Jewish Heritage Tour

8 days from $6,152 per person*
  • With private guide, visit Tiberias, one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities.
  • Visit Mount Zion, the City of David and the Western Wall Tunnels.
  • Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Float in the unsinkable waters of the Dead Sea.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Embark on an unforgettable spiritual journey celebrating over 5000 years of Jewish heritage with this soul moving pilgrimage through the Holy Land’s Tel Aviv, Galilee, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. There is no finer way to delve into its ancient and holy past than at your own pace with the luxury of private guide and driver. Behold the famous Jewish treasures, legendary highlights, monumental wonders and timeless traditions that make Israel the world’s oldest travel destination. Come to a better understanding of your Jewish heritage as you visit Rosh HaNikra, Caesarea, Haifa, Nazareth, the Bet She’arim Catacombs, Tiberias, Mount of Beatitudes, Safed, Joseph Caro and the Ha’Ari synagogues, Golan Heights, Banias Springs, Tai-Hai, Mount Zion, the Tomb of David, Tomb of Judges; Yad Vashem, Mea Shearim), the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, The Israel Museum, Tombs of Maimonides, Beit Shean, Beit Alpha, Mount Scopus, Gan Hashlosha, valley of Jordan, Mount Scopus, David’s Tower Museum, Mea Shearim, Knesset, Mount Hertzel, Massada and Qumran. With the freedom that an experienced private guide and driver, 24/7 Kensington support and this customizable itinerary provides, your time in this spiritual land will be a truly uplifting travel experience. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tel Aviv
    Tel Aviv
    • VIP Bronze Arrival Service - Representative
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 Tel Aviv to Galilee
    Tel Aviv to Galilee
    • Transfer - Private - Tel Aviv - Galilee [via Caesarea, Ein Hod, Haifa & Rosh Hanikra ] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Galilee
    Galilee
    • Private - Safed and Golan Heights - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 4 Galilee to Jerusalem
    Galilee to Jerusalem
    • Galilee - Jerusalem [Sea of Galilee, Cana & Nazareth] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Old City Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Knesset, Israel Museum & Yad Vashem - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Masada, Qumran and Dead Sea - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Jerusalem - Tel Aviv [Airport (1 hr)] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Tel Aviv

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, an airport representative will meet you before passport control with a sign with your name on it and escort you through a separate passport control desk. Afterwards, your representative will assist you to pick up your luggage where you will later walk through the arrivals gate to meet your driver who will be waiting for you.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: The Savoy Tel Aviv

The Savoy Tel Aviv, located at the heart of the city and just a short walk from the beach, combines striking elegance with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere. A unique sense of style is reflected in the interior finish, conveying a welcoming luxury and inspired simplicity. Offering the highest level of standards and service, yet with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere, The Savoy Tel Aviv is a place you’ll want to return to, time and time again. Comprising state-of-the-art guest rooms with a stunning artwork feature, a modern lobby and gourmet breakfast, The Savoy Tel Aviv provides an experience of elegance and convenience close to the main business and leisure destinations of the city. 

Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Savoy Tel Aviv
The Savoy Tel Aviv

Day 2: Tel Aviv - Galilee

Relax and enjoy the scenery as your private vehicle drives you north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. Upon arrival, you will explore with your guide the excavations sites of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the theater which has been restored as a concert venue. From here you will visit the artist’s village of Ein Hod. It is one of the few artist’s villages in the world were 150 artist’s and their families live, work and create. Drive up Mount Carmel: from here you will proceed to Haifa for some panoramic viewing its famous Bahai Gardens. Last stop is at the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra for some sightseeing. You will descend by cable into the limestone Grottoes.

 

 

Accommodation: Kibbutz Ein Gev Holiday Resort

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.

Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rainbow Cave in Nahal Betzet, Galilee
Rainbow Cave in Nahal Betzet, Galilee
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kibbutz Ein Gev Holiday Resort
Kibbutz Ein Gev Holiday Resort

Day 3: Galilee

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 Artists’ quarter before continuing on towards the Golan Heights.  Here, enjoy the spectacular views from the observation point, including the city of Kuneitra and the neighboring Syrian territory.  Make a brief stop at the former Syrian army camp at Tel Facher. 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.

Accommodation: Kibbutz Ein Gev Holiday Resort
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Safed Artists Quarter
Safed Artists Quarter

Day 4: Galilee - Jerusalem

A private vehicle with driver and guide 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.

Accommodation: Inbal Hotel

Among all of the luxury hotels in Jerusalem, the Inbal offers guests a different kind of deluxe hospitality. Overlooking the magical Old City and Liberty Bell Park, the Inbal provide an experience that combines elegance and exclusivity with a sense of belonging and a warm feeling of home. Enriched by the capital city’s unique ambience, vibes and spectacular views, the Inbal Hotel Jerusalem is not only one of the finest Jerusalem hotels, but is also a doorway to the city’s grand culture, tradition and history. A 5 star hotel Jerusalem treasures, the Inbal is in walking distance to the city’s main tourist attractions, shopping areas and entertainment centers, near an array of unique and memorable historic sites.

Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Inbal Hotel
Inbal Hotel

Day 5: Jerusalem

Meet your private transportation and guide and depart on a full day Old City tour in Jerusalem. Begin with visits to the Western Wall and its last remnants of an ancient Temple. Continuing onward, enjoy a visit to Temple Mount, which today holds the gold Dome of the Rock, followed by a stop at Al Aksa Mosque. Walk through the meandering streets towards the reconstructed Cardo shopping arcade of ancient times. You will then 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 a variety handicrafts, clothes, foods, spices and local delicacies. You will end your tour at David’s Citadel and Museum by the Jaffa Gate.

