At the Old Gesher Courtyard, one of the early kibbutzim in the Jordan Valley, learn about the ideals and history of the Kibbutz Movement that became one of Israel's hallmarks.
Continue south to Beit She'an National Park. One of the main pagan towns during Roman rule of the region 2,000 years ago, and in the shadow of an important biblical city, Beit She'an contains a magnificent theater, Roman bathhouses, mosaics and more. It is considered to be one of the best preserved Roman sites in the region.
Drive via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem.
Approaching Jerusalem in the late afternoon, stop at the Mt. of Olives Observation Point for an excellent visual and spiritual introduction to the city, ancient and new. View the Temple Mount, the City of David, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and more, as the vista spans the length and breadth of the city.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
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