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Jewish Heritage in Depth including Eilat – Wednesday Arrival – 15 Days / 14 Nights

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WEDNESDAY
Arrival

Arrival to Ben Gurion Airport. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

THURSDAY
Tel Aviv - Mini Israel - Ayalon Institute - Kibbutz Yad Mordechai

Visit the Independence Hall. Drive to Latrun for a visit to Mini Israel, which will give you an overview of the country in miniature. Continue with a visit to the Ayalon Institute, site of an underground bullet factory for the Haganah. Proceed to Yad Mordechai, visit of the restored battle fields of the war of Independence and learn about their heroic story.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

FRIDAY
Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Neve Tzedek

Visit the Diaspora Museum. Drive through Tel Aviv. Visit Rabin’s Square. On to the Old City of Jaffa only 8,000 years old. Visit the ruins and walk the artists colony. The remainder of the day visit Neve Tzedek and the arts and crafts fair of Nachlat Benyamin. Overnight in Tel Aviv

SATURDAY
Shabbat at leisure in Tel Aviv

Overnight in Tel Aviv

SUNDAY
Caesarea - Haifa - Acre - Rosh Hanikra

Drive north to Caesarea, see the excavations of the crusaders’ city the aqueduct and the amphitheatre. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel. Drive to Acre, walk along the old harbor and local market, and continue to the northernmost post of Israel at Rosh Hanikra.
Dinner and Overnight at a Kibbutz guest house.

MONDAY
Safed - Jeep tour - Golan Heights - Banias

Drive to Safed, center of Kabbalah movement. Stroll around the Artist’s Quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour to the foot of the Golan Heights.Visit the Banias springs. Next, a visit to Tel-Hai; See the “Roaring Lion” monument.
Dinner and Overnight at a kibbutz guest house.

TUESDAY
Tiberias - Beit Shean - Beit Alpha - Sachne - Jerusalem

Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave. Proceed to Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the biggest archeological park in Israel with. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. On to Gan Hashlosha (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain . Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; Stop at Mount Scopus for the She’HeCheyanu blessing.
Overnight in Jerusalem

WEDNESDAY
Jerusalem - Old City

Start with a visit of the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; Visit the four Sepharadic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the famous Kotel Tunnels. After a visit of the Davidson Center walk to the local Arab bazaar. Visit the David Citadel Tower Museum.
Overnight in Jerusalem

THURSDAY
Jerusalem - New City

View Bar / Bat Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel. Continue to Mea Shearim. Next visit the Israel Museum, where you will find the Shrine of the book, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the new Holyland Model. Drive to Mount Hertzl, where we visit the military cemetery. On to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army strong hold.
Overnight in Jerusalem

FRIDAY
Massada - Dead Sea lunch & Spa

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue to Massada. Ascend Massada by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses and more. Descend by cable car.
Next stop is at a hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea for lunch and Spa.
Overnight in Jerusalem

SATURDAY
Shabbat at leisure in Jerusalem

Overnight in Jerusalem

SUNDAY
NEGEV/ TIMNA/ EILAT

Travel South to Israel’s “new frontier”, the Negev. Visit the IDF Air Force Museum in Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev. Continue to David Ben Gurion’s grave at Sde Boker, overlooking the Wilderness of Zin. Visit Ben Gurion’s hut. Then drive through the Arava Valley to the Timna National Park. See the ancient copper mines and the King Solomon Pillars. Arrive to Eilat.
Overnight in Eilat

SUNDAY
Be'er Sheva - Sde Boker - Mitzpe Ramon - Eilat

Travel South to Israel’s “new frontier”, the Negev. A major effort is being made by the Jewish people to increase the Jewish inhabitants in this area. Visit the IDF Air Force Museum in Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev. See an impressive display of all the airplanes and equipment used by the Air Force. Continue to David Ben Gurion’s grave at Sde Boker, overlooking the Wilderness of Zin. Visit Ben Gurion’s hut. At Mitzpeh Ramon we stop to gaze into the crater, a geological wonder. Then drive through the Arava Valley to Eilat.
Overnight in Eilat

MONDAY
Day at Leisure In Eilat

Time to rest on the beach or at the hotel swimming pool or take an optional 1 day trip to Petra.
Overnight in Eilat

TUESDAY
Eilat - Timna - Tel Aviv

Before leaving Eilat we will visit the Underwater Observatory, one of the largest Sea aquariums in the World. Timna National Park. See the ancient copper mines and the King Solomon Pillars.
Arrival to Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

WEDNESDAY
Departure

Transfer to Ben Gurion to board your return flight