Israel: Ultimate Jewish Heritage Tour

The Ultimate Jewish Heritage Israel 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, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Safed, Golan Heights, Banias Spring, Galilee, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea
  • Notes

    Land Only ,Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $924
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

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Highlights of the Ultimate Jewish Heritage 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 second of Israel’s beautiful natural ambiance. 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. 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?

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Tours/Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Jeep ride in the Golan Heights
  • English speaking guide
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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 Shop 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 memorial museum also considered as 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 Ayalon Institute, once a secret underground ammunition factory established by the "Haganah", the Jewish 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; Also known as the "White City", Tel-Aviv was declared by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site for its Bauhaus style buildings.
Stop at Rabin's Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the Artist's Quarter.
Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian mall of the city where you can enjoy live street music, arts, crafts and handmade jewelry. Next, stop at Sheinkin.

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 north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; see the excavations of theCrusaders' 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

6

Monday, December 11

Galilee/Golan

Drive to Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel, center of the Kabbala 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 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.
Meet with a Kibbutz member

Overnight:Kibbutz Lavi (B, D).

Day

7

Tuesday, December 12

Galilee/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

8

Wednesday, December 13

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 Sephardic 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

9

Thursday, December 14

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 Holy land
model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).

Day

10

Friday, December 15

Qumran / Dead Sea / Massada

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit Qumran, 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

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; Stop at Timna, a large geological and archaeological park; Marvel at the multi colored rock formations and copper mines; View the outstanding Solomon's pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea; Visit the Underwater Observatory marine park, built into a coral reef and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat.

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 ride 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 Airforce Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.

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.
Day 1 - Tuesday
En Route

El-AL-Airplane

En Route for your tour to Israel

Depart from the USA for your Jewish Heritage Israel Tour.

Day 2 - Wednesday
Tel Aviv
jaffa beach

Jaffa Beach

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 - Thursday
Tel Aviv
Independence Hall

Independence Hall

 

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 memorial museum also considered as 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 some of the caves and archaeological remains.

Proceed to Ayalon Institute, once a secret underground ammunition factory established by the “Haganah”, the Jewish underground movement before May 1948.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 4 - Friday
Tel Aviv
Jaffa Sunset, Tours to Israel

Jaffa Sunset

Visit the Diaspora museum; Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel; Also known as the “White City”, Tel-Aviv was declared by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site for its Bauhaus style buildings. Stop at Rabin’s Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the Artist’s Quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian mall of the city where you can enjoy live street music, arts, crafts and handmade jewelery. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street specially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 5 - Saturday
Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Tours to Israel

Tel Aviv

Enjoy a free day in Tel Aviv.

Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 6 - 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; walk along the old harbor and local market; Continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra, descend by cable into the limestone Grottoes.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 7 - Monday
Galilee | Golan
Golan Heights

Golan Heights

Drive to Safed, center of Kaballa 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 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 in 1920.

Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi

Day 8 - Tuesday
Galilee | Jerusalem
Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave. Then proceed to Beit Shean, also called “Scythopolis”, the biggest archeological 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 Holyland 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

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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.

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 the 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 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 11 - 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 Massada, 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. Return to Jerusalem.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 12 - Saturday
Jerusalem
Machane Yehuda

Machane Yehuda

Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem.

Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 13 - 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 14 - 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, drive straight away 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 15 - 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 16 - 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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