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Israel Highlights Tour

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel’s major city is located at the mouth of the Yarkon river, along the Mediterranean Sea. The UNESCO designated 'White City' is known for its Bauhaus-era buildings. It’s also a financial centre and Israel’s technology hub called the Silicon Wadi. To the south, the historic port of Jaffa (Yafo), with fascinating Arab heritage has a lively market. Its recently restored, cafés and stores, transform into one of Tel Aviv’s most popular nightlife venues.

Earlier, take a comprehensive tour of Jerusalem and tour religious sites around the Temple Mount compound. Continue to Rosh Pina, a town near the shores of the Sea of Galilee and explore its many historical and biblical sites. Tour ancient ruins at Caesarea and Meggido before travelling to Tel Aviv with 13 golden beaches. Explore interesting sites, such as Old Jaffa, the Bauhaus architecture district, the Ayalon Institute, or the fashionable Neve Tzedek neighbourhood.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9 DAY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR OF ISRAEL…
And, also visit Sea of Galilee, renowned for its beautiful landscapes.
 

What We Love
  • Visit Jerusalem where the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take an excursion to the Dead Sea and relax in the salt- and mineral-laden waters.
  • Take an excursion to the Golan Heights, a fertile region with splendid scenic views.
  • Spend time in the Galilee region of vineyards, kibbutz and luxury spa resorts.
  • Visit Masada, where Jewish defenders held out against the Romans before committing mass suicide.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour and designed for maximum outdoor experience.
  • Exclusive tour; guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.

 
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Israel Highlights Tour

Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Jerusalem VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Overnight: Hotel of your choice

Day 2 – City Highlights Tour
Jerusalem Visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum. See the Mount of Olives and walk upon the old city ramparts. Also tour the Mahane Yehuda Market, which is a great place to sample local culinary specialties such as burekas (flaky filled pastries), chocolate rugelach and halvah while shopping for pantry staples such as tahini, za'atar, dried fruits and nuts.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – The Surrounds
Jerusalem Visit different neighbourhoods according to your interests, such as the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter and Armenian Quarter. See highlights such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, ancient synagogues, bazaars, and atmospheric narrow streets lined with galleries and private homes.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Bethlehem Tour
Jerusalem Today, if desired, take an expert-led excursion to Bethlehem to tour the Church of the Nativity, shop for locally produced olive wood crafts and eat some of the region's best falafel. During leisure time, enjoy your hotel's extensive resort facilities and beautiful, park-like grounds.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 5 – Galilee Tour
Jerusalem Spend the next two nights in the Galilee region at a luxury spa resort in Rosh Pina, a place of trendy cafés restaurants and guesthouses. Browse art galleries, sample wines at local vineyards or visit a kibbutz. Also explore nearby cities such as Nazareth, Safed (Tzfat), Acre (Akko) or Haifa, each with its important historic, spiritual and cultural attractions. Haifa boasts the world-famous immaculately landscaped terraces of the Bahá'í Gardens and, at their heart, the gold-domed Shrine of the Báb.  
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 6 – Golan Heights Tour
Galilee Full-day private tour of Golan Heights, a fertile region with wonderful scenic treasures and splendid views, lovely nature reserves, springs and waterfalls, historic and archaeological sites such as Crusader ruins, and attractions for the whole family. Enjoy hiking, skiing, bird watching or an authentic cowboy experience at a ranch with horses and cattle.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – Transfer with Touring Enroute
Tel Aviv Continue to Tel Aviv for two nights, Israel's largest city, stretching along miles of glorious Mediterranean coast. With a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene and food you can only dream about, Tel Aviv is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and often called ‘the city that never stops’.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 8 – City Highlights Tour
Tel Aviv Full-day private tour
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 9 – Depart
Tel Aviv Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight.
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to Go Apr-May: In April, the rainy season is ending, the temperature is in the 70s, and the pools and beaches are open to the public. Easter and Passover are quite an experience for pilgrims and Israelis have a two-week long vacation. May brings perfect weather, no crowds and beautiful scenery.

June - August: This can be a busy time as American families arrive during their school break. But Tel Aviv nightlife picks up even more steam than usual in summer, since the universities have let out.

Sept-Oct: The weather starts to cool and the crowds disappear. A good time to travel but avoid arriving on the eve of Yom Kippur, as the whole country grinds to a halt and the week-long holiday of Sukkot when Israelis go on vacation.

Nov- Jan: There is beautiful weather and no crowds, but the summer brings dusty skies and beige slumber. December and January can be cool and wet, but great for the authentic Christmas experience.

Feb-Mar: February is a perfect time for trekking. The hills of Judea, Galilee, and the Golan Heights are covered with wildflowers and grass, and the weather is cool. The Jewish holiday of Purim has become a major week-long celebration in March. A cross between Halloween and Mardi Gras, there are day and night festivals and street parties in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. There may be some rain.

Getting There Israel’s main international airport Ben-Gurion (TLV) is approximately 20 minutes by train or taxi from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes by taxi from Jerusalem. The other international airport is Eilat, at the southern tip of Israel, but it is mainly used for direct charter package flights from Europe and flights from inside the country.

Visa British nationals do not need a visa to enter Israel as a tourist. On entry, visitors are granted leave to enter for a period of up to 3 months. In the past the Israeli immigration authorities stamped passports and on request agreed to stamp landing cards instead. Since January 2013 a pilot scheme has been introduced whereby visitors are given an entry card instead of an entry stamp on arrival. You should keep this card with your passport until you leave. This is evidence of your legal entry into Israel and may be required, particularly at any crossing points into the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

For more information, contact the nearest Israeli Embassy.