12 Night Jewish Heritage Tour

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Trip Duration :

13 Days / 12 Nights

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Day 1-Friday: Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv.

Day 2-Saturday (B)

Day of leisure to enjoy Tel Aviv on your own.
Overnight: Tel Aviv.

Day 3-Sunday: Caesarea / Haifa / Acre / Rosh Hanikra (BD)

Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mount Carmel and visit “AF AL PI CHEN”, the naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbour and local market; continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car into the limestone grottoes.
Overnight: Galilee/Kibbutz hotel.

Day 4-Monday: Safed / Tel Facher / Banias / Tel Hai (BD)

Drive to Safed, center of the Kaballa movement; visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha’Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the Artist’s quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour at the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp; visit the Banias springs. Next, visit Tel Hai to see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920.
Overnight: Galilee/Kibbutz hotel.

Day 5-Tuesday: Beit Shean / Beit Alpha / Gan Hashlosha / Jerusalem (B)

Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; proceed to Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the Philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem with a stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city.
Overnight: Jerusalem.

Day 6-Wednesday: Jerusalem Old City (B)

Tour the Old City of Jerusalem. Start with a visit of King David's Tomb on Mount Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish Quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels; visit Davidson Center and walk through the Roman Cardo to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa Gate to Tower of David Museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the First Temple period.
Overnight: Jerusalem.

Day 7-Thursday: Jerusalem New City (B)

Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah Celebrations at the Kotel. Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next visit the Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the new Holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War and converted into a national memorial site and museum.
Overnight: Jerusalem.

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

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car. Next stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area.
Overnight: Jerusalem.

Day 9-Saturday (B)

Day of leisure to enjoy Jerusalem on your own.
Overnight: Jerusalem.

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.

Day 11-Monday: At leisure or optional tour to Petra (additional charge) (B)

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.

Day 12-Tuesday: Eilat/Mizpe 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.

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

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.


  • 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.
  • Lunch and Spa at the Dead Sea area.
  • Light lunch in a Bedouin tent on the tour to Eilat.
  • Jeep tour in Galilee.


  • 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:

3* 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 Dan Panorama Inbal King David
Eilat Dan Panorama Dan Eilat Dan Eilat
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