Price range
From $7270 per person
Upcoming Date
12-25 June 2022
Tour Time
14 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Room type:

Jerusalem:

1 Deluxe Room and 1 Family Suite

Beresheet:

1 Beresheet garden/ balcony room

1 Desert View Family Villa

North – Pastoral Kfar Blum:

1 Boutique with balcony

1 Junior Suite

Tel Aviv – Royal Beach:

2 Triple Studio Rooms

1 Room with a late check out at 6:00 PM

Itinerary

1 - Sunday (June 12) : Welcome to Israel

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Activities:

  • Welcome to Israel - Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport at 2.00 pm on UA 140 flight. Your VIP agent will be waiting to greet you at the sleeve of the plane. After assisting with arrival procedures, collecting your baggage, and relevant Covid testing, you will be taken to meet your driver and drive to Jerusalem.

  • Check-in

  • Free afternoon to explore on own

  • Dinner on own - We will be happy to offer suggestions and make reservations.

  • Jerusalem: Inbal Hotel

Overnight: Jerusalem: Inbal Hotel

2 - Monday (June 13) : Jerusalem - the Heart of the Jewish People

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel - Every morning you'll enjoy a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast.

  • Go back in time to the place where it all began - Tour the City of David - A visit to the City of David, with its tagline “where it all began,” is a trip back in time through the layers of Jerusalem’s past. This hill, on which Jerusalem began 4 millenniums ago, has been continuously excavated for the last 120 years, and still, most of its mysteries are yet to be discovered. The tour of the site leads you through the biblical palace of King David, past ritual purification pools.

  • Exciting Walk Through Hezekiahs Tunnels - Biblical King Hezekiah had the Siloam tunnel built in preparation for an Assyrian attack in the 8th or 7th century BCE, to redirect water from the Gihon spring into Jerusalem. Today, you can splash through the knee-deep water as you marvel at this astonishing feat of ancient engineering that is still standing today.

  • Time to Reflect at the Kotel - Proceed to the Kotel, (The Western Wall), a 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.

  • Visit 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 (1601ft) 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.

  • Lunch at the 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. Meet store-owners whose stores have been in their family for generations.

  • Tour of the Jewish Quarter - Explore the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Visit the Byzantine Cardo, and the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations exposing two thousand years of Jewish history in the Old City till present day. 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.

  • Ramparts Walk - Discover the Old City on the Rampart Walls which were built in the 16th century for patrolling by the Turkish. Today you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the old city and the surroundings. Begin at the Jaffa Gate and walk north around the Christian and Muslim Quarters, descending at the Damascus gate.

  • Head back to the hotel and get ready for your evening outing

  • Dinner on own - Suggestions and reservations can be made.

  • Jerusalem: Inbal Hotel

Overnight: Jerusalem: Inbal Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

3 - Tuesday (June 14) : Memory and Remembrance

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Meaningful visit to 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.

  • "Finding the Heroes Among Us" in 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.

  • Family Game and Lunch at Machane Yehuda Market - After a meaningful morning focusing on our past, we will head to the present and modern day. In the heart of Jerusalem, at a bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life , your family will be given instructions for the tasks you will need to complete together in the shuk. Enjoy the hustle and bustle with all the rich fragrances, colors, and sounds this iconic Jerusalem market offers. Truly fun for all ages.

  • Free evening and dinner on own - As our afternoon was spent taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of Israel, this evening you can enjoy on your own. We will be happy to provide restaurant recommendations.
    We suggest eating near the Mamilla Mall which is located near the Tower of David.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, Machne Yehuda tastings

4 - Wednesday (June 15) : IDF Adventure

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Begin your day with a visit to the 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

  • Are you ready for an unforgettable experience? - Experience what it's like to be an Israeli counter-terror soldier. You'll be trained to shoot rifles. All instructors are weapons experts, served as combat soldiers, and are still active reservists in the Israel Defense Forces. Interact with them and hear their stories about places and operation that you have read about in the news. Watch Krav Maga combat display.

  • Lunch on rout

  • Head back to Jerusalem

  • Afternoon at leisure

  • 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: Inbal Hotel

Overnight: Jerusalem: Inbal Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast

5 - Thursday (June 16) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Early morning check-out and drive to the Dead Sea region

  • Packed picnic breakfast

  • Hike the mountain from the west 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. A beautiful way to end the day.
    Please note: cable car begin to operate only from 8:00 am.

  • Swim and 'float' in 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.
    This is 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.

