Classic Israel Tours 9 Day Tour 2019-2020
Classic Israel Tours 8 Night Tour
Classic Israel Tours
8 Night Tour
-Fully Escorted Guaranteed Departures
-Fully Escorted Guaranteed Departures
8 Night Tour Includes:
- Transfer on arrival and departure (Ben Gurion Airport)
- 8 nights accommodation in comfortable & desirable locations
6 touring days in deluxe motor coach as per itinerary
- Lunch at the Druze Village
- Sightseeing and entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
- Government educated and certified bilingual guide
- Day 1: Arrive Ben Gurion Airport
- Day 2: Jerusalem: Old City
- Day 3: Jerusalem: New City
- Day 4: Qumran, Masada & Dead Sea
- Day 6: Caesarea, Megiddo & Druze villages
- Day 7: Safed, Golan Heights & Winery
- Day 8: Sea of Galilee & Nazareth
- Day 9: Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
Please call our Travel Specialist today at 8002477235 for Pricing and Special Booking Offers
Itinerary Subject to Change
Ben Gurion Airport | Jerusalem Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by an ITC representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem: The Old City Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives. 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. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square . Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem: The New City Drive to the Israel Museum; visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period; Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust . Drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show** at the Tower of David Museum. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Qumran, Masada & Dead Sea Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. 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 before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea; Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea** that many believe has its therapeutic effects. Overnight in Tel-Aviv.
At leisure Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Caesarea, Megiddo & Druze Villages / Haifa Drive 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 the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens. Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.
Safed, Golan Heights & Winery Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will 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; Proceed to “Golan Magic”, for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history . Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse
Sea of Galilee & Nazareth Start the day with a visit to Nazareth; Visit the Church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount . Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.