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Our award winning guided tours in Israel for 7 days bring you to a variety of Israel's most fascinating highlights, including: an Old and New Tour of Jerusalem, a breath-taking tour of the historical Masada, an unforgettable day relaxing at the Dead Sea, a tour of Israel's business and entertainment hub of Tel Aviv. We also travel north to see the history behind the vineyards and the views of the Galillee and the Golan Heights. From ancient historical sites to breathtaking views, these 7 days of guided tours in Israel have it all.
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This exciting tour of both the old and new sections of Jerusalem lets you see all of the city's highlights in one day. The 7 days of guided tours in Israel begin with pick up in major hotels in Netanya, Herzeliyah, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The trip continues with a panoramic overview of the old and new city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. The Mount of Olives offers a breathtaking view of the Temple Mount and the entire old city of Jerusalem.
We then travel along the Kidron Valley to visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus and his disciples prayed the night before his crucifixion. We then proceed to enter the old city via the Armenian Quarter. Our first stop will be the Wailing (Western) Wall.
We will then stroll through the local Bazaar to the Christian Quarter to follow the Stations of the Cross, otherwise known as the Via Dolorosa. Our tour guides explain and bring to life every stop along the way to the memorable Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of the crucifixion.
From the Chruch of the Holy Sepulchre, we walk along the 1700 year-old Byzantine main street, until we reach the Roman Cardo and the renovated Jewish Quarter. We then ascend to Mount Zion and on Saturdays visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David’s Tomb.
Leaving the Old City we proceed to tour the new city by car en route to the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum where we finish the day's itinerary.
* Modest dress required: Covered shoulders / No shorts
** On Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish High Holidays the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum is closed. On those days the tour visits King David's Tomb, Hall of the Last Supper and the Garden of Gethsemane in lieu of Yad Vashem.
Day two takes you to Masada, the site of one of the most passionate historical stories in the region. The drama of Masada is followed by relaxation at the therapeutic Dead Sea.
Our daily tour begins with the descent to the Judean Desert via the inn of the Good Samaritan. This 19th century Turkish building now houses one of the world’s largest Mosaic museums. It includes mosaics and archeological artifacts of Jewish, Samaritan and Christian sites throughout Israel.
Arriving at Masada, we ascend the mountain by cable car, to tour the 2000-year old palace built by King Herod. It was here that the Jews came to defy the Romans and in this remote spot are reported to have committed mass suicide in defiance after a long and drawn-out siege by the Roman army. We will take you through the important archeological sites bringing this dramatic historical moment to life for you.
We leave Masada and head out to the Dead Sea. The day concludes with time to to enjoy basking in the sun at the beach or floating in the mineral-rich Dead Sea, located at the lowest place on earth (400m below sea level). You can also cover yourself from head to toe in the natural Dead Sea mud, which has unique therapeutic qualities and will leave your skin feeling soft and fresh.
Leaving the Judean desert, we return to Jerusalem with an overview of Jericho and the Old Roman Road.
*Please bring hats, bathing suits, towels, comfortable shoes and beach thongs
This day is a day of leisure in Tel Aviv. Enjoy the city's cafes, beaches, historical and cultural sites at your leisure.
We begin our day in Megiddo, an important city-state in ancient times and a fascinating archeological site. From Megiddo we drive on to Bet Shean to tour the extensive archeological excavations of the ancient Roman city, including a well-preserved amphitheater, hippodrome, cardo and more.
Heading through the Jordan Valley we stop at the Yardenit, known as the Baptismal site on the Jordan River where according to tradition, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
Continuing on our trip we ascend into the Golan Heights, stopping at Hammat Gader for an overview of the triangular border with Syria, Jordan and Israel on route to the Shalom Observatory. We then proceed to the city of Katzrin, the Talmudic capital of the Golan, where we visit the archeological remains of the ancient village of Katzrin, including the 6th century synagogue, constructed entirely from Bazalt.
Leaving the ancient village of Katzrin we Ascend Mount Bental, elevated 1,170 meters above sea level. Mount Bental offers remarkable views of Mount Hermon (3,000 meters above sea level) and the Kuneitra Valley. We then shortly visit former Syrian fortifications before descending to the Hula Valley.
