Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Mondays
Tour Includes
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 9 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour of Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
17 Meals
  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • Friday Dinner Get-together in Tel Aviv
  • 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 underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon
  • Visit the unique Palmach Museum
  • Archeological “Dig” at Beit Guvrin National Park
  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Visit the beautifully restored former Templar settlement—Sarona
  • 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)

Monday: En Route

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

Tuesday: 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”.

Wednesday: Tel Aviv

Begin the day with a visit to Ben Gurion House in Tel Aviv, which served as one of the residences of the First Prime Minister of Israel; see his personal belongings and expansive library. Continue to the Palmach Museum (subject to appointment confirmation), for a virtual tour of the history of the underground organization. We’ll then have a great discovery of Tel Aviv as we drive through the main streets of this city known as the “White City”. Tel Aviv has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its splendid Bauhaus Architecture and has the largest number of buildings in this unique style of any city in the world! Continue past the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, (Israeli Philharmonic), Habimah Theatre, the impressive Opera House and Yitzhak Rabin Square, dedicated to the late Prime Minister. We’ll visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel’s largest art museum and award winner for its unique structural design. Onward to charming and quaint Neve Tzedek (Tel Aviv’s “Soho”), the first neighborhood constructed outside Old Jaffa; the old buildings are amazing! Just down the road is the newly developed open-air pedestrian mall—the “Tachana” converted from an old railroad station. You’ll have some time to stroll through the shops here and perhaps enjoy coffee or an ice cream in one of the many cafes before we head back to your hotel (those wishing to spend some more time here can taxi back to the hotel, just minutes away). (B)

Thursday: Tel Aviv

Begin the day with a visit to Weizmann House, the recently restored unique and grand home of Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel and founder of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The house is presented in a living way, as if its residents are still living on the premises. Continue to the pre-state underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon (restored by JNF) to learn about the activities of the Hagannah. Then, on to the military junction at Latrun, once the border with Jordan; visit the Tank Division Memorial. Continue to Sarona, a former Templar settlement restored to perfection with beautifully landscaped gardens and upscale restaurants. You may wish to return in the evening when Sarona looks and feels magical. On to your hotel in Tel Aviv. (B)

Friday: Tel Aviv

Today, a great adventure! Spend the morning digging and excavating at the Tel Maresha Dig at Beit Guvrin National Park (weather permitting). Continue to the 4,000-year-old port city of Jaffa. Explore the magnificently reconstructed Artists’ Quarter with its galleries and boutiques. Afterwards, on to Tel Aviv’s bustling Carmel Market and lively Nachlat Benjamin Street with its delightful craft stalls. Adjacent is Sheinkin Street one of the most popular streets in Tel Aviv, for the trendiest boutiques or just some coffee and people watching — definitely the place to be on Friday afternoon! Tonight, Get Together Dinner. (B.D)

Saturday: Tel Aviv

Morning walking tour through the city’s well known streets including Dizengoff Square. Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this Mediterranean paradise. Tel Aviv’s museums and restaurants are world-class. Don’t miss Tel Aviv’s hip port neighborhood, with its yachts, eateries and café-filled boardwalk. (B)

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 cultural presentation (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 a late lunch in the communal dining room. Then drive south and rise through the mountains to “golden” Jerusalem, 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

