Price range
From 8000$ per person
Upcoming Date
16 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)
Tour Time
16 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)
Highlights
Two full weeks in Israel- 360 degrees!
Up-close and personal, relaxed pace
Tastes of every culture- loosen your belts!
Havdalah Bar Mitzvah on the beach
Itinerary
1 - Sunday (June 26) v

Activities:

  • VIP Arrival - 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 and collecting your baggage you will be taken to meet your driver.

  • Transfer to Jerusalem

  • Relax and get ready for your trip ahead.

  • Dinner at a restaurant- we can make recommendations and reservations for you throughout the trip.

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General
2 - Monday (June 27) : Back to the Sources v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Neot Kedumim - Drive to Neot Kedumim, the Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel which is a unique endeavor to re-create the physical setting of the Bible in all its depth and detail. Try your hand at shepherding a small herd of sheep and goats. Understand why many Biblical leaders, including Moses and David led animals before leading people.

  • Have a "Biblical Lunch" including pita-making.

  • City of David - Where it all began - Walk through water in Hezekiah’s Tunnel, part of the ancient City of David built around the Gihon spring, which is on the side of the cliff overlooking the Kidron Valley. Because the city was vulnerable to attack, in about 701 BC, a tunnel was built to protect the water supply.

  • Dinner on your own

  • 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.

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch
3 - Tuesday (June 28) : Jerusalem-Holy to All v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Ramparts Walk - Discover the Old City on the Rampart Walls, and get an overview of where you’ll later be walking.

  • Jewish Quarter - The Jewish Quarter is best known for the Western Wall, but there’s a lot more to see and do here. Fascinating museums, archaeological finds from First and Second Temple periods, Roman ruins, and vibrant synagogues and yeshivot jostle for space in these busy stone streets. The central square offers an excellent place to people watch and contemplate the power this quarter holds for so many.

  • Davidson Center - Walk through the archaeological park of the southern excavations. Get a glimpse of the glory of the Second Temple of the Jewish kingdom and the devastation that followed.

  • Western Wall - Proceed to the Kotel, (The Western Wall), sacred because it is the last remnant of the Second Temple that 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.

  • The Western Wall Tunnels - 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 of the Western Wall, giving visitors a taste for the challenge that stood before Herod the Great during this biggest of all his immense building projects—the expansion of the Temple Mount.

  • Arab Market - Browse in the famous Arab shuk (market) in the Muslim quarter. Check out the local humus and sweets Its many stalls sell spices, pastries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes and so much more. If you see something you like, be sure to bargain down the price. It’s part of the experience!

  • Christian quarter - Jerusalem - One of the four neighborhoods of Jerusalem’s Old City, the Christian Quarter is home to a rich tapestry of Christians of many denominations. The historic and impressive Church of the Holy Sepulcher, encompassing the last 5 Stations of the Cross, dominates the area. Retrace the footsteps of generations of pilgrims, or eat some of Israel’s best hummus at one of the authentic restaurants in the quarter.

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General
Meal Plan: breakfast
4 - Wednesday (June 29) v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Yad Vashem - B’nei Mitzvah tour with Twinning Program at Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust museum, presents a profoundly Jewish memorial of the Shoah. From its dramatic structure to its powerful exhibits, such as the labyrinthine Valley of the Communities and the underground Children’s Memorial, Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance.

  • Mount Herzl - As Israel’s national cemetery, Mount Herzl is the final resting place of leaders of Zionism and Israel, including Yitzhak Rabin and Herzl himself, and of thousands of soldiers killed defending the State of Israel. Mount Herzl presents a moving monument to the 23,000-odd soldiers and civilians killed in combat or by terrorism since the founding of the state.

  • Machane Yehuda Market - Machane Yehuda market "tasting tour"- Enjoy the hustle and bustle with all the rich fragrances, colors and sounds this market has to offer. The tour will include a stop at the legendary Azura restaurant.

  • Free time- rest, explore, swim

  • Evening on your own

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General
Meal Plan: breakfast, Machane Yehuda Market tasting tour
5 - Thursday (June 30) : The Many Faces of Israel v
Half day of touring, half day on your own

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • You will not have your regular guide today. We will coordinate your meeting up with the guide for the Shtisl Tour

  • Shtisel Tours - Encounters outside the box - A taste of the Ultra-Orthodox world-walk the streets of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, get to know the people, the food, and feel the vibrations of this life. On a busy Thursday night, when people are preparing for Shabbat, gain a more complex appreciation for the people by listening to their music, visiting synagogues, various institutions, seeing unique leisure, fashion, and art this world encompasses, and, of course by eating freshly baked challah.

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General
Meal Plan: breakfast
6 - Friday (July 1) v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Masada-National Park - 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 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. Although the rebels held their own, they were eventually overcome by siege, and according to historian Josephus, chose mass suicide over surrender. Masada has come to symbolize the fierce determination of the people of Israel, but its tragic history also raises questions about the price of freedom.

  • The Dead Sea - 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.

