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 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

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Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Eilat, Petra

Tour Departs on: Wednesday
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)
Tel Aviv Carlton – Premium Sea View Room/Exec. Lounge Access
Haifa Dan Carmel – Deluxe Bay View Room
Jerusalem Inbal – Standard Old City View Room/Exec. Lounge Access
Eilat Dan Eilat – New Eilat Bay 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. Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this seaside city. 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)

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 includes Ben Gurion House, former home of Israel’s first Prime Minister; see his personal belongings and expansive library. Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this seaside city. 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

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

(Includes Round Trip Flights Tel Aviv/Eilat)

 

15 Days/13 Nights – WEDNESDAY Departures
3 nights Tel Aviv, 2 nights Haifa,  5 nights Jerusalem, 3 nights Eilat
2021 Departure Dates Twin Single
May 12*, 19, 26, Jun 2, 23 $5345 $7640
Jun 9^ 5270 7480
Jun 30, Jul 14 5255 7470
Jul 28, Aug 18 5480 7915
Sep 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3 5345 7640
Nov 10 5255 7470
Dec 1, 29 5205 7360
Dec 15 5660 8270
Dec 22 5565 8090
2022 Departure Dates
Jan 12, Feb 16 5130 7215
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5345 7640
Apr 27*, May 4 5380 7715
May 11, 18 PRICES TO BE ADVISED

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.

^ Sheraton Tel Aviv will be utilized for the June departures indicated.

Tour is guaranteed on minimum 4 passengers. Should the tour fall below 4 passengers, you’ll be offered the option of touring by Share-a-Car in Israel at a supplement of $495 per person (3 persons minimum).

Please refer to our Israel 2020-2021 Brochure for Package Details (p.36-39), 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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