Our Israel Plus Eilat and Petra tour package is perfect for travelers who want to combine a visit to Israel with an unforgettable day tour to the Hidden City of Petra in Jordan. Wind down your trip with a visit to Eilat – a beautiful resort city on the coast of the Red Sea, and the southmost place in Israel. Here you can just relax, get a tan and soak in the spectacular desert scenery before going back home.

 

Tour Highlights:
  • Experience an archaeological dig” at Beit Guvrin (15 Day Participants Only)
  • Dinner and special presentation in Haifa
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos atRosh Hanikra
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a Golan Winery
  • Visit an Army Bunker in the Golan
  • Night Tour of “illuminated” Jerusalem
  • Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • Shabbat Dinner with Home Hospitality in Jerusalem

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Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Eilat, Petra

Tour Departs on: Wednesdays
Tour Includes
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Roundtrip Flights Tel Aviv/Eilat
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Transfers as indicated
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
  • Lunch in Petra
  • Friday Night Dinner in Tel Aviv (15 & 14 Day Programs)
Special Features
  • Archeological “Dig” at Beit Guvrin (15 Day Participants Only)
  • 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
  • Night Tour of “illuminated” Jerusalem
  • Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • Shabbat Dinner with Home Hospitality in Jerusalem
  • Tips to all restaurant staff
  • Express Airport Check-in Service & Dan VIP Lounge at Ben Gurion Airport (upon return to the USA)

Hotels –

Plan A

Tel Aviv Herods – Executive Room/Business Lounge
Haifa Dan Carmel – Deluxe Bay View Room
Jerusalem Dan Panorama – Deluxe Renovated Room/Exec. Lounge
Eilat Dan Eilat – Eilat Renovated Sea View Room

Hotels –

Plan B

Tel Aviv Carlton – Premium Sea View Room/Exec. Lounge
Haifa Dan Carmel – Deluxe Bay View Room
Jerusalem David Citadel – Superior New City View Room
Eilat Dan Eilat – Eilat Renovated Sea View Room

Wednesday Departures

15 Days/13 Nights (First 4 days)

Wednesday: En Route

Depart on your flight to Israel.

Thursday: 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”.

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 includes Ben Gurion House, former home of Israel’s first Prime Minister; see his personal belongings and expansive library.

Thursday Departures

14 Days/12 Nights (First 3 days)

Thursday: En Route

Depart 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 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; $110 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)

Friday Departures

13 Days/11 Nights (First 2 days)

Friday: En Route

Depart 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”.

Balance of Itinerary Continued

(for 15, 14 and 13 Day Programs):

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 RestaurantDinner 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. Afterwards, bid a final farewell to your guide before commencing the independent extension to Eilat. (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: Eilat

Transfer is provided to the Airport for your flight to Eilat. Upon arrival, you will be met and transfered to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure to enjoy the facilities at your hotel on the Red Sea. (B)

Monday: Eilat/Petra*/Eilat

A most unforgettable day touring Petra. Morning transfer from your hotel in Eilat to the Arava border crossing. Assistance at the border is provided. Arrive in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and drive to the “hidden” city of Petra. Start the visit with a horse ride, or, if you prefer, an exhilarating walk from the main gate to the entrance of the Old City. Continue by foot to visit the rose-red city of Petra—city of the Edomites and later the Nabateans. Visit the Treasury carved out of a single piece of rock. The site was made famous in the movie “Indiana Jones”; see the Theatre Tombs, Hall of Justice, Palaces and Temples. After Lunch, depart Petra driving to the resort city of Aqaba for a short panoramic tour before returning to the Arava border crossing back to Eilat. Transfer to your hotel in Eilat for overnight. (B.L)

*Petra overday tour is operated by a local company on group basis (number of participants is not guaranteed to be 28 or under.)

