JERUSALEM | MASADA | DEAD SEA | TEL AVIV | CAESAREA | HAIFA | SAFED | NAZARETH
On this escorted tour, visit the classic sites in Israel including both the old and new city in Jerusalem with a spectacular Sound and Light show; the ruins of Masada and relax in the tranquil Dead Sea; tour around the Sea of Galilee, overnight at a Kibbutz and more. With so much to see and do, you will be sure to consider another trip again next year.
- Tour of Old and New Jerusalem
- Dinner in Jerusalem with Sound and Light Show
- Lunch at Druze Village
- Cable-car ride to top of Masada
- Swim in the Dead Sea
- Bahai Gardens and Shrine near Acre
- Nazareth & Church of the Annunciation
- Winery tour in Golan Heights
- Total 8 nights accommodation; 4 and 5-Star hotels
- 3 nights in Jerusalem
- 3 nights in Tel Aviv
- 2 nights in Kibbutz
- Escorted touring for 6 days with English-speaking guide
- Transfers: Airport – Hotel – Airport
Price as indicated valid April 2, 2019, based on two passengers travelling together. Subject to availability at time of booking. Pricing available in four hotel categories; starting from $2,139 USD pp in double occupancy. Inquire for hotel details and categories.
International airfare not included.
*Entry to Bethlehem is subject to availability. Tuesday departures.
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Tour Code: EU4019A
Day 1 – Tuesday
JERUSALEM Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Welcome and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 2 – WednesdayBreakfast
JERUSALEM After breakfast, begin your day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives. Visit the Tomb of King David 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, the Herodian Quarter and continue to the Western Wall; then walk along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*, stopping at Rachel’s Tomb and to visit the Church of the Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 3 – ThursdayBreakfast / Dinner
JERUSALEM Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Israel Museum and visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed as well as the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Proceed to the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament and proceed to Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim, the ultraorthodox area in Jerusalem to learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening, enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by the spectacular Sound and Light show at the Tower of David Museum, weather permitting. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 4 – FridayBreakfast
QUMRAN – MASADA – DEAD SEA Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1,300 feet 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 reach Masada. Ascend by cable-car and tour the ancient fortress then descend by cable-car. Continue to the Dead Sea; cover yourself in mineral-rich mud and experience a unique ‘swim’. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 5 – SaturdayBreakfast
TEL AVIV Enjoy your day at leisure. Tel Aviv’s beaches stretch along the Mediterranean Sea and a busy metropolis. Sights to check out include Dizengoff Street, the ancient port city of Jaffa and the artists’ quarter. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 6 – SaturdayBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
CAESAREA – MEGIDDO – DRUZE VILLAGES Depart Tel Aviv along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader 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 golden-domed Bahai Shrine and Gardens. Overnight in a Kibbutz Guesthouse.
Day 7 – MondayBreakfast / Dinner
SAFED – GOLAN HEIGHTS, WINERY After breakfast, drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, and visit the ancient synagogues and artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Quneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting; proceed to Kessem Hagolan for a multimedia presentation about the area and its history. Overnight in a Kibbutz Guesthouse.
Day 8 – TuesdayBreakfast
SEA OF GALILEE – NAZARETH Begin your day with a visit to Nazareth and the Church of the 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 She’an to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 9 – WednesdayBreakfast
TEL AVIV – HOME After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your home-bound flight.
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- International or domestic airfare; airport or departure taxes
- Gratuities to guides and drivers
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Reciprocity and/or local taxes if applicable
- Visas required for entry into the country as necessary. Please discuss this with your travel agent to determine your requirements prior to departure.