  • Drive towards Mitzpe Ramon

  • Ben Gurion's home in Sde Boker-Time permitting - In the bare Negev desert lies Kibbutz Sde Boker, an unexpectedly bright green square of irrigated fields that was the beloved home of David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, and his wife, Paula. From their graves to the hut where he lived and the gardens where he worked, discover what made Ben-Gurion choose this modest kibbutz in the Negev.

  • Continue to Mitzpe Ramon and check into hotel.

  • Shabbat dinner at the hotel

  • Bereshit

Overnight: Bereshit
Meal Plan: breakfast
7 - Saturday (July 2) : Shabbat Shalom v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Jeep ride in Makhtesh Ramon-National park - Makhtesh Ramon is a type of geological formation found only in Israel and northern Sinai. The steep rock cliffs surrounding a closed valley drained by a single wadi are the product of erosion. Ramon Crater is the largest of three in Israel.

  • Picnic lunch in the Makhtesh during the jeep ride

  • Afternoon to enjoy the facilities of the hotel

  • Sfinat Hamidbar - Evening Desert Dinner in the Bedouin-style tent.

  • Bereshit

Overnight: Bereshit
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner
8 - Sunday (July 3) : Desert Dreams v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and leisurely departure

  • Depart and drive towards Eilat with lunch along the way.

  • Ecology Center at Kibbutz Lotan - Take a tour at Kibbutz Lotan’s Center for Creative Ecology where you can see first-hand pioneering ecological projects, latest ecological solutions for climate change, sustainable living in extreme desert conditions.

  • Lunch at Yotvata restaurant on the way - Not included

  • Continue to Eilat and check into your hotel.

  • Afternoon enjoying the Eilat beach

  • Your guide will not be with you for the next two days and will meet you in the north on Wednesday

  • Eilat LODGING general

Overnight: Eilat LODGING general
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
9 - Monday (July 4) : Petra_Wadi Rum v
Our one day Petra and Wadi Rum tour remains a huge favorite with visitors and our most recommended tour. It covers both Petra and Wadi Rum in depth. It has long been considered the best option for a high quality Petra tour with an off-road Wadi Rum experience that takes in all the main highlights and more.

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Petra Day Trip

  • Eilat LODGING general

Overnight: Eilat LODGING general
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch
10 - Tuesday (July 5) : Traversing the Country v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Enjoy the hotel until noon checkout

  • Transfer to the airport for return flight to Ben Gurion Airport

  • Drive to the north from the airport

  • Check in and dinner at the hotel

  • NORTH ISR LODGING general

Overnight: NORTH ISR LODGING general
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
11 - Wednesday (July 6) : Spiritual Heights v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Kibbutz Tour - Tour the kibbutz and learn about the history of and life on the Israeli Kibbutz- and how it has changed!

  • Gentle Hike! - Hike a portion of the Israel trail which traverses the length of Israel and was established as a National Trail in 1995.

  • Druze Cooking Workshop - Together with your hosts in their private home, prepare traditional Druze Galilean dishes and then enjoy the feast you create. Learn about Druze culture and history from your hosts and from the food you eat.

  • Tour in Tzfat - Jewish mysticism's birthplace - Tour the city of Tzfat which sits at a higher altitude than any other city in Israel and has been known since the 16th century as a major center of Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism. The old synagogues, narrow alleyways and artists’ studios add to the city’s charm.

  • Meet Kabbalah artist Avraham Leventhal

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • NORTH ISR LODGING general

Overnight: NORTH ISR LODGING general
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch
12 - Thursday (July 7) : Physical Heights v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Banias-National park - Take a refreshing walk around the Banias, one of Israel’s most beautiful nature reserves. The Banias spring feeds into the Jordan River, the reserve’s large waterfall tumbles down a 33-foot precipice year-round, and a nearby cave houses remains of a temple to the Greek god Pan. In the wars of 1948 and 1967, when the Golan was held by Syria, the site housed a Syrian officers’ club.

  • Explore the Golan Heights - The Golan is one of Israel’s most beautiful and controversial regions. Discover, first-hand, the strategic importance of the area as you climb the heights. Explore the issues that have confronted Israel during the civil war in Syria. Stop at Har Bental, an extinct volcano and an army stronghold.

  • Along the way have lunch at Assaf Winery - Assaf Winery a wonderful example of a family-owned fine winery built in the spirit of elevating the wine culture of Israel through unique Israeli wines. Wine tasting for the parents!

  • Dinner at Dag al haDan - Not included

  • NORTH ISR LODGING general

Overnight: NORTH ISR LODGING general
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch
13 - Friday (July 8) : What These Shores Have Seen v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart the north toward the center of the country

  • Caesarea - On the Mediterranean coast; Caesarea, 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 built by King Herod who transformed it into a grand city and major seaport. View the spectacular Roman amphitheater, still used as a performing venue today and the hippodrome that held 20,000 spectators for chariot races.

