The Sea of Galilee is approximately 53 km in circumference

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16 Days classical Journey to the Land of Israel

Travel Everything Israel
For travelers who do not want to miss a thing in the incredible country of Israel, the Ultimate Classical Israel Tour is the ideal choice. Those who join this Israel tour will experience all the appealing features of the 14 Day In Depth Classical Israel Tour but will also have the opportunity to spend extra time in Tel Aviv, exploring the city and visiting Independence Hall, Yad Mordechai, the Diaspora Museum, eating lunch at a Druze village in the Carmel Mt., wine tasting in the Golan Heights, having dinner in a Middle Eastern Restaurant, watching a sound and light show at the Tower of David, and floating in the Dead Sea. Travelers will also enjoy visiting the Underwater Observatory in the beautiful ocean resort town of Eilat, located on the southern tip of Israel. Eilat is the perfect place for relaxing in the sun and enjoying the gorgeous blue water. A day tour to Petra is an option that many decide to add to their trip. The city’s spectacular entrance carved into the red rock is a site that few will ever forget. On the way back to Tel Aviv, travelers will visit Mitzpe Ramon to see the giant Ramon Crater, visit the Air Force Museum, and enjoy Bedouin hospitality with lunch and a camel ride in a Bedouin village.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Tuesday

  • Our journey starts today as we depart on our flight to Israel- the Promised Land. Sit back, relax, enjoy your flight, and prepare for a life-changing experience.

Day 2 – Wednesday

  • Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival you will be met by our transfer representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in.
  • The rest of the day will be free to enjoy the hotel and the nearby famous Tel Aviv promenade.

Day 3 – Thursday

  • Today you will have free time to explore Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps!
  • Discover the famous boardwalk along the Mediterranean Sea, or take a walk in Old City Jaffa. Tel Aviv is home to numerous art galleries, cafes, and museums, as well as the beach!
  • The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a very highly rated institution, while the Eretz Israel Museum offers a historical perspective on the history of Tel Aviv.
  • For those who prefer to shop, there are several shopping malls that open after the end of Shabbat till late night.
  • Stroll along the famous tree lined Rothschild boulevard, and take in the magnificent villas and buildings occupying the most expensive real estate in Tel Aviv.

Day 4 – Friday

  • Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city, Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue.
  • Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well preserved water supply system.
  • Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and Golden domed Bahai shrine and Gardens.

Day 5 – Saturday

  • Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and artists’ colony.
  • Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin.
  • Stop at the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting; Proceed to Kessem Hagolan, a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.

Day 6 – Sunday

  • Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation.
  • Continue to Tiberias; visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter.
  • Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
  • Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.

Day 7 – Monday

  • Start the day with a magnificent panoramique view from Mount of Olives.
  • Drive to the Old City; Visit the tomb of King David and the room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion.
  • Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter.
  • Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall.
  • Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.

Day 8 – Tuesday

  • Drive to the Israel Museum; Visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period.
  • Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.
  • Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust.
  • Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle.
  • In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular “sound & light” show* at the Tower of David museum (weather conditions permitting).

Day 9 – Wednesday

  • Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level.
  • Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada.
  • Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 A.D.
  • Descend by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea.
  • Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea* that many believe has its therapeutic effects (*weather permitting).

Day 10 – Thursday

  • Drive to the Israel museum; visit the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period.
  • Proceed for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.
  • Continue to visit Mount Hertzel cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust.
  • Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle.
  • In the evening enjoy a middle eastern dinner followed by the spectacular “sound & light” show* at the Tower of David museum. (weather conditions permitting).

Day 11 – Friday

  • Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1,300 feet (400 meters) below sea level.
  • Stop at Qumeran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD.
  • Descend by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea.
  • Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea* that many believe has its therapeutic effects (*weather permitting).

Day 12 – Saturday

  • Today is a free day to enjoy the special atmosphere of Shabbat in Jerusalem.
  • You may want to discover some museums and re-visit the Old city.

Day 13 – Sunday

  • Travel south through the Negev desert; Visit Timna and see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations.
  • Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the underwater observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef.

Day 14 – Monday

  • Today’s sightseeing – Optional Day Tour to Petra, Jordan- After breakfast enjoy a free day in Eilat. This resort city lies on the shores of the Red Sea, Israel’s most southern point. On a clear day you can see neighboring Jordan and Egypt. You can swim in the Red Sea, or enjoy other water activities, including numerous ecological preserves. You can even meet and pet dolphins at the Dolphin Reef! For those who prefer to be on the water and not in it, there’s yacht sailing. There are camel tours, ATV tours, and Jeep tours of the scenic desert, and so much more! There are also the beautiful botanical gardens, and several amusement parks for the kid in you.
  • Optional Day Tour to Petra, Jordan including lunch after breakfast: Enjoy a full day tour to the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. You will be transferred from your hotel to the Arava border point, cross into Jordan, and drive to Petra. Petra was established possibly as early as 312 BC, though it was only rediscovered in 1812. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was also chosen as one of the Smithsonian’s ’28 Places to See Before You Die’ list. A visit to Petra is one of the true highlights of any trip to the Middle East, with its red tinged city carved by the Nabataeans out of solid rocks, remaining exquisitely preserved even to this day. Petra can be entered on foot or in horse drawn carriage. At the end of the day, you will be driven back to the Arava border and transferred back to your hotel in Eilat.

Day 15 – Tuesday

  • Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder; Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley.
  • Stop for a camel riding experience and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent; learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
  • Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s airforce museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.

Day 16 – Wednesday

  • After breakfast we will transfer you to Ben Gurion Airport for your transatlantic flight back to the USA.
  • Take home your fond memories of Israel that will last a lifetime, and start planning your next trip!

Travel Everything Israel Photos:

Tel Aviv Beaches
  • Tel Aviv Beaches
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Bahai Gardens
  • Eilat beaches
  • Dead Sea
  • Tower of David
  • Eilat Dolphin Reef
  • Jerusalem

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