Israel: Jerusalem and Massada Non–Denominational Tour 2017-2018

3 days / 2 nights

From $635

(land only per person)

Israel Tour Highlights: Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Mt. Zion, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Bethlehem*, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Massada, Dead Sea

The Jerusalem and Massada Israel tour is a perfect opportunity for an action-packed introduction to the land of Israel. Discover the best of Jerusalem and Massada on this three day non-denominational tour. On this Holy Land Tour you will not only explore the ancient biblical city of Jerusalem- you will also travel to Bethlehem and the place of Jesus’ birth. Some of the highlights include special visits to the Western Wall and Yad Vashem for Holocaust Memorial. Enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem and breathe taking views of the Dead Sea on top of Masada. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and take in all that Israel has to offer!

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Tour Operates Wednesday – Friday
3 days | 2 nights | 3 touring days

Included services in our tour rates:

  • 3 touring days with a government licensed English speaking guide in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 overnights in a 4 star hotel on bed & breakfast basis
  • Middle Eastern dinner
  • Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David Museum
  • All entrances fees per itinerary above
  • Private tours available by request

Not included services in our tour rates:

  • Airfare (please contact an agent)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
  • Tips to guide/driver and hotel staff
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, souvenirs, film/toiletries)


  • Minimum 2 passengers required
  • Guaranteed confirmation up to 2 weeks prior to the tour; after based upon availability
  • Tour starts from Jerusalem Wednesday and ends in Jerusalem Friday
    • For pick up OR drop off in Tel-Aviv additional charges will apply for transfers:
      • $85 per person in double; $170 for single; $30 for third
  • The tour will not be operated on the following dates:
    • April 12, 19; May 31; September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 2017

Terms and Conditions 

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 Israel 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.

floating in dead sea

Itamar Grinberg/goisrael

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Day 1 - Wednesday
Mt. of Olives / Old City / Bethlehem
Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

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 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 Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 2 - Thursday
Israel Museum / Knesset / Mt. Herzl / Yad Vashem
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. Drive through 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.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3 - 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 Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. 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.

Return to Jerusalem.

*Weather conditions permitting

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Terms and Conditions The fine print for this tour

Travel Insurance Protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances

Israel Vacation Guide Familiarize yourself with Israel before traveling

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