Starts any day. January to December10 days from $7495.00
Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel
Welcome to Israel. You are met on arrival at Tel Aviv airport, and then transferred by private car to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to relax or explore.
Tel Aviv & Old Jaffa
This morning explore the sites of vibrant Tel Aviv, including Beth Hatefutsoth, the Museum of the Jewish People to gain insights on Jewish history starting from 6th century BC.
This afternoon, in the old port and artist-mecca of Old Jaffa, explore the cobblestone streets and visit the galleries, the Jaffa Flea Market and Carmel Market. (B)
Tel Aviv to Haifa
En route to Haifa, drive along the Mediterranean coastline to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea. Explore the Roman Amphitheatre and the ruins of this Crusader stronghold, built in 30 BC yet very technologically advanced for its time. Continue to Acre, to visit Djezzar Pasha Mosque, the crypt of St. John, and the colorful bazaar of this ancient seaport.
Arriving in Haifa, you ascend to Mount Carmel for breathtaking views. Visit the prominent Bahai Shrine, with its gleaming golden dome and impressive levels of gardens, and the peaceful Stella Maris Convent. (B)
Haifa & Nazareth to Tiberias
This morning drive to picturesque Nazareth, to visit the Church of the Annunciation, Joseph’s Workshop and Mary's Well, with waters believed to heal all ailments. Stroll through the lively Arab markets before continuing on to Tiberias.
This afternoon drive out to historic Safed to explore the Citadel, the old synagogues and artist colony. Stay the next two nights in Tiberias, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. (B)
Today’s touring starts with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee, to Kibbutz Ginosar and a visit to learn about Israel’s unique form of communal living. The kibbutz, museum houses the 2,000-year-old “Jesus boat.”
Continuing to Capernaum, view the remains of a 2nd century synagogue, and then drive up to the Mount of the Beatitudes. Taste local wines in the Golen Heights before driving to Tabgha, site of the New Testament’s Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. (B,L)
Tiberias to Jerusalem
Drive the winding mountain roads through the scenic Jordan Valley to Bet She’an, an ancient Roman city called Israel’s Pompeii. Next, visit Qumran, a settlement from 103 BC, to explore the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
Late afternoon arrive in Jerusalem, a 3,000-year-old thriving modern metropolis and the cradle of three major religions. (B)
Jerusalem – Masada & Bethlehem
A full day of sightseeing starts with a drive to Masada, at the edge of the Judean Desert. Ascend the steep slope by cable car, and visit the ruins of fortifications and the palaces of Herod.
Next stop is Bethlehem, the cradle of Christianity. Visit the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square and Shepherd’s Field, before passing Rachel’s Tomb en route back to Jerusalem. (B)
Travel to the Mount of Olives – with two peaks, one with Christian churches, the second with the oldest and largest Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, and the holy Islamic pilgrimage site, the Dome of the Rock. Experience the Western Wall or “Wailing Wall,” Judaism's holiest site. Continue to Mt. Zion, visiting the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. (B)
This morning view the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), to see a model of how Jerusalem looked 2,000 years ago. Visit the Shrine of the Book and see the Dead Sea Scrolls, then tour the Hadassah Medical Center with its Chagall stained glass windows depicting the 12 Tribes of Israel. Next, explore the Yad Vashem memorial complex and the moving presentations at its Holocaust History Museum.
This afternoon walk through the exotic Arab bazaar and Way of the Cross; visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. At the Stations of the Cross, you can walk in the footsteps of Jesus as described in the New Testament. Explore the Flagellation Church the Calvary and the Holy Sepulchre. (B)
Today bid farewell to this holy land before you are taken to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination. (B)
The Dan Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel reflects Tel Aviv’s dynamic lifestyle. The first luxury Tel Aviv hotel in Israel’s first Jewish city, the Dan Tel Aviv has always been a prime venue for statesmen, politicians and artists who gathered here from the earliest years of the State of Israel. Considered the Tel Aviv hotel of choice, the Dan Tel Aviv is justly renowned for its prime location overlooking the Mediterranean and splendid beaches edged by the city’s famous seafront promenade bustling with happy strollers. Designer stores, commercial centers and the city’s famed after-dark attractions are all at the doorstep.
The Dan Carmel Hotel Haifa, Haifa
An idyllic setting for exploring the area, your classically elegant hotel commands unforgettable panoramic views of the bay and the city of Haifa. Its private gardens, verdant hillsides and endless coastline provide you with an unmatched location on the crest of Mount Carmel. Gracious service and an atmosphere both luxurious and soothing, provide an extraordinary setting for enjoying the beauty of Haifa and the Galilee. The hotel features a swimming pool, health club, sauna, fitness and massage and nearby tennis and squash courts. There are also gift shops, laundry/dry cleaning services, a beauty salon and a wine gallery. Your Deluxe room includes a mini-bar, in-room safe, cable TV, wireless internet access (for a fee), luxurious linens and toiletries and other fine amenities.
The Scots Hotel, Tiberias
The hotel is situated in the center of Tiberias, with views of the Sea of Galilee or of the surrounding mountains. The Scots Hotel, combining peace and tranquility with history and unrivalled service, will ensure your visit is the ultimate retreat for body, mind and spirit. This boutique hotel complex, owned by the Church of Scotland, comprises several sensitively refurbished 19th century basalt stone buildings together a with newly built section. Redesigned and planned with the clear intention of preserving the original character of the property, the outcome is a unique harmony of old and new, combining the original architectural style with the modern amenities you would expect of a five-star hotel.
King David Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem
The King David Jerusalem Hotel is Israel's most famous hotel and stands majestic, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. This landmark hotel is situated at the point where old fuses with new; it is steeped in history and is the preferred choice of world leaders and celebrities alike. This regal and outstanding member of The Leading Hotels of the World is superbly located within walking distance of both the major historic sites of the Old City, and modern Jerusalem's lively center. The King David Jerusalem Hotel is renowned for its warm welcome, its luxurious and tastefully appointed guestrooms, suites and function halls. The King David Jerusalem Hotel's elegance and tranquility make it the perfect choice for the discerning vacationer or for the business traveler. In this King David Jerusalem Hotel, the dedicated staff and teams of professionals will ensure that every occasion reflects the King David's singular style and world-famous hospitality. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel