PLAN OF TOUR.
14th Day. Beirut and neighbourhood (p. 283).
In these 3 to 4 weeks, with which most travellers are content,
a number of the most interesting spots in Palestine and Syria may
be seen without any particular exertion.
III. Inland trip from Jerusalem to Damascus or Beirut,
As to modes of travelling, contracts with dragomans, selection of
horses, etc., see p. xix. If ladies are of the party, tents will be found
a. Jerusalem — Nabulus — Nazareth — Tiberias — Haifa
— Carmbl (the shorter tour), 7 days at least.
1st Day. Start about midday. Sleep, if without tents, in Rdmallah
(374 hrs., in a Quaker house); if with tents, inBetin (4 hrs.; p. 213).
2nd Day. From Rdmallah (or Bltin) to (7 hrs.) Nabulus (p. 216).
Sleep in the Latin Monastery, for which a letter of introduction from
Jerusalem is required. If arriving early, ascend Mt. Gerhim.
3rd Day. From Nabulus by Sebastiyeh to (7 hrs.) Jenin (p. 227);
tolerable accommodation in private houses).
4th Day. From Jenin across the Plain of Jezreel to (672 hrs.) Na¬
zareth (p. 244).
5th Day. From Nazareth across Mt. Tabor (p. 248) to (7 hrs.)
Tiberias. Accommodation in the Hotel Tiberias or in the Latin or
Greek Monastery (p. 251).
6th Day. From Tiberias by Kefr Kenna back to (6 hrs.) Nazareth.
7th Day. From Nazareth to (6 hrs.) Haifa (carriage road).
Travellers who miss the steamer can ride to Beirut (see below, R. IIIc)
in 3 days, or ride or drive to Ydfa (p. 6) in l'/2-2 days.
Days of rest have not been taken into account in arranging these
tours. It is desirable to rest at least one day either in Nazareth (in
which case the second night may be spent on Mt. Tabor), or in Ti¬
berias, in order to see the neighbourhood. Other unoccupied days
may be very profitably spent in Haifa (visit Mt. Carmel p. 230,
Acre p. 233, 'Athlit and Tantura p. 236).
b. Jerusalem — Haifa — Nazareth — Tiberias — Safed
— Banias-Damascus (the longer tour), 12 days at least.
1st to 3rd Days. Jerusalem-Jenin see above, route Ilia.
4th Day (fatiguing). From Jenin by Tell el-Kasis to (11 hrs.)
Haifa. If without tents, start early, so as to reach Haifa the same
day; with tents, it is more agreeable to spend the night somewhere
on the road.
5th Day. Haifa. Visit the Carmel Monastery (p. 230) and, if
circumstances permit, Acre (272 hrs.). Steamer, see p. 228; road
to Yafa, see p. 235.
Haifa (good hotel in the German colony) is the most suitable place
for a' day of rest. Travellers who are pressed for time may from Jenin
go direct to Nazareth (see R. Ilia, 4th day) and thence further (see 7th
and following days).
6th Day. From Haifa to (6 hrs.) Nazareth (road), see above.