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Highlights of Israel Tour + Petra

Highlights Of Israel Tour + Petra

Arrival: Sunday - 9 Days / 8 Nights Our Highlights of Israel + Petra tour is a journey for all faiths, opening a window to Israel’s history - past and present, its people and diverse cultures, with the added opportunity to visit one of the new 7 wonders of the world. 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 and the crusader fortress of Acre, a night in Israel's southernmost city - Eilat, before travelling to neighbouring Jordan to marvel at the ancient red-rock city of Petra.

  • Arrival
    Day 1. Arrival

    Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport; C.T.O representative will meet you after passport control for assistance. Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in and overnight.

  • Negev Desert / Masada / Dead Sea
    Day 2. Negev Desert / Masada / Dead Sea

    After breakfast at the hotel, check out from Tel Aviv and drive south. We will stop on the way for a great overview of the northern part of the Negev Desert. Continue via Arad to Masada; ascend by cable car to the 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, etc. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a possible “float” in the in the salty water of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. At the end of the day we drive to Jerusalem, passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Arrive at the hotel for check-in and overnight.

  • Jerusalem - New City
    Day 3. Jerusalem - New City

    Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Continue to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem in Second Temple times. . Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). We will end our day with a visit to Ein Karem (the birthplace of John the Baptist). Time permitting; we will visit “Machaneh Yehuda” market, one of the most charming market places in Israel where you will feel the special atmosphere of Jerusalem. Back to the hotel for overnight.

  • Jerusalem - Old City
    Day 4. Jerusalem - Old City

    Walk through one of the gates of the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Agony. In the afternoon we will drive to Bethlehem*, visit the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight. (There is no visit to the Mosques).

  • Bet Shean / Nazareth / Galilee
    Day 5. Bet Shean / Nazareth / Galilee

    Check out after breakfast. We will drive north through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean to visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites. Continue to the Sea of Galilee, drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. At the end of the day, drive to the kibbutz hotel for check-in and overnight.

  • Golan Heights / Upper Galilee / Safed
    Day 6. Golan Heights / Upper Galilee / Safed

    Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, Druze villages, and Via Banias, the source of the Jordan River. Proceed via the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabbalah, to visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.

  • Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Eilat
    Day 7. Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Eilat

    Check out after breakfast and drive west to Acre for a visit to the 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 southwards to Caesarea, visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. Continue to Tel Aviv‘s domestic airport for a short flight to Eilat, the Red Sea resort. Overnight in Eilat hotel.

  • Petra
    Day 8. Petra

    Leave Eilat, Israel and cross into Jordan at the Arava border. Drive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert, passing by the Wadi Rum area. Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq, a narrow passage through the mountains that has inspired people for centuries. Up to the Treasury which suddenly appears at the end of the gorge, leaving visitors breath taken by its' size, color and beauty. Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre, which once held 3,000 spectators. Exit the city and stop for a sit-down lunch in Wadi Musa - the new town of Petra, followed by a visit to Moses Spring before leaving. Drive to Aqaba for a short city tour, before returning to the Arava border and back to Eilat for flight back to Tel Aviv and overnight.

  • Departure
    Day 9. Departure

    After breakfast, departure to Ben Gurion Airport.

Package Information
  • ►The optional supplement to include dinner in the hotel is for 6 dinners, starting from the second night and not including the last night after return from Eilat. 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
  • ► 8 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. ► Return flights between Tel Aviv and Eilat ► 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. ► Taxi transfers between airport and hotel in Eilat. ► Border taxes, tips and Visa fee for 1 day Petra tour - US$130 per person to be paid on the day of the tour.

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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.
  • Jerusalem Gate day 2 3 4
    The timeless Jerusalem Gate hotel is situated near all that the bustling Jerusalem has to offer. The hotel includes Kosher L’Mehadrin meals, a nearby shopping center, 298 luxurious rooms with 4 suites and 40 adjoining suites and pub and event lounges. The neighboring mall provides a variety of dining options and a great number of stores. Accommodations include pampering rooms with a relaxing wooden décor, air conditioning, blow-dryer, wireless internet access, breathtaking view of the city, room service, 220 V outlets, cable television, a phone with outgoing and incoming calls and an answering machine. Adjacent to the Central Bus Station (Tachana MerKazit), the International Congress Center, a short walk away from the Machane Yehuda Market and half an hour walk away from the Old City. Facilities: Dry Cleaning, Parking (additional pay required), Market Relaxation: Beauty Parlor Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Pub and Diner Breakfast: Snack Bar Lunch: In the cafeteria, restaurant or café Dinner: In the cafeteria, restaurant or café Professional: Wi-Fi, Answering Machines, Fax and Copy Machines, Wi-Fi in suites and Auditoriums that hold up to 550 people. There is a variety of ways to get to and from the Jerusalem Gate Hotel ranging from public to private means of transportation. Public Transportation: Shuttle, Taxi or Bus Private Transportation: Personal Vehicle or Limousine
  • Kfar Giladi Kibbutz Hotel
    Kfar Giladi day 5 6
    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.
  • Adi day 7
    The Hotel is situated in the centre of Eilat within short walking distance to the beach – near the mall, the pubs and restaurants of a large tourist center. The Adi hotel has 111 rooms including 12 junior suites with jacuzzi and 11 suites with 2 rooms. All rooms with balcony facing the Red sea and the Red mountains, full air-conditioning, a self service bar refrigerator, telephone, safe deposit box, and several channels of cable TV. The Adi hotel offers personal service including a large dining-room with an international menu, lobby, bar, and hairdresser. The Adi hotel creates a great vacation with a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Sea Net Hotel
    SeaNet day 8
    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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