Israel: Ultimate Classic Tour 2017-2018

16 days / 14 nights

From $2,448

(land only rates per person)

Israel Tour Highlights: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Safed, Golan Heights, Tiberias, Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea, Eilat, Timna, Ramon Crater, Sde Boker

There is no better time than the present to jump into Israel in its entirety on the Ultimate Classic Israel 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.  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 a cable car ride to the top of Masada for breathtaking views and relax as you float on 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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A weekly guaranteed tour of Israel with arrival every Wednesday
16 days | 14 nights | 10 touring days

Departures:

  • November 9, 2016 – February 14, 2018

Highlights:

  • Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Golan Heights, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Massada, Timna, Eilat, Sde Boker, Optional Tour to Petra

Included Features:

  • Private transfer to/from airport to your hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Comprehensive touring program, including entrance fees
  • 14 nights accommodation, on bed and breakfast basis
  • Two dinners at the hotel in Kibbutz Lavi/Galilee
  • Lunch and swim at a Dead Sea spa hotel
  • Light lunch and camel ride at a Bedouin village
  • Dinner at a Middle Eastern restaurant followed by The Sound and Light Show
  • Take a jeep tour on the Golan Heights
  • Explore the Western Wall Tunnels
  • Enjoy a camel ride
  • Private tours available by request

Not included Features:

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
  • Tips to guide/driver and hotel staff
  • Meals not mentioned above itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Treatments at the Dead Sea spa
  • Optional tour to Petra (please inquire about the various options)

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 - 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 visit 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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Rates

Valid: November 9, 2016 – February 14, 2018
Tour does not operate on the following arrival dates: March 29; April 5, 12; May 24; September 13, 20, 27; October 4, October 11, 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 City5
GALILEEKibbutz Lavi - Eden WingKibbutz Lavi - Hadar WingKibbutz Lavi - Hod WingKibbutz Lavi - Lev Wing2
JERUSALEMKing David - Deluxe New City RoomsInbalDan PanoramaPrima Kings5
EILATDan EilatHerods EilatDan PanoramaPrima Music2

 

5 STARS DELUXE – Dan Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Lavi Eden, King David Jerusalem, Dan Eilat, Dan Tel Aviv

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
5/31/2017$7,458$4,578$3,911
6/7/2017$7,458$4,578$3,911
6/14/2017$7,458$4,578$3,911
6/21/2017$7,678$4,688$3,984
6/28/2017$7,678$4,688$3,984
7/5/2017$7,678$4,688$3,984
7/12/2017$7,209$4,453$3,827
7/19/2017$7,060$4,376$3,776
7/26/2017$7,140$4,415$3,802
8/2/2017$7,193$4,469$3,856
8/9/2017$7,512$4,626$3,958
8/16/2017$7,432$4,587$3,933
8/23/2017$6,973$4,359$3,782
8/30/2017$6,840$4,266$3,703
9/6/2017$6,840$4,266$3,703
10/18/2017$7,415$4,554$3,895
10/25/2017$7,415$4,554$3,895
11/1/2017$7,415$4,554$3,895
11/8/2017$7,415$4,554$3,895
11/15/2017$6,436$4,064$3,363
11/22/2017$6,436$4,064$3,363
11/29/2017$6,436$4,064$3,363
12/6/2017$6,436$4,064$3,363
12/13/2017$7,048$4,370$3,649
12/20/2017$7,585$4,638$3,952
12/27/2017$7,365$4,528$3,878
1/3/2018$6,185$3,936$3,277
1/10/2018$6,185$3,936$3,277
1/17/2018$6,185$3,936$3,277
1/24/2018$6,185$3,936$3,277
1/31/2018$6,185$3,936$3,277
2/7/2018$6,185$3,936$3,277
2/14/2018$6,185$3,936$3,277

 

5 STARS STANDARD – Carlton Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Lavi Hadar, Inbal Jerusalem, Herods Eilat, Carlton Tel Aviv

