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Day 1 Tuesday

WELCOME TO HOLY ISRAEL!

VIP Welcome at Ben Gurion Airport

After landing, a SHALOM ISRAEL TOURS representative will be waiting to welcome you as you exit the plane.  Your party will be transported in a private vehicle to the flight staff passport control, continue to luggage identification, and transfer to your chauffeur.

Ascend to Holy Jerusalem

As you ascend the mountains into Jerusalem you will perceive the both Old City and the expanse of modern Jerusalem.  This unique site helps us understand why the Talmud says that out of the ten beauties in the world, nine of them are located in the city of Jerusalem.

Dinner & Orientation

Enjoy a welcome dinner & orientation and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Overnight: Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 2 Wednesday

JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY – THE ETERNAL CAPITAL

City of King David

Set foot on the same path that kings and prophets walked on over 3,800 years ago as you hear the story of how the ancient city of Jerusalem was born.  Explore passageways that were used by Jerusalem’s conquerors, and view ancient walls and fortifications on this mysterious and fascinating journey through history.

Western Wall Tunnels

Descend into these infamous tunnels that are enriched with thousands of years of history. These tunnels tell the story of the ancient Jews living during the period of the two temples.

King David’s Tomb

The great King David; a figure most notably famous for composing the Book of Psalms and establishing a unified capital in Jerusalem for the tribes of Israel. As you visit the 1,000 year old building that houses his grave, take part in a common Jewish custom for the site by reciting one of his powerful psalms in the anteroom situated right next to the holy tomb.

Tower of David Museum

At this one-of-a-kind museum, visitors travel back in time and walk through 4,000 years of Jerusalem’s beautiful history. Travel from the 1st Temple period to the 2nd Temple period in a matter of minutes and marvel at the many exhibits that feature the atmosphere of Jerusalem under its various rulers and periods of its history.

Overnight: Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 3 Thursday

THE JUDEAN DESERT – KING HERRODS FORTRESS

Masada Mountain Fortress & Cable Car

After breakfast we’ll descent south through the Jordan Valley to the lowest point on Earth.  Ride via cable car to the top of Masada and explore what remains of King Herod’s palace.   It is here that Eleazer Ben Yair and his 959 followers kept the Roman Legion at bay for 3 years.

Dead Sea Float & Mud Experience

Its “water” is five times saltier than the ocean and contains unique healing qualities. Enjoy a relaxing, therapeutic day in this oasis of warm, buoyant water and mineral-rich mud in the middle of the Judean Wilderness!  Read the paper while floating on the dense, salty water, and lather yourself with the nutrient-filled mud—an all-around luxurious day!

Ein Gedi National Park

In the days of the Bible, David hid from Saul amongst these rivers, canyons, and rich vegetation. Today, Ein Gedi serves as a modern refuge from city life and from the arid desert. Enjoy this beautiful haven—hike the clearly marked trail, splash in the waterfalls, and keep your eyes peeled for exotic wildlife including wild goats!

Overnight: Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 4 Friday

HOLY HEBRON – THE ANCIENT CITY OF EARTH

Hebron – The Holy City of Earth

Visit the Holy City of Earth, and the second holiest site in all of Israel, the Holy City of Earth.  Here you will encounter the Cave of the Patriarchs, Ma’arat Hamachpela– the tombs of our forefathers and mother (Adam & Eve, Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebecca, and Jacob & Leah)

Rachel’s Tomb

Next we will visit the third holiest site in Jewish religion and the burial place of one of the four biblical matriarchs. Jews from all over come to this holy site which signifies the return of the Jewish people to their biblical, ancient homeland of Israel.

Machne Yehuda “Shuk” (Market)

For a true Jerusalem experience, visit the popular outdoor marketplace with vendors selling almost anything you could imagine! Clothing, gifts, and the local’s favorites – fresh produce, meats, fish, mouth watering spices, and more.

Towards evening…..Welcome Shabbat at the Western Wall

As the sun sets preparations will be made for the unique experience of welcoming Shabbat at the Western Wall, also known as the” Kotel” in Hebrew.  Get ready for an evening you’ll never forget at the Kotel in the heart of Holy Jerusalem.

Overnight: Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 5 Shabbat

SHABBAT IN JERUSALEM – A PERFECT  DAY

Shabbat Morning & Lunch

Shabbat, the perfect time to unwind. Enjoy a morning at leisure & lunch at your hotel.

The Jewish Quarter Shabbat Tour

The Jewish Quarter, haRova Yehudi, remains one of the single-most visited spots in all of Israel. Nestled within one square kilometer of land lays millennia of ancient history, it dates back to the 8th century BCE. Twisting and turning through this historical maze, visit synagogues and museums along the way to learn the story of the Jewish people in this area.

