Tour No.1 – JERUSALEM TOUR

Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Yad Vashem

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David’s Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey; Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City and visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust.

On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighborhood, stopping by Mary’s spring and continue to visit the remarkable Church of Saint John the Baptist, return to point of departure.

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.

DEPARTURE:  Daily

PICK-UP:   Tel-Aviv hotels    –    from 07:20 to 07.50

  • Jerusalem hotels – from 09:00 to 09:30; Friday & Saturday : 08:45-09:15

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

Tour No.2 -MASSADA AND DEAD SEA

Herod’s Fortress and palaces; Swim in the Dead Sea

Depart Tel Aviv 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 Massada and learn about the heroic story of the Jewish 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.  Descend by cable car. 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 point of departure.

NOTE:

  • Spa treatments are not included; Lockers are available at additional cost.
  • Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sun screen, bathing suit and towel are recommended.

DEPARTURE:  Daily

PICK-UP:  

  • Tel-Aviv hotels –    from 07:20 to 07:50
  • Jerusalem hotels – from 09:00 to 09:30; Friday & Saturday: 08:45-09:15

Tour No.3 – HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GALILEE

Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jordan River

Depart Tel Aviv via the coastal road and the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberias, the lively resort town on the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the Kineret Lake to Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught; Continue to Tabgha and visit the Church of Multiplication of the Fish and Loaves with the beautiful mosaic floor. Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site located where the Jordan River flows out from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea; Enjoy the peaceful and natural surrounding on site.

Return to point of departure.

NOTE: Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting  holy sites.

DEPARTURE:     Daily (except Sunday)

PICK-UP: 

  • Jerusalem hotels –    from 06:00
  • Hertzliya hotels –    from 07:00
  • Tel-Aviv hotels –    from 07:20 to 07:50

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated. *Guests picked up from Jerusalem will join the tour from Tel-Aviv * Transfer from/to Jerusalem may be accompanied with a driver only.

Tour No.4 – PEARLS OF THE WESTERN GALILEE

Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra grottoes

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 admire the spectacular natural formation. 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.

DEPARTURE:   Daily (except Thursday)

PICK-UP: 

Jerusalem hotels –    from 06:00

Hertzliya hotels   –    from 07:00

Tel-Aviv hotels    –    from 07:20 to 07:50

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated. *Guests picked up from Jerusalem will join the tour from Tel-Aviv. * Transfer from/to Jerusalem may be accompanied with a driver only.

Tour No.5 – JERUSALEM AND BETHLEHEM

Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Church of Nativity

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David’s Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey;Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem where Jesus was born; Walk through the Manger square to visit the Church of Nativity; View the Shepherds’ field.

Return to point of departure.

NOTE: Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting   holy sites.

DEPARTURE:  Daily   PICK-UP: 

 

  • Tel-Aviv hotels –    from 07:20 to 07:50
  • Jerusalem hotels –    from 09:00 to 09:30; Friday & Saturday : 08:45-09:15

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

  • The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
  • Palestinian guide meets the tour only after border crossing.
  • Border crossing may include short unaccompanied walking portion.
  • Change of vehicle may be required upon entering Palestinian authority territory.
  • Passports are compulsory.

Tour No.6 – JERUSALEM & DEAD SEA

Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Swim in the Dead Sea

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David’s Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey;Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Stop to enjoy the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich, therapeutic mud. Return to point of departure.

NOTE: Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting  holy sites. Bathing suit, hat and towel are recommended.                  

DEPARTURE:  Daily

PICK-UP:

  • Hertzliya hotels –    from 07:00
  • Tel-Aviv hotels –    from 07:20 to 07:50
  • Jerusalem hotels –    from 09:00 to 09:30; Friday & Saturday : 08:45-09:15

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

  • Transfer to Dead Sea may be accompanied with a driver only. Change of vehicle may be required.

Tour No.7 – JEWISH HERITAGE

TOUR OF JERUSALEM

Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Ammunition Hill, Mount Herzl

Start the day with a magnificent overview of Jerusalem and the Judea 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, the Kotel, and witness the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies.

Visit Davidson Center and tour the southern Kotel excavations. Stop to visit the Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, 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 point of departure.

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.

DEPARTURE:  Mondays & Thursdays

The tour will not be operated on: Jewish Festivals.

