Israel: Jewish Heritage Tour 2017-2018

11 days / 9 nights

From $1,596

(land only rates per person)

Israel Tour Highlights: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Golan Heights, Banias Spring, Galilee, Beit Shean, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea

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. 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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A weekly guaranteed tour of Israel with arrival every Friday
11 days | 9 nights | 6 touring days

Departures:

  • November 11, 2016 – February 16, 2018

Highlights:

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

Included Features:

  • Private transfer to/from airport to your hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Comprehensive touring program, including entrance fees
  • 9 nights accommodation in expertly selected hotels, bed and breakfast basis
  • Two dinners at the hotel in Kibbutz Lavi/Galilee
  • Lunch and swim at a leading Dead Sea spa hotel
  • Private tours available by request

Not included features:

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
  • Tips to guide/driver and hotel staff
  • Lunches en route on sightseeing days
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Treatments at the Dead Sea spa

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 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.



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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 for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel. 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 an observation point over the city of Kuneitra, and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp; Visit the Banias springs. 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 a kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle.

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. 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

* 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 to the Dead Sea, next stop for lunch and spa facilities at one of the leading hotels in the area.

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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Rates

Valid: November 11, 2016 – February 16, 2018
Tour does not operate on the following arrival dates: April 7, 14; May 26; September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017

Save $40 per person for reservations paid by cash or check
Save $60 per person for reservations of six or more passengers

Note: Departure from origin should be 1 day before tour start date

Hotel Info

Click for hotel guide: 5 Stars Deluxe | 5 Stars Standard | 4 Stars Superior | 4 Stars Standard

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HOTEL5 STARS
DELUXE
5 STARS
STANDARD
4 STARS
SUPERIOR
4 STARS
STANDARD
NIGHTS
TEL AVIVDan - Deluxe RoomCarltonDan PanoramaPrima Tel Aviv/Prima City2
GALILEEKibbutz Lavi - Eden/Hadar WingKibbutz Lavi - Eden/Hadar WingKibbutz Lavi - Hod WingKibbutz Lavi - Lev Wing2
JERUSALEMKing David - Deluxe New City RoomsInbalDan PanoramaPrima Kings5

 

5 STARS DELUXEDan Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Lavi Eden/Hadar, King David Jerusalem

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/2/2017$5,289$3,197$2,692
6/9/2017$5,289$3,197$2,692
6/16/2017$5,289$3,197$2,692
6/23/2017$5,289$3,197$2,692
6/30/2017$5,289$3,197$2,692
7/7/2017$5,289$3,197$2,692
7/14/2017$4,829$2,966$2,538
7/21/2017$4,697$2,899$2,493
7/28/2017$4,697$2,899$2,493
8/4/2017$4,751$2,953$2,547
8/11/2017$4,910$3,031$2,599
8/18/2017$4,910$3,031$2,599
8/25/2017$4,751$2,953$2,547
9/1/2017$4,697$2,899$2,493
9/8/2017$4,697$2,899$2,493
10/13/2017$5,272$3,187$2,686
10/20/2017$5,272$3,187$2,686
10/27/2017$5,272$3,187$2,686
11/3/2017$5,272$3,187$2,686
11/10/2017$5,272$3,187$2,686
11/17/2017$4,293$2,697$2,154
11/24/2017$4,293$2,697$2,154
12/1/2017$4,293$2,697$2,154
12/8/2017$4,293$2,697$2,154
12/15/2017$4,685$2,893$2,367
12/22/2017$5,272$3,187$2,686
12/29/2017$5,272$3,187$2,686
1/12/2018$4,193$2,646$2,120
1/19/2018$4,193$2,646$2,120
1/26/2018$4,193$2,646$2,120
2/2/2018$4,193$2,646$2,120
2/9/2018$4,193$2,646$2,120
2/16/2018$4,193$2,646$2,120

 

5 STARS STANDARDCarlton Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Lavi Eden/Hadar, Inbal Jerusalem

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/2/2017$3,678$2,359$2,143
6/9/2017$3,916$2,479$2,222
6/16/2017$4,075$2,558$2,274
6/23/2017$4,075$2,558$2,274
6/30/2017$4,075$2,558$2,274
7/7/2017$3,678$2,359$2,143
7/14/2017$3,678$2,359$2,143
7/21/2017$3,678$2,359$2,143
7/28/2017$3,678$2,359$2,143
8/4/2017$3,731$2,413$2,197
8/11/2017$3,731$2,413$2,197
8/18/2017$3,731$2,413$2,197
8/25/2017$3,584$2,340$2,148
9/1/2017$3,310$2,176$2,020
9/8/2017$3,310$2,176$2,020
10/13/2017$4,075$2,558$2,274
10/20/2017$4,075$2,558$2,274
10/27/2017$4,075$2,558$2,274
11/3/2017$3,494$2,268$2,082
11/10/2017$3,494$2,268$2,082
11/17/2017$3,494$2,268$2,082
11/24/2017$3,310$2,176$2,020
12/1/2017$3,310$2,176$2,020
12/8/2017$3,310$2,176$2,020
12/15/2017$4,069$2,555$2,273
12/22/2017$4,259$2,650$2,336
12/29/2017$3,310$2,176$2,020
1/5/2018$3,261$2,151$2,003
1/12/2018$3,261$2,151$2,003
1/19/2018$3,261$2,151$2,003
1/26/2018$3,261$2,151$2,003
2/2/2018$3,261$2,151$2,003
2/9/2018$3,372$2,207$2,040
2/16/2018$3,445$2,243$2,065

