Israel: Classic and Eilat Tour 2017-2018

14 days / 12 nights

From $2,091

(land only rates per person)

Israel Tour Highlights: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Safed, Golan Heights, Galilee, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea, Eilat, Timna, Ramon Crater

Join us on the perfect opportunity to discover Israel for the first time on the the Classic Israel Tour plus Eilat! On this tour of Israel our knowledgeable guides will insure you experience the very best that Israel has to offer. 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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A weekly guaranteed tour of Israel with arrival every Friday
14 days | 12 nights | 8 touring days

Departures:

  • November 4, 2016 – February 16, 2018

Highlights:

  • Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, Haifa, Massada, Dead Sea, Camel ride in Mamshit, Eilat & Ramon crater

Included features:

  • Private transfer to/from Ben Gurion Airport to hotel in Tel Avi
  • Comprehensive touring program, including entrance fees
  • 12 nights accommodation in expertly selected hotels, on bed and breakfast basis
  • Lunch at a Druze Village
  • Dinner at a Middle Eastern restaurant followed by The Sound and Light Show
  • Bedouin tent hospitality and light lunch
  • Private tours available by request

Not included features:

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
  • Tips to guide/driver and hotel staff
  • Lunches en route on sightseeing days
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Treatments at the Dead Sea spa
  • Optional tour to Petra (please inquire about the various options)

Why Gil Travel?

  • Experienced Travel Agents: Over 40 years of experience; sending over 40,000 people to Israel every year!
  • 5 Star Treatment: Enjoy private transfers to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Guaranteed Tour: Your trip will never be canceled, subject to a minimum of 2 passengers traveling.
  • Israel Tour Experience: Our Israel tours are packed with exciting opportunities to explore, learn and enjoy.

Note: No credit/refund for any unused services.

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Day 1 - Thursday
Tel Aviv

El-AL-Airplane

En Route for your Tour to Israel

Depart from the USA for your Classic Israel Tour.

Day 2 - Friday
WELCOME TO ISRAEL! Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Tours to Israel

Tel Aviv

Upon arrival to Israel, proceed to the La Farina Bakery to meet your driver.

Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

Day 3 - Saturday
Tel Aviv
Jaffa Sunset, Tours to Israel

Jaffa Sunset

Enjoy a free day in Tel Aviv. You could choose go shopping, or explore the beautiful Bauhaus style architecture or even visit Jaffa, where the first Jewish settlers of the late 1800s and early 1900s landed when arriving in the land of Israel. If you would rather kick up your feet and relax you can head to the sandy beach.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 4 - Sunday
Caesarea | Megiddo | Druze village | Haifa
Haifa, Jewish heritage Israel tours

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, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 5 - Monday
Safed | Golan Heights | Winery
Golan Heights

Golan Heights

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, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 6 - Tuesday
Sea of Galilee | Nazareth
Nazareth, Christian Israel Tour

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

Day 7 - Wednesday
Jerusalem: Old City
Western Wall, Jewish Heritage Israel Tiours

Western Wall

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 Square.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 8 - Thursday
Jerusalem: New City
Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

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

Day 9 - Friday
Qumran | Massada | Dead Sea
Dead Sea

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

Day 10 - Saturday
Jerusalem
Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

Enjoy your day at leisure in Jerusalem. You are free to spend your time as you wish. Perhaps you will buy any last minute gifts on Ben Yehuda street or soak up the many sights and sounds of this special place. Jerusalem is a city with an overwhelming amount of emotion; that promises a religious and spiritual experience.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 11 - Sunday
Timna | Eilat
Eilat, Israel Tours

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 sea aquariums in the world, built into a coral reef.

Overnight, Eilat

Day 12 - Monday
Free day | Eilat
Petra, Jwish heritage Tour Israel

Petra

Optional Day Tour to Petra at additional cost: After assistance with visa to the Jordanian border, drive straight away to Petra through desert highways, your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the south of Jordan more than 2000 years ago. 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). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. 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. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 pm and crossing back to Eilat.

Overnight, Eilat

Day 13 - Tuesday
Mitzpe | Sde Boke | 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

Day 14 - Wednesday
Departure

El-AL-Airplane

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure.

Note: All itineraries are subject to change
* A minimum of 2 passengers is required for regular tour service.
All tours are subject to availability and should be confirmed within 72 business hours.