Drive to Mt. Zion to visit the traditional Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City to the restored Jewish Quarter; walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Walk to the Western Wall, last remnant of the Second Temple. View the Dome of the Rock. Proceed through the extraordinary Hasmonean Tunnel (tunnel schedule permitting) or tour the Herodian Mansions, a completely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; stroll through the exotic bazaars with their wondrous aromas. End today with a visit to the fabulous Friends of Zion Heritage Center celebrating the Christian heroes who have contributed to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The cutting edge technology is amazing. 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. We’ll stop at the Western Wall, beautifully illuminated on this Sabbath eve before arriving to the hotel (time permitting). 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
LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD)
HOTEL PLAN CORAL RUBY TURQUOISE PEARL SILVER SAPPHIRE OPAL EMERALD
Tel Aviv Herods (EBL) Sheraton (D-E) 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 (SOC-E) ● Inbal (SOC-E)       Orient (OE) David Citadel ■ Waldorf Astoria (D) King David ▲ King David (DOC)
2021 Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
May 10*, 17, 24, 31 $4820 $6605 $5065 $7150 $5200 $7420 $5255 $7535 $5440 $7970 $5640 $8275 $5940 $8870 $6670 $10285
Jun 7 4820 6605 5080 7150 5080^ 7150^ 5140^ 7265^ 5440 7970 5610 8220 5940 8870 6670 10285
Jun 21 4760 6500 5080 7150 5200 7420 5205 7430 5350 7790 5465 7925 5940 8870 6670 10285
Jun 28, Jul 12, 26 4705 6385 4995 6975 5115 7245 5170 7360 5240 7620 5250 7560 5495 7980 6165 9325
Aug 16, 23 4760 6490 4995 6975 5115 7245 5170 7360 5350 7790 5400 7800 5495 7980 6165 9325
Oct 4 4760 6490 5080 7150 5200 7420 5255 7535 5295 7675 5440 7875 5585 8165 6275 9545
Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1 4820 6605 5080 7150 5200 7420 5255 7535 5295 7675 5440 7875 5940 8870 6670 10285
Nov 8 4820 6605 4995 6975 5115 7245 5190 7395 5150 7445 5350 7760 5270 7540 5960 8915
Nov 29 4505 5985 4865 6715 5060 7135 5115 7255 5025 7135 5170 7340 5125 7245 5800 8595
Dec 13 4680 6335 5095 7180 5290 7600 5350 7715 5340 7785 5400 7795 5660 8310 6370 9690
Dec 20 4795 6570 5155 7295 5350 7715 5405 7830 5335 7815 5400 7850 5795 8580 6510 9965
Dec 27 4505 5985 4865 6715 5060 7135 5115 7255 5100 7335 5200 7455 5090 7175 5770 8530
2022 Departure Dates
Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 4760 6490 5080 7150 5200 7420 5255 7535 5240 7620 5350 7760 5495 7980 6165 9325
Apr 25* 4875 6720 5095 7180 5215 7450 5275 7565 5370 7825 5655 8310 5945 8885 6675 10300
May 2* 4875 6720 5095 7180 5215 7450 5275 7565 5455 8000 5655 8310 6090 9180 6825 10600
May 9, 16, 23 PRICES TO BE ADVISED
 Tel Aviv:       (EBL) Exec. Sea View Room/Business Lounge Access   (D-E) Deluxe Sea View room/Club Lounge Access   (P-E) Premium Sea View Room/Exec. Lounge Access  (DSV) Deluxe Sea View Room   (DCL) Deluxe Room, City Side/King David Crown Lounge Access    (E) Executive Sea View Room/Exec. Lounge Access 

Jerusalem:   (D-E) Deluxe Room/Exec. Lounge Access   (SOC-E) Standard Old City View Room/Exec. Lounge Access   (OE) Orient Room/Exec. Lounge Access   (D) Deluxe Room  (DOC) Deluxe Old City View Room

UPGRADES IN JERUSALEM (Per Room, Total Stay):

● Inbal: Upgrade to Premium Old City View Room $825

■ David Citadel: Upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Pool View/Partial Old City View Room $290

▲King David: On Opal Plan, upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City View Room (Floors 1-4) $240

^ Jun 7, 2021 Departure – Turquoise & Pearl will utilize the Sheraton in Tel Aviv.

* Revised touring due to holiday.   Please inquire for Special rates for child or adult as third in room.

Tour guaranteed on minimum 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).

Please refer to our Israel 2020-2021 Brochure for Package Details (p.28-30), Hotel Descriptions (p.8-10) & Touring by Private Car (p.40)

For Hotel Descriptions and details on our MIX & MATCH hotel plans, click here.

For Touring By Private Car, click here.

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