  • Have lunch at one of the local hotels

  • Nature hike in Ein Gedi oasis - Ein Gedi 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.

  • Proceed to Mitzpe Ramon

  • Check-in to the hotel and have dinner there as well

  • The beauty of the desert at night - enjoy a guided star Gazing Experience

  • South: Beresheet

Overnight: South: Beresheet
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner, lunch at a Dead Sea hotel

6 - Friday (June 17) : Desert Splendor

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Morning at leisure - enjoy the hotel's facilities

  • Alpaca Farm - Usually found in the South American Andes Mountains, alpacas and llamas are unusual and interesting animals. The Negev desert, in contrast to the green scenery of the Andes,- might seem inhospitable for the alpacas and llamas, the altitude and temperature in Mitzpe Ramon is, in fact, comparable to their natural home. Hand feed the animals Hand feed the animals, watch their curious and amazing life habits - courting, spitting and sand bathing.

  • Lunch at the hotel (on own)

  • Go on a jeep tour in Ramon Crater - A local expert guide will pick you up from your hotel and head to explore the Ramon Crater. Stop at the summit of Mt. Gvanim which offers a stunning view of the entire Makhtesh and from there along Wadi Gvanim then continue to the Ein Sahronim spring and the nearby Nabatean ruins. During the jeep tour you will have time to hike various parts of the crater.

  • Bedouin authentic dinner and hospitality - Go to a local Bedouin family for an authentic desert experience and delicious meal. This is a real opportunity to visit a 'real' village and not a touristic village.

  • Beresheet - Beresheet

Overnight: Beresheet
Meal Plan: breakfast, Bedouin dinner hospitality

7 - Saturday (June 18) : Shabbat Shalom

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Morning at leisure & check-out by noon - Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and head north.

  • Tour Beit Guvrin - The caves of Beit Guvrin hold a rich trove of artifacts that were uncovered over the years. Don’t forget to check out the amazing Bell Caves too.

  • Head north and stop for a light meal at Ein Camonim - Ein Camonim is Israel’s first boutique cheese dairy. Learn about the cheese making process and eat delicious organic farm's cheeses.

  • Stop at a beautiful lookout over the northen region

  • Check-in to your hotel and eat dinner there as well - Check-in times on Saturdays are from 6:00 PM.

  • Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

Overnight: Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

8 - Sunday (June 19) : Physical and Spiritual Heights

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Begin your morning with a nature hike through Tel Dan Nature Reserve - The reserve combines a lush nature reserve with a biblical archaeological experience and includes a short wheelchair- accessible trail. At the heart of the park is “Tel Dan”- the capital of the ancient northern Israeli biblical kingdom.

  • Lunch on rout

  • Tour in Tzfat - Jewish mysticism's birthplace - The city of Tzfat (also spelled Tsfat or Safed) is one of 4 holy cities in Jewish tradition, together with Tiberias, Hebron, and, naturally, Jerusalem. It resided on the top of Mount Canaan that is overlooking the green tops of Mount Meron on its west and the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights on the east. The city has become the center of Kabbalah scholars in the 16th century, many of them refugees (and descendants of refugees) of the traumatic Expulsion from Spain (1492). The setting of the city, coupled with the attempt to rebuild the shattered Jewish community and Jewish identity, inspired some of these renowned Rabbis to explore the hidden secrets of Judaism, the Tora ( aka - 5 books of Moses), and the principles of Kabballah as they are obscurely worded in the 13th-century founding book of Kabbalah - Zohar ("The Glow").
    As part of our tour, we will walk in the alleyways of Tzfat, visit some of the main Synagogues of the city, and have a chat with one of the Kaballah-inspired artists that reside in the ancient part of town.

  • Kabbalah workshop - The tour will include a kabbalistic workshop where you will learn the secrets behind your name, zodiac and date of birth, which according to Kabbalah are the DNA of the soul!

  • Druze home hospitality, pita making and dinner - 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.

  • Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

Overnight: Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, Druze cooking workshop and dinner home hospitality

9 - Monday (June 20) : Excitement Above and Below Ground

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • An unforgettable archeological dig experience - Visit the site of Um el Kanatir also known as Ein Keshatot, home to a Jewish village from the Period of the Mishna and Talmud, with a magnificent synagogue in its center. The ancient village is located above the Samekh Riverbed, looking towards the Sea of Galilee and the hills of the Galilee. Enter a synagogue that features the original Ark Complex – the most preserved and magnificent ever to be discovered in Israel. The synagogue was excavated and reconstructed with advanced technological methods, and today it stands at a height of one story. The Ein Keshatot site also offers a visit to the village spring, which flows into ancient pools, surrounded by shaded areas.
    Take part in the ongoing excavation, you'll be guided by an archeologist and get ready for a real experience.

