Jewish Heritage Tour

8 days from $5,168 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 Wailing 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
    • Tour - Private - Caesarea, Haifa, Mount Carmel, 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 [via Tiberias, Beit Shean, Gilboa Mountains & Water Springs] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Mount Zion, Cardo, City of David, Western Wall Tunnels, Jaffa Gate - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Masada, Qumran and Dead Sea - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Jerusalem
    Jerusalem
    • Tour - Private - Knesset, Israel Museum & Yad Vashem - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • 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.

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

Accommodation: The Savoy Tel Aviv (4*)

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, with your private guide, you will explore the excavations sites of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the theater which has been restored as a concert venue. Drive up Mount Carmel: from here you will proceed to Haifa for some panoramic viewing its famous Bahai Gardens. Next, you will be taken to Acre for a walk along the old harbor area and local market. The day's' final 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 (4*)

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 (4*)
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Safed Artists Quarter
Safed Artists Quarter

Day 4: Galilee - Jerusalem

In the morning, travel in a privately driven vehicle with guide to the city of Tiberias. Visit Rambam’s grave, also known as the Tombs of Maimonides, before moving onward to Beit Shean. Scythopolis (Beit Shean) is the largest archaeological park in Israel and boasts excavations dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods. A stop is planned at Beit Alpha to see the mosaic floors of this ancient Byzantine synagogue. Then, travel to the Gilboa Mountains for an opportunity to enjoy the Gan Hashlosha water springs, which is the believed location where King Saul was killed in battle with the Philistines. Continue through the valley of Jordan en-route to Jerusalem, where a traditional stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing takes place, before entering the city.

Accommodation: Prima Royale Hotel (3.5*)

Inspired by Jerusalem’s art and culture, Prima Royale invites you to experience creativity. Hotel Prima Royale, inspired by the artists, writers, poets, and musicians of the Capital City, is a Jerusalem hotel designed to immerse guests within the city’s creativity. Located close to all significant Jerusalem sites and cultural attractions, but quietly tucked away between the residential streets of the city’s elegant Talbiya neighborhood. The Prima Royale Hotel is a relaxing getaway, created to reflect the unique spirit of Jerusalem, situated on a quiet street in Jerusalem's Talbieh neighborhood. The Prima Royale provides a private hideaway for leisure and culture-seeking travelers who wish to base their Jerusalem experience in a serene and inviting atmosphere.

Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Prima Royale Hotel
Prima Royale Hotel

Day 5: Jerusalem

Your tour begins early in the morning with a city tour of Jerusalem, starting with a visit to the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. From here you will walk along the ancient Roman road known as the Cardo, before visiting four Sephardic synagogues which were restored after 1967. Tour the “original Jerusalem” at the City of David and see the newest and exciting excavations of Jerusalem during the time of the first Temple period. Next, begin to descend through the many layers of Jerusalem’s past at the time of the Temple through the Western Wall Tunnels. You will then walk through the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified after the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest in the restored Jewish Quarter is the "Cardo", meaning the "heart" of this ancient Byzantine City. View the unearthed main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns. You will also observe the Hurva Synagogue in the middle of the Jewish Quarter. Walk through the Arab Bazaar and see Middle Eastern life with it rich colors, flavors, and smells. Take a photo opportunity as you walk through the Jaffa Gate to David’s Tower Museum to view some ancient temple remains.

Accommodation: Prima Royale Hotel (3.5*)
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  David's Tower Museum
David's Tower Museum

Day 6: 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: Prima Royale Hotel (3.5*)
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea

Day 7: 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: Prima Royale Hotel (3.5*)
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Knesset's Menorah Sculpture
Knesset's Menorah Sculpture

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 (4*): 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 (4*): 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

Prima Royale Hotel (3.5*): Jerusalem

Inspired by Jerusalem’s art and culture, Prima Royale invites you to experience creativity. Hotel Prima Royale, inspired by the artists, writers, poets, and musicians of the Capital City, is a Jerusalem hotel designed to immerse guests within the city’s creativity. Located close to all significant Jerusalem sites and cultural attractions, but quietly tucked away between the residential streets of the city’s elegant Talbiya neighborhood. The Prima Royale Hotel is a relaxing getaway, created to reflect the unique spirit of Jerusalem, situated on a quiet street in Jerusalem's Talbieh neighborhood. The Prima Royale provides a private hideaway for leisure and culture-seeking travelers who wish to base their Jerusalem experience in a serene and inviting atmosphere.

Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Prima Royale Hotel
Prima Royale Hotel
Jewish Heritage Tour    Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Prima Royale Hotel
Prima Royale 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.
  • 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!

  • John D. — July 15, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    Interesting places, great guide, wonderful hotel.

  • Gabriele L. — June 27, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    The trip was seamless, from the airport to the boat to the excursions along the Nile, all of the events were coordinated perfectly. Guides with great knowledge and arrived promptly.

  • Mark C. — June 08, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    Everything about the trip was fantastic!!

  • Gary P. — May 19, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    This was our first experience using Kensington. Their online reviews were positive, the website was helpful listing numerous points of interests and options. Our itinerary was based on our list of things we wanted to see and do. All our interests were covered from being met upon arrival, helped through the visa/entry process to check-in for our departure. Our accommodations at Winter Palace, onboard Royal Lilly and the Fairmont Hotel were first rate. The guides exceeded our expectations, one was actually an Egyptologist, my wife loves history and was impress with the accuracy of these men.

  • Megan E. — May 19, 2016 — Egypt & Middle East

    This was an amazing trip! Our coordinator Mohammed and guides Sam and Tito were world-class guides. They were well educated on Egyptian history and balanced the trip so we saw the sites but didn't get overwhelmed. No detail was overlooked by Tito and Mohammed. They had wifi hotspots for us, SIM cards, greeted us with a platter of local desserts and went to any lengths to meet requests all while making it look effortless. I mentioned that I love sushi so they took us to a sushi place just for me! Tito surprised us with Turkish coffee and stuffed camels for my nieces without me even asking and he wouldn't accept payment. They were incredibly gracious and welcoming and felt like family members by the time we left. One last thing- regarding security. Most have questioned the safety while I was there but I never once felt unsafe. Having Tito as a guide taking us everywhere made us feel safe. Even as we toured two famous mosques, Tito timed it so that we were there between the calls to prayer to minimize our presence there. This was my first vacation tour and I will definitely consider Kensington again. It was so nice not to have to worry about coordinating all the minute details of a trip which enabled me to relax and just enjoy. Thank you! Mena Tours in Egypt represented Kensington very well.

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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