Your private tour begins at Haifa Port, from where you drive south to Jerusalem. Take in a panoramic view of this extraordinary city, in particular the golden Dome of the Rock, whilst standing at the Mount of Olives. Then continue through the Kidron Valley to the Old City, which is 2,000 years old and can only be accessed on foot. Begin your visit there in the Armenian quarter, where brightly-ceramic tiles and pottery are on display, then continue into the Jewish Quarter, walking along the Cardo. In ancient times, this was a major Byzantine thoroughfare but today has been completely renovated and is full of modern stores.
Then stand in awe at the Western Wall, the last remaining structure of the Herodian Second Temple and destroyed by the Romans. Today, it serves as an open-air synagogue, where Jews flock to prayer. From there, walk through the Christian Quarter, following in the footsteps of Jesus as he trod the Via Dolorosa. At the end of this route, you will arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the spot where he was both crucified and buried. Before leaving Jerusalem, take some time to walk in the Bazaar, where all kinds of souvenirs can be purchased. Journey onto the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and a unique natural phenomenon, its waters being so salty that - literally - it is impossible not to float there. Soak in sulphur pools, and slather yourself in mineral-rich black mud, which can be found all along the shore. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of this relaxing spot whilst gazing at the beauty of your Negev desert surroundings. Return to Haifa port, with your private guide, feeling entirely rejuvenated.