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
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 at leisure in Tel Aviv
Overnight: Tel Aviv
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Check out and transfer to Eilat Airport for your flight to Tel Aviv or Ben Gurion Airport for the
international flight back home.
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