Accommodation: Inbal Hotel
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Western Wall & Temple Remains
Western Wall & Temple Remains

Day 6: Jerusalem

Early this morning, your private guide and transportation will pick you up and take you to the Orthodox communities of Mea Shearim, to learn about the unique lifestyles of the locals. From here, you will travel to Knesset for some sightseeing of the Israeli Parliament buildings and the biblical emblems of Menorah. Next, you will visit the Israel Museum, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and to see the holy land model which replicates what Jerusalem looked like during the second temple period. After, you will travel to Mount Hertzel, the location of a military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial. 

Accommodation: Inbal Hotel
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Knesset's Menorah Sculpture
Knesset's Menorah Sculpture

Day 7: Jerusalem

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, with your private transportation and guide and 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.

Accommodation: Inbal Hotel
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea

Day 8: Jerusalem

A private vehicle will provide a transfer between Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv airport.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Savoy Tel Aviv : Tel Aviv

The Savoy Tel Aviv, located at the heart of the city and just a short walk from the beach, combines striking elegance with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere. A unique sense of style is reflected in the interior finish, conveying a welcoming luxury and inspired simplicity. Offering the highest level of standards and service, yet with personal attention and an intimate atmosphere, The Savoy Tel Aviv is a place you’ll want to return to, time and time again. Comprising state-of-the-art guest rooms with a stunning artwork feature, a modern lobby and gourmet breakfast, The Savoy Tel Aviv provides an experience of elegance and convenience close to the main business and leisure destinations of the city. 

Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Savoy Tel Aviv
The Savoy Tel Aviv

Kibbutz Ein Gev Holiday Resort : Galilee

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.

Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kibbutz Ein Gev Holiday Resort
Kibbutz Ein Gev Holiday Resort

Inbal Hotel : Jerusalem

Among all of the luxury hotels in Jerusalem, the Inbal offers guests a different kind of deluxe hospitality. Overlooking the magical Old City and Liberty Bell Park, the Inbal provide an experience that combines elegance and exclusivity with a sense of belonging and a warm feeling of home. Enriched by the capital city’s unique ambience, vibes and spectacular views, the Inbal Hotel Jerusalem is not only one of the finest Jerusalem hotels, but is also a doorway to the city’s grand culture, tradition and history. A 5 star hotel Jerusalem treasures, the Inbal is in walking distance to the city’s main tourist attractions, shopping areas and entertainment centers, near an array of unique and memorable historic sites.

Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Inbal Hotel
Inbal Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    A fabulous experience and Kensington with its seamless tours made it happen. Guides were absolutely fantastic!

  • Perry H. — September 26, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our Egyptian trip was a phenomenal experience. The guides and transportation met and exceeded all our expectations. The tours set up by Kensington were perfect; they included 18 separate locations from the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and everything in between. An was our guide for two full days, her understanding and knowledge of Cairo and ancient Egypt was truly a pleasure to experience.

  • Arthur P. — September 22, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

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    It was all we hoped for and more fantastic experience

  • John D. — September 26, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our guide in Israel was a font of knowledge, has honed guiding skills, and made the trip not only educational but engaging as well. He is the standard by which I measure.

  • Tami Grafe — August 14, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Oh my goodness the trip was unbelievable. The guides were exceptional and very kind and accommodating let alone the knowledge they had. It was a trip of a life time. I loved every minute of the trip. Kensington Tours is exceptional

  • Devon Vaughan — August 14, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    This was such an amazing trip. We greatly appreciate how informative our host Mohamed and all of the guides we had were. Our host met with us every day except for when we were on the boat and gave us a rundown of what we were doing that day, etc. We never once waited on the guides or van drivers, everything in our tour went exceptionally smooth! We could not have asked for better tour guides. Hala, Mohamed Saad and Mohamed Mekkay are very knowledgeable guides, they offered so much information on everything that we saw and were able to answer all of our questions. We absolutely loved them. Thank you so much for such a great experience!

  • Josee Johnson — August 14, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    The trip overall was fantastic. The guides were great and very knowledgeable and the sites were amazing. The accommodations were excellent especially the Four Seasons Hotel and the Fairmont Hotel. The boat was very nice, the food was great and the on board shows were very good.

  • Patricia Smart — May 23, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    The guides were spectacular. They answered my questions, they took an interest as what to see & do into our most consideration. They were very helpful. They watched out for me & my safety at all times, took to me to places to buy things from the locals, like real alabaster,real oils, real food, real gold and silver jewelry. They gave me insight of the culture & the world the locals lived in. The drivers were awesome. They picked us up when we called, waited for us, and got us to where we were going. Gareth Smith, our travel consultant was phenomenal in getting me the right package deal on catering to my needs & what I wanted to see & do. All in all one, spectacular vacation from start to finish

  • Szilvia L. — July 15, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    Loved the whole tour, every day of it was fantastic! The Egyptologists and tour guides, Mohamed Gamal, Mohamed Saad, Wael Magdy Tito, are very knowledgeable and helpful. We felt very safe and protected. Our drivers, especially Yasser, were the best drivers. Cairo traffic is crazy but they managed every situation. We are experienced travelers but this trip was the one we will cherish the most. Let's not forget our security personnel as well. They were discreet and vigilant everywhere we went. Egypt is a beautiful country with beautiful people and wonderful food. History is amazing and Kensington Tours made a long time life dream come true for us! Thank you Roudayna for planning our trip!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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