Price range
From 4765$ per person
Upcoming Date
20-30 October 2022
Tour Time
11 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Thursday (October 20) : Welcome to Israel

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Israel is unique – nestled on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea where East meets West, modern meets ancient, religious meets secular- in the most beautiful place in the world! you will be driven to the Hotel for check in and some leisure time to re-charge.

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 Jerusalem - Check into your hotel

  • The Tachana-Dinner on your own - Enjoy dinner at the historic first railway station of Jerusalem. The station was restored and renewed, today it's one of Jerusalem trendiest spots with great selection of restaurants, cafes and galleries.

  • Inbal Hotel

Overnight: Inbal Hotel

2 - Friday (October 21) : A Message from History

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart for the Dead Sea area

  • Masada National Park - Ascend Masada by cable-car and tour King Herod's private fortress which, following the destraction of the temple in Jerusalem in 70 BCE, became a base for a small band of Jewish zealots in revolt against the Romans. Reveal 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.

  • Swim, relax and lunch at the Dead Sea - Israel’s Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, 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. Enjoy relaxed lunch and swim.

  • Ein Gedi-National Park - Head to Ein Gedi nature reserve and travel a trail to take you alongside and through the cool, sweet waters of Nahal David. If you’re both quiet and lucky, you might even glimpse the sure-footed ibex and other local animals.

  • Return to Jerusalem

  • Shabbat dinner at the hotel

  • Inbal Hotel

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

3 - Saturday (October 22) : Memory and Remembrance

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Haas Promenade - The tour will begin with a panoramic view of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. You choose if you want to see Jerusalem and the Judean desert from Mount Scopus or the Haas Promenade – OR - to appreciate Jerusalem’s splendor from the Mount of Olives, home to many biblical events. All of these lookouts offer an unrivalled vista of the Old City and its environs.

  • Enter the Old City through 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Lunch in the Muslim Quarter

  • Explore the maze of the Muslim and Christian quarters - Meet people who have lived in the Old City for generations, practicing their crafts and raising their families. Browse the famous Arab shuk (market) in the Muslim quarter. Its many stalls sell spices, pastries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes and so much more.

  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher - The Holy Sepulcher is situated on the hill called Golgotha or Calvary. The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial. Several Christian denominations claim ownership to various parts of the site so holy to Christendom.

  • Dinner on your own

  • Inbal Hotel

Overnight: Inbal Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

4 - Sunday (October 23) : Memory and Remembrance

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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.

  • 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.

  • Machane Yehuda Market - In the heart of Jerusalem, a bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life, art, and flavor. Enjoy the hustle and bustle with all the rich fragrances, colors, and sounds this iconic Jerusalem market offers. Time for lunch in the area of the market.

  • Free time or optional walking tour

  • Dinner at Cafe Shalva - Shalva is a Jerusalem based organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. The café’s profits go back to the center and graduates of Shalva work at the café.

  • Optional- Tower of David Sound and Light Show - Watch the famous sound and light show at the Tower of David. 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.

  • Inbal Hotel

Overnight: Inbal Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

5 - Monday (October 24) : Ways of Life

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Drive north through the Jordan Valley' s magnificent road along the Syrian African Rift.

  • Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu - Tour and Lunch - Stop first at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, a pioneer of organic farming, learn how an Orthodox kibbutz has fused secular kibbutz ideology with Judaism. The Kibbutz established the first biological pest control company in Israel and is a world leader in the field of using bees for pollination in the Bio-Bee Project. Visit the fields, meet the farmers, and learn about the benefits and Jewish values inherent in organic farming. Enjoy lunch on the Kibbutz.

  • Continue to Nazareth - Israel’s biggest Arab city, Nazareth is a fascinating place, set in the Lower Galilee. It combines traditional, simple Arabic charm, Christian history, and grand old Arabic architecture. Nazareth is home to many important early Christian sites, including the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well, and the Synagogue Church, as well as an authentic, living Arab souk (market).

  • Drive to your hotel and check in

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Nof Ginosar Hotel

Overnight: Nof Ginosar Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

6 - Tuesday (October 25) : Miracles and Wonders

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Hula Valley - Explore the Hula Valley, an important resting place for migrating birds and many species of rare fish and plants. This creates a wonderland pf flora and fauna. Ride the park in a gold cart to get an extra close observation of the birds and animals in their natural habitat.

