Sample Tailor-Made Itinerary
Bar or Bat Mitzvah Tour? Anniversary Celebration? Adventure Traveler? Every tour is crafted to our clients exact specifications. The below itinerary is just a small sample of what is possible! Contact us and we'll create your custom Israel tour!
Day 1 Tuesday
WELCOME TO 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.
Welcome to the holiest city in the world! Here you will walk through the diverse and beautiful streets of old & “new” Jerusalem as you settle down at our hotel. You will enjoy the city’s sounds, smells, and tastes; experience the people of Jerusalem, their diversity and vast culture.
Day 2 Wednesday
JUDEAN HILLS WINERIES
Welcome to the land of a thousand caves. For centuries people have been cutting into the rock unearthing burial caves, storerooms, industrial facilities, hideouts and dovecotes. An amazing site, in place of entering the Bell Caves like “tourists”, we’re going to rappel inside!
The Ella Valley Wineries are considered one of the best and most advanced wineries in Israel, with a production of over 200,000 bottles a year, all of which are premium wines. Approximately 40% of production is exported, an unprecedented amount in Israel’s industry.
These famous underground tunnels contain remnants of entire rooms from the Second Temple period. At Warren’s Gate, you’ll stand just a few feet away from where the Holy Ark stood, and feel the yearning of the Jewish people for the Temple for thousands of years.
Darna is a unique institution in Israel, from its inception Darna has done everything possible to fulfill preserve the culture of Moroccan hospitality, from its culinary excellence to welcome in the spirit of the Maghreb, as well as hold an excellent wine cellar.
Day 3 Thursday
JUDEAN HILLS ADVENTURE & JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY
Get behind the wheel of a ATV dune buggy and blast through the Jerusalem Hills! The unique terrain just outside of the Holy Capital provides an exhilarating driving experience combined with spectacular scenery. The ATV tours in the Jerusalem Hills is one of the most unique off-road activities in Israel and only a few minutes from your Jerusalem hotel.
In 1004 BCE, King David conquered this city and secured the place where the Holy Temple would eventually be built by his son, King Solomon. Remaining structures such as Warren’s Shaft and the Tunnel of Siloam exhibit the intricate workings of this ancient capital city.
Experience Second Temple-era Jerusalem on the eve of its destruction by the Romans. See a virtual reconstruction of the Temple, visit the stores and walkways of the surrounding city and see the remnants of the staircase that led to the Temple Mount and the Holy of Holies.
Day 4 Friday
HEBRON – HOLY CITY OF EARTH
Israel is home to the world’s second-longest zip line, where you can zoom down 600 meters at 120 meters high! A shorter zip line is available for young kids, while older ones ride the large one with parents. The ride isn’t as scary as it looks, but it’s every bit as fun!
This exhilarating activity is geared to tourists of any age who would like to learn about anti-terrorism tactics. Experts in anti-terrorism combat tell true stories, explain the tactics used to fight terrorism and offer hands-on experience for all participants in shooting weapons.
Visit the second-holiest site in all of Israel, Hebron. Tour the Cave of the Patriarchs (Ma’arat Hamachpela) and the tombs of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah, the biblical forefathers. Take a moment to pray at the complex’s synagogue.
On the eve of Shabbat, Jerusalem transforms; stores shut down, and streets and alleyways fall silent, as all begin to anticipate the weekly Shabbat. Our 2000-year-old tour will pass through Jaffa gate and the Golden Menorah, and end at the Wall right as Shabbat begins.
Day 5 Shabbat
SHABBAT IN JERUSALEM – THE ETERNAL CITY
Shabbat Morning at Leisure & Lunch
Enjoy breakfast and your morning at leisure and Shabbat lunch at your hotel.
Explore the Old City’s ancient quarters with an experienced guide. Visit the historical sites of the Old City, including synagogues, churches, markets and squares. Learn about the 3000 year-old history of the city of Jerusalem, from King David’s conquest until the present day.
Day 6 Sunday
ISRAEL’S COAST- ANCIENT PORTS & AWARD WINNING WINE
The Caesarea National Park contains the remains of a prestigious city established by King Herod the Great. Prepare to be amazed when you visit the mighty Roman Amphitheatre, the Hippodrome, a 20,000 seat horse racing arena, as well as the impressive Roman Aqueducts!
Enjoy a wine and chocolate tasting in the Tishbi Winery Visitors’ Center outside Binyamina. Wine and chocolate naturally go together, and Tishbi Winery specializes in of both. The winery’s recently redesigned visitors’ center is designed to assault all the senses at once.
Neve Michael serves 250 children, aged 4-18 years old, from all over the country, who were brought to its doorsteps under traumatic circumstances. Here you’ll learn about this loving home that is devoted to underprivileged and abused children and making their lives better.
The Arbel National Park offers breathtaking trails and streams overlooking the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon. Here, an ancient settlement provides visitors with an opportunity to see the remains of a synagogue as well as a cliff-nestled fort.
Day 7 Monday
THE GALILEE & TZFAT – CITY OF KABALLAH
Galil Mountain’s facilities were designed from the outset with the visitor in mind. Visitors walk through various stages of wine production, including the stainless steel container room, state-of-art press, oak barrel room, all while enjoying panoramic views of the the Upper Galilee.
Tzfat is one of the four holy cities in Israel. It has served as a spiritual center since the 1600s, when famous Kabbalists roamed here. Tzfat awaits art lovers, soul-seekers and historians to cobblestone alleys, medieval synagogues, galleries and mystical atmosphere.
This restaurant’s philosophy is one of heightened environmental awareness – the vegetables are organically homegrown on the premises and the main courses. The menu features delicacies unfamiliar to many kosher diners such as organic buffalo and corn fed quail.
Day 8 Tuesday
THE GOLAN HEIGHTS – BATTLEFIELDS & ADVENTURE
Jump behind the wheel of a dune buggy and take exhilarating ride through the Golan Heights! View the Syrian border and abandoned village of Kuneitra, Mount Bental & the Valley of Tears from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and go zooming through orchards!
Enjoy views of Syria from a key mountaintop location on Israel’s northern border. From the top of this dormant volcano, you will see the majestic Mount Hermon, the picturesque Druze villages of the Golan and bunkers and trenches left over from the Yom Kippur War.
Though greatly outnumbered, the Israeli 7th Armored Brigade displayed their true strength when they triumphed over the Syrians in the 1973 Yom Kippur war in this famous valley. They had only 40 tanks against 500 Syrian tanks but miraculously emerged victorious.
This site will take your breath away! You’ll enjoy cool, beautiful waters surrounded by hexagon-shaped pillars of congealed black lava. The short trail leading to the pool offers a chance to enj0y spectacular forests, meadows and rare animals like vultures and boars.
Day 9 Wednesday
TEL AVIV – ISRAEL’S MODERN JOURNEY
Stretching along a beautiful beach strip of the Mediterranean Sea for 100 years, Tel Aviv is considered the face of modern Israel. Nicknamed “The White City” for its abundance of Bauhaus style architecture, Tel Aviv was declared a UNESCO World Heritage City in 2003.
Founded in 1941, the Palmach became a fully trained underground military force made up of volunteer men and women who fought to rid Palestine of the British – later merging with the IDF for Israel’s War of Independence. The Palmach’s story comes to life at this museum.
On May 14th, 1948, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the founding of the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. Today, the space where this occasion took place serves as a museum that tells the story of Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
Before transferring to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure from Israel (come back soon!), enjoy a festive group dinner at Jems Brewery to reminisce about your amazing experience!