Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Thursdays
Tour Includes
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 6 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour of Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
14 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 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
• WiFi enabled buses and Free WiFi at all hotels
• Tips to all restaurant staff
• Expedited Arrival and Departure Services at Ben Gurion Airport (international flights)

Thursday: En Route

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

Friday: Tel Aviv

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

Saturday: Tel Aviv

Morning walking tour through the city’s well known streets including Dizengoff Square ending at Ben Gurion House, former residence of the First Prime Minister. Early afternoon Optional visit to Machon Ayalon, the fascinating underground Ammunitions Factory (must be pre-booked; $120 per person including roundtrip transfers-minimum 2 persons required). 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 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.

LAND PRICES PER PERSON Prices in USD

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LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD) – OVERTURE – THURSDAY DEPARTURES

HOTEL PLAN CORAL RUBY TURQUOISE PEARL AMBER GOLD OPAL EMERALD
Tel Aviv Herods (EBL) Sheraton (DSV) Carlton (P-E) Carlton (P-E) Sheraton (DSV) David Kempinski (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 (DRPV) Inbal (DRPV)        Orient (OE) David Citadel ■ David Citadel ■ King David ▲ King David (DOC)
2022 Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
May 12   $4045   $5655   $4010 $5625 $4060 $5735 $4115 $5850 $4285 $6245 $4620 $6930 $5245 $8030 $5945 $9385
May 19 4080 5735 4050 5705 4150 5925 4210 6040 4410 6505 4745 7185 5375 8290 6105 9710
May 26, Jun 2* 4080 5735 4270 6150 4355 6330 4255 6130 4425 6540 4745 7185 5375 8290 6105 9710
Jun 9, 16, 23 4080 5735 4385 6380 4470 6565 4255 6130 4425 6540 4745 7185 5375 8290 6105 9710
Jun 30 3960 5485 4065 5745 4150 5925 4150 5925 4425 6540 4710 7115 4780 7090 5440 8375
Jul 14, 28, Aug 18, 25, Sep 1, 8, 15 3970 5505 4065 5745 4150 5925 4150 5925 4225 6125 4505 6700 4780 7090 5440 8375
Oct 20, 27 4080 5735 4270 6150 4355 6330 4255 6130 4425 6540 4710 7115 5375 8290 6105 9710
Nov 3 4080 5735 4270 6150 4355 6330 4255 6130 4170 6010 4450 6580 5375 8290 6105 9710
Nov 10 4080 5735 4270 6150 4355 6330 4255 6130 4170 6010 4450 6580 4480 6505 5135 7770
Nov 17 3970 5505 3980 5570 4065 5750 4255 6130 4170 6010 4450 6580 4480 6505 5135 7770
Dec 1 3720 5015 3880 5355 3990 5600 4075 5775 4070 5795 4265 6210 4335 6190 4990 7485
Dec 15 3850 5265 4125 5845 4235 6085 4275 6175 4370 6410 4565 4825 4875 7265 5575 8645
Dec 22 4040 5650 4285 6170 4395 6410 4410 6440 4440 6565 4640 6980 5230 7980 5965 9420
Dec 29 3720 5015 3880 5355 3990 5600 4075 5775 4070 5795 4410 6505 4335 6190 4990 7485
2023 Departure Dates
Jan 12, Feb 16 3720 5015 3880 5355 3915 5455 4005 5630 4070 5795 4265 6210 4250 6045 4910 7315
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 3970 5505 4065 5745 4150 5925 4255 6130 4225 6125 4460 6600 4780 7090 5440 8375
Apr 13* 4035 5640 4385 6380 4470 6565 4255 6130 4425 6540 4745 7185 5095 7715 5800 9095
Apr 20* 4080 5735 4385 6380 4470 6565 4255 6130 4425 6540 4745 7185 5305 8130 6040 9575
Apr 27, May 4 4080 5735 4270 6150 4355 6330 4255 6130 4425 6540 4745 7185 5375 8290 6105 9710
May 11, 18*, 25* RATES TO BE ADVISED
 

Tel Aviv:       (EBL) Exec. Sea View Room/Business Lounge Access   (DSV) Deluxe Sea View Room    (P-E) Premium Sea View Room/Exec. Lounge Access

                     (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   (DRPV) Deluxe Renovated Pool View Room   (OE) Orient Room/Exec. Lounge Access  (DOC) Deluxe Old City View Room

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     UPGRADES IN JERUSALEM (Per Room, Total Stay):

■ David Citadel: Upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Pool View/Partial Old City View Room $335

▲King David: On Opal Plan, upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City View Room (Floors 1-4) $280

* 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 34.

 

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