Israel: Classical Tour of Israel
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
After arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be met by our transfer representative and transferred to your hotel in 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.
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.
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.
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy your final breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport for your departure flight at the appropriate time.
• 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.
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