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Overview

Looking for an Israel tour package that suits you? Create your personalized Israel itinerary around your preferences and enjoy guided sightseeing of top unmissable sights of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with local pros. Set off on a day trip to the remarkable Israeli towns, boasting unparallelled holy sights - Caesarea, Nazareth, and Galilee. Best location hotels, only smart connections, as well as private airport transfers are already part of the package.
 

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.89 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4 or 5-star centrally located hotels
    Standard rooms
    5 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport transfers
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided walking city tours
    2 guided day-tours outside cities
  • MEALS
  • 5 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to your hotel in Tel Aviv for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

No meals included.

Day 2
City Tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide-driver and start your 8-hour day tour to the old town Jaffa, one of the ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin.

Jaffa city is associated with Jonah, Solomon and Saint Peter as well as the mythological story of Andromeda and Perseus. Together with your guide-driver, you stroll along the alleys of Old Jaffa, see the sculpture "floating orange", pass by the House of Simon the Tanner and the 19th-century St Michael Greek-Orthodox Church. Afterward, you arrive at the main Plaza of Jaffa and visit the Franciscan St. Peter’s Church, built on the remains of a Crusader Fortress. Then you continue to the flea market before you arrive in Tel Aviv and have a lunch break.

On the way back to Tel Aviv you also visit Neve Tzedek - the first Jewish colony outside of Jaffa. Continue with a visit to The Hall of Independence with Meir Dizengoff sculpture in front. Inside you have a 1-hour guided tour unveiling the history of Israel birth.

Following the tour you may stroll along the Carmel Market, Nahalat Binyamin* crafts fair of local artists and Rabin Assassination site together with you guide-driver.

  • Please note: The Hall of Independence is closed on Saturdays. Nahalat Binyamin market works every Tuesday and Friday.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Departure to Jerusalem

After breakfast and check-out, meet your driver for the transfer to Jerusalem. Upon arrival to the hotel, you check-in and the rest of the day is at your own leisure. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Recommended extension: on way to Jerusalem you may add-on a full day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea. Refer to your destination specialist for more details.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
City Tour of Jerusalem

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide to start a 4-hour walking city tour of the major highlights of Jerusalem.

During the tour, you see unmissable sites of interest, including the Old City, its Ramparts, as well as the historical Church of the Holy Sepulchre which dates back to 326 AD. For a taste of authentic local life, you pass the Arab Shuk Market. Next on your agenda are the Jewish Quarter and the holy Temple Mount which has for centuries been a mecca for people of different religious background. Then you walk along Via Dolorosa - the path where Jesus walked, carrying his cross.

The highlight of your tour is a stop by the hallmark place of Jerusalem - Western Wall, a holy location to which people from around the globe come to pray and leave a note in the ancient stones of the wall. Last on your list is the Lions Gate, one of the eight gates in Jerusalem city walls, it is considered to be a symbol of the city and is a noted historical site.

Following the tour, you may continue the exploration of the city on your own or join our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Recommended extension: you may extend your city tour of Jerusalem and devote an extra 4 hours to Jewish or Christian thematic with the guide-driver. Refer to your destination specialist for more information.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Day Tour to Caesarea, Nazareth and Galilee

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide-driver and embark on an exciting 10-hour day trip to 2 Israeli cities boasting incredible Christian sites: Caesarea and Nazareth, and a northern region called Galilee.

The first stop on your route is the town of Caesarea, a magnificent site with a national park where you see ancient harbor ruins and beautiful beaches.

Continue to Nazareth where you visit the Catholic Church of Annunciation and the Archeological Museum, which preserve immense archaeological records, recovered during the development of the modern church. Among the trip highlights is a visit of the Synagogue-Church standing in the center of Nazareth's Old City Market.

Then you have a short stop at the town Cana famous for being the place where Jesus performed “the first miracle” of turning water into wine during a wedding. Before arrival at the Sea of Galilee, which is believed to be the place where Jesus walked on water, you have a stop for lunch.

Next on your list is a visit to an ancient fishing village, Capernaum, also known as "the town of Jesus". Once abandoned and forgotten, this site was excavated in the 1900's and today you may visit the Jewish Synagogue, an Octagonal Church, the Mausoleum and ornamented Greek-Orthodox church. On the way back you may also visit excavations at ancient Tiberias. After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel in Jerusalem.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Departure from Jerusalem

After breakfast and check-out, you are met by your private driver in the hotel lobby and transferred to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you are leaving with the ultimate experience and bright memories and wish you a safe flight.

Breakfast is included.


Included

5 nights at centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
5 nights at centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's included
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star or 5-star hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides and guide-drivers according to the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to Tel Aviv Independence Hall, Capernaum, Migdal, the Boat of the Galilee;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

Tour highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Exploring Tel Aviv and Jaffa;
  • Complete insight of multisided Jerusalem;
  • Day trip to the holy destinations of Nazareth and Galilee.
What to Know
  • The local currency of Israel are shekels. Although credit and debit cards are widely accepted, it is best to have cash on you for small purchases.
  • Israeli weather tends to be hot practically all year round, so make sure to pack suitable clothing and sunblock.
  • Many attractions in Israel are religious, therefore, it is necessary to be dressed suitably when exploring such sights as to not be disrespectful.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,441
Deposit $500
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$3,141
Deposit $629
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
$2,941
Deposit $589
Two travelers: double occupancy (5 star)
$3,641
Deposit $729
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,441
Deposit $500
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$3,141
Deposit $629
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
$2,941
Deposit $589
Two travelers: double occupancy (5 star)
$3,641
Deposit $729

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