Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to one of the most vibrant cities in the world - Tel Aviv! Upon arrival, you are taken to the hotel for the check-in.
Day 2: City tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide-driver and start your 8-hour day 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-driver you stroll along the alleys of Old Jaffa, see the sculpture "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 before you arrive in Tel Aviv and have a lunch break.
On the way back to Tel Aviv you also visit Neve Tzedek - the first Jewish colony outside of Jaffa. Continue with a visit to The Hall of Independence with Meir Dizengoff sculpture in front. Inside you have a 1-hour guided tour unveiling the history of Israel birth.
Following the tour you may stroll along the Carmel Market, Nahalat Binyamin* crafts fair of local artists and Rabin Assassination site together with you guide-driver.
Please note: The Hall of Independence is closed on Saturdays. Nahalat Binyamin market is running every Tuesday and Friday.
Day 3: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Tel Aviv.
Day 3: Arrival
Welcome to Jerusalem! Upon arrival, you are taken to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.
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. 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: Group size is up to 20 people. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option. 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: 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. Group size is up to 20 people. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.
Day 6: Tour to Nazareth and Galilee
Early in the morning join a small group tour and embark on an exciting 12-hour day trip to the incredible Christian site - the city of Nazareth, and a northern region called Galilee.
The first stop on your route is Nazareth where you visit the Catholic Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Then you drive by towns Cana and Tiberius, located on the shore of Galilee Sea, and arrive in Capernaum, also known as "the town of Jesus". Once abandoned and forgotten, this site was excavated in the 1900's and today you may visit the Jewish Synagogue. Continue to the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves located at the foot of the Golan Heights and reach Yardenit, the famous Baptismal site where Jordan river flows out of the Sea of Galilee.
After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel in Jerusalem.
Please note: Group size is up to 20 people. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.
Day 7: Departure
Following breakfast at the hotel and check-out you depart from Jerusalem.
Day 7: Arrival
Welcome to Eilat - popular resort at the northern tip of the Red Sea. Upon arrival, you are taken to the hotel.
Day 8: Group Day Trip to Petra
Early in the morning meet your guide at your hotel lobby and embark on a full day group tour to the famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert, mysterious Petra.
In about 1 hour after your departure from Eilat, you cross the border with Jordan and drive through Wadi Rum's landscape to arrive at the destination.
While in Petra, you enjoy a guided tour walking through the narrow walkaway in rock walls, the Siq, proceeding with the Obelisk Tomb, the major Nabatean monument from the 1st century AD. Then you see one of the most outstanding temples in Perta, Al-Khazneh or the Treasury, the sacrificial palace of Jabal Madbach, the Theater and Mountaintop Royal Tombs that simply stuns travelers' imagination. Here you also have time for lunch and exploring the gems of Petra on your own.
Following the tour, you are taken back to Eilat with a short stop at Wadi Rum observation point.
Day 9: Day at Leisure Following breakfast at the hotel, you have a day at leisure. We recommend to enjoy your spa zone of the hotel, walk along the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba or visit the Coral Beach Nature Reserve.
Day 10: Departure Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Eilat.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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