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 Monday
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 luxury chauffeured vehicle.
Welcome to the holiest city in the world! Here you will touch the Western Wall, walk through the diverse and beautiful streets of “new” Jerusalem, and enjoy the city’s sounds, smells, and tastes; experience the people of Jerusalem, their diversity and vibrant culture.
Day 2 Tuesday
THE MOUNT OF OLIVES & MOUNT HERZL
Located on the eastern slopes of the Jerusalem mountains, near the Temple Mount and the City of David, this peak is named after the olive trees that covered its grounds in biblical times. Today, camels, monasteries, and ancient tombstones dot these scenic slopes.
A burial place for prominent Zionist figures such as Theodore Herzl, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin, here you will also find an expansive military cemetery; one quite full for a country so young. The loss of the soldiers who fought for the land of Israel is palpable.
In 1963, the Yad Vashem Museum was established as the world center for Holocaust research, education and commemoration. With survivor testimonies, powerful displays, artifacts and memorial gardens, this museum embodies one crucial message: Never again.
Renowned artist Marc Chagall brought his artistic talent to Israel by creating twelve stained glass windows that explore the Biblical symbolism of the 12 tribes of Israel. The sun filtering through the stained glass creates a brilliantly radiant depiction of famous Jewish imagery.
Day 3 Wednesday
JERUSALEM’S MAGNIFICENT MUSEUMS
With its stunning blend of modern architecture, ancient materials and timeless design symbols, the new Supreme Court of Israel building is truly a remarkable sight. Learn about the intricacies of Israeli law, hear a case and gain an appreciation for Israel’s judicial system.
Founded in 1965, this is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and one of the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Here you will find the oldest existing biblical manuscripts in the world, the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are housed in the Shrine of the Book.
Go back in time at this one-of-a-kind, family-friendly museum that educates visitors about the nations of the biblical era. Learn about ancient art, Canaanite tools and weapons, and ancient contributions to modern society. The museum is both educational and tons of fun!
Give back to the needy families of Jerusalem by taking time to pack food for distribution. Pantry Packers is a project of the Colel Chabad organization that regularly provides healthy food and pantry staples such as rice, oil and canned goods to the poorest of Israel’s families.
Dedicated to the legacy of Menachem Begin and to the future growth and security of Israel, this museum takes you through his life, following Begin from his years as commander of the Irgun, to a leader of the Opposition, and eventually to his service as Prime Minister of Israel.
Jerusalem’s first train station has been transformed into a beautiful venue for culture and cuisine. Choose from 7 different eateries including cafés, specialty restaurants & ice cream. Live musicians & artists present throughout, the train station is a great venue to explore!
Day 4 Thursday
UNITED JERUSALEM – THE NEW CITY
On the night of June 6th, 1967, a four-hour battle took place here at Ammunition Hill in which 36 men lost their lives. Today you can view the trenches and reconstructed bunker that serves as a museum and tells the story of the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem.
Visit the seat of Israel’s government since 1966. Sitting at the heart of modern Jerusalem, the Knesset is the home of the Israeli parliament with its 120 members. See Israeli democracy in action and learn about the architecture and art of the Knesset building itself.
Learn about United Hatzalah of Israel, a fully volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Organization that assists in responding to terrorist attacks and medical emergencies throughout Israel.
Anid the intensity of this bustling ultra-Orthodox neighborhood, take note of all the unique and varied garb of its residents, highlighting the diversity of their traditions. Don’t miss the plethora of Judaica stores, bookstores, bakeries and food shops Meah She’arim has to offer.
Here you’ll find all the restaurants, shops, street vendors and street performances you could ever ask for. Sip a latte at one of Ben Yehuda’s many sidewalk cafes, grab a delicious frozen treat, invest in some Judaica, purchase souvenirs, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.
Day 5 Friday
JERUSALEM’S ARTISTS & MARKET
Arrive in Jerusalem and ascend to the Haas Promenade. In a single view, you will perceive both the Old City and the expanse of modern Jerusalem. This site helps us understand why the Talmud says that of the ten measures of beauty in the world, nine reside in Jerusalem.
With more than 250 vendors, this bustling outdoor marketplace is considered the heartbeat of central Jerusalem. Whatever you are looking for, the shuk has it: clothing, Judaica, fresh produce, meats, diamonds, restaurants – and an array of colorful characters throughout.
Two years after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, a no-man’s land between the New and Old City of Jerusalem was transformed into an artist’s colony. The artists, meet and welcome you personally. A visit to Hutzot Hayotzer is a must for the discerning visitor interested in Jerusalem’s History and in international level of art, design and craftsmanship.
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 6 Monday
FAREWELL FOR NOW…WE’LL MISS YOU!
Farewell Transfer…We’ll Miss you!
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your temporary departure from Israel…Bye for now!