Israel: Jewish Heritage Tour

What better way to learn about Jewish history then to go on our Jewish Heritage Israel Tour! This tour is a perfect first time introduction to the land of Israel
  • Date

    Multiple Departures
  • Duration

    11 days / 9 nights
  • Highlights

    Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Golan Heights, Banias Spring, Galilee, Beit Shean, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea
  • Notes

    Land Only ,Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $647
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

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Israel: Jewish Heritage Tour 11 Days11D9 Nights9N

Step back in time on the Jewish Heritage Israel Tour while sightseeing all throughout Jerusalem’s Old City and New City. Be emotionally moved with special visits to the Western Wall and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Marvel at the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Enjoy the experience of a cable car ride to the top of Massada and relax and enjoy yourself as you float on the Dead Sea.

Enjoy the incredible value of the Jewish Heritage Israel Tour, with the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation!

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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
  • Lunch and swim at a leading Dead Sea s
  • English speaking guide
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Day

1

Friday, December 01

Arrival to Israel

Welcome 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

Day

2

Saturday, December 02

Tel Aviv

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, December 03

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).

Day

4

Monday, December 04

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, December 05

Tiberias / 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).

Day

6

Wednesday, December 06

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).

Day

7

Thursday, December 07

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, December 08

Qumran / 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).

Day

9

Saturday, December 09

Jerusalem

Enjoy a free day at your leisure in Jerusalem.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

10

Sunday, December 10

Jerusalem / Departure

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. Your driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby 4 hours prior to departure.
Day 1 - Thursday
Tel Aviv

El-AL-Airplane

En Route for your tour to Israel

Depart from the USA for your Jewish Heritage Israel Tour.

Day 2 - Friday
Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Tours to Israel

Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to Arrivals Hall. Meet your driver at the La Farina Bakery where he will be holding a sign with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 3 - Saturday
Tel Aviv
Jaffa Sunset, Tours to Israel

Jaffa Sunset

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

Day 4 - 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 enjoy a walk along the old harbor and local market. Continue to the northern most point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra, descend by cable into the limestone Grottoes.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 5 - Monday
Galilee | Golan
Golan Heights

Golan Heights

Drive to Safed, center of Kabala 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 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.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 6 - Tuesday
Tiberias | Jerusalem
Tiberias, Jewish heritage tour Israel

Tiberias

Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; proceed to Beit Shean, also called “Scythopolis”, the biggest archaeological 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 7 - 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 8 - Thursday
Jerusalem: New City
Western Wall, Jewish Heritage Israel Tiours

Western Wall

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.

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

* 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 9 - Friday
Qumran | Massada | Dead Sea
Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue to Masada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. 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

Day 10 - Saturday
Jerusalem
Machane Yehuda

Machane Yehuda

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

Day 11 - 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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