• Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat, 12 nights

  • Explore Israel on this incredible 12-night Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat, focusing on the old and the new. See places you have only dreamed of, while walking in the footsteps of the ancients.

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Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat, 12 nights
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Day 1. Friday. Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a company’s representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv. (B)

 Day 2. Saturday – Shabbat. At Leisure

Overnight in Tel Aviv. (B)

Day 3. Sunday. Caesarea / Haifa / Acre / Rosh Hanikra
Aqueduct in Caesarea, Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat
Aqueduct in Caesarea

Moving north we came to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region to see the excavations of the Crusaders’ city, the aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored today as a prime concert venue. Proceed to Haifa to visit the Clandestine Immigration and Naval museum (“Af al Pi Chen”) and hear the story of the illegal immigrants to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Drive to Acre, an Old City recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Walk through the old port and local market. Further up the coast is Rosh Hanikra known for its underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formation. Descend by cable car to the grottoes.
Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse. (B, D)

Day 4. Monday. Safed / Golan Heights / Tel-Hai
Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat, Street in Safed
Street in Safed

Our day begins in Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel, center of the Kaballa movement. Visit the Caro and Ari synagogues, stroll through the narrow alleyways and visit the picturesque Artists’ quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour at the foot of the Golan. Before heading to the Golan Heights, where we make a stop at Gadot overlook, the Memorial for the Fallen of the Golan, located over former Syrian bunkers. View the monument built in honor of the Alexandroni Brigade. Proceed to a magnificent observation point over the city of Kuneitra, and the Syrian territory. In Tel-Hai, see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle.
Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse. (B, D)

Day 5. Tuesday. Tiberias / Beit Shean / Beit Alpha / Gan Hashlosha / Jerusalem
Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat, Roman amphitheater in Beit Shean
Roman amphitheater in Beit Shean

Motoring south we come to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave. Continue through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean, known as  “Scythopolis” , to see the fascinating  excavated remains from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to admire the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue discovered in 1929. At Gan Hashlosha National Park enjoy the warm spring water pools and waterfalls. Continue via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem and make a stop at Mount Scopus for a traditional blessing as you enter the city.
Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

Day 6. Wednesday. Kotel Tunnels / Sepharadic Synagogues / Davidson Center / Tower of David
Tower of David, Jerusalem, Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat
Tower of David, Jerusalem

Following the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion, walk along the Cardo, the heart of the ancient Roman City. Visit the four Sepharadic Synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter and tour the Western Wall Tunnels. Proceed to the archaeological park at the Davidson Center and walk through the colorful local bazaar to visit the Tower of David Museum presenting the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city beginning with the First Temple period.
Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

Day 7. Thursday. Yad Vashem / Mt. Herzl / Ammunition Hill / Israel Museum
The Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat
The Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem

Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies taking place at the Kotel. Next is Mea Shearim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem and learn  about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox community. Proceed to Mount Herzl , the military cemetery, and Yad Vashem the Memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War, and converted into a national memorial site and museum. At the Knesset, Israel’s parliament see the Menorah with the Biblical emblems. You will not miss the Israel Museum with the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the Holyland model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.
Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

Day 8. Friday. Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea 
Cable car in fortress Masada, Israel, Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat
Cable car in fortress Masada, Israel

Driving through the Judean Desert we come to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Before continueing to Masada, where you ascend by cable car to the top, to tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod. It was here that the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans inviding. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue and bathhouse before descending by cable car. Next, stop for Lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area and enjoy a float in the mineral rich Dead Sea.
Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L)

Day 9. Saturday – Shabbat. At leisure

Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

Day 10. Sunday. Negev Desert / Timna / Underwater Observatory
Eilat Underwater Observatory, Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat
Eilat Underwater Observatory

Travel south through the Negev Desert stopping at Timna, a large geological and archaelological park, marvel at the multi colored rock formations and copper mines and view the outstanding Solomon’s pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea to visit the Underwater Observatory marine park, built into a coral reef and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich marine life of the Gulf of Eilat.
Overnight in Eilat. (B)

Day 11. Monday. Free day in Eilat or day tour to Petra (with additional charge)

After assistance with visa, securing your proceed to the Jordanian border, drive straight to Petra,the astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. (cost not included) until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance).

Ancient city of Petra in Jordan, Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat
Ancient city of Petra in Jordan

Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the Treasury, royal tombs, the court, Roman theatre, Roman street, qasser el- bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the Second New Wonder of the world. After your visit, there is time for lunch in a nice restaurant before driving back to the border. On the way, a short visit will be made in Aqaba offering to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and cross back to Eilat. Once across transfer to your hotel.
Overnight  in Eilat. (B)

Day 12. Tuesday. Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Air Force Museum
Camels take a rest in a red desert, Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel with Eilat
Camels take a rest in a red desert

Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon where we stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin Valley. Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent, learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.
Overnight in Tel-Aviv. (B, L) 

Day 13. Wednesday. Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure. (B)

2018 Tour Dates:

Oct  5  12  19  26
Nov  2  9  16  23  30
Dec  7  14  21  28

2019 Tour Dates:

Jan  4  11  18  25
Feb  1  8  15  22
Mar  1 8  15 22 29
Apr  5  26
May  3  10  17  24  31
Jun  7  14  21  28
Jul  5  12  19  26
Aug  2  9  16  23 30
Sep  6  13
Oct  25
Nov  1  8
Nov  15  22  29
Dec  6  13  20  27

2020 Tour Dates:

Jan  3  10  31
Feb  14  21  28

2018-2019 Land Prices
2019-2020 Land Prices
Land tour includes:
  • Sharing transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 12 nights accommodation on BED & BREAKFAST basis
  • 2 dinners at hotel kibbutz Lavi
  • Lunch and Spa at the Dead Sea area
  • Light lunch in a Bedouin tent on the way from Eilat to Tel Aviv
  • 8 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
  • Jeep tour in the Galilee
Not included:
  • International flights
  • Departure taxes, fuel surcharge or airport improvement fees
  • Insurance – cancellation and health – premium is non refundable
  • Lunches en route except for the above mentioned under included services
  • Early check in – late check out
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees not mentioned
  • Transfers and assistance other than those with the group
  • Applicable departure taxes and Jordanian visa fee $125.00 US per person to be paid locally in cash in USD only (subject to change). Cost of horse ride, donkey ride or cart at Petra not included
  • Cost of one day tour to Petra – on request
  • Anything else not mentioned under “Included”
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not mentioned above
  • Speaker/s fees
  • Optional excursions / activities / evening outings
  • Any tips to guide / driver / restaurants / hotels
  • E. & O.E.
Note:
  • The hotels appearing in the table might be replaced with similar ones.
  • Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.
  • Although airfare is not included in this program, we are able to suggest economy class round trip airfares. Please note the airfare suggested is subject to change without prior notice and is not guaranteed until such time as the ticket has actually been issued.
  • We can accommodate pre/post tour arrangements in conjunction with this departure.