Price range
From $3740 per person
Upcoming Date
26-03 July 2023
Tour Time
8 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Highlights

Visit Israel's Classic sites and more
Explore Tel Aviv and solve a mystery!
Market tasting tours
Make memories with your family
3rd person supplement: $2,800

Itinerary

1 - Monday (June 26) : Welcome to Israel!

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Activities:

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport - You will be greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by your driver, who will transfer you to the hotel.

  • Drive to Tel Aviv

  • Old Jaffa - On a walk through Jaffa, discover the ancient and modern situated side-by-side. Stroll through the alleyways of the Old City filled with artist studios as well as archaeological discoveries. Discover which Jewish and Christian stories took place in the city.

  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant - TBD

  • Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: dinner

2 - Tuesday (June 27) : Tel Aviv - The First Hebrew City

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • TLVShow - Begin your day with an exciting quest in the streets of Tel Aviv! Embark on a fascinating journey around Tel Aviv to solve a mystery!

  • Visit the Palmach Museum - Which aims to provide a sense of the period that led to the founding of the State of Israel. Appropriately, the main exhibit takes place in a series of underground chambers. Remarkably realistic sets, sounds, lighting, special effects and even moving rooms, make the visitor feel part of this extraordinary experience.

  • Carmel Market Tasting Tour - Continue to Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel), the largest market in Tel Aviv. Touring the market reveals the taste of the ages of Tel-Aviv in the youthful atmosphere of the city's central market. The Polish, the Persian, and the Yemeni... in this case, it is not the start of a joke, but the fascinating culinary traditions that mix in this place. The established market that was founded over 90 years ago, can now reveal its secrets, stories, and legends to you. (The tasting tour replaces lunch)

  • Time at leisure, our suggestions:

  • Free time and shopping at Nachalat Binyamin - Nachalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts fair takes place every Tuesday and Friday in Tel Aviv. Each day artists display and sell their crafts surrounded by a beautiful, historical buildings, many in the process of being preserved.

  • Free time at the beach

  • Enjoy by the pool side at your hotel

  • Dinner and evening on own - We can make recommendations and reservations for you!

  • Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast, Carmel Market Tasting Tour

3 - Wednesday (June 28) : What these shores have seen

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Travel north

  • Further up the coast stop at Caesarea National Park - This is one of Israel’s most impressive archeological sites. A national park where amazing ancient harbor ruins, beautiful beaches, and impressive modern residences sit side by side. The city was initially built by King Herod in the 1st century BC, who dreamed of a major seaport to connect the Province of Judea with Rome. For this purpose, the king's men designed an entirely artificial harbor that was in use for about a Millenium. The city became a central city in Roman and Byzantine times as can be seen from the massive archeological remains on site. View the spectacular Roman amphitheater, still used as a performing venue today and the hippodrome that held 20,000 spectators for chariot races.

  • Optional: Guided snorkeling tour - Of the inner bay of King Herod's sunken harbour. See the ruins of King Herod’s magnificent harbor and sunken archeological artifacts amidst the Mediterranean marine life.

  • Lunch on own in Akko

  • Akko historical tour - Walk through 4,000 years of history in this ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage site. The Old City of Akko, or Acre, has been lived in continuously for 4,000 years. There’s almost too much to see, including one of the world’s oldest ports; the amazing Crusader city which earned Akko UNESCO World Heritage status; and the khans, mosques, baths, and citadels of the preserved Ottoman walled town.

  • Return to Tel Aviv

  • Dinner and evening on own - We can make recommendations and reservations for you!

  • Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast

4 - Thursday (June 29) : Jewish Journey

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - And check-out from hotel

  • Visit ANU Museum - In June 2021, after ten years of planning and construction, the largest Jewish museum in the world opened its doors. You’re invited to join a fascinating journey that portrays the story of the Jewish people through the generations and up to the present time. The Museum represents all parts of the Jewish people and highlights the creative works and cultural riches of a variety of communities in different periods of history. This story is about all of us and each and every one of us is part of it.

  • Travel to Jerusalem

  • The Mount of Olives - Offers a panoramic lookout over the city. There are countless Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions about Mt. Olives, including that from here the Messiah will come, and from here the dead will be resurrected in the vision of the End of Days. Enjoy a beautiful lookout of the Holy Basin, the old and new city of Jerusalem.

  • Check in to hotel

  • Evening activity - Concert/event on own

  • We suggest the Tower of David Sound and Light Show - Amidst the archaeological remains in the David Citadel courtyard the story of Jerusalem unfolds through virtual reality images. The Night Spectacular uses trompe l'oeil technology – the stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the viewers are part of a multi-sensory experience.

  • Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel

Overnight: Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast

5 - Friday (June 30) : Memory and Life

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • 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.

