The Highlights of the Jewish State – 12 nights

Jewish heritage tours13 Days




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    Day 1 - Thursday, Arrival

    Our representative will meet you after passport control upon your arrival to Ben Gurion Airport,
    assisting as you pick up your luggage and head out for the transfer to your hotel.
    Check in at the hotel in Tel Aviv.

    Overnight: Tel Aviv

    Day 2 - Friday, Tel Aviv Tour

    Our first day of touring will begin immediately after breakfast. An interesting walking tour of
    Tel Aviv and Jaffa is ahead of us. We will start on Rothschild Boulevard, where we will see Tel Aviv's
    beautiful Bauhaus style architecture, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amongst the
    buildings will be the newly renovated Independence Hall, the site commemorating the declaration
    of the founding of the state of Israel on the 14th of May 1948. We will continue on to Neve Tzedek,
    Tel Aviv’s very first neighborhood and then enjoy free time at one of Tel Aviv’s busiest areas on
    Friday afternoons, the Nahalat Binyamin Crafts Fair and Carmel Outdoor Market - for great sounds,
    smells and of course, great shopping! End the day at Jaffa, the world’s oldest port city, for a view of
    the old city and its well known artist’s colony.

    Overnight: Tel Aviv

    Day 3 - Saturday, Free time

    Day at leisure in Tel Aviv

    Overnight: Tel Aviv

    Day 4 - Sunday, Travel to the North

    After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and drive south to Rehovot. Our first stop will be at the
    Weizmann Institute which played a key role in the development of the state. We will enjoy the new,
    amazing presentation of high technology and see the mansion house of Haim Weizmann, the first
    president of Israel. We will then continue to Caesarea, built over 2000 years ago by King Herod
    the Great, which served as a key Mediterranean port for centuries. Hear about Caesarea's role in
    Jewish history, including its part in the Great Revolt of AD66, and interact with three-dimensional
    historical figures that come to life using cutting-edge technology. Onwards to the Carmel Mountain
    range to visit Zichron Yaacov for a stroll through the historic streets of one of the earliest settlements
    from Israel’s first immigration period. Then visit the Atlit Detainee Camp, telling the heroic story of
    the struggle of Jewish immigrants at the detention centre established by the authorities of the
    British Mandate in the 1930s. Finally, we are on to Haifa - Israel's major port city, with a stop at the
    Louis Promenade for a great view of the Haifa Bay and the beautiful Baha'i Gardens.

    Overnight: Haifa

    Day 5 - Monday, Tzfat and the Galilee

    Check out after an Israeli breakfast in the hotel. Our journey will begin with a drive through the
    mountain ranges and valleys which extend from the west to the east of the Galilee region.
    Visit a Galilee Winery for an Israeli wine-tasing tour, and to get an up close and personal view of
    the wine production process. We will continue to Rosh Pina, originally founded in 1878 by a group
    of ultra-orthodox Jews intending to become farmers, with the support of Baron Edmund de Rothschild.
    Rosh Pina is one of Israel’s oldest colonies but today boasts a small town known for great restaurants,
    cafés and art galleries. Drive up to Safed (Tzfat), where we will walk through ancient sections of the
    city and hear stories of the Kabbalists and their ancient synagogues. Our Tzfat tour will end with a
    visit to its famous artists’ colony.
    In the afternoon, we will visit the beautiful Hula Valley, Israel’s first Nature Reserve. The HaHula
    Tourism Complex is located at the center of the Hula Valley and is considered to be one of the
    world's most important centers for bird watching and ornithology.

    Overnight: Kibbutz Hotel

    Day 6 - Tuesday, Adventure Day

    This touring day will give you an opportunity to enjoy the north of Israel in a unique and exciting way.
    We will start our day by driving up into the Golan Heights with a visit to Mount Bental, a beautiful
    spot for a panoramic view of the Upper Galilee, the Golan Heights, Mount Hermon and Syria.
    Visit Golan Magic, an entertaining 3-D multi-media adventure viewed on a 180-degree screen.
    After the film, walk through a giant model of the Golan Heights, the largest of its kind in the world,
    accompanied by special narration, sound and light effects. We will then walk through
    The Golan Olive Oil Mill and Visitor Center, a uniquely-designed building with ancient ambience,
    as your guide explains the olive oil production process, including the evolution from antique tools
    to modern machinery. We will finish the first half of the day at Mitzpe Gadot, which once served as a
    Syrian base, commanding a spectacular view of the Hula Valley and kibbutzim below.
    The rest of the day is free! We will be happy to provide you with a list of the options in the area and
    recommend the most suitable ones for your party.
    Some options include: biking or hiking tour, rappelling, kayaks or even participating in a gourmet
    chocolate workshop. And so much more…
    Evening Option (Seasonal) - a lantern tour in either the Valley of the Lost River or Nimrod Fortress.

