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ISRAEL plus EiLat & petra

 

Priced From $3,225 per person

11 Days | 10 Nights

Shalom and welcome to this wonderful journey to discover Israel combined with Eilat and Petra in its truly glory. Explore the length and breath of this fascination country covering Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Caesarea, The Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Haifa, Dead Sea and Masada. Enjoy an authentic Kibbutz experience, Shabbat dinner, Sound and Light show, culinary experience and lots more. This indepth experience will bring to light Israel’s rich history, beauty and warm hospitality.

10 nights accommodation

Round trip transfers

Breakfast daily

Comprehensive city tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa

Culinary tour to introduce you to the very best of Tel Aviv’s food scene

Wander the streets of Rothschild Boulevard, Arab Bazaar and Carmel Market

Tour the holy city of Jerusalem visiting Mount Zion,  King David’s Tomb, Western Wall, The Temple Mount and the Church of Holy Sepulchre

Visit to Machne Yehuda Market where you will find local delicacies 

Drive to the city of Katzrin, the “Capital of the Golan Heights”

Float on the Dead Sea the lowest point on the earth

Ascend the ancient fortress of Masada

Explore Caesarea and its archaeological wonders 

Enjoy an authentic Kibbutz experience and a Shabbat dinner 

 

FEATURED PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

DAY 1 – WELCOME

Welcome to Israel!  Upon arrival you’ll be met by your Sky Vacations ambassador who will take you to your hotel in Tel Aviv, where you will enjoy dinner and stay overnight.

DAY 2 – TEL AVIV / JAFFA 

Following a delicious breakfast, you will be met by your guide before setting off on a fun-packed day which will include a visit to the “State of Mind” Innovation Center at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Learn about cutting-edge developments by Israeli start-ups in fields such as science, medicine, security, space and more. Walk around the Old Port City of Jaffa, the oldest seaport in the world and home to a vibrant multiethnic community of Muslims, Christians and Jews: get to know the first Jewish city of the modern era, established in 1909.

The day continues with a choice of two culinary tours that will introduce you to the very best of Tel Aviv’s food scene:

  • Carmel market tasting tour – enjoy a fascinating variety of culinary riches, colorful spices and intriguing characters in the main market of Tel Aviv, where the flavors and scents of the old town combine with the young bustling atmosphere of the city’s central market.
  • Vegan culinary tour – Tel Aviv, the #1 vegan culinary destination in the world, is where traditional vegan and vegetarian cuisine and innovative young chefs meet, creating a one-of-a-kind savory adventure for food lovers, whether vegan or not.

Stroll along Rothschild Boulevard the beating heart of Tel Aviv, home of The White City, Tel Aviv’s most prominent collection of Bauhaus The evening is free for you to explore at your own pace and unwind.

DAY 3 – CAESAREA 

After breakfast, we leave Tel Aviv and head north towards the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great and once the administrative center of the Roman Empire for the Province of Judaea. The city and its archaeological wonders are a testament to its significance throughout the ages. The ancient port, the Roman hippodrome and amphitheater and the impressive palace are among the many historical treasures in this fascinating ancient city.

The Kibbutz Experience – visit Ein Shemer Kibbutz Museum, where we will experience a journey from the early days of the kibbutz to the present and learn about the kibbutz way of life. Enjoy a delicious lunch and continue with a tour of innovation at Kibbutz Magal – visit the Netafim greenhouse innovation center, a pioneering enterprise in the field of drip irrigation technology. Zichron Yaakov is our next stop, where we stroll through the charming and picturesque town. Dinner in a local restaurant near the hotel

DAY 4 – THE SEA OF GALILEE & GOLAN HEIGHTS

Drive to the city of Katzrin, the “Capital of the Golan Heights”. Walk through a Talmudic village and get a sense of what it was like to live in the times of ancient Israel.

