A truly “classic” tour of Israel the Classic Tour I

Experience Israel a journey of a life time in the land of Milk and Honey

This general sight seeing Tour is a classic way to get acquainted and get to know the people, culture and land of Israel. Begin with the crown jewel of Israel, the Golden City of Jerusalem. Visit the Old City and walk through the Jewish Quarter, see King David’s Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. See and touch the Western Wall, walk along the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried His Cross, and experience a breathtaking pano… to see complete tour details visit » Classic Tour to Israel

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Day 1 – MONDAY
Departure from North America

Day 2 – SUNDAY
Jerusalem
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival into Ben Gurion International Airport, you are met and assisted by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.

Day- 3 WEDNESDAY
Jerusalem: Old City
Visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, Herodian Quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, proceed to Mount Scopus and then to the Mount of Olives for a magnificent panoramic view of the Old City. Continue to Bethlehem*, stopping at Rachel’s Tomb and to visit the Church of the Nativity.
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 4 – THURSDAY
Jerusalem: New City
Drive to the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem to see the Chagall stained glass windows. Continue to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust and then to the Israel Museum. Visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. View the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University.
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 5 – FRIDAY
Qumran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. 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 on the Dead Sea.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 6 – SATURDAY
At leisure
Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 7 – SUNDAY
Diaspora Museum / Caesarea / Druze villages
Depart Tel Aviv and drive to the Diaspora Museum for a visit. Proceed along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Continue via the Druze villages to Haifa.
Overnight in Haifa

Day 8 – MONDAY
Haifa / Safed / Golan Heights
The tour of Haifa will begin at the summit of Mount Carmel where you will take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Western Galilee. Continue on to the golden domed Bahai Shrine to visit the exotic Persian Gardens. Proceed to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin.
Overnight in Kibbutz

Day 9 – TUESDAY
Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
Start the day with a visit of Tiberias. Drive to Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter and then proceed to Nazareth. Here you will visit the Church of the Annunciation. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 10 WEDNESDAY
Transfer to your flight back to North America.

The above program can be extended and tailor-made for groups.

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