Price range
From 5400$ per person
Upcoming Date
12 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)
Tour Time
12 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)
Itinerary
1 - Saturday (June 11) : Shalom and Welcome to Israel v
Transfer from aiport, no guide

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 Tel Aviv and check into your hotel

  • Time to rest and recover from your flight

  • Walk around the neighborhood and by the beach to get the feel for this exciting city.

  • Dinner at one of Tel Aviv's many excellent restaurants - We can make recommendations and reservations

  • Dan Panorama Hotel

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel
Meal Plan: No Meals included today
2 - Sunday (June 12) : Day to rest v
No guide

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Dan Panorama Hotel

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast
3 - Monday (June 13) : Tel Aviv Old-New City v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Meet your guide and set out for your first stop in Jaffa

  • Old Jaffa - In 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.

  • Lunch of Israeli "Street Food"

  • Stroll down Rothschild Boulevard - Rothschild Boulevard was one of the first streets to be built in the city of Tel Aviv a little over 100 years ago. In the heart of the “White City”, it is lined with Tel Aviv’s iconic architecture, the Bauhaus style, which led to its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many of these buildings have been beautifully restored and now house the offices of financial institutions, creative firms, cafes and luxury residences.

  • Enjoy the boardwalk at the Tel Aviv Port - Eat dinner at one of the Port's many restaurants.

  • Dan Panorama Hotel

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
4 - Tuesday (June 14) : What These Shores Have Seen v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Leave Tel Aviv and start driving north

  • Caesarea National Park - 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 by the Carmel Mountains - On the way to Haifa you'll have a view of the entire Carmel Mountain Range.

  • The Bahai Gardens - These gardens, meaningful to the Baha'i faith, are a national treasure. Built as a majestic staircase leading up the Carmel Mountain and connects with the city of Akko. In the center is the gold-domed shrine to the prophet leader of the Baha’i faith. As you walk around you’ll see all different botanical experiences, carefully manicured for exquisite beauty.

  • 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).

  • Have your first view of the Sea of Galilee - Kinneret - The Sea of Galilee, known to Israelis as the Kinneret, is fed by the Jordan River, rainfall and springs on the northern side. More properly designated a lake, the Kinneret is only 13 miles by 7 miles, but is one of the most well-known bodies of water in the world.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Nof Ginosar Hotel

Overnight: Nof Ginosar Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner
5 - Wednesday (June 15) : Around the Sea of Galilee v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Church of Transfiguration - According to Christian tradition, Mount Tabor is the location of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Two churches, built on the ruins of earlier Byzantine and Crusader buildings on top of Mount Tabor, mark that event: the Roman Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, and the Eastern Sanctuary of the Orthodox Church.

  • The Yigal Alon Museum - The Yigal Alon Museum at Kibbutz Ginosar is home to changing exhibits showcasing the finest talents of Galilee artists from a variety of faiths and ethnic backgrounds, and the magnificent display of the Galilee Boat, dating from the time of Jesus, discovered mired in the mud on the shore.

  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee - The best way to appreciate the beauty of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water, is by taking a boat ride across the blue water, especially at sunset as the sky changes color and the sun sinks behind the dreamlike hills that surround the lake.

  • Nof Ginosar Hotel

Overnight: Nof Ginosar Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner
6 - Thursday (June 16) : Physical and Spiritual 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.

  • Ancient Katzrin Park - The ruins of the ancient Jewish village of Katzrin are located in the central Golan. The location of the village, mentioned in ancient Jewish sources, was identified at the end of the 19th century. The synagogue and the village was discovered and excavated about 30 years ago. The remains of ancient Katzrin have been restored after excavation: the columns of the synagogue are upright once more and the houses near the synagogue are two stories high and roofed.

  • Nof Ginosar Hotel

Overnight: Nof Ginosar Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner
7 - Friday (June 17) : In the Footsteps of Jesus v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Mount of Beatitudes - Mount of Beatitudes is in an area overlooking the Sea of Galilee where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Some late traditions of Christianity place this mountain on the area in which Jesus picked his 12 apostles. Its octagonal walls commemorate the Eight Beatitudes, each graced with the first words of one of the eight verses.

  • Kfar Nahum - Capernaum -National park - Located on the northern shore of the Kinneret, Capernaum, or Kfar Nahum, was a fishing village in the days of the Second Temple. We can still visit a very well preserved synagogue. Today it is a site of pilgrimage for Christians as it was one of the places where Jesus and Peter, the Apostles, lived and preached.

  • Qasr El Yahud - According to tradition, Qasr el Yahud is the baptismal site on the Jordan river marking Jesus’ spiritual birth. Twice a year, mass baptisms are arranged on this site. Qasr El Yahud is also said to be where the Jewish people crossed the Jordan to enter the Land of Israel, and where the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven.

  • Jerusalem Lookout - Appreciate Jerusalem’s splendor from the Mount of Olives, home to many biblical events. All of these lookouts offer an unrivalled vista of the Old City and its environs.

