10 Day Classic Israel Tour

 

10 Day Classic Israel Tour

 

Day 1 – Arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport

Optional transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem. Meet the rest of the group and our tour guide who will give a short preview of the program for the tour. Enjoy a good night’s sleep after your long journey.

Day 2 – Old Jerusalem – the Holy City

After a delicious Israeli breakfast, we start our tour with a visit to the Mount of Olives for a stunning view of the old city. We continue our tour with the ancient core of Jerusalem in the archeological site of the City of David and Hezekiah’s Tunnel. A tour of the Davidson archeological garden and the Western Wall

A short coach ride through modern Jerusalem to the bustling Machane Yehuda Market for a delicious culinary tour.

Overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 3 – Bethlehem and old Jerusalem

Just south of Jerusalem lies the small town of Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus, where we will visit the Church of Nativity.

We return to Jerusalem to the Kidron Valley to experience a “hands on” sifting the earth from ancient Jerusalem where archeological finds are constantly being made.  Then Jewish Quarter in the Old City, including the Cardo – the main Roman thoroughfare. We continue to the Christian Quarter and walk along via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. A very short walk takes us into the Arab bazaar and from there to Mount Zion with the room of the last supper and King David’s tomb.

Overnight in our hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 4 – The Dead Sea

From the hills of Jerusalem to the lowest place in the world, and in a surprisingly short time. A spectacular tour of Masada with its mountaintop fortress.

Visit the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where discovered. Stop for a float on the salty waters of the Dead Sea.

Overnight in our hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 5 – a free day in Jerusalem

After a leisurely breakfast take a walk around the city of Jerusalem taking in the sights of your choice. The tour guide will be happy to offer some tips as to how to enjoy your free day.

Overnight in our hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 6 – Modern Jerusalem

A visit to Yad Vashem, the memorial and museum about the darkest days in Jewish history, the holocaust.

The world famous Israel Museum with the Dead Sea Scrolls and many other unique exhibits.

Our next stop is a guided tour of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, the center of Israel’s modern democracy.

Overnight in our hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 7 – To the North

We start the day in ancient Caesarea with its Roman amphitheater, port, Hippodrome, and aqueduct. Caesarea’s history is intertwined with Jewish, Christian and Moslem History.

We continue north to the port city of Haifa and a visit to the world famous Ba’hai Gardens, one of the holiest sites of the Ba’hai religion, located on Mount Carmel.

The mystical old town of Safed with its atmospheric Artists Quarter and Kabbalist Quarter Overnight in the North

Day 8 – Galilee and Golan Heights

Capernaum – with its rich Christian history. Further North to the Banias river nature reserve, one of the rivers draining the waters from Mount Hermon into the Jordan River. A visit to the Early Medieval Nimrod Fortress. Further up into the Golan Heights for spectacular views that underline the strategic importance of this region, from Mount Bental. A Visit to the famous Golan Winery.

Overnight in the North

 

 

Day 9 – The Jordan Valley

Down to the Roman ruins of the Biblical City Bet Shean, then relax in the beautiful Gan Hashlosha National Park (one of the 20 most exotic parks in the world according to the Time’s magazine) with its warm water springs and natural pools, and to Mount Gilboa, a superb vantage point over the Jezreel Valley. Here we can fully appreciate many biblical stories.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

Day 10 – Old Jaffa and the Hills of Judea

A visit to Old Jaffa and its port underlines the fascinating contrast between the Modern city of Tel Aviv and its ancient neighbor.

A short Journey to the foothills of Judea, into the Ella valley where David vanquished Goliath and to the Bet Guvrin National Park with its labyrinth of caves used many years ago for hiding, burial, storage and more.

Drop off and Farewells at Airport or Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

Price Includes:

  • Guaranteed Small Groups – 35 Participants Max
  • 8 touring days
  • 9 nights at 4-star hotel
  • 9 Israeli buffet breakfast and 2 dinners (for nights spent in the northern hotel)
  • Entrance fees for all places in the itinerary
  • New Air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking fully licensed expert tour guide
  • (For Half board Only: 9 Israeli buffet breakfast and 9 Dinners)

 

Price does not include:

  • Air tickets
  • Meals not mentioned in “price includes”
  • Health and Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide, coach driver, porters, hotel staff
  • Anything not mentioned in “price includes”.

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Tzur Tours, a company with a family atmosphere, was founded by Eliyahu Tzur, based on his vast experience as a qualified tour guide. Our expertise is in Private tours and organized tours for small and medium-sized groups. Our aim is to connect you to this wonderful country, to maximize your experience, and this with good quality service and at competitive prices.

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10 Day Classic Israel Tour