Israel Classic Highlights Tour

Pack your bags and get ready to be whisked away on the exploration of your dreams through Israel. Following in the footsteps of history and learning through the guidance of local experts, you will explore both the famous highlights and hidden treasures of the country. The rich history, cultural traditions and pristine natural beauty, truly makes for a new adventure with every day. On this handcrafted journey catered to your requests, you will be rewarded with experiences you could have never imagined and memories you won't ever forget together!

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Tel Aviv Arrival

Tel Aviv Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: The Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! After clearing migrations, your guide will help you with your luggage and clearing customs. You will be picked up at the airport in Tel Aviv and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

Israel

Since the beginning of recorded history, Israel has been a fascinating geographic and cultural crossroad. Countless dreamers have fantasized about traveling here, a richly historic destination that is considered exotic, different, holy, controversial and exceptionally beautiful. Poets, artists and world leaders alike, have all climbed Mount Masada and walked the streets of Jerusalem, and each in their own way, have been changed by the experience. From rugged landscapes, inspiring attractions, sparkling palaces and raw natural beauty, a trip to Israel is simply captivating.

Day 2: Tel Aviv - Tiberias

Tel Aviv - Tiberias
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Journey to Tiberias
  • Accommodation: U Boutique Kinneret Hotel by the Sea of Galilee
  • Meals: B

Journey to Tiberias

After a hearty breakfast, you will make your way to Tiberias. Before reaching your destination, you will make a lot of wonderful stops along the way. Your day starts with a drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. Visit the ancient city excavations, the Roman Theatre, and the aqueduct. Next, head to Muhraka, place of confrontation between Elijah and the Baal prophets. Enjoy a spectacular view of Jezreel Valley and lower Galilee. Continue to Megiddo, known as the site of the Armageddon. There you will learn about the battlefield history as you look at the archeological excavations and the well-preserved water supply system. Afterward, continue to Acre, discover the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt! Walk through, the Old City, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the local market, and harbor. After the journey, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Tiberias. (This service is on a private basis.)

Tiberias

Tiberias is a beautiful holy city located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is home to many Christian pilgrimages as well as a booming economy, ever-growing city, and beaches, and history. You can find the most sacred of places and people while still experiencing the more modern and less religious aspects.

Day 3: Tiberias

Tiberias
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Capernaum & Banias
  • Accommodation: U Boutique Kinneret Hotel by the Sea of Galilee
  • Meals: B

Capernaum & Banias

After a lovely morning touring Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. You will have the opportunity to visit the Yigal Alon center, where the “Jesus Boat,” an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum and visit the remains of the 2nd-century synagogue. Next, stop by Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th-century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Lastly, take a short drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan Heights. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 4: Tiberias - Jerusalem

Tiberias - Jerusalem
Daily Summary
  • Tour: En-Route to Jerusalem
  • Accommodation: The American Colony
  • Meals: B

En-Route to Jerusalem

After checking out of your hotel, you will head to Jerusalem! Start the morning by driving to Cana to visit the Wedding Church. It is said that Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine in this location. Continue to Nazareth, where you will visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph's workshop, and Mary's well. Afterward, head to Yardenit, known as the baptismal site on the Jordan River. Next, visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheater in Beit Shean. You will continue driving along the Jordan Valley until you reach Jerusalem. (This service is on a private basis.)

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is totally unique – there is no other place like it. A city of tradition, religion, and history, but also, increasingly, of modern culture and heritage, it is a city with so much to offer that you could spend years here and still not see everything. Long an object of veneration and conflict, the holy city of Jerusalem has been governed, both as a provincial town and a national capital, by an extended series of dynasties and states. In the early 20th century the city, along with all of historic Palestine, became the focus of the competing national aspirations of Zionists and Palestinian Arabs.

Day 5: Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Old City Tour
  • Accommodation: The American Colony
  • Meals: B

Old City Tour

After breakfast, you will start your tour by driving to the Mt. of Olives for a beautiful scenic view over Jerusalem. Follow the Palm Sunday route down the mountain for a visit to the beautiful Garden of Gethsemane. According to tradition, this is the place where Jesus prayed the night before he was crucified. Next, walk to the Old City and stroll through the four quarters (Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Armenian). Take a glimpse of the most significant landmarks such as the Dome of Rock, Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. You will also have some free time to explore the colorful markets and get a feel for its 4,000 years of Dramatic history.

