This is an intensive 10 day tour. 8 days you will spend touring Israel from the North to the South, with 2 days to tour Petra. Transportation, guides, hotels all included.
A 10 day tour, touring Israel from the North to the South, with 2 days in Petra.
There is also an option to extend 5 more days and do a cruise on the Nile in Egypt, and depart from Cairo.
Day 1: Tel Aviv
At 08:00- 08:30 a driver will collect you from your hotel. Tour the Diaspora Museum, and continue on to Old Jaffa. Walk among the ancient ruins, and stroll along the artist’s quarter. Visit the first neighborhood in Tel Aviv, the Neve Tzedek. Continue on to tour the colorful streets where you can do some shopping if you like. Back to hotel for overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 2: Galilee and Golan
Pick up at 07:15 from your hotel Drive North to Katzrin, on the way we will take a scenic route along the coast,then go through the plain of Armageddon, where there will be a view of Megiddo. Arriving in Katzrin, tour an ancient village from the 1st century. There is a synagogue, homes, and an olive press. Drive on to Mount Bental and explore the Syrian fortifications. After the tour travel to Tel Aviv for overnight.
Day 3: Caesarea and Haifa
Start out the day with a drive to Caesarea, tour the famous Roman theater that was dedicated to Caesar, and the ruins. Drive along the coast to stop in Haifa and the Baha'i Gardens, Rosh Hanikra, and the grottos. Continue to Acre to tour the Crusader castle and have a walk through the market.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 4: Nazareth
After breakfast start the drive towards Nazareth, passing Hertzeliya and Natanya, keep traveling along through the plain of Armageddon, you will have a view of Megiddo. We will stop at the Mount of Precipitation. Arriving in Nazareth tour the Church of Annunciation. Moving on to the Church of St. Joseph. Travel on to Jerusalem for overnight.
Day 5 : Jerusalem
Tour Jerusalem, the Old City and the New City. Take a walk through the Jewish Quarter to arrive at the Western Wall. From there, follow the Via Dolorosa, walking the Stations of the Cross, where you will see many pilgrims doing the same, to arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After this go for a tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6: Jericho and Bethlehem
Start the day with an 08:30 pick up from your hotel, and start driving through the Judean desert to the oldest city in the world, Jericho. When arriving in Jericho see Mt.Temptation and the tree that Zachaeus climbed. Continue on to tour the excavations, and a synagogue.
Drive to Bethlehem to walk across Manger Square to the Church of Nativity, and the church of St. Catherine. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 7: Dead Sea and Masada
Pick up is at 08:30 from your hotel. Drive South to the Dead Sea, and ascend to Masada by cable car and tour the palaces, synagogue, bath house, and more. Go to the Dead Sea to enjoy a mud bath and a swim in the Dead Sea. On the way back overview " panoramic " of the caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Driving back to Tel Aviv, there will be an evening flight to Eilat, or there will be a transfer from the Dead Sea. (Depending on the amount of people booking.) Overnight Eilat.
Day 8: Petra
Pick up at 08:15. Start from your hotel in Eilat in the morning to the Jordanian border. We will help you with the border proceedings, and you will start the drive to Petra (about 2 hours). Tour with your Jordanian English speaking guide the famous Treasury, the temples, the facades, the mourning halls, the Roman theater, and more. After the tour stop for lunch. In the evening do Petra by night. ($25 not included)
Overnight in Petra.
Day 9 : Petra
This is a free day to go back and tour Petra at your leisure. In the afternoon about 16:30 we will take you back to the border for overnight in Eilat.
Day 10: Tel Aviv
In the morning you will take a flight from Eilat to Ben Gurion and your flight home. (Holidays there will be a flight on the 9th day in the evening and overnight in Tel Aviv. In the morning there will be a transfer to the airport)
There is a special price for groups of over 5 people.