Price range
From $3100 per person
Upcoming Date
07-15 November 2021
Tour Time
9 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)
07 - 15 Nov 2021
$3100
Open
19 - 24 Jan 2022
$
Sold Out
13 - 18 May 2022
$2400
Open
14 - 20 Nov 2022
$
Open
A fully-accessible trip that includes the classic Christian and Jewish sites as well as a glimpse into modern Israel.

Itinerary

1 - Sunday (November 7) : Welcome to Israel

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Take the day to recover from your flight. You will be required to stay in your hotel room until you have received your PCR test results which is an average of 12 hours.

Activities:

  • VIP Arrival at Ben Gurion airport - Your VIP agent will be waiting to greet you at the sleeve of the plane. After assisting with arrival procedures, Covid Testing, and collecting your baggage you will be taken to meet your driver.

  • Option for us to have lunch or dinner delivered to your room or order through the hotel

  • Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama

Overnight: Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama

2 - Monday (November 8) : Tel Aviv-Old-New City

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Meet your guide and fellow travelers and start out on your special journey.

  • Independence Trail - Spend the morning getting to know the history of Tel Aviv through the Independence Trail which follows Tel Aviv’s heritage sites beginning at the intersection of tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard and Herzl Street, home to Tel Aviv’s first kiosk and ends across the street at Independence Hall, where on May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion read aloud the Declaration of Independence as Israel was declared an independent Jewish state. Become familiar with Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architecture and Zionist history.

  • Have a quick lunch of some of Israel Street Food- pita required!

  • Caesarea National Park - Drive to the coastal Caesarea which reveals the wonders of the past that were built by one of the greatest builders of the ancient world, Herod. Caesarea’s antiquities park houses unique building from various periods, bearing silent witness to the upheavals that have visited Caesarea and the region over the past 2,300 years.

  • Scenic Overlook - Proceed north and stop for a panoramic lookout over the Kinneret, the Galilee and the Golan Heights.

  • Check into hotel

  • Dinner at the Hotel

  • Galilee: Nof Ginosar Hotel

Overnight: Galilee: Nof Ginosar Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

3 - Tuesday (November 9) : Physical and Spiritual Heights

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Visit several important Christian sites according to time frame:

  • Capernaum - Located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum was a fishing village in the days of Jesus. This is where Jesus called his first disciples, the brothers Peter and Andrew.

  • Tabgha - Church of the Multiplication - The northwest corner of the Sea of Galilee was where Jesus operated during a significant time period of 3 years, referred to as the Ministry of Christ. Most of Jesus' miracles and teachings took place in this small area.
    Tabgha is one of the special and peaceful Christian sites around the lake - the traditional site of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish. Some maintain that this is also the place where Jesus walked on water (Matthew 14:22-34).

  • Mount of Beatitudes - Mount of Beatitudes is a hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. A Catholic Church was built 1930's by the well-known "Architect of the Holy Land" Antonio Barluzzi, using the local dark basalt stone. Its octagonal walls commemorate the Eight Beatitudes, each graced with the first words of one of the eight verses of the Sermon on the Mount. The church is surrounded by a marvelous garden, that allows the visitors a quiet place to contemplate and pray.

  • Golan Heights - Drive to Mount Bental for a geopolitical discussion overlooking the Israeli-Syrian border. The Golan Heights are a geological and biogeographical region and is a plateau formed by a volcanic action.

  • Lunch and Wine Tasting - Assaf Winery is a wonderful example of a family-owned fine winery built in the spirit of elevating the wine culture of Israel through unique Israeli wines.

  • Hula Valley - Take a ride on a golf cart or a Safari wagon through the Hula Valley, an important resting place for migrating birds and many species of rare fish and plants creating a wonderland of flora and fauna. Allows you an extra-close observation of birds and other animals in their natural habitat at Agamon Hula.

  • Dinner on own in Tiberias

  • Galilee: Nof Ginosar Hotel

Overnight: Galilee: Nof Ginosar Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

4 - Wednesday (November 10) : Land of Milk and Honey and History

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Activities:

  • Breakfast and check out from the hotel

  • Start the day in Nazareth - Israel’s biggest Arab city, Nazareth is a fascinating place, set in the Lower Galilee. It combines traditional, simple Arabic charm, Christian history, and grand old Arabic architecture. Nazareth is home to many important early Christian sites, including the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well, and the Synagogue Church, as well as an authentic, living Arab souk (market).

