13 Day 12 night Israel Heritage Tour

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Jewish Heritage Experience – 13 Days 12 Nights Israel Tour

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Jewish Heritage Experience – 13 Days 12 Nights Israel Tour

Experience the BEST of Israel

Friday 
Arrival to Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight Tel-Aviv.

Saturday 
Day at leisure
Overnight Tel-Aviv

Sunday 
Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders’ city, the aqueduct and the amphitheater, which has been restored, as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel and visit “AF AL PI CHEN”, the naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate.
Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbor and local market; Continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable into the limestone Grottoes.
Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Monday
Drive to Safed, center of Kaballa movement; Visit the Joseph Caro and the Ariel synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the Artist’s quarter.
Enjoy a bumpy Jeep tour to the foot of the Golan.
Continue to the Golan Heights; Stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra, and the Syrian territory.
Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp; Visit the Banias springs.
Next, a visit to Tel-Hai; See the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920.
Overnight at a kibbutz guesthouse.
Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle.

Tuesday
Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; Proceed to Beit Shean, also called “Scythopolis”, the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods.
Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the
Byzantine period.
Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy in the water springs located at the foots of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines.
Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; Stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing
as you enter the city.
Overnight Jerusalem.

Wednesday
Tour the old city of Jerusalem.
Start with a visit of the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion.  Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; Visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the
Jewish quarter .
Tour the Kotel tunnels; Visit Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo,
to the local Arab bazaar.   Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient

remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period.
Overnight Jerusalem

Thursday
Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel.
Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive to mount Hertzel, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the ammunition hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War, and converted into a national memorial site and museum. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical
emblems.  Next visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the new holy land model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period.
Overnight Jerusalem.

Friday
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea.  Stop at Qumeran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.  Continue to Masada, ascend by cable car and
tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc.  Descend by cable car.
Next stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area.
Overnight Jerusalem.

Saturday
Day at leisure
Overnight Jerusalem

Sunday
Timna/underwater observatory/Eilat
Travel south through the Negev desert; Visit Timna and see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations.  Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the underwater observatory, one of the largest sea aquariums in the world, built into a coral reef.
Overnight Eilat.

Monday 
Free day in Eilat or Day in Petra
(optional, additional cost)
After assistance with visa to the Jordanian border, drive straight away to Petra through desert highways, your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra, which was built by the Nabataea’s (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabataea’s who settled in the south of Jordan more than
2000 years ago. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the Treasury, Royal Tombs, the Court, Roman theatre, Roman Street, Qassier El- Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments, which fascinate the visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice Restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m. and crossing back to Eilat.
Overnight Eilat.

Tuesday
Mitzpeh Ramon/Sde Boker /Tel-Aviv

Depart Eilat via Mitzpeh Ramon; stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder; Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley.
Stop for a camel riding experience and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent; learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s air force museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.
Drive back to Tel-Aviv.
Over night Tel Aviv

Day 13 Wednesday

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your temporary departure from Israel…

 Transfers. The drive from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion International Airport is about 30 to 45 minutes. International flights require that you check-in at least 3 hours prior to your flight departure time.

 

 

   SPECIAL OFFER AT CROWN PLAZA HOTELS :  Free upgrade to deluxe room at Crown Plaza Tel-Aviv &    Jerusalem. Free dinner on Friday night at Crown Plaza Jerusalem.

Included services in our tour rates:

  1. Private transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to your Hotel in Tel Aviv and from the Hotel in Tel Aviv back to the Airport.
  2. Meeting on arrival at the Main Arrival Hall at the Ben Gurion International Airport.
  3. 9 Full day touring with all entrance fees and attraction as per the above itinerary.
  4. 12 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the hotels as mentioned above.
  5. Two  dinners at the hotel in Kibbutz Lavi  / Galilee
  6. Lunch and swim at a Dead Sea spa hotel
  7. Jeep rides in the Golan Heights.
  8. Light lunch and Camel ride at a Bedouin village

 


Not included services in our tour rates:

  1. Tips to guide, driver and hotel staff (suggested $12 per person/per day – $6 guide, $3 driver, $3 hotel staff)
  2. Lunches en route on sightseeing days.
  3. Treatments at the Dead Sea spa.
  4. Petra Tour
  5. AIRFARE

 

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