OVERVIEW | 13 Day Jewish Israel Tour

The 13 day Jewish Israel Tour takes you on a journey to the land of where it all began. Join us on a magnificent journey through Israel and discover your Jewish Heritage on our 13 day Jewish Israel tour.

Days 1 - 3: USA or Canada > Tel Aviv, Israel

2 nights accommodation at Hotel in Tel Aviv

FRIDAY DAY 1 – Arrival in Israel/13 Day Jewish Israel Tour

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival to Ben Gurion airport, you will be met and assisted before passport control. Following passport control, you will be transferred to your hotel in beautiful Tel Aviv, situated on the Mediterranean Coast. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure before we embark on our 15 Day Jewish Israel Tour.

PM: ON YOUR OWN

SATURDAY DAY 2 – Tel Aviv at Leisure

Following Shabbat breakfast, we will enjoy a day at leisure.

PM: ON YOUR OWN

Days 3 - 5: Sea of Galilee, Israel

2 nights acconmodation at Kibbutz Resort Hotel, Sea of Galilee

SUNDAY DAY 3 – Caesarea, Haifa, Akko (Acre), Rosh Hanikra 

BREAKFAST. Following breakfast, we will check-out from our hotel. Travel north along the coastal Plain of the Mediterranean to visit the ancient city of Caesarea. Proceed to view the excavated Roman Theatre once used for many performances throughout the centuries. Continue through the excavated fortress and view the aqueduct, once used for conveying water to the city. Moving on, the tour will continue north towards Haifa and ascend Mt. Carmel. Stop for a panoramic view of the Bahai Gardens and Haifa Bay.

Proceed to “AF AL PI CHEN” the naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Following Haifa we drive north along the coast and stop at Akko (Acre) to see the ancient fortress. Known for its underground passages and secret rooms. Visit the prison where members of the Hagana and Irgun were held captive during Israel’s fight for Independence. Furthermore, we will continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. This is where the border meets Lebanon. Descend by cable car to see the limestone Grottos created by the Mediterranean Sea.

To conclude, we will proceed to our Kibbutz along the shores of the Galilee where we will spend our night including dinner.

PM: DINNER AT HOTEL

MONDAY DAY 4 – Safed / Tel Facher / Banias / Tel Hai

BREAKFAST. Following breakfast, we will start our day with a drive south to the Mystical City of Safed. It is considered to be one of the Four Holy Cities according to tradition and its Kabalistic studies (the birthplace of Kabbalah).

Proceed to the Golan Heights for a Jeep adventure.  The tour explores the Golan Heights and its terrain by jeep. Stop at an observation point overlooking the destroyed city of Kuneitra (Syrian territory). Furthermore, stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp. Continue north to Banias Springs, considered the largest spring feeding from Mt. Hermon and leading into the Jordan River. To conclude, we will visit Tel-Hai. See the “Roaring Lion” monument. Lastly, return to our Kibbutz Hotel for a relaxing dinner in the Upper Galilee.

PM: DINNER AT HOTEL

Days 5- 10: Jerusalem, Israel

5 nights accommodations at a Jerusalem Hotel

TUESDAY DAY 5 – Beit Shean, Beit Alpha, Gan Hashlosha to Jerusalem

BREAKFAST.

Following breakfast, we will drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave.Continuing south via the Jordan Valley to the ancient City of Beit Shean, also called “Scythopolis”. Proceed to walk through the largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel. Proceed to visit Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a Byzantine synagogue.

Moving further south to visit Gan Hashlosha (Sachne). We will have the opportunity to enjoy the water springs, located at the foot of the Gilboa Mountain. Furthermore, we will proceed south through the lush Jordan Valley. Upon arriving in Jerusalem we will stop at Mt. Scopus for a beautiful panoramic view of Jerusalem and the Old City.

To conclude, arrive at our hotel for check-in.

PM: ON YOUR OWN

WEDNESDAY DAY 6 – Jerusalem (Old City)

BREAKFAST. Following breakfast, the tour will start at Mt. Zion to visit the tomb of King David. Proceed to enter the walled city of Jerusalem and proceed to the Jewish Quarter. It was reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967. Continue with our walk to the broad stone stairway down to the holy Western Wall – the “Kotel” (Beit Hamikdash). Moreover, descending through the many layers of Jerusalem’s past at the time of the Temple through the Rabbinical Tunnels. An incredible labyrinth of tunnels, arches, and passageways remain untouched for centuries. Continue towards the Southern Wall excavations to see the Davidson Center. It is one of the most significant archeological sites in the country.

