DAY 1 - Wednesday:
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv.
DAY 2 - Thursday: Independence Hall / Mini Israel / Ayalon Institute / Yad Mordechai
Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of theState of Israel was declared; Next, drive to Latrun to visit the new “Mini Israel” Park featuring miniature models of the most important sites and buildings in the country. Continue to visit the Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, the underground movement before May 1948. Proceed to Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, named after Mordechai Anilevitz, leader of the Warsaw Ghetto; Visit the restored battlefields of the War of Independence and learn about their heroic story.
Overnight In Tel-Aviv.
DAY 3 - Friday: Tel Aviv
Visit the Diaspora museum ; Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin's Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak 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 Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, hand made jewellery and artifacts . Next , stop at Sheinkin , the lively and colorfull street especially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.
Overnight Tel Aviv.
DAY 4 - Saturday: At leisure.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
DAY 5 - Sunday: Caesarea / Haifa / Acre / Rosh Hanikra
Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the amphitheatrer which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel and visit “AF AL PI CHEN” , the Naval Museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British Mandate . Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbour and local market. Continue to the northern-most point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car and view the limestone Grottos.
Overnight at kibbutz Lavi.
DAY 6 - Monday: Safed / Golan Heights / Upper Galilee
Drive to Safed, center of the Kaballa movement. Visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha’ ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city. Stroll around the the Artist’s Quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour to the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights and stop at an observation point over looking the town of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp. Visit the Banias Springs and then on to Tel-Hai to view the “Roaring Lion”Monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920 . Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle.
Overnight at kibbutz Lavi.
DAY 7 - Tuesday: Beit Shean / Beit Alpha / Gan Hashlosha
Begin the day with a tree planting ceremony. Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s Grave. Continue to Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the largest archaeological Park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Continue to Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy swimming in the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa Mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the Philistines. Continue via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. Stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city.
DAY 8 - Wednesday: Jerusalem Old City
Tour the Old City Jerusalem beginning with a visit of the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road and visit the four Sepharadic synagogues restored after the 1967 War in the Jewish Quarter. Tour the Kotel Tunnels and visit the Davidson Center . Walk through the local Arab bazaar, through the Jaffa Gate to the David Tower Museum and see the ancient remains of the Citybeginning with the First Temple period.
DAY 9 - Thursday: Jerusalem
Celebrate the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the kotel. Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Continue to the Israel Museum and visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the new Holyland Model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust . Visit Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold , conquered by the IsraeliAmy in the Six Day War and converted into a national memorial site and museum.
DAY 10 - Friday: Qumeran / Massada
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada and ascend by cable car to tour the ancient fortress. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car . Next stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area.
DAY 11 - Saturday: At leisure
Overnight in Jerusalem
DAY 12 Sunday: Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport.
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.
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Hotels within a specific plan are subject to availability.
Sightseeing schedule subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.
Minimum for operation of tour 4 persons.
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