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Highlights of Israel Tour

Highlights Of Israel Tour

Arrival: Sunday - 8 Days / 7 Nights Our Highlights of Israel tour is a journey for all faiths, opening a window to the country’s history - past and present, as well as its people and diverse cultures. With a professional guide, explore the iconic sites of Jerusalem’s Old City, Nazareth and Bethlehem; ride the cable car to the fortress of Masada and float at the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea. In the north of the country, visit the serene Galilee and the Golan Heights. Other key sites visited on the tour include Haifa, Caesarea, the crusader fortress of Acre, Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa.

  • Day 1.

    Upon arrival to Tel Aviv Airport you will be met by our representative who will be holding a sign with your name on, immediately after passport control. Our representative will guide you to pick up your luggage, after which you will be escorted via Customs to meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel.

  • Day 2.

    Meet you tour guide in the morning and set off from Tel Aviv, driving south, passing by the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon to Beersheba, for a short visit of the capital of the Negev Desert. Continue via Arad to Masada, Israel’s foremost archaeological park. Ascend via cable-car for a thorough visit that gives insight to the rituals, politics and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and to float in its salty waters. Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, proceed through the Judean Desert to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Day 3.

    Drive to Mount Scopus, passing the WWI British cemetery, Hadassah Hospital, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for a panoramic view of the Old City, where over 4000 years of history unravels before you. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Continue to the Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Shrine of the Book, then visit the large scale renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Visit Yad Vashem (the world Holocaust remembrance center). Afternoon drive to the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist). In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders' interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Day 4.

    Step back in time on a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem. Enter through one of the Gates to the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple Mount (please note there is no visit inside the Mosques) and the colorful Souk. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, stopping at the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit Mt. Zion and the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem* to visit the traditional birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Day 5.

    Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean, and visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites. Proceed to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and centre of Jewish mysticism, to visit a synagogue and the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony. Overnight in a kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.

  • Day 6.

    Drive up to the Golan Heights and visit the former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages, passing by Banias, source of the Jordan River. Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process. Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’. Onwards to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee). Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.

  • Day 7.

    After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) 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. Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”. End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

  • Day 8.

    Transfer to the airport for departure, or extension tour to Jordan and/or Egypt.

Package Information
  • ►The optional supplement to include dinner in the hotel is for 6 dinners, starting from the second night of the tour. 1. The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis - subject to a minimum of 2 participants. 2. The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances. 3. Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only basis.

Package Includes
  • ► 7 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis. ► Assistance at the airport upon arrival. ► Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure. ► Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach. ► Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days. ► Entrance fees to places of interest while touring.

Package does not Include
  • ► Porterage at airport. ► Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff. ► Beverages with meals. ► Traveler’s medical baggage insurance.

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  • Sea Net Hotel
    SeaNet day 1
    The Sea.Net Hotel is the latest hotel opened by the Tower Hotels chain and is ideal for both a vocational and recreational stay. The hotel is situated in the heart of Tel Aviv’s cultural and business center, on the corner of Nes Tziona and Hayarkon St. and a walk away from the boardwalk and beach. Each suite has a top-notch television that comes with internet and the option to rent a movie. Rooms have modems for PCs, snack-bars and hot drink sets. The meticulously designed hotel comes with a meeting lounge that holds 15 to 30 guests. The Sea.Net hotel belongs to an exclusive group of luxury hotels. Business and Recreational Facilities: The Business Hall comes fully equipped with the most hi-tech sound and video facilities and can also be used as a banqueting hall for up to 30 guests. The Reception Bar is located in the lobby and provides soft beverages, alcoholic drinks and snacks. A balcony, located on the hotel’s roof, provides a breathtaking view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Kfar Giladi day 2 3
    The Kfar Giladi Hotel is located in the Galil Haeliyon (Upper Galilee). The hotel is surrounded by the Hermon, Golan Heights and the Naftali hills, and overlooks the enchanting Hula Canyon. We welcome you to join us in a comfortable and pampering environment, free from the stresses and demands of city life. The blooming gardens, crystal clear air, breathtaking spacious vistas and the 168 suites influenced by the founders of “HaShomer,” provide the perfect pastoral get away. A renovated lavish reception area complete with wireless internet (free of charge) and an abundant bar will welcome you in; and our indoor pool, health club, gym, shul, business rooms and the fine cuisine offered in our luxurious restaurant will keep you feeling comfortable and welcome throughout your stay. All that and the convenient location, near all the exciting sites of Upper Galilee, assure a memorable stay at Kfar Giladi Hotel. Accommodations: #The luxurious suites at Kfar Giladi Hotel with their homely feel and décor, ensure a comfortable and memorable experience. #The vast family suites with a décor influenced by “Hashomer” provide you with everything you might need to ensure an enjoyable vacation. # A suite with an adjoining room is the best choice for groups or families with many children. # The hotel also has vast and luxurious rooms that provide a breathtaking view of the pastoral Golan Heights. # 2 luxury suites and 8 luxury rooms serve as the hotel’s most elite accommodations. Additional Services: #Indoor Swimming pool operative throughout the entire year: Sunday – Thursday: 06:30 – 21:30 Friday and Holiday Eve: 06:30 – 19:30 Saturday and holidays: 08:00 – 20:00 #Bar The bar serves dairy dishes, snacks and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. #Steam Room The steam room is located next to the swimming pool and is also operative throughout the entire year: Sunday – Thursday: 06:30 – 21:30 Friday and Holiday Eve: 06:30 – 19:30 Saturday and holidays: 08:00 – 20:00 #Gym The gym has trained personnel at hand and is open: Sunday – Thursday: 06:30 – 21:15 Friday and Holiday Eve: 06:30 – 19:00 Saturday and holidays: 08:00 – 16:00 #Wireless Internet In the lobby wireless internet is available (no additional fee required) and the hotel offers computers with internet (requiring no additional fee) as well. # Dining Options Kfar Giladi Hotel offers a variety of exquisite cuisine with something for everyone including vegetarian options.
  • Sea Net Hotel
    SeaNet day 4
    The Sea.Net Hotel is the latest hotel opened by the Tower Hotels chain and is ideal for both a vocational and recreational stay. The hotel is situated in the heart of Tel Aviv’s cultural and business center, on the corner of Nes Tziona and Hayarkon St. and a walk away from the boardwalk and beach. Each suite has a top-notch television that comes with internet and the option to rent a movie. Rooms have modems for PCs, snack-bars and hot drink sets. The meticulously designed hotel comes with a meeting lounge that holds 15 to 30 guests. The Sea.Net hotel belongs to an exclusive group of luxury hotels. Business and Recreational Facilities: The Business Hall comes fully equipped with the most hi-tech sound and video facilities and can also be used as a banqueting hall for up to 30 guests. The Reception Bar is located in the lobby and provides soft beverages, alcoholic drinks and snacks. A balcony, located on the hotel’s roof, provides a breathtaking view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.

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