Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Fridays
Tour Includes
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 6 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
12 Meals
  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Dinners in Haifa
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem
  • Traditional Friday Night Dinner-Israeli home in Jerusalem
Special Features
  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Dinner and special presentation in Haifa
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos at Rosh Hanikra
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a Golan Winery
  • Visit an Army Bunker in the Golan
  • Tour the spectacular FOZ Heritage Center
  • Night Tour of “illuminated” Jerusalem
  • Tour Herodian Mansions or Hasmonean Tunnel
  • Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • Shabbat Dinner with Home Hospitality in Jerusalem
  • WiFi enabled buses and Free WiFi at all hotels
  • Tips to all restaurant staff
  • Express Airport Check-in Service & Dan VIP Lounge at Ben Gurion Airport (upon return to the USA)

Friday: En Route

Depart the U.S.A. on your flight to Israel.

Saturday: Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive Ben Gurion Airport; meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel in trendy Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean beach. Balance of the afternoon and evening at leisure in the “city that never sleeps”.

Sunday: Tel Aviv/Haifa

Depart Tel Aviv. Drive to the extraordinary Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the late Prime Minister and the development of the State of Israel. Continue to ancient Caesarea; explore the Roman and Crusader ruins including the impressive 2,000-year-old theater (still in use!) and aqueduct.  Then, visit Caesarea Harbor: a fascinating, multi-media presentation brings ancient history to life! Arrive in Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent part of his youth; visit the Church and view Mary’s Well.  On to the sparkling port city of Haifa; check into your hotel atop Mt. Carmel. Evening: Enjoy Dinner and a special presentation on the multicultural traditions and religions in Israel (subject to minimum 10 tour participants). 

(B.D)

Monday: Haifa

View the golden-domed Baha’i Shrine and their breathtaking “hanging gardens,” – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive along the coast to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car to see the magnificent underwater grottoes. Continue through the picturesque seaside town of Nahariya to the timeless Crusader city of Acre; walk

Through the subterranean city and bazaars that recall the colorful middle Ages. Then, to Safed, one of Judaism’s holiest cities, where the Kabbalah was developed in the 16th.-century; visit the ancient synagogues and the charming Artists’ Quarter.

Return to your hotel for Dinner. The balance of the evening is at leisure to enjoy a stroll under the Carmel skies and the glow of this beautiful port city. (B.D)

Tuesday: Haifa/Jerusalem

We’ll depart Haifa driving first to Capernaum to see the fantastic ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 5th-century.  Ascend the strategic Golan Heights and learn about the 20th century battles that protected Israel’s future. On to Katzrin, capital of the Golan and to the Monument of the 7th Brigade. It is here, in the magnificent strip of the Golan that has become known for producing the finest wines in the world, that we will enjoy a tour of the wine making process as well as sample some of the Golan’s tastiest wines. Continue for a visit to a former Syrian army bunker at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv, settled by Americans and Israelis together; view of the fertile valleys below as you tour the kibbutz and enjoy lunch in the communal dining room.  Visit the remains of an 8th century Roman city at Bet Shean (daylight time permitting). Then drive south and rise through the mountains to “golden” Jerusalem celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the reunification of the city,  stopping first for a blessing and a toast to our arrival in the eternal city. Overnight in Israel’s capital. (B.L)

Wednesday: Jerusalem

Drive to Hadassah Medical Center to the see the sublime Chagall Windows. On to Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust, with its Children’s Pavilion and Avenue of the Righteous. Then, to Mount Herzl to pay respects to Israel’s founders and heroes. Pass the post-modern Supreme Court and the Knesset (Parliament) en route to the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Time to walk through the New Israel Museum and the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden; see the Scale Model of ancient Jerusalem. Evening: Night Tour of illuminated Jerusalem followed by a Restaurant Dinner and the “Night Spectacular” Sound & Light Show at the Citadel Museum (weather and schedule permitting). (B.D)

Thursday: Jerusalem

Enter the Old City from the Dung Gate; walk to the Western Wall, last remnant of the Second Temple. Witness joyous Bar Mitzvah ceremonies! View the Dome of the Rock. Drive to Mt. Zion to visit the traditional Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Proceed to the restored Jewish Quarter; walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a completely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago, or, walk through the extraordinary Hasmonean Tunnel (tunnel schedule permitting.) Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; walk through the exotic bazaars with their wondrous aromas. End today with a visit to the fabulous new Friends of Zion Heritage Center celebrating the Christian heroes who have contributed to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. These heroes come alive through, cutting edge, high tech imaging, audio-visual presentations, holograms and much more.  Or, an optional visit to Bethlehem may be arranged. A free night tonight. The shops are open late as it’s the start of the Israeli weekend. Enjoy the many eateries along the outdoor Mamilla Mall, Ben Yehuda Street, or the “Tachana”. (B)

Friday: Jerusalem

Descend through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, lowest point on Planet Earth. Ascend Masada by cable car and see this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod the Great’s palace, synagogue and bathhouse. Then, opportunity to enjoy an “unsinkable” swim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Drive via the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, on your return to Jerusalem. Evening: You will be deeply moved as you join Jerusalemites welcoming the Sabbath at the Western Wall.  Tonight, a unique and memorable evening as we join an Israeli family at their home to enjoy the traditional Friday dinner together.  (B.D)

Saturday: Jerusalem

Enjoy a full day at leisure for relaxation and on your own exploration.  For those still craving to see and do as much as possible, your tour manager will provide entrance tickets to the Museum of the History of Jerusalem in the Old City—definitely worth a visit. Overnight in Jerusalem.  (B)

Sunday: En Route

Transfer to the Airport for your international departure flight. Enjoy our Express Check-in Service and complimentary entrance to the exclusive Dan VIP Lounge.

