Wednesday 

Arrival to Ben Gourion airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel . 

Overnight Tel-Aviv . 

 

Thursday 

Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared; Next, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps Museum , one of the most diverse tank museums  in the world; Visit the new “Mini Israel” miniature park including miniature replicas of the most important landmarks and buildings in Israel .

Continue to visit  Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, the underground movement before May 1948.

Overnight Tel-Aviv.

 

Friday

Visit the Diaspora Museum ; Drive around the main streets of Tel  Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin's Square, place of assassination of prime minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist's quarter.   

Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, hand made jewellery and artifacts .Next , stop at Sheinkin , the lively and colorfull especially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.

Overnight  Tel-Aviv.

 

Saturday  :  at leisure 

Overnight Tel-Aviv

 

Sunday 

Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders' city, the Aqueduct  and the Amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mt. Carmel. Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbour and local market ; Continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable into the limestone grottoes. 

Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse. 

 

Monday

Drive to Safed, center of kaballa movement;  Visit the Joseph Caro and the Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the artist’s quarter. Enjoy  a Jeep tour to the foots of the Golan.

Continue to the Golan Heights; Stop at Gadot Overlook (Mitzpe Gadot), the memorial site for the fallen of the golan, located over former syrian bunkers and see the monument built on site in honor of the Alexandroni brigade; Proceed for a magnificient observation point over the city of Kuneitra, and the syrian territory. Visit the Banias springs. Next, a visit to Tel-Hai; See the “Roaring Lion”  monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920 . 

Overnight at a kibbutz guesthouse.

Meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle.

 

Tuesday

Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; Proceed to Beit Shean, also called "scythopolis", the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne)  where you will have an opportunity to enjoy in the water springs located at the foots of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines. 

Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; Stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing

as you enter the city.

Overnight  Jerusalem.

 

Wednesday

Tour the old city of Jerusalem .

Start with a visit of the Tomb of King David on mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; Visit the four Sepharadic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the jewish quarter. Tour the Kotel Tunnels; Visit Davidson Center and walk through the Roman Cardo, to the local Arab Bazaar.  Walk through Jaffa Gate to David’s Tower Museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the First Temple period.

Overnight Jerusalem.

 

Thursday

Enjoy seeing the  Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel.

Continue to Mea She'arim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive to Mount Hertzel, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust. Visit the ammunition hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War, and converted into a national memorial site and museum. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical

emblems. Next, visit the Israel Museum, The Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed , and the new holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.  

Overnight Jerusalem .

 

Friday

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumeran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue to Massada, ascend  by  cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car. Next, stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area. 

Overnight Jerusalem.

 

Saturday 

Day at leisure

Overnight Jerusalem. 

 

Sunday 

Transfer to Ben Gourion airport for departure .

 

* Visit subject to availability

** Visit subject to weather conditions . 

The above program can be extended and tailor-made for groups.

 

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