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Price range
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Upcoming Date
27 Oct 2024 - 10 Nov 2024
Tour Time
15 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Sunday ( October 27 ) : Welcome to Israel!

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(NO GUIDE)

Activities:

  • 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 your hotel in Tel Aviv

  • Tal Hotel, Tel Aviv

2 - Monday ( October 28 ) : Jerusalem - Where It All Began

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Encompass the Old City of Jerusalem by following the Ramparts Walk - Walk on the top of the walls built by the Ottoman ruler, Sultan Suliman the Magnificent, in 1536, and observe the picturesque views of both the Old City with its alleys and shrines and the New City spreading on the surrounding mountains outside the Walls.

  • Continue to the Jewish Quarter - Tour the Jewish Quarter of the Old City including the Southern Walls excavations. Visit the Kotel, the ancient Cardo, the Hurva Synagogue, and walk through the Old City’s narrow streets.

  • Hurva Synagogue - Founded in the 18th century, the iconic Hurva synagogue in the old Jewish quarter was destroyed in 1948, leaving only an arch against the sky. Today, the Hurva has been restored to its early splendor as the heart of a vibrant Jewish community, offering marvelous views across the Old City from the balcony around its domed roof.

  • Lunch on your own in the Old City

  • Visit the Western Wall Tunnels - Explore what’s under the Muslim Quarter 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 of the challenge that stood before Herod the Great during the biggest of all his immense building projects - the expansion of the Temple Mount.

  • We take time to reflect at the Western Wall – Ha Kotel Ha’Ma’aravi or simply HaKotel - Over generations, Jews came to pray here, as it was the closest they could come to the Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount. When you see the Wall, you aren't just seeing it with your eyes - there is so much more. There are thousands of years and the weight of millions of Jews there. Your eyes may just see giant bricks and people praying, but your heart sees infinitely more. What does being here mean to each of us individually and as part of the Jewish people?

  • Dinner on your own - We will be happy to make recommendations and reservations for you

  • Harmony Hotel, Jerusalem

3 - Tuesday ( October 29 ) : From Ashes to Rebirth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Visit the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust - Tour this memorial to the darkest moment in the 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.

  • Machane Yehuda Market Tasting Tour - After a meaningful morning focusing on our past, we will head to the present and modern day. If you really want to get the feel for Jerusalem, Machane Yehuda Market is the place to go. Here you can meet people of all nationalities, religions and ages. Here you can see foods and fruits of all colors, sizes and shapes.
    Friday at Machane Yehuda is an extra special treat. You can sense of Shabbat is in the air. There is an added urgency to the shopping frenzy as shoppers look for the nicest and freshest in honor of the Sabbat. Things that you can be sure to see in people’s baskets are Challah, wine, fruit, fish, and even aromatic leaves to be used in the Havdalah ceremony at the end of Shabbat.

  • Harmony Hotel, Jerusalem

4 - Wednesday ( October 30 ) : Shabbat in Jerusalem On Your Own - No Guide

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Enjoy a day of leisure to explore and enjoy Jerusalem on your own

  • Dinner on your own - We will be happy to make recommendations and reservations for you

  • Harmony Hotel, Jerusalem

5 - Thursday ( October 31 ) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel - And check out from hotel

  • Travel to the Dead Sea Region

  • Continue on a short hike at Ein Gedi National Park - This beautiful nature reserve features Nahal David, a spectacular water hike for all ages. Trails in a range of levels of difficulty take you alongside and through the cool, fresh waters of Nahal David, down waterfalls, along jaw-dropping canyons, and past caves. If you’re both quiet and lucky, you might even glimpse the sure-footed ibex and other local animals.

  • Masada National Park - Ascend the mountain from the east (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.

  • South

6 - Friday ( November 1 ) : The Magical Desert - Mitzpe Ramon Wonders

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Begin your day at the Mitzpe Ramon Visitors Center National Park - Visit the Mitzpe Ramon Visitors Center and learn the geological story behind this unique and amazing work of nature through interactive exhibits. At the center, pay tribute to Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first and only astronaut, who tragically died on a space mission in 2003.

    View the crater from a stunning vantage point, at the heart of the promenade which stretches along the Ramon Crater mouth. There is a hanging terrace providing a marvelous observation point over the depths of the crater.

  • Take the driver's seat and explore the Ramon area! - For thrill-seekers, self-driving ATV tours are a real adventure and a particularly fun way to get to discover the area. Engage in an unforgettable outdoor experience through scenic desert beauty.

  • Lunch on your own en route

  • Conclude your day with a tour and wine tasting at Ramon Vineyard - Wine tasting at the Kerem Ramon Winery whose wines are produced from top-quality grapes that come from organic vineyards and cared for entirely by human hands- no mechanical machines are used.

  • Dinner at hotel

  • Isrotel Kedma Hotel

7 - Saturday ( November 2 ) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • South

8 - Sunday ( November 3 ) : Jerusalem - Where It All Began

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Supernova music festival site - Stop at the Nova Festival memorial site - at Re'im Forest stop and bear witness to the tragedy of the Nova Festival.

  • Tel Aviv

9 - Monday ( November 4 ) : From Ashes to Rebirth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Free day

  • Nachalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Market - Enjoy time to explore the local artistic spirit in Nachalat Binyamin open-air market in the heart of Tel-Aviv. It has become synonymous with quality Israeli crafts and folk art. The market comprised over 100 stands representing specialty local crafts in virtually every medium imaginable: wood, stone, glass, ceramics, and various metals, all original and handmade. The unique architecture as well as the graffiti on the walls provide a perfect backdrop for the arts and crafts market.

