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12 Night Classic Tour

Price starting from
$2985
Per Person
Trip Duration :
13 Days / 12 Nights
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip.

FRIDAY ARRIVAL                                                                             12 NIGHTS

 

Day 1-Friday: Arrival Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a Diesenhaus Unitours representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv hotel.

 

Day 2- Saturday: (B)

Full day at leisure to enjoy Tel Aviv on your own. 


Overnight: Tel Aviv hotel.


Day 3-Sunday: Caesarea / Megiddo / Druze Villages (BD)

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city, 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 Golden domed Bahai shrine and Gardens.

 

Overnight: Galilee/Kibbutz hotel. 

 

Day 4-Monday: Safed / Golan Heights / Winery (BD)

Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and 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 its history.


Overnight: Galilee/Kibbutz hotel. 

 

Day 5-Tuesday: Sea of Galilee / Nazareth (B)

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the Church of the 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: Jerusalem hotel.

 

Day 6-Wednesday: Jerusalem Old City (B)

Start the day with a magnificent panoramique 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 the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel's Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square.


Overnight: Jerusalem hotel.


Day 7-Thursday: Jerusalem New City (B)

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.
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: Jerusalem hotel.


Day 8-Friday: Qumran / Massada / Dead Sea (B)


Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran 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: Jerusalem hotel.

 

Day 9-Saturday (B)

Day of leisure to explore Jerusalem on your own. 


Overnight: Jerusalem hotel.


Day 10-Sunday: Timna/Underwater Observatory/Eilat (B)

Travel south through the Negev desert, Visit Timna to see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations.  Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the underwater observatory , one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef.

 

Overnight: Eilat hotel. 

 

Day 11-Monday: At Leisure or optional tour to Petra (additional charge)
After visa assistance at the Jordanian Border, drive straight to Petra through desert highways. Your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans (an early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the South of Jordan more than two-thousand years ago. The visit begins with the possibility of short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as The Treasury, Royal Tombs, The Court, Roman Theatre, Roman Street, Qassier El-Bint (Palace of Pharaoh's daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, enjoy lunch at a nice restaurant, followed by a drive back to the border. En-route, stop for a short visit at Aqaba with possibility for a short walk. Transfer to border at approximately 18:00 for crossing to Eilat.

 

Overnight: Eilat hotel. 


Day 12-Tuesday: Eilat / Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Tel Aviv (B)
Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for  a Camel riding experience and visit to an authentic Bedouin tent. Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s airforce museum to view the planes and equipment and hear the story of this brave fighting force.


Overnight: Tel Aviv hotel.

 

Day 13-Wednesday: Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport (B)

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.


INCLUSIONS:-

  • Arrival & departure transfers from/to the Ben Gurion airport
  • Three nights hotel accommodations in Tel Aviv, five nights hotel accommodations in Jerusalem and two nights hotel accommodations in Eilat, including service charge, taxes and buffet breakfast (B)
  • Two nights hotel accommodations in Galilee, including service charge, taxes, buffet breakfast (B) and dinner (D)
  • Eight full day sightseeing with an English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sites as per itinerary.  
  • Middle Eastern dinner in Jerusalem on Thursday followed by a sound & light show at David Citadel.
  • Light lunch on the way from Eilat to Tel Aviv.


NOT INCLUDED:-

  • Visa
  • Tipping
  • International air
  • Any items not mentioned in the 'Not Included' section
  • Supplement for Christmas and New Year


Hotels of the Tour or similar:

 

 

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4*

5*

Tel Aviv

Renaissance hotel

Herods hotel

Carlton Sea view

Galilee

Kibbutz Lavi-Hod Wing

Kibbutz Lavi-Hod Wing

Kibbutz Lavi-Hadar Wing

 Jerusalem

 Crown Plaza  Leonardo Plaza David Citadel

 

 

Eilat

Crown Plaza Crown Plaza  Dan Eilat

 

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