Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour:

Escorted Coach Tour

Operates:

Departs Sundays all year round (except the period over Yom Kippur 6 – 12 Oct 2019)

In addition stays in 4* Superior (Superior first-class) no longer possible during: 14 Apr & 5, 12, 19 May

In addition stays in 5* (Deluxe class) no longer possible during 14 Apr

Duration:

7 Nights / 8 Days

Visit:

  • Tel Aviv 
  • Massada 
  • Jerusalem 
  • Ein Karem 
  • Bethlehem
  • Beit Shean 
  • Nazareth 
  • Galilee region 
  • Acre – Haifa 
  • Tel Aviv

Includes:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tel Aviv
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=breakfast)

Excludes:

  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance, visa cost, and tips

Notes:

  • A Dinner Supplement is available (for 6 dinners, no dinner on Day 1).
  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • This tour operates with multi-lingual guiding (potentially 1-2 additional languages)

Accommodation:

3* (Tourist class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Sea Net Hotel
  • Galilee region: Hagoshrim Kibbutz Hotel
  • Jerusalem: Jerusalem Gold Hotel

4* (First class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv
  • Galilee region: Hagoshrim Kibbutz Hotel
  • Haifa: Bay View Hotel
  • Jerusalem: Grand Court Jerusalem Hotel

4* Superior (Superior First class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama Hotel Tel Aviv
  • Galilee region: Hagoshrim Kibbutz Hotel
  • Haifa: Crowne Plaza Hotel Haifa
  • Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Jerusalem

5* (Deluxe class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Sheraton Hotel Tel Aviv
  • Galilee region: Hagoshrim Kibbutz Hotel
  • Haifa: Dan Carmel
  • Jerusalem: David Citadel Hotel

Full Itinerary

Sunday:  Tel Aviv
You will arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and be transferred to your hotel in Tel-Aviv.
Overnight: Tel-Aviv

Monday:  Tel Aviv – Beersheba – Arad – Massada – Jerusalem
Leave Tel Aviv and drive via Ashdod and Ashkelon to Beersheba, the capital of the Negev, for a short visit. Continue via Arad to Massada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans nearly 2000 years ago. Visit the excavations, including Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, the bathhouse, and more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a possible “float” in the salty water of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Travel via Ein Gedi and Kalia on to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem  (B)

Tuesday:  Jerusalem (New City) – Ein Karem – Bethlehem – Jerusalem
Your day will begin with a visit to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book, the current home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, and then see the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, as it was at the time of the Second Temple. From there you will visit Ein Karem, a picturesque village in the southern outskirts of Jerusalem that has attained significance at it is believed this is where John the Baptist was born. Thereafter continue to Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust which was established in 1953 at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. The day’s final visit will be to Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square, before returning to the hotel.
Overnight: Jerusalem  (B)

Wednesday:  Jerusalem (Old City)
Today will be spent exploring the Old City of Jerusalem. You will see sites such as the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple and the Temple Mount. You will be able to walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorossa, all the way to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which houses both the traditional site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. Drive to Mount Zion to the southwest and just outside the Old City, the location of the traditional tomb of King Davin and the Room of the Last Supper. Then you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem, this city that holds tremendous importance for three of the world’s largest religions. Thereafter you will visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. Finally you will return to Jerusalem and visit a neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Jerusalem, Mahane Yehuda, the largest open market in Israel and the perfect place to experience the flavours, aromas and colours of the city as well as colourful trader interactions.
Overnight: Jerusalem  (B)

Thursday:  Beit Shean – Nazareth – Upper Galilee
Leave Jerusalem and drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites including Church of the Annunciation. Then continue via Hula Valley to Safed, often called ‘the city of the Kabbalah” (Jewish Mysticism), to visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Then continue to the Kibbutz where the tour group will spend the night.
Overnight: Kibbutz Guesthouse, Galilee  (B)

