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Step back in time on the Jewish Heritage Israel Tour while sightseeing all throughout Jerusalem’s Old City and New City. Be emotionally moved with special visits to the Western Wall and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Marvel at the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Enjoy the experience of a cable car ride to the top of Masada and relax and enjoy yourself as you float on the Dead Sea.
Day 3: Sunday
Caesarea/Haifa /Acre/Rosh Hanikra
Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; see the excavations of the Crusader-era city, the aqueduct and the amphitheatre that has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa to visit the Clandestine Immigration and Naval museum ("Af al Pi Chen") and hear the story of the illegal immigrants coming to Israel at the time of the British Mandate. Drive to Acre, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site; walk through the old port and local market. Continue to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formations.
Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse.
Day 4: Monday
Jeep tour/Safed/Golan Heights/Tel-Hai
Drive to Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel and the center of the Kabbala movement; visit the Caro and Ari synagogues; stroll through the narrow alleyways and visit the picturesque Artist Quarter.
Next, enjoy a Jeep tour at the foots of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at Gadot overlook, the memorial for the fallen of the Golan located over former Syrian bunkers; and view the monument built in honor of the Alexandroni Brigade. Proceed for a magnificent observation point over the city of Quneitra and the Syrian territory. Drive to Tel Hai; see the Roaring Lion Monument and learn about the heroic battle of Joseph Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle.
Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse.
Day 5: Tuesday
Tiberias/Beit Shean/Beit Alpha/Gan HaShlosha/Jerusalem
Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s Grave; continue through the Jordan valley to Beit Shean, known as "Scythopolis," and see the fascinating excavated remains from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to admire the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue discovered in 1929. Visit Gan HaShlosha National Park and enjoy the warm spring water pools and waterfalls. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city.
Day 6: Wednesday
Kotel tunnels/Sephardic synagogues/Davidson Center/Tower of David
Visit the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, heart of the ancient Roman City; visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish Quarter; tour the Western Wall Tunnels; visit the archaeological park at Davidson Center; walk through the colorful local bazaar and visit the Tower of David Museum, presenting the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city beginning with the First Temple period.
Day 7: Thursday
Yad Vashem/Mt. Herzl/Ammunition Hill/Israel Museum
Enjoy seeing the Bar Mitzvah ceremonies at the Western Wall. Drive through Mea Shearim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Proceed to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, and Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the six day war, and later converted into a national memorial site and museum. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next, visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the Holyland model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.
Day 8: Friday
Qumran/Masada/Dead Sea /Lunch & spa
Drive through the Judaean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Masada, ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue and bathhouse; descend by cable car. Next, stop for lunch and spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area and enjoy a ’swim’ in the mineral rich Dead Sea.
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Tours/Meals as listed in the itinerary
- Jeep ride in the Golan Heights
- English speaking guide
- Some Meals
- International Airfare
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