VIP Small Group Guaranteed Tour

LIMITED TO 12 PASSENGERS ONLY!
11 nights / 12 days
Israel
Luxury Travel

A luxurious, 5-star venture to Israel’s UNESCO world heritage destinations and scenic holy sites. Hands-on visits to Israel’s famed cultural and educational landmarks and entertainment spots, with Israel’s best-kept secrets reserved for intimate groups of up to 12 travelers. Get personal attention in an exclusive adventure exploring the best that Israel has to offer.

 

 

 Stimulating tour highlights:

  • Yitzhak Rabin Center: A museum in homage to the visionary Prime Minister
  • Sarona: The newly gentrified Templars’ Quarter in central Tel Aviv
  • Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art: One of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions
  • Igal Alon Museum: Museum promoting coexistence, hosting exhibits by Jews and Arabs
  • City of David: The birthplace of Jerusalem
  • Western Wall Tunnels: A labyrinth of ancient passageways under the Western Wall
  • Shuk bites at Mahane Yehuda market
  • Spectacular night show at Tower of David museum
  • Dinner out in Jerusalem
  • Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
  • Lunch & Spa in Dead Sea hotel
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

 

Special rave-about activities:

  • Shuk bites: Food-tasting tour of the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market
  • Lunch and spa visit: Relax and dine at a deluxe Dead Sea hotel and spa
  • Dinner at a local authentic Middle Eastern restaurant
  • Sound & Light Show: Jerusalem’s Tower of David serves as the stage

 

Elite tour services:

  • VIP airport meet-and-greet service – upon arrival and departure
  • Private arrival transfer from Ben Gurion airport to hotel in Tel-Aviv.
  • Private departure transfer from Jerusalem hotel to Ben Gurion airport.
  • 11-night accommodation in deluxe, 5-star hotels on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 Dinners included at the hotel in the north.
  • 8 sightseeing days in a modern, luxury, air-conditioned touring vehicle
  • An engaging licensed guide who speaks your language
  • Entrance fees to programmed sites

 

Itinerary

Day 1, Wednesday

Welcome to Israel – arrival to Ben Gurion airport where you will be met and assisted just before passport control by our VIP representative.  After luggage collection transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv – the city that never sleeps, and business and financial center of Israel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

 


Day 2, Thursday

  • Begin the morning with a visit to the Yitzhak Rabin Center – learn about the legacy of the late Prime Minister of Israel and explore the history and the development of the State
  • Next visit is Independence Hall where the establishment of the State of Israel was declared in 1948 headed by Ben Gurion. The hall where the visit takes place is the actual hall where “it all happened” and it looks exactly like it was then
  • Drive through Neve Tzedek – the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv established in 1887 when the old walled City of Jaffa became too overcrowded for its residents. While the area has undergone many changes in recent years, it has still managed to retain its charm and beautiful architecture can be seen
  • Continue to the Carmel market (shuk) and experience the vibrant noises, smells and colors
  • End the day at the Jaffa Visitors’ Center – enjoy the multimedia presentation of the 8,000 year old port town and its history; walk around the restored old city now an artists’ quarter and see the renovated harbor.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

 


Day 3, Friday 

  • Visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art, Israel’s largest art museum displaying a wide collection of permanent and temporary exhibits of both local and international artists
  • Continue to Sarona, the 140 year old German Templar’s colony which was occupied by the British forcesand handed back to the Israelis in 1947; the complex served as the Israel Defense Force’s headquarters for many years  this area has now been restored, preserving the original architecture and converted into a lively pedestrian open air commercial center.
  • Drive through the main streets of Tel-Aviv, passing by Rabin’s Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Before heading back to the hotel, stop at the Old Port of Tel Aviv and enjoy the promenade along the seafront with the unique shops, cafés and youthful ambiance.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

 


Day 4, Saturday

  • At leisure
  • We suggest a visit to the old train station within walking distance of your hotel

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

 


Day 5, Sunday

  • Depart Tel Aviv and drive via the coastal road to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region.
  • Explore the ruins and excavations of the Crusader’s city and the amphitheater which has been restored and is used for cultural events during the summer months. Tour the old port and learn about the history through a multi-media presentation.
  • Proceed to Haifa to visit the Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum (“Af al Pi Chen”) and hear the story of the illegal immigrants to Israel at the time of the British mandate.
  • Visit Acre (Akko) one of the ancient port cities in Israel, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Hear about the history of this city through its unique buildings, fortresses and intact fortifications. Visit the underground Crusader city and walk through the old city with its turrets and mosques and a local market.

Dinner and overnight: Mitzpe Hayamim Spa & Resort hotel or similar.

 


Day 6, Monday 

  • Begin the day with a visit to Safed, one of the four holy cities in Israel and the center of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mysticism.  Tour will include a visit to the Joseph Caro and Ha’Ari synagogues; browse through the artists’ quarter and the picturesque alleyways.
  • Ascend the Golan Heights and stop at Mitzpe Gadot a former Syrian base. This site commemorates the fallen Israel soldiers of the 33rd. Battalion of the Golani Brigade.
  • Proceed to the Talmudic village of Katzrin and experience the ancient life through the restored home, olive press and ancient synagogue.
  • Proceed to Mt. Bental a dormant volcanic mountain and enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Hermon and the Golan Heights. Hear about the story of one of the largest tank battles that took place during the 1973 war.

Dinner and overnight: Mitzpe Hayamim Spa & Resort hotel or similar.