Overnight at a Kibbutz Hotel in the North
\We begin our day with a short tour of a Kibbutz settlement, and then drive off to the beautiful Banyas Reserve (Caesarea Philippi), one of the Jordan River’s main sources, gushing with icy water rushing through streams and waterfalls in a beautiful natural setting.
We then go on to visit the Crusader castle fortress of Kalat Nimrod (Nimrod’s Castle), one of the area’s largest and best-preserved Crusader fortresses. The castle offers a beautiful view of its surrounding.From there we proceed to Birkat Ram, a natural lake, situated on a now-extinct volcano located on the foothill of Mount Hermon.
Before we end our tour we visit Safed, to take in the special atmosphere of this city, as well as visit ancient synagogues and the beautiful artists’ quarter filled with enchanted small alleyways and flowered-porches.
Israel's northern coast is home to ancient Roman ruins, stunning grottos and beautiful beaches. We begin the day in Caesaria, site of the ancient Roman regional capital and port. Named by Herod the Great in honor of Caesar Augustus, Caesaria was one of the most ambitious port-building enterprises of the Roman world, begun in 22 BCE.
We will take you on a walking tour of the archeological remains, including the port, the city, the hippodrome and the impressive amphitheatre, and help bring this ancient city with its tumultuous history back to life .
From Caesarea we continue north to Haifa for a beautiful panoramic view of the impressive Bahai Gardens, the city and the port. Haifa offers some of the most memorable panoramic views in Israel.
We then proceed on our journey towards Rosh Hanikra, where we take the cable car to visit the beautiful limestone grottos on the water front. We will also view Israel’s border with Lebanon, situated right on top of Rosh Hanikra.
Making our way back south, we will stop in the enchanting port city of Acre or Acco, to visit the Crusader underground city and the crypt. Acre, sight of Napoleon’s defeat, is rich in history, which is evident everywhere within the old city. We will walk through the old city market, bustling with the fresh finds of the local fishermen, as well as spices, vegetables, and more. The market ends at the scenic harbor, where you can watch local children jump into the ocean from the remains of the old city walls.
Our journey begins with a ride along Israeli’s scenic coastal road, overlooking the stunning Mediterranean Sea and then over the Plain of Armageddon to holy Nazareth.
The first stop in Nazareth is at the Church of the Annunciation. Originally a Byzantine and then Crusader-era church, it was beautifully re-constructed in 1969. According to Catholic tradition, the annunciation was held at this spot, and inside, the Church’s lower level contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, which is believed by Catholics to be the remains of Mary’s childhood home.
The tour then visits the Church of St. Joseph’s Carpentry, believed to be the sight of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Beneath the church lies a cave used by the early Roman dwellers for storage of food and water.
From Nazareth we proceed via Kafer Cana for a view of the Mount of Beatitudes, where, according to tradition, Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Then, at nearby historical Tabgha, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, we visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish. The Church stands on the sight of a 4th century church, and preserves a beautiful early Christian mosaic, in addition to the traditional stone where that special meal was consumed.
Onwards, we visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue of Capernaum and the city of Christ. Overlooking Tiberias, we proceed to the site of baptismal on the Jordan River – the Yardenit, where there is an optional baptismal service.
We end our day, returning back to central Israel via a scenic view of Mt. Tabor, site of the Transfiguraton.
Transportation from major hotels.
A licensed tour guide who speaks English and a second language.
Hotel includes B&B
Tour ends approx.17:00
Return time to Tel Aviv by 18:00
On Saturdays Israel Tour the Holocaust Museum is closed. Substituted by a visit to Garden of Gethsemane & Mt. Zion.
Single supplement $60per person ($100 during high season).
Accommodations are allocated according to availability. During Jewish holidays, accommodations may be full.
Accommodations are for one person in a double room. Single rooms are available for a supplement of $50 a night. Breakfast is the only meal provided.
During the Jewish holidays, there is an additional charge of $50 a person per night.
Changes may occur for pick up and drop off times,and specific hotel accommodation.
The tour is consist of several day tours therfore the SEQUENCE OF THE DAYS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE according to the day the tour starts
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