Israel: Jewish Heritage Jerusalem and Massada Tour 2017-2018

3 days / 2 nights

From $752

(land only per person including hotel)

Israel Tour Highlights: Jerusalem, Mt. Zion, Kotel Tunnels, Tower of David Museum, Mea Shearim, Israel Museum, Mount Hertzel, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea

Explore the best of Jerusalem and Masada on this three day Jewish Heritage tour. Head to the Jewish Quarter and visit the Western Wall. Discover ancient Jerusalem at the Davidson Center excavations. On this Jewish Heritage Tour you will not only explore the ancient biblical city of Jerusalem but also the vibrant New City, Mt Herzl and Yad Vashem, the museum and memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Descend to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue the journey to Massada to take in the history and sights ascending by cable car. End the tour with a relaxing and rejuvenating time at the Dead Sea.

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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 nights in a 4 star hotel on bed & breakfast basis
  • All entrances fees per itinerary above
  • Lunch and spa in an hotel at the Dead Sea
  • Private tours available by request

Not included services in our tour rates:

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


  • 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.

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Day 1 - Wednesday
Jerusalem: The Old City
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Western Wall

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 in Jerusalem.

Day 2 - Thursday
Yad Vashem / Mt. Herzl / Ammunition Hill / Israel Museum
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Israel Museum

Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel.
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, 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 Holy Land model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3 - Friday
Qumram / Massada / Dead Sea
Dead Sea

Dead Sea

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.

Return to Jerusalem.

*Weather conditions permitting

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Travel Insurance Protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances

Israel Vacation Guide Familiarize yourself with Israel before traveling

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