Destination

Israel

Duration

11 Days

Price

On Request

Discover the Holy land of Israel in style on this, our exclusive Travelous journey. Explore the great city of Caesarea, built by Herod and displaying the glories of the Roman Empire. Head onwards to the breezy city of Haifa, where lush gardens ascend, leading you to the top of Mount Carmel. Discover the Mystical City of Safed, the birthplace of Kabbalah. Navigate the calm waters of the Sea of Galilee on a relaxing boat ride before heading to Mount Beatitudes where crowds eagerly listened at Jesus’ feet. Go on a wine-tasting tour in the Golan Heights Winery. Continue on to the famous excavated sites in the Jordan Valley before driving to the beloved city of Jerusalem. Explore the Palm Sunday Way and walk the Via Dolorosa after experiencing the magic of the Garden of Gethsemane. Stroll through the Arab Bazaar, taking in the delicious smells of exotic spices and ascend to Mount Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Soak in the warm waters of the mineral-rich Dead Sea and lather yourself in dense mud before heading to the Ramon Crater for a night in the Negev. A truly unforgettable and lavish journey through the historical and natural wonders of Israel!

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Tel Aviv
  • Airport Assistance (Silver)
  • Airport Transfer
Dan Tel Aviv - Club Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Haifa
  • Caesarea, Acre, Rosh Hanikra
  • Private Vehicle/Guide Overnight
Isrotel Carmel Forest - Carmel Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Haifa
  • Mt. Carmel, Bahai Temple, German Colony
  • Private Vehicle/Guide Overnight
Isrotel Carmel Forest - Carmel Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Galilee
  • Safed Tour
  • Private Vehicle/Guide Overnight
The Scots Hotel - Deluxe Lake View Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Galilee
  • Around the Lake
  • Private Vehicle/Guide Overnight
The Scots Hotel - Deluxe Lake View Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Jerusalem
  • Via Jordan Valley to Jerusalem
  • Private Guide/Vehicle Overnight
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem - Terrace
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Jerusalem
  • Old City Tour
  • Private Guide/Vehicle Overnight
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem - Terrace
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Jerusalem
  • New City & Bethlehem Tour
  • Private Guide/Vehicle Overnight
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem - Terrace
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Mitzpe Ramon
  • Ein Gedi, Masada, Dead Sea, Mitzpe Ramon
Beresheet Mitzpe Ramon - Crater Top Room with Pool View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 10
Tel Aviv
  • Ramon Crater Tour - Tel Aviv
Dan Tel Aviv - Club Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 11
Tel Aviv
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be met by an airport representative and greeted with your name on a sign upon disembarking from the plane and provide shuttle transfer to passport control. After helping with luggage retrieval, you will escorted to passenger pick up area to meet your Travelous hosts.

Meet and assist provided by your Travelous representative. Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel - Club Suite

Day 2
Haifa

Start your day by traveling north to the ancient city of Caesarea built by Herod the Great. Upon arrival into the one time Roman capital, explore the excavations sites of the crusaders' city, and the aqueduct. Admire, the ancient amphitheatre, which has been recently restored as a concert venue. Next, travel to Acre for a walk along the old harbour area and local market. Our final stop is at Rosh Hanikra, the northernmost point of Israel, where we descend by cable car into the limestone grottoes on the Mediterranean Sea. Your day concludes in the Haifa area for overnight.

Isrotel Carmel Forest - Carmel Suite

Day 3
Haifa

Your day in Haifa begins with the ascension to Mt. Carmel for a breathtaking view of Haifa By and the Mediterranean Sea. From there we will continue down to the Bahai Temple for a walking tour through the famous gardens. The Gardens are comprised of a staircase of nineteen terraces extending all the way from the northern slope of Mt. Carmel. The geometry of the complex is built around the axis connecting it with the City of "Akko (Both the Bahai Gardens and the city of Akko are UNESCO World Heritage sites), which also has great historical and sacred significance for Bah\u225\'e1"\u237\'eds. At its heart stands the golden-domed Shrine of the Bab, which is the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahai Faith. Feel free to stop for lunch before continuing your afternoon walking tour of the German Colony. Located at the foot of the world-famous Bahai Gardens, this neighborhood was founded in the nineteenth century by German Christians known as the Templers and is a prime attraction of Haifa.

