Israel: Ultimate Classic Tour

This exquisite tour brings you around Israel to experience its offerings in every corner, complete with an extended time in Tel Aviv and special excursion to Eilat in the south.
  • Date

    Multiple Departures
  • Duration

    16 days / 14 nights
  • Highlights

    Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Safed, Golan Heights, Tiberias, Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Massada, Dead Sea, Eilat, Timna, Ramon Crater, Sde Boker
  • Notes

    Land Only ,Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $923
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

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Highlights of the Ultimate Classic Israel Tour include special visits to Jerusalem’s Old City, New City, the Western Wall, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and so much more. Be awe-inspired by the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Continue to the Galilee and Golan where you will enjoy every Israel’s beautiful natural ambiance, as well as the historic sites of Nazareth and Megiddo. Enjoy breathtaking views of Massada and the Dead Sea. Soak up the geological wonders of the desert on your way to Eilat where you will indulge in the glorious southern sun and a thrilling hike into the Ramon Crater. This tour is THE Ultimate Israel experience in every sense of the word!

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Tours/Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Deluxe motor coach
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Day

1

Wednesday, December 06

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 (B).

Day

2

Thursday, December 07

Tel Aviv

Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared. Next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps museum, one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Continue to Beit Guvrin national park, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site; Explore parts of the archaeological remains and unique caves. Continue to visit Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, the underground movement before May 1948.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

3

Friday, December 08

Tel Aviv

Visit the Diaspora museum; Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin's Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an 8000-year-old port city; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist's quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1909 and Nahalat Binyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, hand made jewelry and artifacts. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street especially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

4

Saturday, December 09

Tel Aviv

Free day at your leisure in Tel Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

Day

5

Sunday, December 10

Coastal Route

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheatre that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine and gardens.

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, L, D).

Day

6

Monday, December 11

Galilee/Golan

Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan winery for a tour and wine tasting. Proceed to "Kessem Hagolan", a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

Day

7

Tuesday, December 12

Sea of Galilee/Nazareth

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the church of Annunciation. Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

8

Wednesday, December 13

Jerusalem: Old City

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives. Drive to the Old City. Visit the Tomb of King David and the room of The Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem* to view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and manger's square.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

9

Thursday, December 14

Jerusalem: New City

Drive to the Israel museum. Visit the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Continue to visit Mount Herzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by the spectacular "Sound & Light" show* at the Tower of David museum (weather conditions permitting).

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

10

Friday, December 15

Qumran / Dead Sea / Masada

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea ** that many believe has its therapeutic effects.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

11

Saturday, December 16

Jerusalem

Enjoy a free day at leisure in Jerusalem.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

12

Sunday, December 17

Timna/Eilat

Travel south through the Negev desert. Visit Timna and see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations. Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the Underwater Observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef.

Overnight:Eilat (B).

Day

13

Monday, December 18

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

14

Tuesday, December 19

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 riding experience 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 Air Force museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. Drive back to Tel-Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B, L).

Day

15

Wednesday, December 20

Tel Aviv/Departure

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. You will be picked up from your hotel 3.5 hours prior to departure. Eytan Bros: 054-678-7861
Day 1 - Wednesday
Tel Aviv
Jaffa Sunset, Tours to Israel

Jaffa Sunset

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 2 - Thursday
Tel Aviv
Latrun, Tours to Israel

Latrun

Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the State of Israel was declared. Next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps museum, one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Continue to Beit Guvrin national park, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site; Explore parts of the archaeological remains and unique caves. Proceed to the Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, the underground movement before May 1948.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 3 - Friday
Tel Aviv
Port of Jaffa

Port of Jaffa

Visit the Diaspora Museum; Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin’s Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist’s quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1909 and Nahalat Binyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, hand made jewelry and artifacts. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street especially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 4 - Saturday
Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, israel tour

Tel Aviv

Enjoy a free day in Tel Aviv.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 5 - Sunday
Coastal Route
Haifa, Jewish heritage Israel tours

Haifa

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheatre that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai Shrine and Gardens.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 6 - Monday
Galilee | Golan
Golan Heights, Jewish Heritage Tours Israel

Golan Heights

Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting. Proceed to “Kessem Hagolan”, a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 7 - Tuesday
Galilee | Nazareth
Capernaum, Jewish Heritage Tours to Israel

Capernaum

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation. Continue to Tiberias. Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter. Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 8 - Wednesday
Jerusalem: Old City
Western Wall, Jewish Heritage Israel Tiours

Western Wall

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives Drive to the Old City. Visit the Tomb of King David and the room of The Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem* to view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger square.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 9 - Thursday
Jerusalem: New City
Yad Vashem, Jewish heritage Tour israel

Yad Vashem

Drive to the Israel Museum. Visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Herzl Cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show* at the Tower of David museum (weather conditions permitting).

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 10 - Friday
Qumran | Massada | Dead Sea
Dead Sea Israel, Jewish Heritage tour Israel

Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea ** that many believe has its therapeutic effects.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 11 - Saturday
Jerusalem
Jewish Quarter, Jewish heritage tour Israel

Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 12 - Sunday
Timna | Eilat
Eilat, Israel Tours

Red Sea, Eilat

Travel south through the Negev Desert. Visit Timna and see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations. Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the Underwater Observatory, one of the largest sea aquariums in the world, built into a coral reef.

Overnight, Eilat

Day 13 - Monday
Free day in Eilat
Petra, Jwish heritage Tour Israel

Petra

Optional day tour to Petra at additional cost: After assistance with visa to the Jordanian border, we will drive to Petra through desert highways, your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the south of Jordan more than 2000 years ago. 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). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. 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. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back to Eilat.

Overnight, Eilat

Day 14 - Tuesday
Mitzpe Ramon | Sde Boker | Tel Aviv
Ramon Crater, Tours to israel

Ramon Crater

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 riding experience 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 Air Force museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. Drive back to Tel-Aviv.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 15 - Wednesday
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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