Israel: Classic Non-Denominational Tour
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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. Enjoy the experience of a cable car ride to the top of Massada and relax and enjoy yourself as you float on the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth! The non-denominational Classic Israel Tour will make you fall in love with Israel and keep you coming back for future tours of the Holy Land!
This tour is the perfect opportunity for those experiencing Israel for the first time! On your guided tour of Israel, our knowledgeable tour guides will ensure you experience the very best that Israel has to offer.
Depart from the USA for your Classic Israel Tour
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to arrival hall.
Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Overnight Tel Aviv
Day at Leisure.
Explore the city, enjoy a cafe, meet up with friends!
Overnight Tel Aviv
Ride along the coast north to the beautiful Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; View the excavations of the Crusaders’ city, the aqueduct, and the Amphitheatre that has been restored as a concert venue comparable in performers and musicians to Madison Square Garden or Carnegie Hall in NYC.
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 Haifa Bay and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine and Gardens.
Overnight at a Kibbutz Guesthouse
Walk the spectacular narrow alleyways and a picturesque Artists’ quarter in Safed (Tzfat), one of the four holy cities in Israel. Don’t forget to view the ancient synagogues.
Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Quneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at Golan Heights Winery for a tour and wine tasting.
Proceed to “Golan Magic” for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.
Overnight at a Kibbutz Guesthouse
Start the day with a visit to Nazareth; visit the Church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; 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.
Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
Drive to the Old City; visit the Tomb of King David and the room of Last Supper on Mt. 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 Holy Sepulcher.
Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s Tomb and proceed to the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.
Drive to the Israel Museum and visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed; see 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, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust.
Drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, and learn about the residents’ unique lifestyle.
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea-the lowest point on earth. Then, visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, and bathhouse. Descend by cable car.
Continue to the Dead Sea; Cover yourself with the mineral-rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea*which many believe will offer therapeutic effects.
Enjoy the day at your leisure.
Transfer to Ben-Gurion Airport for departure.
*This itinerary is subject to change
The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel reflects Tel Aviv’s dynamic lifestyle. The first luxury Tel Aviv hotel in Israel’s first Jewish city, the Dan Tel Aviv has always been a prime venue for statesmen, politicians and artists who gathered here from the earliest years of the State of Israel.
The Dan Panorama is furnished with contemporary flair and highlighted by splendid views, the Dan Panorama Hotel features elegantly appointed guestrooms that blend luxury with the efficacy of advanced technology. Across the street is the Mediterranean Sea so you can be on the inviting sandy beach within minutes.
The Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem with its dignified architecture and honey-colored Jerusalem stone exterior resonates with the spirit of this legendary city. The Dan Panorama Hotel boasts an exceptional location that enables you to explore Jerusalem’s multifaceted attractions simply by stepping outside.
The hotel is located in Kibbutz Lavi, an area of lush vegetation surrounded by green fields. Guests and visitors have magnificent views of the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. The design combines happiness and colors with serenity and harmony; this is a place that tells you to sit down and relax!
The King David Jerusalem Hotel, one of the world’s legendary hotels, is a major landmark in a unique and historic city. Blending the past and the refinement of the ancient world, the King David Hotel is unquestionably the most famous of all of Jerusalem’s hotels. A don’t miss!
At Prima Kings you will get a sense of the mosaic of Jerusalem’s diverse cultures, history and religions, and enjoy a unique Jerusalem experience. It is centrally located along one of the City’s most famous intersections – where modern Rehavia meets Old City with the Great Synagogue just meters away.
No other spot in Tel Aviv offers this sublime full-service luxury hotel. Your comfortable air-conditioned accommodation features a private balcony with fabulous views. Before enjoying a hearty breakfast buffet, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or rejuvenate yourself in the on-site fitness gym.
The Orient Jerusalem hotel, part of the Isrotel Exclusive Collection, is nestled at the heart of the German Colony, walking distance from countless cultural, tourist, and historic attractions: the First Station, Liberty Bell Park, and Mishkenot Sha’ananim, as well as charming boutiques and bistros. The Old City and the Western Wall is just 2 miles away.
Experience The Vibe – Hotel Prima City is an ideal home-base, seconds from the beach, to plan and enjoy an eventful and comfortable stay in Tel Aviv, at a great value. Whether traveling for business or pleasure; resting, beach-going, or exploring the city inside & out, the Hotel Prima City is ideally situated on a quiet side street, in the heart of Tel Aviv.
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