Discover the ancient world of Israel, where legendary stories of humanity's collective history blend with the thriving dynamic of modern life. Your adventure starts in Tel Aviv, the chic center for spirited luxury and captivating nightlife. Get a taste of the local flavor during a home-hosted lunch in a Druze community. Step into the past and enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites including the 'White City' of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem's magnificent Old City. Gain a new perspective as you ascend the ancient walls of Masada by cable car. Choose to learn about the world-famous cosmetics that come from the Dead Sea -OR- "float" in the tranquil, healing waters of the Dead Sea. From historic Nazareth to the sophisticated bustling hub of Tel Aviv, experience the all-encompassing essence of Israel.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2019
Duration
9 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Tel AvivOvernight Flight: Explore Israel, an ancient land rich in tradition. Step into a living history museum and discover some of the most celebrated treasures in the world.
Day 2Tel AvivTel Aviv, Israel - Tour Begins: Welcome to Tel Aviv, a thriving, reinvented city on the Mediterranean coast. Feel the bustling energy humming around you and jump right into this epicenter of Israeli-chic. The city cultivates an ever-evolving restaurant scene paired with sparkling coastlines, resulting in an irresistible hub of urban sophistication. This is Tel Aviv, a non-stop celebration of innovation and excitement. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome reception at your hotel.
Day 3Tel AvivTel Aviv: This morning, walk the narrow stone streets of Jaffa, an ancient port city. Then it's on to Carmel Market for a walking food tour. Sample fresh hummus and savory street foods as you connect with the locals, getting a true taste of everyday life. This afternoon you may soak up the sun on sandy beaches or join your Tour Manager to explore the 'White City,' the UNESCO World Heritage section of Tel Aviv, highlighting the famous Bauhaus architecture. Enjoy an evening at leisure to take in the city's captivating nightlife. Experience Tel Aviv's dynamic boardwalk, rooftop lounges, sophisticated cocktail bars, and more.
Day 4Tel AvivTel Aviv - Caesarea - Haifa - Acre - Tiberias: Follow the coast to the ruins of the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great around 22 B.C. Chat with locals over a plate of enticing Arabic food as you bond with members of the Druze community at an intimate lunch in their home. Afterward, take in the breathtaking panorama of Haifa and the Baha'I Shrine and Gardens on Mount Carmel (UNESCO). Step back in time in the ancient Crusader city of Acre. Your day comes to a close in Tiberias, a sacred city overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Day 5TiberiasTiberias - Sea of Galilee - Golan Heights - Tiberias: Begin your day by exploring the Galilee Boat Museum. Stand in awe before a boat that sailed the Sea of Galilee approximately 2,000 years ago before heading out on a cruise on those same waters. Enjoy lunch at a winery in the Golan Heights, a slice of fertile agriculture set on a rocky plateau. Wine has been a part of Israeli life since biblical times, deeply rooted in tradition but also evolving with modern life.
Day 6TiberiasTiberias - Nazareth - Mount of Olives - Jerusalem: Depart Tiberias for the historic city of Nazareth. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. Continue south to the Mount of Olives and marvel at the all-encompassing view of Jerusalem. Housing layers of history and heritage, allow the resilient spirit of the city to capture your senses. Tonight, get to know a local family as you enjoy a traditional meal in their home.
Day 7JerusalemJerusalem: Walk in the footsteps of millions before you and discover the old walled city of Jerusalem (UNESCO). On this walking tour, you'll see the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Temple area, the outside of the Dome of the Rock, the Pool of Bethesda, and the Church of St. Anne. Next, walk the path of the Stations of the Cross as you traverse the Via Dolorosa, beginning at Pilate's Judgment Hall and ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Then, immerse yourself in the everyday culture of Israel at the Mahane Yehuda Market; smell the wafting aroma of spices, admire the tiers of fresh fruit, and hear the constant chatter of hungry locals. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps you will choose an optional walking tour that delves into Jerusalem's current political climate.
Day 8JerusalemJerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem: Begin your day in the city of Bethlehem, spread along the Judean Hills. Visit the Church of the Nativity - the birthplace of Jesus and the first church ever built. This afternoon, return to Jerusalem for a poignant visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. You won't just tour this powerful museum, but you'll get to have an open conversation with a Holocaust survivor. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Day 9JerusalemJerusalem: Travel to the desert fortress of Masada (UNESCO), situated on a cliff next to the Dead Sea. Ascend the ancient walls of Masada by cable car and explore Herod's Palaces, the Roman Camp, and the Synagogue. Then, it's your choice! Stop at the AHAVA Visitors Center and learn about the world-famous cosmetics that come from the Dead Sea -OR- experience the natural buoyancy of the Dead Sea during a tranquil "float" in its healing waters, rich with salt and minerals. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and toast the end to an incredible journey.
Day 10JerusalemJerusalem - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/06/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/13/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/18/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/17/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/08/2020$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/26/2020$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/06/2020$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/09/2020$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/14/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/18/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/25/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/28/2020$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/01/2020$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/08/2020$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/11/2020$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
12/02/2020$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/17/2021$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/31/2021$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/03/2021$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/17/2021$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/03/2021$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/14/2021$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/17/2021$2,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/07/2021$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/11/2021$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/21/2021$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Dan Panorama Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel
Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias Tiberias, Israel
Dan Jerusalem Hotel Jerusalem, Israel
Isrotel Tower Hotel Tel Aviv, Israel
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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