Past to the Future Tour

Revel in the cosmopolitan wonder and exciting future of Israel with our 14-Night Past to the Future tour (9, 10 and 12-Night itineraries are also available), taking you on a journey that combines modernity with tradition. This tour begins in Tel Aviv, where you will discover the city’s famous Bauhaus architecture, the Carmel Market and the world’s oldest known harbour, Jaffa. Explore the Caesarea, once a storied port, and stroll through the streets of Zichron Yaacov, the first ‘modern’ settlement, to transport you back in time. This fascinating Jewish Heritage Tour focuses specifically on the Jewish sites.

Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv
  • Tour the port city of Jaffa
  • Discover Caesarea’s history and significance
  • Enjoy a Galilee wine tasting experience
  • Walk through The Golan Olive Oil Mill
  • Journey through the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Visit the Israel Museum
  • Experience floating in the Dead Sea

  • Duration:

  • 15 Days, 14 Nights (9, 10 and 12-Night Tours available)

  • Guide Price:

  • £2,869 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 (Upgrade to 4 or 5 Star available)

  • Accommodation:

  • 3-Star Tour Package
  • 3 Hotel Metropolitan
    3 Dan Panorama Haifa
    3 Hagoshrim
    3 Dan Boutique / Prima Royal
    3 Isrotel Ganim Dead Sea
    3 Leonardo Royal Resort
  • 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

  • Group Size:

  • Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 39

  • Departures:

  • This tour departs on the following dates:
    • April: 27.04.23
    • May: 11.05.23
    • June: 08.06.23, 29.06.23
    • July: 13.07.23
    • August: 10.08.23, 31.08.23
    • October: 12.10.23, 26.10.23
    • November: 16.11.23
    • December: 07.12.23
    • January: 04.01.24
    • February: 01.02.24, 15.02.24

    (Subject to availability)

  • Start / Finish:

  • Tel Aviv (TLV) - Tel Aviv (TLV)

  • Extensions:

  • Optional 1 Day Petra Tour from Eilat (please enquire for cost) + Border Fee's & Jordanian VISA to be paid locally.

What's Included:

  • Tour:
  • Past To The Future Tour View Full Itinerary

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

  • Meals Included:
  • 12 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners in Galilee and 1 Dinner in the Dead Sea

  • 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
    Transfer and flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv

  • 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:
  • Border Taxes/Visa Fees upon arrival.
    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 | Thursday

After your arrival into Ben Gurion Tel Aviv Airport, you will be met by our representative, who will help you get into your transfer, that will take you to your hotel. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tel Aviv Tour - Jaffa - Tel Aviv

Day 2 | Friday

The first day of touring will begin after your breakfast. A walking tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa begins on Rothschild Boulevard, where you will see Tel Aviv's beautiful Bauhaus architecture, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the newly renovated Independence Hall. Continue on to Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv’s first neighbourhood, and also visit Jaffa, the world’s oldest port city, for a view of the old city and its well-known artist’s colony. Your day will end with free time to explore one of Tel Aviv’s busiest areas on Friday afternoons, the Nahalat Binyamin Crafts Fair and Carmel Outdoor Market. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Free time in Tel Aviv

Day 3 | Saturday

Enjoy your day at leisure in Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tel Aviv - Rehovot - Caesarea – Haifa

Day 4 | Sunday

After your breakfast in Tel Aviv, you will be driven to Rehovot. The first stop will be at the Weizmann Institute, which played a key role in the development of the state. Continue to Caesarea, built over 2,000 years ago by King Herod to serve as a key Mediterranean port for centuries, and learn about Caesarea's role in Jewish history, including its part in the Great Revolt of AD66. You will then visit the Atlit Detainee Camp, telling the incredibly heroic story of the struggle of Jewish immigrants at the detention centre, and from there visit Mount Carmel and Haifa, Israel’s major port city, stopping at the Louis Promenade for a brilliant view of the Haifa Bay and its Baha’i Gardens. Overnight in Haifa.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Haifa - Safed - Rosh Pina - Sea Of Galilee

Day 5 | Monday

After breakfast, you will checkout of your hotel and journey through the mountain ranges and valleys which extend from the west to the east of the Galilee region. You will drive to Safed/Tzfat, to walk through the ancient sections and hear the Kabbalists stories, before the tour of the area ending at its famous artists’ colony. From there you will continue to Rosh Pina, one of Israel’s oldest colonies but today boasts a small town known for great restaurants, cafés and art galleries. In the afternoon, you will visit the beautiful Hula Valley, Israel’s first Nature Reserve, home to one of the world's most important centres for bird watching and ornithology. Overnight in a Kibbutz.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Golan Heights - Sea Of Galilee