Continue to the mystical city of Tzfat, the birthplace of the ancient Jewish mystical text, the Kabbalah. Stroll through the narrow, winding alleys. Peek inside some of the beautiful synagogues. Browse through workshops and galleries in the flourishing artists’ quarter. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at local winery, a family-owned boutique winery in the Galilee. Drive to the Sea of Galilee and take a boat ride on the calm waters.

DAY 5 – HAIFA

Visit the amazing Bahai Gardens in Haifa, comprising a staircase of 19 terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. At its heart stands the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, which is the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith.

Explore the ancient crusader port city of Akko, the fascinating UNESCO heritage site, with new excavations revealing what life was like 1000 years ago. Visit the Crusader Halls and follow the underground tunnels. See the port and fortifications that
enabled the inhabitants of the town to resist invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte. Spend time walking through the Arab Bazaar reliving a Middle Eastern shopping experience. Time permitting Drive to the Druze village of Dalyet El Carmel, at the top of Mount Carmel. The Druze are Arab speaking citizens of Israel and are renowned for their hospitality. Take a fascinating tour of the alleys and old quarter of the village. Drive to Jerusalem and check in at the hotel. In the evening, experience a special
“Shabbat of a Lifetime” dinner, with hospitality in the home of a local Jewish family. Enjoy a traditional meal as you hear about and observe the customs of the Jewish Shabbat.

DAY 6 – MASADA, THE DEAD SEA & JERUSALEM

Setting off east from Jerusalem towards the Dead Sea, 423 meters below sea level. Visit the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans in 73 CE overlooking the Dead Sea. Ascending by cable car to the ancient fortress, we shall explore the site, with its synagogue and bathhouse. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the Dead Sea shore. Soak yourself in mineral rich mud and float in the buoyant waters followed by lunch.

Drive to a lookout point for a view of Wadi Qelt and the cliff hanging Monastery of St George founded in the 5th Century and still active and inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks. Return to Jerusalem.

In the evening, enjoy the Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David a creative depiction of the history of the city of Jerusalem projected onto the ancient stones.

DAY 7 – THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

Begin your day with a morning yoga session on the beach of Tel Aviv followed by breakfast at your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this vibrant city. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at Sarona Compound German Colony.

Start the day with an overview from the Mt of Olives. Our exploration of the Old City of Jerusalem begins at the City of David with its fascinating tunnels. See the newest exciting excavations revealing Jerusalem during the time of the 1st Temple period.  Walk through the Old City and visit some of its famous sites, including the Western Wall and the Cardo an ancient commercial street where you can still shop today.

Walk through the Arab Bazaar and experience traditional Middle Eastern life, with its rich colors, flavors, and smells.
Take a rooftop tour of the Old City neighborhoods, for a behind the scenes look at the various communities living alongside each other in this ancient walled city. Walk along part of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to traditions dating back to at least the 4th century, the church is the home of the two holiest sites in Christianity the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, known as ” or ” and Jesus’s empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected

DAY 8 – JERUSALEM NEW CITY & BETHLEHEM

Visit Yad Vashem considered to be the world’s primary Holocaust memorial and museum. Take a tour of the new Holocaust History Museum which occupies over 4,200 square meters, mainly underground. Visit the moving exhibit at the Children’s Pavilion commemorating the death of over 1.5 million Jewish children in the Holocaust. From the Yad Vashem, we will move
on to the Israel Museum There we will see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition, and view the famous Model of Jerusalem depicting the city as it was in the 2nd Temple period.

Optional visit to Bethlehem See the Church of the Nativity and the remains of ancient Bethlehem (beneath the Greek Monastery), from the times of Christ.

DAY 9 – EILAT

Fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat transfer to the hotel and check in

Day 10 – PETRA

Set out by bus on a day tour from Eilat to the beautiful ‘Rose City’ of Petra.

Day 11 – FAREWELL

Leisure day in Eilat before taking the afternoon flight to Ben Gurion airport for your onward journey.

