Israel for returning visitors
- 14 days Israel tour for groups counting minimum 15 participants. An Israeli historical, cultural and nature program / tour. A day by day discovery of the complex weave of history, sacrament, struggles and aspirations that make Israel what it is today: society, culture and landscape. Tour's overnights : 2 nights in Haifa, 2 nights in the Galilee, 2 nights in Tel-Aviv, 3 nights in Eilat by the Red Sea and 4 nights in Jerusalem. Tour is accompanied, lead and guided by a licensed Israeli Tourism Guide.
Day 1 Arrival
Arrive at any of Israel's Gateways, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Haifa
Day 2 Haifa, Akko, Rosh Hanikra
Tour Haifa. The Bahai Center with it's beautiful Persian Gardens. Continue to Akko to visit the underground Crusader City. Proceed to Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car to see the Grottos. Overnight: Haifa
Day 3 Beit Shearim, Safed, Upper Galilee
Drive to Beit Shearim, the seat of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish High Court. See the Catacombs and Sarcophagi. Proceed to Safed the birthplace of the Kabbalah. Tour the ancient synagogues and the artists' colony. On to see Metula and the Hula Valley. Overnight: Galilee
Day 4 Jeep ride in the Galilee & the Golan
Board your Jeeps for an all terrain tour in the Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights. Weather permitting we will Kayak the Jordan River. At the end of the day enjoy the hot springs at Hammat Gader. Overnight: Galilee
Day 5 Nazareth, Tzippori, Caesarea
Start the day in Nazareth, visit the Church of the Annunciation and explore the Bazaars. Continue to Tzippori and enjoy the exquisite Mosaics, including the "Mona Lisa of the Galilee". Drive to Caesarea to see the famous port, the Roman Theatre, the Byzantine streets and the Aqueduct.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Day 6 Tel Aviv
At leisure. Overnight: Tel Aviv
Day 7 Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva, Eilat
Drive through the busy streets of Tel Aviv. See the Mann Auditorium, Habimah National Theater, Rabin Square, Dizengoff Street and the promenade along the Mediterranean sea-front. Continue to the Museum of the Diaspora. Head South to Beer Sheva. Stop in Sde- Boker to visit Ben Gurion's hut. Drive through the Ramon Crater to Eilat. Overnight: Eilat
Day 8 Eilat
Discover the beauty of this southern resort. Visit the underwater Observatory, Snorkel in the colorful reefs. Board a Yacht and enjoy the Red Sea abundance of colors. Overnight: Eilat
Day 9 Eilat
Day at leisure (Optional tour to Petra in Jordan - See our Jordan Excursions itineraries). Overnight: Eilat
Day 10 Dead Sea, Massada, Jerusalem
Drive North along the Arava highway. Stop at the biblical Hai-Bar Park. On to the lowest point on earth - the Dead Sea. Start your visit at the mountain fortress of Massada. Ascend by cable car to visit the excavations of the site where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans in the 1st century. Walk to David Spring near Ein Gedi, where David hid from King Saul. Time and weather permitting, enjoy a 'swim' in the Dead Sea. Drive to Jerusalem via Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Overnight: Jerusalem
Day 11 Old City of Jerusalem
This day we will walk the Old City streets. Visit the Jewish Quarter, walk along the Cardo and the bazaars. Enter the Wall Tunnel and see the newly excavated Southern Wall. Visit the Western Wall and continue to Temple Mount. On to the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the Citadel to view the exhibits in the Museum of the History of Jerusalem. Overnight: Jerusalem
Day 12 New City of Jerusalem
On to Mount Scopus to view the Hebrew University campus. Continue to Mt. of Olives for a breathtaking view of the city of Jerusalem. Drive to the Western Part of the city to see the Childrens' Memorial and the Valley of the Lost Communities in Yad Vashem. On to Mt. Herzl to see Yitzhak Rabin's grave. Drive to Government Hill to view the Knesset and the Supreme Court. End the day at the Shrine of the Book. Overnight: Jerusalem
Day 13 Jerusalem
Day at leisure Overnight: Jerusalem
Day 14 Departure
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for your flight back home.
Program can be customized to group's wishes, needs & requirements.
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