  • Mount of Beatitudes - Visit some of the famous sites for Christianity by the Sea of Galilee. First stop is the Mount of Beatitudes, we will visit the famous church designed by the well known architect Antonio Barluzzi which overlooks the Sea of Galilee where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Some late traditions of Christianity place this mountain on the area in which Jesus picked his 12 apostles. Its octagonal walls commemorate the Eight Beatitudes, each graced with the first words of one of the eight verses.

  • The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish - Continue to the modern Church of the Multiplication. It marks the site where Jesus performed the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and the fish, and where he appeared after the resurrection. The 4th century Byzantine mosaic depicting the miracle is still visible on the floor, and a glass panel reveals the foundations of the original church.

  • Primacy Church of St. Peters - Visit the Primacy of St. Peters church. A modest grey Franciscan chapel and a small Crusader building mark the site where Jesus appeared to his disciples after the resurrection and tested St. Peter before appointing him leader of his church. The rock in the middle of the church floor is believed to be the Mensa Christi, where Jesus prepared and ate breakfast with his disciples.

  • Capernaum - Last site of the day is Capernaum – Known as “Jesus’ Town” in the New Testament, Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee is home to one of the earliest churches in the world. This was also Peter’s home town where Jesus performed many miracles.

  • Dinner at the Edge of the River restaurant - Galilean Lebanese cuisine

  • Nof Ginosar Hotel

Overnight: Nof Ginosar Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

7 - Wednesday (October 26) : Physical and Spiritual Heights

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Tel Dan - Open the day with a refreshing walk through Tel Dan National Park. The park 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.

  • Golan Heights - Ascend to the Golan Heights. The Golan is one of Israel’s most beautiful and controversial regions. Discover, first-hand, the strategic importance of the area as you climb the heights. Explore the issues that have confronted Israel during the civil war in Syria.

  • Assaf Winery - Enjoy wine testing at Assaf Winery, a wonderful family-owned fine winery built in the spirit of elevating the wine culture of Israel through unique Israeli wines.

  • The Ancient Jewish Village in Katzrin - Explore the ruins of the ancient Jewish village of Katzrin are located in the central Golan. The village was discovered and excavated about 30 years ago. The remains of ancient Katzrin have been restored after excavation: the columns of the synagogue are upright once more and the houses near the synagogue are two stories high and roofed. Samples of ancient household utensils and agricultural implements are displayed in the houses and there are activities showing life during ancient times.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Nof Ginosar Hotel

Overnight: Nof Ginosar Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

8 - Thursday (October 27) : What These Shores Have Seen

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Nahal Hashofet - Start the day at Nahal HaShofet, or the River of the Judge, flows through the foothills of the Carmel in the Ramot Menashe forest. The short hike presents a series of stunning sights: a gushing waterfall; a cave; a picturesque bridge; a historic flour mill; and plenty of benches along the way so you can drink in the lush natural beauty.

  • Druze Lunch - Visit one of the Druze villages of the Galilee. The Druze are known for their hospitality and warm welcome of visitors. Learn about their fascinating history, unique religion, an ancient tradition, and enjoy a delicious lunch of the local cuisine.

  • Caesarea National Park - Continue to Caesarea National Park. This is where King Herod built a large port in honor of Emperor Augustus Caesar 2,000 years ago. Pontius Pilate later ruled the country from his Caesarea, Paul set sail to the communities where he preached all over the Mediterranean from this site. Visit the Roman Theater, Herod’s palace, the walled Crusader town with its galleries and restaurants and Caesarea’s latest attraction, the Time Trek, a fascinating multimedia presentation.

  • Drive to Tel Aviv and check in to hotel

  • Dinner on your own

  • Dan Panorama or similar

Overnight: Dan Panorama or similar
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

9 - Friday (October 28) : Jerusalem - Holy to all

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Peres Center for Peace and Innovation - Visit the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation is a leading non-profit and non-governmental organization focused on developing and implementing unique and cutting-edge programs. The center presents the incredible story of Israel, the "innovation nation", and showcases the diverse fields and people behind Israeli innovation.

  • Old Jaffa - Stroll through the alleyways of the Old Jaffa filled with artist studios as well as archaeological discoveries. Discover which Jewish and Christian stories took place in the city.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Dan Panorama or similar

Overnight: Dan Panorama or similar
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

10 - Saturday (October 29) : Tel Aviv Culture

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Kikar Rabin (Rabin Square) - Visit Kikar Rabin, named after former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in this square in 1995, Rabin Square is a public space at the heart of Tel Aviv. Ringed by trendy cafes, the square often hosts political rallies and demonstrations, parades, and public events.