To conclude, return to the Roman Cardo though the local Arab Bazaar (Suk). Walk out of the Old City through the Jaffa gate to visit David’s Tower Museum. See the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period.

PM: ON YOUR OWN

THURSDAY DAY 7 – Jerusalem (New City)

BREAKFAST. Following breakfast, enter the Old City through the Dung Gate and walk towards the Kotel and witness a Bar Miztvah ceremony. Depart the Old City and drive to Mea Shearim. Learn about the unique lifestyle of the Ultra orthodox communities. Proceed to drive to Mount Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery. We will visit the grave-sites of Israel’s greatest leaders and heroes.

Moving on, continue to Yad Vashem. Considered to be the first memorial to mankind’s darkest period. We will visit the very moving exhibit at the Children’s Pavilion. Furthermore, continue to Ammunition Hill (Givat-Hatahmoshet). This is a former Jordanian army stronghold conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War. We will also drive by the Knesset, to see Israel’s parliament and the Menorah with the biblical emblems.

To conclude, proceed to Israel Museum to see the scale model. The museum recreates Jerusalem in 66 CE. In the same complex, visit the Shrine of the Book where the original Dead Sea scrolls are housed.

PM: ON YOUR OWN

FRIDAY DAY 8 – Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea

BREAKFAST. Drive through the Judean hills to Qumeran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found; Continue along  the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D; ascend Massada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls,  water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects.

PM: ON YOUR OWN

SATURDAY DAY 9 – Jerusalem at Leisure

BREAKFAST. Following Shabbat breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure in Jerusalem

PM: ON YOUR OWN

Days 10 - 12: Eilat with Optional Petra Tour

2 nights accomodation at Eilat Hotel

SUNDAY DAY 10 – Timna / Underwater Observatory / Eilat

BREAKFAST. Travel south through the Negev desert. Next a stop at Timna, a large geological and archaeological park; We will get a chance to view the outstanding Solomon’s pillars. Continue to Eilat, the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea. Moreover, explore the Underwater Observatory marine park that was built into a coral reef. Check-in to our hotel in Eilat

PM: DINNER AT HOTEL

MONDAY DAY 11 – Leisure or Petra Extension

Breakfast. Enjoy the day at leisure. Petra Extension: Following breakfast, with assistance of a visa at the Jordanian border, drive straight to Petra, the astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Moreover, the city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. Following the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. Furthermore, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. To conclude the day, transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back into Eilat, Israel.

PM: DINNER AT HOTEL

Days 12 - 13: Mitzpe Ramon > Tel Aviv

1 night accomodation at Tel Aviv Hotel

TUESDAY DAY 12 – Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Hatzerim

BREAKFAST. Following breakfast, we will depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon and stop to gaze into a geological wonder, the Ramon crater. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent. Furthermore, learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. To conclude the days touring,  continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum. Arrive in Tel Aviv for our last night in Israel.

PM: ON YOUR OWN

WEDNESDAY DAY 13 – End of the 13 Day Jewish Israel Tour 

EARLY BREAKFAST. To conclude, we will transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure back home with lifelong memories of Israel and the 13 day Jewish Israel tour.

13 Day Jewish Israel Tour

13 Day Jewish Israel Tour
13 days / 12 nights
- Includes Eilat
- Optional Tour: Petra
BOOK TOUR

Included in 13 Day Jewish Israel Tour

12 nights hotel accommodations

• 2 nights – accommodations in Tel Aviv
• 2 nights – kibbutz accommodations in the Galilee
• 5 nights – accommodations in Jerusalem
• 2 nights – accommodations in Eilat
• 1 night – accommodation in Tel Aviv
• Hotel taxes and service charges

Guiding and vehicle

• A licensed government guide
• 8 days of touring
• A luxurious motor-coach
• 13 day Jewish Israel program
– Entrances to all sites and parks, while touring

Transfers

• Meet and assist at Ben Gurion Airport
• Transfer from Ben Gurion Airport hotel in Tel Aviv
• Transfer from hotel in Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport

Meals

• Israeli style buffet breakfast daily
• 2 dinners at kibbutz in the Galilee
• 1 lunch with swim/spa at the Dead Sea
• Light lunch at Bedouin Village

SITES VISITED

Tel Aviv & Old Jaffa

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Old City Jerusalem

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Sea of Galilee

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Eilat, Red Sea

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Dead Sea + Massada

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