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

10 - Tuesday ( November 5 ) : The Tel Avivian Mosaic

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Transfers not included on this day, local guide included

Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Tour Old Jaffa - Jaffa is one of the most ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin. Today, Jaffa is a mixed city, where Jews and Arabs live alongside each other. Tel Aviv, Jaffa's younger sister, was established centuries later, in the year 1909. Though the two were united into one municipality in 1949, each part has retained its unique feel and atmosphere. Jaffa has been regenerated in recent years with the old narrow streets and courtyards becoming a highly popular part of Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry.

  • Time on your own to visit Shamai Sam Gibsh in Jaffa

  • Lunch on your own at the Jaffa Flea Market - Wind your way through the Flea Market which features everything from antiques to hip new clothing and design stores, cafes, restaurants, and bars.

  • Continue to Neve Tzedek - Neve Tzedek is the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside of Jaffa and is now one of the most beautiful and desirable locations in Tel Aviv. It was built in 1887 by dignitaries of the old Jewish community of Jaffa. Looking to head out of the ever-growing and over-crowded Jaffa, they built, what was considered back then, modern and comfortable housing.. In recent years, the neighborhood was restored and has become a trendy fun beautiful part of the city and a good place to try some Israeli Gelato!

  • White City Tour - Explore Lev Ha'ir, the Heart of the City, where the first roots of Tel Aviv were planted in 1909. Lev Hair contains some of Tel Aviv’s most beautiful buildings, being at the center of the UNESCO designated “White City” known for its Bauhaus, Eclectic, and International Style architecture. The area is densely populated, rooted in history, and with a glance towards the future with impressive skyscrapers, and a high concentration of start-up companies. Bordered by Habima Theater in the north and Florentin and Neve Tzedek in the south, Lev Ha’ir is a gateway to almost every district in the city. Lev Ha'ir is a cultural hub, filled with galleries, restaurants and parks.

  • Conclude with The Milk and Honey Distillery - Stop at the Milk and Honey Distillery, the first whiskey distillery in Israel, for a tour and tasting.

  • Dinner on your own - We will be happy to make recommendations and reservations for you

  • Tal Hotel, Tel Aviv

11 - Wednesday ( November 6 ) : Up to the North!

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Activities:

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

  • Breakfast at your hotel - And check out from hotel

  • Ein Hod Artist Village - Take time to explore local art galleries in Ein Hod artists' village - located on a hill, at the foot of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean coast. In the fifties, a group of artists decided that Ein Hod would be a place where they could work, build studios and workshops, and form a creative environment for art and art education. Walk between picturesque alleyways surrounded by natural greenery, meet local artists in their galleries, and get inspired by artistic creativity.

  • Continue north to Amphora Winery for wine tasting and light lunch - Visit Amphorae Winery which deserves the coveted title of Israel’s most beautiful vineyard and can compete with rural vineyards around the world. At the heart of Makura Farm on Moshav Kerem Maharal in the north, decorated with a stone mosaic and shaded by a red tile roof, is the lovely winery building, with the forested slopes of the Carmel mountain ridge in the background.

  • Druze cooking workshop and dinner - Together with your hosts in their private home, prepare traditional Druze Galilean dishes and then enjoy a dinner of the foods you create. Learn about Druze culture and history from your hosts and from the food you eat.

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

12 - Thursday ( November 7 ) : Physical and Spiritual Heights

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Activities:

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

  • Graffiti Tour - Explore contemporary Israeli culture through an urban inquisitive graffiti tour in the Florentin neighborhood. What stories do these images and words tell about the people living here? What social issues are reflected in the art on the walls? What is unique about graffiti in Israel and Tel Aviv specifically? In this dynamic tour through Florentin, Tel Aviv's best-known neighborhood for graffiti, you will answer these questions, share your interpretations, and gain an appreciation for this expressive form of art.

  • Levinsky Market Cullinary Tour

  • Shabbat Dinner - Enjoy an authentic and intimate Shabbat dinner in a private home, learn about the Jewish Shabbat traditions, and understand why Friday night is family time and what it means to Israelis.

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

13 - Friday ( November 8 ) : The Rugged Golan Heights

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Activities:

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

  • Day on your own in Tel Aviv

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

14 - Saturday ( November 9 ) : What These Shores Have Seen

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Activities:

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

  • Ayalon Institute - The Ayalon Institute is a clandestine ammunition factory built in 1945 by the Haganah. a Zionist paramilitary organization. Above ground, it appeared to be no more than a kibbutz bakery. However, eight meters below ground was really 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.

15 - Sunday ( November 10 ) : The Tel Avivian Mosaic

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Transfers not included on this day, local guide included

Activities:

  • Tel Aviv Lodging General

  • Breakfast at your hotel

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 60 days prior to the first day of trip. An invoice will be sent 90 days before the trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Please note: 

  • The itinerary is subject to change as a result of unforeseen changes from suppliers, weather, etc.
  • This proposal is valid for 1 week for private clients, and 10 days for groups. 

 

Cancellation Policy

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

For cancellations made:

·         Up to 60 days prior to departure, any payments above the deposit towards the trip will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable.

·         60-30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded.

·         29-0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

 

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