Day 6 | Tuesday

We will start our day by driving up into the Golan Heights with a visit to Tel Faher (Golani Lookout), a former Syrian outpost in the Golan, before continuing to Mount Bental, for a panoramic view of the Upper Galilee, the Golan Heights, Mount Heron and Syria. You will also visit Golan Magic, a 3-D multi-media adventure viewed on a 180-degree screen, then walk through a giant model of the Golan Heights accompanied by special narration and effects. You will then walk through The Golan Olive Oil Mill and Visitor Centre as your guide explains the olive oil production process and its evolution. The tour will finish with a visit to the Golan Heights Winery for an Israeli wine-tasting tour, where you will learn about the wine production process. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy leisure time or activities including biking or hiking tour, rappelling, kayaks or even participating in a gourmet chocolate workshop. Evening Option (Seasonal) - a lantern tour in either the Valley of the Lost River or Nimrod Fortress. Overnight in a Kibbutz.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sea Of Galilee - Tiberias – Jerusalem

Day 7 | Wednesday

On this day your first stop will be the Tel Hai Museum, dedicated to the battle in 1920 led by Joseph Trumpeldor, before descending to the shores of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) for a short visit to Tiberias. Continue south along the Jordan Valley to visit the "Naharayim Experience at Gesher" for a demonstration showing how the desert transformed into a symbol of - and a vision for - Jewish immigration and industrial development in Israel. Continue with a stop at Mt. Scopus upon arrival in Jerusalem for a magnificent view of the city. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Old City of Jerusalem

Day 8 | Thursday

Begin the day with a tour through the Old City of Jerusalem. See the restored Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the colourful bazaars and the Cardo. Then walk to the City of David for a virtual reality movie about King David’s historical city, and a “wet” walking tour of the ancient water system. Continue to the Archaeological Garden and the new Southern Wall excavations - the same steps once used by pilgrims entering the Holy Temple. *Thursday is the day many Bar Mitzvah celebrations take place at the Western Wall. During the walk we will meet some of them and get to wish them a Mazal Tov! Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jerusalem’s New City

Day 9 | Friday

Begin the day with a visit of the graves of Israel’s former prime ministers and soldiers who died in battle, at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery. Continue to the museum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, including the Valley of the Communities. Visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book with a display of Dead Sea Scrolls and visit the model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. Then continue on for a neighbourhood tour around the Mahane Yehuda Market to meet different local ethnic groups and taste some of their cultural foods. Your tour will then take you to the Western Wall to participate in meaningful Kabbalat Shabbat services as the Jewish Sabbath descends over Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Free Time in Jerusalem

Day 10 | Saturday

Day at leisure in Jerusalem. *Evening Option - Enjoy a breath-taking sound & light show at the Tower of David. Duration - around one hour and is subject to a fee. Overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ein Gedi - Masada - Dead Sea

Day 11 | Sunday

Your journey will take you south, starting at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve for an easy hike through this natural desert oasis. Continue along the shoreline of the lowest place on earth to the infamous Masada, where we will ascend by cable car to see where Jewish defenders made their last stand against the Romans in AD 73. From there, continue to your hotel by the Dead Sea shore for free time at the hotel spa and floating on the salty waters. Overnight in the Dead Sea.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dead Sea - Desert Jeep Safari – Eilat

Day 12 | Monday

After checking out from your hotel, you will travel through “Peace Road”, driving along the border between the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan. During this, you will appreciate views of the fields of Idan, Hatzeva and Ein Yahav. You will continue to marvel at the vast, multi-coloured rock formations with a tour of Timna Park, seeing the ancient copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars. The day will end with a Desert Jeep Safari through the Eilat Mountains. Overnight in Eilat.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Free Time In Eilat

Day 13 | Tuesday

Free Day in Eilat. Option 1 – Enjoy a variety of activities to choose from, including a visit to Underwater Observatory, Ice Mall or even swim with the Dolphins at the Dolphin Reef. Option 2 – Optional tour to the rose-red city of Petra in Jordan, famous for its rock-cut architecture and recently nominated as one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Overnight in Eilat.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Free Time In Eilat & Return To Tel Aviv

Day 14 | Wednesday

On this day you have more free time in Eilat, with an optional tour of the Rose Red City of Petra, in Jordan. Later, you will be transferred to Ramon Airport for your flight back to Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Tel Aviv.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return Flight From Tel Aviv

Day 15 | Thursday

After your checkout, you will be transferred 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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