Tour of the Month – An Affordable Small Group Tour

This Exclusive 11 day affordable Israel small group tour captures the highlights of Israel’s historical and natural wonders at exceptional rate.

Tour highlights:
  • Experience a boat ride in the Sea of Galilee.
  • Explore the extraordinary subterranean rooms complex in the Crusader city of Acre.
  • Tour Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus.
  • Visit a Druze Village and learn about the Druze people’s unique way of life.
  • Enjoy wine-tasting at the Golan Heights Winery, one of Israel’s leading wineries.
  • See a former Syrian bunker on the Golan Heights and learn about the region’s strategic importance.
  • Explore Safed, an ancient city that was home to the mystics of the Kabala, and visit the beautiful  artists’ colony.
  • Float effortlessly in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.
  • Wander through the ancient cobbled streets and narrow alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City.
  • Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s national memorial and museum of the Holocaust.
  • See the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world.

Enjoy the tour’s meticulous planning as you join one of our specially selected expert guides on what is sure to be a life-altering journey. Israel is on everyone’s bucket list. By joining this tour you can make the dream a reality.

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Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Druze Village, Haifa, Acre, Tiberias, Safed, Golan, Tzipori, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Thursdays
Tour Includes
  • Professional Tour Director
  • 6 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Choice of Hotel Plans
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Israeli Buffet Breakfast Daily
City Nights Plan A Plan B
Tel Aviv 2 Prima City (D) Herods (DSV)
Tiberias 2 Leonardo Club Leonardo Plaza (DSV)
Jerusalem 5 Prima Kings (D) Leonardo Plaza (D)

(D) Deluxe Room (DVS) Deluxe Sea View Room

Thursday: En Route

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

Friday: 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”.

Saturday: Tel Aviv

Full day at leisure, to enjoy the vibrancy of Tel-Aviv, with its beautiful beaches, cafes, museums and restaurants. Overnight in Tel-Aviv.

Sunday: Caesarea /Druze Village/Haifa/Acre/Tiberias

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans; explore the Roman and Crusader ruins including the impressive 2000 years-old theater and aqueduct. Visit Caesarea Harbor, a fascinating multi-media presentation brings ancient history to life. Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village that offers colorful market and delicious restaurants. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of Haifa bay and the Golden domed Baha’i Shrine and gardens. Drive to Acre the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site; walk through the subterranean city and bazaars. Arrive in Tiberias for overnight.

Monday: Galilee/Safed/Golan/Tiberias

Start the day with a short Boat-Ride on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and the octagonal church of St. Peter; Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the sermon on the mount, before traveling to Safed, one of the Judaism’s holiest cities, where the Kabbalah was developed in the 16th century. Visit the ancient synagogues and the charming Artists’ Quarter. 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. Visit a diamond making factory. Overnight in Tiberias.

Tuesday: Tzipori / Nazareth/Beit Shean/Jerusalem

Drive to Tzipori, one of Israel’s most impressive archaeological sites, in ancient times with its amazing water-supply system, a marketplace, bathhouses, synagogues, churches and a 4500-seat theatre. The star attraction is a mosaic portrait of a contemplative young woman nicknamed the Mona Lisa of the Galilee, one of several superb early-3rd-century mosaics discovered here in the 1980s. Continue to Nazareth, sacred town where Jesus spent part of his youth. Visit the church and view Mary’s Well. On to Beit Shean, and see the excavated remains of the magnificent Roman city destroyed by an air quake in the 8th century. Drive south and then rise through the mountains to the “golden” city of Jerusalem for overnight.

Wednesday: Jerusalem: the Old City

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives; visit the church of All Nations, King David’s tomb and the room of last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a completely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. Continue to the Western Wall and walk through the Hasmonean Tunnel (Depends on schedule permitting). Follow the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulcher; walk through the exotic bazaars with their wondrous aromas. End the day at the Tower of David Museum presenting the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city beginning with the first temple period. Overnight in Jerusalem

Thursday: Qumran/Masada/Dead Sea/Jerusalem

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. Continue to the Dead Sea; cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a “float” on the Dead Sea that many believe has its therapeutic effects. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday: Jerusalem New City/Optional Bethlehem

Drive to Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust. Pass the Supreme Court and the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) en route to the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Walk through the Israel museum and the Billy Rose garden; see the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Afternoon at leisure to stroll through the many open air pedestrian areas of Jerusalem or proceed to Bethlehem to visit the church of Nativity, birthplace of Jesus (optional and included for those who wish to join this visit). Back to Jerusalem for overnight. Evening: Optional visit on own to the Western Wall for the welcoming of the Jewish Sabbath.

Saturday: Jerusalem

Day at leisure to explore Jerusalem on your own.

Sunday: En Route

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight.

 Departure Dates: Plan A* Plan B
2019 Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single
May 23 1995 2970 2250 3400
Jun 20 1995 2970 2355 3600
Jul 11 1950 2875 2225 3360
Aug 29, Sep 12 1995 2970 2250 3400
Oct 24, Nov 7 1995 2970 2290 3480
Dec 12 1885 2765 2135 3195
2020 Departure Dates
Jan 16, Feb 13 1885 2765 2135 3195
Mar 19 1995 2970 2250 3400
Apr 16 1995 2970 2290 3480
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