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8 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Overview

8 D | Guaranteed Departure | From and to Tel Aviv
Discover amazing Israel over eight history-rich days. Beginning in Jerusalem and ending in Tel Aviv, walk in the steps of Jesus and the disciples and visit the spots of famous happenings in the Bible. This tour will allow you to take a step back in time and observe some of the most impressive archaeological and religious sites of Israel while enjoying the beautiful scenery and culture of this ancient land.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jerusalem: Israel’s capital city is a city of tradition, religion and history, but also of modern culture and heritage.
  • Beit She’an: One of the oldest cities in Israel, with over 20 layers of human civilisation are tucked away inside its large ancient mound.
  • Nazareth: Located in Israel’s Galilee region, Nazareth has over a dozen important Christian sites, but it is also Israel’s largest Arab city.
  • Galilee: One of the most beautiful regions of Israel, Galilee, is characterised by its beautiful landscape, amazing natural formations, historic sites, and charming villages.
  • Acre: The Old City of Acre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and represents the tumultuous history of Israel possibly better than any other city in the country.
  • Haifa: Haifa is Israel’s third largest city, beautifully set on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea, often nicknamed ‘Israel’s San Francisco’.
  • Caesarea: The ancient Herodian port city of Caesarea features amazing harbour ruins, beautiful beaches, and impressive modern residences.
  • Tel Aviv: This city that never sleeps combines sandy Mediterranean beaches with top-notch nightclubs, a buzzing cultural and culinary scene, fascinating architecture, and an international mindset.

Itinerary

Day 1 : ARRIVAL JERUSALEM

Upon arrival at Tel Aviv airport, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem with the remainder of the day at leisure. Relax, getting ready for a memorable tour or explore the beautiful city of Jerusalem on your own.

Overnight in hotel in Jerusalem on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Day 2 : JERUSALEM: NEW CITY TOUR

After breakfast at the hotel, start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives. Then, continue with visiting the Garden of Gethsemane located at the foot of Mount of Olives, and the Church of the Agony. Afterwards, catch a glimpse of the Shrine of the Book, part of Israel Museum, home to the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Visit the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. See Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. In the afternoon, drive to the picturesque ancient village of Ein Karem, considered the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist. Return to the hotel and enjoy dinner.

Overnight in hotel in Jerusalem on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Dinner included.

Day 3 : JERUSALEM: OLD CITY TOUR AND BETHLEHEM*

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Enter through one of the gates to the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, and the colourful bazaars. Walk along Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Mount Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon, continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of Shepherd's Fields.* Return to Jerusalem for dinner.

Overnight in hotel in Jerusalem on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Dinner included.

Day 4 : JERUSALEM – BEIT SHE’AN – NAZARET – GALILEE (235km – 3.5 hrs)

Leave Jerusalem after breakfast, driving north, passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit She’an. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. Then continue to Safed, the city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony. After, arrive at Kibbutz and check in to your hotel. Enjoy a delicious dinner.

Overnight in hotel in Galilee on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Dinner included.

Day 5 : GALILEE: GOLAN HEIGHTS AND AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE

After breakfast, depart the hotel and drive to the area of Golan Heights, passing by the Druze villages. Visit a former Syrian fortification on the heights. Then, enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines, enjoy a tour and a special wine tasting session, and learn about the production process of the ancient drink. Afterwards, visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Check out the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter's house in the old fishing village of Capernaum. Then stop by Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old centre of Jewish learning. Then, join an optional tour and sail across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquillity and scenery little changed during the past 2,000 years (subject to weather conditions and supplement). Return to the hotel and have a delightful dinner.

Overnight in hotel in Galilee on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Dinner included.

Day 6 : GALILEE – ACRE – HAIFA – CAESAREA – TEL AVIV (185km – 3 hrs)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and drive west to the coastal city of Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, Mount Carmel and Haifa Bay. Next, proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the ancient port, including the Roman Theatre and the Hippodrome. Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour and then to your hotel for check-in. End your day with a delectable dinner.

Overnight in hotel in Tel Aviv on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Dinner included.

Day 7 : TEL AVIV

Enjoy a rich breakfast at your hotel. Then, spend your day exploring beautiful Tel Aviv on your own, or select an optional tour to Masada and the Dead Sea.

Overnight in hotel in Tel Aviv on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Dinner included.

Day 8 : DEPART TEL AVIV

Have breakfast at the hotel and, at the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Breakfast included.

Included/Exclude

  • TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English-speaking licensed guide on all touring days
  • ACCOMMODATION: Seven nights as indicated on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • MEALS: Daily breakfast, six dinners (starting from the second night)
  • TRANSPORT: Transfers from / to airport on arrival and departure
  • Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: All monuments and visits as indicated: The Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Agony, Museum's Shrine of the Book with fanous Dead Sea scrolls, visit Herodian city of Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, tomb of King Davisd, Church of the Nativity, Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph, visit former Syrian fortification, tour wine tasting, visit ruins of synagogue & Peter's house at Capernaum, visit old Crusader from Acre, sightseeing tour in Haifa, visit port, roman theater and Hippodrome in Caesarea, city tour in Tel Aviv
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport porterage
  • International/Domestic flight tickets or visa fees and local taxes
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Traveller's medical baggage insurance.
  • Optional excursions not stated in the programme.

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FAQs

What do I need to bring?
Comfortable and light clothing is best suited to travel in the warm months and warm clothing in the colder months in Israel. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or sparse clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings or at the Western Wall. Sun protection, sunglasses and a hat can be very useful during your stay.
Accommodation options
Day 1-3 Jerusalem:
Standard Hotel Category = Gate/ Rimonim Shalom or similar
Superior Hotel Category = Crowne Plaza/ Dan Panorama or similar

Day 4-5 Galilee:
Standard Hotel Category = Kibbutz Hotel or similar
Superior Hotel Category = Kibbutz Hotel Deluxe or similar

Day 6-7 Tel Aviv:
Standard Hotel Category = Seanet/ Olympia or similar
Superior Hotel Category = Crowne Plaza/ Dan Panorama or similar
Cancellation policy
We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 5 days or less before event
We will charge a cancellation fee of 30% if booking is cancelled 11 days or less before event

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