Flexible tour package covering some of the most important historical, biblical and natural highlights of Israel. Explore Old Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Galilee, the Dead Sea & Masada, with evenings free at leisure in both Jerusalem & Tel Aviv.
• You get to choose your own travel dates.
• Can be extend to add more days and other areas of Israel too if you wish, or combined with travel in Jordan.
• Rate varies depending on number of persons travelling / category of hotel requested / your exact travel dates / etc.
Day 01 : Arrival to Tel Aviv (or cross over from Jordan)
Meet at Tel Aviv Airport (or Allenby Bridge land border) and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem. Remainder of the day and evening is then free at leisure for you to relax and stroll around the area surrouding your hotel. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 02 : Old Jerusalem & Bethlehem Tour
Join on full day regular group tour covering the highlights of Old Jerusalem plus visit of Bethlehem. During this tour you stroll through the various quarters of the Old City via the Cardo (Roman road) and along the Via Dolorosa, with visits made to King David's Tomb, Room of Last Supper, Dormition Abbey, the Kotel and the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Also enjoy a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives. During visit of Bethlehem, walk through the Manger Square to visit the Church of Nativity and Shepherds' field. Evening free at leisure with overnight at hotel in Jerusalem.
*Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) is required for visits of all Holy sites throughout Israel.
*Visit of Bethlehem is subject to Palestinian Authority, you need to have your passports with you at all times for this tour
Day 03 : Biblical Highlights of Galilee Tour
Early morning (around 06:30) pickup form hotel in Jerusalem and depart via the coastal road and landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. From there continue, via Kana, to Tiberius, the lively resort town on the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the Kinneret Lake to Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Then head to Tabgha and visit the Church of Multiplication of the Fish and Loaves with the beautiful mosaic floor. Finally to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site located where the Jordan River flows out from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. End of day with arrival to hotel in Tel Aviv, check-in with evening free at leisure. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 04 : Dead Sea & Masada Tour
Today join on full day regular group Dead Sea & Masada Tour. Depart from Tel Aviv via the Judean hills to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Visit a Dead Sea cosmetic products shop then drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, with the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings. Descend and return back to the Dead Sea for some free time to enjoy the unique opportunity of floating on the salty waters and to cover yourself with the mineral rich mud that many believe has therapeutic effects. *Spa treatments are not included, lockers are available at additional cost. End of tour with arrival back to hotel in Tel Aviv, evening free at leisure. Overnight Tel Aviv.
*For those that wish, there is the option available to add another day & night in Tel Aviv to also include full day Western Galilee Tour which visits Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra grottoes.
Day 05 : Departure
Transfer from hotel in Tel Aviv to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, as per your international flight departure time. *For those that wish to travel on to Jordan we can instead arrange for transfer to the Allenby Bridge land border.
• Religious-National Holiday Periods in Israel
Passover : 08-15 April 2020 ..... 26 Mar-05 Apr 2021
Shavuot : 28-30 May 2020 ..... 16-18 May 2021
Rosh Hashana : 18-20 Sept 2020 ..... 06-08 Sept 2021
Yom Kippur : 27-28 Sept 2020 ..... 15-16 Sept 2021
Succoth : 02-10 Oct 2020 ..... 20-30 Sept 2021
*Over Yom Kippur touring is NOT possible.