Israel Cultural Tour In-Depth (10 days)

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This tour is the perfect opportunity for those experiencing Israel for the first time! On your guided tour of Israel, our knowledgeable tour guides will ensure you experience the very best that Israel has to offer


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Welcome to our cultural and spiritual tours of Israel. This classic tour to Israel is a ten days discovery for the savvy traveler who wants to explore the marvels of Israel. It is a mixture of holy sites and historic sites spread in different parts of the holy land. Our 10 days classic tour of Israel is fully escorted by knowledgeable tour guides who will give the best of Israel's culture and history. You will be visiting the general historic sites of Israel as well as the religious landmarks on this trip to Israel. It begins by a welcome in Tel Aviv airport and immediately transferred overland to the Golden city of Jerusalem where your tour starts; explore with your guide a walking tour of the Old City visiting Mount Zion, the tomb of King David, walk along an ancient Roman road the Cardo, stroll in the Jewish Quarter. You will also visit the Temple Mount, pray if you wish on the Western Wall, walk the Via Dolorosa, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, to Mount Scopus, and Mount of Olives, and visit Bethlehem to visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. All of these highlights are on your first day on your tour of Isreal. The next day, your guide will take you to the New City to visit the Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Karem, to Yad Vashem memorial, and Israel Museum, to see the Shrine of the Book, and Dead Sea Scrolls, next to the Knesset Israel’s parliament, and Givat Ram Campus Hebrew University. We will take you on a panoramic drive through the Judean Desert to the lowest place on earth the Dead Sea, to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and on to the fortress of Masada.

On this tour of Isreal, you will also enjoy a full day of leisure in Israel's largest and modern city of Tel Aviv for shopping, sightseeing, and dining. Later, we will take on a historic discovery of Caesarea, the capital port city of Judea during Roman rule, on to Megiddo site of Armageddon as written on the Bible, on to a Druze village in Daliat El Carmel, proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa and see the Bahai Shrine, and impressive Bahia Gardens. Continue this exciting packed classic tour of Israel driving to Safed, visit Joseph Caro Synagogue, and Ha’Ari Synagogue, and the Artist’s Quarter, after visiting the Golan Heights, and Kuneitra, Katzrin, and savor a Golan Winery taste experience, then Kessem Hagolan. On your last day of touring travel to Tiberias, see Capernaum-referred in Bible as Jesus' “own town,” visit the Church of St. Peter. On this Israel ten days tour you will also drive to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation, continue to Beit Shean, and Beit Alpa. We will end this marvelous tour to Israel in Tel Aviv with a transfer to the Airport for your flight back home with a suitcase full of great discoveries in the Holy Land and unforgettable memories of Israel.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem

Upon your arrival at Tel Aviv Airport, your host will greet you and assist you with a transfer to Jerusalem. Jerusalem– the birthplace of the world’s three major religions in Israel. Check-in at your hotel for dinner and overnight. Your hotel is conveniently located near the Old City walls, shops, restaurants, and other city attractions just a short cab ride away. Dinner and accommodation will be at your hotel.

Day 2: Jerusalem Guided Tour

Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating cities you have ever been to. An absolute must is the Temple Mount so it’s important you plan your time in Jerusalem around when you are allowed to visit if you are non-Muslim. The Temple Mount is the holiest place in the world for Jews and the third holiest place for Muslims, making it the most contentious site in the city.

You will also visit the Western Wall. Seeing the Western Wall for the first time will be one of those moments you will feel the magnitude of a captivating spiritual place. It’s a moving scene, but one which is also full of joy beyond a festival-like atmosphere.

Enjoy visiting the Old City of Jerusalem and its highlights in the afternoon. This is the kind of city where you set out to go from A to B and it should take 20 minutes but an hour later you still haven’t arrived because you found so much to see along the way! Many sites in Jerusalem would be major tourist attractions in any other city but here they are not even marked! You’ll get a lot from simply striking out on foot and even getting a little lost! No worries your guide is here to show you around. Your Historic visit to Jerusalem will conclude at the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Return to your hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Day 3: Jerusalem - Yad Vashem - Holocaust Museum

Our morning tour of Jerusalem starts at the Holocaust Museum. It is going to be a very sobering morning but the Holocaust Museum is somewhere you can’t leave Jerusalem without having visited. One can spend several hours here and still not be able to read and watch everything. But you will leave the place with a lot of understanding about the history of the Jews and human atrocities.