 


Day 7, Tuesday

  • Descend the Upper Galilee towards Tiberias, and visit Capernaum – explore the ruins of the synagogue and church of St. Peter.  Enjoy a serene boat ride across the Sea of Galilee.
  • Visit the Igal Alon Museum where an ancient 2,000 year old ancient boat was discovered.
  • Drive to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in Israel.
  • Continue to Beit Shean called the ‘Scythopolis’ and one of the biggest archeological parks in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods.
  • Proceed via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem – ascend Mt. Scopus for the traditional “Shehehiyanu”  blessing as you enter the city.

Overnight at Orient hotel, Jerusalem.

 


Day 8, Wednesday 

Today will be spent touring the Old City of Jerusalem:

  • Walk along the Cardo – former market place during the 2nd Temple.
  • Visit the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) directly below the Temple Mount, continue to the City of David that began more than 3,000 years ago when King David, left Hebron for a small hilltop city known as Jerusalem.
  • Tour through the labyrinth of underground Western Wall tunnels directly below the Western Wall/Temple Mount and learn about the history from centuries ago.
  • Return to the hotel and freshen up before dinner at a Middle Eastern restaurant.
  • Evening: the spectacular Sound & Light show at the Tower of David.

Overnight at Orient hotel, Jerusalem.

 


Day 9, Thursday 

Explore the New City of Jerusalem:

  • Visit the Israel Museum and enter the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed; see the new holy land model a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the 2nd Temple.
  • Continue for a tour at the Knesset – Israel’s Parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems in the gardens of the Knesset.
  • Experience the contemporary Jerusalem at the renowned Machane Yehuda Market (shuk) with its authentic and colorful stands. Enjoy the “Shuk bites” that enables you to sample the delicacies of the market.
  • Continue to Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial

Overnight at Orient hotel, Jerusalem.

 


Day 10, Friday 

  • Drive through the Judean Desert, home of the Bedouin (nomads of the desert) and along the shore of the Dead Sea, lowest spot on Earth. Visit the Ein Gedi nature reserve and explore the lush oasis with its waterfalls, vegetation and rare wildlife.
  • Continue to the mountain top fortress of Masada – ascend by cable car and explore the ruins of this ancient fortress built by King Herod – explore the palace, synagogue and ritual bath houses. Descend by cable car.
  • Buffet lunch at one of the hotels at the Dead Sea.
  • Experience a float in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea (towel and locker provided for your convenience).
  • Return to Jerusalem and bid farewell to your guide and driver

Overnight at Orient hotel, Jerusalem.

 


Day 11, Saturday 

Day at leisure.

Overnight at Orient hotel, Jerusalem.

 


Day 12, Sunday 

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport where you will be met and assisted by our representative through the airport procedures including passport control.

Have a safe return flight – Shalom and see you again!

 

 

Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

The hotel is located on Herbert Samuel Street, on the boulevard that kisses the coastline, and in walking distance from all the food and hot spots of the city of Tel Aviv.

With its 23 floors towering over Tel Aviv, the hotel dominates the Tel Aviv coastline, with all of its rooms overlooking the blue sea of the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful urban landscape of the city of Tel Aviv.

All rooms are equipped with the most modern amenities for your maximum comfort. The design combines a high level of aesthetics with the latest trends, as well as pampering facilities – air condition, queen size bed, luxurious bathroom, flat LCD Screen with cable channels, mini bar and complimentary Wi-Fi Access. Most of the rooms in this hotel have private balconies overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and Tel Aviv city.

 


Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

This award winning hotel located on the beach front promenade is known for its warm hospitality and superb levels of service. A wonderfully varied breakfast is served at the Carlton on the Beach, right on the Mediterranean, and the hotel also boasts 2 gourmet restaurants, a gym, roof top swimming pool and Executive Lounge. All rooms have in room safes,  minibar, coffee/tea set and balconies, as well as complimentary WIFI and flat screen TVs.


Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

 


Orient hotel Jerusalem

The new Orient Jerusalem, part of Isrotel’s Exclusive Collection, is positioned in the German Colony, a Jerusalem neighborhood that is centrally located near all the greatest attractions the city has to offer. Founded in the 19th century and named after the German Templar Society, the German Colony is filled with stunning design elements, and the architecture of the hotel maintains the same rich history of the area. Guests will enjoy intricate stone cuttings, detailed glasswork, and even wood elements that seamlessly blend Jerusalem, Templar, and modern day beauty.

The hotel building houses 240 rooms and suites spanning two perfectly restored Templar buildings and one newly-constructed building.

Guests will also appreciate this prime location, just steps away from all the main attractions.

 

The tour is operating on the following arrival dates to Israel: 

March 7, 2018August 15, 2018
March 14, 2018August 22, 2018
April 25, 2018September 12, 2018
May 2, 2018October 3, 2018
May 9, 2018October 10, 2018
May 23, 2018October 17, 2018
June 13, 2018October 24, 2018
June 27, 2018November 14, 2018
July 11, 2018November 21, 2018
July 18, 2018December 19, 2018
December 26, 2018

 

  • Hotels might be replaced with similar ones
  • The tour will operate with a minimum of 2 passengers; 1 passenger upon availability.
  • The tour includes a large amount of walking and is not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties and/or wheelchairs
  • Tourists should arrange their own travel, luggage and health insurance
  • Kenes Tours will not be responsible for any loss, damaged luggage, accidents or illness during the tour
  • Valuable belongings should not be left unattended in the vehicle and/or suitcases
  • Tourists carrying a foreign passport are exempt from the 17% V.A.T upon receipt of their full passport details, with the name, passport number, nationality and address
  • Tourists carrying an Israeli passport will be charged the 17% V.A.T tax.
  • Changes in the touring program might occur during the year or during the tour due to holidays or unforeseen circumstances
  • No refund for unused services: transfers, sites, accommodations or any other changes

 

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