  • Continue to Beit Alpha - The intact mosaic floor of the Beit Alpha Synagogue presents the riddle of determining the meaning of the pagan zodiac in a Jewish place of worship. The entire prayer hall is paved in mosaic-squares in geometric patterns; undecorated white mosaic and the Zodiac which appears in the central pane

  • Drive to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu where your first stop will be for lunch at a cafe on the Kibbutz.

  • Bio Bee - Bio Bee Sde Eliyahu is the pioneer of organic farming in Israel. While visiting the fields we not only learn about the benefits of organic farming but also about biological pest control. The Kibbutz established the first biological pest control company in Israel and is a world leader in the field of biological pest control and bumblebees for pollination.

  • Drive through the Jordan Valley on the way to Jerusalem

  • Approach Jerusalem - When you enter Jerusalem stop for a panoramic lookout over the old & new city of Jerusalem. Make a toast and say together the "Shehecheyanu" blessing – appreciating the moment and the opportunity to be in Jerusalem.

  • Check in and Dinner at the hotel

  • Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel

Overnight: Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

5 - Thursday (November 11) : Jerusalem - Holy to all

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Begin your day at the Jaffa Gate - Enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate. Walk through the Christian quarter and see some of the important sites in Christianity.

  • Tour Jerusalem’s Old City - Meet people and places of the Old City. In the Jewish Quarter uncover the layers of Jewish history from the time of the First Temple until the present day. In the Christian Quarter visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Throughout the tour explore the complexity of a city that is holy to these three major religions.

  • You'll have some tastings in the Muslim Quarter and if you're still hungry you'll have time for lunch on your own

  • Davidson Center - Visit the fascinating Southern Wall Archaeological Park that surrounds the lower part of the Temple Mount from West and South.

  • Return to the hotel to rest

  • Dinner at the Shalva Cafe - Shalva is a Jerusalem based organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. The café’s profits go back to the center and graduates of Shalva work at the café.

  • Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel

Overnight: Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner, Tasting Tour

6 - Friday (November 12) : Memory and Memorial

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Morning tour in Machane Yehuda Market - In the heart of Jerusalem, a bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life, art, and flavor, a tasting tour through Mahane Yehuda market is an adventure for your taste buds. Enjoy the hustle and bustle with all the rich fragrances, colors, and sounds this iconic Jerusalem market offers.

  • Yad Vashem - Visit the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. Tour this memorial to the darkest moment in world and Jewish history, its children’s memorial, and exquisite gardens. Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance. You'll be guided by a member of the Yad Vashem staff.

  • Time to get ready for Shabbat dinner

  • Shabbat Dinner at the hotel

  • Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel

Overnight: Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner, Tastings

7 - Saturday (November 13) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Drive to the Dead Sea region, the lowest place on earth

  • Masada - Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is built as a palace complex, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). Became a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the site.

  • Dead Sea - Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Have time to enjoy and relax on the beach and pool area at one of the hotels on the shore of the sea. Attempt flotation in a sea that is 33% salt and keeps you buoyant. Lunch at the hotel included.

  • Return to Jerusalem.

  • Dinner on your own

  • Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel

Overnight: Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

8 - Sunday (November 14) : Day on your own

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Let us know if you would like to hire a guide and transportation on this day.

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Final dinner with group - Talk about your trip, eat delicious food, and start thinking about what you will tell your friends and family about your trip!

  • Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel

Overnight: Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast

9 - Monday (November 15) : L'hitraot- See you Soon!

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Activities:

  • Transfer to the airport

Overnight: Transfer to the airport
Meal Plan: breakfast

FAQ

What's the weather like in Israel?

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It is always best to check the weather forecast beforehand as the weather during Spring and Fall seasons can be unexpectedly warm or cold.

Spring (late March – May): Daytime temperatures are generally very pleasant - around 65-70°F, though it can still be hot in some areas (such as the Dead Sea and Eilat). There is a slight chance of rain, but it doesn't happen often. It can be cooler in the evenings in the North and Jerusalem - approximately 45°F.

