16 Day Israel Past to the Future Tour

3 Tel Aviv, 1 Haifa, 2 Galilee, 4 Jerusalem, 1 Dead Sea, 2 Eilat & 1 Tel Aviv
Round trip airfare from NYC, 14 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
First Class
  • 14 nights accommodations in the following order
  • 3 nights at the [Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv], Tel Aviv
  • 1 night at the [Dan Panorama Haifa Hotel], Haifa
  • 2 nights at the [Hagoshrim Hotel], Galilee
  • 4 nights at the [Prima Royale Jerusalem], Jerusalem
  • 1 night at the Isrotel Ganim, Dead Sea
  • 2 nights at the Leonardo Royal Resort, Eilat
  • 1 night at the [Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv], Tel Aviv
  • 2 dinners in the Galilee and 1 dinner in the Dead Sea
  • Transfers from / to the airport on arrival and departure with driver only
  • Transfer and Flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv
  • Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Tel Aviv Hotel
  • Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor-coach & Service of a government licensed guide on all touring days
  • Entrance fees to place of interest while touring
Superior ClassDeluxe Class
  • 14 nights accommodations in the following order
  • 3 nights at the [Carlton Tel Aviv], Tel Aviv
  • 1 night at the [Dan Carmel Haifa], Haifa
  • 2 nights at the [Hagoshrim Hotel], Galilee
  • 4 nights at the [The David Citadel Hotel ] or [Mamilla Hotel], Jerusalem
  • 1 night at the Isrotel, Dead Sea
  • 2 nights at the Royal Beach, Eilat
  • 1 night at the [Carlton Tel Aviv], Tel Aviv
  • 2 dinners in the Galilee and 1 dinner in the Dead Sea
  • Transfers from / to the airport on arrival and departure with driver only
  • Transfer and Flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv
  • Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Tel Aviv Hotel
  • Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor-coach & Service of a government licensed guide on all touring days
  • Entrance fees to place of interest while touring
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Departure from USA

  • Board your international flight from the USA to reach Israel in the next day. Meals will be served on board of the flight.
DAY 2: Arrival Israel

  • Upon arrival to the airport, you will meet our representative and transfer to your hotel, evening at leisure in Tel Aviv.
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv.
DAY 3: Tel Aviv

  • Our first day of touring will begin immediately after breakfast. An interesting walking tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa is ahead of us. We will start on Rothschild Boulevard, where we will see Tel Aviv beautiful Bauhaus style architecture, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amongst the buildings will be the newly renovated Independence Hall, the site commemorating the declaration of the founding of the state of Israel on the 14th of May 1948.
  • We will continue on to Neve Tzedek Tel Aviv very first neighborhood. The next stop will be Jaffa, the world oldest port city, for a view of the old city and its well-known artist colony.
  • To end our day, you will enjoy free time at one of Tel Aviv busiest areas on Friday afternoons the Nahalat Binyamin Crafts Fair and Carmel Outdoor Market for great sounds, smells and of course, great shopping
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 4: Free Day in Tel Aviv

  • Day at leisure in Tel Aviv.
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 5: Tel Aviv - Haifa

  • After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and drive to Rehovot. Our first stop will be at the Weizmann Institute which played a key role in the development of the state. We will enjoy the presentation of high technology and see the mansion house of Haim Weizmann, the first president of Israel. Visit Caesarea, built over 2000 years ago by King Herod the Great, which served as a key Mediterranean port for centuries. Hear about Caesareas role in Jewish history, including its part in the Great Revolt of AD66.
  • Continue along the Mediterranean coast to the Atlit Detainee Camp, telling the heroic story of the struggle of Jewish immigrants at the detention center established by the authorities of the British Mandate in the 1930s.Onwards to Mount Carmel and into Haifa, Israel major port city, with a stop at the Louis Promenade for a great view of the Haifa Bay and the beautiful Bahai Gardens
  • Overnight in Haifa
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 6: Haifa - Galilee

  • Check out after an Israeli breakfast in the hotel. Our journey will begin with a drive through the mountain ranges and valleys which extend from the west to the east of the Galilee region. Drive up to Safed (Tzfat), where we will walk through ancient sections of the city and hear stories of the Kabbalists and their ancient synagogues. Our Tzfat tour will end with a visit to its famous artist colony.
  • Continue to Rosh Pina, originally founded in 1878 by a group of ultra-orthodox Jews intending to become farmers, with the support of Baron Edmund de Rothschild. Rosh Pina is one of Israel oldest colonies but today boasts a small town known for great restaurants, cafes and art galleries.
  • In the afternoon, we will visit the beautiful Hula Valley, Israel first Nature Reserve, which has become one of the worlds most important centers for bird watching and ornithology
  • Overnight in a kibbutz hotel in the Galilee
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 7: Galilee

  • This touring day will give you an opportunity to enjoy the north of Israel in a unique and exciting way. We will start our day by driving up into the Golan Heights. Visit Tel Faher (Golani Lookout), a former Syrian outpost in the Golan which was the site of an intense battle during the Six-Day War. Continue to Mount Bental, a beautiful spot for a panoramic view of the Upper Galilee, the Golan Heights, Mount Hermon and Syria.
  • Visit Golan Magic, an entertaining 3-D multi-media adventure viewed on a 180-degree screen. After the film, walk through a giant model of the Golan Heights, the largest of its kind in the world, accompanied by special narration, sound and light effects. We will then walk through The Golan Olive Oil Mill and Visitor Center, a uniquely-designed building with ancient ambience, as your guide explains the olive oil production process, including the evolution from antique tools to modern machinery.
  • We will finish the touring day with a visit to the Golan Heights Winery for an Israeli wine-tasting tour and to get an up close and personal view of the wine production process. The rest of the day is free to relax in the pastoral surroundings of the kibbutz.
  • Some afternoon options (not included): a biking or hiking tour, rappelling, kayaks.
  • Evening Option (Seasonal Not included)) a lantern tour in either the Valley of the Lost River or Nimrod Fortress.
  • Overnight in Galilee
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 8: Galilee - Jerusalem

