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Israel: Jewish Heritage + Eilat Tour

From $3,336


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.


Multiple Departures


13 days / 12 nights


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


Land Only, Price Based on Double Occupancy

Activity Level


Tailor Made

This tour can be booked privately


The Jewish Heritage Israel + Eilat Tour brings you around Israel to experience its offerings in every corner including a special excursion to Eilat in the south. With an optional day tour to Petra with an additional charge.

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Depart from the USA for your Jewish Heritage Israel Tour

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Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to the arrival hall.

Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv

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Explore the city, enjoy a café, and meet up with friends!

Overnight Tel-Aviv

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Ride along the coast north to the beautiful Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; View the excavations of the Crusaders’ city, the aqueduct, and the Amphitheatre that has been restored as a concert venue comparable in performers and musicians to Madison Square Garden or Carnegie Hall in

Proceed to Haifa to visit the Clandestine Immigration and Naval museum (“Af al Pi Chen”) and learn the story of the illegal immigrants who came to Israel at the time of the British Mandate.

Enjoy a drive to Acre (Akko), the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site; walk through the old port and local market.

Continue to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car into the gorgeous underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formation.

Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse.

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Walk the spectacular narrow alleyways and a picturesque Artists’ quarter in Safed (Tzfat), one of the four holy cities in Israel. Visit the Caro and Ari synagogues.

Enjoy an adventurous Jeep tour at the foot of the Golan Heights.

Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at the 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 to a magnificent 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.

Overnight kibbutz guesthouse.

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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 the 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.

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Visit the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion.

Walkthrough the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. See the Cardo – the heart of the ancient Roman City, visit the four Sephardic Synagogues restored after the 1967 war, tour the Western Wall Tunnels, and visit the archaeological park at Davidson Center;

Walkthrough the colorful local bazaar toward the Tower of David Museum that presents the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city beginning with the first temple period.

Overnight Jerusalem.

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Enjoy seeing the Bar Mitzvah ceremonies at the Western Wall.

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, named after the founder of modern Zionism, to pay your respect to some of the nation’s more influential figures. Continue to Yad Vashem – the museum that tells the stories of the Holocaust commemorates the lives of those who perished and survived its atrocities and ends with a
breathtaking view of Jerusalem.

Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, returned to Israel during 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 its biblical emblems.

Next, visit The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 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.

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Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea-the lowest point on earth. Then, visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.

Ascend Masada 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 a “Lunch and Swim” at the spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area and enjoy a float in the mineral-rich Dead Sea.

Overnight Jerusalem.

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Enjoy the day at your leisure.

Overnight, Jerusalem

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Travel south through the Negev desert with its rolling hills of sand.

Stop at Timna, a large geological and archaeological park. Marvel at the multicolored rock formations and copper mines and 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 Eilat, built into a coral reef, and enjoy the opportunity for a close look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat.

Overnight Eilat

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Straight to Petra, the astonishing rose-red city was built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams, and water channels. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback ride. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the treasury, royal tombs, the court, roman theatre, roman street, Qasser el- Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter), and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. The city is considered to be the second wonder of the world.

After the visit, it’s time for lunch in a nice restaurant.

On the way, enjoy a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around.

Return to Eilat
*Visa is required in advance to visit Petra

Overnight Eilat

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Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder.

Proceed to Sde Boker where the famous home of David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister whose home is now a museum. Sde Boker was founded in 1952 by several pioneering families who were later joined by the iconic leader, David Ben Gurion.

Just south of Sde Boker, visit Ben Gurion’s burial site, set in a beautiful location overlooking one of the most striking and impressive views in the Negev, across the Zin Valley.

Experience Bedouin hospitality with a camel ride, a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent for lunch, and a conversation.

Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum to view the fighter planes and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.

Overnight Tel Aviv

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Transfer to Ben-Gurion Airport for departure.

*Itinerary is subject to change.


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