The Sea of Galilee is approximately 53 km in circumference

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11 Days classical Journey to the Land of Israel

Travel Israel’s Popular Sites
If you are looking for tours in Israel that offer a pleasant introduction to Israeli history and modern culture wrapped into one tour, Israel Tours’s classical Israel tours are perfect for you! What better way to experience everything you want and so much more when you travel in Israel than on a guided tour that stops at some of the most interesting, popular and breathtaking sites in all of Israel? You will have the unique opportunity to see historic places such as Caesarea, Haifa and Nazareth; museums such as the Diaspora and Israel Museums; have lunch in a Druze village in the Carmel Mt., enjoy a wine tasting in the Golan Heights, eat dinner in a Middle Eastern restaurant in Jerusalem, see a sound and light show at the Tower of David, float in the Dead Sea; and spend a 2 free days relaxing, shopping or sightseeing on your own ion Tel Aviv and Jerusalem!

Itinerary

Day 1 – Thursday

  • 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 – Friday

  • Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will meet our representative and be 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 – Saturday

  • Enjoy a free day of Shabbat! You may 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 – Sunday

  • 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 – Monday

  • 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 – Tuesday

  • 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 – Wednesday

  • 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 Sepulcher. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel’s Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.

Day 8 – 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 9 – Friday

  • 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 – 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 11 – Sunday

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to Ben Gurion International 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!

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Tel Aviv beaches
  • Tel Aviv beaches
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Bahai Gardens
  • Tower of David Museum
  • Masada
  • Jerusalem
  • Western Wall
  • Garden Tomb

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