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Rates

Valid: November 4, 2016 – February 16, 2018
Tour does not operate on the following arrival dates: March 31; April 7, 14; May 26; September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017

Save $40 per person for reservations paid by cash or check
Save $60 per person for reservations of six or more passengers

Note: Departure from origin should be 1 day before tour start date

Hotel Info

Click for hotel guide: 5 Stars Deluxe | 5 Stars Standard | 4 Stars Superior | 4 Stars Standard

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HOTEL5 STARS
DELUXE
5 STARS
STANDARD
4 STARS
SUPERIOR
4 STARS
STANDARD
NIGHTS
TEL AVIVDan - Deluxe RoomCarltonDan PanoramaPrima Tel Aviv/Prima City3
GALILEEKibbutz Lavi - Eden WingKibbutz Lavi - Hadar WingKibbutz Lavi - Hod WingKibbutz Lavi - Lev Wing2
JERUSALEMKing David - Deluxe New City RoomsInbalDan PanoramaPrima Kings5
EILATDan EilatHerods EilatDan PanoramaPrima Music2

 

5 STARS DELUXE – Dan Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Lavi Eden, King David Jerusalem, Dan Eilat, Dan Tel Aviv

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/2/2017$6,519$4,004$3,448
6/9/2017$6,519$4,004$3,448
6/16/2017$6,519$4,004$3,448
6/23/2017$6,739$4,114$3,521
6/30/2017$6,739$4,114$3,521
7/7/2017$6,739$4,114$3,521
7/14/2017$6,271$3,879$3,364
7/21/2017$6,139$3,812$3,320
7/28/2017$6,218$3,851$3,345
8/4/2017$6,272$3,905$3,399
8/11/2017$6,431$3,983$3,450
8/18/2017$6,352$3,944$3,425
8/25/2017$5,972$3,756$3,300
9/1/2017$5,918$3,702$3,246
9/8/2017$5,918$3,702$3,246
10/13/2017$6,493$3,990$3,439
10/20/2017$6,493$3,990$3,439
10/27/2017$6,493$3,990$3,439
11/3/2017$6,493$3,990$3,439
11/10/2017$6,493$3,990$3,439
11/17/2017$5,514$3,500$2,907
11/24/2017$5,514$3,500$2,907
12/1/2017$5,514$3,500$2,907
12/8/2017$5,514$3,500$2,907
12/15/2017$6,126$3,806$3,193
12/22/2017$6,664$4,074$3,495
12/29/2017$6,443$3,964$3,422
1/5/2018$5,364$3,423$2,855
1/12/2018$5,364$3,423$2,855
1/19/2018$5,364$3,423$2,855
1/26/2018$5,364$3,423$2,855
2/2/2018$5,364$3,423$2,855
2/9/2018$5,364$3,423$2,855
2/16/2018$5,364$3,423$2,855

 

5 STARS STANDARD – Carlton Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Lavi Hadar, Inbal Jerusalem, Herods Eilat, Carlton Tel Aviv

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/2/2017$4,890$3,165$2,899
6/9/2017$5,129$3,284$2,978
6/16/2017$5,288$3,364$3,031
6/23/2017$5,415$3,435$3,094
6/30/2017$5,415$3,435$3,094
7/7/2017$5,018$3,236$2,963
7/14/2017$5,018$3,236$2,963
7/21/2017$5,018$3,236$2,963
7/28/2017$5,199$3,336$3,056
8/4/2017$5,253$3,390$3,110
8/11/2017$5,253$3,390$3,110
8/18/2017$5,253$3,390$3,110
8/25/2017$4,682$3,082$2,845
9/1/2017$4,408$2,918$2,718
9/8/2017$4,408$2,918$2,718
10/13/2017$5,288$3,364$3,031
10/20/2017$5,288$3,364$3,031
10/27/2017$5,288$3,364$3,031
11/3/2017$4,707$3,073$2,838
11/10/2017$4,707$3,073$2,838
11/17/2017$4,649$3,041$2,809
11/24/2017$4,408$2,918$2,718
12/1/2017$4,408$2,918$2,718
12/8/2017$4,408$2,918$2,718
12/15/2017$5,224$3,329$3,000
12/22/2017$5,447$3,443$3,083
12/29/2017$4,441$2,937$2,739
1/5/2018$4,335$2,881$2,692
1/12/2018$4,335$2,881$2,692
1/19/2018$4,335$2,881$2,692
1/26/2018$4,335$2,881$2,692
2/2/2018$4,335$2,881$2,692
2/9/2018$4,445$2,936$2,729
2/16/2018$4,518$2,973$2,754

