The new and the old, the desert and the sea, bazaars and mysticism, Crusaders and artists, cities and rural settlements, modern shops, throbbing coffee houses and bars, all these are Israel. This tour combines the advantages of a private tour together with the benefits of a professionally guided tour, providing valuable knowledge and information. You will receive an uploaded tablet with professional and clear explanations about the different stops on your itinerary. The GPS virtual guide kit includes vouchers and tablet with all routes and sites, detailed road book, maps and pop up content that appears by location.
Day 1 - WELCOME TO ISRAEL Welcome to Israel! Our representative will meet you at the airport, for a briefing of the tour. You will receive a tablet with GPS as well as guidelines for all the sites included on your itinerary. In addition, our representative will provide you with the necessary vouchers, maps and phone number of your contact person during your tour. Pick up the rented car at the airport and drive to Tel Aviv Day 2 - Masada – Dead Sea Drive south- view of the Negev Desert-ascend to 2,000 year old Masada Fortress by cable car-visit king Herod’s palaces and bathhouses, the synagogue –view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea- possible swim and “float” in the Dead Sea, the saltiest and lowest place on earth. Proceed to Jerusalem for overnight. Day 3 - Jerusalem-New City Start on Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. In the New City of Jerusalem visit Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, and the fascinating model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem in the period of the Second Temple. Proceed to Ein Karem and visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Time permitting, visit “Mahaneh Yehuda”,the famous open market in Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem. Day 4 - Jerusalem –Old City Walk through the Old City-the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, and the oriental bazaars, Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit King David’s Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Agony. Overnight in Jerusalem. Day 5 - Beit Shean-Nazareth-Galilee Leave Jerusalem and drive north through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit this beautifully preserved Roman city . Proceed to Nazareth and its Christian holy sites. Continue to the Sea of Galilee and visit the ruins of ancient Capernaum. Overnight in Tiberias. Day 6 - Golan Heights-Upper Galilee- Safed Drive to the Golan Heights, visit the former Syrian fortifications, Druze villages, the Banias-one of the sources of the Jordan River. Proceed to Safed, city of the Kabbalah, visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Overnight in Tiberias. Day 7 - Acre-Haifa-Caesarea-Tel Aviv Drive west to Acre-, an underground Crusader city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Haifa, visit the Bahai Shrine and Persian Gardens – another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a panoramic view of Haifa from Mount Carmel. Drive south to Caesarea, the ancient port city built by King Herod, to visit the Roman Theater and medieval fortifications. Arrive to Tel Aviv and Jaffa for a short city tour.