8 NIGHT | 6 TOURING DAYS JOURNEY INTO ISRAEL
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE TOUR
Airline Flight from New York City and Land Included
You will visit the sights that are important both to Jewish history and to the State of Israel. Our tour will take you to the holiest places. See the country from North to South, visit the Western Wall and many more Jewish sites throughout the country. See ancient synagogues and even important sage’s graves, experience Shabbat in Israel with a local community and re-discover this interesting country. Pack your bags for the most inspiring trip of your entire life!
Saturday – International Travel
International flight from NY to Tel Aviv.
Sunday – Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
Afternoon arrival, reception and transfer to Jerusalem (shared ride).
Monday – Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem
Start the day with a magnificent overview of Jerusalem and the Judean desert from Mount Scopus. Drive to the Old City. Visit the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion; Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; View the remains of the wall of Jerusalem from the First Temple period. Visit the Jewish quarter, the Wailing Wall (Kotel), and witness the Bar-Mitzvah celebrations at the site. Visit Davidson Center and tour the southern Kotel excavations. Stop to visit the Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold taken in fierce battle during the Six Day War and converted into a national memorial site and museum. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the Memorial to the Holocaust. Return to hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem.
NOTE: Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites. Entrance to the Holocaust museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10.
Tuesday – Free day in Jerusalem, or optional Masada and Dead Sea Tour
Depart Jerusalem via the Judean hills to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Visit a Dead Sea cosmetic products shop. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada and learn about the heroic story of the Jewish freedom fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings. Continue to the Dead Sea. Enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud that many believe has its therapeutic effects. Return to hotel.
NOTE: Spa treatments are not included; Lockers are available at additional cost. Bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sun screen, bathing suit and towels are recommended.
Optional add-on tour rate per person Tourist Class (from Jerusalem) US$ 105.00 | Business Class US$ 121.00
Wednesday – Free Day or optional Pearls of the Western Galilee Tour
Drive along the coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port; Enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. Continue to Haifa for a scenic view of the City, the Port and the magnificent Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Proceed to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes and marvel at the spectacular natural formations. Onto Acre, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site; Walk through the market, the mosque and the old port; Visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt, and learn about their fascinating history and culture. Return to point of departure.
PICK-UP: Jerusalem hotels – 06:00. | Guests picked up from Jerusalem will join the tour from Tel-Aviv. | Transfer from/to Jerusalem may be accompanied with a driver only.
Optional add-on tour rate per person Tourist Class (from Jerusalem) US$ 114.00 | Business Class US$ 130.00
Thursday – Free Day or an optional Israel Heritage Tour(the tour includes transfer to Tel-Aviv)
Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall in Tel-Aviv, where the establishment of the State of Israel was declared; Next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps Memorial museum also considered as one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Continue to Beit Guvrin national park, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site; explore the archaeological finds and unique caves. Proceed to Ayalon Institute in Rehovot, once a secret underground ammunition factory established by the “Haganah”, the Jewish underground movement before May 1948.
Departure 06:00 | Return to your Tel Aviv hotel. | The tour will not be operated on: April 13; September 21; October 5, 12, 2017. | Guests picked up from Jerusalem will join the tour from Tel-Aviv. |Transfer from/to Jerusalem may be accompanied with a driver only.
NOTE: Individual transfer to Tel Aviv costs $ 60 per person (minimum of 2 people)
Optional add-on tour rate per person Tourist Class (from Jerusalem) US$ 137.00
Friday – Free day in Tel Aviv or optional Tel-Aviv City Tour
Visit the Diaspora museum; Drive through the main streets of Tel-Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel; Also known as the “White City”. Tel-Aviv was declared by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site for its Bauhaus style buildings. Stop at Rabin Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world. Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the Artist’s Quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian mall of the city where you can enjoy live street music, arts, crafts and handmade jewelry. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street specially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.
Departure – 08:00 | Transfer from/to Jerusalem may be accompanied with a driver only.
Optional add-on tour rate per person Tourist Class US$ 93.00
Saturday – Final Free Day in Tel Aviv
Rest, stroll the coastal boardwalk, enjoy the Mediterranean or shop. Optional Airport Transfer US $ 30.00 Per Person (shared ride).
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