Israel Highlights Tour – 8 Days

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Sunday Arrival – Tour itinerary

DAY 1 – Sunday: Arrival, Tel Aviv

  • Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

DAY 2 – Monday: Beer Sheba, Masada, Dead Sea

  • Leave Tel Aviv, via Ashdod and Ashkelon to Beer Sheba. A short visit to the Negev capital.
  • Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc.  Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.
  • Descend for a possible float in the in the salty water of the world’s lowest place.
  • Via Ein Gedi & Kalya, proceed to Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

DAY 3 – Tuesday: Jerusalem

  • Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem.
  • On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony.
  • Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
  • Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust.
  • Afternoon drive to the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist).

Overnight in Jerusalem.

DAY 4 – Wednesday: Jerusalem, Bethlehem

  • Walk through one of the Gates to the walled OldCity. Visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, the colorful bazaars, Via Dolorosa and the stations of the cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.
  • Afternoon  continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

DAY 5 – Thursday: Masada, Dead Sea

  • Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world.
  • Through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit She’an.
  • Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman city.
  • Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning.
  • Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue.
  • Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Overnight in Galilee.

DAY 6 – Friday: Golan Heights, Upper Galilee, Nazareth

  • Drive to the Golan Heights.
  • Visit the former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages.
  • Via Banias, source of the Jordan River.
  • Proceed via theHula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabbalah, to visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony.
  • Then to Nazareth to visit the Christian Holy Sites.
  • Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Overnight in Galilee.

DAY 7 – Saturday: Acre, Haifa, Caesarea

  • After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.
  • Continue to Haifa, for a sightseeing tour of the city, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the bay.
  • Proceed along the coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress.
  • End the day with  a short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

DAY 8 – Sunday: Departure

  • Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure, or extend  your tour to the kingdom of Jordan and/or Egypt.

 

*Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subject to local conditions.

 

Prices (Valid until 27.02.2016) Tourist Class First Class Superior Class         Deluxe                  
Per Person in Double room $1120 $1295 $1545 $2070
Per Person in Single Room $1598 $1845 $2275 $3240
Supplement for 6 Dinners $110 $110 $230 N/A
High Season supplement¹  $100 DBL / $125 SGL  $110 DBL /$130 SGL  $120 DBL / $150 SGL  N/A
Peak Season Supplement ²  $195 DBL / $245 SGL  $195 DBL / $245 SGL  $245 DBL / $285 SGL  N/A
Yom Kippur 3 CXL  CXL   CXL   CXL

Regular Season Dates: 01.03.14 – 28.03.15 & 12.04.15 – 01.08.15 & 30.08.15 – 19.09.15 & 04.10.15 – 19.12.15 &  27.12.15 – 27.02.16
¹ High Season Dates: 29.03.15 – 04.04.15& 02.08.15 – 29.08.15 & 20.12.15- 26.12.15
² Peak Season Dates: 05.04.15 – 11.04.15 & 27.09.15 -03.10.15
Yom Kippur  : CXL

Prices Include:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation including daily breakfast.
  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  • Transfers from & to the airport.
  • English speaking government licensed guide for all touring days.
  • A/c tourist Van /Minibus/Bus during the touring days.
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary.

Prices do not Include:

  • Porterage at the airport.
  • Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff etc.
  • Personal medical/baggage insurance.
  • Beverages with meals.

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