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13 Day Classic Israel Tour

* The 13 day classic Israel tour operates weekly and is guaranteed

Friday Day 1 – Arrive in Tel Aviv and embark on the 13 day Classic Israel Tour   13 day classic israel tour

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv
  • You will be met by a Heritage Israel Tour representative and transferred to your hotel for check in.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Saturday Day 2 –  Leisure Day

  • Following breakfast, enjoy the day in Tel Aviv at leisure.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday Day 3 – Caesarea /Megiddo/ Druze village/Haifa             13 day classic israel tour

  • Following breakfast, we will journey along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region.
  • See the excavations of the Crusaders city and the Roman port, aqueduct and amphitheater recently restored.
  • Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations.
  • Furthermore, continue to Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant.
  • To conclude, proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai gardens.

Overnight in a Kibbutz in the Galilee.

Monday Day 4 – Safed / Golan Heights/Winery

  • 13 day classic israel tourFollowing breakfast, a scenic drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism; Visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony.
  • Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin.
  • Moreover, stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting
  • To conclude the day, proceed to “Golan Magic” for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.

Overnight in a Kibbutz in the Galilee.

Tuesday Day 5 – Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

  • Following breakfast, we begin the day with a visit to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation.
  • Furthermore, continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter
  • In addition, visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount.
  • To conclude the day, drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue. 13 day classic israel tour

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Wednesday Day 6 – Jerusalem: the Old City and Bethlehem 

  • Following breakfast, start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives.
  • Proceeding to the Old City.
  • Visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion.
  • Furthermore, enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter.
  • Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall.
  • Moreover, walk along the Via Delarosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre.
  • To conclude, continue to Bethlehem to view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday Day 7 – Jerusalem: the New CityJerusalem, Israel

  • Following breakfast, drive to the Israel Museum.
  • Here will will visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed.
  • Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.
  • Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust.
  • In addition, experience Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem.
  • Moreover, in the evening enjoy dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show at the Tower of David Museum.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Friday Day 8 – Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea

  • Following breakfast, drive through the Judean desert towards the Dead Sea.
  • The lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level.
  • Continuing towards Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
  • Furthermore, drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada.
  • Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans.
  • To conclude the day, descend by cable car and head to the Dead Sea for a swim
  • Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and float on the water.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Saturday Day 9 – Leisure Day in Jerusalem

  • Following a shabbat style breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure in Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Sunday Day 10 – Timna / Underwater Observatory / Eilat

  • Following breakfast, travel south through the Negev desert.
  • Moving on, stop at Timna, a large geological and archaeological park.
  • In addition, we will get a chance to view the outstanding Solomon’s pillars.
  • Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea.
  • Moreover, explore the Underwater Observatory marine park that was built into a coral reef.

Overnight in Eilat.

Monday Day 11 – At leisure or optional tour to Petra (with additional charge)

  • Following breakfast and visa assistance at the Jordanian border, drive straight to Petra. The astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans.
  • In addition, Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels.
  • Moreover, the city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world.
  • Following the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border.
  • Furthermore, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around.
  • To conclude the day, transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back into Eilat, Israel.

Overnight in Eilat. 

Tuesday Day 12 – Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Hatzerim

  • Following breakfast, we will depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon and stop to gaze into a geological wonder, the Ramon crater.
  • Moreover, proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley.
  • In addition, stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent.
  • Furthermore, learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
  • To conclude the days touring,  continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum.

Overnight Tel-Aviv.

Wednesday Day 13 – Tel Aviv / Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport

  • Last breakfast in Israel. To conclude, we will transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure back home with lifelong memories.

* visit subject to availability The above program can be extended and tailor-made for groups.

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