(Tel Aviv, Galilee, Jerusalem, Eilat)
Israel, often referred to as the “Holy Land”, is located on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and is bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. For a relatively small area, Israel boasts a variety of diverse geographic landscapes and environments. The lifestyles and cultural beliefs of the Israeli people has very much been influenced by religion, and is visible in the everyday life of this nations people. The white city of Tel Aviv is the second most populated city in Israel, boasting historical monuments combined with modern streets and boardwalks lined with swanky cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants. The famous capital city of Jerusalem is the largest Israeli city, and is home to predominately those of Jewish heritage, but is also home to people of various Arabic backgrounds, with the three major religions practiced; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The region of Galilee consists of various geographic characteristics ranging from rocky, high altitude terrain to green, flora enriched valleys, and is often referred to in the Bible, making it a popular tourist location year-round. Continue south past the Dead Sea and through the Judean desert ending on the Red Sea in Eilat. This classic tour explores famous Israeli cities, and regions, all customizable, with private transfers and 4 star accommodations.
A private vehicle will provide a transfer between Tel Aviv and the airport.
The tranquil and intimate City Hotel, offering 96 rooms - including 24 studio rooms, each with a small balcony that can seat up to 4 - is situated on a quiet street, a one-minute walk from the Tel Aviv beach, in the heart of Tel Aviv’s leisure and business center. Renowned for its cozy atmosphere, warm hospitality, excellent restaurant and considerate service, the City Hotel is one of Tel Aviv’s best-kept secrets. Guests are welcome to enjoy the City Hotel, Tel Aviv’s coffee shop on a charming street-side terrace, room service, and the banquet halls for small meetings, conferences, and family events. A nearby gym is open to guests for a moderate fee.
Tel-Aviv is the bustling business centre of Israel, and boasts a combination of modern architecture, alongside some traditional and classic examples. Begin the tour with a visit to Old Jaffa, an area some 4,000 years old, this port city of Jaffa served Egyptian and Phoenician sailors during antiquity. Christian legend has it that Jaffa was named after Noah’s son Japhet, whom was believed to have built it after the great flood. Visit the Clock Tower in the central square, the Jaffa Museum (first constructed during the Crusades and exhibiting artifacts from area digs), Kikar Kedumin (formerly Tel Aviv’s red light district, but now an artsy place with restaurants and gift shops), and the port marina with its abundance of houseboats and restaurants. Next, enjoy a walking tour of Neve Tzedek. These beautifully restored houses and streets preserve the romance of the early days of Jewish urban settlement. The neighborhood was nicknamed "Little Paris" because of its eye-opening architectural innovations. Today, the most outstanding site is the Suzanne Delal Centre, a bustling dance and theater complex. In July, 2003, UNESCO proclaimed the "White City" as a World Cultural Heritage site. Walk along Rothschild Boulevard to view the architectural styles of the 1930s – most notably the International, or Bauhaus, style, telling the story of Tel Aviv from its early year's until today. This is a wonderful opportunity to savor the experience of life, past and present, in the first Hebrew city. Afterwards visit Rabin Square, where former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. Walk in his final footsteps and discuss the impact of this event on the State of Israel.
This tour takes you on a drive north along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea for a visit to the ancient city of Caesarea, where the multimedia show explains about the Roman amphitheatre and ruins. Enjoy the promenade of Caesarea. Continue north to Haifa, and visit the Baha'i Gardens. Further north is Akko, the ancient port city, famous for Napoleon's visit. Explore the Knights Museum, Okashi Museum and the Templers Caves. Return to your Tel Aviv hotel late afternoon.
The Ein-Gev holiday resort is situated on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee and is one of the largest in the area. The resort focuses mainly on organized tours and vacations for tourists from all over the world. Equipped with 166 rooms are suitable for couples, families and groups, and their location – on the shores of the lake – provides an ideal setting for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation in a beautiful clean environment.
This tour begins with a drive to Safed, the center of the Kaballa movement. Visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha'Ari synagogues, which are the most important religious meeting places within the city. Enjoy a stroll around the Artist's quarter before continuing on towards the Golan heights. Here, take in the spectacular view from the observation point, viewing the city of Kuneitra and the neighbouring Syrian territory. Make a brief stop at the former Syrian army camp at Tel Facher, before visiting the Banias springs, which is one of the main sources of the Jordan river, also known as Casarea Philippi. A visit to Tel-Hai allows the opportunity to view the "Roaring Lion" monument, which describes the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920.
