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Best of Israel

9 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

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

"Wonderful trip. So many sights to see"

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    • Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities are used on this trip.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available 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 27 December 2018 will celebrate New Year's Eve in Lower Galilee. This specially arranged festive meal celebration will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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      • Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities are used on this trip.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available 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 27 December 2018 will celebrate New Year's Eve in Lower Galilee. 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WISB

      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 – Masada – 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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      Day 1

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

      Your pilgrimage through a land regarded by many as the holiest of the holy begins in the sacred city of Jerusalem, which you will have an opportunity to explore before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink to herald an epic journey into antiquity. L'chaim!

      Hotel

      Dan Panorama

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Dan Panorama

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

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

      Tread in the footsteps of prophets, crusaders and kings, admiring the Old City of Jerusalem and its protective walls from the sacred vantage point of the Mount of Olives. Ascend to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David and see the room where Jesus and his disciples shared in the Last Supper near Zion Gate. We meander through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall - watching faithful Jews cede their prayers to the crevices of its ancient rocks. See the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount and follow the path taken by Christ past the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha, arriving at the 4th century Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians gather to commemorate at the traditional site of His Resurrection.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Bethlehem Half Day Tour

      This tour leaves our Jerusalem hotels on a visit to the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square, ending with a view over the Shepherds Fields. NB: Bethlehem is not within Israeli territory and the operation of this tour is subject to Palestinian Authority regulations. PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED.

      Adult Price: US$75.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      Journeying across the rocky Judean Desert, we pass by the sight where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found accidentally by a Bedouin boy in 1947. A short drive and journey up the cableway brings us to the striking cliff-top fortress of Masada where Herod the Great built palaces and a Roman siege ended in the tragic mass suicide of over 900 Zealots whose sacrifice to this day remains as a symbol of Israel's pledge to remain free. Stroll through the excavations of Herod's palatial retreat before returning to the lowest point on earth to float in its salty waters (time permitting). This evening we share a traditional meal at our hotel in Jerusalem.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Dead Sea Relaxation Day

      Join us for a trip through the Judean Desert and relax in the mineral-rich Dead Sea where you’ll experience it’s unique buoyancy, as well as the famous Dead Sea mud. Later view Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Additional Spa treatments not included. Head covering, sun cream, bathing suit, towels and beach shoes recommended. If you are joining from Tel Aviv the cost will be US$96.00 and departure is at 07.20.

      Adult Price: US$90.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Jerusalem Day 4 - Jerusalem

      Enjoy a full day at your leisure to delve into the fascinating centuries-old history of Jerusalem. Discover the meeting place of three great religions and the ancient sites that remain as a testament to their vast heritage. From the Christian Quarter Road and market stalls of the Muslim Quarter, to Hurva Square, the social centre of the Jewish Quarter - the city's treasures and diverse community are yours to explore during your free time. Meander through the Old City and into the New City to celebrate its talented artists in Ein Kerem or enjoy a coffee stop at a friendly café in the German Colony.

      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)

      We continue our compelling discovery of Jerusalem and visit Yad Vashem to commemorate the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust during World War II. We'll see the Dead Sea Scrolls at Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book, the Knesset and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University, before travelling through the farmlands of the Jordon Valley. Celebrate a strong sense of community at your overnight stop at a Kibbutz hotel, where you'll dine this evening.

      Hotel

      Lavi Kibbutz

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

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      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

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

      Ascend to the hilltop 'chariot city' and battlegrounds of Megiddo to see the excavations of Solomon's Stables. Our next stop is the sacred Catholic shrine of the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and the ruins of the old synagogue at Capernaum, said to have been built on the home of St. Peter. Later, we continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. This evening, we dine at our hotel in Galilee.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 7

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

      Venture to one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities and the birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, exploring the labyrinthine cobbled lanes, ancient synagogue and artists' colony of Tzfat. We continue to the almost-intact 12th century underground City of Acre to admire its medieval Crusader buildings, before enjoying views of the Baha'i Shrine and the beautiful Persian Hanging Gardens of Haifa, created as a memorial to the founders of the Baha'i faith. Imagine seafaring traders plying their wares in the ancient port city of Caesarea and then travel to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Dan Panorama

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Hotel

      Dan Panorama

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

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      Tel Aviv Day 8 - Tel Aviv

      Stroll through the ancient ruins of Old Jaffa this morning to explore biblical stories and ancient mythology before continuing to Newe Zedek, the first neighbourhood of Tel Aviv. Soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Rothchild Boulevard, then drive to Rabin Square where you'll learn about the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin who has become a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Indulge all your senses on your final stop in Tel Aviv - the smells of roasted coffee and freshly baked bread provide a welcome backdrop for your leisurely meander past bustling market stalls before you return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Tel Aviv Day 9 - Depart Tel Aviv

      Our epic journey through the sacred lands of Israel has come to an end. All that's left to say is a fond farewell to fellow pilgrims as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

      Meals

      • Israeli Breakfast

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      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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      What's Included

      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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