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#369 | 9 Day Classic Israel | Foreign Independent Tours - FIT Tours
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9 Day Classic Israel
The Classic Israel Sites
Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Massada, Tel Aviv

Package #369

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • 8-night accommodation in 4-star hotels

    (4 nights Jerusalem, 2 nights Tel Aviv, 2 nights Kibbutz)

  • Breakfast daily

  • 2 dinners

  • Airport transfers

  • Extensive sightseeing in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea, Caesarea, Megiddo, Druze Village, Haifa, Safed, Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth.

  • Wine Tasting
  • HOTELS USED
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Prima Royale Hotel
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Prima Tel Aviv Hotel
    Haifa, Israel
    Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
    NOT INCLUDED

    Airfare: International or Domestic unless otherwise indicated.
    We can offer airfare from the airport closest to you. Ask your Destination Specialist.

    OPTIONS FOR YOUR TRIP

    ITINERARY
    This is an Escorted Tour.
    DAY 01: TUE - Ben Gurion Airport / Jerusalem
    Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem.

    DAY 02: WED - Jerusalem: The Old City / Bethlehem
    Start the day with a magnificent panoramique view from Mount of Olives Drive to the Old city. Visit the tomb of King David and the room of last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem; view Rachel's tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and manger's square. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

    DAY 03: THU - Jerusalem: The New City
    Drive 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; Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel's parliament. Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular sound & light show* at the Tower of David museum (weather conditions permitting). Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

    DAY 04: FRI - 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 Qumeran 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. Continue to the Dead Sea; Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea* that many believe has its therapeutic effects. (*weather permitting). Overnight in Tel Aviv. (B)

    DAY 05: SAT - Tel Aviv
    The day is at leisure for personal exploration. Overnight in Tel Aviv. (B)

    DAY 06: SUN - Caesarea / Megiddo / Druze village / Haifa
    Drive 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. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well preserved water supply system . Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant . Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramique view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens. Overnight in Kibbutz Lavi. (B/D)

    DAY 07: MON - Safed / Golan Heights / Winery
    Drive 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. Stop at the Golan winery for a tour and wine tasting; Proceed to "Kessem Hagolan", a multimedia presentation of the area and it's history. Overnight in Kibbutz Lavi. (B/D)

    DAY 08: TUE - Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
    Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B)

    DAY 09: WED - Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport
    Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure. (B)


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