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-Israeli home 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
  • Shabbat Dinner with Home Hospitality 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)

Wednesday: En Route

Depart the U.S.A. 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 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)

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 unique and memorable evening as we join an Israeli family at their home to 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 Express Check-in Service and complimentary entrance to the exclusive Dan VIP Lounge.

LAND PRICES PER PERSON Prices in USD
Rhapsody Wednesday 10 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 8 3990 5600 4055 5760 4150 5950 4165 6040 4185 6020 4520 6670 4550 6730 5145 7905
May 15, 22, 29, Jun 5* 4015 5645 4115 5880 4180 6005 4240 6195 4180 6005 4495 6615 4805 7215 5400 8410
Jun 12, 19 4015 5645 4175 6025 4240 6150 4160 6060 4180 6005 4495 6615 4805 7215 5400 8410
Jun 26 3995 5610 4175 6025 4240 6150 4160 6060 4095 5835 4225 6075 4690 6990 5285 8185
Jul 3, 17 3935 5490 3910 5475 3975 5600 4160 6060 4095 5835 4200 6020 4510 6625 5095 7805
Jul 31, Aug 14 3935 5490 4055 5765 4120 5890 4160 6060 4095 5835 4250 6125 4525 6660 5110 7840
Aug 28, Sep 4 3935 5490 3910 5475 3975 5600 4160 6060 4095 5835 4350 6325 4500 6610 5085 7785
Sep 11, 18 3935 5490 3910 5475 3975 5600 4160 6060 4180 6005 4355 6335 4500 6610 5085 7785
Oct 23, 30, Nov 6 4015 5645 4090 5835 4155 5960 4140 6000 4145 5935 4315 6255 4780 7165 5370 8355
Nov 13 4015 5645 4055 5765 4120 5890 4105 5910 4095 5835 4270 6165 4425 6455 5010 7635
Dec 11 3705 5030 4070 5790 4180 6005 4120 5955 4050 5750 4165 5950 4145 5900 4725 7070
Dec 18 3965 5550 4230 6115 4340 6330 4275 6270 4340 6330 4355 6340 4740 7080 5325 8270
Dec 25 3810 5235 3825 5305 3935 5515 4070 5845 4110 5865 4205 6035 4130 5925 4570 6795
2020
Jan 15 3705 5030 3825 5305 3860 5370 4020 5740 3980 5605 4115 5850 4040 5695 4630 6875
Feb 12 3705 5030 3970 5595 4005 5660 4020 5740 3980 5605 4115 5850 4040 5695 4630 6875
Mar 4, 18, 25 3935 5490 4055 5765 4120 5890 4160 6060 4180 6005 4300 6220 4500 6610 5085 7785
Apr 15, 22*, 29, May 6 3975 5560 4115 5880 4180 6005 4160 6060 4180 6005 4520 6670 4500 6610 5085 7785
May 13, 20*,27*, Jun 2 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 $290
■ David Citadel – Jerusalem: Upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Pool View/Partial Old City View Room $290
* 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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Rhapsody Wednesday 10 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 9 3695 5205 3875 5525 3950 5710 4075 6025 4045 5905 4400 6610 4280 6375 4865 7495
May 16*, 23, 30 3740 5260 3910 5630 3965 5735 4090 6045 4045 5905 4405 6625 4475 6765 5085 7945
Jun 6, 13, 20 3740 5260 4025 5860 4080 5965 4090 6045 4045 5905 4405 6625 4475 6765 5085 7945
Jun 27 3720 5215 3795 5400 3850 5500 4010 5880 4045 5905 4200 6210 4335 6480 4935 7645
Jul 4 3705 5190 3725 5260 3780 5360 4010 5880 4015 5835 4030 5870 4225 6265 4820 7415
Jul 18, Aug 1 3705 5190 3910 5630 3965 5735 4010 5880 4115 6040 4130 6075 4225 6265 4820 7415
Aug 15 3705 5190 3910 5630 3965 5735 4010 5880 4115 6040 4130 6075 4355 6520 4935 7645