LAND PRICES PER PERSON Prices in USD
Minuet Friday 8 Nights
HOTEL PLAN CORAL RUBY TURQUOISE SILVER TOPAZ SAPPHIRE OPAL EMERALD
Tel Aviv Crowne Plaza (C)         Sheraton (C) Carlton (P-E) ● Carlton (P-E) ● Hilton (DSV) Hilton (DSV) Dan (DCL) Dan (E)
Haifa (Dlx, Bayview) Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel (E)
Jerusalem Dan Panorama (D-E) Inbal (OC) Inbal (OC)       David Citadel ■ Orient (OE) Waldorf Astoria (D) King David ▲ King David (DOC)
Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
2018
May 11 3095 4330 3240 4625 3265 4690 3390 5005 3335 4830 3690 5540 3630 5410 4130 6375
May 18*, 25, Jun 1 3110 4345 3250 4660 3270 4695 3395 5010 3335 4830 3695 5550 3785 5725 4305 6730
Jun 8, 15, 22 3110 4345 3370 4895 3385 4930 3395 5010 3335 4830 3695 5550 3785 5725 4305 6730
Jun 29 3090 4305 3135 4430 3155 4465 3315 4845 3335 4830 3490 5140 3640 5440 4155 6430
Jul 6 3075 4275 3065 4290 3085 4325 3315 4845 3325 4810 3340 4840 3545 5240 4050 6220
Jul 20, Aug 3, 17 3075 4275 3250 4660 3270 4695 3315 4845 3360 4875 3375 4910 3585 5325 4090 6295
Aug 31 3075 4275 3050 4255 3065 4290 3315 4845 3315 4785 3330 4820 3545 5240 4050 6220
Sep 28*, Oct 5 3075 4275 3320 4795 3350 4860 3315 4845 3330 4820 3520 5195 3545 5240 4050 6220
Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 3110 4345 3250 4660 3270 4695 3315 4845 3330 4820 3520 5195 3780 5720 4300 6720
Nov 16 3050 4225 3135 4430 3155 4465 3260 4725 3225 4610 3500 5160 3490 5130 4010 6130
Dec 14 3015 4160 3210 4580 3245 4645 3220 4650 3305 4765 3465 5085 3525 5205 4050 6220
Dec 21 3195 4520 3405 4965 3435 5025 3480 5185 3480 5110 3610 5385 3745 5645 4270 6660
Dec 28 2955 4035 3080 4315 3110 4380 3220 4650 3200 4560 3305 4765 3450 5055 3975 6070
2019
Jan 18, Feb 15 2895 3915 3085 4325 3095 4350 3200 4610 3190 4535 3290 4745 3355 4860 3880 5875
Mar 8, 22, 29, Apr 5 3075 4275 3135 4430 3155 4465 3315 4845 3325 4810 3510 5185 3545 5240 4050 6220
Apr 26* 3165 4455 3280 4720 3345 4850 3390 5000 3410 4995 3735 5645 3585 5325 4090 6295
May 3* 3075 4275 3250 4660 3270 4695 3315 4845 3340 4840 3700 5560 3545 5240 4050 6220
May 10, 17, 24, 31 R A T E S    T O    B E    A D V I S E D
Tel Aviv: (C) Club Room/Exec. Lounge Access  (P-E) Premium Sea View/Exec. Lounge Access  (E) Exec.Room Sea View/Exec. Lounge Access (DSV) Deluxe Sea View Room  (DCL) Deluxe Room, City View/King David Crown Lounge Access   Jerusalem:  (D-E) Deluxe Renovated Room/Exec. Lounge Access   (OC) Superior Room, Old City View   (OE) Orient Room, Exec. Lounge Access  (D) Deluxe Room   (DOC) Deluxe Old City View Room                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UPGRADES IN JERUSALEM & TEL AVIV (PER ROOM, TOTAL STAY):
▲King David – Jerusalem: Upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City Room $260
■ David Citadel – Jerusalem: Upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Pool View/Old City View Room $300
● Carlton – Tel Aviv: Upgrade to Executive Sea View Room $116
* Revised touring due to holiday.                                         Please inquire for Special rates for child or adult as third in room.
Tour is guaranteed on a minimum of 4 passengers. Should the tour fall below 4 passengers, you’ll be offered the option of touring by Share-a-car at a supplement of $495 per person  (3 persons minimum)
For Hotel Descriptions and details on our MIX & MATCH hotel plans, see pages 8-10.  For Touring By Private Car, see page 42.
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For Hotel Descriptions and details on our MIX & MATCH hotel plans, click here.

For Touring By Private Car, click here.

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