Day 6: Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Bethlehem New City Tour
  • Accommodation: The American Colony
  • Meals: B

Bethlehem New City Tour

Today, experience the modern city of Bethlehem! Your tour will take you to the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus. Next, drive to Shepherd's Fields in Beit Shaour, known as the place where angels first announced Jesus' birth. Afterward, return to Jerusalem (time permitting), you might be able to visit the western part of the city and places like Mahane Yehuda Market, Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Memorial), or the Israel Museum (where you can see the Dead Sea Scrolls). Feel free to discuss your likes and preferences with your guide. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 7: Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea, & Jericho
  • Accommodation: The American Colony
  • Meals: B

Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea, & Jericho

Jump into a new adventure today, descend to the lowest place on Earth by driving along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada! Explore the mountaintop stronghold built by Herod the Great. Learn about the Jewish people who chose death over becoming slaves to the Romans. Next, enjoy a nature walk to the waterfall located in the desert oasis of Ein Gedi. Get a chance to swim (float) in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. You will have a short stop at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, before continuing along the shores of the Dead Sea to Jericho. Jericho is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 8: Jerusalem Departure

Jerusalem Departure
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Meals: B

Although your adventure must come to an end today, you will be leaving with new friends, amazing experiences, and memories to cherish for the rest of your life. Once you have checked out of your hotel in Jerusalem, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the airport in good time to board your international departure flight.

We wish you safe and happy travels home! (This service is on a private basis.)

Accommodation

The Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

The Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

The Dan Panorama Hotel offers easy access to everywhere you want to be. Across the street is the Mediterranean sea and within minutes you find yourself on an inviting sandy beach with warm and clear waters. This is a fine tower-hotel with all the thinkable amenities - and then some - located right near the beach and the promenade. Browse the free high-speed internet in the lobby areas or make your way over to the outdoor swimming pool for a nice little outdoor adventure. Workout in the fitness club or head off to the beach for a bit of windsurfing, sailing, or just plain swimming and sunbathing. Immediately noticeable is the fine, architecturally unique lobby area with its fine artwork, high ceilings, great columns, and immaculate design. This effect follows throughout the hotel - from the restaurant area all the way up to the fine rooms. Best of all at the Dan Panorama is the views where you can take them in and order up a bottle of wine for a legitimate luxury vacation.

U Boutique Kinneret Hotel by the Sea of Galilee

U Boutique Kinneret Hotel by the Sea of Galilee

Imagine the infinite serenity of the Sea of Galilee. The tranquility…the magical sound of the waves. The newly opened U Boutique Kinneret Hotel in Tiberias from the Fattal Hotels Chain brings you a uniquely relaxing vacation, right on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy the Tiberias beach experience with your private beach with breathtaking views. Restore your energies with rejuvenating Spa Treatments. Escape within comfortable and spacious boutique rooms, providing you with all the calm you need at every moment. Allow yourself to be filled with a feeling of complete relaxation that’s waiting for you at every corner: Whether in the special spa or refreshing pool - shades of blue and turquoise blend beautifully in the spectacular view of the lake, to complete the experience of infinite calm. Let yourself unwind in one of the 60 large, interior designed rooms abutting the shore of the Sea of Galilee. If you want to calm the appetite, you are welcome to relax in our quality restaurant in front of the pastoral landscape and drift into a world of new flavors and tantalizing aromas. Book now an enchanting vacation on one of Tiberias’s most exclusive hotels on the Sea of Galilee. Experience a holiday with no limits at U Boutique Kinneret. It just relaxes you.

The American Colony

The American Colony

For over a hundred years, the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem has been a home away from home for discerning travelers who recognize quality. Immerse yourself in its unique and tranquil beauty, while delving into Jerusalem’s rich past. Add your name to a guest list that includes Lawrence of Arabia, Winston Churchill, Bob Dylan, Uma Thurman, Richard Gere, Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada, Tony Blair & Mikhail Gorbachev, to name a few. Enjoy your stay in one of Jerusalem's premier boutique hotels, with more than a hundred years of history.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 6,390 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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