Jewish Heritage + Eilat
Friday arrival – - 9 nights

Hotels
Tel Aviv
North
Jerusalem
Eilat
Deluxe A
Dan
Kibbutz Lavi
King David
Dan
Deluxe B
D. Intercontinental
Kibbutz Lavi
David Citadel
Herods Palace
B
Carlton
Kibbutz Lavi
Inbal
Hilton
C
Sheraton Moriah
Kibbutz Lavi
Sheraton Plaza
Sheraton Moriah
D
Dan Panorama
Kibbutz Lavi
Dan Panorama
Dan Panorama
E
Prima Astor
Kibbutz Lavi
Prima Royale
Prima Music


Friday
Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv.
Saturday
At leisure
Overnight: Tel-Aviv.
Sunday
Caesarea / Haifa / Acre / Rosh Hanikra

Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the amphitheatrer which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel and visit “AF AL PI CHEN” , the Naval Museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British Mandate . Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbour and local market. Continue to the northern-most point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car and view the limestone Grottos.
Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi.
Monday
Safed / Golan Heights / Upper Galilee
Drive to Safed, center of the Kaballa movement. Visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha’ ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city. Stroll around the the Artist’s Quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour to the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights and stop at an observation point over looking the town of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp. Visit the Banias Springs and then on to Tel-Hai to view 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: Kibbutz Lavi.
Tuesday
Beit Shean / Beit Alpha / Gan Hashlosha
Begin the day with a tree planting ceremony. Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s Grave. Continue to Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the largest archaeological 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. Continue to Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy swimming in the water springs located at the foot 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.
Wednesday
Jerusalem: The Old City

Tour the Old City Jerusalem beginning with a visit of the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road and visit the four Sepharadic synagogues restored after the 1967 War in the Jewish Quarter. Tour the Kotel Tunnels and visit the Davidson Center . Walk through the local Arab bazaar, through the Jaffa Gate to the David Tower Museum and see the ancient remains of the Citybeginning with the First Temple period.
Overnight: Jerusalem.
Thursday
Jerusalem
Celebrate the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the kotel. Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Continue to the Israel Museum and visit 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. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust . Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold , conquered by the Israeli Amy in the Six Day War and converted into a national memorial site and museum.
Overnight: Jerusalem.
Friday
Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float in the Dead Sea.
Overnight: Jerusalem.

Saturday
At leisure
Overnight: Jerusalem .

 

Sunday
The Negev desert/Timna/Eilat

Travel south to the Negev desert, visit Israel’s airforce museum at Hatzerim to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. Visit Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop at Mitzpeh Ramon to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Drive to Timna to see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations.
Overnight: Eilat.
Monday
At leisure

Stroll around the city’s streets, the beach promenade and enjoy the water sport activities – on own.
Overnight: Eilat.
Tuesday
Eilat/Mamshit/Tel-Aviv

Visit the underwater observatory , one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef.Drive to Mamshit for a Camel riding experience and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent ; Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
Drive back to Tel-Aviv or to Ben Gurion Airport.

* Visit subject to availability.

Please note!

  • February - 28.  March - 14.   April - 11, 18.   May - 2, 16, 30.  June - 13, 27.  July -4, 18.  August - 1, 15, 29.
  • October - 3, 17, 31  November - 14, 28.  December - 5, 19.  February - 13.
  • Guaranteed departure up to 14 days prior arrival. Within 14 days, on request.
  • All hotels on Bed & Breakfast basis except Lavi Kibbutz Hotel, on Half Board.
  • Dan Hotels - packages are not available during August.
  • The above program can be extended and tailor-made for groups