Price range
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Upcoming Date
17-02 July 2022
Tour Time
16 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Friday (June 17) : Welcome to Israel

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Activities:

  • VIP 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 hotel in Jerusalem

  • Get settled and take time to walk around the beautiful village of Ein Karem

  • Shabbat dinner-Chef's dinner in the hotel dining room

  • Alegra Boutique Hotel

Overnight: Alegra Boutique Hotel

2 - Saturday (June 18) : The (Jerusalem) Hills are Alive

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Take a jeep ride on the Burma Road

  • Machal Memorial - The Machal Memorial dedicated in 1993, was created to honor volunteers who came from outside of Israel to fight on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people. The memorial is made up of the letters Mem, Chet and Lamed, forming the word Machal.

  • Lunch at Majda restaurant - Majda is a restaurant in the Jerusalem Hills village of Ein Rafa, famous for its innovative fusion cuisine, beautiful property and views from its rooftop and an appearance on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. The menu is full of creative local dishes all prepared by Yakub and Michal, the Arab-Jewish couple who own Majda.

  • Israel Aquarium - Check out the new Israel Aquarium, a huge aquarium that tells a fascinating submarine story. Visit the “Four Seas” gallery, where you will find an extraordinary exhibit of Israel’s seas – namely, the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Sea of Galilee, and the Dead Sea. Your next destination are the different galleries displaying local fish farming and aquaculture techniques. Among these galleries, you’ll find treasures from the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal, and the Red Sea.

  • Return to hotel to rest

  • Dinner at a restaurant before Sound and Light Show

  • 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.

  • Alegra Boutique Hotel

Overnight: Alegra Boutique Hotel

3 - Sunday (June 19) : Jerusalem-Holy to All

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

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

  • Zedekiah's cave - Visit Zedekiah's Cave a five-acre underground limestone quarry that runs the length of five city blocks under the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. It was carved over a period of several thousand years and is a remnant of the biggest quarry in Jerusalem. The entrance to Zedekiah's Cave is just beneath the Old City wall, between the Damascus and Herod Gates, Beyond the narrow entrance, the cave slopes down into a vast 300-foot-long chamber.

  • Hebrew Music Museum - Go on a musical journey through the world, across different cultures, historical periods and musical styles. Learn about the rare ancient musical instruments, observe and play music.

  • Alegra Boutique Hotel

Overnight: Alegra Boutique Hotel

4 - Monday (June 20) : The Power of Memory

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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.

  • Roots Tent - Roots envisions a social and political reality that is founded on dignity, trust, and a mutual recognition and respect for both peoples' historic belonging to the entire Land. Founded by Rabbi Menachem Froman and members of the politically-prominent Abu Awwad Family, Roots believes that human interaction is the first agent of transformation and creates the spaces and activities for such personal engagement.

  • Ades Synagogue - Visit Ades Synagogue of the Syrian Halabi Jewish community (Aleppo) that was founded in 1901 by two cousins of the Ades family and is one of the most magnificent synagogues in Jerusalem.

  • 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.

  • Alegra Boutique Hotel

Overnight: Alegra Boutique Hotel

5 - Tuesday (June 21) : Back to the Sources

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Activities:

  • Neot Kedumim - Neot Kedumim is 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. Neot Kedumim embodies the panorama and power of the landscapes that helped shape the values of the Bible and provided a rich vocabulary for expressing them.

  • Lunch at 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.

  • Explore Beit Guvrin National Park where you will be able to take part in an archeological dig. - To really dig deep into the past, head to Beit Guvrin, where thousands of underground caves date back to the time of the Phoenicians. Become an archaeologist for a day and take part in the digs at the caves, which served as storerooms, burial crypts, and safe havens during the time of the Bar Kochba revolt against the Romans.

  • Camel riding and dinner at Kfar Hanokdim - Kfar Hanokdim is a green oasis shaded by palm trees and crowned with biblically inspired gardens where you will find a picturesque scene-Bedouin tents comfortably fitted with colorful rugs and mattresses. Kfar Hanokdim, surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Judean desert, offers relaxed desert hospitality, a real break from daily life. Guests visiting the Kfar enjoy warm Bedouin hospitality accompanied by explanations of Bedouin life and culture

  • Herod's Dead Sea

Overnight: Herod's Dead Sea

6 - Wednesday (June 22) : Masada and the Dead Sea

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Masada National Park - Ascend the mountain by walking or 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.

  • Ein Gedi - The landscape, climatic conditions and water sources at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve have created a unique ecosystem of springs, waterfalls and pools surrounded by lush greenery in a desolate desert setting. We will have the opportunity to hike up to and cool off in the refreshing pools and waterfalls of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. The stunning Ein Gedi oasis consists of two separate waterways: Nahal David (David’s Stream), where David took refuge from King Saul; and Nahal Arugot, where remains of a 6th-century synagogue were discovered.

