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Israel Highlights Tour ( Operates Sunday )

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Guaranteed Departure (Minimum 2 Persons) This Tour Operates Every Sunday Day 1: Sunday - Tel Aviv Upon arrival at . .
Country: Israel
City: Jerusalem
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
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Guaranteed Departure (Minimum 2 Persons)

This Tour Operates Every Sunday

Day 1: Sunday - Tel Aviv

Upon arrival at the airport, you will meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv overnight.

Day 2: Monday - Tel Aviv / Beer Sheba / Masada & Dead Sea

Leave Tel Aviv driving south, passing by Ashdod and Ashkelon en route to Beersheba, for a drive through the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, the bathhouse, etc. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a “float” in the salty water of the world’s lowest place – the Dead Sea. Proceed to Jerusalem overnight.

Day 3: Tuesday - Jerusalem - Sightseeing of the new city

Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from atop the Mt. of Olives. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple.

Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). Afternoon drive to visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the traditional birthplace of John the Baptist). Return to Hotel.

Day 4: Wednesday - Jerusalem - Old City & Bethlehem*

Enter through one of the Gates to the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, and the colorful bazaars. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the Shepherd's Fields. Return to Jerusalem overnight.

Day 5: Thursday - Beit Shean / Nazareth / Galilee

Leave Jerusalem and drive north, passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. On to Safed, the city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a
visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Day 6: Friday - Golan Heights and Around the Sea of Galilee

Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages. Travel via Banias, the source of the Jordan River to the Mount of Beatitudes. Visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter's house at Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Day 7: Saturday - Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv

After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, for a sightseeing tour, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Hippodrome. Continue to Tel Aviv-Jaffa for a short city tour and to your hotel for overnight.

Day 8: Sunday

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

* Site under the Palestinian Authority's jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

Rates Include:

7 nights of hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

Transfers from/to the airport on arrival and departure.

Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor coach.

Service of a Government-licensed guide on all touring days.

Entrance fees to places of interest while touring.

Traveler’s medical baggage insurance.

Not Included:

Porterage at the airport.

Tipping for guide, driver, and hotel staff.

Beverages with meals.

Traveler’s medical baggage insurance.


1. The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis - subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
2. The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.

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