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IL04: 8 Days Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem - Haifa - Akko - Tiberias - Nazareth - Tel Aviv

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking driver cum guide & air-conditioned car
Hotel: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice

Itinerary
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Day 01: Arrival in Jerusalem, Airport pick-up
Our representative will pick you up at Tel Aviv Airport and take you to the Grand Court Hotel. The journey will take about 1 hour. In the afternoon, you are recommended to rest and adjust jet lag or have free activities.

Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel (4 stars)

Day 02: Jerusalem old city tour
Your driver-guide is waiting for you in the hotel lobby in advance. First, you will go to the first stop, Mount of Olives, to overlook the city in a panoramic view. Then come to the ancient city to visit the Western Wall, the holy land of Jews. The ancient city is divided into four districts – the Jewish Quarter, the Armenian Quarter, the Christian Quarter, and the Muslim Quarter, and your driver-guide will take you to visit the four urban areas, including the famous attractions, the Holy Sepulcher Church and Al Aqsa Mosque. After the tour, your driver-guide will take you to Mount Zion. In Mount Zion you can see the Tomb of David, the Last Supper Room and the Dormition Abbey, the resting place of the Virgin Mary. Then you will stroll through the old city's market to admire various crafts, and maybe you can find your favorite souvenirs. Finally, your driver-guide will send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel (4 stars)

Day 03: A day tour in Bethlehem and Jerusalem
On the third day, you will be driven to Bethlehem, home of Jesus. Visit Shepherd's Field and the Church of the Nativity. Then return to Jerusalem and go to Ein Karem, a small village about 30 minutes' drive from Jerusalem, where John the Baptist was born. You will visit the newly built St. John in the Mountains Church on the original site of St. John's old house, and the Church of Visitation, which is a memorial to Virgin Mary's visit to the mother of John the Baptist, Elizabeth.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel (4 stars)

Day 04: A day tour to Masada and Dead Sea from Jerusalem
Today your driver-guide will lead you to Masada. Take the cable car to the top of the fortress and visit the ruins of the Herod's Palace and other Jewish monuments. The Herod Palace in Masada is a representative of the luxury palace architecture of the early Roman Empire and is well preserved till now. The new museum in the visitor center reveals the daily life of the rebels at the time, some stories about the excavation of the ancient city and how Masada became an important symbol of Israel. Take the cable car downhill and then you'll go to the Dead Sea with your driver-guide. Here you can experience the Dead Sea mud (rich in minerals, great for the skin) and Dead Sea floating. Then drive back to Jerusalem.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel (4 stars)

Day 05: Jerusalem - Haifa - Akko - Tiberias
After breakfast, check-out the hotel. You will leave Jerusalem by car to Haifa, Israel's third largest city, to visit the Bahai Gardens and stand at Mount Carmel to overlook the city and the Haifa bay. Then your driver-guide will take you to Akko, the ancient Phoenician and Crusader seaport, which has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visit the Knights Halls, the Al-Jazzar Mosque, the bathhouse, and watch the multimedia displays. In addition, you can also visit the new ethnic museum next to the old wall and the covered markets. Finally, you will go to Tiberias by car and stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Caesar Prima Hotel (4 stars)

Day 06: Tiberias - Nazareth - Tel Aviv
After breakfast, you will first visit some attractions near Tiberias, including the remains of the Synagogue in Capernaum and Peter's House, Mount Beatitudes and Tabgha. Legend has it that Jesus fed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fishes in Tabgha, which is the origin of the Church of the Multiplication. Inside this church, there are some mosaic of fish and baskets containing the bread of the fifth-century. After the visit, you will be driven to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation. Then drive to Tel Aviv, and stay overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel (4 stars)

Day 07: Tel Aviv city tour including Old Jaffa
Today you will visit the Ancient City of Jaffa. First, you will learn about its long and magical history in the Visitor Center. The Prophet Jonah started his voyage from here but was eventually swallowed by a whale. Then visit St. Peter's Church, which was built to commemorate the great apostle Peter taking the gospel from Jaffa to Rome. The church occupies the best position in Jaffa Port, and is the best place to enjoy the beautiful view of the harbor. In the afternoon, you will visit Carmel Market. If on Tuesday or Friday, you can go to the Nahalat Binyaminn Handicraft Market, where artists make their own handcrafted designs, and you can find a favorite gift for yourself here. After a short walking tour in Yarkon Park, your driver-guide will transfer back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel (4 stars)

Day 08: Departure from Tel Aviv, Airport see-off
Today your best Israel tours come to an end. If time permits, you can visit the city on your own, and the driver will pick you up at scheduled time and escort you to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Tour Prices

2024 & 2025 Special: 12% off - Book before Feb 29, 2024

2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD4769 USD4196USD3189 USD2806
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Service of English speaking driver guide per itinerary.
  • Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Israel.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for driver guides.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Israel visa fee.
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