This 10-day in-depth tour of Israel includes the must-see attractions of Israel. Visit the city highlights in Tel Aviv-Yafo and Haifa, be amazed by the stunning natural scenery of Tiberias and the Dead Sea, and marvel at the holy historical sites of various religions. This tour gives you the chance to appreciate the beauty and history of Israel.
Visit a holy mountain of Judaism and Christianity. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the old city of Jerusalem.
Explore Yafa Old City. Discover the talent and the creativity of Israeli art and their love of life.
Walking on Via Dolorosa is regarded as one of the most meaningful pilgrimage routes.
Visit the "belly button" of the earth. Experience the amazing buoyancy of the Dead Sea and a Dead Sea mud bath.
Stand on top of the ancient fortress on a wilderness mesa and learn about the heroic history of the unyielding Jewish patriots in their war with the Romans.
Appreciate a panoramic view of the Syrian border and interesting sculptures made from scraps of guns and armed vehicles.
Immerse yourself in the stories of Jesus, told by the exquisite paintings and murals in the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
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Meet your private guide and driver at the airport. Start your Israel adventure with the Diaspora Museum. you will gain insight and understanding of their history, culture, and beliefs from viewing the numerous exhibits and valuable visual dates and photographs.
Later, drive to Yafa Old City and embrace its ancient beauty. Touch the stone walls of churches and feel the rhythm of this serene land among the hustle and bustle. Appreciate the creative art works hidden in the alleys.
Head south from Tel Aviv-Yafo to Negev Desert and marvel at the uncanny work of nature, Makhtesh Ramon. For eons, the miraculous brush strokes of nature painted this breathtaking landscape.
Later, head to the Dead Sea to see the glittering water under mild sun light and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Due to the high concentration of salt, you can easily float in the clear water even if you don't know how to swim! Lather yourself in the black mud which contains rich minerals. This mud is believed to be beneficial for your skin.
On day 3, you will be visiting the grand fortress from King Herod's reign, Masada. It sits upon a precipitous lone mountain overlooking the Dead Sea. You may choose between hiking a rugged "snake path" or taking a cable car up to the fortress.
Transfer to Bethlehem, set foot on this holy land where Jesus was born. Bow down and enter the Church of Nativity via a 1.2-meter (3.9-inch) door to admire the Lord in a humble way. You may also place your hands on the silver star and pray.
Begin your day with a visit to the Mount of Olives. You can revere at the Christian churches and saints' memorials built from the 4th century and hear about the legends of Jesus and his apostles.
Head west from the Mount of Olives and wander through the Old City of Jerusalem. Start your exploration of the Old City in a Christian zone, where you will tread on the Via Dolorosa. The 14 stops of Jesus have been labeled with signs, you may follow them to complete the whole route with piety and compassion.
The last visit of the day will be to Yad Vashem — the World Holocaust Remembrance Center.
On day 5, you will continue your visit of Jerusalem. Begin your morning appreciating the elegant shape of the National Museum from afar, then explore the numerous collections inside. You may see the oldest manual script of the Bible and the Dead Sea scrolls.
Visit the Carmel food market to experience the authentic life of local people.
Say goodbye to Jerusalem, the enchanting Tiberias awaits you. Nearby the Sea of Galilee, you will be visiting Yardeint, the baptismal site on the Jordan River.
Next, drive to Mount Beatitude, situated on the north side of the Sea of Galilee. You will admire the Monastery of Beatitude, where Jesus gave lessons to his followers. The beautiful plants in the monastery garden and the stunning lake scenery will easily enchant you.
Your first stop of the day will be to Golan Heights. Its unique geographical position gave it a crucial military significance. There you will appreciate a panoramic view of the Syrian border, and interesting sculptures made from scraps of guns and armed vehicles.
Next, head to the Katzrin area and visit the Golan Heights Winery to enjoy a taste of the best wine in Israel.
Later, explore Tzfat (Safed), a mysterious small town. Though the population there is less than 30,000, it has major religious significance as one of the four holy cities of Judaism alongside Jerusalem, Hebron, and Tiberias (Tiveryah).
Leave Tiberias in the morning and depart for the largest Arabian city in Israel, Nazareth. As the hometown of the Virgin Mary and Joseph, you can visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Marvel at the exquisite paintings and murals inside the churches and learn about the origin story of the Jesus.
After leaving Nazareth, head to the northwest shore and visit Acre. You may appreciate the well-preserved old citadel, inns, and weathered city walls from the crusader's age.
At the end of the day's tour, you will be transferred to Haifa where you will stay overnight.
Drive to Mount Carmel and visit the Bahai Hanging Garden. You will instantly be attracted by the unique layout of this garden. Admire the holy Shrine of the Báb, the resting place for the founder of the Bábi faith. Later, follow the garden steps to reach the hilltop viewing terrace.
After a 40-minute drive south, you will reach Caesarea. The architecture of this ancient city is a fusion of Roman and Greek.
Meet the "Provence of Israel," Zichron Ya'akov townlet. Under the blue sky, a bustling street stretches into the distance. Slow down your pace and stroll the streets while enjoying the warm wind.
At the end of your visit, you will return to Tel Aviv-Yafo.
On day 10, you will return home. Your guide will accompany you to the airport. Until next time, bid farewell to Israel!
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