Friday:  Golan Heights – Sea of Galilee
Drive to the Golan Height passing by Banias, the source of the Jordan River, former Syrian fortifications and the Druze Villages. You will visit an Israeli vineyard where you will be able to get acquainted with a collection of fine and rare wines on a wine tasting and go on tour giving you an understanding of the wine production process. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Then visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’, and Tagbha, where the miracle of the fish and the bread is said to have taken place. At this point the tour group will then be presented with a choice of taking an additional option excursion sailing a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquillity and scenery which has barely changed in 2000 years. This excursion will only be possible if sufficient people elect to participate and will cost approximately USD 15 per person, payable on the spot only.  Thereafter you will be transferred back to the Kibbutz Hotel.
Overnight: Kibbutz Guesthouse, Galilee  (B)

Saturday:  Acre – Haifa – Tel Aviv
Drive west to Acre (Acco) for a visit of the famous old Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Then continue to Haifa where you ascend Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and catch glimpses of Baha’i Shrine, the Persian Garden and Haifa Bay. Proceed along the coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theatre and the Hippodrome. End the day with a short city tour Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa (Joppa).   
Overnight:Tel Aviv  (B)

Sunday:  Tel Aviv
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport.  (B)

Rates

HIGHLIGHTS OF ISRAEL
(Escorted Coach Tour, Scheduled to departs Sundays) – Up to 40 pass.

8 Days

7 Nights

Currency

Per Person Sharing

Single Room Supplement

3* (Tourist class accommodation):

1 Mar 2019 – 13 Apr; 28 Apr – 11 May; 19 May – 27 Jul; 25 Aug – 28 Sep; 27 Oct – 21 Dec & 29 Dec 2019 – 29 Feb 2020 from

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

1 330

559

14 – 20 Apr 2019; 12 – 18 May; 28 Jul – 24 Aug; 29 Sep – 5 Oct; 20 – 26 Oct; 22 – 28 Dec 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

1 443

601

21 – 27 Apr 2019 & 13 – 19 Oct 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

1 569

615

Optional supplement for 6 add on dinners (excluding arrival night) – per person

USD

140

4* (First class accommodation):

1 Mar 2019 – 13 Apr; 28 Apr – 4 May; 26 May – 27 Jul; 25 Aug – 28 Sep; 27 Oct – 21 Dec & 29 Dec 2019 – 29 Feb 2020 from:

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

1 529

529

28 Jul – 24 Aug; 29 Sep – 5 Oct; 20 – 26 Oct; 22 – 28 Dec 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

1 641

660

21 – 27 Apr 2019 & 13 – 19 Oct 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

1 782

716

Optional supplement for 6 add on dinners (excluding arrival night) – per person

USD

140

4* Superior (Superior first class accommodation):

1 Mar 2019 – 13 Apr; 28 Apr – 11 May; 19 May – 27 Jul; 25 Aug – 28 Sep; 27 Oct – 21 Dec & 29 Dec 2019 – 29 Feb 2020 from

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

1 866
 

955

14 – 20 Apr 2019; 12 – 18 May; 28 Jul – 24 Aug; 29 Sep – 5 Oct; 20 – 26 Oct; 22 – 28 Dec 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

2 006
 

997

21 – 27 Apr 2019 & 13 – 19 Oct 2019 from:

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

2 147

1 039

Optional supplement for 6 add on dinners (excluding arrival night) – per person

USD

278

1 Mar 2019 – 13 Apr; 28 Apr – 11 May; 19 May – 27 Jul; 25 Aug – 28 Sep; 27 Oct – 21 Dec & 29 Dec 2019 – 29 Feb 2020 from

Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv

USD

2 391

1 457

Includes:  Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tel Aviv, 7 nights’ accommodation. Transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees and meals as per itinerary.
Tour does not operate during the period of Yom Kippur 6 – 12 October 2019
Tour no longer available on 4* Superior (Superior First class accommodation) during: 14 Apr & 5 – 25 May 2019
In addition stays in 5* (Deluxe class) no longer possible during: 14 Apr

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates. Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment. All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.

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