13 Day Classic Israel & Petra Experience

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Experience Israel on this 13 day Classic Israel experience touring Israel’s Coast, the Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, Holy city of Tzfat, Jerusalem's Old and New Cities, the Negev Desert, and the Lost Nabatean City of Petra!

Day 1 Friday (Assist & Transfer)

ARRIVE IN HOLY ISRAEL!

Assistance at Ben Gurion Airport

After clearing passport control a Shalom Israel Tours representative will be waiting to welcome you, assist with your luggage, and escort you to your waiting chauffeur.

Arrive in Tel Aviv

Stretching along a beautiful beach strip of the Mediterranean Sea, 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.

Overnight: Tel Aviv Hotel Options

Day 2 Saturday (Free Day – Relax!)

TEL AVIV – FREE DAY AT LEISURE

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, kiosks and local fast food stalls, Tel Aviv brings out the urban hipster in anyone who walks down these streets.

Overnight: Tel Aviv Hotel Options

Day 3 Sunday

ISRAEL’S COAST – ANCIENT PORTS

Ancient City of Caesarea Ruins

The Caesarea National Park contains the remains of a prestigious port city established by Herod the Great, which flourished during the Byzantine period. Visit the Roman Amphitheatre, the Hippodrome horse racing arena, and the impressive Roman Aqueducts.

Megiddo National Park

Get ready to learn about one of the most fascinating cities in the Middle East, where Egyptian, Assyrian and Israeli leaders have all fought for control. Dating back near 5,000 years you learn about this important site while enjoying views of the Lower Galilee.

Druze Village of Daliat el-Carmel

The Druze, an ethnic group that split off from Islam approximately 1,000 years ago, has played an active role in supporting Israel since its founding. Learn about the history of Druze culture and its cuisine on a visit to a village in the beautiful Carmel region.

Mount Carmel Lookout Point

We’ll end our day by standing atop Mount Carmel for a lovely view of the Haifa Bay…

Dinner & Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel, Southern Galilee

Day 4 Monday

THE GOLAN HEIGHTS & TZFAT – BATTLEFIELDS & KABALLAH

Tzfat Old City & Artist Quarter

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, and a mystical atmosphere.

Golan Magic Welcome Center

Here the Golan comes alive. View a state-of-the-art model, complete with light and sound effects, and a film documenting its history on a 180 degree panoramic screen. This is a great way to deepen your knowledge about the Golan Heights in a fun atmosphere.

Golan Heights Winery Tour & Taste

Located high in the planes of the Golan in the small, ancient town of Katzrin, you will find this famous winery that exports to over 25 different countries. Take part in a tour and wine tasting to learn how the Yarden, Gamla, Mount Hermon and Golan lines are produced.

Dinner & Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel, Southern Galilee

Day 5 Tuesday

THE SEA OF GALILEE & JORDAN VALLEY – ASCEND TO JERUSALEM

Village of Nazareth

After breakfast we’ll start our day with a short drive to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood.  Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well and the Church of St. Gabriel.  Visit the Blessed Cave, view Mary and Joseph’s house.

Sea of Galilee & Capernaum National Park

Visit the remains of a Second Temple period fishing village and imagine the lives of those who lived there. We’ll learn about the location where Jesus selected his Apostles and the modern day church that stands where the house of Peter once stood.

Mount of Beatitudes

The Mount of Beatitudes sits on a hilltop at the northern point of the Sea of Galilee, this is where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.  A Byzantine church was erected near the current site in the 4th century, and it was used until the 7th century.

Ancient Beit Alfa Synagogue

Built during the Byzantine era, this excavated synagogue is most well-known for its miraculously well preserved mosaic filled with intricate artistic detail. The mosaic vividly portrays the Binding of Isaac, the Zodiac, and the Temple of Jerusalem.

Ascend to Holy Jerusalem

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.

Overnight: Jerusalem Hotel Options

Day 6 Wednesday

JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY – THE ETERNAL CAPITAL

Mount of Olives

Located on the eastern slopes of the Jerusalem mountains, near the Temple Mount, this peak is named after the olive trees that covered its grounds in biblical times. Today, camel rides, monasteries and ancient tombstones dot these scenic slopes.

Old City Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter remains one of the single most-visited spots in all of Israel. Nestled within one square kilometer of land lay millennia of ancient history. The Old City dates back to the 8th century BCE and is home to numerous historical landmarks.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Located in the Old City’s Christian Quarter, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest site in Christian faith. It is here that Jesus was crucified and later buried. At the center of the church is the Stone of Unction, the location where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial.

