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HIGHLIGHTS OF ISRAEL


From USD *

per person sharing

Family Plan:
 
Tourist & First Class Category: Child (2-12) sharing parents' room - reduction on dbl rate
Superior Category: Child up to age 18 sharing parents’ room – reduction on dbl rate
 
Note:
 
  • The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis - subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.
  • Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only basis.

 

Day 1: Tel Aviv
 
Upon arrival to the airport you will meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for overnight.
 
Day 2: Tel Aviv / Beer Sheba / Masada & Dead Sea  
 
Leave Tel Aviv driving south, passing byAshdod and Ashkelon en route to Beersheba, for a drive through the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations including Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.Descend for a “float” in the salty water of the world’s lowest place – the Dead Sea.
Proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.
 
Day 3: Jerusalem - sightseeing of the new city
 
Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from atop the Mt. of Olives. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). Afternoon drive to visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the traditional birth-place of John the Baptist).
Return to Hotel.
 
Day 4: Jerusalem - Old City & Bethlehem*
 
Enter through one of the gates to the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area and the colorful bazaars.
Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the Shepherd's Fields.*
Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
 
Day 5: Beit Shean / Nazareth / Galilee
 
Leave Jerusalem and drive north, passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. On to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony.
Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
 
Day 6: Golan Heights and around the Sea of Galilee
 
Drive to the Golan Heights, passing by the Druze villages. Visit a former Syrian fortification on the heights. Pass by Banias, source of the Jordan River to visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter's house at Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning.
Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
 
Day 7: Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
 
After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.
Continue to Haifa, for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, Mount Carmel and Haifa bay.
Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the ancient port, including the Roman Theater and the Hippodrome.
Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour and to your hotel for overnight.
 
Day 8: Departure
 
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.
 
 

Includes:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach.
  • Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days.
  • Entrance fees to places of interest while touring.
 

Excludes:

  • Porterage at airport.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Traveler’s medical baggage insurance.
 
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