Best of Israel - 2014

5 out of 5 stars

10 days

from $2265 pp

Trip available from Mar 2015 to Mar 2015.
"Wonderful trip. So many sights to see"
Don , Jun 2014

Holy Jerusalem sets the scene for this all-embracing study of Israel, before you venture from its Wailing Wall to the Dead Sea, Nazareth, the Mount of Beatitudes and bustling Tel Aviv.

Trip type:
Regional
Trip code:
ISBO

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    DEPART USA

    Overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

  • 2.

    ARRIVE TEL AVIV – JERUSALEM (4 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Israel! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Relax or take a stroll around Jerusalem. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travellers and your Travel Director.

    Meal(s)

    Welcome Reception

    Hotel

    Dan Panorama Jerusalem

  • 3.

    MOUNT ZION – THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

    Admire the Old City of Jerusalem 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 and see the Dome of the Rock. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

    Meal(s)

    Israeli Breakfast

  • 4.

    JERUSALEM – DEAD SEA – 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. A short drive brings you to Masada. 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.

    Meal(s)

    Israeli Breakfast,Dinner

  • 5.

    JERUSALEM FREE TIME

    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.

    Meal(s)

    Israeli Breakfast

  • 6.

    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. Travelling through the Jordan Valley you reach your Kibbutz hotel, home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Israeli Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Lavi Kibbutz

  • 7.

    EXCURSION MEGGIDO – NAZARETH – CAPERNAUM – MOUNT OF BEATITUDES

    Visit the 'chariot city' of Megiddo to see the excavations of Solomon's Stables. Explore the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and visit the old synagogue at Capernaum, the old town of Jesus. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Israeli Breakfast,Dinner

  • 8.

    LOWER GALILEE – ACRE – HAIFA – CAESAREA – TEL AVIV (2 NIGHTS)

    Visit the ancient synagogue and artists' colony at Tzfat, one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities. Discover the fascinating underground Crusaders City of Acre. Admire views of the Bahai Shrine and the beautiful Persian Gardens at Haifa. See the Roman statues, the aqueduct and the Roman Theatre at the ancient port city of Caesarea. Later, travel to Tel Aviv for a two-night stay.

    Meal(s)

    Israeli Breakfast

    Hotel

    Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

  • 9.

    TEL AVIV FREE TIME

    Take time on your own to discover the myriad delights Tel Aviv has to offer, the Flea Market, Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighbourhood, the Diaspora Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum.

    Meal(s)

    Israeli Breakfast

  • 10.

    TEL AVIV – USA

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

    Meal(s)

    Israeli Breakfast

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What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tour in Jerusalem.
  • See the Mount of Olives, the former Syrian bunkers at Golan Heights.
  • View the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, the Bahai Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel in Haifa, the excavations of Soloman'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.

Dining

  • 8 Israeli breakfasts.

  • 3 three course dinners.

  • Welcome Drink.

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Jerusalem

  • Bethlehem Half Day Tour

    Adult Price: $70.00 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.

JERUSALEM/TEL AVIV

  • Dead Sea Relaxation Day

    Adult Price: $79.00 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 is US$85.00 and departure is at 07.20.

Tel Aviv

  • Tel Aviv City Discovery

    Adult Price: $60.00 Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tel Aviv, including the Old Port of Jaffa, with its ancient ruins and artists quarter. You'll also visit Carmel Market, Neve Tsedek, Hatahana station, Rothschild Boulevard and Rabin Square. Note: Minimum of 8 participants required. Operates on Thursdays. Pick up from Tel Aviv at 08.30.
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