    Overnight: Kibbutz Hotel

    Day 7 - Wednesday, Travel to Jerusalem

    Check out from the hotel and depart for our touring day. Our first stop will be the Tel Hai Museum.
    This memorial is dedicated to a dramatic battle in 1920 led by Joseph Trumpeldor, a hero known
    for his national loyalty.
    Then we will descend to the shores of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) for a short visit to Tiberias, a city
    which was a significant spiritual center during the Mishna and Talmudic periods. We will continue
    south along the Jordan Valley to visit the "Naharayim Experience at Gesher". Nicknamed the "start-up"
    of last century, this unusual light and sound show is filled with models demonstrating the dam system,
    running water and a combination of sounds and colors. The demonstration shows how the desert
    transformed into a symbol of - and a vision for - Jewish immigration and industrial development in Israel.
    Our day will continue with a drive to Jerusalem through the Jordan Valley’s stunning landscape.
    We will stop at Mt. Scopus upon arrival in Jerusalem for a magnificent view of the city and a brief
    explanation about the capital’s past and future.

    Overnight: Jerusalem

    Day 8 - Thursday, Old City of Jerusalem

    After breakfast, we will start our tour through the Old City of Jerusalem. We’ll walk through one of
    this ancient walled city’s many gates to see the restored Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall (Ha Kotel),
    the colorful bazaars and the Cardo. Then, we will walk to the City of David for a virtual reality movie
    about King David’s historical city, and a “wet” walking tour of the ancient water system connecting
    Warren’s Shaft to the Shiloah tunnels (Hezekiah’s Tunnel). We will continue to the
    Archaeological Garden and the new Southern Wall excavations (Davidson Center) - the same
    steps once used by pilgrims entering the Holy Temple.
    *Thursday is the day many Bar Mitzvah celebrations take place at the Western Wall. During our walk
    we will meet some of them and get to wish them a MAZAL TOV!

    Overnight: Jerusalem

    Day 9 - Friday, Jerusalem’s New City

    Visit the graves of Israel’s former prime ministers, and soldiers who died in battle, at the
    Mount Herzl Military Cemetery. We will then continue to the museum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust
    Memorial, including the Valley of the Communities. We will pass by the Knesset - Israel's Parliament
    building, as well as the famous Menorah and the new home of Israel's Supreme Court.
    We will visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book with a display of Dead Sea Scrolls and
    visit the model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.
    Then continue on for a neighborhood tour around the Mahane Yehuda Market to meet different
    local ethnic groups and taste some of their cultural foods.
    Drive to the Western Wall to participate in meaningful Kabbalat Shabbat services as the Jewish
    Sabbath descends over Jerusalem.

    Overnight: Jerusalem

    Day 10 - Saturday, Free

    Day at leisure in Jerusalem.
    Evening Option - Enjoy a breathtaking sound & light show at the Tower of David citadel.
    The show is highly recommended due to its unique way of depicting the different periods in
    Jerusalem’s long history. Duration: Around one hour.

    Overnight: Jerusalem

    Day 11 - Sunday, Masada & Dead Sea

    We will drive south, starting with the infamous Masada where we will ascend by cable car to see
    where Jewish defenders made their last stand against the Romans in AD 73.
    After a short drive, we will arrive at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve for an easy hike through this natural
    desert oasis. Next, continue to our hotel by the Dead Sea shore for free time at the hotel spa and
    floating on the salty waters.

    Overnight: Dead Sea

    Day 12 - Monday, Travel to Eilat

    Check out after breakfast, and follow the “Peace Road” - a fascinating drive along part of the border between
    the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan. Along the way enjoy views of the cultivated fields of Idan,
    Hatzeva and Ein Yahav, observation points that overlook the landscapes of the Arava streambed,
    the mountains of Edom and the reservoirs that irrigate the fields of the desert.
    We will continue to marvel at the immense, multi-colored rock formations with a tour of Timna Park,
    viewing the ancient copper mines and the spectacular King Solomon’s Pillars.
    Our day will end with a Desert Jeep Safari through the Eilat Mountains to Eilat and check-in at the hotel.

    Overnight: Eilat

    Day 13 - Tuesday, Departure

    Check out and transfer to Eilat Airport for your flight to Tel Aviv or Ben Gurion Airport for the
    international flight back home.

    Why Travelers Choose This Tour?
    Ammiel H
    Been to Israel in the past but never visited the Arava before, it was eye opening to learn about agriculture in the desert and visit places I’ve never seen or heard of before!
    Beverly F
    Loved the pace and all the sites we visited, felt like we truly got all the highlights and also some free time to explore Jerusalem by ourselves.
    Miriam A
    This is a truly memorable trip: visiting the Israel Museum, Hiking in Timna Park and great outdoor activities

    What's included?

      Rates include:

    • 12 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
    • Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
    • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
    • Transfer and Flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv.
    • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach.
    • Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days.
    • Entrance fees according to the itinerary.
    • Not included:

    • Porterage at airport.
    • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
    • Beverages with meals.
    • Traveler’s medical baggage insurance.

    More details

  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.
  • Valuable belongings should never be left in the vehicle when unattended.
  • Luggage: one suitcase and one handbag per person.
  • Cancellation fees:
    Cancellation fee up to 7 business days from departure date0%
    Cancellation fee between 7 business days to 48 hours prior departure date25%
    Less than 48 hours prior to departure & no-shows40%
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