.PLAN OF TOUR.
Egypt as far as the first Cataract of the Nile and a month's journey
in Palestine: £ 190.
Tour II. Id. and a five weeks' journey in Palestine: £ 199.
Tour III. Lower Egypt (without Nile) and a one month's jour¬
ney in Palestine: st 140.
Tour IV. Id. and a five weeks' journey in Palestine: st 149.
Itineraries of the Palestine portion of these tours: I. Thirty
Days' Tour: Yafa, Ramleh, Jerusalem, Hebron and Solomon's
Pools, Mar Saba, the Dead Sea, Jericho and the Jordan, Neby
Samwil, Bethel, Nabulus, Samaria, Jenin, across the Plain of
Jezreel to Nazareth, Tiberias, Damascus, Ba'albek, Beirut (comp.
II. Five weeks' tour. This tour differs from the preceding in al¬
lowing two days longer at Jerusalem, one day longer at Damascus,
and in making a two days' tour from Jenin to Carmel and the sur¬
Each traveller must, of course, determine for himself whether
or not he will join one of these parties. The great advantages which
such an arrangement offers to those who wish to make a pleasure-
trip as comfortably as possible and to see the most interesting places
in the East in a short space of time, entail the not inconsiderable
disadvantage that a member of such a party is tied to society which
he cannot choose for himself and must resign all claims to be
master of his own time or to determine his own route. As regards
the expense, a single traveller (and still better a party) can get
along very well for the same amount as with Cook.
Cook's independent tours may be undertaken at any time by
individuals or parties desirous of travelling independently. The
fare varies according to the number of members. These private tours
are in general more expensive than personally conducted tours, but
the great advantage is that the traveller may choose his companions
himself and determine his own route. For farther details we must
refer travellers to the prospectuses of the firm in question.
Most interesting routes [note carefully the day on which the
various steamers (p. xvi) arrive at and leave for Ydfa and Beirut
as well as for the intermediate port of Haifa}. — Travellers who
are pressed for time may obtain a glimpse of the most interesting
points in the South and North of Palestine in four weeks, which
may be apportioned as follows : —
I. Yafa—Jerusalem—Bethlehem—Dead Sea (and back to
Yafa), 14 days:
1st Day. Ydfa (p. 6). The steamers generally arrive in the morn¬
ing, so that there will be time to look round the town (with a guide)
and to proceed further in the afternoon by the train, which takes 3
or 4 hrs. to arrive at Jerusalem (p. 10).
Travellers who prefer to dispense with the railway, which is not yet