13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour

13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour | Overview

Join our 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour of Israel. The 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel includes a visit to Eilat, the Red Sea resort city. The 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour covers all the major sites in Israel. Lets get started, join today!!

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*13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour begins with breakfast daily

Arrival in Israel/Transfer to Tel Aviv: 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour - Day 1 and 2

Friday, Day 1: Arrival in Israel, 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour / transfer to Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel. We will arrive at Ben Gurion Airport and will be met by a Shalom Journeys representative, immediately after passport control. He will assist us in the terminal and will escort us through customs and outside the terminal to meet our driver with vehicle. We will have a short ride to our hotel, in the beautiful coastal City of Tel Aviv for check-in. The remainder of the day or evening will be at leisure (depending on flight time arrivals). Suggested stroll in the ocean front promenade of Tel Aviv. In the evening, suggested dinner reservations at Benny HaDayag Restaurant.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Shabbat, Day 2: Shabbat at leisure

Following Shabbat breakfast, we will enjoy a day at leisure to wander the streets of Tel Aviv. In the evening, suggested dinner reservations at Shila – Sharon Cohen’s Kitchen and Bar.

Overnight in Tel-Aviv.

Journey North/Galilee/Haifa/Golan Heights: 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour - Day 3, 4 and 5

Sunday, Day 3: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra

Enjoy an early breakfast! We will check out from our hotel in Tel-Aviv and travel north along the Mediterranean coast to visit the ancient city of Caesarea, once the roman capital of the region. We will visit the Roman Theater, once used for many performances throughout the centuries. Today it still draws huge crowds for concerts and festivals. We will view the aqueduct, which was once used for conveying water to the city. We will continue north towards Haifa. Upon our arrival, we will ascend Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the beautiful Bahai Gardens and Haifa Bay. We will continue north along the coast to visit the crusader port of Akko (Acre). Here, we will see the ancient fortress, the underground passages, and secret rooms. Walk along the old harbor and local market. We will also visit the prison where members of the Hagana and Irgun were held captive during Israel’s fight for independence. This was where they filmed Leon Uris’s famous novel “Exodus”. We will journey to the northern most point of Israel and arrive at Rosh Hanikra. We will have an incredible panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. Rosh Hanikra is also Israel’s border with Lebanon. We will descend by cable car to see the limestone Grottos created by the Mediterranean Sea. We will conclude our day with a drive through the hills of the Galilee to our Kibbutz hotel for check-in, followed by a relaxing kibbutz dinner.

Overnight in the Galilee.

Monday, Day 4: Safed, Gadot, Banias, Tel Hai

Upon completion of breakfast we will start our day with a drive to the mystical city of Safed. It is considered to be one of the Four Holy cities according to tradition and the birth place of kabala. We will stroll through the narrow winding alleys and visit the Joseph Caro and the Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city. We will also enjoy the creative workshops and galleries found in the flourishing artist’s quarter. We will proceed to the rugged Golan Heights for a jeep adventure. After jeep, we will continue to Gadot Overlook (Mitzpe Gadot), the memorial site for the fallen of the fighting in the Golan, located over former syrian bunkers and see the monument built on site in honor of the Alexandroni brigade; to re-visit the fallen and overlook the memorial site for the fallen in fighting for the Golan, located over former Syrian bunkers. We will visit the observation point overlooking the destroyed city of Kuneitra (Syrian territory) from a distance. We will continue north to Banias Springs, which is considered the largest spring feeding from Mt. Hermon and leading into the Jordan River. Next, we visit Tel-Hai to see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. We will return to our Kibbutz Hotel for a relaxing dinner in the Upper Galilee. After dinner (or before), we will meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle (living and working in a kibbutz).

Overnight in the Galilee.

