Israel Highlights Tour

With the 7-night Israel Highlights Tour, you will get to experience Israel’s blockbuster attractions including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. The tour begins with an overnight stay in Tel Aviv and a trip towards Jerusalem the next day. En route, you will visit Masada, King Herod’s palace and get a chance to float in the Dead Sea. Spending 3 nights in Jerusalem will ensure that you will visit all the important religious sites including the Old City, Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa and much more. Choose the optional 3-night extension to explore some of the wonders of neighbouring Jordan, including the iconic rock city of Petra.

Tour Highlights:

  • Float in the waters of the Dead Sea
  • Tour of Old & New Jerusalem
  • Visit Christian Holy sites in Nazareth
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Caesarea
  • Stay in a traditional Kibbutz
  • Visit the Sea of Galilee
  • Ascend the Golan Heights
  • Visit Bethlehem* and Church of the Nativity
  • Optional 3 Night Extension to Jordan

  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,469 Per Person
  • Price Based On: Based on departure from London Luton flying with EasyJet, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including transfers. See More

  • Tour Type:

  • Escorted Coach Tour. Private tour available at an extra charge.

  • Star Rating:

  • 3 star (optional upgrade to 4 or 5 star accommodation)

  • Accommodation:

  • 3-Star Tour Package
  • 3 Hotel Metropolitan
    3 Grand Beach Hotel
    3 Grand Court Hotel
    3 Leonardo Plaza Hotel
    3 Kibbutz
  • 3-Star hotels will be as specified above or alternatives of a similar standard.

  • 4-Star Tour Package See Hotels

  • 5-Star Tour Package See Hotels

  • Board Basis:

  • Bed & Breakfast | Optional upgrade to Half Board. please enquire for costing

  • Group Size:

  • Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 39

  • Departures:

  • This tour operates weekly throughout the year. Sunday arrival with the tour commencing on Monday.

  • Start / Finish:

  • Tel Aviv (TLV) - Tel Aviv (TLV)

  • Extensions:

  • Extend your tour with a trip to Tel Aviv, Dead Sea, Eilat or Jordan.

What's Included:

  • Tour:
  • Israel Highlights Tour View Full Itinerary

  • Accommodation:
  • 3 star (optional upgrade to 4 or 5 star accommodation)

  • Meals Included:
  • 7 Breakfasts (optional upgrade to Half Board)

  • Guide:
  • Government Licensed English speaking guide on all touring days

  • Entrance fees:
  • All entrance fees to places of interest while touring

  • Vehicle:
  • Modern air-conditioned coach

  • Flights:
  • Return flights from chosen UK airport with 20kg baggage allowance

  • Transfers:
  • Transfer to/from airport on arrival and departure

  • ATOL:
  • ATOL Protection


What's Not Included:

  • Beverages:
  • Beverages are not included during meals

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guide, driver and hotel staff

  • Travel Insurance:
  • Travel Insurance must be booked before travelling

  • Porterage:
  • Porterage at the airport

  • VISA Fees :
  • Please note that due to Israeli law, every non-Israeli guest staying in a hotel, participating in a daily tour or receiving any other tourism services in Israel MUST provide passport details. Non-Israeli guests without passport details provided on time will be charged with VAT (17%) as per law. Passport details including: Full name, Passport number & Nationality must be supplied at the time of booking.

Note: * Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

Full Itinerary

Flight into Tel Aviv Airport

Day 1 | Sunday

Depart from the UK for your flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival you will be met by a representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it, immediately after passport control. Our representative will guide you to pick up your baggage, after which you will be escorted via Customs to meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel. You have your evening at leisure in Tel Aviv. Overnight stay in Tel Aviv.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tel Aviv - Beer Sheba - Masada - Dead Sea

Day 2 | Monday

In the morning you will depart Tel Aviv passing by Ashdod and Ashkelon en-route to Be'er Sheva for a short visit to the capital of the Negev desert. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Explore the excavations, King Herod’s Palace, the synagogue, and bathhouse and enjoy views of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. You will descend to the lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea to possibly ‘float’ in the Dead Sea, weather permitting. Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, you will proceed through the Judean desert to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jerusalem - Bethlehem

Day 3 | Tuesday

Start the day at the Israel Museum’s 'Shrine of the Book' featuring the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, then on to the renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem. Enjoy the picturesque village of Ein Karem (birthplace of John the Baptist), following your visit to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. You will then visit Bethlehem*, the birthplace of Jesus to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square. Overnight in Jerusalem.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jerusalem Old City Tour

Day 4 | Wednesday

Enter through one of the gates of the walled Old City to visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. You will then drive to Mt. Zion to visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus and then visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the largest open market in Israel. Overnight in Jerusalem.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Beit She'an - Nazareth - Safed

Day 5 | Thursday

Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit She'an to visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation, before travelling to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and centre for Jewish mysticism, for a walk through the charming streets of the artists’ colony. Overnight in a Kibbutz hotel in Galilee.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Golan Heights - Sea Of Galilee

