Israel: Grand Jewish Heritage Tour

The Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour is just that; GRAND! 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.
  • Date

    Multiple Departures
  • Duration

    13 days / 11 nights
  • Highlights

    Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Golan Heights, Banias Spring, Galilee, Tiberias, Beit Shean, 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

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In addition to the highlights of Jerusalem’s Old City, New City, Western Wall and Yad Vashem, this Grand Jewish Heritage 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. 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, Nahalat Binyamin and shopping on Sheinkin Street.

This is not only a “GRAND” tour, but a Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour that will keep you coming back for future trips!

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Tours/Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Jeep ride in the Golan Heights
  • English speaking guide
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Day

1

Wednesday, October 25

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).

Day

2

Thursday, October 26

Tel Aviv

Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared. Next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps memorial museum also considered as 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 some of the caves and archaeological remains.
Proceed to Ayalon Institute, once a secret underground ammunition factory established by the "Haganah", the Jewish underground movement before May 1948.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

3

Friday, October 27

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, 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 (B).

Day

4

Saturday, October 28

At leisure

Enjoy a free day at your leisure in Tel Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

5

Sunday, October 29

Coastal Route

Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa to visit the Clandestine Immigration and Naval museum ("Af al Pi Chen") and hear the story of the illegal immigrants to Israel at the time of the British mandate.
Drive to Acre and walk along the old harbor and local market. Continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Then you will descend by cable car into the limestone Grottoes.

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

Day

6

Monday, October 30

Galilee/Golan

Drive to Safed, center of Kaballa movement. Visit the Joseph Caro and the HA’ ARI synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the Artist’s quarter. Enjoy a jeep tour to the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights where we will stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp. Next, a visit to Tel-Hai to see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle.

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

Day

7

Tuesday, October 31

Galilee/Jerusalem

We begin the day with a drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave. Next we will proceed to Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy in the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

8

Wednesday, November 01

Jerusalem – Old City

Tour the old city of Jerusalem. Start with a visit of the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; Visit the four Sepharadic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels. Visit the Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo, to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

9

Thursday, November 02

Jerusalem – New City

Head to the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem, and have the opportunity to celebrate the Bar/Bat-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel. Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Proceed to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, and Yad Vashem the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the six-day war, and converted into a national memorial site and museum. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the Holyland model.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

10

Friday, November 03

Dead Sea/Massada

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. We will stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue on to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress. Next we will visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, and the bathhouses. Descend by cable car. Next, stop for Lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area and enjoy a "Swim" in the mineral rich Dead Sea.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, L).

Day

11

Saturday, November 04

At Leisure

Enjoy the day at your leisure.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

12

Sunday, November 05

Jerusalem/Departure

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. Your driver will meet you at your hotel 4 hours prior to departure.
Day 1 - Tuesday
En route

El-AL-Airplane

En Route for your tour to Israel

Depart from the USA for your Jewish Heritage Israel Tour.

Day 2 - Wednesday
Tel Aviv

 

jaffa beach

Jaffa Beach

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to the arrivals hall. Your driver will meet you at the La Farina Bakery and transfer you to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 3 - Thursday
Tel Aviv
Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared. Next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps memorial museum also considered as 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 some of the caves and archaeological remains.

Proceed to Ayalon Institute, once a secret underground ammunition factory established by the “Haganah”, the Jewish underground movement before May 1948.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 4 - Friday
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; Also known as the “White City”, Tel-Aviv was declared by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site for its Bauhaus style buildings. 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 Artist’s Quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian mall of the city where you can enjoy live street music, arts, crafts and handmade jewelery. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street specially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 5 - Saturday
Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Tours to Israel

Tel Aviv

Enjoy a free day in Tel Aviv.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 6 - Sunday
Coastal Route
Haifa, Jewish heritage Israel tours

Haifa

Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders’ city, the aqueduct and the amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa to visit the Clandestine Immigration and Naval museum (“Af al Pi Chen”) and hear the story of the illegal immigrants to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Drive to Acre and walk along the old harbor and local market. Continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra, descend by cable into the limestone Grottoes.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 7 - Monday
Galilee | Golan
Golan Heights

Golan Heights

Drive to Safed, center of Kaballa movement. Visit the Joseph Caro and the HA’ ARI synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the Artist’s quarter. Enjoy a jeep tour to the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at Gadot overlook, the memorial for the fallen of the Golan, located over former Syrian bunkers; view  the monument built in honor of the Alexandroni brigade. Proceed for a magnificient observation point over the city of Kuneitra, and the Syrian territory. Drive to Tel-Hai; see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of  Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920.

Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 8 - Tuesday
Galilee | Jerusalem
Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

We begin the day with a drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave. Next we will proceed to Beit Shean, also called “Scythopolis”, the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy in the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa Mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines. Continue via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. Stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 9 - Wednesday
Jerusalem: Old City
Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

Tour the old city of Jerusalem. Start with a visit of the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; Visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels. Visit the Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo, to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 10 - Thursday
Jerusalem: New City
Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

Depart the hotel and arrive to the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem.

*Celebrate your Bar/Bat-Mitzvah ceremony at the Kotel. See below for details.

Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and the new Holy Land model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Ammunition hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War, and converted into a national memorial site and museum.
Overnight, Jerusalem 

STARTING MARCH 2017

Depart the hotel to visit the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem.

*Celebrate your Bar/Bat-Mitzvah ceremony at the Kotel. See below for details.

Drive through Mea Shearim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities.

Proceed to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, and Yad Vashem the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the six day war, and converted into a national memorial site and museum.

Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems.  Next visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the Holy Land model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period.
Overnight, Jerusalem


 

OPTIONAL BAR MITZVAH / BAT MITZVAH:
For families who wish to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at the Wall. This will be a perfect opportunity, while the rest of the group will tour Mea Shearim, arrangements will be made at the Wall with a Rabbi. At the end of the service, rejoin your tour group at the entrance of the Israel Museum. For this special option, see below.

Day 11 - Friday
Qumran | Massada | Dead Sea
Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. We will stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue on to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress. Next we will visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, and the bathhouses. Descend by cable car. Next, stop for Lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area and enjoy a “Swim” in the  mineral rich Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 12 - Saturday
Jerusalem
Western Wall, Jewish Heritage Israel Tiours

Western Wall

Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 13 - Sunday
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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