12 Day Deluxe Tour, Small Groups, Luxury Hotels!Group Tours

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Small Group Sizes, Deluxe Hotels, Iconic Sites, VIP Israel Touring!

Day 1 Wednesday

WELCOME TO HOLY ISRAEL! (VIP Welcome)

VIP Welcome at Ben Gurion Airport

After landing, a Shalom Israel Tours representative will be waiting to welcome you at passport control. You’ll be assisted with passport control, escorted to luggage identification, and transfer to your chauffeur for hotel transport.

Welcome Transfer to Tel Aviv

Stretching along a beautiful 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 Heritage City in 2003.

Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv, Sea View Room

Day 2 Thursday (Professional Guide)

ISRAEL’S MODERN JOURNEY

Yitzchak Rabin Center

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.

Israel’s Independence Hall

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, this museum tells the story of Israel’s Declaration of Independence.

Neve Tsedek Neighborhood

One of Tel Aviv’s first neighborhoods, Neve Tzedek was built in 1887. This area housed 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.

The Carmel Market

Tel Aviv’s main marketplace is the open-air Carmel Market, 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.

Old Jaffa Port & Market

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 Jerusalem via Jaffa Port.

Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv, Sea View Room

Day 3 Friday (Professional Guide)

TEL AVIV & OUR MODERN HERITAGE

Nachlat Binyamin Arts Fair

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.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.

Sarona – Templar Colony

Originally a 140 year old German templar colony, occupied later by the British forces and handed back to the Israelis in 1947; It has now been restored to a pedestrian center.

Rabin Square & Memorial

Visit the spot where the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzchak Rabin, was assassinated. The memorial square in central Tel Aviv is home to a monument dedicated in his memory. Learn about the assassination and Rabin’s impact on the State of Israel.

The Tel Aviv North Port

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 performances, art, shopping, and restaurants.

Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv, Sea View Room

Day 4 Saturday (Free Day)

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 alongside simple kiosks and local fast food stalls!

Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv, Sea View Room

Day 5 Sunday (Professional Guide)

ISRAEL’S COAST – ANCIENT PORTS

Ancient City of Caesarea Ruins

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, and the Hippodrome, a 20,000 seat horse racing arena!

Haifa Bahai Gardens Lookout

Welcome to “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” Considered the most striking landmark in Haifa, the magnificence of these gardens leaves visitors stunned. The terraced gardens are built around a religious shrine and landscaped with precision and creativity.

National Maritime Museum

With its unique collection of thousands of artifacts, visitors gain a true understanding of the depths of maritime history, including illegal immigration and the history of Israel’s navy.

Acco Subterranean Crusader Halls

In the heart of the city of Acco, what was once street level is now situated eight meters below the ground. A walk through the passages of the 700-year-old Knights Hospitaller headquarters allows you to experience the ancient Crusader city.

Dinner & Overnight: The Mitzpe HaYamim Spa, Galilee

Day 6 Monday (Professional Guide)

THE GOLAN & TZFAT –BATTLEFIELDS & MYSTICS

Tzfat Old City & Artist Quarter

Tzfat is one of the four holy cities in Israel. It has served as a spiritual center since the 1600’s, when famous Kabbalists roamed here. Tzfat awaits art lovers, soul-seekers and historians to cobblestone alleys, synagogues, and mystical atmosphere.

Ancient Katzrin Talmudic Park

The ancient village of Katzrin highlights daily life from the Talmudic period. Visit an early synagogue, reconstructed homes and an olive press.

Mount Bental IDF Bunker

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.

Dinner & Overnight: The Mitzpe HaYamim Spa, Galilee

Day 7 Tuesday (Professional Guide)

THE SEA OF GALILEE & JORDAN RIVER VALLEY

Capernaum National Park

Visit the remains of a Second Temple period fishing village and synagogue, and imagine the lives of those who dwelled there. Learn about the location where Jesus selected his Apostles and the church that stands where the house of Peter once stood.

Cruise on the Sea of Galilee

In Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride along the crystal blue waters of Israel’s largest freshwater lake. The Sea, also known as the Kinneret, is the main source of water for drinking and agriculture in modern Israel and is a crucial natural resource.

Nazareth Holy Sites

Next we’ll continue our tour 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.

Beit She’an National Park

It is here that King Saul was defeated by the Philistines in a vicious historical battle. Later, Beit She’an was reestablished as a Greek city with colonnaded streets, temples, theaters and fountains. The city was devastated by an earthquake in 749 CE.

Mount Scopus Jerusalem

End the day with a beautiful drive through the Jordan Valley and ascend to Jerusalem. We’ll stop at Mount Scopus as you enter the city to say the blessing of “Shehechiyanu” to celebrate the joyous occasion of entering the holy capital. Welcome to Jerusalem!

Overnight: The Oriente Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 8 Wednesday (Professional Guide)

JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY – THE ETERNAL CAPITAL

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.

