Overview

Tourists flock to the Old City, some on religious pilgrimage, others simply wanting to experience the sacred atmosphere inside its towering walls and among its enchanting alleyways. Each of its four quarters is crowded with places of worship and sites that are holy to different faiths, for whom it is the center of the world. Experience an intense and unforgettable religious experience here or observe the religious rituals of others. Residents from diverse cultures manage stalls and stores throughout the richly scented and colorful markets. Visitors from all over the world come to taste exotic Middle Eastern foods and spices, pick out ethnic clothes and gifts and haggle for the best bargains.

What’s included

• Meet & greet at airport
• Arrival and departure transfers
• 4 nights in Jerusalem at Prima Kings Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Galilee at Kibbutz Lavi Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Tel Aviv at Prima City Tel Aviv or similar
• 10 meals: 8 breakfasts and 2 dinners
• Visit the Mount of Olives
• Tour of Old City of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall and Church of Holy Sepulchre
• Visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square in Bethelem *
• Visit Israel Museum
• Tour at Knesset, Israel’s parliament
• Visit Mount Herzl Cemetery and Yad Vashem
• Sound & light show at the Tower of David Museum
• Visit the Dead Sea and Masada
• Visit Caesarea and Megiddo
• Visit Haifa
• Visit the ancient synagogues and the Artists’ Colony in Safed
• Tour of Golan winery with wine-tasting
• Visit Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation
• Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and the Church of St. Peter
• Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount
• Visit Beit Alpha
• Porterage at airport and hotels

*Note: Visit subject to availability.

Details

Duration: 9 days & 8 nights

Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Full itinerary
Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Accommodations

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) Jerusalem

After arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be met by our transfer representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.

| Overnight in Tel Aviv
DAY 2 | Jerusalem

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

| Overnight in Jerusalem
|  Breakfast
DAY 3 | Jerusalem

Begin your morning with breakfast at your hotel. Head to the Israel Museum. Visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the 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 Mount Herzl Cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening, enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light“ show at the Tower of David.

| Overnight in  Jerusalem
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4 | Tel Aviv

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Continue to the Dead Sea, cover yourself with the mineral-rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea* that many believe to have its therapeutic effects. *Note: Visit subject to security and weather conditions.

| Overnight in  Tel Aviv
|  Breakfast
DAY 5 | Tel Aviv

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure.

| Overnight in  Tel Aviv
|  Breakfast
DAY 6 | Galilee

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Ride along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; See the excavations of the Crusaders’ city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that 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 the 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 Bahai Shrine and Gardens.

| Overnight in  Galilee
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7 | Galilee

Breakfast at hotel. Head to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism. In Safed, you will 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 in  Galilee
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8 | Jerusalem

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

| Overnight in  Jerusalem
|  Breakfast
DAY 9 | (DEPART)

Enjoy your final breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport for your departure flight at the appropriate time.

 
|  Breakfast
Departures
Hotels
Prima City Hotel

The Prima City Hotel is centrally located in Tel Aviv, halfway between the sandy beaches and the Dizengoff shopping district. Rooms are bright and spacious and are all air conditioned. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

A fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities come as standard in rooms at the City Hotel. Rooms with disabled access are also available.

Your day starts with a full Israeli breakfast, while the outdoor café serves drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

Located high on a mountain, this Glatt- Kosher hotel mainly caters for Jewish religious travelers. At this peaceful location, just minutes from Tiberias, there are spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

The hotel has different room types to cater to different tastes and budgets. It offers a full service restaurant, a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool (separate for men and women), and a children’s playground.

The hotel offers free wireless internet.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Lavi! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Prima Park Hotel

The Prima Park Hotel Jerusalem is a short walk from the Israel Museum and the Knesset parliament. Free parking and free internet are available on site. Public buses stop outside the hotel, and the journey to the old city takes approximately 15 minutes. The Chords Bridge is a 10-minute walk away.

The Prima Park Hotel offers spacious rooms with a multi-channel TV. The rooms on the top floors enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Guests staying at the Prima Park Jerusalem can use the the pool, tennis and squash court at the Cosell Center with a voucher obtained at the reception.

As a guest of the hotel you can freely use the indoor pool, tennis and squash courts, and the fitness room of the nearby Hebrew University Givat Ram Campus. Free parking is available.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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