Classic Israel Tour (12 Nights w/ Eilat) Friday

Classic Israel Tour

12 Nights with Eilat | 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: Qumran / Masada / the Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean  desert  to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit Qumran 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 Leisure

Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem on your own.

Overnight: Jerusalem





Sunday: Negev Desert / Timna / Eilat / Underwater Observatory

Travel south through the Negev desert; Stop at Timna, a large geological and archaeological park; marvel at the multi-colored rock formations and copper mines; view the outstanding Solomon’s Pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea; visit the Underwater Observatory marine park built into a coral reef, and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat.

Overnight: Eilat






Monday: Free Day in Eilat - or - Optional Day Tour to Petra, Jordan

Enjoy a free day on your own in Eilat.


Optional Day Tour to Petra ($265 per person):

After assistance with border formalities, drive straight to Petra,the astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback ride for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the Treasury, Royal Tombs, the Court, Roman Theater, Roman Street, Qasser El- Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second Wonder of the World. After the visit, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive back to the border and make a short stop on the way to visit Aqaba, with a possibility to stop and walk around. Transfer to the border at around 6pm and cross the border back to Eilat.

Overnight: Eilat





Tuesday: Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Airforce Museum

Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon and stop to gaze into the Ramon Crater, a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin Tent; learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Air Force Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv






Wednesday: Shalom Israel

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.





Package Includes:


✓ Shared transfers on arrival & departure

✓ 12 night accommodations

✓ Daily breakfast at the hotel

✓ 2 Dinners in the Galilee

✓ 1 Dinner in Jerusalem

✓ Lunch at a Druze Village on Sunday

✓ Light lunch at a Bedouin Tent

✓ 8 touring days as per itinerary

✓ English speaking tour guide

✓ Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary


The hotels listed below might be replaced with similar ones.

The program is subject to change due to local conditions.

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