Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Tuesdays
Tour Includes
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 8 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour of Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
16 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
  • Visit the underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon
  • Archeological “Dig” at Beit Guvrin National Park
  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Visit the beautifully restored former Templar settlement—Sarona
  • 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)

Tuesday: En Route

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

Wednesday: 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”.

Thursday: Tel Aviv

Begin the day with a visit to Weizmann House, the recently restored unique and grand home of Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel and founder of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The house is presented in a living way, as if its residents are still living on the premises. Continue to the pre-state underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon (restored by JNF) to learn about the activities of the Hagannah. Then, on to the military junction at Latrun, once the border with Jordan; visit the Tank Division Memorial. Continue to Sarona, a former Templar settlement restored to perfection with beautifully landscaped gardens and upscale restaurants. You may wish to return in the evening when Sarona looks and feels magical. On to your hotel in Tel Aviv. (B)

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. 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
LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD)
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)
2021 Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
May 11*, 18, 25, Jun 1 $4410 $6075 $4610 $6530 $4720 $6740 $4775 $6860 $4955 $7285 $5155 $7590 $5465 $8195 $6145 $9510
Jun 8 4410 6075 4625 6530 4625^ 6530^ 4680^ 6645^ 4955 7285 5125 7535 5465 8195 6145 9510
Jun 22 4365 5995 4625 6530 4720 6740 4725 6755 4870 7105 4980 7240 5465 8195 6145 9510
Jun 29, Jul 13, 27 4305 5875 4535 6355 4630 6570 4690 6685 4775 6970 4790 6910 5035 7340 5660 8595
Aug 17, 24 4350 5960 4535 6355 4630 6570 4690 6685 4870 7105 4915 7115 5035 7340 5660 8595
Sep 28 4350 5960 4610 6495 4720 6740 4775 6860 4820 7015 4965 7215 4950 7175 5585 8445
Oct 5 4350 5960 4625 6530 4720 6740 4775 6860 4820 7015 4965 7215 5105 7490 5750 8770
Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 4410 6075 4625 6530 4720 6740 4775 6860 4820 7015 4965 7215 5465 8195 6145 9510
Nov 9 4410 6075 4535 6355 4630 6570 4705 6720 4690 6790 4890 7110 4795 6860 5435 8145
Nov 30 4105 5480 4425 6125 4580 6460 4635 6575 4580 6525 4725 6730 4665 6605 5295 7870
Dec 14 4280 5830 4655 6590 4810 6925 4870 7040 4895 7175 4950 7185 5200 7670 5865 8965
Dec 21 4400 6060 4710 6705 4870 7040 4925 7155 4890 7205 4955 7235 5335 7935 6005 9235
Dec 28 4105 5480 4425 6125 4580 6460 4635 6575 4635 6685 4735 6805 4630 6535 5265 7805
2022 Departure Dates
Jan 11, Feb 15 4105 5480 4425 6125 4480 6265 4540 6380 4580 6525 4680 6645 4530 6335 5165 7605
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4350 5960 4625 6530 4720 6740 4775 6860 4775 6970 4890 7110 5035 7340 5660 8595
Apr 26* 4465 6190 4640 6560 4735 6775 4795 6890 4885 7140 5170 7625 5485 8245 6170 9570
May 3* 4465 6190 4640 6560 4735 6775 4795 6890 4970 7315 5170 7625 5600 8480 6290 9815
May 10, 17, 24 PRICES 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):

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

■ David Citadel: Upgrade from Superior Room to Deluxe Pool View/Partial Old City View Room $290

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

^ Jun 8, 2021 Departure – Turquoise & Pearl will utilize the Sheraton in Tel Aviv.

* Revised touring due to holiday.  Please inquire for Special rates for child or adult as third in room.

Tour guaranteed on minimum 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).

Please refer to our Israel 2020-2021 Brochure for Package Details (p.26-27), 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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