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Highlights Tour of Israel

8 days/ 7 nights - Sunday arrival

We take pleasure in presenting our quality Highlights Tour operating for individual clients on a guaranteed departure basis.
This is a wide-ranging tour, visiting sites of interest to both Jewish and Christian tourists.

SUNDAY
Arrival
Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv for an overnight.

MONDAY
Tel Aviv - Beersheba - Arad - Masada - Jerusalem
Leave Tel Aviv via Ashdod and Ashkelon to Beersheba, the capital of the Negev, for a short visit. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, including Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, the bathhouse, and more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a possible “float” in the salty water of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Via Ein Gedi & Kalia, proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.

TUESDAY
Jerusalem (New City) - Ein Karem
Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Afternoon visit to the Hadassah Medical Center’s synagogue, with Marc Chagall stained glass windows. Continue via Ein Karem, the birth place of John the Baptist, to the hotel for overnight.

WEDNESDAY
Jerusalem (Old City) - Bethlehem
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City. Visit the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.

THURSDAY
Beit Shean - Tiberias - Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

FRIDAY
Upper Galilee - Golan Heights - Nazareth
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages. Visit the Banias, the source of the Jordan River. Proceed via the Hula Valley to Safed, city of Kabbalah, Jewish Mysticism, to visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites. Return to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.

SATURDAY
Acre - Haifa - Tel Aviv
Drive west to Acre to tour the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa. Sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Baha'i Shrine & Persian Gardens on Mount Carmel; enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the bay. Proceed along the coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. End the day with a short city tour of Jaffa (Joppa).
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

SUNDAY
Departure
Breakfast at your hotel.
Transfer to the airport for departure.

We recommend joining one of our extensions available to Eilat, Jordan and/or Egypt. For further information, please contact us.

Rates per person in US Dollars, valid until 28 Feb, '13:

City

Tourist class

First Class

Superior First Class

Deluxe

Tel Aviv

Sea.Net/ Gilgal

Metropolitan/ Mercure/ Marina

Dan Panorama/ Renaissance/ Crowne Plaza

Carlton/ Sheraton Hotel & Tower/ David Intercontinental

Galilee

Kibbutz

Kibbutz

Kibbutz -Sup. rooms

Kibbutz -Sup. rooms

Jerusalem

Jerusalem Gate/ Jerusalem Gold/ Rimonim Shalom/ LeonardoInn

Leonardo/ Grand Court/ Prima/ Ramada

Dan Panorama/ CrownePlaza

David Citadel/ Inbal

Per Person sharing a twin including breakfast

1,025

1,200

1,420

1,880

Per person sharing twin including breakfast and 6 dinners (first night dinner not included)

1,135

1,310

1,640

Not available

Single Room Supplement

425

510

635

1,030

High Season Supplement per person per night: 01-31 Aug,’12; 21-31 Dec, '12

8

8

12

Tour not available

Peak Season Supplement per person sharing twin/ single room per night: 06-15 Apr, '12; 30 Sep-10 Oct, '12

37/ 49

39/ 59

52/ 78

Tour not available

 

ADDITIONAL NIGHTS:

JLM

TLV

JLM

TLV

JLM

TLV

JLM

TLV

Per person sharing twin including breakfast

63

78

91

91

136

147

195

195

Per person sharing twin on Half Board (including breakfast and dinner)

78

93

110

110

172

193

N/A

N/A

Single room supplement

53

59

74

74

112

127

140

169

Additional Peak Season* supplement per person sharing a twin room/ single room per night

39/52

20/26

26/36

26/33

46/65

46/65

N/A

N/A

*Additional nights' peak season dates as follows: Tel Aviv: 05-14 Apr, '12; 01-31 Aug, ’12
=Jerusalem: 05-14 Apr, '12; 30 Sep - 10 Oct, '12

Rates include:

  • Transfers on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 7 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis at selected hotels (or similar ones) as per itinerary on chosen board basis
  • Family plan: Tourist & First Class categories: 1 child up to 12 years old in parents’ room - 20% discount on package rate and 2 children in separate room - 10% discount (each) on package rate
  • Family plan: Superior First Class & Deluxe categories: 1 child up to 18 years old in parents’ room - 40% discount on package rate and 2 children in separate room - 15% discount (each) on package rate
  • Children from the age of 5 are welcome on tour
  • Sightseeing in modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of a government licensed guide on all touring days
  • Entrance fees to places of interest while touring
  • Due to Yom Kippur tour will not operate on 23 Sep, '12

Not including:

  • Porterage, tips to guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Traveler’s medical and baggage insurance

Please note: The sequence of the tour, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances beyond our control. During High Season tour might spend one night in Haifa or Nahariya instead of kibbutz.