FEATURED PARTNERS

 

LOCATION NUMBER OF NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
Tel Aviv 2 Tal by the Beach Hotel
Haifa                      2    Colony Hotel
Jerusalem 4 Leonardo Boutique Hotel 
Eilat                      2                                Herods Palace

 

Prices are land only per person based on double occupancy. Restrictions apply. For our complete terms and conditions, click here.

10 nights accommodation

Round trip transfers

Breakfast daily

Comprehensive city tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa

Culinary tour to introduce you to the very best of Tel Aviv’s food scene

Wander the streets of Rothschild Boulevard, Arab Bazaar and Carmel Market

Tour the holy city of Jerusalem visiting Mount Zion,  King David’s Tomb, Western Wall, The Temple Mount and the Church of Holy Sepulchre

Visit to Machne Yehuda Market where you will find local delicacies 

Drive to the city of Katzrin, the “Capital of the Golan Heights”

Float on the Dead Sea the lowest point on the earth

Ascend the ancient fortress of Masada

Explore Caesarea and its archaeological wonders 

Enjoy an authentic Kibbutz experience and a Shabbat dinner 

FEATURED PARTNERS

 

 

 

DAY 1 – WELCOME

Welcome to Israel!  Upon arrival you’ll be met by your Sky Vacations ambassador who will take you to your hotel in Tel Aviv, where you will enjoy dinner and stay overnight.

DAY 2 – TEL AVIV / JAFFA 

Following a delicious breakfast, you will be met by your guide before setting off on a fun-packed day which will include a visit to the “State of Mind” Innovation Center at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Learn about cutting-edge developments by Israeli start-ups in fields such as science, medicine, security, space and more. Walk around the Old Port City of Jaffa, the oldest seaport in the world and home to a vibrant multiethnic community of Muslims, Christians and Jews: get to know the first Jewish city of the modern era, established in 1909.

The day continues with a choice of two culinary tours that will introduce you to the very best of Tel Aviv’s food scene:

  • Carmel market tasting tour – enjoy a fascinating variety of culinary riches, colorful spices and intriguing characters in the main market of Tel Aviv, where the flavors and scents of the old town combine with the young bustling atmosphere of the city’s central market.
  • Vegan culinary tour – Tel Aviv, the #1 vegan culinary destination in the world, is where traditional vegan and vegetarian cuisine and innovative young chefs meet, creating a one-of-a-kind savory adventure for food lovers, whether vegan or not.

Stroll along Rothschild Boulevard the beating heart of Tel Aviv, home of The White City, Tel Aviv’s most prominent collection of Bauhaus The evening is free for you to explore at your own pace and unwind.

DAY 3 – CAESAREA 

After breakfast, we leave Tel Aviv and head north towards the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great and once the administrative center of the Roman Empire for the Province of Judaea. The city and its archaeological wonders are a testament to its significance throughout the ages. The ancient port, the Roman hippodrome and amphitheater and the impressive palace are among the many historical treasures in this fascinating ancient city.

The Kibbutz Experience – visit Ein Shemer Kibbutz Museum, where we will experience a journey from the early days of the kibbutz to the present and learn about the kibbutz way of life. Enjoy a delicious lunch and continue with a tour of innovation at Kibbutz Magal – visit the Netafim greenhouse innovation center, a pioneering enterprise in the field of drip irrigation technology. Zichron Yaakov is our next stop, where we stroll through the charming and picturesque town. Dinner in a local restaurant near the hotel

DAY 4 – THE SEA OF GALILEE & GOLAN HEIGHTS

Drive to the city of Katzrin, the “Capital of the Golan Heights”. Walk through a Talmudic village and get a sense of what it was like to live in the times of ancient Israel.

Continue to the mystical city of Tzfat, the birthplace of the ancient Jewish mystical text, the Kabbalah. Stroll through the narrow, winding alleys. Peek inside some of the beautiful synagogues. Browse through workshops and galleries in the flourishing artists’ quarter. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at local winery, a family-owned boutique winery in the Galilee. Drive to the Sea of Galilee and take a boat ride on the calm waters.