  • Drive to Tel Aviv

  • Jaffa - Tour Jaffa and observe the major archeological discoveries found in Jaffa, The Jaffa Port exists from Biblical times and is a fantastic place to find a mix of Israelis from all walks of life. Wander through Shuk Hapishpushim and see Jaffa come alive.

  • Shabbat Dinner - Home hospitality

  • TLV ISR LODGING general

Overnight: TLV ISR LODGING general
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner
14 - Saturday (July 9) : Mazal Tov- Bar Mitzvah Day! v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Neve Tzedek - From a barren sand dune to one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, Neve Tzedek was founded in 1887 as one of the first Jewish settlements outside of the old port city of Jaffa. It has become a trendy stomping ground for artists - with countless boutiques, galleries, and fashion shops.

  • The Independence Trail - Inspired by the Freedom Trail in Boston, the new Independence Trail follows 10 stops of Tel Aviv’s heritage sites learning about the history of this great city along the way. The trail begins at the intersection of tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard and Herzl Street, home to Tel Aviv’s first kiosk. The trail 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.

  • Havdalah Bar Mitzvah on the beach

  • Celebratory Picnic Dinner on the beach

  • TLV ISR LODGING general

Overnight: TLV ISR LODGING general
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner
15 - Sunday (July 10) : Digging Down and Discovering v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Beit Guvrin - Explore Beit Guvrin National Park where you will be able to take part in an archeological dig. The caves of Beit Guvrin hold a rich trove of artifacts that visitors like you have uncovered over the years. Don’t forget to check out the amazing Bell Caves too.

  • Beta Israel Ethiopian Village - Visit and Ethiopian lunch at the Beta Israel Village, a unique social-educational center which combines agriculture and educational activities in order to preserve Jewish-Ethiopian heritage and establish it as a sustainable national asset. Hands-on workshops include fire making and pita baking, pottery, mud-building

  • Ayalon Institute - Visit the Ayalon Institute, a clandestine ammunition 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. Eight meters below ground this was the 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.

  • Return to Tel Aviv

  • TLV ISR LODGING general

Overnight: TLV ISR LODGING general
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch
16 - Monday (July 11) : Israel Today v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Graffiti Tour - Explore Florentine on an urban Graffiti Tour. Who are the people going out at night and changing the face of the neighborhood? What kind of story do these images and words tell us about the people living there? What is unique about graffiti in Israel and in Tel Aviv? We will walk through Florentine, the neighborhood of Tel Aviv best-known for graffiti art to answer these questions and many more in a dynamic and inquisitive tour.

  • Birthright Innovation Center - Jump forward in time to the Israel Innovation Center which showcases the many amazing technologies that have been developed in Israel and are now changing the world.

  • Free time and packing

  • Final dinner- we'll help your choose the perfect place

  • Transfer to the airport

  • VIP Departure

Overnight: VIP Departure
Meal Plan: breakfast
FAQ
What is the situation with regard to COVID-19 in Israel? v
At this time it is only possible to enter Israel if you are an Israeli citizen. We are looking forward to the borders being opened and this will only happen once the government of Israel deems its safe to do so. All our tours are planned in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidelines, and take into account social distancing requirements. The State of Israel may have specific requirements including but not limited to proof of a negative COVID-19 test, vaccination and health insurance before a tourist may enter Israel. Check out "How We Keep You Safe During COVID-19" and make sure to subscribe to our newsletter (link), to get the latest updates on traveling policies.
Is it safe to travel in Israel? v
Yes! It is safe for you and your family to travel in Israel. The Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have a vested interest in encouraging tourism. As a registered tour operator we receive security updates from the Home Front office and on rare occasions adjust our itineraries on their recommendations
Is trip/travel insurance necessary? Where do I buy it? v
It is a condition of your booking through Via Sabra / Israel4All that you obtain full travel insurance. We strongly advise that travel insurance includes cover for ‘cancellation under any circumstances and for any reason’. It is recommended to purchase insurance as soon as the booking is made as this cover is often dependent on purchasing as close to the time of booking.  You can also get travel insurance through this link with Travel Insured, an experienced company and one of the largest in the industry.
Terms of Payment

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here

Cancellation Policy

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

Any cancellations due to COVID19 or ban on international travel to Israel – will issue a full refund. 

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 cancellations must be made in writing.

Testimonials
“Trip of a lifetime It was the most interesting, delicious, fun trip that we have ever had to Israel and quite frankly, anyplace! Our tour guide brought everything alive for us and filled our days with so many adventures. Cannot recommend this enough. ”
Ariel P
2019
“An Experience which was Perfection! Via Sabra is an incredible company which we both recommend highly. They created an extraordinary trip for my husband and me. They spent a great deal of time developing a good sense of who we are and our interests. They then planned a trip which was perfectly geared to us. They surpassed all expectations which we had and no request was too much for them. We explored history, culture, religion, politics and Israel’s splendid food and wine all highlighted by exceptional guiding. ”
Debbie
2020
What’s Included
VIP Services on arrival & departure v
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide v
Hotels throughout the trip v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Transportation throughout the trip to all programmed activities v
Airfare v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v