Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
08-17 April 2023
Tour Time
10 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Saturday ( April 8 ) : Petra - The Red Rock

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Activities:

  • Arrival in Queen Alia International Airport - And transfer to Petra

  • Petra tour - Your guide will take you on a tour into the breathtaking "rose-red" city (byhorseback and foot) which begins at the "Siq," a winding canyon road. At the end of the passage you'll see Petra's most beautiful monument -- the Treasury -- carved out of the solid rock

  • Check in to hotel - And dinner at hotel

  • Petra

Overnight: Petra
Meal Plan: lunch, dinner

2 - Sunday ( April 9 ) : Wadi Rum

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel - And checkout

  • Travel to Wadi Rum - In Wadi Rum you shall pass the famous “Seven Pillars of Wisdom” on your way to the Visitors Centre, where you will have a short stop. Here you will board a local open 4 X 4 Vehicle escorted by a Bedouin guide to take you out into the desert for 3 hours. You will visit the Lawrence Spring, the Famous Ghazaly Gorge with its ancient Rock inscriptions. Lunch Break at a Bedouin Camp.

  • Arava Border Crossing - You will be guided through the border crossing where you will meet your driver who will take you to the Six Senses hotel

  • Dinner at hotel

  • Six Senses Shaharut - Set in the stunning Arava desert, the facility itself mirrors the splendor of the surroundings.

Overnight: Six Senses Shaharut
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

3 - Monday ( April 10 ) : Desert Splendor

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Hike Timna Park - Discover beautiful geological formations and the ruins of ancient copper mines in Timna Valley.

  • Ecology Center at Kibbutz Lotan - Take a tour at Kibbutz Lotan’s Center for Creative Ecology where you can see first-hand pioneering ecological projects, latest ecological solutions for climate change, sustainable living in extreme desert conditions.

  • Dinner at hotel

  • Six Senses Shaharut

Overnight: Six Senses Shaharut
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

4 - Tuesday ( April 11 ) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel - And checkout

  • Travel north to the Dead Sea

  • 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.

  • Masada National Park - Ascend the mountain 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.

  • Time Permitting: Hike Ein Gedi Nature Reserve - 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.

  • Travel to Jerusalem

  • Check in to hotel - And dinner at hotel

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

5 - Wednesday ( April 12 ) : Jerusalem - Holy to All

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Tour Jerusalem’s Old City and meet the people and places that make this place so unique. 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, and, if conditions permit, visit the one of the holiest Muslim sites, the Temple Mount. Throughout the tour explore the complexity of a city that is holy to these three major religions.

Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

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

  • Western Wall - Proceed to the Kotel (The Western Wall), sacred because it is one of the last remnants 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.

  • 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 of the challenge that stood before Herod the Great during the biggest of all his immense building projects - the expansion of the Temple Mount.

  • Old City Tasting Tour - Walk through the Muslim and Christian Quarters of the Old City seeing the historical and religious sites. See some off-the-beaten track sites in the winding alleyways and enjoy some Jerusalem delicacies. We will have a “taste of history” that interweaves stories and anecdotes, historical information, and, of course, combines the senses of smell, taste, and sound. (replacing lunch)

  • 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 the First and Second Temple periods, Roman ruins, vibrant synagogues, and learning institutions, all jostling for space in these busy stone streets.

  • Armenian Quarter Jerusalem - Home to the biggest diaspora community of Armenians, the Armenian Quarter is the least-known and most intriguing area of Jerusalem’s Old City. Traditionally-dressed Armenian monks wander its shady, peaceful streets and alleys. Here, you’ll find Jerusalem’s oldest churches and chapels, the grand Armenian Patriarchate compound, and authentic and appealing Armenian restaurants which beckon you in for a bite and a refreshing drink.

  • Dinner at a local restaurant - We can make suggestions and reservations

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, Old City Tasting Tour (replaces lunch)

6 - Thursday ( April 13 ) : From Holocaust to Rebirth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Yad 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.

  • Machane Yehuda Market Tasting Tour - 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 time and dinner on own - We can make suggestions and reservations

  • A taste of the Ultra-Orthodox world-walk the streets of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods - Get to know the people, the food, and feel the vibrations of this life. On a busy Thursday night, when people are preparing for Shabbat, gain a more complex appreciation for the people by listening to their music, visiting synagogues, various institutions, seeing unique leisure, fashion, and art this world encompasses, and, of course by eating freshly baked challah.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, Machane Yehuda Tasting Tour (replaces lunch)

7 - Friday ( April 14 ) : Land of Contrasts

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Optional: Israel museum - Visit the Israel Museum to marvel at the Dead Sea Scrolls and the remarkable archaeology exhibition

  • Tour Bethlehem - Travel to Bethlehem and tour with a Palestinian Christian guide. Visit the traditional birthplace of Jesus, the site where the The Church of the Nativity now stands. This is also one of the oldest Christian churches in existence. During the Crusades, it was a primary place of pilgrimage.

    We’ll see artwork by the infamous Banksy on the security barrier (separation wall) and spend some time discussing his increased presence in the West Bank since 2003. This will be an opportunity to discuss the barrier from a Palestinian perspective.

  • Return to Jerusalem

  • Shukriya - Meet Avraham and Odeya - chefs, life partners, and owners of 'Shukriya - A Home for Jerusalem Culinary Culture' - who will introduce you to the culinary story of Jerusalem. Participate in a cooking workshop, followed by a Jerusalem style dinner.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

8 - Saturday ( April 15 ) : Abundance

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel - And checkout

  • Travel north through the lush Jordan Valley

  • Visit Beit She'an National Park - One of the main pagan towns during Roman rule of the region 2,000 years ago, and in the shadow of an important biblical city, Beit She’an contains a magnificent theater, Roman bathhouses, mosaics and more. It is considered one of the most well-preserved Roman sites in the region.

  • Druze Cooking Workshop and Meal - 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.

  • Time Permitting: Akko historical tour - Walk through 4,000 years of history in this ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage site. The ancient city of Akko, situated on the Mediterranean coast, is one of the oldest ports in the world, and a city shared by Jews and Muslims. Walk narrow streets past towering ramparts, deep moats, green domes, venerable synagogues, slender Muslim minarets, and secret passageways. Discover the subterranean city built beneath Akko in the Middle Ages by the Crusaders. Learn about the city’s ancient history, as well as its important role in Israel’s modern history.

  • Travel to Tel Aviv

  • Check in to hotel

  • Dinner at a local restaurant - We can make suggestions and reservations for you

  • Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast, Druze cooking workshop and meal

9 - Sunday ( April 16 ) : The Israeli Mosaic

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Explore Florentine through 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.

  • The Levinsky Market specializes in spices and Mediterranean delicacies - It is, in many ways, the best market in Tel Aviv, known 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.

  • Evening and dinner on own - We can make suggestions and reservations for you

  • Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast, Levinsky Market Tasting Tour

10 - Monday ( April 17 ) : L'hitraot!

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel - And checkout

  • 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, but the two were united into one municipality in 1949, yet each part kept 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.

  • 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.

  • Farewell Lunch

  • Transfer to Ben-Gurion International Airport

  • Farewell - We hope to host you again in our beautiful coutry!

Overnight: Farewell
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

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
VIP airport service upon arrival v
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Bottles of water, as needed, and snacks v
Airfare v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v

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