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Land Only

13 Day Affordable Israel with Eilat

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Tel Aviv
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Jerusalem
    • 2 nights Tiberias
    • 2 nights Tel Aviv
    • 3 nights Eilat
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 14 meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Old City of Jerusalem
  • Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth
  • Ancient Roman port of Caesarea

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Israel. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Tel Aviv, transfer to Jerusalem
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 3, Friday - Jerusalem Old City Tour
This morning, enjoy a half day tour of Jerusalem's Old City, which is divided into 4 Quarters: Christian, Jewish, Armenian and Muslim. Stroll through the colorful winding alleys of the city. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, and some of the Stations of the Cross en route to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Pass through the local bazaars en route to Mount Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. Following your day exploring this ancient city, enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening
Optional: Half Day Bethlehem (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Full day in Jerusalem
Take a full day to discover Jerusalem independently explore this city with deep roots. As an epicenter for three of the world's major religions, there is much to see and do. From the Damascus Gate to the Dome of the Rock, from the Souq al-Qattanin market to the Temple Mount there is no shortage of spectacular sights. The various neighborhoods of Jerusalem blend traditional and modern cultures to create a city that must be seen, heard, smelled and tasted to be truly experienced
Optional: Full Day Masada and Dead Sea (AM)
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Full day in Jerusalem
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Jerusalem to continue your immersion into this ancient city. Later this evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem Old City - Jewish Quarter (AM)
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem New City (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Beit She'an, Capernaum En Route to Tiberias
Depart this morning after a brief visit to Mesaseret, a small suburb of Jerusalem, which is home to new Ethopian Immigrants. Visit the classrooms and see the work being done to help assimilate these new citizens. Drive north via the Jordan Valley along the Israel and Jordan border to Beit She'an. An impressive archaeological site, Beit She'an is home to the ruins of bathhouses, pagan temples and public theaters, evidence of its multicultural history. From here progress to Yardenit, a popular baptismal site on the Jordan River before a visit to Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Previously a fishing village, it has become more known for its two ancient synagogues. Enjoy a stop at a Caprice diamond shop before proceeding to Tiberias. Dinner will be at the hotel this evening
Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full day in Tiberias
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Tiberias with diverse activities and sights ranging from a prestigious diamond factory to hot springs, from the Franciscan St. Peter's church to the dignified Al-Amari Mosque to the blue-domed Ashkenazi synagogue. Choose to explore the historic sights, the natural wonders, the modern shops or all three to understand this unique city
Optional: Full Day Golan Heights Tour with Lunch (AM)
Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Nazareth, Haifa, Ceasarea En Route to Tel Aviv
Head towards the Mediterranean Sea this morning through the Galilean hills to Nazareth. Here there will be a chance to visit the Church of the Annunciation, the largest basilica in the Middle East. Continue to Haifa to view the impressive Baha'i Gardens in the heart of the city and incorporating nineteen distinct terraces. Follow the Mediterranean coast, stopping in the ancient harbor of Caesarea to see its Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins and the impressive theater. Watch history come alive with a multi-media presentation at the visitor centre. Drive south along the coastal highway to Tel Aviv
Optional: Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Thursday - Full Day In Eilat
Depart Tel Aviv this morning and journey south to Eilat. En route, you will travel through the Negev, first visiting Kibbutz Sde Boker, the final home and self-chosen burial site of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, and then on to Mizpe Ramon, where you will learn more about this fascinating, up-and-coming region. Continue to Eilat and stop at the Eilat Stone factory before checking into your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy this resort city
Overnight: Eilat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Friday - Full Day in Eilat
This morning, wake up and enjoy your first full day in the sun and surf of Eilat. Your centrally located hotel provides with many choices on how to spend your stay. If you are still feeling adventurous after you packed main tour of northern Israel, perhaps opt for a camel trek or jeep tour of the Negev Desert. Eilat is also world-renowned for its snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities, so be sure to check out Coral Beach
Optional: One Day Petra (AM)
Overnight: Eilat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Saturday - Full Day in Eilat
Today, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel, maybe take time to enjoy the beach and beautiful water, only a short walk from your hotel. The Underwater Observatory gives amazing views of life under the sea and the Dolphin Reef rehabilitation center offers you a chance to interact with these amazing creatures
Optional: King Solomon's Mines & Timna Park (PM)
Overnight: Eilat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Sunday - Drive to Tel Aviv
After breakfast, travel from Eilat to Tel Aviv and arrive at your hotel in the afternoon and take the last chance to enjoy this modern cosmopolitan city. Enjoy the opportunity to do last minute shopping or simply walk along the famous promenade, known as Tayelet in Hebrew, for fabulous views of the Mediterranean before arriving at a seaside café for dinner on your own
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Monday - Depart for the USA
Say goodbye to Israel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Illuminated Jerusalem with dinner

    Day #4 01 May 2013 - 12 Sep 2014         $69
    Jerusalem at night shows off her splendor. We begin the evening with dinner at a local restaurant. Next, we drive to Jaffa Gate where you will enjoy a spectacular sound and light show at the Tower of David. The story of Jerusalem will unfold before your eyes, accompanied by original music and virtual reality images. Walking through the Armenian Quarter, we finish our tour at the Western Wall.

    Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

    One Day Petra 7:30 AM

    Day #10 01 Mar 2013 - 05 Apr 2015         $289
    Petra was first established around the 6th Century BC by the Nabatean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in south Jordan for more than 2000 years ago. The tour starts from the Tourist Center with a horseback ride to the entrance of the narrow (1 Km) Siq or gorge with towering rock walls soaring to 200 meters. Following a walk through the Siq, be confronted by the magnificent and dramatic facade of the most famous monument in Petra, the Treasury. Various walks and climbs reveal literally hundreds of buildings, facades, baths, funerary halls, soaring temples, royal tombs, markets, paved streets, as well as the 3000 seat theatre from the early 1st Century AD. Lunch will be provided during the tour. After completing border formalities, transfer to your hotel in Eilat.

    Approximate tour duration is 11.5 hours.

    * Please note that a fee of $65, which includes border taxes and services fees, must be paid locally.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4:00 pm you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.

    Hotel check-out is 12:00 pm. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than 12:00 pm you may pre-purchase a hotel Day Use Room. Please note: Hotel checkout for a Day Use Room is 6:00 pm. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full post night.

    Apr 17 & Apr 24 departures will be accommodated at the Rimonim Mineral Tiberias in Tiberias.

    Jul 17 departure will be accommodated at the Prima Too Tiberias in Tiberias.

    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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