1. Israel Prelude Escorted Group Tour (Limited to 28 People)

 

If you have limited time to spend in Israel, our 9-day Israel Prelude escorted group tour is perfect for you. You’ll visit all of Israel’s top sites without compromising on the quality of your experience. Start your journey in Tel Aviv, called the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times. Be introduced to northern Israel’s spectacular landscapes and religious significance. Explore Jerusalem with its rich history and staggering beauty, stroll through the ancient cobbled streets in the Old City, tour the holy sites and visit some of Jerusalem’s museums.

Tour highlights:
  • Enjoy a morning walking tour in Tel Aviv.
  • Tour Acre – a former crusader town that was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
  • Descend by cable car to see the underwater grottoes in Rosh HaNikra.
  • Explore Safed – one of Judaism’s holy cities, where the Kabbalah was developed in the 16th century.
  • Explore Capernaum near the Sea of Galilee and explore the ruins of an ancient synagogue dating back to the 5th-century.
  • Visit a former Syrian army bunker in the Golan Heights and learn about the strategic importance of the region.
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a Golan Heights winery.
  • Tour Beit Shean, the largest excavated Roman city in the Middle East.
  • Join a night tour of “illuminated” Jerusalem.
  • See the traditional Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper in Mt. Zion.
  • Visit the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple.
  • Walk through the extraordinary Hasmonean Tunnel that runs under the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Visit the Israel Museum, ranked among the leading art and archaeology museums worldwide.

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Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Thursdays
Tour Includes
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 5 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour of Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
11 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
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
  • Express Airport Check-in Service & Dan VIP Lounge at Ben Gurion Airport (upon return to the USA)

