Day 1: This unique journey begins in the small city of Nablus whose historic old town lies at the heart of a city that still reflects the ever-changing face of Middle Eastern politics.
Day 2: Today we'll visit the nearby hilltop remains of Roman Sebastiya and have ample time to explore the fascinating old souk of Nablus as well having tea in the Balata refugee camp.
Day 3: Across a landscape of olive groves and wheat, we make our way towards Jabal Awrma and the village of Aqraba, where we’ll have lunch with the local community before making for the old stone houses of the hilltop village of Duma.
Day 4: This morning we follow the Araham path via Ain Samia to Al Auja, considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in the region. We will sleep tonight in a simple Bedouin camp.
Day 5: After a short drive and morning visit to Wadi el-Qult, home to a stunning 6th century cliff-hanging Orthodox Monastery we move to Jericho, one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the world. We also have a float in the Dead Sea, the lowest
Day 6: Subject to permits we’ll walk the 8-10 kms to the stunning Greek Orthodox monastery of Mar Saba. From here we will then drive on to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity before continuing to Jerusalem.
Day 7: Containing some of the holiest sites in Judaism, Christendom & Islam, and once believed to lie at the centre of the world, Jerusalem is undoubtedly one of the world’s most fascinating cities and we have all day to explore its historic streets and history.
Day 8: The tour ends in Jerusalem after breakfast