7th Day. From Nazareth to Tiberias, see route III a, 5th day.
Tiberias is also a good place for a day of rest.
8th Day. From Tiberias by Khan Minyeh and Tell Hum (Caper¬
naum, p. 256) to (672 hrs.) Safed (p. 258).
Travellers who ride on the same evening from Safed to (1 hr.)
Taiteba (p. 262) can, in case of need, reach Bdnids on the following day.
9th Day. From Safed to (6 hrs.) Mis (p. 263).
10th Day. From Mes by Hunan (p. 263) to the Jordan bridge
and (672 hrs.) Bdnids (Caesarea Philippi, p. 264).
11th Day. From Bdnids on foot by Kal'at es-Subebeh (p. 265),
then ride to (6y2 hrs.) Kefr Hawar (p. 268).
12th Day. From Kefr Hawar to (672 hrs.) Damascus (p. 268).
Damascus, comp. above tour II a and b.
c. Jerusalem — Haifa — Acre — Tyre — Sidon — Beirut,
10 days (by Nazareth and Tiberias 14 days).
From Jerusalem to Haifa, compare touT III b, 1st to 5th day (or
tour III a, 1st to 7th day). Stay ki Haifa, see above.
6th Day. From Haifa at midday to (2^2 hrs.) Acre (p. 233),
accommodation in the monastery (little to see).
7th Day. From Acre across the promontories of Rds en-Ndkura
(p. 271) and Rds el-Abyad (p. 272) to (8 hrs.) Tyre (p. 272) ;' ac¬
commodation in the monastery or at the Greek priest's (khuri rumi).
8th Day. From Tyre to (7 hrs.) Saida (Sidon, p. 278).
9th Day. From Saida to (8 hrs.) Beirut lp. 282); a fatiguing
day's march; start early.
10th Day. Beirut. Compare route 11 a and b.
Other tours may be arranged with the aid of this guide-book, but
they require a certain familiarity with the country. — Trips to Petra,
the country E. of the Jordan and Palmyra, can only be made when
the country is free from political disturbances (comp. p. xxxiii.).
The present services of the different steamboat companies are
enumerated below; but, as alterations often take place, enquiry on
the subject should always be made at the local offices, or on board
of the vessels themselves. Before leaving home, the traveller should
write to the 'Administration des Services des Messageries Maritimes,
16 Rue Cannebiere, Marseilles' for a 'Livret des Lignes de la Medi-
terranee et de la Mer Noire', and also to the ' Verwaltungsrat der
Dampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft des Oesterreich - Ungarischen Lloyd,
Trieste' for 'Information for Passengers by the Austrian Lloyd's Steam¬
boats' (published in English). With the aid of these time-tables
the general outline of the tour may be sketched before starting. There
is no direct service to the Syrian ports : travellers must go either by
Alexandria or by Smyrna; the former route is the shorter, and is
recommended for the voyage out, the latter for the voyage home.