EXTEND YOUR CRUISE WITH 4 NIGHTS IN JERUSALEM
Now is your chance to visit more fascinating Middle Eastern sites. Ancient history and a vibrant culture await on a four-night pre-cruise extension package visit to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.ALL THIS IS INCLUDED:
- 4 nights in Jerusalem: King David Jerusalem (or similar)
- 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 1 dinner
- 3 guided tours: Bethlehem Walking Tour; Jerusalem City Tour; Israel Museum Tour & Marc Chagall Stained Glass
- Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director
- Flight from Tel Aviv to Cairo
- Hotel & airport transfers
Day 1 | Jerusalem
Fly into the Ben Gurion International Airport, then transfer to the First-Class King David Jerusalem (or similar), stopping at Mt. Scopus to enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem’s Old City.* Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time in Jerusalem so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Begin on the Mount of Olives. After an orientation, drive down to Gethsemane to see the garden and church. Proceed through Kidron Valley to Mount Zion; visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu and the Upper Room. After lunch, drive past Rachel’s Tomb on the way to picturesque Bethlehem, and visit the Church of the Nativity before returning to Jerusalem for dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 3 | Jerusalem’s Old City
Begin the day by exploring the Tower of David, a citadel on the city wall housing a museum about Jerusalem’s history. Proceed to the Temple Mount; follow the Via Dolorosa up to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After a traditional Israeli falafel lunch, visit the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. Explore more of the Old City, visiting the Christian Quarter, Arabic Quarter and Armenian Quarter. See several Roman ruins in the Jewish Quarter on your way back to the hotel. (B, L)
Day 4 | Jerusalem
This morning, take a short ride to the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed in the incomparable Shrine of the Book. See the scrolls and spend an hour exploring the Israel Museum. Stop by Hadassah Medical Center and visit the chapel to see a set of 12 stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall, depicting the 12 tribes of Israel. This afternoon, return to the Old City for some free time there or choose an optional excursion to Yad Vashem, Jerusalem’s official museum of Holocaust remembrance. Enjoy a final evening in Jerusalem. (B, L)
Day 5 | Jerusalem
After breakfast, check out of your hotel. We take you to the airport for your flight to Cairo to begin your cruisetour. (B)
The following meals are included for all days as listed:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
Please note: For travelers arriving on a Friday, dinner will be at the hotel that evening instead of on Day 2/Saturday.
* Airport meet and greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises.
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please call for details.