  • Lunch on rout

  • Delicious and fun Chocolate workshop De Karina - 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.

  • Explore the Golan Heights through a jeep tour - Geo-Political tour of the Golan with an expert. While traversing the rich landscape, learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the area. Stop for a lookout over the border with Syria from Mt. Bental to get a better understanding of the geography and strategical roll this region has for the State of Israel. Your local guide touches on the nuances of living so close to the Syrian border and what that has meant for Israel as it relates to security and humanitarian issues.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

Overnight: Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

10 - Tuesday (June 21) : What These Shores Have Seen

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Activities:

  • Breakfast & check-out from hotel

  • 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.

  • Tour Old City of Akko - Walk through 4,000 years of history in this ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage site. The Old City of Akko, or Acre, has been lived in continuously for 4,000 years. There’s almost too much to see, including one of the world’s oldest ports; the amazing Crusader city which earned Akko UNESCO World Heritage status; and the khans, mosques, baths, and citadels of the preserved Ottoman walled town.

  • Lunch at the famous Uri Buri restaurant - For the past 20 years , the popular Uri Buri restaurant has been offering different kinds of delicately prepared fresh fish and seafood dishes served with more than 100 different kinds of fine Israeli wines.

  • Continue with a tour of 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 initially built by King Herod in the 1st century BC, who dreamed of a major seaport to connect the Province of Judea with Rome. For this purpose, the king's men designed an entirely artificial harbor that was in use for about a Millenium. The city became a central city in Roman and Byzantine times as can be seen from the massive archeological remains on site. View the spectacular Roman amphitheater, still used as a performing venue today and the hippodrome that held 20,000 spectators for chariot races.

  • Speculo Glassblowing Workshops - Work as a team and experience glassblowing workshop by the sea.

  • Drive to Tel Aviv & check in to your hotel

  • Dinner on own - Suggestions and reservations can be made.

  • Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

11 - Wednesday (June 22) : Ancient and New side by side

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Old Jaffa - On a walk through 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.

  • 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!

  • Independence Trail and architecture - 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.

  • Enjoy afternoon on the beach and pool

  • Dinner on own

  • Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast

12 - Thursday (June 23) : Giving Back

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • 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.

  • Meaningful visit to the Brothers For Life Home - You will meet one of the staff members of Brothers for Life non-profit organization and hear about their special mission. BFL vision is that every wounded combat soldier receives the care and support needed to ensure his return to fulfilling and contributive life. (Donation is included).
    We can offer an additional activity with some of the former soldiers based on your interests: soccer game, bike riding, scuba diving etc.

  • Return to Tel Aviv

  • Optional: Graffiti Tour - 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.

  • Dinner on own

  • Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast

13 - Friday (June 24) : Shishi Israeli

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Day to explore on own

  • Check out from the hotel by noon - You can leave your luggage at the hotel's luggage room.

  • 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.

  • Check out Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Market - If your tour is on a Tuesday or a Friday, 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.

  • Friday farewell dinner (not included) - We will happily make suggestions and a reservation.

  • Transfer to BNG Airport

Overnight: Transfer to BNG Airport
Meal Plan: breakfast

14 - Saturday (June 25) : Travel back home

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Activities:

  • Departure from Ben Gurion Airport at 12:50am - A VIP fast track assistant will greet you at the entrance to the airport.

  • Farewell - we look forward to hosting you again in our beautiful country

Overnight: Farewell - we look forward to hosting you again in our beautiful country
Meal Plan: breakfast

FAQ

Are medical and travel insurance necessary? Where can I purchase it?

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Health Insurance It is a condition of your booking through Via Sabra / Israel4All, as well as the State of Israel, that you obtain travel health insurance which includes coverage for COVID-19.

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase full travel insurance which includes coverage 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 purchase travel insurance with our partner, Travel Insured, an experienced company and one of the largest in the industry through this link.

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.

What’s Included
Late check-out for 1 room on June 24 v
Hotel accommodation v
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
VIP services upon arrival & departure v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Activities and transportation on days on own v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
COVID-19 health insurance coverage (required) v
COVID-19 testing (when required) v

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