Jewish Heritage Tours - 14 Nights
Jewish Heritage Tours – 14 Night Tour
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Ben Gurion Airport | Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a Diesenhaus Unitours representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Independence Hall / Mini Israel / Latrun / Yad Mordechai
Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared; Next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps museum, one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Visit Beit Guvrin national park, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site, and explore some of the caves and archaeological remains. Continue to visit Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Haganah, the underground movement before May 1948. Overnight Tel-Aviv.
Visit the Diaspora museum; drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin’s square, place of assassination of prime minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city; visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist’s quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, hand made jewellery and artifacts. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorfull street especially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance. Overnight Tel-Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Caesarea / Haifa / Acre / Rosh Hanikra
Drive north to tour Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders’ city, the aqueduct and the amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel . Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbour and local market; continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car into the limestone grottoes. Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse.
Safed / Tel Facher / Banias / Tel Hai
Drive to Safed, center of kaballa movement; visit the Joseph Caro and the Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the the artist’s quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour to the foots of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at Gadot overlook (Mitzpe Gadot) , the memorial site for the fallen of the Golan, located over former syrian bunkers and see the monument built on site in honor of the Alexandroni brigade; proceed for a magnificent observation point over the city of Kuneitra, and the Syrian territory. Visit the Banias springs. Next, a visit to Tel-Hai; see the “roaring lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle. Overnight at a kibbutz guesthouse.
Beit Shean / Beit Alpha / Gan Hashlosha / Jerusalem
Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; proceed to Beit Shean, also called “scythopolis”, the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy in the water springs located at the foots of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city. Overnight Jerusalem.
Jerusalem: Old City
Start with a visit of the tomb of King David on mt. Zion. Walk along the cardo, the ancient Roman road; visit the four Sepharadic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Kotel tunnels; visit davidson center and walk through the Roman cardo to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first temple period. Overnight Jerusalem
Jerusalem: New City
Enjoy seeing the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel. Drive through Mea Shearim, one of oldest jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Proceed to mount Hertzel, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust. Visit the Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the six day war, and converted into a national memorial site and museum. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next visit the Israel Museum, the shrine of the book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the new Holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Overnight Jerusalem.
Qumran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean desert to the dead sea. Stop at Qumran , the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car. Next, stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area. Overnight Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Timna / Underwater Observatory / Eilat
Travel south to the Negev desert, visit Israel’s air force museum at Hatzerim to view the planes and equipment and hear the story of this brave fighting force. Stop for a Camel riding experience and visit to an authentic Bedouin tent. Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Visit Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop at Mitzpe Ramon to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Overnight in Eilat.
At Leisure or Optional Tour to Petra (with additional charges)
After assistance with visa to the Jordanian border, drive straight away to Petra through desert highways, your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra 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 2000 years ago. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a 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 smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back to Eilat . Overnight Eilat . Overnight in Eilat.
Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Tel Aviv
Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder; 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; learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s airforce museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force . Drive back to Tel-Aviv . Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.
14 Night Tour Includes:
- Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
- 14 nights accommodation in comfortable & desirable locations with the famous “Israeli Breakfast”
- 10 touring days in deluxe motor coach as per itinerary
- (Certified English speaking guide, government educated)
- 2 Dinners at Kibbutz Lavi
- Lunch and Spa in the Dead Sea area
- Light lunch in a Bedouin tent on the way from Eilat to Tel Aviv
- Jeep tour in the Galilee
- Sightseeing and entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
Sightseeing & leisure days
- Day 1 Arrival to Israel
- Day 2: Independence Hall, Latrun and Ayalon Institute
- Day 3: Tel Aviv
- Day 4: At leisure in Tel Aviv
- Day 5: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, and Rosh Hanikra
- Day 6: Safed, Tel Facher, Banias and Tel Hai
- Day 7: Beit Shean, Beit Alpha , Gan Hashlosha, Jerusalem
- Day 8: Jerusalem: Old City
- Day 9: Jerusalem: New City
- Day 10: Qumran, Masada and Dead Sea
- Day 11: At leisure in Jerusalem
- Day 12: Timma copper mines & Eilat
- Day 13: At leisure in Eilat
- Day 14: Mitzpe Ramon,Sde Boker & Tel Aviv
- Day 15: Depart to the airport for flight back home
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