King David’s Tomb

Located on Mount Zion in a 1,000-year-old building, people come here to pay tribute to the great King David, who is most notably famous for composing the Book of Psalms and establishing a unified capital for Israel. A medieval tradition places his tomb at this location.

Last Supper Room

Visit the Last Supper Room, built in commemoration of the Last Supper shared by Jesus and his disciples the night before his crucifixion. Though the room is mostly empty, it does have some decorations dating back to the Ottoman period.

Bethlehem Holy Sites

Next we’ll see Bethlehem, the place of the birth of Jesus in the Grotto of the Nativity.

Overnight: Jerusalem Hotel Options

Day 7 Thursday

UNITED JERUSALEM – THE NEW CITY

Israeli Parliament Building

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.

Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

In 1963, the Yad Vashem Museum was established as the world center for Holocaust research, education and commemoration. With survivor testimonies, powerful displays, and artifacts, this museum embodies one crucial message: Never again.

Mount Herzl National Memorial

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.

Israel Museum & Dead Sea Scrolls

This museum is the largest cultural institution in 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.

Old City Dinner & Night Spectacular Show

In the evening you’ll head back to the Tower of David’s rooftop to view an epic nighttime extravaganza of sight and sound depicting the conquests of the Greeks, Roman’s, Turks, and others as they tried to overtake Jerusalem.  This show is simply “Spectacular”.

Overnight: Jerusalem Hotel Options

Day 8 Friday

THE JUDEAN DESERT – KING HEROD’S FORTRESS

Qumran Dead Sea Scroll Caves

Learn about the Dead Sea Scrolls and those who wrote them when you explore the Qumran National Park. Marvel at the table-like structures that are said to have been used to write the scrolls, and the caves where the scrolls were discovered in 1947.

Masada Mountain & Cable Car

Ride via cable car to the top of Masada and explore what remains of King Herod’s palace. Take a peek into history as you view the preserved baths, cisterns and barracks. It was here that leader Eleazer Ben Yair kept the Roman Legion’s siege at bay for three years.

Dead Sea Float & Mud Experience

Yam Hamelach, literally meaning “Sea of Salt,” is 417 meters below sea level; the lowest place on earth. Its salty water contains unique healing properties, which, combined with the nutrient-filled mud found on its shores, creates one luxurious and healthy day.

The Kotel (The Western Wall) – evening suggestion

Here stand the sacred remnants of the ancient Jewish Temple. On Friday night come to the Wall and join the joyful event together with soldiers and people from all over the world dancing together in lively in celebration of Shabbat, a truly unforgettable experience.

Overnight: Jerusalem Hotel Options

Day 9 Saturday (Free Day)

SHABBAT IN JERUSALEM – DAY AT LEISURE

Shabbat Morning

Finally some time to rest!  Enjoy a morning at leisure at your hotel and relax…

Ben Yehuda Street – evening suggestions

Here you’ll find all the character-filled restaurants, shops, street vendors, and street performances you could ask for. Sip a latte at one of Ben Yehuda’s many sidewalk cafes, grab a delicious, chocolate fro-yo, invest in some Judaica, and relax!

Overnight: Jerusalem Hotel Options

Day 10 Sunday

TIMNA & EILAT – DESERT & THE RED SEA

Timna National Park

Travel back in time when you venture into this geological wonderland! See the ancient copper mines, King Solomon’s Pillars and the huge multi-colored rock formations. A man-made lake in the middle of the desert offers shaded areas to enjoy the panoramic view.

The Underwater Observation Marine Park

Enter the amazing world of the Red Sea, one of our most exquisite seas in the world. The Park maintains an extensive exhibition of fish and other living creatures from the Red Sea, including aquariums, a Shark Tank, Turtle & Stingray Pool and underwater observatories.

Overnight: Eilat Hotel Options

Day 11 Monday (Optional Day Tour)

DAY AT LEISURE OR OPTIONAL PETRA TOUR

Petra- the Red Sand Stone City

Counted amongst the wonders of the ancient world, Petra is an archaeological, anthropological and geological phenomenon. Your guide will explain the history, legends, myths and truths of this city carved 2,000 years ago from the red Sandstone Mountains.

Overnight: Eilat Hotel Options

Day 12 Tuesday

THE NEGEV – ISRAEL’S FLOURISHING DESERT

Mitzpe Ramon Crater

Enjoy spectacular views of the desert and witness this geological phenomenon. Israel’s largest national park, the crater is located at the peak of Mount Negev.  At first sight the crater appears as if it was formed by a meteor impact but in truth is a natural formation.