Tuesday: Eilat

A full day at leisure to enjoy this wonderful resort city. Optional activities and excursions are available from your hotel or just relax and enjoy the cool, clear waters and underwater life of the Red Sea. (B)

Wednesday: En Route

Day at leisure in glorious Eilat. We have arranged for a late check out for you (by 6:00 P.M.). Late afternoon, transfer provided to Eilat airport for your flight to Tel Aviv departing early evening. Upon arrival in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, you will be met and assisted through our Express check in service for your late evening flight home. Complimentary entrance to the exclusive Dan VIP Lounge is included as you await your international flight’s departure. (B)

LAND PRICES PER PERSON Prices in USD
ISRAEL PLUS EILAT AND PETRA – LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD)

(Includes Round Trip Flights Tel Aviv/Eilat)

13 Days/11 Nights – FRIDAY Departures

1 night Tel Aviv, 2 nights Haifa, 5 nights Jerusalem, 3 nights Eilat

PLAN A PLAN B
2019 Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single
May 10 4360 6080 4650 6755
May 17 4465 6300 4675 6805
May 24 4335 6035 4635 6730
May 31^ 4400 6155 4750 6965
Jun 7*, 14, 21, 28 4335 6035 4635 6730
Jul 5, 19 4285 5930 4555 6595
Aug 2, 16 4495 6395 4775 6995
Aug 30, Sep 6, 13 4295 5950 4555 6595
Sep 20 4705 6775 4965 7420
Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 4395 6150 4570 6610
Dec 13 4255 5875 4705 6870
Dec 20 4590 6545 4935 7335
Dec 27 4210 5790 4505 6470
2020 Departure Dates
Jan 17, Feb 14 4110 5580 4430 6315
Mar 6, 20, 27■ 4295 5950 4555 6595
Apr 17*, 24*, May 1, 8 4320 5995 4555 6595
14 Days/12 Nights – THURSDAY Departures

2 nights Tel Aviv, 2 nights Haifa, 5 nights Jerusalem, 3 nights Eilat

PLAN A PLAN B
2019 Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single
May 9 4605 6440 4940 7210
May 16 4800 6840 4975 7285
May 23 4575 6385 4935 7205
May 30^ 4640 6505 5050 7440
Jun 6*, 13, 20, 27 4575 6385 4935 7205
Jul 4, 18 4510 6260 4855 7070
Aug 1, 15 4755 6745 5075 7515
Aug 29, Sep 5, 12 4535 6305 4855 7070
Sep 19 4945 7125 5270 7895
Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14 4660 6545 4870 7090
Dec 12 4480 6205 5005 7345
Dec 19 4815 6875 5235 7810
Dec 26 4440 6120 4810 6945
2020 Departure Dates
Jan 16, Feb 13 4335 5910 4710 6740
Mar 5, 19, 26 ■ 4535 6305 4855 7070
Apr 16*, 23*, 30, May 7 4580 6385 4855 7070
15 Days/13 Nights – WEDNESDAY Departures

3 nights Tel Aviv, 2 nights Haifa, 5 nights Jerusalem, 3 nights Eilat

PLAN A PLAN B
2019 Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single
May 8 4985 6945 5365 7815
May 15 5265 7530 5410 7910
May 22 5040 7070 5370 7830
May 29^, Jun 5* 5015 7000 5485 8065
Jun 12, 19 4950 6880 5290 7695
Jun 26, Jul 3, 17 4895 6785 5290 7695
Jul 31, Aug 14 5125 7195 5495 8135
Aug 28, Sep 4, 11 4905 6800 5290 7695
Sep 18 5320 7625 5705 8520
Oct 23, 30,  Nov 6, 13 5055 7085 5275 7695
Dec 11 4845 6680 5440 7970
Dec 18 5180 7350 5670 8435
Dec 25 4800 6595 5245 7570
2020 Departure Dates
Jan 15, Feb 12 4695 6385 5120 7320
Mar 4, 18, 25 ■ 4905 6800 5290 7695
Apr 15*, 22*, 29, May 6 4975 6925 5290 7695
For all tours above: Visa for Petra, border crossing/ assistance fees are not included and are to be paid locally – $133 per person at time of printing (Visa will be secured on your behalf by our representatives).
* Revised touring due to holidays. Please check details.
^ Revised Tour: Eilat Stay is 2 nights Monday- Wednesday. Depart Eilat Wednesday night.
■ Revised Tour (1 night less): Eilat stay is 2 nights Sunday- Tuesday. Depart Eilat Tuesday night.
Tour is guaranteed on minimum 4 passengers. Should the tour fall below 4 passengers, you’ll be offeredthe option of touring by Share-a-Car in Israel at a supplement of $495 per person (3 persons minimum).

 

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