Thursday: En Route

Depart the U.S.A. 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). Or, take the optional full day tour of Masada and the Dead Sea ($136 per person based on locally scheduled bus tour). (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: 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
Prelude Thursday 7 Nights
HOTEL PLAN CORAL RUBY TURQUOISE AMBER PEARL SAPPHIRE OPAL EMERALD
Tel Aviv Renaissance (E) Sheraton (C) Carlton (P-E) Sheraton (C) Carlton (P-E) 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 (OC) Inbal (OC) David Citadel ■ Orient (OE) Waldorf Astoria (D) King David ▲ King David (DOC)
Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
2019
May 9 3140 4310 3180 4415 3245 4540 3240 4570 3280 4610 3480 5000 3405 4860 3805 5620
May 16, 23, 30, Jun 6* 3160 4355 3225 4495 3265 4580 3300 4685 3265 4580 3455 4945 3640 5305 4035 6085
Jun 13, 20 3160 4355 3255 4580 3300 4665 3250 4605 3265 4580 3455 4945 3640 5305 4035 6085
Jun 27 3160 4355 3255 4580 3300 4665 3250 4605 3215 4475 3295 4620 3640 5305 4035 6085
Jul 4, 18 3115 4255 3100 4250 3145 4335 3250 4605 3215 4475 3275 4585 3455 4940 3845 5705
Aug 1, 15 3115 4255 3190 4425 3230 4510 3250 4605 3215 4475 3310 4655 3475 4975 3865 5745
Aug 29, Sep 5 3115 4255 3100 4250 3145 4335 3250 4605 3215 4475 3370 4775 3455 4940 3845 5705
Sep 12, 19 3115 4255 3100 4250 3145 4335 3250 4605 3265 4580 3335 4705 3455 4940 3845 5705
Oct 24, 31, Nov 7 3160 4355 3225 4495 3265 4580 3250 4605 3265 4580 3350 4730 3625 5275 4015 6050
Nov 14 3160 4355 3190 4425 3230 4510 3215 4515 3215 4475 3310 4650 3505 5035 3895 5810
Dec 12 2955 3940 3110 4270 3185 4415 3145 4370 3170 4390 3205 4445 3225 4480 3615 5245
Dec 19 3110 4255 3275 4595 3345 4740 3300 4690 3345 4740 3350 4740 3585 5190 3975 5965
Dec 26 3060 4150 3030 4110 3100 4250 3195 4480 3230 4505 3285 4600 3585 5190 3975 5965
2020
Jan 16 2955 3940 3030 4110 3055 4155 3145 4370 3125 4295 3205 4445 3160 4345 3550 5115
Feb 13 2955 3940 3115 4285 3140 4330 3145 4370 3125 4295 3205 4445 3160 4345 3550 5115
Mar 5, 19, 26 3115 4255 3190 4425 3230 4510 3250 4605 3265 4580 3335 4705 3455 4940 3845 5705
Apr 16, 23*, 30, May 7 3140 4305 3225 4495 3265 4580 3250 4605 3265 4580 3475 4980 3455 4940 3845 5705
May 14, 21*, 28*, Jun 4 R A T E S   T O   B E   A D V I S E D
Tel Aviv:      (C) Club Room/Club. Lounge Access                     (P-E) Premium Sea View/Exec. Lounge Access                           (DSV) Deluxe Sea View Room                                                    
(DCL) Deluxe Room, City View/King David Crown Lounge Access         (E) Exec. Room Sea View/Exec. Lounge Access                                           Jerusalem: (D-E) Deluxe Room/Exec. Lounge Access (OC) Superior Room, Old City View     (OE) Orient Room, Exec. Lounge Access    (D) Deluxe Room  
(DOC) Deluxe Old City View Room UPGRADES IN JERUSALEM (Per Room, Total Stay):
▲King David – Jerusalem: Upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City Room $174
■ David Citadel – Jerusalem: Upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Pool View/Partial Old City View Room $174
* 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)
ITINERARY AND TOURING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR 2019/2020 PROGRAMS.
DISCLAIMER: Prices presented are based on currency exchange rates in effect November 2018. All suppliers of services reserve the right to increase rates due to currency fluctuations, which may necessitate a change to the prices of your services. While every attempt is made to provide for accuracy in the inclusions and pricing of the programs featured on our website, Isram Israel reserves the right to correct any misprints or price updates in its publications.
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Prelude Thursday 7 Nights
HOTEL PLAN CORAL RUBY TURQUOISE SILVER TOPAZ SAPPHIRE OPAL EMERALD
Tel Aviv Crowne Plaza (C)         Sheraton (C) 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 (OC) Inbal (OC)       David Citadel ■ Orient (OE) Waldorf Astoria (D) King David ▲ King David (DOC)
Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
2018
May 10 2935 4035 3045 4235 3095 4355 3170 4545 3155 4480 3365 4900 3235 4640 3610 5350
May 17*, 24, 31 2965 4075 3070 4305 3105 4370 3180 4560 3155 4480 3370 4910 3410 4990 3810 5755
Jun 7, 14, 21 2965 4075 3135 4440 3175 4510 3180 4560 3155 4480 3370 4910 3410 4990 3810 5755
Jun 28 2955 4060 3000 4165 3035 4230 3130 4460 3155 4480 3300 4770 3365 4895 3760 5650
Jul 5 2940 4030 2965 4095 3000 4165 3130 4460 3130 4430 3140 4450 3260 4690 3650 5435
Jul 19, Aug 2, 16 2940 4030 3070 4305 3105 4370 3130 4460 3200 4570 3210 4590 3345 4860 3725 5585
Aug 30 2940 4030 2945 4060 2980 4130 3130 4460 3155 4480 3165 4500 3260 4690 3650 5435
Sep 27*, Oct 4 2940 4030 3120 4405 3185 4535 3130 4460 3145 4455 3255 4680 3260 4690 3650 5435
Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8 2965 4075 3070 4305 3105 4370 3130 4460 3145 4455 3255 4680 3405 4975 3800 5735
Nov 15 2940 4030 3000 4165 3035 4230 3095 4390 3055 4280 3220 4610 3255 4685 3655 5440
Dec 13 2790 3730 2930 4030 2995 4160 3060 4315 3020 4210 3185 4540 3145 4460 3550 5235
Dec 20 2970 4090 3125 4415 3190 4540 3215 4635 3195 4555 3400 4970 3365 4900 3770 5675
Dec 27 2850 3850 2960 4090 3025 4215 3060 4315 3045 4255 3105 4380 3220 4610 3625 5380
2019
Jan 17, Feb 14 2790 3730 2930 4030 2955 4075 3020 4230 3020 4210 3080 4330 3095 4365 3500 5130
Mar 7, 21, 28, Apr 4 2940 4030 3000 4165 3035 4230 3130 4460 3130 4430 3245 4660 3260 4690 3650 5435
Apr 25* 3120 4390 3125 4420 3255 4680 3280 4770 3300 4810 3480 5175 3345 4860 3725 5585
May 2* 2940 4030 3070 4305 3105 4370 3130 4460 3165 4500 3380 4930 3260 4690 3650 5435
May 9, 16, 23, 30 R A T E S    T O    B E    A D V I S E D
Tel Aviv: (C) Club Room/Exec. Lounge Access (P-E) Premium Sea View/Exec. Lounge Access (DSV) Deluxe Sea View Room (DCL) Deluxe Room, City View/King David Crown Lounge Access (E) Exec.Room Sea View/Exec. Lounge Access  

