Israel: Grand Classic Tour 2017-2018

13 days / 11 nights

From $1,782

(land only rates per person)

Israel Tour Highlights: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Megiddo, Carmel, Haifa, Safed, Golan Heights, Galilee, Nazareth, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea

The Grand Classic Israel Tour certainly lives up to its name! This tour is the perfect opportunity for those experiencing Israel for the first time, or those who want to have an extended Tel Aviv touring experience. In addition to the highlights of Jerusalem’s Old City, New City, Western Wall and Yad Vashem, this Grand Classic Israel Tour offers travelers the best of the Galilee and coastal explorations. Marvel at the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Continue to the historical sites of Nazareth, Megiddo and the gorgeous Galilee. Allow yourself to be thrilled by the history and views of Masada, and enjoy yourself as you float on the Dead Sea. Spend extra time in Tel Aviv taking in all of its historical and cultural offerings, including the Diaspora Museum, Ayalon Institute, Old Jaffa Nahalat Binyamin and shopping on Sheinkin Street. This is not only a “GRAND” tour, but a Grand Classic Israel Tour that will keep you coming back for future trips!

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A weekly guaranteed tour of Israel with arrival every Wednesday
13 days | 11 nights | 8 touring days

Departures:

  • November 2, 2016 – February 14, 2018

Highlights:

  • Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Megiddo, Carmel, Haifa, Safed, Golan Heights, Galilee, Nazareth, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea

Included Features:

  • Private transfer to/from airport to your hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Comprehensive touring program, including entrance fees
  • 11 nights accommodation in expertly selected hotels, bed and breakfast basis
  • Two dinners and lunch at a Druze Village
  • 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

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 - Wednesday
WELCOME TO ISRAEL! Tel Aviv

El-AL-Airplane

Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to Arrivals Hall. Meet your driver at the 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 - Thursday
Tel Aviv
Latrun, Tours to Israel

Latrun

Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the State of Israel was declared. Next we will drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps museum, one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Continue to visit Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, the underground movement before May 1948.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 3 - Friday
Old Jaffa | Tel Aviv
Jaffa Sunset, Tours to Israel

Jaffa Sunset

Visit the Diaspora Museum; drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin’s Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist’s quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1909 and Nahalat Binyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, hand made jewelry and artifacts. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street especially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 4 - Saturday
Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Tours to Israel

Tel Aviv

Enjoy a free day in Tel Aviv.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 5 - Sunday
Coastal Route
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 6 - 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.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 7 - Tuesday
Sea of Galilee | Jerusalem
Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation. Continue on to visit Tiberias. Next, visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter. After, we will 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 8 - Wednesday
Jerusalem: Old City
Bethlehem

Bethlehem

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* view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 9 - 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).

Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 10 - Friday
Qumran | Massada | Dead Sea
Dead Sea Israel, Christian heritage tours israel

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 11 - Saturday
Jerusalem
Western Wall, Jewish Heritage Israel Tiours

Western Wall

Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 12 - Sunday
Depature

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 2, 2016 – February 14, 2018
Tour does not operate on the following arrival dates: April 5, 12; May 31; September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 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

Hotels

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 City4
GALILEEKibbutz Lavi - Eden WingKibbutz Lavi - Hadar WingKibbutz Lavi - Hod WingKibbutz Lavi - Lev Wing2
JERUSALEMKing David - Deluxe New City RoomsInbalDan PanoramaPrima Kings5

 

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

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/7/2017$6,057$3,599$2,984
6/14/2017$6,057$3,599$2,984
6/21/2017$6,057$3,599$2,984
6/28/2017$6,057$3,599$2,984
7/5/2017$6,057$3,599$2,984
7/12/2017$5,596$3,369$2,829
7/19/2017$5,447$3,292$2,779
7/26/2017$5,447$3,292$2,779
8/2/2017$5,501$3,346$2,832
8/9/2017$5,819$3,503$2,935
8/16/2017$5,819$3,503$2,935
8/23/2017$5,581$3,385$2,858
8/30/2017$5,447$3,292$2,779
9/6/2017$5,447$3,292$2,779
10/18/2017$6,022$3,580$2,971
10/25/2017$6,022$3,580$2,971
11/1/2017$6,022$3,580$2,971
11/8/2017$6,022$3,580$2,971
11/15/2017$5,043$3,090$2,439
11/22/2017$5,043$3,090$2,439
11/29/2017$5,043$3,090$2,439
12/6/2017$5,043$3,090$2,439
12/13/2017$5,435$3,286$2,652
12/20/2017$6,022$3,580$2,971
12/27/2017$6,022$3,580$2,971
1/3/2018$4,843$2,987$2,370
1/10/2018$4,843$2,987$2,370
1/17/2018$4,843$2,987$2,370
1/24/2018$4,843$2,987$2,370
1/31/2018$4,843$2,987$2,370
2/7/2018$4,843$2,987$2,370
2/14/2018$4,843$2,987$2,370