Muslim Quarter Shabbat Tour

To the surprise of most, an entirely different world existed and continues to exist hidden within the secret alleyways of the Old City Muslim Quarter. Filled with oft-forgotten historical and Jewish religious sites, learn the stories of the Jewish families that lived in the Muslim Quarter nearly one-century ago, and the pioneers who re-inhabit their homes today

Mamilla Pedestrian Pavilion

This stunning new Pavilion features renovated 19th century buildings, street performances, and a thorough selection of designer shops filled with world-leading brands. Interspersed throughout are elegant cafes, chic restaurants, and rooftop lounges for your dining pleasure.

Ben Yehuda Street

Looking for a night out on the town? This is the place where you’ll find restaurants, shops, street vendors, street performers, and more! One of the favorite gathering places for many young Jerusalemites., here you can sip a latte at one of Ben Yehuda’s many sidewalk cafes and watch the world walk by.

Overnight: Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 6 Sunday

ISRAEL’S COAST – ANCIENT PORTS

Ancient City of Caesarea

Travel to the Caesarea National Park which contains an impressive Roman Amphitheatre, the Hippodrome- a 20,000 seat horse racing arena, and the Roman Aqueducts!

Zichron Yaakov & The Carmel Winery

Head down into the wine cellar and learn about the history of Israeli wine from the 1880’s right up to the recent quality revolution. The winery provides a fascinating glimpse into the ancient, old and new world of winemaking, all in one setting.

Atlit – The Museum of Illegal Immigration

Relive the life of a new immigrant to Israel when you visit this fascinating museum. The informative exhibits recall the history of the Jewish people who fled from the Nazis to Israel, only to be incarcerated and called illegal immigrants to their homeland.

Graves of Holy Sages- Tiberias

Discover Tiberius’s ancient history and visit the burial sites of some of the most famous Rabbis in Judaism, including the Rambam, Rabbi Akiva, and Rabbi Meir Ba’al Haness.

Dinner & Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel, Southern Galilee

Day 7 Monday

THE GALILEE & TZFAT – HOLY CITY OF KABALLAH

Tel Dan National Park

After breakfast we’ll spend the morning at a historical park built and conquered by the Tribe of Dan when they were pushed from their lands by the Philistines. In the center of the park you’ll find a fascinating archeological site with the remains of the biblical city, Laish.

Golan Heights Jeeping

Take an exhilarating ride through the Golan Heights! With the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, you’ll venture up, down, and all around the luscious green hills of the North. Keep an eye out for bright and blooming fields of flowers and wild animals grazing!

Mount Meron

This site has two major claims to fame: It’s the second highest mountain in Israel, offering excellent hiking opportunities and stunning views, and it’s the site of the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai- the author of the Zohar, Judaism’s fundamental book of Kabbalah.

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

Prepare for a look into the life of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai with a visit to his grave, an important destination for Jews everywhere. Visit the white-domed tomb and follow the mountain side path to the cave tomb of Hillel the Elder.

Tzfat – Safed

Tzfat, the City of Air, is one of the four holy cities in Israel.  It has been a spiritual center since the 1600’s when it was the center of Kabbala (Jewish mysticism).  One of Israel’s holiest cities awaits soul-seekers, nature enthusiasts, and historians to its cobblestone, art-lined streets, majestic mountains, and Kabbala-infused atmosphere.

Otzar HaStam – Scribe Center & Presentation

A visit to this interactive center – the only one of its kind in the world – you will experience the fascinating world of “STaM” – the ancient art and tradition of the Jewish Scribes, writing Sifrei Torah (Torah scrolls), Tefillin and Mezuzot. Acclaimed for its use of high tech multimedia technology, this is one place you need to see to believe!

Tzfat Artists Quarter

Browse Israel’s best religious art as you wander through ancient narrow cobblestone streets. You’ll see men and women deeply engaged in the creative, often religious, process of artistry; yet the friendly artists always have time to speak with tourists who pop into their workshops.

Kabbalah Glassblower Presentation

Blow your mind and come meet the famous Kabbalistic glassblower of Tzfat, Sheva Chaya. Watch her do a fascinating live glass blowing presentation with Kabbalistic explanations. Hear her inspiring life story; From Denver high school valedictorian to Princeton to Tzfat painter and glassblowing.

Unique Tzfat Synagogues

The best way to truly capture the holiness of Tzfat is to go on a tour of the city’s ancient synagogues and gravesites to experience the spiritual past and present of Tzfat. Learn about the strong impacts these synagogues and holy people still have today.

