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Depart for the Deluxe Adults Only Jewish Israel Tour on our scheduled ELAL flight (inquire within) or via your own flight arrangements. Meals on-board
Welcome to beautiful Israel! We will arrive at Ben Gurion airport and be met and assisted by a Shalom Journeys representative. Following passport control, we will be transferred to our hotel in the coastal city of Tel Aviv. Depending on our arrival time, we will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy a good nights sleep before we embark on our Deluxe Jewish Israel Tour.
Tel Aviv, Israel (2 Nights)
Dinner at Hotel
We will depart at 9:00 am today. Begin our tour with a drive by the cultural center of Tel-Aviv, viewing the Bronfman Auditorium and Habimah Theater. We will tour the Ayalon Institute, a secret factory camouflaged on a kibbutz that was producing bullets for the Hagana. All while accomplished right under the noses of the British authorities. We will continue to Old Jaffa, where we will explore the ancient streets, viewing archaeological excavations and the charming galleries and shops.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
Our first stop today is a visit to Independence Hall where on May 14, 1948, Israel became an independent state. Proceed north via Netanya to Caesarea. We visit the Crusaders’ Battlement, the Roman Theater – where concerts and cultural events take place all summer long, plus the ancient Aqueduct still standing for 2000 years. Next, an emotional visit to Atlit – a former detention compound for Jewish immigrants who arrived in Israel illegally during the British Mandate period. Arrive at our luxurious hotel atop Mt. Carmel where we are greeted with refreshing fruit juice.
Haifa, Israel (2 Nights)
Shabbat at leisure. Enjoy a delightful stroll in the beautiful city of Haifa or visit a local Synagogue.
Available – Optional tour to the incredible Tel Megiddo – the excavations that inspired James Michener’s book “The Source”. Next, drive to a Druze Village where we learn about their culture and customs in their environment. Browse and shop in their bustling bazaar – a fun way to end an exciting tour before returning to our hotel around 3:00 PM.
Full Breakfast, Dinner at Lively Restaurant
First stop, the Bahai Gardens then on to the ancient port city of Akko to visit the prison where members of the Haganah and Irgun were held captive during Israel’s fight for independence. Here Leon Uris’s famous novel “Exodus” was filmed. Continue to the beautiful new Jewish development town Karmiel in the Galilee. Proceed to Safed, famous art colony and center of mystic Kabbalism. See its Synagogues and picturesque cobblestone streets and art galleries before arriving at our Kibbutz, located in the lush hills of the Upper Galilee.
Sea of Galilee (2 Nights)
Full Breakfast, Dinner at Hotel
Our tour begins in one of the lushest areas in the Galilee, Tel Dan, where we will take an easy and enjoyable nature walk through the reserve at the headwaters of the Jordan River. Continue to the Golan Heights to Ben Tal, a wonderful viewpoint into Syria. Then onto Kibbutz Ein Zivan, in the heart of Israel’s wine country for an intimate personal visit to the Bahat Winery and the De Korina Chocolate Factory. Sample the delicious chocolates and enjoy some wine tasting.
Sea of Galilee
Continue to Old Gesher, located on the Jordan River and the border with Jordan, a site encompassing archaeology, ancient history, current history, the kibbutz concept, and current events. Visit Beit Shean, one of Israel’s oldest cities. Then to another wonderful site down the valley to Sde Eliyahu, a religious kibbutz that is at the forefront of eco-friendly farming and agro-industry. Continue to Jerusalem stopping on route to say the traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing.
Jerusalem, Israel (5 Nights)
Begin the tour of the Old City of Jerusalem; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; walk through the Cardo, the reconstructed main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Wailing Wall. Continue to the City of David and explore the excavations of the first temple period; learn the story of ancient Jerusalem as you tour the Western Wall tunnels; discover the hidden layers of the walls revealed underground. Return to your hotel to freshen up and get ready for your night out.
Dinner On Your Own
Sound and Light Show
We will begin the day with a visit to the Israel Museum, the shrine of the book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed. Furthermore, we will see the new holy land model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Continue for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. We will now visit Yad Vashem for an emotional tour of a dark past. Proceed to experience the contemporary Jerusalem at the famous Mahane Yehuda market with its authentic and colorful stands; Enjoy the “Shuk Bites” and taste a variety of local food. Return back to the hotel for the remainder of the day at leisure.
Cocktail Dinner Party
Proceed through the ancient Judean desert; stop at the majestic Ein Gedi nature reserve and explore the lush oasis filled with waterfalls, vegetation, and rare wildlife. Continue to Massada and ascend by cable car to the top of the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, bathhouses and more. We will descend by cable car back to the bottom of the mountain. Next, we will stop for lunch by the Dead Sea and make use of the spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area. Return back to Jerusalem to freshen up.
Today you will get to experience Jerusalem on Shabbat. Feel the ambiance and mellow mood of the city during the day of rest. In the evening, just a few steps from our hotel, explore Jerusalem as it brings in the new week.
Following our last breakfast and after making lifelong memories of Israel, we will be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport for our departure back home.
Flights from the United States depart Monday to arrive on Tuesday (+ 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
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