Old City Christian Quarter

Take in the incredible view of the Wailing Wall on your way to the Christian Quarter. Visit the Pools of Bethesda and walk on along the Via Dolorosa, following the 14 Stations of the Cross from Pilate’s Judgment Hall to the empty tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Western Wall Tunnels Tour

These famous underground tunnels contain remnants 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.

City of David Excavations

In 1004 BCE, King David conquered this city and secured the place where the Holy Temple would eventually be built by his son, Solomon. Remaining structures such as Warren’s Shaft and the Tunnel of Siloam exhibit the workings of this ancient capital city.

Old City Dinner & Tower of David Night Spectacular Show

In the evening you’ll head back to the Old City for dinner followed by the Tower of David’s rooftop to view an epic nighttime extravaganza of sight and sound, depicting the conquests of the Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Turks and others, as they tried to overtake Jerusalem.

Overnight: The Oriente Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 9 Thursday (Professional Guide)

UNITED JERUSALEM – THE NEW CITY

Israel Museum & Dead Sea Scrolls

Founded in 1965, this is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and one of the world’s leading archaeology museums. Here you will find the oldest existing biblical manuscripts in the world, the Dead Sea Scrolls, housed in the Shrine of the Book.

Israeli Parliament Building – The Knesset

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.

Jerusalem “Shuk” (Market) Tasting Tour!

With more than 250 vendors, this bustling outdoor marketplace is considered the heartbeat of central Jerusalem. Clothing, Judaica, fresh produce, meats, diamonds, restaurants – and an array of colorful characters throughout.

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 memorial gardens, this museum embodies one crucial message: Never again.

Overnight: The Oriente Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 10 Friday (Professional Guide)

THE JUDEAN DESERT – KING HERODS FORTRESS

Ein Gedi National Park

In the biblical period, David hid from Saul amongst the streams and canyons of Ein Gedi. Today, Ein Gedi serves as a refuge from city life and from the arid desert. Enjoy a nature walk amongst date trees, waterfalls, caves and ibex. On a hot day, cool off in the water.

Masada Mountain & Cable Car

Ride via cable car to the top of Masada and explore the remains of King Herod’s palace. It was here that Eleazer Ben Yair kept the Roman Legion’s siege at bay for three years.

Dead Sea Float, Spa & Lunch

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

Sunset at The Western Wall – Evening Recommendation

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: The Oriente Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 11 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…

Overnight: The Oriente Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 12 Sunday (Airport Transfer)

FAREWELL FOR NOW…WE’LL MISS YOU!

Airport Chauffeur & VIP Check-in Assist…Farewell!

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure from Israel…Farewell!

Small Group Sizes, Deluxe Hotels, Iconic Sites, VIP Israel Touring!

What’s Included?

5 STAR DELUXE HOTELS

  • 4 nights Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv,  Sea View Room
  • 2 nights Mitzpe Yamim Spa or Kfar Blum Hotel, Galilee
  • 5 nights Orient Hotel, Jerusalem + Lounge Access

VIP TOUR SERVICES

  • Guaranteed Small Groups – 12 Participants Max
  • VIP Welcome Assist from Passport Control
  • Arrival & Departure Airport/Hotel Transfers
  • All Touring with a Professional Licensed Guide
  • Israel Tours Hats/Israel Maps/ Bottle Carriers
  • All Group Touring & Sites as per Tour Program

MEALS IN YOUR TOUR

  • Daily Breakfast Buffet at each Hotel
  • Nightly Dinners at Mitzpe HaYamim Hotel
  • Dinner in Jerusalem’s Old City
  • Dead Sea Hotel Lunch Buffet & Swim

Small Group Sizes, Deluxe Hotels, Iconic Sites, VIP Israel Touring!

2017 Deluxe Tour Dates

Per Double Adult

Single Total

December 6-17, 2017$4298$6374
Dec 27, 2017 – Jan 8, 2018$4614$7202
March 7-18, 2018$4160$5991
March 14-25, 2018$4160$5991
April 25 – May 6, 2018$4160$5991
May 2-13, 2018$4160$5991
May 9-20, 2018$4160$5991
May 23 – June 3, 2018$4160$5991
June 13-24, 2018$4160$5991
June 27 – July 8, 2018$4160 $5991
July 11-22, 2018$4160$5991
July 18-29, 2018$4676$7076
August 15-26, 2018$4676$7076
August 22 – Sep 2, 2018$4160$5991
October 3-14, 2018$4160$5991
October 10-22, 2018$4160$5991
October 17-28, 2018$4160$5991
October 24 – Nov 4, 2018$4098 $5833
November 14-25, 2018$4098$5833
November 21 – Dec 2, 2018$4098$5833
December 19-30, 2018$4179$6049
Dec 26, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019$4098$5833

Upgrade to a 100% private tour! Private guide & vehicle for the best of Israel!

  • Private 2 person tour: $2480 per person, private tour upgrade
  • Party of 4 travelers: $1620 per person, private tour upgrade
  • Party of 6 travelers: $820 per person, private tour upgrade
  • Party of 8 travelers: $480 per person, private tour upgrade
  • Party of 10 travelers: $240 per person, private tour upgrade
  • Party of 12 travelers: Same price as the group tour!
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