Israel Culture & History Deep DIive

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: Dan Tel- Aviv Hotel

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.

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
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • 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, see the beautiful mosaics of Zippori, a city revealed during the time of Christ. Drive through Nazareth and Cana, the childhood home of Christ, where he performed the first miracle. 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: The Golan
  • Accommodation: U Boutique Kinneret Hotel by the Sea of Galilee
  • Meals: B

The Golan

After a hearty breakfast, you will drive up to Golan Heights for a visit you will never forget. The top of Mt.Bental has a stunning observation point of the Syrian border, the ghost town of Kuneitra, and the road to Damascus. Next, visit the Jordan River at Banias, the site of Caesarea Philippi, where the Apostle Peter made his great confession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God. Continue to Tel Dan, the ruins of the northernmost town of biblical Israel. When the tour is over, you will return to your hotel.

Day 4: Tiberias - Jerusalem

Tiberias  - Jerusalem
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Mt. of Olives & Jerusalem City Tour
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Accommodation: American Colony Hotel
  • Meals: B

Mt. of Olives & Jerusalem City Tour

Start your adventure by visiting Mt. of Olives and around the old city of Jerusalem. Walk back in time and visit the most important places that Jesus walked through. Mount of Olives was a mandatory transit point for Jesus during many iconic moments. Continue via the Palm Sunday route down the mountains to Gethsemane, a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Jesus brought His disciples here to pray the night before He was crucified. Enter
the Old City by foot and walk through the four quarters (Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Armenian) to view the significant landmarks, including the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Afterward, take your time to wander and stroll through the colorful markets as you trace 4000 years of history!

After you are done, you will be taken to your accommodations in Jerusalem for the night. (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: New City & Mahane Yehuda Market
  • Accommodation: American Colony Hotel
  • Meals: B

New City & Mahane Yehuda Market

The morning, visit Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, located on Mt. Herzl. Next, drive past The Knesset and the Israeli Supreme Court, on your way to the Israel Museum. Israel’s national museum is home to the Dead Sea Scrolls and a model of the Second Temple. Continue the day with an exciting tour of the Mahane Yehuda Marketplace (Shuk) were you can submerge yourself in all of the colors and unique flavors of Jerusalem. Experience a glimpse of the everyday life of an Israeli.

Day 6: Jerusalem

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

Masada, 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. The detailed excavations and dramatic settings will awaken wonder in you with its energy and symbolism. 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.

Day 7: 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!

Accommodation

Dan Tel- Aviv Hotel

Dan Tel- Aviv Hotel

The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel was the first luxury hotel to be built in Tel Aviv and continues to reflect the dynamic lifestyle of the city that never sleeps. Majestically located on the Mediterranean Sea’s splendid beach, the cosmopolitan Dan Tel Aviv Hotel has long been a favorite destination for visiting international VIPs, including Bill and Hilary Clinton, Paul McCartney, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, U2 and Lady Gaga. Long regarded as the Tel Aviv hotel of choice, the Dan Tel Aviv offers sea-facing or city view guestrooms and suites that embody the highest standards of luxury and service. The hotel is one of the best hotels in Tel Aviv and overlooks the city’s famous seafront promenade bustling with happy strollers. Heading to the north on the promenade, you will find the Tel Aviv Port - a bustling entertainment hub with dozens of restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries. The promenade to the south will bring you to the Old City of Jaffa filled with bobbing fishing boats in an ancient harbor, a romantic artists’ quarter, and a bargain-oriented flea market. Stop in at the gentrified Neve Tzedek neighborhood, the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the walls of Jaffa. Explore the outdoor Eastern Carmel Market, where vocal vendors sell seasonal fruit and vegetables. For night owls, the hotel in Tel Aviv is located near the city’s hottest nightclubs and bars.

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.

American Colony Hotel

American Colony Hotel

The American Colony Hotel, a landmark fairytale get-away in the heart of Jerusalem, has been providing its luxurious hospitality services for more than 120 years. Personified by classic Arabian arches, elaborate furnishings and opulent suites, this elegant boutique hotel prides itself in offering guests an enchanting ‘east-meets-west’ experience in a distinctively tranquil and romantic setting. With state-of-the-art amenities for business and leisure travelers and the bygone grandeur of royalty in the Pasha’s suite, the American Colony’s ambience and splendor enchants its guests with the ultimate blend of modern conveniences and old world charm.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 5,691 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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