Isrotel Carmel Forest - Carmel Suite

Day 4
Galilee

After a leisurely morning, we depart Haifa for the Galilee region to embark on an afternoon of the Mystical city of Safed. Known as birthplace of Kabbalah and one of the Four Holy Cities according to the Kabbalah tradtion, we will stroll through the narrow, winding alley"s, and visit some of the beautiful synagogues before browsing through the workshops and galleries found in the flourishing artists' quarter. Transfer provided to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

The Scots Hotel - Deluxe Lake View Room

Day 5
Galilee

On to Mount Beatitudes; north of the Sea of Galilee, atop the Beatitudes Mount, lies a beautiful church where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the northern part of Sea of Galilee and including Tabgha and Capernaum.The day begins with a visit to Capernaum; a 2nd century synagogue was discovered which threw light on the life of the community of that era. According to the Christian tradition, Jesus served here as a local rabbi and performed miracles. Next we"ll go to Tabgha to the Church of the Multiplication, the traditional site of the miracle of the iplication of the loaves and fishes and the third resurrection appearance of Jesus.Visit the Banias Springs where we will have time for a nature hike to one of Israel"s most beautiful waterfalls, which flows from the foot of Mount Hermon to the Jordan River. It is considered to be the largest spring feeding from Mt. Hermon. The day concludes at Yardenit (the Baptismal site).

The Scots Hotel - Deluxe Lake View Room

Day 6
Jerusalem

The day begins by heading south to the ancient remains of Beit Shean; one of the largest excavated sites in Israel. The Talmud mentions this city as being the "entrance to paradise." Visit the bathhouse and the Cardo. After a quick drive we"ll stop at Beit Alpha and see the famous zodiac mosaic floor in the ancient synagogue. Next we"ll visit Harod Spring. Biblical tradition says it was at this site that Gideon chose his best soldiers to fight the Midianites, based on the way they drank from the stream. Only 300 of them lifted the water to their mouths, so they could remain on their guard while they drank. With this small band, Gideon brought victory to the Israelites.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem - Terrace Room

Day 7
Jerusalem

Your day begins with the ascension to the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem: Overlooking the Old City, the Mount is covered partly in olive trees, cemeteries and churches - commemorating the Christian events of Jesus. Descend via Palm Sunday Way to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter the Garden of Gethsemane, with its ancient olive trees believed to date back to the times of Christ. We will then reach the gates of the old city and walk the Via Dolorosa (the path Jesus walked, carrying the cross, on his way to crucifixion) and ending at the Church of Holy Sepulchre.

The tour continues on in the afternoon with the holiest place in Judaism today, the Western Wall - "Kotel". It is here that we begin to descend through the many layers of Jerusalem"s past at the time of the Temple through the Western Wall Tunnels*. Inside, a most interesting model shows the different dwelling periods and history of the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Stand on the site believed to be the nearest spot to the "Holy of Holies".

On to the Garden Tomb, an ancient Jewish sepulchre which matches the New Testament description of the tomb in which Jesus was buried. Protestants sanctify this location as the burial place of Jesus.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem - Terrace Room

Day 8
Jerusalem

We will visit the newly renovated and exciting Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited,and view a large Model of Jerusalem, as it used to look in the 2nd Temple period. From there its off to Mt. Zion to visit King David's tomb and the Upper Room (The Last Supper).

Visit Machane Yehuda Market - Israeli Shook. Enjoy the colors, smells and unique atmosphere of the alleys and stalls, as well as tasting of local products.

According to Christian tradition, Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth and the town is inhabited by one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. Spend your afternoon exploring this city and its most significant landmark - the Church of the Nativity.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem - Terrace Room

Day 9
Mitzpe Ramon

Begin your day at Ein Gedi Reserve - a true highlight when touring Israel. Known for its waterfalls, this Oasis in the desert is mentioned several times in the Book of Psalms, and referenced in the biblical stories of King David hiding from King Saul. We continue south to the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada and ascend by cable car to the ancient fortress. Explore the site with its synagogue and bathhouse. Here, was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to float in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. The tour day ends as you are transferred to the Beresheet in the Mitzpe Ramon area overlooking the Ramon Crater.

Beresheet Hotel - Crater Top Room with Pool View

Day 10
Tel Aviv

After breakfast, we"ll head to the peak of the Negev desert towards Mitzpeh Ramon. Over 200 million years old and 500 meters deep (1,640 feet), Ramon is the world"s largest naturally formed crater. Presenting a fascinating evolutionary story, Roman Crater contains geological formations unparalleled anywhere else on the planet. Encompassing the crater and Mount Negev, is the Ramon Nature Reserve - the largest in Israel. In the afternoon, transfer back to Tel Aviv for an evening at leisure and a chance to experience this amazing city as it comes to life at night.

The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel - Club Suite

 

Day 11
Tel Aviv

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to Tel Aviv Airport for your flight home. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in Israel again soon. Stay Travelous!

There are so many reasons to be intrigued by Israel. For some, it"s the sun drenched climate resting on the shores of the Mediterranean. For others, it's a modern metropolis commonly referred to as the White City. To the world, it's a destination rich in historical and religious significance. A Holy Land where three of the largest religions on earth (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) come together in a Geographical area known throughout time by one name: Jerusalem. From the Dead Sea, down to the Red Sea and back up to the Mediterranean, the allure of Israel is calling.