  • The Dead Sea - At 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. Known in Hebrew as "The Sea of Salt", it is also one of the saltiest lakes in the world - with about 34.2% salinity.

  • Dead Sea Boat Ride - Take a boat ride on the Dead Sea in a small group motorboat or in kayaks and see amazing salt formations and scenery. During this unique experience you will enjoy the wondrous muds, salt pearls, salt diamonds, water springs streaming to the sea and sink holes filled with sweet water. Learn about the ecosystem and the environmental issues connected to the Dead Sea.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Herod's Dead Sea

Overnight: Herod's Dead Sea

7 - Thursday (June 23) : Desert Day

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Cassie Bruner & family to the Carlton

All the other - Transfer from Dead Sea Herod's and stay at Petra arranged by Yaelle from Mosaic Tours.

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Wadi Rum - Wadi Rum is a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin, and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge. Many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Petra Movenpick Hotel

Overnight: Petra Movenpick Hotel

8 - Friday (June 24) : Petra

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Petra- includes lunch - Visit Jordan's Jewel, The Capital City of the Nabateans, a city fully carved in the rose red stones of Wadi Mousa Mountains. Upon arrival, you will take a horse back ride (optional), walk through the Siq, the only access to this city. Lunch included. Petra is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. Despite successive attempts by the Seleucid king Antigonus, the Roman emperor Pompey and Herod the Great to bring Petra under the control of their respective empires, Petra remained largely in Nabataean hands until around 100AD, when the Romans took over.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Petra Movenpick Hotel

Overnight: Petra Movenpick Hotel

9 - Saturday (June 25) : I've Been to the Desert

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Transfer from Petra to north- Arranged Via Yaella – Mosiac Tours
Meet up with the Bruners family

Transfer from Petra to Nir David (arranged by Yaelle from Mosaic Tours)

except for the Bruners who will also be transferred to Nir David.

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Nir David

Overnight: Nir David

10 - Sunday (June 26) : Northern Treasures

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Gan Garoo - Gan-Garoo Australian Park - a unique attraction containing wildlife and vegetation from far-off Australia. Gan-Garoo is home to free-roaming kangaroos of various types that you can pet and hand-feed

  • Visit IDF Base (Yaelle)

  • Tzfat - Discover 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 Kabbala, Jewish mysticism. The old synagogues, narrow alleyways, and artists’ studios add to the hilltop city’s unmistakable charm. You can wander around the artist quarter and find some beautiful galleries in the artist row.

  • Sunset ride through the Hula Valley - The Hula valley sits in part of the northern Syrian African Rift Valley which stretches as far south as Mozambique in Africa. During every migration season over 500 million birds travel through the Hula Lake. This wetland paradise is the perfect stopover for small waterfalls, cormorants, heron, pelicans, raptors, storks, and cranes. Early morning ride through the park.
    The Hula valley sits in part of the northern Syrian African Rift Valley which stretches as far south as Mozambique in Africa. During every migration season over 500 million birds travel through the Hula Lake. This wetland paradise is the perfect stopover for small waterfalls, cormorants, heron, pelicans, raptors, storks, and cranes. Sunset ride in an open bus with guiding for an explanation of the site and to view the wildlife.

  • The Scots Hotel

Overnight: The Scots Hotel

11 - Monday (June 27) : Physical and Spiritual Heights

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Nahal Snir water hike - Walk between the beautiful water streams, water plants and shaded track, in one of the Jordan’s water sources.

  • Jeep ride in the Golan Heights - Geo-Political tour of the Golan with Ilan Schulman. Explore the terrain of the Lower Galilee by jeep. While traversing the rich landscape, learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the area.

  • Picnic lunch and fruit picking

  • De Karina Boutique Chocolate Factory - DeKarina Chocolate workshop on Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights: Taste some of the finest chocolate in Israel and then make some of your own to take home.

  • Time to rest at the hotel

  • 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.

  • The Scots Hotel

Overnight: The Scots Hotel

12 - Tuesday (June 28) : What These Shores Have Seen

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Rosh Hanikra - Travel to Rosh Hanikra ("Head of the Grottos"), with the stunning chalk-white cliffs at Israel’s northernmost coastal border. Enjoy the view of the Mediterranean coastline stretched out before you, then take the cable car down beneath the cliffs to the grottos below and tour the system of underground marine caves eroded by pounding waves over thousands of years.

