Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to your hotel in Jerusalem for the check-in.
The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.
Day 2: Jerusalem and Bethlehem tour
After breakfast at the hotel, join a small group day tour devoted to the exploration of the city and a tour to Bethlehem. Today, you see unmissable sites of interest, and start with the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Continue to Mount Zion, located on the southern end of the old city, and see the traditional sites of the Last Supper and visit King David's Tomb. In the Old city you start a walking tour of Jewish, Christian and Armenian Quarters. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A must-see highlight of Jerusalem tour is a The Western Wall, one of the holiest Jewish sites.
Today you also visit Bethlehem - the biblical birthplace of Jesus and a major Christian pilgrimage destination. At the Palestinian border your change transportation and local guide takes you to Bethlehem. Together you visit the Church of Nativity, built over the cave venerated as Christ's birthplace in AD 339. After the visit, you drive through the city and get back to the Israel border to meet with your Jerusalem guide and driver.
After the tour you return to the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.
Please note: make sure to have your passport with you for the Bethlehem tour.
Day 3: City Tour of New Jerusalem
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide and start a 4-hour walking tour to discover the top sights of the New City of Jerusalem called Nachalaot which is translated as "inheritances".
Here you get to know the cluster of neighborhoods in the center of the city. You take a great chance to feel like a local and continue to the atmospheric Machaneh Yehudah Market which is the true heart of Jerusalem.
While discovering the market, you get acquainted with local culinary traditions and taste delicious olives, make a stop in the bakery of Hotchpuria, try legumes, casserole, pastries, halva, and organic tahini.
Following the tour, you may continue the exploration of the city on your own or return to the hotel.
Day 4: Masada and Dead Sea Tour
After breakfast at the hotel embark on a small group 8-hour tour to the UNESCO-listed town of Masada, famous for its ancient fortifications, as well as enjoy the shores of the Dead Sea.
Upon arrival to Masada, you take a cable car to reach the hilltop isolated rock plateau above the Dead Sea. Masada was also home to the oldest synagogue in Israel, but one of the most remarkable features are the 12 water cisterns, each with a capacity of up to 140,000 cubic feet.
On the way back you have a stop at the Dead Sea resort for about 2 hours and have some time to relax and swim in the water. The Dead Sea is renown for its rejuvenating properties beneficial for health and you also have some time to visit a local factory store famous for its products containing mud, minerals, and salt from the Dead Sea.
After the tour you are taken back to Jerusalem.
Please note: Make sure to have bathing suits. Towels and lockers are available at the resort at an extra charge of 15-20$ (45-60 ILS). Showers, changing rooms and pools are included in the resort admission fee.
Day 5: Day at Leisure
Today you have time to continue an exploration of the city on your own or take one of our carefully planned optional tours.
Day 6: Departure
After breakfast at the hotel and check out you meet your private driver to continue the trip.
Day 6: Arrival in Tel Aviv and Tour of Jaffa
Upon arrival to Tel Aviv hotel, you start your private 4-hour walking* tour to the old town Jaffa, one of the ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin.
Jaffa city is associated with Jonah, Solomon and Saint Peter as well as the mythological story of Andromeda and Perseus. Together with your guide, you stroll along the alleys of Old Jaffa, see the sculpture of "floating orange", pass by the House of Simon the Tanner and the 19th-century St Michael Greek-Orthodox Church.
Afterward, you arrive at the main Plaza of Jaffa and visit the Franciscan St. Peter’s Church, built on the remains of a Crusader Fortress. Then you continue to the flea market full of boutiques, laid-back cafes, pop-up bars and colourful street stalls selling vintage clothes, objects, and furniture.
After the tour, you may continue the exploration of Jaffa or return to the hotel.
Please note: 2-way public transportation tickets are included in the tour. Flea market is not working on Saturday.
Day 7: Departure from Tel Aviv
After breakfast and check-out, you are met by your private driver and have a transfer to the airport.
Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
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