Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour: Escorted Coach Tour
Operates: Most Fridays all year round
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Visit: Tel Aviv – Rehovot – Caesarea – Zichron Yaacov – Atlit Detainee Camp – Haifa – Galilee – Rosh Pina – Safed – Hula Valley – Golan Heights – Mitzpe Gadot – Mount Bental – Tel Hai Museum – Lake Kinneret – Tiberias – Jordan Valley – Jerusalem –
Tel Aviv
Includes:
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tel Aviv
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional government-licensed guide on all touring days
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Meals as listed in itinerary (B=breakfast, D=dinner)
Excludes:
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance, visa cost and tips
Notes: The sequence of the tour, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances beyond our control.
This tour operates with multi-lingual guiding (potentially 1-2 additional languages)
Accommodation: 4* (First class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv
  • Haifa: Dan Panorama Hotel Haifa
  • Galilee region: Hagoshrim Kibbutz and Resort Hotel
  • Jerusalem: Dan Boutique Hotel Jerusalem

4* Superior (Superior First class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama Hotel Tel Aviv
  • Haifa: Dan Panorama Hotel Haifa
  • Galilee region: Hagoshrim Kibbutz and Resort Hotel
  • Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem

5* (Deluxe class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Sheraton Hotel Tel Aviv
  • Haifa: Dan Carmel Hotel Haifa
  • Galilee region: Hagoshrim Kibbutz and Resort Hotel – Room in Boutique Wing
  • Jerusalem: David Citadel Hotel

5* DLX (Superior Deluxe class) accommodation (or similar):

  • Tel Aviv: Dan Hotel Tel Aviv
  • Haifa: Dan Carmel Hotel Haifa
  • Galilee region: Hagoshrim Kibbutz and Resort Hotel – Room in Boutique Wing
  • Jerusalem: King David Hotel

Full Itinerary

Friday:  Tel Aviv
You will arrive in Tel Aviv and be transferred to your hotel. What remains of the day will be at your leisure.
Overnight: Tel Aviv

Saturday:  Tel Aviv
Today will be entirely at your leisure to explore Tel Aviv, the economy and technology centre of Israel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv  (B)

Sunday:  Rehovot – Caesarea – Zichron Yaacov – Atlit Detainee Camp – Haifa
Drive south to Rehovot. The first stop will be at the Weizmann Institute which played a key role in the development of the state. Here you will enjoy the new, amazing presentation of high technology and see the mansion house of Haim Weizmann, the first president of Israel. Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region, built over 2000 years ago by King Herod the Great, which served as a key Mediterranean port for centuries. Hear about Caesarea’s role in Jewish history, including its part in the Great Revolt of AD66, and interact with three-dimensional historical figures that come to life using cutting-edge technology. The tour continues onward to the Carmel Mountain range to visit Zichron Yaacov for a stroll through the historic streets of one of the earliest settlements from Israel’s first immigration period. Then visit the Atlit Detainee Camp, telling the heroic story of the struggle of Jewish immigrants at the detention centre established by the authorities of the British Mandate in the 1930s. Finally, arrive at Haifa, Israel’s major port city, with a stop at the Louis Promenade for a great view of the Haifa Bay and the beautiful Baha’i Gardens.
Overnight: Haifa  (B)

Monday:  Galilee region – Rosh Pina – Safed – Hula Valley
The journey will begin with a drive through the mountain ranges and valleys which extend from the west to the east of the Galilee region. Visit a Galilee Winery for an Israeli wine-tasting tour, and to get an up close and personal view of the wine production process. Continue to Rosh Pina, originally founded in 1878 by a group of ultra-orthodox Jews intending to become farmers, with the support of Baron Edmund de Rothschild. Rosh Pina is one of Israel’s oldest colonies but today boasts a small town known for great restaurants, cafés and art galleries. Drive up to Safed (Tzfat), where you will walk through ancient sections of the city and hear stories of the Kabbalists and their ancient synagogues. The Safed tour will end with a visit to its famous artist’s colony where you will meet a Kabala artist and learn about his special techniques and context. In the afternoon, you will visit the beautiful Hula Valley, Israel’s first Nature Reserve. The Hula Tourism Complex is located at the centre of the Hula Valley and is considered to be one of the world’s most important centres for bird watching and ornithology.
Overnight: Kibbutz hotel  (BD)

Tuesday:  Golan Heights – Mitzpe Gadot – Mount Bental   
This day of touring will give you an opportunity to enjoy the north of Israel in a unique and exciting way. Start the day by driving up into the Golan Heights to Mount Bental, a beautiful spot for a panoramic view of Upper Galilee, the Golan Heights themselves, Mount Hermon and Syria. Visit Golan Magic, an entertaining 3-D multi-media adventure viewed on a 180-degree screen.

