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9 Day Classic Israel Tour

* The 9 day classic Israel tour operates weekly

Tuesday, Day 1: Arrival in Israel and embark on the 9 Day Classic Israel Tour

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

Overnight in Jerusalem

Wednesday, Day 2: Jerusalem: the Old City and Bethlehem 

  • Following breakfast, start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives.Jerusalem, Israel
  • Drive to the Old City; Visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion.
  • 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 3: Jerusalem: the New City

  • Following breakfast, drive to the Israel Museum. Here will will visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and a miniature model of Jerusalem is on display.
  • 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 and learn about their unique lifestyle.
  • Moreover, in the evening enjoy dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show** at the Tower of David Museum.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Friday, Day 4: Qumran / 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.9 day classic israel tour
  • 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 Tel Aviv

 Saturday, Day 5: Tel Aviv – Leisure Day in Tel Aviv

  • Following a shabbat style breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure in Tel Aviv

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Sunday, Day 6: Caesarea /Megiddo/ Druze village/Haifa             

  • 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 7: 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.
  • 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 8: Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

  • Following breakfast, we begin the day with a visit to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation.
  • 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.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, Day 9: 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.

 

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The above program can be extended and tailor-made for groups.

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