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Israel Discovery

Operated by: Insight Vacations

9 Days from $4,250 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Dome of the Rock and Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

Countries Visited

Israel ...more Israel

Locations Visited

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Caesarea, Nazareth, Tiberias, Golan Heights, Hula Valley, Capernaum, Dead Sea, Masada National Park, Jerusalem ...more Tel Aviv-Yafo, Caesarea, Nazareth, Tiberias, Golan Heights, Hula Valley, Capernaum, Dead Sea, Masada National Park, 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 Relaxed Start

    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. Meet a local artist at their gallery for an insight into their work and inspiration.

    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 a Crusader crypt. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias.
  4. Day 4 Hula Valley Relaxed Start

    Journey to the vast Golan Heights. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and meet a ranger for a tour of the Agmom Hahula natural reserve. This nature reserve is home to endangered plant species native of the Hula Valley, and also hosts a bird park on one of the most important migration routes in the world.

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

    Explore Galilee with Insight Choice. Choose to 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.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.

    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 King Herod's armies.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.

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

    Today is dedicated to exploring the multiple facets of Jerusalem.Visit Yad Vashem, a memorial for those who perished in the Holocaust. Continue to the Israel Museum and retrace the history of the city. Visit the Shrine of the Book, home to ancient Dead Sea scrolls, and look out for the most ancient one, the Isaiah scroll, dating from the third century B.C.

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

    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.

    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.

    meals Breakfast
Israel Discovery Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret, the very place Jesus is said to have walked on water.
  • Sea of Galilee: Meet one of the archaeologists who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.Alternatively, cruise the serene waters of lake Kinneret for glorious views of the Golan Heights.

Authentic Dining

  • Tel Aviv: Enjoy a Welcome Drink and mingle with your fellow travel companions to begin your journey.
  • Tiberias: Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
  • Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your travels with a lively Celebration Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfast (B), 1 Dinner (D), and 2 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo: 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.
  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret, the very place Jesus is said to have walked on water.
  • Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Masada National Park: 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: Visit the Garden of Gethsemene and see the Temple Mount, Room of the Last Supper, the Pool of Bethesda and Ecce Homo Arch.
  • Jerusalem: Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
  • Jerusalem: At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Insight Experiences

  • Tel Aviv: Meet a local artist for a private tour of their studio in Jaffa's artists’ quarter.
  • Sea of Galilee: Meet one of the archaeologists who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.Alternatively, cruise the serene waters of lake Kinneret for glorious views of the Golan Heights.

Make Travel Matter

  • Hula Valley: Join a ranger for a safari tour of the Agmon Hahula nature reserve. Visit the ecological garden, protecting endangered plant species native to the region.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Service
Kept us informed and made airline changes promptly when 737Max issues complicated our flight.
Vacation
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.
Vacation
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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