 

4 STARS SUPERIOR – Dan Panorama Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Lavi Hod, Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Dan Panorama Eilat, Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/2/2017$3,739$2,575$2,257
6/9/2017$3,739$2,575$2,257
6/16/2017$3,739$2,575$2,257
6/23/2017$3,922$2,674$2,345
6/30/2017$3,983$2,705$2,366
7/7/2017$4,008$2,717$2,376
7/14/2017$3,947$2,686$2,354
7/21/2017$3,910$2,668$2,340
7/28/2017$4,133$2,780$2,430
8/4/2017$4,319$2,908$2,548
8/11/2017$4,500$2,986$2,602
8/18/2017$4,409$2,947$2,575
8/25/2017$3,793$2,629$2,311
9/1/2017$3,739$2,575$2,257
9/8/2017$3,739$2,575$2,257
10/13/2017$3,739$2,575$2,257
10/20/2017$3,739$2,575$2,257
10/27/2017$3,739$2,575$2,257
11/3/2017$3,739$2,575$2,257
11/10/2017$3,457$2,434$2,165
11/17/2017$3,288$2,350$2,110
11/24/2017$3,288$2,350$2,110
12/1/2017$3,288$2,350$2,110
12/8/2017$3,288$2,350$2,110
12/15/2017$3,712$2,569$2,331
12/22/2017$4,118$2,772$2,548
12/29/2017$3,768$2,597$2,350
1/5/2018$3,460$2,443$2,193
1/12/2018$3,288$2,350$2,110
1/19/2018$3,288$2,350$2,110
1/26/2018$3,288$2,350$2,110
2/2/2018$3,288$2,350$2,110
2/9/2018$3,288$2,350$2,110
2/16/2018$3,288$2,350$2,110

 

4 STARS STANDARD – Prima Tel Aviv/Prima City, Kibbutz Lavi Lev, Prima Kings Jerusalem, Prima Music Eilat, Prima City Tel Aviv

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/2/2017$3,137$2,227$2,195
6/9/2017$3,137$2,227$2,195
6/16/2017$3,137$2,227$2,195
6/23/2017$3,228$2,319$2,287
6/30/2017$3,228$2,319$2,287
7/7/2017$3,290$2,380$2,348
7/14/2017$3,259$2,350$2,318
7/21/2017$3,228$2,319$2,287
7/28/2017$3,228$2,319$2,287
8/4/2017$3,343$2,434$2,402
8/11/2017$3,343$2,434$2,402
8/18/2017$3,343$2,434$2,402
8/25/2017$3,252$2,342$2,311
9/1/2017$3,137$2,227$2,195
9/8/2017$3,137$2,227$2,195
10/13/2017$3,222$2,276$2,248
10/20/2017$3,222$2,276$2,248
10/27/2017$3,222$2,276$2,248
11/3/2017$3,222$2,276$2,248
11/10/2017$3,205$2,266$2,237
11/17/2017$3,137$2,227$2,195
11/24/2017$3,046$2,188$2,150
12/1/2017$2,925$2,138$2,091
12/8/2017$2,925$2,138$2,091
12/15/2017$3,072$2,285$2,262
12/22/2017$3,096$2,309$2,293
12/29/2017$3,023$2,236$2,213
1/5/2018$2,925$2,138$2,091
1/12/2018$2,925$2,138$2,091
1/19/2018$2,925$2,138$2,091
1/26/2018$2,925$2,138$2,091
2/2/2018$2,925$2,138$2,091
2/9/2018$2,925$2,138$2,091
2/16/2018$2,925$2,138$2,091

* If the above hotels are not available, comparable hotels will be confirmed. Additional cost may apply.

Private Tour Rates

PRIVATE CAR SUPPLEMENT FOR CLASSIC ISRAEL TOUR PROGRAM

NUMBER OF PASSENGERSTOUR RATES
(2) TWO$2,355
(3) THREE$1,295
(4) FOUR$828
(5) FIVE$560
(6) SIX$396
(7) SEVEN$239
(8) EIGHT$139

Private Tour Rates are based on per person.
Rates are based on English speaking guides.

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