14 Days Organized Tour

A New Experience of Israel

Included:

Direct flights from & to NY, all transportation, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, half board, accommodation, Wednesday or Sunday arrival 

 

Day 1 – Sunday – Arrival to Israel

Arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport, where our representative will meet you and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 2 – Monday – Mount Carmel, Caesarea, Haifa

After breakfast we will drive to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman Theatre and aqueduct. Continue drive along the coastal plain to Haifa to view the Persian Gardens and the Bahai Temple.

Overnight in Haifa.

Day 3 – Tuesday – Haifa, Druze Village, Accre

After wakeup and breakfast, we will make a stop for the fantastic view from the Haifa University and continue to visit the Druze village Daliat'Al'Carmel.

Drive to Acre to visit the ancient city and harbor, visit the old city market and the newest archaeological excavations of the ancient Roman underground citadel, the Crusader Fortress and the British prison. If the weather allows, we will take a picturesque boat sail around the old city walls.

Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse. 

Day 4 – Wednesday - Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth

We will start the day with a visit of the city of Tiberias. Drive to Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and the octagonal Church of St. Peter, optional swim in the Sea of Galilee.

Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac or stop to swim in the wondrous warm natural pools at Sachne.

By the evening arrive to the village of Pekein. We will visit some of its most famous sites such as the old synagogue, Rabbi Bar-Yohai hiding cave, where he wrote the -Kabbala-Zohar manuscript, and a world famous factory of natural cosmetics.

Day 5 – Thursday - Safed, Nazareth

In the morning, we will proceed to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where we will tour the synagogues, shops and the artist's colony. Then proceed to Nazareth. Here we will visit the Church of the Annunciation.

In the afternoon, we will continue driving north, overnight at the Kibbuz.

    

Day 6 – Friday - Golan Heights, Jordan River

Today we take an exciting jeep ride through the Hula valley, off the beaten track and enjoy gliding down the Jordan River in a kayak or a rafting boat.

Continue driving to Jerusalem.

Day 7 - Saturday – Jerusalem

Free time at the city

Day 8 – Sunday – Jerusalem, the old city

Start the day visiting King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. We enter through one of the walled old city gates and walk through the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, Herodian Quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa by to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, proceed to Mount Scopus and then to the Mount of Olives for a magnificent panoramic view of the Old City.

 

Day 9 - Monday – Jerusalem, the new city

Leave the hotel and drive to the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem to see the Chagall stained glass windows. Continue to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust and then to the Israel Museum. There we will visit the Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Visit the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University.

Day 10 - Tuesday - Dead sea, Massada

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1350 feet (420 meters) below sea level. Optional stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We will continue along the the Dead Sea shore to the ancient fortress of Massada. Ascend by cable car to the top of the mountain and tour the fortress where the Jewish rebels made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 A.D.
Return to the shore to experience float on the Dead Sea.

  

Day 11- Wednesday – Dead Sea – Negev Desert

We make our trip to the west to the Negev Desert, visit Israel’s Air Force Museum at Hatzerim to view the planes and equipment and hear the story of this brave fighting force. Visit Sde-Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave, overlooking to the magnificent Zin valley. We will stop for a camel riding experience and visit an authentic Bedouin tent.

Enjoy the afternoon at the natural hot springs and pools of the desert oasis, flowing into a luxurious spa. We will have dinner at the Beduin tent, enjoy the meal and learn about the Bedouin culture and hospitality.

Day 12 – Thursday – Tel Aviv

A day to explore Tel-Aviv, Israel's second largest city and the center of culture and economy. Begin with the pathways, art galleries, and market stalls of Old Jaffa, once the gateway to Eretz Yisrael. Then we walk the lanes and alleys of the Neve-Zedek and "White city", the first Jewish neighborhoods that were built outside of the Jaffa walls. Visit the Azrieli Shopping mall and ascend to the top of the tower to see the panoramic view of the city.

Day 13 – Friday - Tel Aviv

Free time to enjoy the see beach, markets, shopping malls and the rest of the city attractions.

Day 14 – Tel Aviv - Departure

Depends on the flight schedule we will have another tour in the Tel Aviv area and then transfer to the airport to safely flight home.

 

 

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Tel: (718)-924-7544,  www.ilantoursusa.com


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 Tel: 972-(0)9-9541112   Email: info@cactustours.co.il

        

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