Camel Riding & Bedouin Experience

Next we’ll stop for camel rides & a traditional lunch at a Bedouin settlement in the Negev!

Ben Gurion’s Hut

Visit the preserved home of the first Prime Minister of Israel; learn about his life on Kibbutz Sde Boker and his relationship with settling the Negev Desert after serving his country.

IDF Air Force Museum

Learn the history of Israel’s superior Air Force. View actual fighter aircraft and aerospace displays. Audio-visual presentations include one on the war of 1948, one on Air Force commander heroes, and one on the survival of the Israeli Air Force over the generations.

Overnight: Tel Aviv Hotel Options

Day 13 Wednesday (Farewell Transfer)

Farewell Transfer…We’ll Miss you!

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure from Israel…Bye for now!

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HOTELS INCLUDED

Enjoy your stay at some of Israel’s finest hotels

  • 3 nights hotel in Tel Aviv, The Modern City
  • 2 nights Kibbutz Lavi Hotel, Northern Israel
  • 5 nights hotel in the Holy City of Jerusalem
  • 2 nights hotel in the Beach City of Eilat

SERVICES INCLUDED

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

  • Welcome Assist at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Arrival & Departure Airport Transfers
  • 8 Days Touring in an Air-Conditioned Coach
  • All Touring with a Professional Licensed Guide
  • Israel Tours Hats/Israel Maps/ Bottle Carriers
  • All Group Touring & Sites as per Tour Program
  • Optional Petra Tour is $269/ person + Jordan Visa Fee

MEALS INCLUDED

Get a taste of authentic Israeli cuisine

  • Daily Breakfast Buffet at each Hotel
  • 2 Nightly Dinners at the Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
  • Jerusalem Old City Restaurant Dinner
  • Bedouin Village Experience Refreshments

Pricing Below is per Person, Double Occupancy. Contact Us for Single & Triple Rates & Children Discounts! Also Discounts for Groups of 6 or more!

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Tel AvivPrima HotelDan PanoramaCarlton HotelThe Dan Tel Aviv
Northern IsraelKibbutz LaviKibbutz LaviKibbutz Lavi DLXKibbutz Lavi DLX
JerusalemPrima RoyalDan PanoramaInbal JerusalemThe King David
EilatPrima MusicDan PanoramaRoyal BeachThe Dan Eilat
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Jul 21Aug 2$2492$2780$3395$3740
Jul 28Aug 9$2492$2972$3489$3786
Aug 4Aug 16$2563$2972$3527$3786
Aug 11Aug 23$2563$3053$3527$3880
Aug 18Aug 30$2563$3013$3527$3833
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Sep 1Sep 13$2356$2646$3142$3588
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Sep 22Oct 4YomKippurYomKippur
Sep 29Oct 11SukkotSukkotSukkotSukkot
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Nov 17Nov 29$2356$2414$3312$3449
Nov 24Dec 6$2274$2414$3154$3449
Dec 1Dec 13$2211$2414$2990$3449
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Dec 15Dec 27$2356$2802$3637$3727
Dec 22Jan 3$2356$2880$3464$3947
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Apr 27May 9$2368$2717$3334$3945
May 4May 16$2368$2717$3334$3950
May 11May 23$2368$2717$3386$3950
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Jun 29Jul 11$2431$2853$3470$4076
Jul 6Jul 18$2502$2866$3283$4076
Jul 13Jul 25$2467$2834$3283$3849
Jul 20Aug 1$2431$2815$3231$3783
Jul 27Aug 8$2431$2899$3360$3825
Aug 3Aug 15$2564$3038$3448$3887
 Aug 10Aug 22$2564$3051$3448$3969
Aug 17Aug 29$2564$3044$3448$3928
Aug 24Sep 5$2464$2778$3185$3729
Aug 31Sep 12$2329$2717$3057$3667
Sep 7Sep 19RoshHashanaRoshHashana
Sep 14Sep 26 YomKippurYomKippur
Sep 21Oct 3 SukkotSukkotSukkotSukkot
Sep 28 Oct 10SimchatTorahSimchatTorah
 Oct 5Oct 17$2368 $2717 $3418$3945
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 Oct 19Oct 31$2368$2717$3470$3945
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Dec 21Jan 2$2368$2368$3360$4034
Dec 28Jan 9$2308$2308$3218$3918

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