Israel: Grand Classic Non-Denominational Tour

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.
  • Multiple Departures

    Nov, Dec, Jan 19, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 19
  • Duration

    13 days / 11 nights
  • Highlights

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

    Land Only, Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $785
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

From  $2,046
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Israel: Grand Classic Non-Denominational Tour 13 Days13D11 Nights11N

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. 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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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

Wednesday, November 07, 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 (B).

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2

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Tel Aviv

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 Beit Guvrin national park, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site; Explore parts of the archaeological remains and unique caves. Continue to visit Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, the underground movement before May 1948.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

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3

Friday, November 09, 2018

Old Jaffa/Tel Aviv

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, one of the oldest port cities in the world; 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 (B).

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4

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Tel Aviv

Enjoy a free day at your leisure in Tel Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

5

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Coastal Route

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, D).

Day

6

Monday, November 12, 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).

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7

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sea of Galilee/Jerusalem

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 (B).

Day

8

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jerusalem – Old City

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from 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's square.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

9

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Jerusalem – 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).

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10

Friday, November 16, 2018

Qumran/Massada /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).

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11

Saturday, November 17, 2018

At Leisure

Enjoy the day at your leisure in Jerusalem.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

12

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Departure

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. Your driver will meet you at your hotel 4 hours prior to departure.
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Where you will rest your head...

Dan Tel Aviv

Deluxe Room

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.

Carlton Tel Aviv

Deluxe Room

Awarded the Israel’s leading business and superior service hotel. The Carlton is described as sanctuary in the heart of the bustling city of Tel Aviv with its roof pool, spa, and health club.

Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Superior Room

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.

Kibbutz Lavi Galilee

Deluxe Room

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!

Prima Tel Aviv

Standard Room

Inspired by the White City’s art, architecture & design, the Prima Tel Aviv hotel invites you to a stylish experience. Centrally situated across from the city’s famed Tayelet beach promenade and celebrated Frishman beach, this 63-room hotel in Tel Aviv reflects the city’s heart, style, history, and soul.

King David Jerusalem

Deluxe Room

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!

Inbal Jerusalem

Standard Room

Enriched by the capital city’s unique ambience and spectacular views, this hotel is not only one of the finest in Jerusalem but is also a doorway to the city’s grand culture, tradition, and history. It is right now tourist attractions, shopping, and an array of unique historic sites.

Prima Kings Jerusalem

Standard Room

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.

Dan Panorama Jerusalem

Superior Room

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.

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