  • Optional: Shabbat dinner- Home Hospitality - Experience an authentic Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath) at the home of a host family in the heart of Jerusalem. Shabbat of a Lifetime participants receive an informative introduction to Shabbat while dining on a five-course meal with their hosts.

  • Dan Panorama

Overnight: Dan Panorama
Meal Plan: Breakfast
8 - Saturday (June 18) : Holy Jerusalem v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Mount of Olives - The Mount of Olives offers a panoramic lookout over the city. There are countless Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions about Mt. Zion, including that from here the Messiah will come, and from here the dead will be resurrected in the vision of the End of Days.

  • Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations - At the foot of the Mount of Olives, the Church of All Nations, or Basilica of the Agony, is built over the rock where Jesus is believed to have prayed in agony the night before his crucifixion. Inside, the atmospheric church is kept in semi-darkness, to reflect the somber and sobering location.

  • Enter the Old City - Lunch in the Old City- taste some of the best hummus in the world!

  • The Temple Mount- conditions permitting - The Temple Mount, also known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif and the Al Aqsa Compound is a hill located in the Old City of Jerusalem that for thousands of years has been venerated as a holy site, in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alike.

  • Christian Quarter - 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.

  • Via Dolorosa - Enter the Christian Quarter and walk the Via Dolorosa, believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. This is one of the most celebrated places on a Christian pilgrimage. Continue to the Holy Sepulcher, situated on the hill called Golgotha or Calvary. The Church contains the last five Stations of the cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.

  • Dan Panorama

Overnight: Dan Panorama
Meal Plan: Breakfast
9 - Sunday (June 19) : Bethlehem and more v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Mount Zion - Continue to Mount Zion, the traditional site of the tomb of King David, holy to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. On the ground level are several Jewish synagogues. The second level the contains the Cenacle room where two major events in the early Christian Church are commemorated: the Last Supper and the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles. Please note- accessibility limited.

  • 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.

  • Machane Yehuda Market - In the heart of Jerusalem, a bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life, art, and flavor, a tasting tour through Machane 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.

  • Bethelehem - Bethlehem is celebrated as the site where Jesus Christ was born. The first church at the site was built by Helena, the mother of the Roman emperor Constantine around 326 CE. This church later was destroyed and then rebuilt at the beginning of the 6th century in its present form by the Emperor Justinian. The Church of the Nativity is thus one of the oldest Christian churches in existence. Visit the traditional birthplace of Jesus' birth.

  • Free evening in downtown Jerusalem

  • Dan Panorama

Overnight: Dan Panorama
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Machane Yehuda Market Tasting Tour
10 - Monday (June 20) : Masada and the Dead Sea v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart for the Dead Sea Area

  • Masada National Park - Atop a lone rock cliff at the western end of the Judean Desert lies Masada, combining natural beauty and deep meaning. Ascend by cable care or hiking up 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.

  • 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.

  • Time permitting- Qumran-National Park - Stop at the Qumran ruins, a fascinating site of great significance. In 1947 two Bedouin shepherds accidentally came across a clay jar in a cave near Khirbet Qumran that contained seven parchment scrolls. There is vast evidence that the manuscripts discovered in the Qumran caves belonged to the library of the occupants of the site in this period -a small hermit community referred to as the Dead Sea Sect. Today the scrolls reside in a specially constructed site for exhibiting the scrolls -the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

  • Return to Jerusalem

  • 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.

  • Dan Panorama

Overnight: Dan Panorama
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
11 - Tuesday (June 21) : Jerusalem of Contrasts v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • 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.

  • Israel museum - Visit the unique collections and expansive grounds of the Israel Museum, the country’s national museum. Linger over the renowned international and Israeli art, the world’s most complete Judaica collections and the charming Billy Rose Sculpture Garden. You can also visit the Shrine of the Book, home to the exceptional archaeological finds of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts.

  • Model of Jerusalem - Admire the glory of Jerusalem nearly 2,000 years ago – in miniature – at the Israel Museum's open-air Second Temple Period model that recreates Jerusalem in 66 CE. In that year, the Great Revolt against the Romans erupted, resulting in the destruction of the city and the Temple. The ancient city was then at its largest. The model reflects ancient Jerusalem at its peak, just before all was lost.

  • Dan Panorama

Overnight: Dan Panorama
Meal Plan: Breakfast
12 - Wednesday (June 22) : Bringing it Home v

Activities:

  • Depart for airport

Overnight: Depart for airport
Meal Plan: Breakfast
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
“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
“Our trip with Via Sabra exploring the rich history, culture and food of the Jews from Arab countries was excellent in every respect. It is a side of Israel that most don't see, yet critical to understanding Israel today. Highly recommended!”
Marcia T
2019
What’s Included
VIP Services on arrival & departure v
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide v
Hotels throughout the trip v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Airfare v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v