Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
22-30 May 2023
Tour Time
9 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

- ( January 1 ) : SHALOM AND WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

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Activities:

  • Arrival - Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, meet your VIP assistance as your leave the aircraft. They will assist you through the airport and bring you to your driver. Your driver will then bring you to your hotel in Jerusalem.

  • Check in - Arrive to Jerusalem and check into your hotel.

  • Aquaint yourself to Jerusalem - Feel free to explore on your own. No guiding today

  • Overnight - Harmony Hotel

- ( January 1 ) : JERUSALEM - HOLY TO ALL

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Harmony Hotel

  • Meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel - Begin your Old City tour of Jerusalem.

  • Mount of Olives - The Mount of Olives offers a panoramic lookout over the city. There are countless Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions about Mt. Olives, including that from here the Messiah will come, and from here the dead will be resurrected in the vision of the End of Days.

  • Via Dolorosa - Enter the Christian Quarter and walk the Via Dolorosa, believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. This is one of the most celebrated places on a Christian pilgrimage.

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre - The church is situated on the hill called Golgotha or Calvary and 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 this site so holy to Christendom.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Muslim Quarter - Extending from the Damascus Gate to the Via Dolorosa, the Muslim Quarter is the largest of the Old City’s quarters and has been home to Palestinian Arabs for centuries. 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.

  • Overnight - Harmony Hotel

- ( January 1 ) : JERUSALEM YOUR WAY

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Harmony Hotel

  • Day on your own to explore the city - See our recommendations below:

  • 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. While entry to the museum, we recommend making a reservation, and, for an extra cost having one of the museum's expert guides tour you through.

  • Israel museum - Visit the unique collections and expansive grounds of the Israel Museum, the country’s national museum. Linger over the renowned international and Israeli art, the world’s most complete Judaica collections and the charming Billy Rose Sculpture Garden. You can also visit the Shrine of the Book, home to the exceptional archaeological finds of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts.

  • Machane Yehuda Market - In the heart of Jerusalem sits this 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.

  • Overnight - Harmony Hotel

- ( January 1 ) : TO THE LOWEST PLACE ON EARTH!

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Harmony Hotel

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

  • The Dead Sea - At 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. This is a stunning, other-worldly landscape of shimmering blue water ringed by bare, orange and yellow hills. 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.

  • Qumran-National Park - Stop at the Qumran ruins, a fascinating site of great significance. In 1947 two Bedouin shepherds accidentally came across a clay jar in a cave near Khirbet Qumran that contained seven parchment scrolls. There is vast evidence that the manuscripts discovered in the Qumran caves belonged to the library of the occupants of the site in this period -a small hermit community referred to as the Dead Sea Sect. Today the scrolls reside in a specially constructed site for exhibiting the scrolls -the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

  • Overnight - Harmony Hotel

- ( January 1 ) : WHAT THESE SHORES HAVE SEEN

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Harmony Hotel

  • Depart Jerusalem

  • Caesarea National Park - On the Mediterranean coast, Caesarea National Park is one of Israel’s most impressive archeological sites. Here, 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 dreamt 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 millennium. Caesarea 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 today as a performance venue, as well as the hippodrome that held 20,000 spectators for chariot races.

  • 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).

  • Join the Bock Family

  • Overnight - Ramada Hotel, Nazareth

- ( January 1 ) : Free day with friends

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Ramada Hotel, Nazareth

  • No guiding today - Enjoy a day to relax and spend some time with friends

  • Overnight - Ramada Hotel, Nazareth

- ( January 1 ) : Footsteps of Jesus - Sea of Galilee

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Ramada Hotel, Nazareth

  • Meet your guide

  • Sea of Galilee - Kinneret - The Sea of Galilee, known to Israelis as the Kinneret, is fed by the Jordan River, rainfall and springs on the northern side. More properly designated a lake, The Kinneret is the only fresh-water lake in Israel, as well as the lowest fresh-water lake in the world, at an altitude of 209m (685ft) below Sea Level.

