Israel: Classic and Eilat Non-Denominational Tour

Join us on the perfect opportunity to discover Israel for the first time on the Classic Israel Tour plus Eilat! Our knowledgeable guides will ensure you experience the very best that Israel has to offer.
  • Date

    Multiple Departures
  • Duration

    14 days / 12 nights
  • Highlights

    Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Safed, Golan Heights, Galilee, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea, Eilat, Timna, Ramon Crater
  • Notes

    Land Only, Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $787
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

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Israel: Classic and Eilat Non-Denominational Tour 14 Days14D12 Nights12N

Step back in time on the Classic Israel Tour while sightseeing Jerusalem’s Old City and New City. Be emotionally moved with special visits to the Western Wall and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Marvel at the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Continue to Megiddo and Nazareth on the gorgeous Sea of Galilee. Enjoy the experience of a cable car ride to the top of Masada and relax as you float on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. During the latter part of your tour you will journey to southern Israel including the Ramon Crater and Eilat! The Classic Israel Tour plus Eilat will make you fall in love with Israel and keep you coming back for future tours.

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Tours/Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Deluxe motor coach
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Day

1

Friday, June 01, 2018

Arrival to Israel

Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to Arrivals Hall. Meet your driver at La Farina Bakery where he will be holding a sign with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv

Day

2

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Tel Aviv

Enjoy a free day at leisure in Tel Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

3

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Caesarea/Megiddo/Druze village/Haifa

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheatre that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine and gardens.

Overnight:Galilee (B, L).

Day

4

Monday, June 04, 2018

Safed / Golan Heights / Winery

Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan winery for a tour and wine tasting. Proceed to "Kessem Hagolan", a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.

Overnight:Galilee (B, D).

Day

5

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the church of Annunciation. Continue on to Tiberias. Next, visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter. Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

6

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Jerusalem: The Old City

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives. Drive to the Old City. Visit the Tomb of King David and the room of The Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem* to view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and manger's square.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

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7

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Jerusalem: The New City

Drive to the Israel museum. Visit the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Continue to visit Mount Herzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by the spectacular Sound & Light Show* at the Tower of David museum (weather conditions permitting).

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

8

Friday, June 08, 2018

Qumran/Masada/Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea ** that many believe has its therapeutic effects.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

9

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Jerusalem

Enjoy a free day at your leisure in Jerusalem.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

10

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Timna/Eilat

Travel south through the Negev desert. Visit Timna and see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations. Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the Underwater Observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef.

Overnight:Eilat (B).

Day

11

Monday, June 11, 2018

Free day in Eilat

Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the Treasury, Royal Tombs, the Court, Roman theatre, Roman Street, Qassier El- Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. After lunch drive, make a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around.

Overnight:Eilat (B).

Day

12

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mitzpe/Sde Boker/Tel Aviv

Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon. Stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion's hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel riding experience and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent, learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel's Air Force museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. Drive back to Tel-Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B, L).

Day

13

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ben-Gurion Airport

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel 4 hours prior to departure
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06/29/2018
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07/13/2018
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07/20/2018
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07/27/2018
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08/03/2018
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08/10/2018
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08/17/2018
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08/24/2018
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10/05/2018
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10/12/2018
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10/19/2018
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10/26/2018
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11/02/2018
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11/09/2018
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11/16/2018
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11/23/2018
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11/30/2018
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12/07/2018
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12/14/2018
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12/21/2018
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12/28/2018
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01/04/2019
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01/11/2019
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01/18/2019
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01/25/2019
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