The Grand Classical Tour of Israel - 11 nights

4 nights Tel Aviv, 2 nights Kibbutz Lavi and 5 nights Jerusalem
11 nights - arrival every Wednesday
Tours depart weekly


    • Independence Hall
    • Mini Israel
    • Ayalon Institute
    • Lunch at a Druze Village
    • Dinner in a Middle Eastern Restaurant
    • Sound & Light show at Tower of David
    • Float in the Dead Sea


Day 1, Wednesday

After arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be met by our transfer representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Remainder of the day is free to spend at leisure.

Overnight in Tel-Aviv.


Day 2, Thursday: Independence Hall / Latrun / Ayalon Institute

Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared; next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps museum, one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Visit the new “Mini Israel” miniature park including miniature replicas   of the most important landmarks and buildings in Israel. Continue to visit Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, the underground movement before May 1948. Overnight in Tel-Aviv.


Day 3, Friday: Diaspora Museum / Old Jaffa / Tel-Aviv

Visit the Diaspora museum. Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, the center of business and entertainment of Israel.  Stop at Rabin’s square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city. Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist’s quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1909 and Nachlat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, handmade jewelry and artefacts.  Next, stop at Shenkin, the lively and colorful street especially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.

Overnight in Tel-Aviv.


Day 4, Saturday

Enjoy a free day at leisure in Tel Aviv.


Day 5, Sunday: 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 panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine and gardens.

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.


Day 6, Monday: 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 its history.

Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.


Day 7, Tuesday: 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.


Day 8, Wednesday: Jerusalem – The Old City

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives.
Drive to the 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, 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.

Day 9, Thursday: 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 Herzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Drive through 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.

Day 10, Friday: Qumeran / 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 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.  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.

Overnight in Jerusalem.


Day 11, Saturday

Free day at leisure in Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.


Day 12, Sunday

Transfer from hotel to airport for your departure flight.


* Visit subject to availability.

** Visit subject to weather conditions.


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Tours over Jewish holidays and August are subject to hotel confirmation and restrictions.

Tel Aviv Dan – deluxe rooms Carlton Dan Panorama Prima Tel Aviv 4
Galilee Kibbutz Lavi – Hod / Hadar Kibbutz Lavi – Hadar / Hod Kibbutz Lavi – Hod Kibbutz Lavi – Lev 2
Jerusalem King David – deluxe new city rooms Inbal Dan Panorama Prima Royale / Kings 5

Included services in our tour rates:

  • Private transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to your Hotel in Tel Aviv and from the Hotel in Jerusalem to the Airport.
  • Meeting point on arrival at the La Farina coffee shop at the Main Arrival Hall at the Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • 8 Full day touring with all entrance fees as mentioned.
  • 11 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at hotels as mentioned.
  • Two dinners at the hotel in Kibbutz Lavi / Galilee.
  • Lunch at a Druze Village.
  • Dinner in a Middle Eastern Restaurant.

Please not there is NO credit for unused services.


Not included in our tour rates:

  • Tips to guide/driver and Hotel staff.



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