Central Holidays

Program Highlights

  • In Haifa, visit the Clandestine Immigration & Naval Museum and hear the story of the illegal immigrants to Israel at the time of the British Mandate
  • Visit Safed, one of the four Holy Cities in Israel
  • In Jerusalem, visit the Western Wall (Kotel) & tour its tunnels, visit the four Sepharadic Synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish quarter, and marvel at the Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book
  • Float in the Dead Sea’s hyper-saline waters and tour the rock fortress of Masada, Herod’s great palace
  • Drive south through the Negev desert to the magnificent resort of Eilat on the Red Sea with a stop at Timna to view the ancient Copper Mines of King Solomon
  • Visit Mitzpe Ramon to view the Crater, visit the grave of David Ben Gurion, stop for a camel ride and visit of a Bedouin tent, and visit the Israeli Airforce Museum at Hatzerim

Includes

  • Meeting and assistance at Ben Gurion International Airport upon arrival
  • Round trip transfers from Ben Gurion Airport to/from your hotel
  • Hotel accommodations for 12 nights in the hotel category of your choice
  • Full Israeli breakfast daily
  • 8 full days of touring as per the itinerary with a professional government licensed English-speaking guide in a deluxe airconditioned vehicle
  • Lunch & Swim/Spa at the Dead Sea in a hotel by the beach
  • Camel Ride
  • Bedouin hospitality with lunch
  • All entrance fees to the sites described in the itinerary

Small Groups

Notes

Departures & Rates



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Hotels

Dan Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv - 2 Nights / Deluxe First Class

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Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Galilee - 2 Nights / Deluxe First Class

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King David
Jerusalem - 5 Nights / Deluxe First Class

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Dan Eilat Hotel
Eilat - 2 Nights / Deluxe First Class

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Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv - 2 Nights / Superior First Class

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Prima City
Tel Aviv - 2 Nights / Superior First Class

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Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Galilee - 2 Nights / Superior First Class

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Dan Panorama Jerusalem
Jerusalem - 5 Nights / Superior First Class

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Prima Kings
Jerusalem - 5 Nights / Superior First Class

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Prima Music
Eilat - 2 Nights / Superior First Class

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Dan Panorama Eilat
Eilat - 2 Nights / Superior First Class

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

Full day at leisure and overnight in Tel Aviv. (B)

Today, head north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the Crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the amphitheater 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 to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Drive to Acre and continue on to Rosh Hanikra where you will descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes to admire the spectacular natural formation. Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse in Galilee. (B)

Drive to Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel and center of the Kabbalah movement. Visit the Caro and Ari synagogues and the picturesque Artists' quarter. Next, enjoy a Jeep tour to the foot of the Golan. Continue up the Golan Heights, stopping at Gadot overlook, a memorial for the fallen of the Golan located over former Syrian bunkers and view the monument built in honor of the Alexandroni Brigade. Take in the views over the city of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Drive to Tel-Hai; see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle. Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse in Galilee. (B)

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. Head on via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem, stopping at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

Visit the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Visit the four Sepharadic Synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Visit the Western Wall (Kotel) and explore its tunnels. Next, visit the archaeological park at Davidson Center. Then, walk through the colorful local bazaar to visit the Tower of David museum presenting the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city beginning with the First Temple period. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel. Drive through Mea Shearim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra-orthodox communities. Head to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, and on to the memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem. Visit Ammunition Hill, then drive by Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, and see the Menorah with its biblical emblems. Next, visit Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and see the Holyland model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Masada and ascend by cable car, then tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Here you will see the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, and bathhouse before descending by cable car. Next, stop for lunch and experience the spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area and enjoy some time to float in the hypersaline Dead Sea. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B,L)

Day at leisure. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

Travel south through the Negev Desert and stop at Timna, a large geological and archaeological park. Marvel at the multi-colored rock formations and the copper mine (King Solomon’s Mines) and view the outstanding Solomon's pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea. Visit the Underwater Observatory marine park, built into a coral reef, and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat. Overnight in Eilat. (B)

Day at leisure or take an optional full day tour to Petra, Jordan. Overnight in Eilat. (B)

Depart Eilat via Mizpe Ramon and stop to view 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 ride and a visit to a Bedouin tent to learn about 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 in Tel Aviv. (B,L)

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure home. (B)

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