  • Drive to Akko

  • Akko - The ancient city of Akko, on the Mediterranean, is one of the oldest ports in the world, a city shared by Jews and Muslims. Walk narrow streets past towering ramparts, deep moats, green domes, venerable synagogues, slender Muslim minarets, secret passageways. Discover the subterranean city built in the Middle Ages by the Crusaders beneath Akko. Learn about the city’s ancient history as well as its important role in Israel’s modern history.

  • Lunch tasting tour in Akko

  • Time permitting-Meet a local stone artist Saleem Amer and try your hand at stone carving

  • Caesarea National Park - Continue to Caesarea, built by Herod, was the Roman capital of Palestine as well as important seat of early Christianity. Although it boasted a Jewish community in late antiquity, in the 3rd c., Jewish sages exempted the city from Jewish law (Halacha) because by this time most of the inhabitants were non-Jewish. The extensive seaside ruins here date back to Roman, Byzantine and Crusader times. Explore the 2,000-year-old Roman theater, Crusader harbor and 12th-century ramparts.

  • Drive to Tel Aviv and check into your hotel

  • The Jaffa Hotel

Overnight: The Jaffa Hotel

13 - Wednesday (June 29) : Diversity in Yafo

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Old Jaffa - Tour Old Jaffa, one of the most ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin. This is the port from which prophet Jonah attempted to escape the word of God (Jonah 1:3). For centuries, the port of Jaffa was the gateway to the Land of Israel. Today Jaffa is a mixed city, where Jews and Arabs live alongside each other. 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.

  • Orchard of Abraham's Children - Visit the Orchard of Abraham's Children‭ Nursery School in Jaffa. ‬The school puts and emphasis on human friendly and educational encounters for the sake of reconciliation and mediation between the children of Abraham‭.‬ Arab and Jewish children learn together in the school and their parents are part of a wider community celebrating co-existence in Jaffa.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

  • Lunch at Cafe Pua'a- one of the Flea Market favorites

  • Palmach Museum - 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.

  • The Jaffa Hotel

Overnight: The Jaffa Hotel

14 - Thursday (June 30) : The First Hebrew City

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Neve Tzedek - Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside of Jaffa and currently one of the most beautiful and desired locations in Tel Aviv. It was built by some of the dignitaries of the old Jewish community of Jaffa in 1887. They were looking to head out of the ever-growing and over-crowded Jaffa, to build what was considered back than modern and comfortable housing. In recent years, after a period of neglect, the neighborhood was resorted and became a trendy fun beautiful part of the city and a good place to try some Israeli Gelato!

  • The Independence Trail - Follow the new Independence Trail which follows 10 stops of Tel Aviv’s heritage sites and learn 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, and 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 (Shuk HaCarmel) - The Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel), is 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 opening line 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. Enjoy tastes throughout the tour.

  • 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.

  • Chef dinner (not included)

  • The Jaffa Hotel

Overnight: The Jaffa Hotel

15 - Friday (July 1) : Arty Tel Aviv

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Challah baking at Lechamim pending availability

  • 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.

  • Levinsky Market - The Levinsky Market specializes in spices and Mediterranean delicacies. It is, in many ways, the best market in Tel Aviv, for its variety, freshness and special atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a rare Indian spice or some good quality saffron - this is the place. Shops offer a cornucopia of excellent cheeses, smoked fish, wines and other delicacies. Tour the market and have "tastings" throughout.

  • Tour the American Colony - In 1866, a group of 150 Christian Americans from Maine and the New England region, led by the eccentric (some say charlatan) preacher George Adams, left the United States, where the Civil War had just ended. They carried with them their faith, and the materials to rebuild their houses in the Holy Land, sailing 42 days to the disease-ridden Middle East. Join a fascinating journey that weaves its way through religious fervor, nationalistic jingoism, renewal and modern speculation to create a uniquely Tel Aviv neighborhood. Today, the neighborhood has both crumbling ruins and new villas- meticulously preserved 150-year-old homes next to four-story buildings with luxury apartments. Visit the Maine Friendship House and Immanuel Church, walk through the surprising streets, and learn the stories of the place.

  • 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.

  • Shabbat Dinner- home hospitality

  • The Jaffa Hotel

Overnight: The Jaffa Hotel

16 - Saturday (July 2) : Tel Aviv Shabbat

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • ANU Museum of the Jewish People - 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.

  • Enjoy the beach!

  • Final dinner at one of Tel Aviv's best restaurants

  • All guests on the various flights will receive VIP escort through security and check in. - VIP Departure

Overnight: All guests on the various flights will receive VIP escort through security and check in.

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.

Full refunds or changes will be possible for cancellations made as a result of force majeure circumstances, or due to Israel-imposed governmental or air flight restrictions related to COVID-19.

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 cancellation requests must be made in writing.

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