We will walk later to Mount Olive and enjoy the Garden of Gethsemene. The Garden of Gethsemene is where Jesus was arrested and taken away from before the crucifixion. Some sites in Jerusalem have been disputed and moved over time but there is no such ambiguity with this garden, all gospels agree this is where Jesus was arrested and the site remained the same place. We will enjoy a sunset at Mount Olive then return to our hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Day 4: Historic tour of Bethlehem

Visiting Bethlehem can be done on your own separate from the group or with our guide. It might be one of the holiest sites in Christianity but you don’t have to be religious to enjoy a trip to the city. It’s an incredibly friendly place and though it was a bit more modern than expected. it is a very pleasant and fascinating place to have finally seen with your own eyes. We will visit the Church of Nativity, This is the reason that almost everyone comes to Bethlehem, to see the spot where Jesus was born. The church itself is fairly humble from the outside, and on the inside really, it is fascinating and impressive. We will end our day with a stroll in the old town of Bethlehem to enjoy arts and crafts medieval workshops and traditional markets. Return to the Hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Day 5: Mitzpe Ramon - Ein Avdat National Park

The second part of this Israel itinerary will head into the desert landscapes known for their beauty and mysticism. Here you’ll find epic canyons, amazing hikes, incredible snorkeling, and the continued feeling that this land is somewhere very special.

Our Discovery tour of Israel will take us today first to Ein Avdat. We saw lots of ibex in this area as well as a pair of rare Griffon Vultures. This is a popular place with Israeli families and you can take a short, flat walk (roughly 10 minutes) through the canyon to a series of natural pools which you used to be able to swim in, but sadly no longer. Later on, we will discover the Grand Canyons of Israel relatively speaking. Mitzpe Ramon is the world’s largest erosion crater at over 40km long. There are plenty of hiking opportunities but you don’t need to walk to see the area’s many sites.

You will be offered 3 miles of hiking in the Ardon and Harut Hill track to feel the desert. Otherwise, you can just stroll around the visitor center. Dinner and accommodation will be in your hotel.

Day 6: Ada Canyon and the Red Sea

Today we will explore the marvels of Ada Canyons' natural landscapes. If you like to hike, you are offered a 7km trail that is desert breathtaking. If you love narrow slot canyons surrounded by stunning scenery - and we hope that you do because there are a few on this itinerary.

After working up a sweat at the canyon it’s time to cool off in the world-famous Red Sea at Eilat. You can choose between diving or snorkeling and you can go as part of a tour or independently.

Day 7: Red Canyons

After breakfast, We will go to explore one of the best natural sites in Israel, the Red Canyon. If you only pick one canyon from our itinerary make it this one! This canyon is magical, nothing short of spectacular, and if you go in the early morning you should get the whole thing to yourself. Return to Eilat for the afternoon to enjoy the Red Sea at leisure. Dinner in the Hotel.

Day 8: Massada and the Dead Sea

Our historic tour to Israel will take us today to southern Israel through the Judean Hills and past the Inn of the Good Samaritan. We will make a stop at sea level for an unforgettable photo opportunity then continue our descent down beneath sea level towards the iconic Dead Sea. Our first stop will be at Masada where we take a cable car to the plateau summit and visit the remains of Herod’s 2055 years old palace-fortress. We see remarkable structures including palaces and a bathhouse. We will keep going on our biblical discoveries of Israel traveling from Masada across the desert oasis of Ein Gedi and Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Our afternoon will be at leisure enjoying one of the Dead Sea beaches. You can try to swim or simply float in the salty water that is 8.6 times more saline than the ocean creating natural buoyance. Use the Dead Sea mud as a natural skin mask soaking up the warm Dead Sea sun. Dinner and accommodation are in Tel Aviv.

