Classic Israel Tour

9 Nights | Friday Arrival

Friday: Welcome to Israel

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Saturday: At leisure

Enjoy a free day in Tel Aviv.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Sunday: Caesarea / Megiddo / Druze Village / Haifa

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the Crusader’s city and the Roman port, the aqueduct, and the amphitheater which has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including a well-preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village, and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Baha’i shrine and gardens.

Overnight: Kibbutz guesthouse

Monday: Safed / Golan Heights / Winery

Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism; visit the ancient synagogues and the Artists’ Colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting. Proceed to Golan Magic for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history .

Overnight: Kibbutz guesthouse

Tuesday: Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Start the day with a tour of Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias and visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive via Bet Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Wednesday: the Old City of Jerusalem / Bethlehem

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from the Mount of Olives. Drive to the Old City and visit King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo and the Herodian Quarter and continue to the Western Wall.  Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem; view Rachel’s Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Thursday: the New City of Jerusalem

Drive to the Israel Museum and see the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, as well as a miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit the Mount Herzl Cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Drive through the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening, enjoy a middle-eastern dinner followed by the Night Spectacular, a sound & light show at the David Citadel (outdoor venue; jacket is recommended).

Overnight: Jerusalem

Friday: Qumeran / Masada / the Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean  desert  to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit Qumeran where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Masada; ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue and bathhouse; descend by cable car. Next, stop for Lunch and use of the spa facilities at one of the leading hotels in the area, and enjoy swimming and floating in the mineral rich water of the Dead Sea.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Saturday: At Leisue

Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem on your own.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Sunday: Shalom Israel

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

Package Includes:

 

– Shared Transfer on Arrival & Departure
– 9 Night accommodations

– 6 Touring days with an English speaking tour guide
– Daily breakfast at the hotel

– 2 Dinners at Kibbutz Lavi

– 1 Dinner in Jerusalem on Thursday followed by the Sound & Light show at the David Citadel

– Lunch at a Druze Village on Sunday

– Entrance fees to all sites visited as per the itinerary

 

The hotels appearing in the table might be replaced with similar ones.

Program is subject to change due to local conditions.

2018 Dates


Mar 2, 9, 16

Apr 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11, 25

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Jul 6, 13, 20, 27

Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Dec 7, 14, 21, 28

 

2019 Dates


Jan 4, 11, 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

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