Day 6 | Friday

Drive to the Golan Heights to visit the former Syrian Fortifications and Druze Villages passing by Banias, the source of the Jordan River. Enjoy a tour of Israeli wine country and a wine-tasting experience, with vineyards surrounded by magnificent views. Descending to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the loaves and fishes took place, and then continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old centre of Jewish learning. Optional boat journey across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery unchanged over the past 2000 years (Subject to conditions and fee). Return to your Kibbutz Hotel for your overnight stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Acre - Haifa - Caesarea - Tel Aviv

Day 7 | Saturday

Following breakfast head west to Acre (Akko) for a visit to the old famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Carry on to Haifa for a panoramic sightseeing tour including the Baha’I Shrine, Persian Garden and Mt Carmel for a view of the city and bay. Continue along the coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman theatre and the Crusader fortress. Complete your day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port city of Jaffa. Overnight in Tel Aviv.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return Flight From Tel Aviv

Day 8 | Monday

Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your return flight to the United Kingdom or extend your trip with a visit to Jordan.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Flight Into Tel Aviv Airport

Day 1 | Sunday

Depart from the UK for your flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival you will be met by a representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it, immediately after passport control. Our representative will guide you to pick up your baggage, after which you will be escorted via Customs to meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel. You have your evening at leisure in Tel Aviv. Overnight stay in Tel Aviv.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tel Aviv - Beer Sheba - Masada - Dead Sea

Day 2 | Monday

In the morning you will depart Tel Aviv passing by Ashdod and Ashkelon en-route to Be'er Sheva for a short visit to the capital of the Negev desert. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Explore the excavations, King Herod’s Palace, the synagogue, and bathhouse and enjoy views of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. You will descend to the lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea to possibly ‘float’ in the Dead Sea, weather permitting. Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, you will proceed through the Judean desert to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jerusalem - Bethlehem

Day 3 | Tuesday

Start the day at the Israel Museum’s 'Shrine of the Book' featuring the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, then on to the renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem. Enjoy the picturesque village of Ein Karem (birthplace of John the Baptist), following your visit to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. You will then visit Bethlehem*, the birthplace of Jesus to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square. Overnight in Jerusalem.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jerusalem Old City Tour

Day 4 | Wednesday

Enter through one of the gates of the walled Old City to visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. You will then drive to Mt. Zion to visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus and then visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the largest open market in Israel. Overnight in Jerusalem.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Beit She'an - Nazareth - Safed

Day 5 | Thursday

Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit She'an to visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation, before travelling to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and centre for Jewish mysticism, for a walk through the charming streets of the artists’ colony. Overnight in a Kibbutz hotel in Galilee.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Golan Heights - Sea Of Galilee

Day 6 | Friday

Drive to the Golan Heights to visit the former Syrian Fortifications and Druze Villages passing by Banias, the source of the Jordan River. Enjoy a tour of Israeli wine country and a wine-tasting experience, with vineyards surrounded by magnificent views. Descending to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the loaves and fishes took place, and then continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old centre of Jewish learning. Optional boat journey across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery unchanged over the past 2000 years (Subject to conditions and fee). Return to your Kibbutz Hotel for your overnight stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Acre - Haifa - Caesarea - Tel Aviv

Day 7 | Saturday

Following breakfast head west to Acre (Akko) for a visit to the old famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Carry on to Haifa for a panoramic sightseeing tour including the Baha’I Shrine, Persian Garden and Mt Carmel for a view of the city and bay. Continue along the coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman theatre and the Crusader fortress. Complete your day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port city of Jaffa. Overnight in Tel Aviv.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jerash - Amman (Jordan)

Day 8 | Sunday

Drive to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing and enter Jordan. From there we will proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. Explore this ancient Roman city with its colonnaded streets, baths and hilltop Temple. Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital before checking into your hotel in Amman.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Petra (Jordan)

Day 9 | Monday

After an early breakfast depart from the hotel and travel south to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra. Ride on horseback to the "Siq" (canyon) and then travel on foot to Petra, known as the red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century B.C. to the 2nd Century A.D. Visit the iconic sites including the Treasury, El Khazneh (tomb of a Nabatean king), the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar and Al Madhbah from where you can enjoy stubbing views over the whole of the rock city. Return to Wadi Musa village for your overnight stay in Petra.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madaba - Mt. Nebo (Jordan) - Tel Aviv

Day 10 | Tuesday

Drive north to Madaba to visit the remains of the Byzantine church with its ancient mosaic floor map, the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the mosaic map of the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Continue to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land, to marvel at the views of the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea. At the end of the day drive back over the border and return to your hotel in Tel Aviv for your final overnight stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return Flight From Tel Aviv

Day 11 | Wednesday

Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your return flight to the United Kingdom.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Note: * Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.
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