(Jerusalem, Tel Aviv)
Our most extensive exploration of the "Holy Land". Israel is an exceptional country, with playing a pivotal role in thousands of years of civilization, and with a religious significance unparalleled anywhere else. Enjoy a private exploration of this fascinating land with your own private guide and vehicle. From Jerusalem's Old city, the Dead Sea, Masaada, Galilee, and Tel Aviv - this is an in-depth exploration from five star hotels. Many visitors experience overwhelming emotions when visiting the country - and having the privacy and flexibility of your own private guide can be priceless.
A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
The Inbal Hotel is situated at the core of Jerusalem, with a supreme view of the Old City and the New City. The hotel offers an abundance of amenities and personalized service. With 257 redecorated rooms, and endless lounge space, the hotel appeals to those possessing a defined appetite for crisp and tasteful surroundings. The restaurants are commended for their stylized menus, including a scrumptious breakfast buffet to start the day off. Within walking distance is Emek Refaim, a long stretch of restaurants and cafes. Follow up the evening with a stroll, stopping off at Liberty Bell Park for some serenity or play time for the kids. Unwind under the sun near the luxurious swimming pool. Open year-round, it is heated for winter swimming and bordered by seating and chaise areas.
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 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.
This tour takes in some truly stunning scenery and ancient religious sites around the Sea of Galilee. Visit some ancient churches and town such as Capernaum, the one-time home of Jesus. Visit ruins of the ancient synagogue, the still standing Church of St. Joseph and the site of the miracle of the Loaves and the Fish before arriving at Yardenit, the site where the lake empties into the Jordan River.
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.
The Carlton Tel Aviv is situated a short walk from the Tel Aviv train station, and even closer to the beach. Considered home to some of the best sand and water in the country, it is a hot spot for lounging, walks, and sunbathing. The rest of the time, guests enjoy roaming the 267-room Carlton Hotel, becoming acquainted with its numerous restaurants and facilities. Dining is a profound experience, with elegant beach settings or award winning breakfasts at Red & Green Pepper. The rooftop spa and health club offer services that will soothe the skin and bones, making it hard to leave this wonderful vacation spot.
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.
A private vehicle will provide a transfer between Tel Aviv and the airport.
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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