 

4 STARS SUPERIORDan Panorama Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Lavi Hod, Dan Panorama Jerusalem

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/2/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
6/9/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
6/16/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
6/23/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
6/30/2017$3,013$2,030$1,742
7/7/2017$3,037$2,043$1,752
7/14/2017$2,989$2,018$1,735
7/21/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
7/28/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
8/4/2017$3,006$2,054$1,775
8/11/2017$3,187$2,132$1,828
8/18/2017$3,187$2,132$1,828
8/25/2017$3,006$2,054$1,775
9/1/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
9/8/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
10/13/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
10/20/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
10/27/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
11/3/2017$2,952$2,000$1,721
11/10/2017$2,727$1,887$1,647
11/17/2017$2,558$1,803$1,592
11/24/2017$2,558$1,803$1,592
12/1/2017$2,558$1,803$1,592
12/8/2017$2,558$1,803$1,592
12/15/2017$2,754$1,901$1,712
12/22/2017$3,160$2,104$1,929
12/29/2017$2,866$1,957$1,749
1/5/2018$2,558$1,803$1,592
1/12/2018$2,558$1,803$1,592
1/19/2018$2,558$1,803$1,592
1/26/2018$2,558$1,803$1,592
2/2/2018$2,558$1,803$1,592
2/9/2018$2,558$1,803$1,592
2/16/2018$2,558$1,803$1,592

 

4 STARS STANDARD – Prima Tel Aviv/Prima City, Kibbutz Lavi Lev, Prima Kings Jerusalem

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/2/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
6/9/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
6/16/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
6/23/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
6/30/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
7/7/2017$2,538$1,786$1,740
7/14/2017$2,538$1,786$1,740
7/21/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
7/28/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
8/4/2017$2,592$1,839$1,793
8/11/2017$2,592$1,839$1,793
8/18/2017$2,592$1,839$1,793
8/25/2017$2,592$1,839$1,793
9/1/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
9/8/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
10/13/2017$2,563$1,773$1,730
10/20/2017$2,563$1,773$1,730
10/27/2017$2,563$1,773$1,730
11/3/2017$2,563$1,773$1,730
11/10/2017$2,545$1,763$1,720
11/17/2017$2,477$1,724$1,678
11/24/2017$2,426$1,707$1,655
12/1/2017$2,304$1,657$1,596
12/8/2017$2,304$1,657$1,596
12/15/2017$2,402$1,755$1,718
12/22/2017$2,427$1,779$1,749
12/29/2017$2,402$1,755$1,718
1/5/2018$2,304$1,657$1,596
1/12/2018$2,304$1,657$1,596
1/19/2018$2,304$1,657$1,596
1/26/2018$2,304$1,657$1,596
2/2/2018$2,304$1,657$1,596
2/9/2018$2,304$1,657$1,596
2/16/2018$2,304$1,657$1,596

* If the above hotels are not available, comparable hotels will be confirmed. Additional cost may apply.

Private Tour Rates:

PRIVATE CAR SUPPLEMENT FOR JEWISH HERITAGE ISRAEL TOUR PROGRAM

NUMBER OF PASSENGERSTOUR RATES
(2) TWO $1,448
(3) THREE$766
(4) FOUR$467
(5) FIVE$255
(6) SIX$172
(7) SEVEN$99
(8) EIGHT$66

Private Tour Rates are based on per person.
Rates are based on English speaking guides.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ceremony Rates

Bar Mitzvah Service Rates: Rabbi’s fee for Bar/Bat Mitzvah participant will be confirmed upon confirmation of Rabbi.

Rabbi’s Services include:

  • Correspondence with family by the Rabbi
  • Meeting in Jerusalem with the Rabbi prior to the ceremony
  • Officiating at service
  • Use of prayer pamphlets and Rabbi’s personal Torah scroll
  • Rabbi’s transportation
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah certificate from the Ministry of Tourism
  • Reform and Conservative ceremonies will be officiated at the Southern Wall area
  • Passengers will require to take a taxi to ceremony and also to rejoin the tour after the BM ceremony

Reform and Conservative ceremonies will be officiated at the Southern Wall area.

Please note passengers will be required to take a taxi to ceremony and also to rejoin the tour after the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

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Israel Travel FAQs

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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