DAY 5 – HAIFA

Visit the amazing Bahai Gardens in Haifa, comprising a staircase of 19 terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. At its heart stands the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, which is the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith.

Explore the ancient crusader port city of Akko, the fascinating UNESCO heritage site, with new excavations revealing what life was like 1000 years ago. Visit the Crusader Halls and follow the underground tunnels. See the port and fortifications that
enabled the inhabitants of the town to resist invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte. Spend time walking through the Arab Bazaar reliving a Middle Eastern shopping experience. Time permitting Drive to the Druze village of Dalyet El Carmel, at the top of Mount Carmel. The Druze are Arab speaking citizens of Israel and are renowned for their hospitality. Take a fascinating tour of the alleys and old quarter of the village. Drive to Jerusalem and check in at the hotel. In the evening, experience a special
“Shabbat of a Lifetime” dinner, with hospitality in the home of a local Jewish family. Enjoy a traditional meal as you hear about and observe the customs of the Jewish Shabbat.

DAY 6 – MASADA, THE DEAD SEA & JERUSALEM

Setting off east from Jerusalem towards the Dead Sea, 423 meters below sea level. Visit the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans in 73 CE overlooking the Dead Sea. Ascending by cable car to the ancient fortress, we shall explore the site, with its synagogue and bathhouse. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the Dead Sea shore. Soak yourself in mineral rich mud and float in the buoyant waters followed by lunch.

Drive to a lookout point for a view of Wadi Qelt and the cliff hanging Monastery of St George founded in the 5th Century and still active and inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks. Return to Jerusalem.

In the evening, enjoy the Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David a creative depiction of the history of the city of Jerusalem projected onto the ancient stones.

DAY 7 – THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

Begin your day with a morning yoga session on the beach of Tel Aviv followed by breakfast at your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this vibrant city. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at Sarona Compound German Colony.

Start the day with an overview from the Mt of Olives. Our exploration of the Old City of Jerusalem begins at the City of David with its fascinating tunnels. See the newest exciting excavations revealing Jerusalem during the time of the 1st Temple period.  Walk through the Old City and visit some of its famous sites, including the Western Wall and the Cardo an ancient commercial street where you can still shop today.

Walk through the Arab Bazaar and experience traditional Middle Eastern life, with its rich colors, flavors, and smells.
Take a rooftop tour of the Old City neighborhoods, for a behind the scenes look at the various communities living alongside each other in this ancient walled city. Walk along part of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to traditions dating back to at least the 4th century, the church is the home of the two holiest sites in Christianity the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, known as ” or ” and Jesus’s empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected

DAY 8 – JERUSALEM NEW CITY & BETHLEHEM

Visit Yad Vashem considered to be the world’s primary Holocaust memorial and museum. Take a tour of the new Holocaust History Museum which occupies over 4,200 square meters, mainly underground. Visit the moving exhibit at the Children’s Pavilion commemorating the death of over 1.5 million Jewish children in the Holocaust. From the Yad Vashem, we will move
on to the Israel Museum There we will see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition, and view the famous Model of Jerusalem depicting the city as it was in the 2nd Temple period.

Optional visit to Bethlehem See the Church of the Nativity and the remains of ancient Bethlehem (beneath the Greek Monastery), from the times of Christ.

DAY 9 – EILAT

Fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat transfer to the hotel and check in

Day 10 – PETRA

Set out by bus on a day tour from Eilat to the beautiful ‘Rose City’ of Petra.

Day 11 – FAREWELL

Leisure day in Eilat before taking the afternoon flight to Ben Gurion airport for your onward journey.

 

FEATURED PARTNERS

Prices are land only per person based on double occupancy. Restrictions apply. For our complete terms and conditions, click here.

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