The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel

The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel reflects Tel Aviv"s dynamic lifestyle. The first luxury Tel Aviv hotel in Israel"s first Jewish city, the Dan Tel Aviv has always been a prime venue for statesmen, politicians and artists who gathered here from the earliest years of the State of Israel. Considered the Tel Aviv hotel of choice, the Dan Tel Aviv is justly renowned for its prime location overlooking the Mediterranean and splendid beaches edged by the city"s famous seafront promenade bustling with happy strollers. Designer stores, commercial centers and the city"s famed after-dark attractions are all on the doorstep. Dan Tel Aviv guestrooms and suites embody the highest standards of luxury and service. Skillful design enhanced by thoughtful details and cutting-edge technology make this the premium Tel Aviv hotel for discerning vacationers and corporate guests alike. The Dan Tel Aviv - more than ever - at the center of life in Israel"s most dynamic city. The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel has had a number of famous guests, including Bill and Hilary Clinton, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, U2, Lady Gaga and Sharon Stone.

The Club Suite Rooms are well equipped with a luxurious and indulging bedroom and living room, and there are many options like Jacuzzi bath, balcony, and also about 2 bathrooms along with some rooms. It lends a wonderful inner court view and people above 18 years can have access to the King David Lounge. These rooms are available only from floors 2-7 and accommodates up to 3 persons.

Isrotel Carmel Forest

In a world filled with stress, tension, and an endless race against time, it is vital to escape every so often to truly relax and give yourself over to be pampered with an endless variety of spa treatments. Enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, learn a little about leading a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy gourmet food, sleep well and enjoy absolute silence. The Carmel Forest Spa Resort is just the place. The resort sits at the heart of the green vista of the Carmel Forest nature reserve. It"s a piece of paradise in paradise, offering one of the best spas in the north if not in Israel in general, in addition to the highest standards of exclusive, luxurious hospitality. In addition to our spa treatments, hotel and spa guests enjoy a range of health and wellness workshops conducted by leading experts.

The suite includes a spacious living room, bedroom with a mattress specially designed for the resort, espresso machine, minibar, and safe. The balcony offers a forest view, and each suite has sun loungers for the perfect indulgence.

The Scots Hotel

The luxurious Scots hotel was established by the Scottish Church in 2004 in the historical compound of the Scottish Hospital, and uniquely combines the 19th century basalt buildings with a modern and up-to-date hotel of international standards An atmosphere of calmness, quiet and tranquility; combined with history and mystery wrapped expanses; as well as service of the highest level - turn any vacation at the Scots Hotel into a perfect experience, unique and exceptional, surpassing anything you have ever known.

The deluxe rooms are modern in decor that provide 5 star facilities like mini bar, TV that has both local and cable connections and even a safe. It accommodates a couple and a child.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem offers ten floors of opulent luxury overlooking the historic Old City and Independence Park. Experience the quiet elegance of the hotel's gracious architecture - dating back to the late 1920s and early 1930s. Climb the grand staircase and escape to one of 226 luxury guest rooms or suites. Experience a restful stay in regal surroundings with contemporary luxuries.

Settle into this luxurious room with custom furnishings and crystal chandeliers. Unwind on the private terrace or relax in the bedroom, which features one king-sized Waldorf Astoria signature bed with customized Serta mattress and luxury linen.

Beresheet Hotel

The Beresheet hotel, part of the Isrotel Exclusive Collection, is located amid a breathtakingly beautiful primeval landscape, near the ancient Spice Route, on the edge of the towering cliffs that slope down into the Ramon Crater - an extraordinary natural phenomenon unparalleled in the world. The hotel's unique location (800m above sea level) guarantees cool, comfortable weather all year round - guests are urged to bring warm clothing, even during the summer.

This exceptional desert hotel, which maintains a dialog with the surrounding desert, allowing its essence to penetrate every corner, excels in its attention to even the smallest detail, as well as its emphasis on conscientious and uncompromising personal service. And all this alongside architecture and design that expand the mind and soul. The hotel accommodates individuals, families and groups, giving its guests a luxurious, indulgent hospitality experience like no other.

Luxurious, spacious room with a view of the crater on the ground floor with a personal pool of 12 meters, located on the first floor. Includes a living room with a sofa, bedroom, reading lights, minibar, coffee set, Nespresso espresso machine, safe in the cupboard, 42" LCD television on an adjustable stand. Work area with electricity points, Internet connection free of charge. Bathroom includes a bath and shower, magnifying mirror, hair dryer and gowns. Balcony with deck chairs and coffee table. Pool attached to the room is 12 meters and 90-100 cm deep.

Terms and Conditions

 What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.       In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.       Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.      Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.      Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

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