Tuesday, Day 5: Beit Shean, Beitt Alpha, Gan Hashlosha to Jerusalem

Following Breakfast, we will drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave. We will leave the Galilee area and travel south through the Jordan Valley to the ancient city of Beit Shean, also known as “Scythopolis”, dated to the Byzantine era. We will walk through the largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel, with its amphitheater, colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics, and the Roman bath house. Next, we will visit Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a Byzantine synagogue. We will continue further south to visit Gan Hashlosha (Sachne) and have the opportunity to enjoy the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa Mountain. This is the famous mountain where King Saul and his son Jonathan were killed in the battle against the Philistines. We will continue south through the lush Jordan Valley and upon arriving in Jerusalem stop at Mt. Scopus for a beautiful panoramic view of Jerusalem. Before leaving Mt. Scopus we will do a traditional Sheyechyanu blessing for our arrival to this special city. We will arrive at our hotel for check-in. In the evening, suggested dinner reservations at Eucalyptus Restaurant.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem/Dead Sea/Massada: 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour - Day 6, 7, 8, 9

Wednesday, Day 6: Jerusalem: Old City

After breakfast at our hotel, we will start the day at Mt. Zion to visit the tomb of King David. We will enter the walled city of Jerusalem and proceed to the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-day war in 1967. We will see the ancient Roman road and visit the four Sephardic Synagogues in the Jewish Quarter. We will walk to the broad stone stairway down to the holy Western Wall – the “Kotel” (Beit Hamikdash). We will have time to put a prayer to G-D in the cracks of the Wailing Wall. We begin at the passageways descending through the many layers of Jerusalem’s past at the time of the Temple through the Rabbinical Tunnels of the Western Wall. An incredible labyrinth of tunnels, arches, and passageways remained untouched for centuries. Inside, a most interesting model shows the different dwelling periods and history of the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Stand on the site believed to be the nearest spot to the “Holy of Holies”. We will continue towards the Southern Wall excavations to see the Davidson Center, one of the most significant archeological sites in the country. We will walk through the Arab Bazaar and markets to David’s Tower Museum. Here, we will see the ancient remains of the city, from the first Temple period. We will return to hotel to relax. In the evening, suggested dinner reservations at Charkra Restaurant.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, Day 7: Beit Shean, Beitt Alpha, Gan Hashlosha to Jerusalem

Thursday, Day 8: Jerusalem: New City

Following breakfast at our hotel, we will start our day at the Kotel to witness a Bar Miztvah ceremony. We will leave the Old City and drive to Mea Shearim. We will learn about the unique lifestyle of the Ultra orthodox communities. We will drive to Mount Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery, to see Israel’s leaders and heros gravesites. We will have the option to visit the gravesites of Israel’s greatest, including Theodore Herzl, Ze’ev Jabotinski, Yitzchak Rabin. We will continue to Yad Vashem, considered to be the first memorial to mankind’s darkest period. We will continue to Ammunition Hill (Givat-Hatahmoshet), a former Jordanian army stronghold conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War converted into a national memorial site and museum. We will then drive by the Knesset to see Israel’s parliament and the Menorah with its biblical emblems. We will proceed to Israel Museum to see the scale model, which recreates Jerusalem in 66 CE. In that fateful year the Great Revolt against the Romans erupted, resulting in the destruction of the city and the Temple. In the same complex we will also visit the Shrine of the Book. Here we will see the original Dead Sea Scrolls and where they are housed. We will then return back to our hotel. In the evening, suggested dinner reservations at Tmol Shilshom Restaurant.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday, Day 8: Qumran, Masada and the Dead Sea

(Remember to bring your hats, swim suits, and suntan lotion!)

Enjoy an early breakfast, we will travel south through the Judean Wilderness towards the shores of the Dead Sea. As we get closer to the Dead Sea shores, we will start to descend to the lowest point on earth at 1305 feet (398m) below sea level and will arrive at the Shores of the Dead Sea. We will veer south and stop at Qumran, to see the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We continue south along the shores of the Dead Sea to the legendary mountain top plateau of Masada (optional). We will ascend the mountain by cable car to the ancient synagogue of Masada and explore the ancient fortress. This is where the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans took place. The Zealots held the legions of Flavius Silva (Roman army) for nearly three years. They had a choice to be slaves for the Romans or choose to die as free men by their own hands. From the top of Masada, the outlines of the Roman encampments are still visible below. Following the tour of Masada, we descend by cable car and continue with our drive south to a spa resort hotel for a delicious lunch. After lunch we will have the opportunity to experience floating in the mystical waters of the Dead Sea and cover ourselves in mud. We will return to our hotel in Jerusalem. In the evening, suggested dinner reservations at Mona Restaurant.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday, Day 9: Shabbat at leisure