Jerusalem:  (D-E) Deluxe Renovated Room/Exec. Lounge Access   (OC) Superior Room, Old City View   (OE) Orient Room, Exec. Lounge Access  (D) Deluxe Room   (DOC) Deluxe Old City View Room

UPGRADES IN JERUSALEM & TEL AVIV (PER ROOM, TOTAL STAY):

▲King David – Jerusalem: Upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City Room $156
■ David Citadel – Jerusalem: Upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Pool View/Old City View Room $180
● Carlton – Tel Aviv: Upgrade to Executive Sea View Room $116
* 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)
Click here to download a PDF version.

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

For Touring By Private Car, click here.

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)
2020 Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
May 14, 21, 28, Jun 4, 11   $3140   $4280   $3245 $4510 $3295 $4620 $3330 $4690 $3435 $4940 $3540 $5090 $3745 $5490 $4160 $6285
Jun 18 3140 4280 3245 4510 3245^ 4510^ 3280^ 4590^ 3385 4835 3540 5090 3745 5490 4160 6285
Jul 2, 16, 30 3095 4190 3190 4410 3245 4515 3280 4585 3340 4765 3345 4730 3530 5065 3925 5840
Aug 20, 27, Sep 3, 10 3105 4210 3190 4410 3245 4515 3280 4585 3385 4835 3420 4850 3495 4990 3880 5750
Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5 3140 4280 3245 4510 3295 4620 3330 4690 3360 4790 3445 4905 3745 5490 4160 6285
Nov 12 3140 4280 3190 4410 3245 4515 3280 4585 3285 4660 3405 4850 3340 4690 3735 5460
Dec 3 2940 3885 3105 4240 3190 4410 3225 4480 3205 4470 3290 4595 3250 4510 3640 5275
Dec 17, 24 3115 4235 3280 4590 3365 4755 3400 4825 3420 4940 3455 4950 3650 5310 4065 6095
Dec 31 2940 3885 3105 4240 3140 4310 3175 4380 3235 4550 3295 4625 3185 4375 3575 5145
2021 Departure Dates
Jan 14, Feb 11 2940 3885 3105 4240 3140 4310 3175 4380 3235 4550 3295 4625 3185 4375 3575 5145
Mar 4, 11, Apr 15, 22 3105 4210 3245 4510 3295 4620 3330 4690 3385 4835 3455 4920 3495 4990 3880 5750
Apr 29, May 6 3140 4280 3245 4510 3295 4620 3330 4690 3385 4835 3555 5125 3745 5490 4160 6285
May 13*, 20, 27 RATES 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):

■ David Citadel: Upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Pool View/Partial Old City View Room $174

● Inbal: Upgrade to Premium Old City View Room $495

▲King David: On Opal Plan, upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City View Room (Floors 1-4) $144

^ Jun 18, 2020 Departure – Turquoise & Pearl will utilize the Sheraton Tel Aviv.

* 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, click here.

For Touring By Private Car, click here.

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