14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

THE GRAND TOUR OF ISRAEL

Eilat - Galilee - Haifa - Jerusalem - Tel Aviv
Starting from $3,595 (Air & Land)

THE GRAND TOUR OF ISRAEL

Experience the magic of Israel & take a journey to Jerusalem & beyond. Delve into the past and discover the history of the Israel in 14 fascinating, fun-filled days. Experience the essence of Israel and be inspired. This fourteen-day Israel Tour Package shows you the highlights of the Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Masada and also gives you time to relax at the therapeutic Dead Sea.

INCLUDES
  • Private transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to your Hotel in Tel Aviv and from the Hotel in Jerusalem to the Airport.
  • Meeting point on arrival at the Steimatzky bookstore at the Main Arrival Hall at the Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • 8 Full day touring with all entrance fees as per the above itinerary.
  • 12 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at hotels.
  • One dinner at the hotel in Kibbutz Lavi / Galilee.
  • Light lunch and Camel ride at a Bedouin village.
EXCLUDES
  • Tips & Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry Visa.
  • Petra Optional Tour.
  • Airfare (Your Sales Agent will get back to you with exact fares, if required).
ITINERARY
Day 1 - THU - DEPART USA

Board your international flight to Israel.


Day 2 - FRIDAY - ARRIVAL

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


Day 3 - SATURDAY - TEL AVIV

Free day at leisure in Tel Aviv. Meals Breakfast


Day 4 - SUNDAY - DIASPORA MUSEUM, CAESAREA, DRUZE VILLAGES

Depart Tel Aviv and drive to the Diaspora Museum for a visit. Proceed 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 amphitheatre that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Continue via the Druze villages to Haifa. Overnight in Haifa. Meals Breakfast


Day 5 - MONDAY - HAIFA, SAFED, GOLAN HEIGHTS

The tour of Haifa will begin at the summit of Mount Carmel where you will take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Haifa Bay, Bahia Gardens and Western Galilee. Proceed to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where 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 Katzerin. Dinner & overnight Kibbutz hotel Lavi . Meals Breakfast - Dinner


Day 6 - TUESDAY - SEA OF GALILEE, NAZARETH

Start the day with a visit to Tiberias. Drive to Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter. Proceed to Nazareth, here you will visit the Church of the Annunciation. Drive around the new Jewish town and visit the Arab market. 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. Meals Breakfast


Day 7 - WEDNESDAY - JERUSALEM: THE OLD CITY

Visit the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion and the room of the last supper . 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 the Holy Sepulcher . Proceed to Mount Scopus and then to the Mount of Olives for a magnificent panoramic view of the Old City. Continue to *Bethlehem (visit subject to availability),stopping at Rachel's tomb and visit the church of Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem. Meals Breakfast


Day 8 - THURSDAY - JERUSALEM: THE NEW CITY

Drive to the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem to see the Chagall stained glass windows. Continue to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust and then to the Israel Museum. Visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed At the same grounds of the Museum we will visit the Miniature model of Jerusalem As it was 2000 years ago We will see the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Overnight in Jerusalem. Meals Breakfast


Day 9 - FRIDAY - QUMRAN, MASSADA, DEAD SEA

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. Descend by cable car, time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea. Overnight in Jerusalem. Meals Breakfast


Day 10 - SATURDAY - JERUSALEM

Day at Leisure in Jerusalem. Meals Breakfast


Day 11 - SUNDAY - JERUSALEM, EILAT

Travel south to the Negev desert; Visit Israel's Air Force Museum at Hatzerim to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. Stop for a camel ride experience and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent; Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Visit Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion's hut and grave, overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop at Mitzpe Ramon to gaze into the Ramon Crater, an otherworldly geological wonder. Arrive to Eilat for overnight. Meals Breakfast - Lunch


Day 12 - MONDAY - EILAT

Stroll around the city's streets, the beach promenade and enjoy the water sport activities on your own or take an optional tour to the Rose city of Petra. Meals Breakfast


Day 13 - TUESDAY - EILAT, TEL AVIV

Visit the underwater observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef. Drive to Timna to see the copper mines and King Solomon's pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations. Drive back to Tel-Aviv for overnight. Meals Breakfast


Day 14 - WEDNESDAY - DEPARTURE

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for your departure flight.


DEPARTURE & RATES

Gold Plan

Air & Land
Dates Price
From December 13 2016 to October 31 2017 $3595
Notes
  • Visit to Bethlehem is subject to Availability.

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