Day 9: Tel Aviv at Leisure

A morning to remember its sunrise. If you’re thinking that a 4.30 am wake-up call is way too much on holiday, don’t skip this bit just go a little later instead! If you can drag yourself out of bed in the middle of the night to witness the sunrise over the Dead Sea you won’t regret it. We consider this morning a great highlight of the trip. You can do this as part of a tour or independently. It’s really easy to do yourself. We will travel back to Tel Aviv. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Tel Aviv your way. This is a great place for shopping and dining.

Day 10: Tel Aviv Airport

In the morning we will transfer you to the Airport for your flight back home. See you again on our other tours to Israel.

What is included:

  • Services of local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Transportation in Deluxe vehicles
  • Breakfast, and dinner daily
  • Fees to Monuments and Museums

Hotels Used:

  • 4 star hotel accommodation
DEPARTING FINISHING SEATS TOTAL IN USD
Tue 19 Jul 2022 Fri 29 Jul 2022 Available $2485 RESERVATION
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Tue 27 Sep 2022 Fri 7 Oct 2022 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 11 Oct 2022 Fri 21 Oct 2022 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 25 Oct 2022 Fri 4 Nov 2022 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 8 Nov 2022 Fri 18 Nov 2022 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 22 Nov 2022 Fri 2 Dec 2022 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 6 Dec 2022 Fri 16 Dec 2022 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 20 Dec 2022 Fri 30 Dec 2022 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 3 Jan 2023 Fri 13 Jan 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 17 Jan 2023 Fri 27 Jan 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 31 Jan 2023 Fri 10 Feb 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 14 Feb 2023 Fri 24 Feb 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 28 Feb 2023 Fri 10 Mar 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 14 Mar 2023 Fri 24 Mar 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 28 Mar 2023 Fri 7 Apr 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 11 Apr 2023 Fri 21 Apr 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 25 Apr 2023 Fri 5 May 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 9 May 2023 Fri 19 May 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 23 May 2023 Fri 2 Jun 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 6 Jun 2023 Fri 16 Jun 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 20 Jun 2023 Fri 30 Jun 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 4 Jul 2023 Fri 14 Jul 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 18 Jul 2023 Fri 28 Jul 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 1 Aug 2023 Fri 11 Aug 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 15 Aug 2023 Fri 25 Aug 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 29 Aug 2023 Fri 8 Sep 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 12 Sep 2023 Fri 22 Sep 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 26 Sep 2023 Fri 6 Oct 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 10 Oct 2023 Fri 20 Oct 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 24 Oct 2023 Fri 3 Nov 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 7 Nov 2023 Fri 17 Nov 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 21 Nov 2023 Fri 1 Dec 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 5 Dec 2023 Fri 15 Dec 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 19 Dec 2023 Fri 29 Dec 2023 Available $2485 RESERVATION
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Tue 16 Jan 2024 Fri 26 Jan 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 30 Jan 2024 Fri 9 Feb 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 13 Feb 2024 Fri 23 Feb 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 27 Feb 2024 Fri 8 Mar 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 12 Mar 2024 Fri 22 Mar 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 26 Mar 2024 Fri 5 Apr 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 9 Apr 2024 Fri 19 Apr 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 23 Apr 2024 Fri 3 May 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 7 May 2024 Fri 17 May 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 21 May 2024 Fri 31 May 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 4 Jun 2024 Fri 14 Jun 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 18 Jun 2024 Fri 28 Jun 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 2 Jul 2024 Fri 12 Jul 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 16 Jul 2024 Fri 26 Jul 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 30 Jul 2024 Fri 9 Aug 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 13 Aug 2024 Fri 23 Aug 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 27 Aug 2024 Fri 6 Sep 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 10 Sep 2024 Fri 20 Sep 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 24 Sep 2024 Fri 4 Oct 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 8 Oct 2024 Fri 18 Oct 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 22 Oct 2024 Fri 1 Nov 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 5 Nov 2024 Fri 15 Nov 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 19 Nov 2024 Fri 29 Nov 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 3 Dec 2024 Fri 13 Dec 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION
Tue 17 Dec 2024 Fri 27 Dec 2024 Available $2485 RESERVATION

Cost per person: $2265 USD

Single supplement: $645 USD

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