The Classic Israel Tour
  • This Classic Israel Tour of 13 Days takes you on a journey to the land of where it all began. Join us on a magnificent journey through Israel by exploring the countries Jewish and Christian Heritage.

Delve into the fascinating lifestyle of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv before journeying to the northern mountains of the Galilee and capping off your remaining days in the spiritual city of Jerusalem on your Journey through Israel and share in their spiritual connection with this ancient land that spans millennia.

The Classic Israel Tour | Israel | 13 Days

Price From

Per Person in USD

Double Room

$2450

Adult Single

$3300

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to beautiful Israel! Your arrival at Ben Gurion airport will be met by a Shalom Journeys tour representative who will assist prior and following passport control. Following customs, you will be transferred to your hotel in the “White City” Tel Aviv, situated on the Mediterranean Coast. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure before we embark on our Classic Israel Tour of 13 Days.

Tel Aviv, Israel (2 Nights)

On-Board Flight

One of the unique and mesmerizing characteristics of Israel is how the entire country seems to fully embrace the Sabbath ritual. Famously known as the day of rest, it is a time where Israeli’s often gather at the beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean coast, at parks or at the plentiful cafes and patios. Today you will have an opportunity to wander Tel Aviv on your own and immerse yourself into the vibrant Tel Aviv lifestyle.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Full Breakfast

Following our delicious breakfast, we will journey along the coastal highway to the ancient Roman capital, Caesarea. We will visit the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, its aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been recently restored. Our tour proceeds to Megiddo, which has been identified as the site of the battle of Armageddon.

The next stop on our tour is Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village. Here we will enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. To conclude the day, we will proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and the golden-domed Bahai gardens.

Sea of Galilee, Israel (2 Nights)

Full Breakfast, Dinner at Hotel

After our Israeli breakfast, we will take a scenic drive to the mystical city of Safed. Safed is the center of Jewish mysticism. Here we will visit the ancient synagogues and walk through the artist colony. Our journey continues North to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, located in the city of Kuneitra. Time for some fun! Our next stop is at the Golan Winery for a tour and some wine tasting. To conclude the day, we proceed to “Golan Magic” for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.

Sea of Galilee

Full Breakfast, Dinner at Hotel

Today we begin with a visit to the city of Nazareth. Here we will visit the Church of Annunciation. Our tour continues towards Tiberias; Our first stop is at Capernaum, home to Jesus, to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter. We will take a short drive and visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. To conclude our tour for the day, we proceed via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue. We will be driven to Jerusalem for our check-in and overnight sleep.

Jerusalem, Israel (5 Nights)

Full Breakfast

Following breakfast, we will start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from the Mount of Olives. Our tour will proceed to the Old City of Jerusalem. Here we will visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. From there we continue forward to enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Some of the sites include the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and most notably the Western Wall. Moreover, we will walk along the Via Delarosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Our tour concludes with a visit to Bethlehem, the location of Rachel’s tomb, the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.

Jerusalem, Israel

Full Breakfast

Our tour begins with a drive to the Israel Museum. Here we will visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed. We will proceed for a tour of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. In addition, we will drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. A chance to learn about their unique lifestyle. Moreover, in the evening enjoy dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show at the Tower of David Museum.

Jerusalem, Israel

Full Breakfast

Our journey continues through the Judean hills to the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. From here we 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. We will ascend Massada by cable car and explore the mountain fortress built by King Herod. Some notable sites include the remains of the walls, water cistern, and Herod’s Palace.

We will descend by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea. Which is considered the lowest point on earth; take the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water. To enjoy all it has to offer, cover yourself with the mineral-rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects.

Jerusalem, Israel

Full Breakfast

Following Shabbat breakfast, we will get to experience the atmosphere of Jerusalem on Shabbat.

Jerusalem, Israel

Full 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

Eilat, Israel (2 Nights)

Full Breakfast

Today we will enjoy the Red Sea and have a day at leisure.

Optional tour – Petra Extension: Enjoy breakfast before we depart to the border with Jordan. Our representatives will assist us with the entry visa at the Jordanian border. The journey begins with a drive straight to Petra, the astonishing rose-red city built by the Nabateans (An ancient 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 lunch, we will drive back to the Jordanian-Israeli border. If time is permitting we will stop in the Red Sea city of Aqaba fro a chance to walk around. To conclude our day of touring, we will be transferred to the border at around dinner time and back into Eilat, Israel.

Eilat, Israel

Full Breakfast

Our tour will depart Eilat and proceed towards Mitzpe Ramon (The Ramon Crater) for a beautiful panoramic view. Take a moment to gaze into this geological wonder. We will proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and his grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Our tour will stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent. We will learn about Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. To conclude the days touring, we will proceed to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Airforce Museum. Our tour will arrive in Tel Aviv for our last night in Israel.

Tel Aviv, Israel (1 Night)

Full Breakfast

Enjoy our last full Israeli breakfast. Following breakfast, we will be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport for our departure back home. Return home with lifelong memories of The Classic Israel Tour and the Holy Land!

Eilat, Israel

Full Breakfast

Unique Highlights

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What is Included in the Classic Israel Tour

12 Nights Accommodations

  • 3 nights in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights at a Kibbutz in the Galilee
  • 2 nights in Eilat
  • 5 nights in Jerusalem

Guiding and Touring

  • An English speaking guide
  • 8 full days of touring
  • A luxurious A/C motor-coach
  • Entrances to all sites and parks

Transfers

  • Meet and assist at Airport
  • Arrival transfer to hotel
  • Departure transfer back to Airport
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure
  • Israeli style breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners at the hotel in the North
  • 1 Dinner with Sound + Light Show
  • Light lunch at a Druze Village

Flights from the United States depart Tuesday to arrive on Wednesday (+ 1 Day of travel)

Return flight and arrival is the same day tour ends

(Flight not included in the tour – inquire for flight information)

A good level of fitness required

ENJOY YOUR STAY

Hotel Plans For Every Budget

Tel Aviv Hotels

Kibbutz Resort (All Plans)

Jerusalem Hotels

Eilat Hotels

TESTIMONIALS

“Amazing experience thanks to Jonathan at Shalom Journeys! Very in depth and enriching tour throughout Israel!”

A. Little

“Shalom was amazing. He planned out every detail of my trip with VIP service all the way. His knowledge of where to go and where to stay made my trip even that much more enjoyable. He called us at every change of destination to make…More

Lisa, G. 

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