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Best of Israel

9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

This Country Explorer trip visits Holy Jerusalem and the Wailing Wall, the Dead Sea, Nazareth and Tel Aviv.

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    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities may be used on this trip.
    • Religious holidays: Due to the frequency of religious holidays in Israel, the hotels and order of the sightseeing program may be changed.
    • New Year's Eve Highlights: Christmas Day is not celebrated in Israel. Departure 28 December 2017 will celebrate New Year's Eve in Jerusalem. This specially arranged festive meal celebration will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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    i Flights available

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      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities may be used on this trip.
      • Religious holidays: Due to the frequency of religious holidays in Israel, the hotels and order of the sightseeing program may be changed.
      • New Year's Eve Highlights: Christmas Day is not celebrated in Israel. Departure 28 December 2017 will celebrate New Year's Eve in Jerusalem. This specially arranged festive meal celebration will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      The Holy City of Jerusalem sets the scene for this biblical encounter revealing centuries of history in the Promised Land. Visit the tomb of King David, the location of the Last Supper and the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Float in the Dead Sea, pray at the Wailing Wall and explore modern Israel in Tel Aviv.


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      Trip code: ISBO

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • Welcome Drink

      • 8 Israeli breakfasts

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Jerusalem

        • See the Mount of Olives, the former Syrian bunkers at Golan Heights

        • View the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the Baha'i Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel in Haifa, the excavations of Solomon's Stables and the Roman Amphitheatre and aqueduct at Caesarea

        • Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion, the Fortress of Masada, the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth, the old Synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes near Capernaum, the ancient Synagogue and artists' colony at Tzfat, the underground Crusader City of Acre


      What's Included

      Dining

        • Welcome Drink

        • 8 Israeli breakfasts

        • 3 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Tel Aviv – Jerusalem (4 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Mount Zion – The Old City Of Jerusalem

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      Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Qumran – Masada – Jerusalem

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      Jerusalem

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      New City Of Jerusalem – Lower Galilee (2 Nights)

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      Excursion Megiddo – Nazareth – Capernaum – Mount Of Beatitudes

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      Lower Galilee – Tzfat – Acre – Haifa – Caesarea – Tel Aviv (2 Nights)

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      Tel Aviv

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      Day 1

      Arrive Tel Aviv – Jerusalem (4 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Tel Aviv – Jerusalem (4 Nights)

      Welcome to Israel. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world and holy to three religions. Relax or take a stroll around the city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travellers and your Travel Director.

      Hotel

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Mount Zion – The Old City Of Jerusalem Day 2 - Mount Zion – The Old City Of Jerusalem

      Admire the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the Mount of Olives. Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall, the holiest place where Jews are allowed to pray, and see the Dome of the Rock, located on Temple Mount, one of Jerusalem's most recognisable landmarks and completed in 691 CE, built to resemble nearby Byzantine churches and palaces. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the 4th century Church of the Holy Sepulchre, renowned as the traditional site of the Resurrection of Christ.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Qumran – Masada – Jerusalem Day 3 - Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Qumran – Masada – Jerusalem

      Traverse the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found accidentally by a Bedouin boy in 1947. A short drive brings you to the striking cliff-top fortress of Masada where Herod the Great built palaces and a Roman siege ended in the mass suicide of over 900 people. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of Herod's Palace before having the chance to float in the Dead Sea, time permitting. Later, enjoy an evening meal at your hotel.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 4

      Jerusalem Day 4 - Jerusalem

      Spend the day exploring the sights of your choice. There are a wealth of great attractions to visit, including the Tower of David Museum, the Archaeological Gardens and the Davidson Centre. Visit some of the city's districts - enjoy a coffee at one of the cafés in the German Colony, or spend some time with the city's artists in the Ein Kerem neighbourhood. With 3,000 years' of history to explore, the Old City offers further highlights for you to do and see during your free time, including the Christian Quarter Road, rooftop walk along the city's souk and Hurva Square, the social centre of the Jewish Quarter.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      New City Of Jerusalem – Lower Galilee (2 Nights) Day 5 - New City Of Jerusalem – Lower Galilee (2 Nights)

      Tour Yad Vashem, a memorial commemorating the six million martyrs of World War II. Discover the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. See the Knesset − Israel's Parliament − and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Travel through the Jordan Valley to reach your Kibbutz hotel, home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Lavi Kibbutz

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Lavi Kibbutz

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Excursion Megiddo – Nazareth – Capernaum – Mount Of Beatitudes Day 6 - Excursion Megiddo – Nazareth – Capernaum – Mount Of Beatitudes

      Visit the hilltop 'chariot city' of Megiddo, which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the excavations of Solomon's Stables. Explore the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and visit the old synagogue at Capernaum, said to have been built on the home of St. Peter. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Lower Galilee – Tzfat – Acre – Haifa – Caesarea – Tel Aviv (2 Nights) Day 7 - Lower Galilee – Tzfat – Acre – Haifa – Caesarea – Tel Aviv (2 Nights)

      Visit the ancient synagogue and artists' colony at Tzfat, one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities and the birthplace of the Kabbalah movement. Discover the almost-intact 12th century underground Crusaders City of Acre, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire views of the Baha'i Shrine and the beautiful Persian Gardens at Haifa, created as a memorial to the founders of the Baha'i faith. See the Roman statues, the aqueduct and the Roman Theatre at the ancient port city of Caesarea. Later, travel to the vibrant and modern city of Tel Aviv for a two-night stay.

      Hotel

      Dan Panorama

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Hotel

      Dan Panorama

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Tel Aviv Day 8 - Tel Aviv

      Take time on your own to discover the myriad delights Tel Aviv has to offer, including the Flea Market, Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighbourhood, the Diaspora Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv's Art Gallery District and the Eretz Israel Museum. Don't miss the port of Old Jaffa, the point where Jonah is reputed to have boarded a ship before he was swallowed by a big fish.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Tel Aviv Day 9 - Depart Tel Aviv

      After a memorable holiday in this historic region, it is time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

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        Visit the Western Wall, otherwise known as the Wailing Wall, renowned as one of the holiest places for the Jewish faith

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Jerusalem

        • See the Mount of Olives, the former Syrian bunkers at Golan Heights

        • View the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the Baha'i Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel in Haifa, the excavations of Solomon's Stables and the Roman Amphitheatre and aqueduct at Caesarea

        • Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion, the Fortress of Masada, the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth, the old Synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes near Capernaum, the ancient Synagogue and artists' colony at Tzfat, the underground Crusader City of Acre


      What's Included

      Dining

        • Welcome Drink

        • 8 Israeli breakfasts

        • 3 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : Great tour guide - Etti Or did a great job. Sites were well selected - we saw almost everything we wanted.Product : We had time to explore some things on our own - but would suggest a general tour of Tel Aviv. May want to consider the Western Wall tunnels. The only negative is

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        Service rating : Professional and excellent knowledge of Biblical and local history.Product : The Director's Biblical and local knowledge of area

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        A once in a lifetime experience. Our tour guide, Lizzie, was so knowledgeable...she made the experience come alive.

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