What this trip includes:
- Hotel accommodations per person for seven nights at Holy Land hotel in Jerusalem
- Breakfast in the hotel
- Private transfers in air-conditioned bus per itinerary
- English speaking escort upon arrival & departure at the airport
- Entry fees for sites mentioned in the program
What this trip does not include:
- Tips for guides, drivers, restaurant, etc.
- All items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.)
- Meals other than specified above
- Travel Insurance
- Portage at the airport, border & hotels
- Any items not mentioned as included above
Masjid Al Aqsa
The third holiest site in Islam and one that the Prophet (s) encouraged Muslims to travel to, with each prayer being multiplied by 500 in reward. This Sacred Mosque is also where the Prophet (s) was transported to in the miraculous Night Journey (al-Isra wal Miraj) from Makkah to Masjid Al Aqsa (the Farthest Mosque) in Jerusalem and then ascended to the Heavens and received the commandment for prayer being enjoying upon Muslims.
Dome of the Rock
It has been referred to as “Jerusalem’s most recognizable landmark”, the Dome of the Rock is located on the Temple Mount and was initially completed in 691CE at the order of the Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik. Altered and damaged many times over its centuries of history, it is now found in its current iconic form.
Church of Holy Sepulchre
Located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, the church, also known as the Church of Resurrection, is said to contain the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus (as) was said to be crucified and his empty tomb where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. The site is one of nine that are part of the Status Quo, a decree by an Ottoman Sultan over 260 years ago, that provides an understanding among religious communities regarding shared responsibilities and ownership of these sites.
Tel Aviv and the Old City of Jaffa
Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 as a modern housing estate on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa. There is archaeological evidence of human settlement in Jaffa dating back to around 7,500 BC and has been mentioned in ancient Egyptian documents as well as the Hebrew bible. It had been fought over and ruled by various empires over the many years. Jaffa is home to Mahmudiye Mosque, said to have begun its construction in 1730 by the order of governor Shaykh Muhammad Al-Khalil.
West Jerusalem and Jericho
Jericho, as well as one of the oldest cities in the world, it also has the oldest known protective city wall and archaeological remains that date back as far as 9000 BC. It is also thought that it is home to the burial site of the Prophet Musa (as).
Hebron a populous city that is revered by Muslims, Jews and Christians alike for its association with Prophet Ibrahim (as). Its highlights include Masjid Khalil al-Rahman, a mosque built within an enclosure originally constructed by the Roman King Herod and it is said that it is where the Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his family are buried. Also found inside the city is the Oak of Abraham also known as the Oak of Mamre, thought to be the place where the Prophet Abraham (as) pitched his tent.
A city located 10km south of Jerusalem, it is said, especially in Christian tradition, that Bethlehem is the city in which the Prophet Issa (as) was born in.
“Affordable yet it promises to be so memorable!”
Day 1: Arrival Ben Gurion Airport – Jerusalem
Bismillah. We will arrive in the historic and holy city of Jerusalem at night. Upon arriving at your hotel, rest, recuperate, and get energized for a week-long enlightening spiritual journey connecting to our Prophetic heritage!
Day 2: Jerusalem City Tour
During the first full day in Jerusalem, we will tour the Old City beginning with Masjid al-Aqsa, the third holiest masjid in the world, where every Prophet prayed. We will experience walking in the footsteps of many Prophets and Muslim leaders, such as Umar ibn Al-Khattab (RA) and Salahuddin Ayyubi, as we explore the Al-Aqsa complex stopping at the Dome of the Rock, Masjid Al-Qibli, Masjid Omar, and Masjid Buraq all while hearing the story of Isra and Mi’raj. We will continue the tour of Jerusalem with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where it is believed Isa (AS) was raised, and conclude at Kotel, the Western Wall.
Day 3: Hebron – Bethlehem Tour
Today, we will have the chance to experience two sides of the same street (H1 and H2), to see both the Palestinian and Israeli perspective of Hebron. Hebron, also known as Al-Khalil, was a place significant for the Prophet known as the Friend of Allah. Learn about the legacy Ibrahim (AS) left as we tour the Ibrahmi Mosque and visit Al-Weqiyah, an area known for its special protection from Allah.
After Hebron, we go to Bethlehem, home of the birthplace of Isa (AS) (Beyt Al Rahim), the Church of the Nativity. In the Manger Square, we will pray where the second Khalifa prayed after conquering Palestine, Masjid Umar, the oldest and only masjid in Bethlehem currently. While in the West Bank we will also visit The Walled Off Hotel, which sits adjacent to the wall separating the West Bank from other parts of Palestine and has become a center of political artistic expression. We will end with an eye and heart-opening visit to the Ayda Refugee Camp where over 5,000 refugees from the Jerusalem and Hebron areas live.
Day 4: West Jurasalem – Jericho
Today’s tour you will experience a city tour of West Jerusalem and continue for visits to the ancient city of Jericho (cable car not included) and Maqam Nabi Musa (as). After touring return to Jerusalem and stay overnight.
Day 5: Jumua in Jerusalem
In your last full day in Jerusalem, enjoy Jumua prayers at Masjid Al-Aqsa after all you’ve learned of the blessings of this land. After Jumua, shop until you drop and take in your last spectacular panoramic views over the Old City before closing study sessions and reflections!
Day 6: Old City of Jaffa
Enjoy a tour of the cosmopolitan center of Tel Aviv and then continue to the Old City of Jaffa to walk around this charismatic and fascinating area and enjoy a visit to the Mahmudiye Mosque
Day Seven: Departure:
After a week of unforgettable memory-making, it’s time to return home. Once you are home safe, we highly recommend you start planning for your next trip with DST!