15 Day Classic Israel with Eilat

4 Jerusalem, 1 Dead Sea, 2 Galilee, 3 Tel Aviv & 3 Eilat
Airfare from NYC, 13 nights first class accommodation with all transfers, most meals
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights NYC-Tel Aviv
  • Other departure cities available
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations
  • 4 nights at the [Mount Zion Hotel ], Jerusalem
  • 1 night at the [Daniel Dead Sea Hotel], Dead Sea
  • 2 nights at the Nof Ginosar, Galilee
  • 3 nights at the [Dan Panorama Tel Aviv ], Tel Aviv
  • 3 nights at the [Dan Panorama Eilat], Eilat
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 18 meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Special Features
  • Jerusalem Old City and Western Wall
  • Yad Vashem
  • Shrine of the Book (Dead Sea Scrolls)
  • Masada and the Dead Sea
  • Beit Shean
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Thursday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Israel. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2: Friday - Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome briefing.
DAY 3: Saturday - Jerusalem Old City Tour
This morning, begin your tour of Jerusalem with a view of the city spread before you from Mount Scopus, the campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Continue to Jerusalems walled Old City, which is divided into 4 Quarters: Christian, Jewish, Armenian and Muslim. Stroll through the colorful winding alleys of the city. See the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, where Shabbat services will be taking place. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, and some of the Stations of the Cross en route to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the Tower of David Museum that presents the story of Jerusalem, its history and its significance to three religions. Pass through the local bazaars. End your tour at Mt Zion, and visit the traditional burial place of King David. Balance of the day at leisure. ( B, D )
DAY 4: Sunday - Jewish Quarter
After breakfast, return to the Old City. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest is the "Cardo", meaning the "heart" of this ancient Byzantine City. View the unearthed main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns, once again a vibrant shopping street. See the "Broad Wall" which was part of the fortifications of Jerusalem during the First Temple Period. Proceed through the broad stone stairway down to the Western Wall, a remnant of the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Center and the site of the southern Temple Mount excavations. Next, visit the underground Rabbinical Tunnels, the incredible excavation of the labyrinth of tunnels, arches, and passageways remained untouched for centuries, Optional: Half Day Jerusalem Herodian Mansions & Burnt House (PM),Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem with Dinner. ( B )
DAY 5: Monday - Jerusalem New City Tour*
This morning, visit the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed on a rotating platform. Following your museum visit, continue to Yad Vashem and visit Israels memorial to the Holocaust. Next you will visit Mount Herzl Military Cemetery, where Israels dignitaries are buried. The tour continues past the Knesset, Israels Parliament Building, and the Presidents House. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure, Optional: Half Day Bethlehem ( B )
DAY 6: Tuesday - Masada, Dead Sea
This morning descend through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth at 1200 feet below sea level. Drive along the shores to Masada. A fortress built by King Herod, and later used by the Jewish Zealots as their last stronghold against the Romans. Arriving in Masada, ascend the mount via cable car to visit the excavations. Descend via cable car. Next, visit the Museum of Masada. The museum combines archaeological artifacts and a theatrical atmosphere, together with accompanying radio play and audio explanations, to create a meaningful guided tour of the Story of Masada. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel in Dead Sea. ( B, D )
DAY 7: Wednesday - Jordan Valley, Beit Shean
This morning, depart for a stop at Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories and observe first-hand how creams and lotions are made with minerals extracted from the Sea. Drive past Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves nearby. Continue north through the Jordan Valley to visit the excavations and Roman amphitheater of Beit Shean, a city mentioned in the Bible, later a Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine city which was destroyed by an earthquake in 749AD, rebuilt today as a modern Israeli city. Afterwards, proceed to Beit Alpha and visit the zodiac mosaic floor in the ancient synagogue. Continue to Galilee for dinner at the Kibbutz. ( B, D )
DAY 8: Thursday - Full Day in Galilee
Enjoy a full day at leisure on the Kibbutz, a type of community unique to Israel, Optional: Full Day Golan Heights Tour with Lunch ( B, D )
DAY 9: Friday - Nazareth, Haifa and Caesarea Sightseeing
Drive south through the Galilean hills via Nazareth to Haifa stopping for a view of the picturesque Bahai Gardens. Proceed to the Mediterranean coast, and visit Caesarea. Tour the remains of the Roman and Crusader ruins and the impressive theatre. Visit the harbor and see ancient history come to life with the multi-media presentation. Drive south along the coastal highway to Tel Aviv. In the early evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. ( B, D )
DAY 10: Saturday - Day at leisure in Tel Aviv
This morning enjoy a hotel-operated walking tour of the Neve Zedak neighborhood located within a short walk from the hotel which is located on the old border line between Old Tel Aviv and Jaffa. The tour departs from the hotel lobby entrance at 11 am and will return within 2 hours. ( B )
DAY 11: Sunday - Full Day in Eilat
Depart Tel Aviv this morning and journey south to Eilat. En route, you will travel through the Negev, first visiting Kibbutz Sde Boker, the final home and self-chosen burial site of Israels first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, and then on to Mizpe Ramon, where you will learn more about this fascinating, up-and-coming region. Continue to Eilat and check in to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. ( B )
DAY 12: Monday - Full Day in Eilat
Full day at leisure in Eilat or you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (One Day Petra) Petra was first established around the 6th Century BC by the Nabatean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in south Jordan for more than 2000 years ago. The tour starts from the Tourist Center with a horseback ride to the entrance of the narrow (1 Km) Siq or gorge with towering rock walls soaring to 200 meters. Following a walk through the Siq, be confronted by the magnificent and dramatic facade of the most famous monument in Petra, the Treasury. Various walks and climbs reveal literally hundreds of buildings, facades, baths, funerary halls, soaring temples, royal tombs, markets, paved streets, as well as the 3000 seat theatre from the early 1st Century AD. After completing border formalities, transfer to your hotel in Eilat. ( B )
DAY 13: Tuesday - Full Day in Eilat
Full day at leisure in Eilat or you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (King Solomons Mines & Timna Park) Travel north of Eilat along the Arava to Timna Valley. Drive through the park and view the unusual rock formations, where centuries of wind have eroded the rocks into shapes that look like mushrooms and other formations. View the remains of the ancient copper mines, traditionally called King Solomons mines. See the ancient Egyptian temple dedicated to Hathor, goddess of mining. See the multi-media exhibit telling the story of this fascinating place. ( B )
DAY 14: Wednesday - Drive to Tel Aviv
After breakfast, travel from Eilat to Tel Aviv. ( B )
DAY 15: Thursday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. ( B )
Dates & Prices Call to book (877) 636-6660
Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4:00 pm you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.
  • Hotel check-out is 12:00 pm. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than 12:00 pm you may pre-purchase a hotel Day Use Room. Please note: Hotelcheckout for a Day Use Room is 6:00 pm. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full post night.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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