After the film, walk through a giant model of the Golan Heights, the largest of its kind in the world, accompanied by special narration, sound and light effects. Then walk through The Golan Olive Oil Mill and Visitor Center, a uniquely-designed building with ancient ambience, as your guide explains the olive oil production process, including the evolution from antique tools to modern machinery. Finish the first half of the day with a visit to Mitzpe Gadot which once served as Syrian base and which commands a spectacular view of the Hula Valley. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Kibbutz hotel  (BD)

Wednesday:  Tel Hai Museum – Lake Kinneret – Tiberias – Jordan Valley – Jerusalem  
Today’s first stop will be the Tel Hai Museum. This memorial is dedicated to a dramatic battle in 1920 led by Joseph Trumpeldor, a hero known for his national loyalty. Then descend to the shores of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) for a short visit to Tiberias, a city which was a significant spiritual center during the Mishna and Talmudic periods. Continue south along the Jordan Valley to visit the “Naharayim Experience at Gesher”. Nicknamed the “start-up” of last century, this unusual light and sound show is filled with models demonstrating the dam system, running water and a combination of sounds and colours. The demonstration shows how the desert transformed into a symbol of, and a vision for, Jewish immigration and industrial development in Israel. The day will continue with a drive to Jerusalem through the Jordan Valley’s stunning landscape. Stop at Mt. Scopus upon arrival in Jerusalem for a magnificent view of the city and a brief explanation about the capital’s past and future.
Overnight: Jerusalem  (B)

Thursday:  Jerusalem  
After breakfast you will start a tour through the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk through one of this ancient walled city’s many gates to see the restored Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall (Kotel), the colourful bazaars and the Cardo. Then, walk to the City of David for a virtual reality movie about King David’s historical city, and a “wet” walking tour of the ancient water system connecting Warren’s Shaft to the Shiloah tunnels (Hezekiah’s Tunnel). Continue to the Archaeological Garden and the new Southern Wall excavations (Davidson Center), the same steps once used by pilgrims entering the Holy Temple. Thursday is the day many Bar Mitzvah celebrations take place at the Western Wall. During the walk you will meet some of them and get to wish them a MAZAL TOV!
Overnight: Jerusalem  (B)

Friday:  Jerusalem
Visit the graves of Israel’s former prime ministers, and soldiers who died in battle, at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery. Continue to the museum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, including the Valley of the Communities. Pass by the Knesset – Israel’s Parliament building, as well as the famous Menorah and the new home of Israel’s Supreme Court. Visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book with a display of the Dead Sea Scrolls and visit the model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. Then continue on for a neighbourhood tour around the Mahane Yehuda Market to meet different local ethnic groups and taste some of their cultural foods. Drive to the Western Wall to participate in meaningful Kabbalat Shabbat services as the Jewish Sabbath descends over Jerusalem.
Overnight:  Jerusalem  (B)

Saturday:  Jerusalem
Today you will be at leisure to explore Jerusalem on your own. It is strongly suggested to take an optional tour to Massada and the Dead Sea.
Overnight: Jerusalem  (B)

Sunday:  Jerusalem – Ben-Gurion Airport 
After breakfast you will check out of the hotel and be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport.  (B)

Rates

JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR
(Escorted Coach Tour, Scheduled to depart on most Fridays) – Min. 2 pass. ; Up to 40 pass.
10 Days
9 Nights
Currency Per Person Sharing Single Room Supplement
4* (First class accommodation):
6, 20 Mar; 5, 26 Jun; 4 Sep; 16 Oct; 13, 27 Nov; 11 Dec 2020 & 5,
19 Feb 2021 from:
Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv USD 2291 962
24 Apr; 15 May & 30 Oct 2020 from: Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv USD 2362 1031
3, 17 Jul; 7, 28 Aug 2020 & 8 Jan 2021 from: Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv USD 2472 1070
4* Superior (Superior class accommodation):
6, 20 Mar; 5, 26 Jun; 4 Sep; 16 Oct; 13, 27 Nov; 11 Dec 2020 & 5, 19 Feb 2021 from: Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv USD 2580 1214
24 Apr; 15 May & 30 Oct 2020 from: Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv USD 2651 1284
3, 17 Jul; 7, 28 Aug 2020 & 8 Jan 2021 from: Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv USD 2848 1453
Rates for 5* and 5* DLX available on request Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv USD Upon Request Upon Request

Includes:  Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tel Aviv, 9 nights’ accommodation and meals as per itinerary.  Transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary.

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.

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