Experience the wonders of Jerusalem, the modern city of Tel Aviv, the Sea of Galilee and more on this journey through history and modern life in Israel. This escorted tour includes entrance to amazing archaeological treasures and Holy Land sites. Explore the itinerary below, then book online, or call our destination specialist team at 1-888-937-8474 to discover how you can customize your vacation.
Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights New York-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 12 nights accommodations
- 3 night Tel Aviv
- 2 nights Galilee Region
- 4 nights Jerusalem
- 3 nights Eilat
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 16 meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager per itinerary
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Tour the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins at ancient Caesarea
- Visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well in sacred Nazareth
- In Tiberias, enjoy the pristine Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel
- At the Jordan River, stop at the popular baptismal site of Yardenit
- Discover Jerusalem's astonishing walled Old City
- Journey south to Kibbutz Sde Boker, former home and resting place of David Ben Gurion
- Visit Mitzpe Ramon, with its lunar-like landscape and imposing crater
- Spend three days in Eilat Israel's energetic resort on the Red Sea
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
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|2019 Dates & Prices||2019 Dates & Prices|
|Dates||Air & Land||Land Only|
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
Passengers with a 1-day tour to Petra: Gate 1 will obtain a Jordan visa locally for approximately $60 as long as your passport information is provided to the Israel Tour Manager at least 48 hours in advance. This is in addition to the border taxes & fees.
Illuminated Jerusalem, Dinner & Sound & Light Show is not available on May 8 & May 22 departures due to local events.
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.
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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Get acquainted with this vibrant and cosmopolitan city on this panoramic tour that begins on bustling Ibn Gvirol Street and travels to Yitzhak Rabin Square with its memorial to the late Israeli Prime Minister. Continue past the Mann Auditorium and Habima, Israel's national theatre to tree-lined Rothschild Avenue known for its distinctive Bauhaus architecture dating back to the 1930s. To top off the evening, stop for dinner at a popular Tel Aviv restaurant. Enjoy the views and just people-watch!
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #3||01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019||$55.00|
Begin your full day tour at the age-old fishing village of Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is home to a celebrated Byzantine-era synagogue and frequently mentioned in the Bible as Jesus' base during his Galilean ministry. Stop at a working kibbutz for a tour, followed by lunch at an authentic Druze restaurant. Continue to Har Bental, the site of a former Israeli bunker. Finish the day at the ancient site of Banias. Set in the Banias Nature Reserve, this is one of the most naturally beautiful places in Israel, and see ruins of the old city.
|Day #5||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2019||$75.00|
The tour of the Old City begins at the Zion Gate, where provisions for the Jewish Quarter were smuggled during the War of Independence. Walk to the Cardo, the ancient Roman Street that was the main shopping area during the Roman and Byzantine Periods. Visit the Jewish Quarter and view the four Sephardic Synagogues, each one built separately to fit the needs of the Sephardic community at the time of its construction. Next, tour the Herodian Quarter, an area once populated by aristocratic families and Temple priests. Lastly, tour the Southern Wall excavations and visit the Davidson Center in the Archaeological Park.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #7||01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019||$55.00|
Jerusalem at night is truly a sight to behold, with the city's magnificent architecture beautifully illuminated. The evening begins with dinner at a popular restaurant. Afterwards, attend the spectacular "Sound & Light" Show at the Tower of David that tells the story of Jerusalem accompanied by original music and virtual reality images. Return to your hotel.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #7||24 Jul 2018 - 30 Apr 2019||$69.00|
View the Supreme Court building and the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, as you drive to visit the stunning Israel Museum. Here, view the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem during Second Temple period. Then, to Yad Vashem, Memorial to the Holocaust, on the Mount of Remembrance. Return to your hotel.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #8||01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019||$55.00|
On this excursion, you will leave the State of Israel and cross the border to the Palestinian Authority. You will leave your Israeli guide and driver on the Israeli side, and upon arriving into the West Bank, you will be met by your Palestinian tour guide who will accompany you on this tour to Bethlehem. Large groups will necessarily split into smaller groups utilizing local shuttle buses, which will take you to visit the Church of the Nativity, commemorating the birthplace of Jesus Christ, with many restoration projects instituted throughout the years. The facade of the Church of the Nativity is encircled by the high walls of the three convents: the Franciscan on the northeast side, and the Greek Orthodox and the Armenian Orthodox on the southeast side. A shopping stop for local souvenirs and olive wood handicrafts, a principal source of local income, is included in the tour.
Please note that Bethlehem is located six miles south of Jerusalem in the West Bank and governed by the Palestinian National Authority.
The Church is currently undergoing renovations which are scheduled to continue through 2019. Expect to see scaffolding on parts of the structure, and as work is ongoing, there may be construction noise during normal visit hours. Due to the popularity of the Church, long lines are common and wait time may vary.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #8||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$33.00|
The full day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea begins with a drive through the Judean Desert and along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascend the towering desert mesa via cable car to visit the excavations of the fortress of King Herod and last stronghold of the Zealots against the Romans. Here you'll see many of the original structures such as the synagogue and storehouses that have been painstakingly restored by archaeologists. At the base, visit the Museum of Masada that combines archaeological artifacts with a narrated guided tour of the Story of Masada. Then, journey via Ein Gedi to the Dead Sea for an "unsinkable" swim in the buoyant, salty waters.
Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.
Due to renovations at Masada, January departures will visit The Good Samaritan building, Saint Gerasimos, Deir Hajla Monastery and Qumran instead of Masada. The visit to the Dead Sea is still included.
|Day #9||01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019||$89.00|
Petra was first established around the 6th century by the Nabatean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in south Jordan more than 2000 years ago. The tour begins at the Tourist Center at the entrance of the narrow (1 Km) "Siq" with its towering rock walls. At the end of the gorge, view 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. Lunch will be provided during the tour. After completing border formalities, transfer to your hotel in Eilat.
Approximate tour duration is 11.5 hours.
For those on the One Day Petra optional tour, a fee of approximately US $65, for border taxes and service fees, must be paid locally. In addition, a visa for Jordan costing $60 must be obtained before crossing the border. This visa can be arranged and paid locally if passport information is received by your Israeli tour manager at least 48 hours in advance. This visa is in addition to the border taxes and fees. Alternatively, please contact your local Jordan Embassy. Please note this tour requires approximately 4 miles of walking.
|Day #11||01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019||$249.00|
Morning excursion to nearby King Solomon's Mines with its towering sandstone columns and historical Timna Park; copper ore has been mined here since the kingdom of biblical King Solomon. View the distinctive rock formations and the ancient ruins dotted throughout the valley, uniquely formed by man and nature. View the exciting multimedia presentation, "Mines of Time," where the pharaohs, kings, queens and quarriers, who knew this region millennia ago comes alive. A large section of the valley, containing ancient remnants of copper mining and ancient worship, is encompassed in this large recreational park. Return to Eilat.
Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
|Day #12||01 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019||$59.00|