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
5/31/2017$5,667$3,660$3,339
6/7/2017$5,906$3,780$3,417
6/14/2017$6,065$3,859$3,470
6/21/2017$6,192$3,930$3,534
6/28/2017$6,192$3,930$3,534
7/5/2017$5,795$3,731$3,402
7/12/2017$5,795$3,731$3,402
7/19/2017$5,795$3,731$3,402
7/26/2017$5,976$3,832$3,495
8/2/2017$6,030$3,886$3,549
8/9/2017$6,030$3,886$3,549
8/16/2017$6,030$3,886$3,549
8/23/2017$5,459$3,577$3,285
8/30/2017$5,185$3,413$3,157
9/6/2017$5,185$3,413$3,157
10/18/2017$6,065$3,859$3,470
10/25/2017$6,065$3,859$3,470
11/1/2017$5,484$3,569$3,277
11/8/2017$5,484$3,569$3,277
11/15/2017$5,426$3,537$3,248
11/22/2017$5,185$3,413$3,157
11/29/2017$5,185$3,413$3,157
12/6/2017$5,185$3,413$3,157
12/13/2017$6,001$3,824$3,439
12/20/2017$6,224$3,939$3,523
12/27/2017$5,218$3,433$3,178
1/3/2018$5,063$3,352$3,115
1/10/2018$5,063$3,352$3,115
1/17/2018$5,063$3,352$3,115
1/24/2018$5,063$3,352$3,115
1/31/2018$5,063$3,352$3,115
2/7/2018$5,173$3,407$3,151
2/14/2018$5,246$3,444$3,176

 

4 STARS SUPERIOR – Dan Panorama Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Lavi Hod, Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Dan Panorama Eilat, Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
5/31/2017$4,359$2,992$2,608
6/7/2017$4,359$2,992$2,608
6/14/2017$4,359$2,992$2,608
6/21/2017$4,543$3,091$2,696
6/28/2017$4,604$3,122$2,717
7/5/2017$4,653$3,146$2,737
7/12/2017$4,592$3,116$2,715
7/19/2017$4,530$3,085$2,691
7/26/2017$4,753$3,198$2,782
8/2/2017$4,939$3,325$2,899
8/9/2017$5,301$3,482$3,007
8/16/2017$5,211$3,443$2,980
8/23/2017$4,504$3,085$2,689
8/30/2017$4,359$2,992$2,608
9/6/2017$4,359$2,992$2,608
10/18/2017$4,359$2,992$2,608
10/25/2017$4,359$2,992$2,608
11/1/2017$4,359$2,992$2,608
11/8/2017$4,078$2,851$2,516
11/15/2017$3,796$2,711$2,424
11/22/2017$3,796$2,711$2,424
11/29/2017$3,796$2,711$2,424
12/6/2017$3,796$2,711$2,424
12/13/2017$4,220$2,930$2,646
12/20/2017$4,626$3,133$2,862
12/27/2017$4,389$3,014$2,701
1/3/2018$4,024$2,832$2,526
1/10/2018$3,796$2,711$2,424
1/17/2018$3,796$2,711$2,424
1/24/2018$3,796$2,711$2,424
1/31/2018$3,796$2,711$2,424
2/7/2018$3,796$2,711$2,424
2/14/2018$3,796$2,711$2,424

 

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

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
5/31/2017$3,654$2,588$2,577
6/7/2017$3,654$2,588$2,577
6/14/2017$3,654$2,588$2,577
6/21/2017$3,746$2,680$2,669
6/28/2017$3,746$2,680$2,669
7/5/2017$3,868$2,802$2,791
7/12/2017$3,838$2,772$2,761
7/19/2017$3,746$2,680$2,669
7/26/2017$3,746$2,680$2,669
8/2/2017$3,922$2,856$2,845
8/9/2017$3,922$2,856$2,845
8/16/2017$3,922$2,856$2,845
8/23/2017$3,830$2,765$2,754
8/30/2017$3,715$2,650$2,639
9/6/2017$3,654$2,588$2,577
10/18/2017$3,740$2,637$2,629
10/25/2017$3,740$2,637$2,629
11/1/2017$3,740$2,637$2,629
11/8/2017$3,723$2,627$2,619
11/15/2017$3,654$2,588$2,577
11/22/2017$3,564$2,549$2,532
11/29/2017$3,443$2,499$2,473
12/6/2017$3,398$2,475$2,448
12/13/2017$3,545$2,621$2,620
12/20/2017$3,570$2,646$2,650
12/27/2017$3,496$2,572$2,571
1/3/2018$3,398$2,475$2,448
1/10/2018$3,398$2,475$2,448
1/17/2018$3,398$2,475$2,448
1/24/2018$3,398$2,475$2,448
1/31/2018$3,398$2,475$2,448
2/7/2018$3,398$2,475$2,448
2/14/2018$3,398$2,475$2,448

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

Private Tour Rates

PRIVATE CAR SUPPLEMENT FOR CLASSIC ISRAEL TOUR PROGRAM

NUMBER OF PASSENGERSTOUR RATES
(2) TWO$2,888
(3) THREE$1,620
(4) FOUR$1,063
(5) FIVE$722
(6) SIX$541
(7) SEVEN$357
(8) EIGHT$233

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

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