Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Wednesdays
Tour Includes
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 7 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour of Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
15 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
  • Archeological “Dig” at Beit Guvrin National Park
    • 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)

Wednesday: En Route

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

Thursday: 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 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 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 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 Express Check-in Service.

LAND PRICES PER PERSON Prices in USD

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LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD) – RHAPSODY – WEDNESDAY 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 11   $4445   $6180   $4460 $6250 $4530 $6410 $4590 $6525 $4735 $6870 $5240 $7895 $5725 $8730 $6475 $10180
May 18 4485 6260 4500 6330 4655 6660 4710 6775 4860 7125 5360 8150 5905 9080 6690  10615
May 25, Jun 1* 4485 6260 4730 6790 4855 7065 4755 6860 4885 7180 5360 8150 5905 9080 6690  10615
Jun 8, 15, 22 4485 6260 4845 7020 4970 7295 4755 6860 4885 7180 5360 8150 5905 9080 6690  10615
Jun 29 4355 6005 4525 6385 4655 6660 4655 6660 4885 7180 5325 8075 5310 7875 6025   9275
Jul 13, 27, Aug 17, 24, 31, Sep 7, 14 4370 6035 4525 6385 4655 6660 4655 6660 4685 6765 5105 7625 5275 7795 5990   9205
Oct 19, 26 4485 6260 4730 6790 4855 7065 4755 6860 4885 7180 5305 8040 5905 9080 6690  10615
Nov 2 4485 6260 4730 6790 4855 7065 4755 6860 4630 6650 5050 7510 5905 9080 6690  10615
Nov 9 4485 6260 4730 6790 4855 7065 4755 6860 4630 6650 5050 7510 5005 7290 5720   8675
Nov 16 4370 6035 4440 6210 4565 6485 4755 6860 4630 6650 5050 7510 5005 7290 5720   8675
Nov 30 4115 5530 4325 5965 4490 6330 4580 6505 4515 6405 4810 7025 4830 6900 5545   8315
Dec 14 4245 5785 4570 6455 4735 6820 4780 6905 4815 7020 5105 7640 5365 7970 6125   9480
Dec 21 4435 6165 4735 6780 4895 7145 4910 7170 4890 7175 5180 7795 5725 8685 6515  10255
Dec 28 4115 5530 4325 5965 4490 6330 4580 6505 4515 6405 5030 7465 4830 6900 5545   8315
2023 Departure Dates
Jan 11, Feb 15 4115 5530 4325 5965 4380 6115 4470 6285 4515 6405 4810 7025 4705 6685 5420   8065
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 4370 6035 4525 6385 4655 6660 4755 6860 4685 6765 5035 7480 5275 7795 5990   9205
Apr 12* 4440 6170 4845 7020 4970 7295 4755 6860 4885 7180 5360 8150 5590 8420 6350   9925
Apr 19* 4485 6260 4845 7020 4970 7295 4755 6860 4885 7180 5360 8150 5800 8840 6590  10405
Apr 26, May 3 4485 6260 4730 6790 4855 7065 4755 6860 4885 7180 5360 8150 5905 9080 6690  10615
May 10, 17*, 24* 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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