PICK-UP: 

Tel-Aviv hotels    –    from 07:20 to 07:50

Jerusalem hotels –    from 09:00 to 09:30

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

Tour No.8 – ISRAEL HERITAGE TOUR

Independence hall, Latrun, Armored Corps Museum, Beit Guvrin National Park, Ayalon Institute

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 parts of the archaeological remains 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.

Return to point of departure.

DEPARTURE:  Thursdays

The tour will not be operated on: Jewish Festivals   PICK-UP: 

  • Jerusalem hotels – from 06:00
  • Tel-Aviv hotels –   from 08:00 to 08:30

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

* Guests picked up from Jerusalem will join the tour from Tel-Aviv.  * Transfer from/to Jerusalem may be accompanied with a driver only.

Tour No.9 – TEL-AVIV CITY TOUR

Diaspora museum, Old Jaffa, Neve Tzedek, Nahalat Benyamin

Visit the Diaspora museum; Drive around 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:  Fridays

The tour will not be operated on:  Jewish Festivals   PICK-UP: 

  • Jerusalem hotels –  from 06:00
  • Tel-Aviv hotels –   from 08:00 to 08:30

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

** Guests picked up from Jerusalem will join the tour from Tel-Aviv;

Transfer from/to Jerusalem may be accompanied with a driver only.

Tour No.10 – BETHLEHEM AND JERICHO

Church of Nativity, view of Shepherds’ field, Mt. of Temptation

Drive through the Judean desert and enjoy a roadside view of the Good Samaritan Inn. After a short stop at sea-level for a panoramic view, continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world.

Stop to see Zacchaeus’ Sycamore tree and proceed for an overview of Mt. of Temptation. Visit Tel Jericho where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. (*cable car not included).

Proceed to the city of Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; Walk through Manger Square to visit the Church of Nativity; Next, visit the Church of Milk Grotto and Shepherds’ field.

Stop at a local souvenir store and return to Jerusalem.

DEPARTURE:  Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays PICK-UP: 

  • Tel-Aviv hotels –  from 07:20 to 07:50
  • Jerusalem hotels –  from 09:00 to 09:30; Saturday : 08:45-09:15

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

  • The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
  • Palestinian guides meet the tour only after border crossing.
  • Border crossing to Bethlehem may include short unaccompanied walking portion.
  • Change of vehicle is required upon entering Palestinian authority territory.
  • Passports are compulsory.

Tour No.11 – DEAD SEA RELAXATION

Swim and float in the Dead Sea; Mineral mud bath

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Visit a Dead Sea cosmetic products shop.

Stop for relaxation at one of the shores of the Dead Sea; Enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich, therapeutic mud.

Return to point of departure.

Note :  *Spa treatments are not included; Lockers are available at additional cost.

*Hat, sun screen, bathing suit and towel are recommended.

*Change of vehicle may be required on return.

DEPARTURE:  Daily PICK-UP: 

  • Netanya hotels –    from 06:30
  • Tel-Aviv hotels –    from 07:20 to 07:50
  • Jerusalem hotels –    from 09:00 to 09:30 ; Friday & Saturday : 08:45-09:15

*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

Tour No.12 – Safed & Golan Heights

Drive to Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel, center of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) movement; Visit the Caro and Ari synagogues; Stroll through the narrow alleyways and visit the picturesque Artists’ Quarter.

Continue to the Golan Heights; Stop at Gadot overlook (Mitzpe Gadot), the memorial site for the fallen of the Golan, located over former Syrian bunkers and see the monument built on site in honor of the Alexandroni brigade. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Hula valley.

Return to point of departure.

NOTE:  Minimum 2 participant ( On January, February and on December 1-15 the tour will operate with a  minimum of 5 participants)

DEPARTURE:  Thursdays

The tour will not be operated on: Jewish Festival

PICK-UP: 

  • Jerusalem hotels –    from 06:00
  • Tel-Aviv hotels –    from 07:20 to 07:50

* Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

** Guests picked up from Jerusalem will join the tour from Tel-Aviv;

** Transfer from/to Jerusalem may be accompanied with a driver only.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT THE FINAL ITENERARY AND THE SEQUENCE OF THE PROGRAM MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE FLIGHT DETAILS AND AS PER GUIDE.