8 days/ 7 nights
Israel Tours

Two cities - two worlds. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Schedule

Day
01

Welcome to Israel !

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in. The rest of the day will be free to enjoy the hotel and the nearby famous Tel Aviv promenade.

Day
02

Nazareth and Sea of Galilee

This tour begins with a drive up the coastal road, then we turn off towards the Valley of Armageddon. From here we can see Megiddo. We visit Mt. Precipice and arrive in Nazareth. Here we tour the beautiful Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. On route to the Sea of Galilee, we pass Cana, where Christ transformed water into wine. From a distance, we see Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount and stop in Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. In Tabgha, we tour the Roman Catholic Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. We pass Tiberias on the edge of the Sea of Galilee and stop at Yardenit. This River Jordan baptismal site could have been where John baptized Jesus. On our return journey, we pass Mt. Tabor where the Transfiguration took place.

Day
03

Free day in Tel-Aviv

FREE DAY + TOUR IN TEL AVIV – JAFFA Enjoy a tour to Old Jaffa, Old Jaffa is a fascinating place – it has been built, conquered, destroyed, and re-built several times and is one of the oldest port cities. Today it is part of Jaffa, old and new, and a great place to hang out. This walking tour of Old Jaffa is easy, accessible and well we had loads of fun! For centuries Old Jaffa was the maritime gateway to Israel and Jerusalem – almost everyone who was anyone was here: - The Prophet Jonah; The Egyptians; The Philistines; The Hasmoneans; The Romans; The Maccabees; The Muslims; The Crusaders; The Turks; The French; The British and of course The Israelis; Napoleon; Herzl; William II of Germany; Eichmann and yours truly. Our unique tour of the Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange takes you on an exclusive visit inside the world’s largest diamond trading complex. This tour is not a visit to a gift shop or a museum, but an exclusive look inside the high security and secretive Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange ‘Bursa’, where around 15,000 diamond professionals and 1,000 related businesses trade with the world. Our exclusive and fascinating tour takes you inside a secretive world which even locals do not know exists.

Day
04

The Dead Sea Relaxation

With this Dead Sea day trip you can really unwind and get rid of all that tension and stress. The tour takes you from Jerusalem through the Judean Hills past the Inn of the Good Samaritan and heads south. We stop briefly for a photo-op at the sign indicating “sea level” then continue to the Dead Sea at 430m beneath sea level – the lowest place on Earth. You can relax and enjoy one of the best Dead Sea beaches. Soak up the sun which has the lowest UVB rays on Earth; cover yourself in mineral-rich Dead Sea mud and swim in the sea. The water of the Dead Sea is 8.5 times saltier than the ocean so it is impossible to sink or for any living creature to live in the water. The Dead Sea environment has natural health and beauty benefits and gives visitors an overall sense of well-being.

After the excursion, you will be dropped off at your Hotel in Jerusalem.

Day
05

Old and New Jerusalem

We take in the panoramic views of Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Scopus then travel down the mount passing the Biblical Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations and Kidron Valley that holds monumental Jewish tombs. In the Jewish Quarter, we see the Cardo; the Byzantine-era main street of Jerusalem. We stop at the sacred Western Wall to place a prayer note between the ancient stones of the wall. The tour follows part of the Via Dolorosa to the stunning Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here we see the site of Christ’s crucifixion and his burial tomb. After a lunch break and walk through the Old City bazaar we travel to new Jerusalem. Driving through the modern city we reach Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum. The museum’s exhibits include authentic artifacts, original documents, photos and video testimonials of Holocaust survivors.

Day
06

Bethlehem Half Day Tour

This half-day Bethlehem tour sets off through the Judean Hills to Bethlehem. On arrival, we stop in Manger Square and go into the historic Church of the Nativity. This church was built around the Holy Grotto where Jesus was born on the first Christmas Eve. The silver star on the grotto floor marks the site of the nativity. Enjoy the architectural features of the church, the many works of art and see part of the original mosaic floor. From here the tour continues to the Church of St. Catherine. The tour goes beneath the church into ancient grottoes to see altars, tombs and where St Jerome translated the Hebrew Bible to Latin. We leave Bethlehem passing Shepherds Field and the Biblical Field of Ruth before returning to Jerusalem. End the tour approx. 13:00 at David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem. There is no return back to your hotel.

Day
07

Free day in Jerusalem

On the last day in Jerusalem, there are many available options to spend marvelous time in this Magical City . You can walk through the picturesque streets of the Old city, shop at the Bazaar and do your own sightseeing of this most unique and historic city on the Planet.

Day
08

Departure from Israel

After breakfast you will be transferred to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight back home. Take home your fond memories of Israel that will last a lifetime, and start planning your next trip.

Tour details

Arrival date:

Friday

The tour price includes:

  • Group transfers: airport - hotel - airport
  • Board type: BB or HB basis (Bed & Breakfast or Half Board)
  • Bus - luxury with air condition
  • Accommodation in hotels of the selected category
  • Guided tours in English with a certified guide

The tour price does not include:

  • Air tickets
  • Medical insurance