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Israel Discovery

Operated by: Insight Vacations

9 Days from $3,895 per person
Dome of the Rock and Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

Countries Visited

Israel ...more Israel

Locations Visited

Caesarea, Nazareth, Tiberias, Jerusalem ...more Caesarea, Nazareth, Tiberias, Jerusalem
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Tel Aviv

    You will be met at Ben Gurion Airport and driven to your hotel in Tel Aviv.At 19:30 meet your travel companions for a Welcome Reception and a short introduction to your Israeli adventures.

    hotel Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel.
  2. Day 2 Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv

    Morning sightseeing showcases the highlights of this vibrant city including the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Venture along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa to see the famous clock tower and the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes. Walk along the seaside promenade at sunset for spectacular views, as local musicians and street artists take to the stage.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel.
  3. Day 3 Caesarea to Galilee

    Travel from Tel Aviv, along the coastal road to Caesarea, to visit the archeological park. The ancient city built by king Herod was once a major port and hub of activity in the Judea province.Explore the ancient Roman and Crusader ruins, including the huge amphitheatre. Travel via Haifa to Acre, fought over for centuries and captured in turn by Saracens and Crusaders, including Richard the Lionheart. See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt.Enjoy a delicious falafel lunch at Acre market. In Nazareth, visit one of Christianity’s most sacred places, the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.Soon, ochre villages and seaside towns are replaced by green hills, rich crops and colourful groves, as you approach Tiberias, your home for the night.The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz.This evening, break traditional challah bread with your travel companions over a cheerful Shabbat dinner.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias.
  4. Day 4 Golan Heights

    Journey to Golan Heights and visit a winery known for producing Israel’s leading wines. Learn about the distinctive features of the region before indulging in a wine tasting.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias.
  5. Day 5 To the Dead Sea

    Explore Galilee with Insight Choice. Cruise the serene waters of lake Kinneret for glorious views of the Golan Heights. Alternatively, find out more about the remains of a 1st century fishing boat that was found embedded at the bottom of the lake, during a lecture by an archaeologist.Visit Capernaum, where Jesus is said to have entered the Synagogue to teach, before heading to the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount.Journey through ever-changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho, to take a dip in the buoyant salt waters of the Dead Sea.(Breakfast / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Herods Dead Sea, Ein Bokek.
  6. Day 6 Masada and the Holy City of Jerusalem

    Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies. Pass the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at Qumran.Travel through the Judean Hills to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem.Visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City and follow the winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall, the most sacred monument in Judaism.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
  7. Day 7 Exploring Jerusalem

    Visit Yad Vashem, a memorial for those who perished in the Holocaust. Continue to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book wing which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
  8. Day 8 Optional Bethlehem Experience

    Enjoy a relaxed morning or alternatively choose to meet your Local Expert at the West Bank border and continue to the Holy city of Bethlehem. The Optional Experience includes visiting the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Christ, and is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam. In the afternoon, visit the Garden of Gethsemene and walk through the Old City to see the Temple Mount, one of Islam’s holiest sites. Continue along the Via Dolorosa past the Stations of the Cross, Ecce Homo Arch, and the Pool of Bethesda, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. At night, toast your adventures over a hearty Celebration Dinner with wine.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
  9. Day 9 Depart Jerusalem

    Your journey comes to an end with transfers to Ben Gurion Airport.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom
  • Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • 7 night Nile cruise aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, on either MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Boheme or similar
  • Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts
  • Included economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Luxor/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotels
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations

Top Rated Highlights

  • Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
  • Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists' quarter and see the famous clock tower and old harbour.
  • Caesarea: With your Local Expert, explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
  • Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Dead Sea: Alongside your Local Expert, ascend to the ancient fortress of Masada by cable car where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies, before sacrificing themselves.
  • Jerusalem: At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Kept us informed and made airline changes promptly when 737Max issues complicated our flight.
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The itinerary was complete and rich with details
Trusted Customer
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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GET was very helpful in booking the trip and helping us upgrade our flights. Always responsive and willing to assist when we had questions.
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It was a great trip, but there was so much to see and do that it should have been two days longer to avoid rushing. Also, an advisory that there was quite a bit of climbing - hills and stairs -- would have been helpful in deciding on this tour. We had a wonderful tour director. Rafi was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful in making special arrangements when necessary.
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