  • Check out from the hotel and depart for our touring day. Our first stop will be at the Tel Hai Museum. This memorial is dedicated to a dramatic battle in 1920 led by Joseph Trumpeldor, a hero known for his national loyalty. Then we will descend to the shores of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) for a short visit to Tiberias, a city which was a significant spiritual center during the Mishna and Talmudic periods.
  • We will continue south along the Jordan Valley to visit the Naharayim Experience at Gesher. Nicknamed the startup of last century, this unusual light and sound show is filled with models demonstrating the dam system, running water and a combination of sounds and colors. The demonstration shows how the desert transformed into a symbol of and a vision for Jewish immigration and industrial development in Israel. Our day will continue with a drive to Jerusalem through the Jordan Valley stunning landscape.
  • We will stop at Mt. Scopus upon arrival in Jerusalem for a magnificent view of the city and a brief explanation about the capital past and future.
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 9: Jerusalem

  • After breakfast, we will start our tour through the Old City of Jerusalem. We will walk through one of this ancient walled city many gates to see the restored Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall (Ha Kotel), the colorful bazaars and the Cardo.
  • Then, we will walk to the City of David for a virtual reality movie about King David historical city, and a wet walking tour of the ancient water system connecting Warren Shaft to the Shiloah tunnels (Hezekiah Tunnel). We will continue to the Archaeological Garden and the new Southern Wall excavations (Davidson Center) the same steps once used by pilgrims entering the Holy Temple.
  • Thursday is the day many Bar Mitzvah celebrations take place at the Western Wall. During our walk, we will meet some of them and get to wish them a MAZAL TOV
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 10: Jerusalem

  • Visit the graves of Israel former prime ministers, and soldiers who died in battle, at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery. We will then continue to the museum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, including the Valley of the Communities. We will pass by the Knesset - Israel Parliament building, as well as the famous Menorah and the new home of Israel Supreme Court.
  • We will visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book with a display of Dead Sea Scrolls and visit the model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.
  • Then continue on for a neighborhood tour around the Mahane Yehuda Market to meet different local ethnic groups and taste some of their cultural foods.
  • Drive to the Western Wall to participate in meaningful Kabbalat Shabbat services as the Jewish Sabbath descends over Jerusalem
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 11: Free Day in Jerusalem

  • Day at leisure in Jerusalem or an optional tour to Masada and the Dead Sea.
  • Evening Option: Enjoy the breathtaking light and sound show at the Tower of David inside the Old City, combined with 3D slides projected onto the great wall. This show is highly recommended due to its unique way of depicting the different periods in Jerusalem long history. (Duration: Around one hour subject to fee).
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 12: Dead Sea

  • We will drive south, through the Judean hills to the shore of the Dead Sea, starting at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve for an easy hike through this natural desert oasis.
  • Continue along the shoreline of the lowest place on earth to the infamous Masada where we will ascend by cable car to see where Jewish defenders made their last stand against the Romans in AD 73.
  • Next, continue to our hotel by the Dead Sea shore for free time at the hotel spa and floating on the salty waters
  • Overnight in Dead Sea
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 13: Eilat

  • Check out after breakfast and follow the Peace Road a fascinating drive along part of the border between the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan. Along the way enjoy views of the cultivated fields of Idan, Hatzeva and Ein Yahav, observation points that overlook the landscapes of the Arava streambed, the mountains of Edom and the reservoirs that irrigate the fields of the desert.
  • We will continue to marvel at the immense, multi-colored rock formations with a tour of Timna Park, viewing the ancient copper mines and the spectacular King Solomon Pillars.
  • Drive to Eilat, Israel southernmost city and port, where our day will end with a Desert Jeep Safari through the Eilat Mountains
  • Overnight in Eilat
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 14: Eilat

  • A large variety of activities to choose from, among them a visit to Underwater Observatory, Ice Mall or even swim with the Dolphins at the Dolphin Reef. Or take a tour to the rose-red city of Petra in Jordan, famous for its rock-cut architecture and one of the new 7 wonders of the world
  • Overnight in Eilat
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 15: Free Day in Eilat

  • Free day in Eilat - Optional tour to the rose-red city of Petra in Jordan, famous for its rock-cut architecture and one of the new 7 wonders of the world.
  • Transfer to Ramon Airport, Eilat for a flight to Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 16: Departure

  • Depending on your flight and if time permits, Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.
  • Meal: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis and subject to a minimum of 2 passengers per booking.
  • 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.
  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.

 

Not Included
  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival (rates for assistance will be advised once Covid-19 criteria and regulations are known)
  • Any tests required for passengers due to Covid-19 regulations
  • Any personal expenses and travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks other then mentioned above
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Airport tax, visa expenses and border tax
  • visa is required
  • Late check out / Early check in, connecting or adjoining rooms at the hotels are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • Any other item not mentioned as included

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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