TASTE OF ISRAİL 8 NİGHTS & 6 DAYS

 

Departure=Tuesday Arrival
Duration=8nights/6 touring days

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Departure=Tuesday Arrival
Duration=8nights/6 touring days
Destination= Jerusalem- the old city, Jerusalem- the new city, Qumeran , Massada, Dead Sea, Caesarea,Megiddo, Druze village,Haifa, Safed , Golan Heights,Winery, Sea of Galilee / Nazareth,

Tuesday
Arrival to Ben Gourion airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight Jerusalem .

Wednesday
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 dupper 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 the holy sepulchre . Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel's tomb and proceed to visit the church of Nativity and manger's square .
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday
Jerusalem: the new city
Drive to 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.
Visit 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 .(weather conditions permitting) .
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday
Qumeran / Massada / 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 a.d. 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. (*weather permitting) .
Overnight in Tel-Aviv.

Saturday - at leisure
Overnight Tel-Aviv

Sunday
Caesarea /Megiddo/ Druze village/Haifa
Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the crusader 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.
Monday
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 "kessem hagolan", a multimedia presentation of the area and it's history .
Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.

Tuesday
Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and 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 Jerusalem .

Wednesday
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure .

* Visit subject to availability

** Visit subject to weather conditions .


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

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Include and Not Include

The above rates include the following : 
Transfer on arrival and departure from/to Ben Gouion airport
7 nights' accommodation on half board basis 
6 touring days as per itinerary , with English speaking guide 
Entrance fees to the sites as described in the program .
The hotels appearing in the table might be replaced with similar ones.


Not included: 
• Porterage at airport. 
• Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff. 
• Beverages with meals. 
• Traveller's medical baggage insurance.

1. The tour is on a guaranteed departure basis - subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
2. The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.
3. Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only basis