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HIGHLIGHTS TOUR - ISRAEL

8 Days/7 Nights

2019-2020

SUNDAY                                   Arrival

Arrive at Ben Gurion airport; a Sunworld Tours representative will meet you after passport control. Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in and overnight.

 

MONDAY                                 Jerusalem

Leave Tel Aviv, driving south, passing by Ashdod and Ashkelon en-route to Beersheba, for a drive through the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by a 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, bathhouse and cisterns. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. We then descend to the Dead Sea for a “float” in the salty water of the world’s lowest place.

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

 

TUESDAY                                 Jerusalem

Start the day with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from atop of the Mt. of Olives. Then on to the garden of Gethsemane and the Church of Agony. Continue to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book and the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). In the afternoon, drive to visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem (the traditional birth-place of John the Baptist). Stop in the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aroma’s, colors and the traders interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

 

WEDNESDAY                           Jerusalem

We enter through one of the gates to the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, and the Temple area and colorful bazaars. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue 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 the Church of the Nativity and a view of the Shepards Fields*

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

 

THURSDAY                               Sea of Galilee

Today we leave Jerusalem and drive north, passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visist the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. On the Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, and a visit to a synagogue and the artists colony.

Dinner and Overnight in the Sea of Galilee area

 

FRIDAY                                     Tel Aviv

Drive to the Golan Heights area, passing by the Druze Villages. Visit a former Syrian fortification on the heights. Pass by Banias, the source of the Jordan River. Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines while enjoying a tour, wine tasting and a understanding of the wine production process. We then descend to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, visit the Mt. of Beaitudes and the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter’s house at Capernaum. Visit to Tabgha, where the miracle of fish and bread took place. Continue to Tiberias, for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning. There will be an optional sailing in a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery, where little has changed during the past 2000 years.

Dinner and Overnight in the Sea of Galilee area

 

SATURDAY                               Tel Aviv

After breakfast, drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden, Mount Carmel and Haifa Bay. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit he ancient port, including the Roman Theater and the Hippodrome. Continue to Tel Aviv – Jaffa for a short city tour.

Dinner and Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

SUNDAY                                   Departure

Check out after breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

Note: * Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subjugated to situation.       

 

All this includes

ü  7 hotel nights including daily breakfasts

ü  Assistance at the airport upon arrival

ü  Transfers from & to the airport

ü  6 full touring days

ü  A/C tourist vehicle (according to group size)

ü  English Speaking licensed tour guide

ü  Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

ü  6 dinners (starting the Second Night)

Not included

ü  Tips to driver, guide and hotel staff

ü  Transfers and assistance other than what’s included in the itinerary

ü  Beverages with meals

ü  Personal items

ü  Visa and passport Fee (if needed)

ü  Travel Insurance

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 * For Holiday Rates Contact Us – Prices are subject to change based on availability

 * Please note that these rates do not include flights (international or domestic)

 

First Class Hotels 4*

(or similar)

First Class Hotels 4*

(or similar)

Superior Hotels 5*

(or similar)

Superior Hotels 5*

(or similar)

Tel Aviv Metropolitan Metropolitan Crowne Plaza Crowne Plaza
Grand Beach Grand Beach Dan Panorama Dan Panorama
Tiberias Kibbutz Kfar Giladi Kibbutz Kfar Giladi Kibbutz Kfar Giladi Kibbutz Kfar Giladi
Jerusalem Grand Court Grand Court Crowne Plaza Dlx Crowne Plaza Dlx
Leonardo Leonardo Dan Panorama Dan Panorama

Meal Plan (HB)

Breakfast & Dinner

HB HB HB HB
Occupancy DBL SGL DBL SGL

Price Per Person in $CDN

Mar 1, 2019 – Feb 28, 2020

2190 3045 2835 4065