After Shabbat breakfast, we will enjoy a day at leisure. Feel the ambiance of Jerusalem on Shabbat. In the evening, suggested dinner reservations at Mantra Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Journey South to Eilat, Red Sea and Petra Option: 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour - Day 10 and 11

Sunday, Day 10: Journey to Eilat (Timna, Underwater, Observatory)

Enjoy your delicious Israeli breakfast. We will check-out from our hotel in Jerusalem and travel south through Beer Sheva and the Negev Desert to Timna Park. Here we will see the copper mines, King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations. We will continue with our drive south towards Eilat. Upon our arrival we will stop at the underwater observatory, one of the largest sea-aquarium’s in the world which is built right into a coral reef. We will arrive to our hotel for check-in. in the evening, suggested dinner reservation at the Last Refuge Restaurant.

Overnight in Eilat.

Monday, Day 11: Day at leisure or Petra excursion

After breakfast, we will enjoy a day at leisure. For those who registered to join the 1 day Petra extension we; will be driven in the early morning to the Aravah Border crossings. After assistance with visa to the Israeli/Jordanian Border, we will be driven north via desert highway to our ultimate destination of the astonishing red-rose city of Petra. Petra was built by the Nabateans (an early Arab Tribe) and was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams, and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the South of Jordan more than two-thousand years ago. The visit begins with a short horseback-ride to the entrance, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is also possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the Treasury, Royal Tombs, The Court, Roman Theatre, Roman Street, Qassier El-Bint (palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other monuments that fascinate visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. We will enjoy lunch in Petra at a nice restaurant. After lunch we will be driven back to the border and make a short stop in Aqaba. After border proceedings we will be transferred back to the hotel. In the evening, suggested dinner reservations at our hotel.

Overnight in Eilat.

Mitzpe Ramon (Ramon Crater), Sde Boker Back to Tel Aviv for Departure: 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour - Day 12 and 13

Tuesday, Day 12: Journey to Tel Aviv – Mitzpe Ramon, Sde Boker

After breakfast, we will check-out from our hotel in Eilat and drive back to Tel Aviv. On our way, we will stop at Mitzpe Ramon to see the gaze into the crater, a geological wonder. We will proceed to Sde Boker to visit Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. We will stop at a Bedouin Village to have a camel safari in the desert. We will learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch in their authentic Bedouin tent. We will continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s air force museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. We will arrive to our hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in. In the evening, suggested dinner reservations at Toto Restaurant in Tel Aviv.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Wednesday, Day 13: End of 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour / Depart Israel

If flight is in the early morning or during the day: After breakfast, we will check-out from our hotel in Tel Aviv and will be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport for our flight back home. We will arrive home the same day with everlasting memories of Israel.

SHALOM!

13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel - Services Included

13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour: 12 nights accommodations

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

13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour: Tours and guiding

  • 8 full days of touring
  • Touring in a Deluxe motor-coach
  • A professional government licensed English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites and parks

13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour: Meet, assist and transfers

  • Meet & assist at Ben Gurion Airport, immediately after passport control
  • Transfer on a arrival from Ben Gurion Airport to hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Transfer on departure from hotel to Ben Gurion Airport

13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour: Meals included

  • Israeli style buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners at hotels in the Galilee
  • 1 lunch at the Dead Sea
  • Light lunch in Beduin Tent

Other services also included in the 13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour:

  • Dead Sea spa
  • Jeep tour in the Galilee
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Maps, pens and luggage tags

13 Day Jewish Heritage Tour operates every week

HOTEL PLAN

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Galilee Kibbutz Lavi-Hadar wing Kibbutz Lavi-Hadar wing Kibbutz Lavi-Eden wing Kibbutz Lavi-Eden wing
Jerusalem King David-Jerusalem room David Citadel-Superior New City Dan Panorama Prima Kings
Eilat Dan Eilat-Eilat room Royal Beach Dan Panorama Prima Music
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