Highlights Tour of Israel

On our signature Israel tour package, explore the iconic sites of Jerusalem’s Old City, Nazareth, and Bethlehem; ride the cable car to the fortress of Masada and float at the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea. In the north of the country, visit the serene Galilee and the Golan Heights. Other key sites visited on the Highlights of Israel tour include Haifa, Caesarea, the crusader fortress of Acre, Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa

7 Nights
Mobile & printed vouchers accepted

Highlights

  • Masada * Dead Sea * Jerusalem * Israel Museum
  • Dead Sea Scrolls * Yad Vashem * Ein Karem
  • Bethlehem * Church of the Nativity
  • Western Wall * Temple Mount * Via Dolorosa * Church of Holy Sepulchre
  • Mount Zion * Tomb of King David * Room of the Last Supper
  • Mount of Olives * Garden of Gethsemane * Mahane Yehuda Market
  • Beit Shean * Golan Heights * Tiberias * Sea of Galilee
  • Capernaum * Tabgha * Mount of Beatitudes * Nazareth
  • Acre * Haifa * Caesarea * Tel Aviv * Jaffa

Includes

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 2 dinners in the Tiberias hotel.
  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.
  • Sightseeing in a modern air conditioned motor-coach.
  • Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days.
  • Entrance fees to sites on the program.

Excludes

  • Porterage at airport.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Traveler’s medical/baggage insurance.

Please Note

  • Children under the age of 5 (including infants) are not permitted on the tour.
  • While most nationalities receive tourist visas on arrival, certain nationalities require visas arranged in advance to enter Israel.
Please check with the relevant consulate or ask us to give you the information.

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Itinerary

Sunday - Arrival
Day 1 is arrival day. Touring begins the next day, so you can arrive at any time on any flight to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv.
• Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
• Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Monday - Masada & The Dead Sea
• Meet you tour guide in the morning and set off from Tel Aviv to Masada, Israel’s foremost archaeological park.
• Ascend via cable-car for a thorough visit that gives insight to the rituals, politics and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.
• Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and to float on its salty waters.
• Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, proceed through the Judean Desert, ascending to Jerusalem.
• Overnight in Jerusalem.

Tuesday - Jerusalem
• Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
• Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.
• Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where according to tradition John the Baptist was born.
• Visit Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
• Return to your Jerusalem hotel.

Wednesday - Jerusalem
• Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.
• Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
• To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
• Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem - the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives.
• Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
• In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders' interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.
• Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday - Beit Shean / Golan Heights / Tiberias
• Leave Jerusalem and drive north passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world.
• Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean, to visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city.
• Drive up to the Golan Heights to enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process.
• Travel through the Golan, with its Druze villages, former Syrian fortifications and panoramic views of Mount Hermon and into Syria.
• Descend to the Hula Valley and drive to Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee - regarded as one of the four Holy cities in Judaism, where the Jewish Talmud - the primary source of Jewish religious law - was compiled, with tombs of Rabbis scattered across the city.
• Overnight in Tiberias.

Friday - Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
• Along the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
• Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and extra fee if available).
• On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites.
• Return to Tiberias for overnight.

Saturday - Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / Tel Aviv
• After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.
• Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa Bay.
• Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”.
• End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa.
• Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday - Departure
• Transfer to the airport for departure.

Please note that the sequence of the tour and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances at the company’s or the guide’s discretion.

Discover the rich history, diverse landscapes, and spiritual significance of Israel on a comprehensive 7-day Israel tour package. Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of Jerusalem, exploring the sacred sites of the Old City, including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Via Dolorosa. Feel the tranquility of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is said to have walked on water.
Venture to the fortress of Masada, a symbol of Jewish resilience, and experience the unique sensation of floating in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Explore the vibrant coastal city of Tel Aviv, renowned for its beaches, Bauhaus architecture, and dynamic nightlife. Journey north to discover the Roman ruins of Caesarea, the picturesque port city of Haifa, and the ancient crusader city of Acre (Akko).
A guided tour ensures a hassle-free experience. Expert guides will share fascinating insights into Israel's complex history and culture. Enjoy comfortable transportation, pre-arranged accommodations, and curated itineraries that maximize your time in this remarkable country.
Whether you're a history enthusiast, a spiritual seeker, or simply curious about this captivating land, our 7-day guided Israel tour package promises an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with a lifetime of memories.




What is the cost of Israel tour?
The cost of the tour varies according to the standard of accommodation for your stays along the way. You can choose from basic tourist class hotels which are clean and tidy or deluxe standard hotels offering all the amenities.

Can I tour Israel on my own?
While touring on your own offers flexibility and freedom, here's why a guided tour of Israel might be a better choice than independent travel – especially for first-timers:
Knowledge and Insight:
Expert Guides: Tour guides are licensed professionals with deep knowledge of Israel's history, culture, and religion. They can bring sites to life with stories and explanations you wouldn't get on your own.
Hidden Gems: Guides often know off-the-beaten-path locations or unique experiences you might miss exploring independently.
Logistics and Convenience:
Pre-Planned Itinerary: No need to stress about planning transportation, accommodation, or activities. The tour handles everything, leaving you free to relax and enjoy.
Transportation: Expert drivers navigate traffic and find parking, saving you time and frustration.
Language: Guides can translate signs or help with communication if Hebrew is a barrier.
Time Management:
Optimize Your Visit: Tours ensure you see the most important sites and avoid wasting time getting lost or figuring things out.
Skip the Lines: Guides sometimes have access to priority entry at popular attractions, saving you valuable waiting time.
Cultural Immersion:
Local Perspective: Guides can offer insights into Israeli customs, traditions, and daily life, giving you a deeper understanding of the country.
Interact with Locals: Guides can facilitate interactions with locals, enriching your experience.

What is the best tour of Israel?
What can we say! We believe that our tours are second to none. With over 50 years of experience creating and operating guided tours of Israel, as well as using the best tour guides, we pride ourselves on being the number 1 guided tour operator in Israel.

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Pickup Info

Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

You will receive a welcome letter with pick up time and instructions for the first day of the tour which will be sent to your hotel. Instructions for the rest of your tour will be given by your tour guide, including details of your departure transfer times and/or any onward travel details to Jordan/Egypt (if applicable)