A private vehicle with driver will provide the means of transportation for this highlight tour of cities and monuments around the Sea of Galilee. The first stop is the city of Cana, to visit a wedding church where it is said that Jesus performed his first miracle, by turning water into wine. The town of Nazareth is the next place visited. This is where Jesus spent most of his childhood, as well as being the location of the Church of Annunciation, where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Virgin Mary. Whilst in Nazareth a visit to Mary's Well and Joseph's Church is planned before heading to Jerusalem.
The Harmony Hotel Jerusalem is located in the heart of the city and only a 10-minute walk from the Old City and 5 minutes away from Jerusalem’s new Mamilla shopping center. It's ideal location in the heart of Jerusalem in the Nahalat Shiva neighborhood, allows guests to enjoy the areas gourmet restaurants, upscale boutiques catering and the many religious and historic sites of Jerusalem.
This tour begins with visits to the Western Wall, followed by a visit to the famed Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Next, make a stop at Al Aksa Mosque before continuing on, walking through the meandering streets towards the reconstructed Cardo, a shopping arcade which once existed during ancient times. Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, for a short photo stop. Enjoy some shopping at the most atmospheric market of the Old city, offering variety handicrafts, clothes, foods, spices and local delicacies. End the tour at David’s Citadel and Museum, located near the Jaffa Gate.
This tour visits the many highlights and monuments in two very important Israeli cities, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Visit the Israel Museum with its renowned Shrine of the Book monument containing pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls and a cityscape model of ancient Jerusalem. Pass by the Knesset building, home of the Israeli Parliament before touring Yad Vashem, a memorial built to commemorate victims of the Holocaust. In the afternoon carry on to Bethlehem and visit sites such as the Milk Grotto and the birthplace of Christianity, the Church or the Nativity.
This tour combines the earth’s lowest point, the Dead Sea, with one of the most famous sites in Jewish history, Masada. In the early morning hours, enjoy a sunrise climb up snake trail, or enjoy the same panoramic experience aboard a mountain cable car. Perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Dead Sea is the ruins of the well-appointed fortress of Masada, which was built by King Herod, and was used as a refuge for a Jewish faction resisting Roman rule. Next, visit Qumran, best known as the hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were found inside the caves located on the sheer desert cliffs. Finish this tour at a Dead Sea spa, with a float in the famous and buoyant Dead Sea, renowned for its mineral content and rich black mud.
In the morning, your private vehicle will pick you up and travel south to the Negev desert until reaching the city of Hatzerim. Once here, you will visit the Israel Air Force Museum, lined with retired planes, equipment, and other air force fatigues, in addition to hearing the stories of this brave fighting force. Short after, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional camel ride while experiencing life in an authentic Bedouin tented camp. It is here where you will learn about Bedouin hospitality and stop for a light lunch. After lunch you will proceed to SDE Boker to see Ben Gurion's hut and grave, which overlooks the magnificent Zin valley. After, you will stop at the Mitzpe Ramon to view the Ramon Crater, an awe-inspiring geological wonder.
The Dan Panorama Hotel is ideally located for a vacation that blends sun and fun with Eilat's spectacular natural attractions. The hotel overlooks Eilat's lovely lagoon, just a few minutes’ walk from the relaxing North Beach, where the clear waters of the Red Sea lap the sunny shores perfect for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and a variety of water sports. Eilat’s climate is ideal for sun lovers, as it is warm and sunny all year round.
Spend the day exploring Petra in the company of a private guide and vehicle. After being picked up from your hotel in Eilat, you will be driven to the Arava border. Our representatives will meet and assist you with the border procedures. You'll then be driven for approximately 2 hours by air conditioned transportation to Petra. On arrival at the visitor centre your private guide will escort you into Petra through the Siq and show you the highlights of the Nabatean city. You will enter the city and be rewarded with the most astonishing and dramatic monument in Jordan: the Treasury. You will also visit the theatre, the tombs and facades and the colonnaded street. Enjoy lunch (included) and afterwards, sit back and relax on the drive back to Aqaba for an optional city tour then back to Eilat. (Note: The prices do not include the border taxes and tips of $62 per person, to be paid on the spot, and are subject to change without prior notice).
Enjoy this visit to Dolphin Reef and experience some interactive snorkelling with dolphins. Each session is conducted in guided groups of up to three people with one guide for the whole group. A mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit are provided, time is limited to learn, previous snorkeling experience is recommended. The group will swim out not far from the shore, but to deep water (14 meters or 45 feet deep) and watch the dolphins as well as a big variety of fish and corals.
A private pick up is scheduled for a trip to Eilat's Underwater Observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built directly into the coral reef seafloor. After the visit, travel to Timna to explore the copper mines and King Solomon's Pillars. The perfect photo opportunity whilst marveling at the huge multi-colour rock formations.
Depart from Tel Aviv international airport - end of itinerary.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Israel for the most up to date visa information.
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