Israel: Jewish Heritage and Eilat Tour

Enjoy this perfect opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Israel from tip to tip on this Jewish Heritage Israel tour with a special visit to Eilat!
  • Date

    Multiple Departures
  • Duration

    13 days / 12 nights
  • Highlights

    Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Safed, Golan Heights, Galilee, Tiberias, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea, Eilat, Petra, Ramon Crater
  • Notes

    Land Only, Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $787
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

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Highlights of the Jewish Heritage Israel & Eilat Tour include explorations of Jerusalem’s Old City and New City. Visit the Western Wall and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and continue with a coastal adventure up north where you will experience the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea.

Take a memorable journey to the top of Masada and enjoy a breathtaking view of the desert before taking a relaxing dip in the Dead Sea. Head south to Eilat where you can enjoy some extra special fun in the sun! This Jewish Heritage Israel tour is one you will not soon forget.

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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

Friday, April 13, 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).

Day

2

Saturday, April 14, 2018

At leisure

Enjoy a free day in Tel Aviv. You could choose go shopping, or explore the beautiful Bauhaus style architecture or even visit Jaffa, where the first Jewish settlers of the late 1800s and early 1900s landed when arriving in the land of Israel. If you would rather kick up your feet and relax you can head to the sandy beach.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

3

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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 that 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, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site; walk through the old port and local market. Continue to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formation.

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

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4

Monday, April 16, 2018

Galilee/Golan

Drive to Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel, center of the Kaballa movement; visit the Caro and Ari synagogues; stroll through the narrow alleyways and visit the picturesque Artists' quarter.
Next, enjoy a Jeep tour at the foots 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.
Meet with a Kibbutz member.

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

Day

5

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Galilee/Jerusalem

Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; Continue through the Jordan valley to Beit Shean, known as "Scythopolis", and see the fascinating excavated remains from Roman and Byzantine periods.
Stop at Beit Alpha to admire the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue discovered in 1929.
Visit Gan Hashlosha national park and enjoy the warm spring water pools and waterfalls.
Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

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6

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jerusalem: Old City

Visit the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, heart of the ancient Roman City; visit the four Sepharadic Synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter; tour the Western Wall Tunnels; visit the archaeological park at Davidson Center; walk through the colorful local bazaar to visit the
Tower of David museum presenting the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city beginning with the first temple period.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

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7

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jerusalem: New City

Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel.
Drive through 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. Next visit
Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the Holyland model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

8

Friday, April 20, 2018

Dead Sea/Massada

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit Qumeran,where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Massada, ascend 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.
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).

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9

Saturday, April 21, 2018

At Leisure

Enjoy your day at leisure in Jerusalem. You are free to spend your time as you wish. Perhaps you will buy any last-minute gifts on Ben Yehuda Street or soak up the many sights and sounds of this special place. Jerusalem is a city with an overwhelming amount of emotion; that promises a religious and spiritual experience.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

10

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Timna/Eilat

Travel south through the Negev desert; Stop at Timna, a large geological and archaeological park; Marvel at the multi colored rock formations and copper mines; View the outstanding Solomon's pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea; Visit the Underwater Observatory marine park, built into a coral reef and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat.

Overnight:Eilat (B).

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11

Monday, April 23, 2018

Free day in Eilat

Optional day tour to Petra at additional cost:

Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the Treasury, Royal Tombs, the Court, Roman theatre, Roman Street, Qassier El- Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. After lunch drive, make a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around.

Overnight:Eilat (B).

Day

12

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mitzpe Ramon/Sde Boker /Tel-Aviv

Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; Stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder; Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion's hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent; Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel's Airforce Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

13

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tel Aviv/Departure

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. You will be picked up from your hotel 3.5 hours prior to departure.
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