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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 of the important religious sites including the Old City, Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa and much more.

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

  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,349 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 Kfar Giladi
  • 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 from £90pp

  • 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:
  • Visa Fees upon arrival

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

Full Itinerary

Fly to Tel Aviv Airport Fly to Tel Aviv Airport

Flight into Tel Aviv Airport

Day 1 | Sunday

Depart from the UK for your flight to Tel Aviv. Overnight stay in Tel Aviv.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Negev Desert Negev Desert Views from Massada Fortress Views from Massada Fortress Float Dead Sea Float Dead Sea

Beer Sheba - Massada - Dead Sea

Day 2 | Monday

Depart Tel Aviv via Ashdod and Ashkelon en-route to Beer Sheba for a short visit to 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. Possible ‘float’ in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, proceed through the Judean desert to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Church of Magdelena Church of Magdelena View from Mount Olives View from Mount Olives Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls

Jerusalem (New City)

Day 3 | Tuesday

Start the day at the Israel museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, then to the renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem. Enjoy the picturesque village of Ein Karem (birthplace of John the Baptist). Visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. On to Bethlehem*, the birthplace of Jesus to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Western Wall Western Wall Via Dolorosa Via Dolorosa Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church of the Holy Sepulchre Overview of Jerusalem Overview of Jerusalem

Jerusalem (Old City) - Bethlehem*

Day 4 | Wednesday

Enter through one of the gates of the walled Old City to visit the renewed Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, the Temple area and the colourful bazaars. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Afternoon 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. Visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the largest open market in Israel. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Stopover in Jericho Stopover in Jericho Visit Beit Shean Ruins Visit Beit Shean Ruins Nazareth, Israel Nazareth, Israel

Beit Shean - Tiberias - Galilee

Day 5 | Thursday

Depart Jerusalem passing through Jericho*, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean to visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph. On to Safed, city of the Kabbalah, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Overnight in Kibbutz hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Golan Heights Golan Heights Sea of Galilee Sea of Galilee Tiberias Tiberias

Galilee - Golan Heights - Nazareth

Day 6 | Friday

Drive to the Golan Heights, visit the former Syrian Fortifications and Druze Villages via Banias, the source of the Jordan River. Enjoy a tour of Israeli wine country, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views and wine tasting. 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. Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old centre of Jewish learning. Optional sailing in a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquillity and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (Subject to conditions and fee). Overnight in Kibbutz Hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View from the Haifa Gardens View from the Haifa Gardens Roman Amphitheatre in Caesarea Roman Amphitheatre in Caesarea Walking Through Jaffa Walking Through Jaffa

Acre - Haifa - Caesarea - Tel Aviv

Day 7 | Saturday

Head west to Acre (Akko) for a visit to the old famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Carry on to Haifa for a 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, Jaffa. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Tel Aviv Airport Tel Aviv Airport

Return Flight From Tel Aviv

Day 8 | Monday

Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your return flight to the UK, or extend your trip with visit to Jordan.

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