Aug 29 3705 5190 3710 5225 3760 5325 4010 5880 4070 5950 4085 5985 4225 6265 4820 7415
Sep 26*, Oct 3 3705 5190 3950 5705 4045 5895 4010 5880 4030 5870 4220 6245 4225 6265 4820 7415
Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7 3740 5260 3910 5630 3965 5735 4010 5880 4030 5870 4220 6245 4465 6745 5070 7915
Nov 14 3680 5140 3795 5400 3850 5500 3950 5765 3890 5595 4165 6145 4170 6155 4780 7330
Dec 12 3605 4985 3840 5490 3940 5680 3915 5690 3970 5750 4130 6070 4210 6230 4820 7415
Dec 19 3785 5350 4035 5875 4130 6065 4170 6220 4145 6095 4280 6365 4430 6670 5040 7855
Dec 26 3545 4865 3710 5225 3805 5415 3915 5690 3890 5590 3990 5795 4135 6080 4750 7270
2019
Jan 16, Feb 13 3485 4745 3715 5235 3750 5300 3850 5565 3855 5520 3960 5725 3990 5790 4600 6970
Mar 6, 20, 27, Apr 3 3705 5190 3795 5400 3850 5500 4010 5880 4015 5835 4200 6210 4225 6265 4820 7415
Apr 24* 3970 5725 4000 5805 4190 6200 4235 6345 4260 6400 4585 7055 4355 6520 4935 7645
May 1* 3705 5190 3910 5630 3965 5735 4010 5880 4065 5940 4425 6660 4225 6265 4820 7415
May 8, 15, 22, 29 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 $260
■ David Citadel – Jerusalem: Upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Pool View/Old City View Room $300
● Carlton – Tel Aviv: Upgrade to Executive Sea 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)
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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 13   $4030   $5605   $4125 $5850 $4190 $5975 $4250 $6090 $4445 $6560 $4590 $6750 $4925 $7400 $5545 $8600
May 20*, 27*, Jun 3, 10 3995 5545 4155 5900 4235 6060 4290 6180 4465 6595 4635 6840 4980 7510 5615 8735
Jun 17 3995 5545 4155 5900 4155^ 5900^ 4215^ 6030^ 4380 6415 4635 6840 4980 7510 5615 8735
Jul 1, 15, 29 3915 5385 4065 5725 4145 5890 4205 6005 4310 6315 4325 6255 4625 6805 5215 7995
Aug 19, 26, Sep 2, 9* 3940 5425 4065 5725 4145 5890 4205 6005 4380 6415 4435 6440 4570 6695 5150 7860
Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4 3995 5545 4155 5900 4235 6060 4290 6180 4345 6345 4485 6545 4980 7510 5615 8735
Nov 11 3995 5545 4065 5725 4145 5890 4205 6005 4225 6135 4425 6455 4310 6175 4900 7365
Dec 2 3705 4965 3965 5530 4095 5780 4150 5895 4125 5910 4270 6110 4200 5960 4785 7135
Dec 16 3935 5430 4255 6110 4385 6360 4440 6475 4440 6560 4500 6570 4870 7290 5495 8505
Dec 23 3995 5550 4255 6110 4385 6360 4440 6475 4360 6420 4435 6470 4870 7290 5495 8505
Dec 30 3705 4965 3965 5530 4095 5780 4150 5895 4170 6030 4270 6145 4130 5825 4720 7005
2021 Departure Dates
Jan 13, Feb 10 3705 4965 3965 5530 4020 5635 4080 5750 4125 5910 4230 6025 4100 5755 4690 6940
Mar 3, 10 3940 5425 4155 5900 4235 6060 4290 6180 4310 6315 4425 6455 4570 6695 5150 7860
Apr 14, 21 3950 5450 4155 5900 4235 6060 4290 6180 4380 6415 4525 6625 4640 6835 5230 8010
Apr 28, May 5 3995 5545 4155 5900 4235 6060 4290 6180 4465 6595 4665 6900 4980 7510 5615 8735
May 12*, 19, 26 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 $290

● Inbal: Upgrade to Premium Old City View Room $825

▲King David: On Opal Plan, upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City View Room (Floors 1-4) $240

^ Jun 17, 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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