Israel Discovery - Classic Group, Winter

Israel Discovery - Classic Group, Winter

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Israel Discovery - Classic Group, Winter

9 Days Starting in Tel Aviv and ending in Jerusalem

Visiting: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Nazareth, Tiberias, Hula Valley, Golan Heights, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Dead Sea, Masada National Park, Jerusalem

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

W944ZN19

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$4428
$4175 (USD) Operator discount: -$33 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$220

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Tour Overview

See some of the world's most sacred sites during this 9-day guided tour of Israel. Travel to Tel Aviv, where you’ll see the Habima National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Walk through the ancient coastal city of Caesarea and the ruins of a once-raucous Roman amphitheater. Drive seaside roads to Tiberias and break challah during traditional multi-course dinner celebrating Shabbat, a day of rest. See Mount Beatitude, where Jesus is said to have preached the Sermon on the Mount — then journey to the Jordan Valley, where you can float in the buoyant waters of the salty Dead Sea. Traverse the cobbled alleyways of Jerusalem to the city’s most sacred monument, the Wailing Wall, and visit a Holocaust memorial honoring those who died in World War II.

Highlights

  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret, where Jesus is said to have walked on water

  • Tel Aviv: Meet a local artist for a private tour of their studio in Jaffa's artists’ quarter

  • Hula Valley: Join a ranger for a safari tour of the Agmon Hahula nature reserve

  • Caesarea: Explore the Roman and Crusader ruins with a Local Expert

  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary

  • Jerusalem: Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Temple Mount, Room of the Last Supper, and the Pool of Bethesda

  • Masada National Park: Ascend to the ancient fortress by cable car

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Tel Aviv
Location: Tel Aviv
Accommodation: Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel.
Accommodation Name: Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel
Meals Included: None

You will be met at Ben Gurion Airport and driven to your hotel in Tel Aviv.At 19:30 meet your travel companions for a Welcome Reception and a short introduction to your Israeli adventures.

Day 2: Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv Relaxed Start
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Accommodation: Hotel, Sheraton Tel Aviv .
Accommodation Name: Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Morning sightseeing showcases the highlights of this vibrant city, including the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Venture along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa to see the famous clock tower and the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes.  Walk along the seaside promenade at sunset for spectacular views, as local musicians and street artists take to the stage. Meet a local artist at their gallery for an insight into their work and inspiration.

Day 3: Caesarea To Galilee
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Nazareth, Tiberias
Accommodation: Hotel, Leonardo Plaza Tiberias.
Accommodation Name: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel from Tel Aviv, along the coastal road to Caesarea, to visit the archeological park. The ancient city built by King Herod was once a major port and hub of activity in the Judea province.Explore the ancient Roman and Crusader ruins, including the huge amphitheatre. Travel via Haifa to Acre, fought over for centuries and captured in turn by Saracens and Crusaders, including Richard the Lionheart. See the fortress, the old harbour area and a Crusader crypt. In Nazareth, visit one of Christianity’s most sacred places, the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.Soon, ochre villages and seaside towns are replaced by green hills, rich crops and colourful groves, as you approach Tiberias, your home for the night.The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz.This evening, break traditional challah bread with your travel companions over a cheerful Shabbat dinner.

Day 4: Hula Valley Relaxed Start
Location: Tiberias, Hula Valley, Tiberias
Accommodation: Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias.
Accommodation Name: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias
Meals Included: Breakfast

Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and meet a ranger for a tour of the Agmon Hahula natural reserve. This nature reserve is home to endangered plant species native of the Hula Valley, and also hosts a bird park on one of the most important migration routes in the world.

Day 5: To The Dead Sea
Location: Tiberias, Golan Heights, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Dead Sea
Accommodation: Hotel, Milos Dead Sea Ein Bokek.
Accommodation Name: Herbert Samuel Hod Dead Sea Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Galilee with Insight Choice. Choose to cruise the serene waters of lake Kinneret for glorious views of the Golan Heights. Alternatively, find out more about the remains of a first century fishing boat that was found embedded at the bottom of the lake.Visit Capernaum, where Jesus is said to have entered the synagogue to teach, before heading to the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount.Journey through ever-changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho, to take a dip in the buoyant salt waters of the Dead Sea.

