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8 Day Essential Israel

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Visit Israel, you will never be the same!

Starts from USD1499.00

Escorted Package All Year Around! (based on double occupancy) Prices are subject to availability.

LAND PACKAGE ONLY

Includes

  • 6 Nights hotel accommodations
    • 1 night Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights Tiberias
    • 3 nights Jerusalem
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Do Not Include

  • Round trip flights from any gateway
    in US to Tel Aviv and return.
  • Any meals or drinks unless
    mentioned on the itinerary
  • Essential Travel Insurance
  • Tips for the tour guides and drivers

Day by Day

Note: Your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart.

plane

Sunday – Depart for Israel

Make sure you have all you need! Here is a checklist of the most common things:

  • Passport/visa(s), Personal ID, including a student ID card if you have one
  • Cash and credit card(s)
  • Health insurance cards/document(s) and Travel insurance info
  • Reservations and itineraries
  • Hotel and/or tour contact information
  • Transportation tickets (plane, train, and etc)
  • Emergency contacts and important addresses
  • Mobile device and charger, iPad or e-reader and charger, Headphones (consider noise-reducing headphones if you’re sensitive to sound)
  • Camera and/or a video camera, memory card, and charger
  • Electrical converters and adapters

tleaviv

Monday – Arrive in Tel Aviv

Arrive in Tel Aviv; transfer to your hotel in this vibrant city, known as Israel’s “playground on the sea.”

Time to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone.

Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Dinner

tiberias

Tuesday – Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Tiberias 

This morning join your tour manager to get acquainted with the “Big Orange” on the walking tour of the city’s highlights. Travel to Rabin Square to view the memorial to the late Prime Minister before continuing to quaint Neve Tzedek (Tel Aviv’s “Soho”) and the ancient port of Jaffa with its reconstructed Artists’ Quarter.

Free time for lunch on your own. Later, depart Tel Aviv and drive along the sparkling Mediterranean coast to ancient Caesarea; see the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins and the 2,000-year-old theater.

Arrive in Tiberias, nestled on the tranquil Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

sea-of-galilee

Wednesday – Tiberias & the Sea of Galilee

A leisure day to enjoy the serenity of the Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel, or explore this remarkable city embedded with a history dating back to Roman Emperor Tiberius and religious sites that include the tomb of Maimonides and the Church of St. Peter.

Don’t miss the optional full day tour to Galilee that begins in Safed, one of Judaism’s holiest cities and mystical center of Kabbalah; walk through the colorful artists’ colony and visit an ancient synagogue. Then, ascend the Golan Heights to understand more about this strategic area; visit Har Bental, site of a former Israeli bunker.

After lunch at a kibbutz, taste special vintages at a winery in Katzrin before returning to the hotel. Tonight, dinner at your hotel

Optional: Full Day Galilee & Golan Heights with Lunch

Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

yad-vashem

Thursday – Beit She’an, “Golden” Jerusalem

Traveling south reach the impressive archaeological site of Beit She’an, an ancient city dating back to King Saul; see the remains of an ancient Roman city and the ongoing excavations. Continue via the Jordan Valley to the “golden city” of Jerusalem.

After time to settle in, an afternoon optional tour of the New City that begins with a drive via the Supreme Court building and the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, to the impressive Israel Museum. Here, view the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the scale model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.

Then, pay respects at Yad Vashem, Memorial to the Holocaust on the Mount of Remembrance. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the many facets of Jerusalem on your own.

Optional: New City of Jerusalem (PM)

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

jerusalem

Friday – Jerusalem Old City Tour

Begin your exploration of Jerusalem at the walled Old City with its four distinct sections – the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian Quarters. Follow the steps along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the holiest sites in the Christian world.

Pass through the narrow alleys and souks to Mt. Zion; visit the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. The remainder of the day is on your own to stroll through the picturesque lanes of the Old City, or visit the exotic bazaars.

The optional afternoon tour to Bethlehem includes a visit to the Church of the Nativity, commemorating the birthplace of Christ. A stop for local olive wood handicrafts is included. Tonight, explore any open cafes and bars along the Midrachov, Jerusalem’s downtown pedestrian mall.

Optional: Half Day Bethlehem (PM)

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

jerusalem-night

Saturday – Full Day in Jerusalem

Immerse yourself in this ancient city on this day at leisure; walk through the city’s colorful neighborhoods that reveal a diverse blend of traditional and modern cultures.

Or, participate in the optional full day tour to Masada that begins with a drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. At Masada, ascend by cable car to the top of these heroic heights; listen to the brave tale of the Zealots who chose to perish rather than live under Roman rule. Visit the archaeological sites including the remains of Herod’s Palace, a synagogue, bath houses and dwellings.

After a visit to the Museum of Masada at the base, stop at the Dead Sea for a swim in the salty and buoyant waters before returning to Jerusalem. Later, the entertaining optional evening includes dinner at a popular restaurant, attendance at the spectacular Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David and a drive through illuminated Jerusalem.

Optional: Full Day Masada and Dead Sea (AM)
Optional: Restaurant Dinner, Sound & Light Show & Illuminated Jerusalem (PM)

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

plane

Sunday – Depart Israel

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Make sure you have all you need! Here is a checklist of the most common things:

  • Passport/visa(s), Personal ID, including a student ID card if you have one
  • Cash and credit card(s)
  • Health insurance cards/document(s) and Travel insurance info
  • Reservations and itineraries
  • Hotel and/or tour contact information
  • Transportation tickets (plane, train, and etc)
  • Emergency contacts and important addresses
  • Mobile device and charger, iPad or e-reader and charger, Headphones (consider noise-reducing headphones if you’re sensitive to sound)
  • Camera and/or a video camera, memory card, and charger
  • Electrical converters and adapters

 Disclaimer

  • Itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
  • Choose your package then check with us on dates of departure available for selection and prices
  • Hotel Accommodation is tourist class hotel usually centrally located including an upgrade options
  • Optional Tours means, extra costs will be add to your package. Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more. The day the optional operate varies by the day of the week.
    Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment.
  • Note: Your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart.

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