Jewish Heritage
10 Days

ITINERARY

10 Days: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Tiberias, Safed, Golan Heights, Beit Shean, Beit Alpha, Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea

Tour overview:

This 10-day tour visits many of the cultural, historic and religious sites in Israel. The tour is tailored to people of Jewish believe and those interested in Jewish history. A powerhouse in economic and technological terms Israel shines with its Mediterranean climate and varied landscapes. Jewish travelers and others with religious and historical interest will find much to admire in this small country, which is defined by ancient history and hyper modernity at the same time.


Day 1 – Arrive Tel Aviv

Arrival to Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Tel Aviv.


Day 2 – Tel Aviv

Day at leisure. Overnight Tel Aviv. (B)


Day 3 – Caesarea/Haifa /Acre/Rosh Hanikra

Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; see the excavations of the Crusader-era city, the aqueduct and the amphitheatre that has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa to visit the Clandestine Immigration and Naval museum (“Af al Pi Chen”) and hear the story of the illegal immigrants coming to Israel at the time of the British Mandate. Drive to Acre, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site; walk through the old port and local market. Continue to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formations. Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse. (BD)


Day 4 – Jeep tour/Safed/Golan Heights/Tel-Hai

Drive to Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel and the center of the Kabbala movement; visit the Caro and Ari synagogues; stroll through the narrow alleyways and visit the picturesque Artist Quarter. Next, enjoy a Jeep tour at the foots of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at Gadot overlook, the memorial for the fallen of the Golan located over former Syrian bunkers; and view the monument built in honor of the Alexandroni Brigade. Proceed for a magnificent observation point over the city of Quneitra and the Syrian territory. Drive to Tel Hai; see the Roaring Lion Monument and learn about the heroic battle of Joseph Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle. Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse. (BD)


Day 5 – Tiberias/Beit Shean/Beit Alpha/Gan HaShlosha/Jerusalem

Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s Grave; continue through the Jordan valley to Beit Shean, known as “Scythopolis,” and see the fascinating excavated remains from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to admire the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue discovered in 1929. Visit Gan HaShlosha National Park and enjoy the warm spring water pools and waterfalls. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city. Overnight Jerusalem. (B)


Day 6 – Kotel tunnels/Sephardic synagogues/Davidson Center/Tower of David

Visit the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, heart of the ancient Roman City; visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish Quarter; tour the Western Wall Tunnels; visit the archaeological park at Davidson Center; walk through the colorful local bazaar and visit the Tower of David Museum, presenting the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city beginning with the First Temple period. Overnight Jerusalem. (B)


Day 7 – Yad Vashem/Mt. Herzl/Ammunition Hill/Israel Museum

Enjoy seeing the Bar Mitzvah ceremonies at the Western Wall. Drive through Mea Shearim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Proceed to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, and Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the six day war, and later converted into a national memorial site and museum. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next, visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the Holyland model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Overnight Jerusalem. (B)


Day 8 – Qumran/Masada/Dead Sea /Lunch & spa

Drive through the Judaean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Masada, ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue and bathhouse; descend by cable car. Next, stop for lunch and spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area and enjoy a ’swim’ in the mineral rich Dead Sea. Overnight Jerusalem. (B)


Day 9 – Jerusalem

Day at leisure. Overnight Jerusalem. (B)


Day 10 – Jerusalem / Depart Tel Aviv

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

DEPARTS FRIDAYS (excluding 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 07 June, 27 Sep, 04 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 27 Dec )
2024
Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 01 - Jan 10 CAD 4,920 CAD 7,625
Jan 19 - Jan 28 CAD 4,920 CAD 7,625
Jan 26 - Feb 04 CAD 4,920 CAD 7,625
Feb 09 - Feb 18 CAD 4,920 CAD 7,625
Feb 16 - Feb 25 CAD 5,080 CAD 7,950
Feb 23 - Mar 04 CAD 5,120 CAD 8,015
Mar 01 - Mar 10 CAD 5,715 CAD 9,115
Mar 08 - Mar 17 CAD 5,875 CAD 9,440
Mar 15 - Mar 24 CAD 5,990 CAD 9,655
Mar 22 - Mar 31 CAD 5,990 CAD 9,655
Mar 29 - Apr 07 CAD 5,990 CAD 9,655
Apr 05 - Apr 14 CAD 5,815 CAD 9,315
Apr 12 - Apr 21 CAD 5,615 CAD 8,920
Apr 26 - May 05 CAD 5,615 CAD 8,920
May 03 - May 12 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
May 10 - May 19 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
May 17 - May 26 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
May 24 - Jun 02 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
May 31 - Jun 09 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
Jun 14 - Jun 23 CAD 6,615 CAD 10,915
Jun 21 - Jun 30 CAD 6,440 CAD 10,570
Jun 28 - Jul 07 CAD 5,745 CAD 9,180
Jul 05 - Jul 14 CAD 5,745 CAD 9,180
Jul 12 - Jul 21 CAD 5,615 CAD 8,920
Jul 19 - Jul 28 CAD 5,800 CAD 9,290
Jul 26 - Aug 04 CAD 5,800 CAD 9,290
Aug 02 - Aug 11 CAD 5,800 CAD 9,290
Aug 09 - Aug 18 CAD 6,020 CAD 9,725
Aug 16 - Aug 25 CAD 6,205 CAD 9,970
Aug 23 - Sep 01 CAD 6,205 CAD 9,970
Aug 30 - Sep 08 CAD 5,940 CAD 9,425
Sep 06 - Sep 15 CAD 5,905 CAD 9,505
Sep 13 - Sep 22 CAD 5,905 CAD 9,505
Sep 20 - Sep 29 CAD 5,905 CAD 9,505
Oct 25 - Nov 03 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
Nov 01 - Nov 10 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
Nov 08 - Nov 17 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
Nov 15 - Nov 24 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
Nov 22 - Dec 01 CAD 6,180 CAD 10,050
Nov 29 - Dec 08 CAD 5,715 CAD 9,115
Dec 06 - Dec 15 CAD 5,715 CAD 9,115
Dec 13 - Dec 22 CAD 5,820 CAD 9,330
Dec 20 -Dec 29 CAD 6,070 CAD 9,830
** Pricing based on minimum 2 passengers traveling together - solo traveler supplement on request
Hotels:
Tel Aviv
Carlton Hotel or similar
Tiberias
Kibbutz Lavi, Hadar Wing or similar
Jerusalem
Inbal Hotel or similar

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 9 Nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • 2 Dinners at Kibbutz Lavi.
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 6 Touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide.
  • Transportation in large coach (maximum 50 passengers)
  • Entrance fees to the sites  as described in the program.

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