Price range
From $1915 per person
Upcoming Date
20-01 September 2022
Tour Time
13 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Highlights

Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
Experience the Modern City of Tel Aviv
Live the Ancient History of Masada and Qumran
See Family History and the Story of Modern Israel at Ammunition Hill

Itinerary

1 - Saturday (August 20)

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Activities:

  • Ben Gurion Airport - Arrival at 4:05pm on Lufthansa Flight #680 from Munich. You will be greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by your driver, who will transfer you to your AirBNB, The King George Boutique Apartments, King George Street 33, Jerusalem, Tel: +972-54-211-9296
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  • After settling in to your apartment, enjoy dinner in the area. We are happy to make suggestions.

  • Jerusalem Lodging General - Overnight: Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General

2 - Sunday (August 21)

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  • Jerusalem Lodging General - Jerusalem

  • Old City, Jerusalem - 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. Visit the Temple Mount. Throughout the tour explore the complexity of a city that is holy to these three major religions.

  • Lunch in Old City - We will stop for a bit to eat in the Old City

  • From the City of David to the Western Wall - At the dawn of the first millennium, Jerusalem was known internationally for its beauty and grandeur. Thanks to recent excavations, one can now walk the streets of Second Temple Jerusalem and be amazed by its splendor. Join us on a fascinating tour of recently revealed sites. Be amazed by the excavation in the Central (Tyropoeon) Valley where we will walk through a section of the Second Temple period drainage channel to the highlight of the tour--the monumental foundations stones of the Western Wall at the foot of the Temple Mount. From there we will climb and exit onto the magnificent road where the Jewish pilgrims walked, two thousand years ago.

  • Davidson Center - Walk through the Southern Wall Archaeological Gardens. Get a glimpse of the glory of the Second Temple, the heart of the ancient Jewish kingdom, and the devastation that followed. Visit the Davidson Visitors' Center and enjoy a modern, interactive virtual presentation. The museum presents a taste of the archaeology of Jerusalem from different eras - covering the First Temple, Second Temple, Byzantine, Islamic, and the Crusades periods.

  • DInner on Own - DInner on Own

  • Jerusalem Lodging General - Overnight: Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General

3 - Monday (August 22)

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Activities:

  • Jerusalem Lodging General - Breakfast either at your apartment or at local cafe before beginning the day.

  • 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.

  • Masada National Park - Ascend the mountain via cable car to explore Masada, scene of the epic stand by Jewish rebels at the end of the Great Revolt against Rome nearly 2,000 years ago. The new museum at the Visitor Center reveals the secrets of the daily life of the rebels, the story of the excavations, and how the site became one of Israel’s most important symbols.

  • Dinner on Own - Dinner on own - happy to make suggestions

  • 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

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General

4 - Tuesday (August 23)

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  • Jerusalem Lodging General - Overnight: Jerusalem

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Market - Visit Nachlat Binyamin, an open-air market in the heart of Tel-Aviv that has become synonymous with quality Israeli crafts and folk art. The market is comprised of over 100 stands representing specialty crafts and folk art in virtually every medium imaginable: wood, stone, sand, glass, ceramics, various metals with most if not all containing materials or themes found only in Israel.

  • Graffiti Workshop - Tour the dynamic neighborhood of Florentine, Tel Aviv’s most bohemian and upbeat neighborhood and learn about contemporary Israeli culture through the writing on the wall, graffiti, bumper stickers and even painted garbage bins. In recent years Tel Aviv has become Israel's capital of urban art.
    Take part in an interactive fun graffiti workshop, where you'll make something on your own and take it with back home.

  • Rama's Kitchen - As you make your way back to Jerusalem, stop for dinner at “Rama’s Kitchen”, founded by Rama Ben Zvi 22 years ago, as a unique restaurant in the Jerusalem hills. Over the years Rama’s Kitchen has become a thriving culinary landmark and is consistently ranked as one of Israel’s leading restaurants. The magnificent surroundings enhance a total and uniquely special culinary experience. The menu constitutes a confluence of contemporary western cooking techniques and traditional Arab and Mediterranean cuisine.

  • Jerusalem Lodging General - Overnight: Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General

5 - Wednesday (August 24)

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Activities:

  • Jerusalem Lodging General - Breakfast either at your apartment or at local cafe before beginning the day.

  • 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.

  • 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. At Mount Herzl you will find a moving monument to the 23,000-odd soldiers and civilians killed in combat or by terrorism since the founding of the state.

  • Ammunition Hill Museum - Today, as we move freely around Jerusalem from east to west, few signs remain of the bitter battles waged to achieve the unity of the city in 1967, during the Six Day War. A visit to Ammunition Hill reminds us of the fierce fighting and high death toll exacted in these battles. The site, which serves as a memorial to those who fell in the battle for Jerusalem, is where paratroopers began their successful campaign to reunite the city. The site also contains a Wall of Honor which pays tribute to the heroism and courage of Jewish soldiers worldwide who, throughout history, have fought in defense of their countries in numbers far beyond their proportions to the general population. Here you can see the plaques that were dedicated in honor of your grandfather and uncle.

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

  • Jerusalem Lodging General - Overnight: Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General

6 - Thursday (August 25)

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Activities:

  • Jerusalem Lodging General - Check out of your AirBNB

  • Breakfast - As you make your way from Jerusalem, stop in Abu Ghosh at Yaldati Sheli, a lovely bakery and cafe where you can enjoy this last taste of Israel before heading to Greece!

  • Continue on to Haifa where you will check in for your cruise to the Greek Islands! We will see you when you return and assist with your flight back

7 - Friday (August 26)

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  • Greece

8 - Saturday (August 27)

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  • Greece

9 - Sunday (August 28)

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  • Greece

10 - Monday (August 29)

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  • Greece

11 - Tuesday (August 30)

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  • Greece

12 - Wednesday (August 31)

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  • Greece

13 - Thursday (September 1)

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  • Return to Haifa Port 5:00am

  • Disembark Ship and meet driver for transfer to Ben Gurion Airport

  • VIP Departure - VIP Departure

Overnight: VIP Departure

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.

Early bird special - $200 off per person.

Available only between October 1-10, 2021!!

Registration for the trip will open on October 1. Fill out this form to be notified when registration for the trip opens, so you can take advantage of early bird special pricing!

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