Classic Tour of Israel Friday Arrival 9 nights

Special Tour 9 nights
Israel Israel

Your land arrangements include the following services:
– Sharing transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
– Assistance at the airport upon arrival
– 9 nights accommodation on BED & BREAKFAST basis except for Kibbutz Lavi on HALF BOARD BASIS (Breakfast Dinner) based on double occupancy
– 6 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
– Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
– The hotels appearing in the table might be replaced with similar ones.

Your land arrangements do not include:
– Airfare to and from Tel Aviv
– Departure taxes, fuel surcharges or airport improvement fees
– Porterage at the airport or hotels
– Insurance
– Early check-in/late checkout
– Single room supplement – a limited number of single rooms available on payment of supplement
– Meals and beverages not mentioned
– Optional tours not mentioned
– Gratuities for individual services, laundry and valet service, and any other items of a purely personal nature
– Tipping to guide, driver, hotel or restaurant staff
– E. & O.E.

 Please contact Janice Snider for current rates and dates.

Friday – Day 1 Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.


Saturday – Day 2 Tel Aviv
At leisure

Overnight in Tel Aviv. B


 Sunday – Day 3 Caesarea / Megiddo / Druze village / Haifa / Galilee

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the Crusader-era city, 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 the Golden domed Baha’i Shrine and gardens. Proceed to the Galilee.

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse. B/D


Monday – Day 4 Galilee / Safed / Katzrin / Golan winery / Galilee

Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism. Visit the ancient synagogues and the Artists’ colony. Continue to the strategic Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers and catch a glimpse of Quneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting.

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse. B/D


Tuesday – Day 5 Sea of Galilee / Nazareth / Beit Alpha / Jerusalem

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth. Visit the Church of Annunciation and continue to the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter. Stop at the serene Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the iconic Sermon on the Mount. Drive to Beit She’an and end at Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Afterwards continue to Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem. B


 Wednesday – Day 6 Mt. of Olives / Old City / Bethlehem*

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from the Mount of Olives. Drive to the Old City and visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Visit the remnants of Roman Cardo, the Herodian Quarter. Continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem* to view Rachel’s Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.

Overnight in Jerusalem. B


 Thursday – Day 7 Israel museum / Knesset / Mt. Herzl / Yad Vashem

Drive to the Israel Museum. Visit the Shrine of the Book, where the priceless Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the Miniature Model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Herzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust. Delve further into Jerusalem’s history with a tour of Nachlaot with its narrow lanes, art galleries and Machane Yehuda Market.

Overnight in Jerusalem. B


 Friday – Day 8 Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judaean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Make a stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient isolated mountain top fortress of King Herod where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea** that many believe offers therapeutic effects. (The cost of treatments is not included)

Overnight in Jerusalem. B


Saturday – Day 9 Jerusalem

At leisure

Overnight in Jerusalem. B


 Sunday – Day 10 Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport

After breakfast transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure. B


*  Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to the current situation.

** Visit subject to weather conditions.

*** Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.

B = Breakfast   L = Lunch   D = Dinner

 Call Center: (905) 771-7800