Clocktower was built in 1906 in honor of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. The Saraya (governor's palace) was built in the 1890s. Our Jaffa tour ends visiting its famous flea market and having a typical lunch.
In the afternoon we head to the city of Ramla which under Islamic rule, was the provincial capital .there we will visit the great mosque of Ramla, the minaret of Ramla’s Lesser Mosque, the white mosque the pool of arches, and the famous Bazar.
Our day ends in the hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 3 – Masada and the Dead Sea
The morning after having breakfast, we will be on our way to the Masada fortress. On our way, we can observe the beauties of the Judean desert. Enjoy the scenery as you follow the road between the salty water and majestic desert mountains. Catch glimpses of the caves of Qumran, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were found. At the end of our ride, we reach the cable car station in Masada. We will ascend to the top of Masada Herod's fortress by cable car and enjoy the fabulous history of this amazing fortress Masada.
After the fascinating tour in Masada, a short drive will lead us to one of the beautiful Dead Sea beaches. We will have time to swim and float in the lowest lake on earth.
Back to our hotel in Jerusalem
Day 4- Jerusalem old city
This morning our tour will start in Armon Hanatziv promenade having an interesting point of view of Jerusalem. Then we continue to Mount of Olives having an impressing observation view of the old city of Jerusalem. After observing "El Quds" Visit the Tomb of the Prophets. Passing nearby the places where nabi esaa spend the last night before being captured we will enter the old city walls through the walls of the Old City constructed by king Sulliman. Visit the El Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, also known as the Mosque of Omar built around "Qubbat es Sahra". Here is where the Islamic tradition believes that Nabi Muhamad steps to heaven and meets the old mighty god. Continue to the Islamic quarter with its famous bazaars up to the church of the holy sepulcher the burial place of Nabi Essa. Our day will finalize in the mount of Zion here is where king David, Nabi Daud Thumb is located and where Jesus, Nabi Essa has its last supper.
End of the day in the hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 5 – Bethlehem- Hebron-Jericho
Our day starts visiting the city of Bethlehem where Jesus, Nabi Essa, was born. Our first stop will be at the tomb of Rachel, the wife of Jacob. Continue to the Church of the Nativity, the birth site of Jesus - Nabi Essa. Continue to Hebron for a visit to the Patriarchs' caves, the burial place of Nabi Ibrahim, Nabi Isaac, Nabi Jacob, and their wives Sara, Rivka, and Lea. In the afternoon we will head to the oldest city of the world, Jericho .pass on our way to the thumb of Nabi Musa. In Jericho, we will visit the remains of the Hisham palace built by the Umayyad Caliph Hisham.
Back for Jerusalem for overnight.
Day 6- Acre and Haifa
Today we will start our day traveling through the Jordan valley. We will reach the small village known as Kfar Hitam and nearby the battle of the horns of Hattim took place in the year 1187. In this battle, the army of the Ayyubid sultan Saladin defeated the Crusaders. As a direct result of the battle, Muslims once again became the eminent military power in the Holy Land, re-conquering Jerusalem and many of the other Crusader-held cities. From here we will reach the city of Acre a city in the coastal plain region of the Northern District of Israel.
Acre, known by the locals as Akko, was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. On our tour, we go through the most important landmark of the city such as the defensive city walls constructed by Zahir al-Umar, the ruler of Acre, the Al-Jazzar Mosque where Jazzer al pasha and his ancestors are buried and a single hair from Muhammad's beard is kept and shown on special ceremonial occasions. We continue to Hamam el Pasha, the citadel of Acre the Bahai holy places, and the Hospitallier fortress.
Overnight in Haifa
Day 7- Haifa - Tel Aviv
Haifa Built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, is the third-largest city in Israel. The city of Haifa forms part of the Haifa metropolitan area, and It is home to the Baháʼí Faith's Baháʼí World Centre and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a destination for Baháʼí pilgrimage. Observing the port of Haifa from the Lui prominence we will learn about the history of Haifa. In 1265, it was captured by the Mamluks. In 1761 Dhaher al-Omar, a Bedouin ruler of Acre and Galilee destroyed and rebuilt Haifa in a new location, fortifying it with a wall.
We will tour the Bahai shrine and gardens, the Stella Marris Carmelite monastery, the cave of Prophet Elijah, and the downtown city of Haifa. On our way south to Tel Aviv visit the Druze village of Daliat El Carmel, the Aquaduct of Caesarea until reaching Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 8- Departure
This morning, pending your time of departure you will be taken to Ben Gurion International airport for your flight back home.