Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Saturdays
Tour Includes
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 5 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
11 Meals
  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Dinners in Haifa
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem
  • Traditional Friday Night Dinner in Jerusalem
Special Features

• 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)

Saturday: En Route

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

Sunday: Haifa

Welcome to Israel! Arrive Ben Gurion Airport; Special meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel in the seaport city of Haifa. Evening: Enjoy Dinner and a special cultural presentation (subject to minimum 10 tour participants). (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, 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 Expedited Check-in Service.

LAND PRICES PER PERSON Prices in USD

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LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD) – PRELUDE – SATURDAY DEPARTURES

HOTEL PLAN CORAL RUBY PEARL AMBER OPAL EMERALD
Haifa (Dlx, Bayview) Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel (E)
Jerusalem Dan Panorama (D-E) Inbal (DRPV)    Orient (OE) David Citadel ■ King David ▲ King David (DOC)
2022 Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
May 14  $3675   $5095   $3550 $4880 $3605 $4995 $3825 $5500 $4720 $7130 $5325 $8305
May 21 3715 5170 3585 4960 3645 5075 3945 5755 4755 7210 5375 8410
May 28, Jun 4*, 11 3715 5170 3835 5460 3685 5165 3945 5755 4755 7210 5375 8410
Jun 18, 25 3715 5170 3905 5595 3685 5165 3945 5755 4755 7210 5375 8410
Jul 2 3600 4945 3585 4960 3585 4960 3945 5755 4230 6170 4775 7210
Jul 16, 30, Aug 20, 27, Sep 3, 10, 17 3600 4945 3555 4935 3585 4960 3745 5345 4230 6170 4775 7210
Oct 22, 29 3715 5170 3790 5365 3685 5165 3945 5755 4755 7210 5375 8410
Nov 5 3715 5170 3790 5365 3685 5165 3690 5225 4755 7210 5375 8410
Nov 12 3715 5170 3790 5365 3685 5165 3690 5225 3860 5425 4405 6475
Nov 19 3600 4945 3500 4785 3685 5165 3690 5225 3860 5425 4405 6475
Dec 3 3365 4475 3425 4635 3510 4810 3615 5075 3785 5270 4330 6320
Dec 17 3495 4725 3670 5120 3710 5210 3910 5690 4320 6345 4915 7485
Dec 24 3685 5110 3830 5445 3845 5475 3985 5840 4680 7060 5305 8260
Dec 31 3365 4475 3425 4635 3510 4810 3615 5075 3785 5270 4330 6320
2023 Departure Dates
Jan 14, Feb 18 3365 4475 3425 4635 3510 4810 3615 5075 3785 5270 4330 6320
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 3600 4945 3585 4960 3685 5165 3745 5345 4230 6170 4775 7210
Apr 15* 3670 5080 3905 5595 3685 5165 3945 5755 4545 6795 5135 7930
Apr 22* 3715 5170 3905 5595 3685 5165 3945 5755 4755 7210 5375 8410
Apr 29, May 6 3715 5170 3790 5365 3685 5165 3945 5755 4755 7210 5375 8410
May 13, 20*, 27* RATES TO BE ADVISED
 

Haifa:           (E) Executive Room, Bay View/Executive 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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For Hotel Descriptions and details on our MIX & MATCH hotel plans, click here.

For Touring By Private Car, click here.

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