The Holy Ari’s Mikveh

Explore the Ari’s tomb and mikvah, where Kabbalist leader, Rabbi Isaac Luria, was laid to rest. Tradition recalls that the Ari miraculously immersed in the ritual bath before burial. Here, you will have the chance to see the mikvah first-hand, as well as the Ari’s tomb, which stands tall among the other gravestones, and encompasses an

Ancient Tzfat Cemetery

Walk among the narrow pathway, filled with thousands of tombstones commemorating Safed’s rich past at the Safed Cemetery. Surround yourself with ancient sages and mystics, including Rabbi Isaac Luria, Rabbi Tosef Caro, and Rabbi Shlomo Alkabetz. It is the best location to learn about the rich and vibrant history of the city’s inhabitants throughout the years.

Dinner & Klezmer Concert

As the sun begins to set over the mountains, relish the opportunity to finally sit back and relax. Enjoy a gourmet dinner while being regaled by music from famous Tzfat musicians.

Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel, Southern Galilee

Day 8 Tuesday

TEL AVIV – THE MODERN CITY

Tel Aviv

After breakfast we’ll check out of our hotel and head to Israel’s most modern city. Stretched along the beautiful beach strip of the Mediterranean, Tel Aviv is Israel’s largest city and biggest commercial center. It is a busy metropolis, which inspires its visitors with a unique energetic atmosphere of excitement and fun.

“Better Place” Electric Car Company

In northern Tel Aviv, visit the world’s leading electric vehicle company. Better Place is focused on moving the world from oil-based to zero-emission vehicles powered by electricity from renewable sources.  Israel is building the world’s first electrical car grid and Better Place is at the heart of this venture. While you’re here, hope in and test-drive an electric car!

Nachlat Binyamin Arts & Crafts Fair

Every Tuesday and Friday, this average street comes alive with the work of over 200 artists. Displaying Israeli made crafts, including jewelry and other interesting one-of-a-kind gifts, this fair is a great place to buy gifts, pamper yourself, and people-watch.

Tel Aviv – Jaffa Promenade

Visit the famous promenade that extends from Jaffa all the way to the Old Port in Tel Aviv. The promenade provides an amazing view of the skyline of Tel Aviv as well as a new perspective of the beauty of the city, set to the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.

Old Jaffa Port

One of the most attractive places on Israel’s coast, this spot is full of biblical and historical references. It also serves as a hub for artists, galleries, and individualistic shops where you can find just about anything your heart desires.

Farewell Dinner

Enjoy a festive group dinner before transferring to Ben Gurion Airport for your temporary departure from Israel…We’ll miss you!

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SERVICES INCLUDED

Ensuring that your visit is easy, comfortable, and fun!

VIP Assistance at Ben Gurion Airport
Private Transfers to/from Ben Gurion Airport
6 Days Touring on a Luxury Motor Coach
All Touring with a Professional Licensed Guide

HOTELS INCLUDED

Enjoy your stay at some of Israel’s finest hotels

5 nights’ accommodation at the Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem
2 nights’ accommodations at the Kibbutz Lavi Hotel, South Galilee

MEALS INCLUDED

Get a taste of authentic Israeli cuisine

Daily Breakfast Buffet at your Hotels
Welcome Dinner at your Hotel
Shabbat Dinner at your Hotel
Shabbat Lunch at your Hotel
Tzfat BBQ Buffet & Klezmer Concert
Farewell Dinner in Tel Aviv

TOUR SITES INCLUDED

Explore Israel’s myriad of historical and modern sites

City of King David
Western Wall Tunnels
Tower of David Museum
Masada Mountain Fortress & Cable Car
Dead Sea Float & Mud Experience
Ein Gedi National Park
Hebron – The Holy City of Earth
Rachel’s Tomb
Machne Yehuda “Shuk” (Market)
Jewish & Muslim Quarters Shabbat Tour
Footsteps of the 1967 Paratroopers – Night Tour
Ancient City of Caesarea National Park
Zichron Yaakov & The Carmel Winery
Atlit Museum of Illegal Immigration
Tiberias – Holy City of Water
Tel Dan National Park
Golan Heights Jeeping
Tzfat – Safed’s Old City
Otzar HaStam Scribe Center & Presentation
Tzfat Artists Quarter
Kabbalah Glassblower Presentation
Unique Tzfat Synagogues
The Holy Ari’s Mikveh
Ancient Tzfat Cemetery
“Better Place” Electric Car Company
Tel Aviv & Old Jaffa Port

Tour package pricing below is per person double occupancy in hotels, contact us for single & triple tour package rates.

Cost/ Double Adult15-19 Participants 20-25 ParticipantsSingle Supplement Details!
January 2012$1495$1395$445booknow small Affordable VIP Israel Tour Experiences
February 2012$1495$1395$445booknow small Affordable VIP Israel Tour Experiences
March 2012$1595$1495$495booknow small Affordable VIP Israel Tour Experiences
June 2012$1595$1495$495booknow small Affordable VIP Israel Tour Experiences

 

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