Sample Tailor-Made Itinerary
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Day 1 Wednesday
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.
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.
Relax & stroll the north port, also known as the “Namal.” The remodeled port won the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture, a prestigious European award for landscape architecture. Here you’ll find live performances, art, shopping, and great restaurants.
Day 2 Thursday
ISRAEL THE STATE IS BORN!
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.
Built 4,000 years ago, the Jaffa Port is the oldest in the world. The prophet Jonah embarked on his ill-fated journey from this port, and building materials for the First and Second Temples were delivered to Jaffa. The metropolis of Tel Aviv is largely an extension of Jaffa.
Experience an exotic flavor known only to the Middle East, including antique furniture, jewelry, hookahs with all the accessories. At the Jaffa Flea Market you’ll find a wide variety of treasures, including European vintage clothing, colorful delights, and rare items.
Day 3 Friday
ISRAELI ARMY & INTELLIGENCE
Located at Tel Aviv University, this museum houses displays from the days of the Second Temple to the present day. Explore Jewish identity via the six “gates” of family, community, faith, culture, the Jewish people among the nations, and the return to the land of Israel.
The IDF History Museum displays documents, photographs, maps, and films to present a comprehensive history of the IDF and the early days of statehood. The museum also houses a collection of weapons and modern exhibits showcasing the strength of the IDF today.
Tel Aviv’s main marketplace is the open-air Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel), located in southern Tel Aviv. Here you’ll find mounds of colorful, locally grown produce, fish, meat and more. Just wandering the aisles of the Carmel Market is a Middle Eastern experience.
The first and biggest of its kind in Israel, this average street comes alive every Tuesday & Friday. Displaying Israeli-made crafts, jewelry, home décor and art, all goods on display are hand made and sold by the artists, making a visit to this market a memorable experience.
Day 4 Shabbat
DAY AT LEISURE IN TEL AVIV
Visit the “Soho” of Tel Aviv and stroll Dizengoff St., Shenken St. & Rothschild Blvd. Filled with funky street vendors, boutiques and coffee shops alongside simple kiosks and local fast food stalls, Tel Aviv brings out the urban hipster in anyone who walks down these streets.
On a beautiful day, nothing beats a walk along the beach. The Promenade runs the length of the city, from southern Jaffa to the northern Tel Aviv Port. Enjoy the cool sea breeze, the views of the Mediterranean Sea and Tel Aviv skyline and soak up the local atmosphere.
One of Tel Aviv’s first neighborhoods, Neve Tzedek was built in 1887. This area has housed several famous artists and writers, including Nobel Prize winner S Y Agnon. Today, Neve Tzedek is home to several boutique art galleries, independent cafes and cultural centers.
Day 5 Sunday
ANCIENT JEWISH HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
The Yitzhak Rabin Center is the national institute established by the Knesset in 1997 that advances the legacy of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, a path-breaking, visionary leader whose life was cut short in a devastating assassination.
Visit the spot where the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzchak Rabin, was assassinated. The remodeled memorial square in central Tel Aviv is home to a monument dedicated in his memory. Learn about the assassination and Rabin’s resonating impact on the State of Israel.
The Eretz Israel Museum features a large display of archaeological, anthropological and historical artifacts organized in a series of exhibition pavilions on its grounds. Each pavilion is dedicated to a different subject: glassware, ceramics, coins, copper and more.
The Azrieli Observatory enables all individuals who come up to the 49th floor the ability to have a bird’s eye view of the beauty that is Tel Aviv. On clear days, you can even see Jerusalem to the east. Point out your favorite spots in this city from many meters up.
Day 6 Monday
FAREWELL FOR NOW…WE’LL MISS YOU!
Established in 1932, the museum’s permanent collection contains some of the most popular artists and art movements from the first half of the twentieth century including German Expressionism, Futurism, Surrealism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
Farewell Transfer…We’ll Miss you!
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your temporary departure from Israel…Bye for now!