Best of Israel

Best of Israel

Israel

Ascend to the fortress which was the last stronghold of the Jewish zealots in their war against the Romans. Drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to the tomb of King David, the Room of the last Supper and Dormition Abbey, the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with its famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the Knesset (the Parliament), the Hebrew University campus, Mt. Herzl and Yad Vashem.


Day 1 : Sunday - Arrive Tel Aviv

Upon arrival, we will be met and assisted through customs and transferred to our hotel.

Tel Aviv, Israel     

Day 2 : Monday - Masada / Dead Sea

Today we drive via Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheba. A short visit to the Negev capital then continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend to the fortress which was the last stronghold of the Jewish zealots in their war against the Romans. We visit the excavations, Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bath house overlooking the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Proceed to Jerusalem to the hotel for overnight. (B)

Dead Sea      Masada, Israel     

Day 3 : Tuesday - Jerusalem

Today we drive to Mt. Scopus for a view of Jerusalem then to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Agony. Drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to the tomb of King David, the Room of the last Supper and Dormition Abbey, the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with its famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the Knesset (the Parliament), the Hebrew University campus, Mt. Herzl and Yad Vashem. Visit the model of Jerusalem then we continue to the Hadassah Medical Centre to visit the synagogue with its Marc Chagall stained-glass windows. Back to our hotel for overnight. (B)

Jerusalem     

Day 4 : Wednesday - Jerusalem / Bethlehem

Today we walk through the Yaffa Gate to the Old City, the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, the colorful bazaars, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the holy Sepulchre then we continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachel’s tomb and the Church of Nativity. Back to the hotel for overnight. (B)

Bethlehem      Jerusalem     

Day 5 : Thursday - Tiberias / Galilee

Today we drive via Bethany to Jericho, the oldest city in the world to visit the excavation and then continue via Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. After a short visit proceed to Tiberias, the old centre of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Galilee, Israel      Tiberias, Israel     

Day 6 : Friday - Golan / Nazareth

Today we drive to the Golan Heights, Birkat Ram and the Druse villages. Via Banias, source of the Jordan River then proceed to Kiryat Shmona and the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabbalah, to visit the old synagogue and the artists’ colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight. (B)

Nazareth, Israel      Golan, Israel     

Day 7 : Saturday - Acre / Haifa / Caesarea

Today we drive to Acre to visit the old famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa to visit the Bahai shrine, Persian garden and Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed to Caesarea to visit the Roman theatre and the Crusader fortress. Drive via Natanya to Tel Aviv. Short city tour of Tel Aviv, Yaffo and then to our hotel for overnight.

Caesarea, Israel      Haifa, Israel      Acre, Israel     

Day 8 : Sunday - Depart Tel Aviv

Today we will be transferred to the airport for our flight back home. (B)

Tel Aviv, Israel