  • Lunch on own - At Yad Vashem Cafeteria or in the Old City

  • Tour of the Jewish Quarter - See archaeological finds from the First and Second Temple periods, Roman ruins, vibrant synagogues, and learning institutions, all jostling for space in these busy stone streets. The central plaza offers an excellent place to contemplate the power this quarter holds for so many.

  • Time to relax or explore the neighborhood on own

  • OR Shabbat Dinner experience - With Shukriya where you will take part in a cooking workshop

  • Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel

Overnight: Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast

6 - Saturday (July 1) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Depart to the Dead Sea Region

  • Atop a lone rock cliff at the western end of the Judean Desert lies Masada - Combining natural beauty and deep meaning. Together, we will ascend by cable car and tour King Herod’s private fortress which, following the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 BCE, became a base for a small band of Jewish zealots in revolt against the Romans.

  • Dead Sea Resort for swim and lunch - Israel’s Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, a stunning, other-worldly landscape of shimmering blue water ringed by bare, orange and yellow hills. The waters of the Dead Sea hold a potent solution of minerals and salts that have strong healing properties. Together with its ethereal beauty, these health-giving minerals make the Dead Sea’s beaches and spas popular vacation spots for Israelis and tourists alike. At one of the local hotels, have lunch and 'float' in the Dead Sea.

  • Return to hotel for relaxation

  • Dinner on own - We can make recommendations and reservations for you!

  • Evening activity - Concert/event on own

  • Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel

Overnight: Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

7 - Sunday (July 2) : City of Gold

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Explore what’s under the Kotel through the Kotel Tunnels Tour - The Western Wall is impressive, but its greatness is truly discovered when you descend underground to the Western Wall Tunnels. The tunnels run along approximately 488 meters (1601ft) of the Western Wall, giving visitors a taste for the challenge that stood before Herod the Great during the biggest of all his immense building projects - the expansion of the Temple Mount.

  • Take time to reflect at the Kotel (Western Wall) - Visit this sacred place - one of the last remnants of the Second Temple which was destroyed by the Romans. Feel the stones that have witnessed so much in the history of the Jews. Place your special and personal prayer in the cracks of the stones.

  • Browse in the famous Arab shuk (market) in the Muslim quarter - Check out the local hummus and sweets, the many stalls selling spices, pastries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes, and so much more. Meet store-owners whose stores have been in their family for generations.

  • Return to hotel for relaxation

  • Dinner and evening on own

  • Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel

Overnight: Herbert Samuel Jerusalem Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

8 - Monday (July 3) : Digging to our past

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel - And check out from hotel

  • Experience the thrill of unearthing the hidden past on Dig-for-a-Day - Ground-breaking archaeological experience designed for active travelers of all ages.

  • Iza Pziza Goat Farm - In Moshav Tal Shahar at the foot of the Jerusalem Mountains and the heart of the agricultural fields is a family goat farm called "Iza Pziza" which includes a small herd, a dairy and a visitors' center with a cheese shop. Eat a meal or just taste cheese, do a cheese-making workshop and meet the goats.

  • Visit the Ayalon Institute - A clandestine ammunitions factory built in 1945 by the Haganah. In just three weeks, preparations for the factory were completed and it was code named the Ayalon Institute. Above ground, it appeared to be no more than a kibbutz. However, located eight meters below ground, this was the country's largest bullet factory. It has been said that the bullets manufactured at the Ayalon Institute played a crucial role in the success of the War of Independence.

  • Farewell dinner - At a local restaurant (TBD)

  • Depart to Ben Gurion International Airport - With pre-arranged transfer service

  • Farewell - we look forward to hosting you again in our beautiful country!

Meal Plan: breakfast, Old City Tasting Tour

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.

Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the tour due to force majeure circumstances, or Israeli government-imposed/air flight restrictions related to COVID-19,  a full refund may be possible, minus a $200 per person service fee.

For cancellations made:

  • Up to 45 days prior to departure, any payments made above the deposit towards the tour will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable
  • 45 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure, 25% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour

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 v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Group transfers to & from the airport v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Hotels throughout the trip v
Airfare v
COVID-19 health insurance coverage (required) v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v
Testimonials
“In late August our family; grandparents, parents and children, spent two wonderful weeks in Israel with arrangements made by Via Sabra. The demographics of our family group was quite diverse with children ages 7-13, adults and seniors; many being ‘first time’ Israel visitors. Janet and Miar from Via Sabra worked closely with us to plan a wonderful itinerary which took into account the full range of ages in our group. With their assistance, we planned an itinerary in which some days were packed with exciting adventures and exploration while others were more relaxed as we took a step back to catch our breath. The balance was perfect. We had a private bus with our own guide Ronen, who could not have been more knowledgeable, friendly and fun. He connected with everyone in our group, from the oldest to the youngest; and quickly felt like a member of the family. It was a very sad parting when our trip came to an end. We have friends who also planned a family Israel trip with only glowing compliments for Via Sabra. We all agreed we must and will return and would certainly use Via Sabra again!”
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2019

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