Day 6: Masada And The Holy City Of Jerusalem
Location: Dead Sea, Masada National Park, Jerusalem
Accommodation: Hotel, Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem.
Accommodation Name: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
Meals Included: Breakfast

Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish zealots held out for three years against King Herod's armies.Travel through the Judean Hills to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem.Visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City and follow the winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall, the most sacred monument in Judaism.

Day 7: Exploring Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem
Accommodation: Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
Accommodation Name: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is dedicated to exploring the multiple facets of Jerusalem.Visit Yad Vashem, a memorial for those who perished in the Holocaust. Continue to the Israel Museum and retrace the history of the city. Visit the Shrine of the Book, home to ancient Dead Sea scrolls, and look out for the most ancient one, the Isaiah scroll, dating from the third century B.C.

Day 8: Optional Bethlehem Experience Relaxed Start
Location: Jerusalem
Accommodation: Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
Accommodation Name: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a relaxed morning or alternatively choose to meet your Local Expert at the West Bank border and continue to the holy city of Bethlehem. The Optional Experience includes visiting the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Christ, and is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam. In the afternoon, visit the Garden of Gethsemene and walk through the Old City to see the Temple Mount, one of Islam’s holiest sites. Continue along the Via Dolorosa past the Stations of the Cross, Ecce Homo Arch, and the Pool of Bethesda, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. At night, toast your adventures over a hearty Celebration Dinner with wine.

Day 9: Depart Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your journey comes to an end with transfers to Ben Gurion Airport.

What's Included

  • Meals

    8 Breakfasts (B), 2 Dinners with Wine (DW), and 1 Dinner (D).

  • Activities

    Choose between two carefully selected activities; enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret, visit the ancient Galilee Boat, meet a local artist in Tel Aviv, join a ranger for a safari tour of the Agmon Hahula nature reserve, explore with a Local Expert in Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Nazareth, Capernaum, and Jerusalem, ascend to the ancient fortress of Masada by cable car, visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, and wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • Special Experiences

    Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinner, toast the culmination of your travels with a lively Celebration Dinner, and enjoy a Welcome Drink in Tel Aviv.

  • Accommodation

    Stay in hand-picked hotels throughout the tour, including the Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel and Leonardo Plaza in Tiberias and Jerusalem.

  • Transportation

    Travel in comfort with transportation provided throughout your journey, including transfers to and from Ben Gurion Airport.

What's Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and needs to be secured separately.

  • Personal Expenses

    Items of a personal nature, including souvenirs, laundry, and telephone calls, are not included.

  • Optional Activities

    Any optional activities mentioned in the itinerary are not included and incur an additional cost.

  • Visa Fees

    Any applicable visa fees are not included.

  • Airport Departure Taxes

    Any airport departure taxes are not included.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the ending location of the tour?

    The tour ends in Jerusalem.

  • Is transportation included in the tour?

    The tour does not specify details about transportation inclusions.

  • What countries does the tour visit?

    The tour visits Israel.

  • Are meals included in the tour?

    Yes, the tour includes 8 Breakfasts (B), 2 Dinners with Wine (DW), and 1 Dinner (D).

  • Is there a minimum age requirement for the tour?

    The tour does not specify a minimum age requirement.

  • What is the starting location of the tour?

    The tour starts in Tel Aviv.

  • What are the highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include 8 Breakfasts (B), 2 Dinners with Wine (DW), 1 Dinner (D), a choice between two carefully selected activities, a cruise on Lake Kinneret, a visit to the ancient Galilee Boat, a Welcome Drink in Tel Aviv, a Shabbat dinner in Tiberias, a Celebration Dinner in Jerusalem, a private tour with a local artist in Jaffa, a safari tour of the Agmon Hahula nature reserve, sightseeing in Tel Aviv including the Habimah National Theatre and Carmel Market, exploring the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, visiting the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Garden of Gethsemene, the Temple Mount, Room of the Last Supper, the Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo Arch, ascending to the fortress of Masada by cable car, visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, and the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • What activities are included in the tour?

    Activities include a choice between two carefully selected activities, a cruise on Lake Kinneret, a visit to the ancient Galilee Boat, a safari tour of the Agmon Hahula nature reserve, sightseeing in Tel Aviv, exploring the ruins of Caesarea, visiting the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Garden of Gethsemene, the Temple Mount, Room of the Last Supper, the Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo Arch, ascending to the fortress of Masada by cable car, visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, and the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • What type of accommodations are included?

    Accommodations include the Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel, Leonardo Plaza Tiberias, and Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem, among others.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

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