  • Mount of Beatitudes - Mount of Beatitudes is a hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount.

  • Tabgha - Church of the Multiplication - The northwest corner of the Sea of Galilee was where Jesus operated during a significant time period of 3 years, referred to as the Ministry of Christ. Most of Jesus' miracles and teachings took place in this small area.

  • Chorazin - This ancient village set on a hilltop overlooking the Sea of Galilee. In Christianity the site is mostly known for being doomed by Jesus, apparently because of its people rejecting him. Today, Chorazin is an archaeological site, known especially for its well-preserved synagogue from Talmudic times.

  • Travel to Tel Aviv

  • Drisco Hotel - Check in to your hotel located in Jaffo

- ( January 1 ) : TEL AVIV - THE FIRST HEBREW CITY

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Drisco Hotel

  • Tel Aviv - Welcome to the city that never sleeps! You can now relax and explore the city as you see fit. We are happy to suggest museums, galleries, naighborhoods, walking tours - what ever you wish for your final days.

  • Local Walking Tour - Explore Tel Aviv through an urban cutlure tour. What is unique about graffiti and street art in Israel and in Tel Aviv specifically? What stories do these images and words tell us about the people living here? What kind of food is unique to Tel Aviv? What various types of create outlets are there in this city? We have excellent local guides with curated tours to give you insight into this fascinating city. The walking tour is included in your trip and we will assist you in choosing the right topic for you.

  • On your own: 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.

  • Overnight - Hotel Drisco

- ( January 1 ) : Farewell!

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Drisco Hotel

  • Day to explore on your own - recommended:

  • Stroll around the beautiful Old City of 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.

  • The Tel Aviv Museum of Art - In this dynamic tour we'll figure out what makes Israeli art into what it is, and what’s it relationship with the Zionist narrative as well as the international art world. This tour through the extensive Israeli collection at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is an amazing way to visually explore the Israeli narrative from the early 20th century until today. What is the story the Arts Establishment tells about Israeli Art?

  • Transfer to the Airport - Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel for your transfer to the airport.

  • Departure - Wishing you a safe flight home.

FAQ

What is the cancellation policy?

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Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

What documents do I need to travel to Israel?

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US and Canadian citizens are not required to obtain a visa for travel to Israel. Citizens from all other countries will need to check with their respective embassies/consulates or visa agency to determine if a visa is required. You can also check here. Your passport needs to be valid for 6 months from the date you leave Israel after your trip. Other documentation, such as that which relates to COVID-19 (for example) may be required. We will update this section with all relevant information as it becomes available.

Is it safe to travel in Israel?

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Yes! It is safe for you and your family to travel in Israel. There is a very low rate of street crime in Israel. But your security is of the utmost importance. Via Sabra, our tour operator, receives regular updates from Home Front Command regarding any critical updates, be it security related, or even about the weather. On the off chance there is a need to do so, we will be able to adjust our itinerary based on relevant information and recommendations.

General guide for tipping

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Tips are not included in the cost of a tour and are always at your discretion. Having said that, in Israel, it is customary to add a gratuity of 15-20% at a restaurant and to tip your guide and driver. For all groups ranging from 2-6 people, it is suggested that you tip the tour guide $70 -$100 (from the group) per day. For groups larger than 8, it is recommended to tip $8-$12 per person, per day + 50% for your bus driver. Please note! Unless stated otherwise, on our group tours, the hotels, restaurants with meals included and serving staff is being generously tips by our staff - on your behalf. If you are not sure, check with your guide or operator for further details.

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
Breakfast at your hotel v
A private licenced, English speaking tour guide with transportation for 3 days v
A private licenced, English speaking tour guide (no car) for 1 day v
All sites and activities as listed in the itinerary v
VIP airport service upon arrival v
Transfers to and from the airport v
Hotel accommodation v

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