Summer (late May - late September): Temperatures are usually in the high 80s-90s. At this time of year, humidity will be highest in Tel Aviv and Tiberias. Other areas such as Jerusalem are drier and cooler, particularly at night. The desert, Masada and Eilat are extremely hot, but dry. It will almost never rain in the summer in Israel!

Fall (late September – November): Same as Spring, but the rain can begin towards the end of the season.

Winter (December - early March): Winter can be mild and sunny, or severe and overcast. There's often heavy rain and, in January and February, even snow at times! Temperatures will be in the 50s-60s most places, but in the 40s in Jerusalem and the Galilee hills, and cold at night. Pack layers and be prepared for anything!

Weekly weather forecast

Will I need an adapter for my electronics in Israel?

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The electric current in Israel is 220 volts, C, single phase, 50 Hertz - the same as in Europe. If your appliance does not work on 220 volts, you will need an adaptor. Israeli plug sockets are three-pronged, but most accept European two-pronged plugs. It is recommended to bring your own adapter, although most hotels should be able to supply one. For cell phones & tablets you need a plug tip adapter. Smart devices (Android, iPhones, Kindles, iPads) can convert between 110v/220v by themselves and do not need a full power converter, only the plug-tip adapter. Many hotels nowadays have USB sockets and 110V sockets as well, but don't count on it. Also - we supply our guides with converters for our guests. Should you need it, we've got you covered.

How much do I tip my driver and tour guide?

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For all groups ranging from 2-6 people, it is suggested that you tip the tour guide $70 -$100 (from the group) per day. For groups larger than 8, it is recommended to tip $8-$12 per person, per day + 50% for your bus driver. Tips are not included in the cost of a tour and are always at your discretion.

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours, with a full refund.

Full refunds or changes will be possible for cancellations made as a result of force majeure circumstances, or due to Israel-imposed governmental or air flight restrictions related to COVID-19.

Cancellations up to 45 days prior to departure, the deposit per person will be charged (non-refundable).
Cancellations between 45 to 30 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour cost per person.
Cancellations between 29 to 8 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 75% of the tour cost per person.
For 7 to 0 days prior to departure entail a cancellation fee of 100% of the cost of the trip

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation for 6 days v
Bottles of water, as needed, and snacks v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Group transfers to & from the airport v
Hotels throughout the trip v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Transportation in an accessible vehicle for entire trip v
Airfare v
COVID-19 testing (when required) v
COVID-19 health insurance coverage (required) v
Equipment rental (available at an additional cost) v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
Testimonials
“This was our third trip with via sabra and it was outstanding. We went with Aliza Green who is a cook and cookbook writer who provided us with lots of insights. Orit Levi our tour guide (third time) was excellent. Via Sabra makes every trip different so we did not feel as if we were repeating anything. We took our seven year old grandson who was well received and loved the trip. Via Sabra is caring and strives to accommodate any requests. We cannot recommend Via Sabra enough and we are looking forward to our next trip.”
Naomi S
2016, 2018, 2020
“My adult daughter and I had an outstanding experience with ViaSabra (viasabra.com) along with their partner, Israel4all (israel4all.com). We were spending a few weeks in Israel..my first trip, my daughter’s fourth. We knew that our experience would be enhanced by hiring private guides for some of our travels. What we really couldn’t appreciate, until there, was just how amazing it would be to have our guides, Segev and Tom, bring their personal backgrounds, wealth of knowledge, love of Israel, and commitment to their participants along with us! From my original conversation with Avihai, things just fell into place! He helped me to frame up the best guided destinations. Initially, we communicated by email, switching over to What’s App while in Israel. What was really fabulous was how easy the process was. Either guide would appear in our hotel lobby exactly as planned. From that point, the experiences were magical! We had Segev and Tom on different days….it was really great to have two different styles, perspectives, and experiences as we explored. Eating delicious food at a roadside goat farm in the Negev, while having wonderful rich “life” chats with Segev was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Seeing my daughter get to places in the Old City that she had not previously been able to access, with Tom, was so special! Each guide was beyond wonderful! Israel4All arranges tours for those who have physical, or other, limitations. I have MS and I knew that I would have a much richer experience in Old Jerusalem if I used a scooter. As I let Tom attend to my safe travel in a most challenging terrain, all of my senses could just take in the day. AMAZING! Israel4all has the scooters! We truly can’t say enough about this tour group! ”
Lauren
2019

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