 

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

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/7/2017$4,522$2,803$2,490
6/14/2017$4,681$2,883$2,542
6/21/2017$4,681$2,883$2,542
6/28/2017$4,681$2,883$2,542
7/5/2017$4,283$2,684$2,411
7/12/2017$4,283$2,684$2,411
7/19/2017$4,283$2,684$2,411
7/26/2017$4,283$2,684$2,411
8/2/2017$4,337$2,738$2,465
8/9/2017$4,337$2,738$2,465
8/16/2017$4,337$2,738$2,465
8/23/2017$4,190$2,664$2,416
8/30/2017$3,916$2,500$2,288
9/6/2017$3,916$2,500$2,288
10/18/2017$4,681$2,883$2,542
10/25/2017$4,681$2,883$2,542
11/1/2017$4,100$2,592$2,350
11/8/2017$4,100$2,592$2,350
11/15/2017$4,100$2,592$2,350
11/22/2017$3,916$2,500$2,288
11/29/2017$3,916$2,500$2,288
12/6/2017$3,916$2,500$2,288
12/13/2017$4,675$2,880$2,541
12/20/2017$4,865$2,974$2,604
12/27/2017$3,916$2,500$2,288
1/3/2018$3,818$2,451$2,254
1/10/2018$3,818$2,451$2,254
1/17/2018$3,818$2,451$2,254
1/24/2018$3,818$2,451$2,254
1/31/2018$3,818$2,451$2,254
2/7/2018$3,928$2,506$2,291
2/14/2018$4,002$2,543$2,315

 

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

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/7/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
6/14/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
6/21/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
6/28/2017$3,462$2,276$1,922
7/5/2017$3,511$2,301$1,942
7/12/2017$3,462$2,276$1,924
7/19/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
7/26/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
8/2/2017$3,455$2,300$1,954
8/9/2017$3,817$2,456$2,062
8/16/2017$3,817$2,456$2,062
8/23/2017$3,545$2,339$1,981
8/30/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
9/6/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
10/18/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
10/25/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
11/1/2017$3,401$2,246$1,901
11/8/2017$3,176$2,133$1,827
11/15/2017$2,894$1,992$1,735
11/22/2017$2,894$1,992$1,735
11/29/2017$2,894$1,992$1,735
12/6/2017$2,894$1,992$1,735
12/13/2017$3,090$2,090$1,855
12/20/2017$3,496$2,293$2,072
12/27/2017$3,315$2,203$1,929
1/3/2018$2,951$2,020$1,754
1/10/2018$2,894$1,992$1,735
1/17/2018$2,894$1,992$1,735
1/24/2018$2,894$1,992$1,735
1/31/2018$2,894$1,992$1,735
2/7/2018$2,894$1,992$1,735
2/14/2018$2,894$1,992$1,735

 

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

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/7/2017$2,823$1,914$1,889
6/14/2017$2,823$1,914$1,889
6/21/2017$2,823$1,914$1,889
6/28/2017$2,823$1,914$1,889
7/5/2017$2,946$2,036$2,011
7/12/2017$2,946$2,036$2,011
7/19/2017$2,823$1,914$1,889
7/26/2017$2,823$1,914$1,889
8/2/2017$3,000$2,090$2,065
8/9/2017$3,000$2,090$2,065
8/16/2017$3,000$2,090$2,065
8/23/2017$3,000$2,090$2,065
8/30/2017$2,884$1,975$1,950
9/6/2017$2,823$1,914$1,889
10/18/2017$2,909$1,963$1,941
10/25/2017$2,909$1,963$1,941
11/1/2017$2,909$1,963$1,941
11/8/2017$2,892$1,953$1,931
11/15/2017$2,823$1,914$1,889
11/22/2017$2,772$1,897$1,866
11/29/2017$2,651$1,847$1,806
12/6/2017$2,607$1,822$1,782
12/13/2017$2,705$1,920$1,904
12/20/2017$2,729$1,945$1,935
12/27/2017$2,705$1,920$1,904
1/3/2018$2,607$1,822$1,782
1/10/2018$2,607$1,822$1,782
1/17/2018$2,607$1,822$1,782
1/24/2018$2,607$1,822$1,782
1/31/2018$2,607$1,822$1,782
2/7/2018$2,607$1,822$1,782
2/14/2018$2,607$1,822$1,782

* 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$2,157
(3) THREE$1,265
(4) FOUR$876
(5) FIVE$603
(6) SIX$491
(7) SEVEN$346
(8) EIGHT$266

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

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