  • The Tel Aviv Museum of Art - Tel Aviv Museum of Art, envisioned and founded in 1932 by the first Mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, in his private home on Rothschild Boulevard has since changed locations and developed significantly. The museum's collection, which originally comprised only a few dozen items, has grown steadily and is currently situated in three main buildings including the museum’s original abode.

  • The White City - Tel Aviv has more Bauhaus buildings that any other city in the world, so many that it is designated by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. The buildings were designed by Bauhaus architects who immigrated to Israel from Europe in the 1930s and were influenced by the work of Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.Some 4000 Bauhaus buildings were built in the 1930s – a development which turned the city center into a quasi "open air Bauhaus museum" and earned Tel Aviv the nickname “White City.”

  • Beach Time - Enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing in one of Tel Aviv beautiful beaches

  • Farewell dinner in one of Tel Aviv's great restaurants

  • Dan Panorama or similar

Overnight: Dan Panorama or similar
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

11 - Sunday (October 30) : It's Not a Goodbye, It's Lehitraot

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Transfer to Airport - Transfer

  • VIP assistance at the aiport

  • Depart

Overnight: Depart
Meal Plan: breakfast

FAQ

What are check-in /check-out times?

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Sunday through Friday, check-in time is generally 3PM. On Saturday, check-out is usually one hour after sunset (the end of Shabbat). These times may change depending on the season. It is important to note however, that check-in on Saturday will be at night (usually 2 hours after Shabbat ends - sunset). Check-out is generally before noon, no matter the day of the week (except Shabbat). Please take into consideration the check-in / check-out times when scheduling your flights. In most instances, we are able to arrange for early check-in / late check-out when needed.

What's the weather like in Israel?

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It is always best to check the weather forecast beforehand as the weather during Spring and Fall seasons can be unexpectedly warm or cold.

Spring (late March – May): Daytime temperatures are generally very pleasant - around 65-70°F, though it can still be hot in some areas (such as the Dead Sea and Eilat). There is a slight chance of rain, but it doesn't happen often. It can be cooler in the evenings in the North and Jerusalem - approximately 45°F.

Summer (late May - late September): Temperatures are usually in the high 80s-90s. At this time of year, humidity will be highest in Tel Aviv and Tiberias. Other areas such as Jerusalem are drier and cooler, particularly at night. The desert, Masada and Eilat are extremely hot, but dry. It will almost never rain in the summer in Israel!

Fall (late September – November): Same as Spring, but the rain can begin towards the end of the season.

Winter (December - early March): Winter can be mild and sunny, or severe and overcast. There's often heavy rain and, in January and February, even snow at times! Temperatures will be in the 50s-60s most places, but in the 40s in Jerusalem and the Galilee hills, and cold at night. Pack layers and be prepared for anything!

Weekly weather forecast

How do I change dollars in to New Israeli Shekels?

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ATMs can be used to withdraw shekels using your ATM or credit card and are conveniently located in the airport and throughout the country. There are also regulated ‘change points’ located in larger cities and at the airport. Generally tourists get a fair exchange rate, but it's always advisable to check the current exchange rate to be sure. Hotels will also exchange money, but their rates are usually not as favorable. Israeli currency can be re-converted at the airport or border banks at the end of your stay. With the Via Sabra touch, just tell us how much you need, and our staff will have cash waiting for you when you arrive, to save you valuable time. Just remember to mention it us before your trip.  

What happens if I need medical attention in Israel?

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The level of medical care provided in Israel, as well as the facilities available, rank up top with the very best in Europe or the United States. There are excellent hospitals in all the major cities and many hotels have a doctor on call. It is required to purchase insurance that includes coverage for medical emergencies (including COVID-19 coverage). For information about travel insurance, please click here.

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Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking. All deposits are refundable for 48 hours from the time of booking. After that – the deposit is non refundable.

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.

What’s Included
Hotels throughout the trip v
Group transfers to & from the airport v
Transportation in an accessible vehicle for entire trip v
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Bottles of water, as needed, and snacks v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Agent's commission v
Airfare v
Equipment rental (available at an additional cost) v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
COVID-19 health insurance coverage (required) v
Testimonials
“Cannot recommend this operator enough. Our point of contact, Lorre, was always available no matter what the time difference, to answer any questions. I am a disabled traveller and find travelling tricky and slightly challenging. Israel4All made the holiday completely stress free and they thought of everything. You need an established and competent tour operator like Israel4all when visiting this region. Our guide was Noa and can genuinely say I’ve never learnt more and enjoyed learning more in my life. If you can get Noa.... then definitely do.”
Bobby H
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