10 Day Deluxe Israel

10 Day Deluxe Israel


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Israel

Tour Itinerary

All of your needs are met and exceeded on this luxury tour of Israel. Enjoying the company of no more than twenty-four travelers per group, tour participants travel in comfort and style. Travelers are accompanied by a professional tour manager who will introduce you to historic and modern Israel, as you visit the most iconic sites and some that few will ever see. And at the end of each day, you’ll retire to hotels chosen for their comfort as well as location. Welcome to Israel with Signature Collection.


DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Israel
Depart on your flight to Tel Aviv, Israel

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, VIP Services have been arranged to assist you through formalities. At your sophisticated hotel overlooking a seaside park, rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception at approximately 7 pm. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 3, Thursday - Ancient Jaffa, Ilana Goor Museum, Sarona Market, Rabin Center
A morning walking tour introduces you to the ancient port city of Jaffa (Joppa), eternally linked with the biblical tales of Jonah and St. Peter. Tour the ancient ruins, continuing along the winding cobblestone lanes to the reconstructed Artists' Quarter. View the breathtaking landscape of the shoreline of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean coast before our visit to the fascinating Ilana Goor Museum. Located in an 18th-century building that once served as the first Jewish inn for pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem. This unique museum is acclaimed for its extraordinary collection of international works of art, alongside Goor’s original creations. On to the dynamic Sarona Market complex, the heart of Israel’s culinary art scene, before lunch on your own. A drive then reveals the contrasting architecture of this city on the sea; pausing to admire some of the city’s splendid Bauhaus buildings- more than any other city in the world. Continue to the Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the late Prime Minister and the development of the State of Israel. Tonight dinner is at a local Tel Aviv restaurant
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Caesarea, Wine Tasting, Haifa
On the drive north along the scenic Mediterranean coast we reach spectacular Caesarea, built by King Herod, considered one of the greatest builders of the ancient world. Explore this archaeological site with its Roman and Crusader ruins, including an impressive 1st-century theater still being used today and a hippodrome that once held over 20,000 people for chariot races. Afterward, we arrive at a family-owned vineyard and enjoy tastings of the many types of wine. After a lunch, on to the shimmering seaport city of Haifa, ascending to our hotel perched atop the Carmel Mountains. After time to settle in, an exclusive specially arranged cultural event. We’re invited to join a prominent Arab guest speaker for a conversation about the traditions and challenges of life in Israel. Dinner together follows at a popular restaurant
Overnight: Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Baha’i Shrine, Nazareth, Acre (Akko), Rosh Hanikra
This morning, sightseeing begins viewing the panorama of the meticulously manicured gardens and striking golden dome of the Baha’i Shrine, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, we travel to Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent most of his youth; visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Lunch at a local restaurant before journeying to the timeless city of Acre (Akko), once a capital of the Crusaders, and their last stronghold in the Holy Land. Once here, journey inside the walls of the Old City, which are a superb example of Ottoman architecture. A walking tour then takes us into the ancient subterranean city, the Knight’s Hall, the citadel and other monuments recalling the colorful Middle Ages. Finally, a scenic drive takes you to the rugged terrain of the northernmost tip of Israel and the gleaming white cliffs of Rosh Hanikra. Here, descend by cable car to the astonishing underwater grottoes and sea caves, a magical world of nature in all of its splendor. On your return to Haifa, enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure
Overnight: Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Sunday - Sea of Galilee Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Jerusalem
Travel via verdant rolling hills to the tranquil Sea of Galilee. The drive then takes us past kibbutzim that dot the area – the very beginning of Israel’s concept of collective communities traditionally based on agriculture. An unforgettable opportunity to visit a working kibbutz and get acquainted with everyday life in this rural community. At the Yigal Alon Museum, view the 2,000-year-old ancient Sea of Galilee Boat, also known as the Jesus Boat, an archaeological treasure reclaimed from the depths of the sea. At Capernaum, view the ruins of an ancient synagogue dating back to the 6th century. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, where you stand in wonder at the expansive views of the entire region. Afterward, a unique lunch at one of the foremost Arab fusion restaurants. The day is capped by our entrance to "golden" Jerusalem. Time to settle in at our deluxe Jerusalem hotel, superbly positioned in the heart of the city before we dine à la carte at a restaurant overlooking the walls of the Old City. Enjoy the rest of the evening in the hotel with its rich heritage and stylish ambiance
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - The Old City of Jerusalem, Tower of David
The exploration of Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, begins in the Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Roman and Byzantine Jerusalem, once bordered by stately columns and lined with shops. Enjoy lunch on your own at a local café before a visit to the renowned Davidson Center where you’ll enter another world of this city’s glorious past, showcased through advanced visualization technology. Then to the Western Wall of the Second Temple, and the holiest prayer site of Judaism. You may leave a prayer note in the crevices of the wall as people of many religions have done for centuries. Your visit continues with a walk through centuries of history in the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels. Our day in the Old City concludes with a dinner at the Eucalyptus Restaurant, serving a modern interpretation of biblical cuisine - all the spices and herbs used are grown (as in ancient times) in the surrounding hills of Jerusalem. Dinner is followed by a remarkable evening at the Tower of David. Watch the ancient Citadel walls come to life in a breathtaking sound and light show that tells the story of Jerusalem
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Machane Yehuda Market tour
This morning, we visit Yad Vashem, a memorial to the Holocaust. Walk through the Museum, the Children’s Pavilion and along the Avenue of the Righteous, dedicated to Christians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Afterward, drive via the Supreme Court Building and the Knesset (Parliament) to the renowned Israel Museum. View the remarkable Scale Model, a miniature replica of ancient Jerusalem from the Second Temple period and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. An exclusive culinary adventure follows at the bustling Machane Yehuda Market. A local "shuk" expert takes you step-by-step to the best food stalls in the market. The delectable lunch is a fantastic blend of home-grown flavors and fresh cooked tasty delights. The evening is yours at leisure to explore Jerusalem
Overnight:Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Wednesday - Via Dolorosa, Church Holy Sepulchre, Bethlehem, Farewell Dinner
We return to the Old City this morning to follow the path of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest Christian site in the world, believed to encompass the sites where Jesus was crucified and the tomb where he was buried and resurrected. After lunch on your own, choose to explore some of Jerusalem’s diverse neighborhoods on your own or, join the tour to Bethlehem that includes a visit to the Church of the Nativity, a basilica built above the site that traditionally marks the birthplace of Jesus.* During your Farewell Dinner on this last evening in Israel, share wonderful memories of your journey with newfound friends*Bethlehem is located six miles south of Jerusalem in the West Bank and governed by the Palestinian National Authority.The Church is currently undergoing renovations which are scheduled to continue through 2019. Expect to see scaffolding on parts of the structure, and as work is ongoing, there may be construction noise during normal visit hours. Due to the popularity of the Church, long lines are common and wait time may vary.
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Depart Israel
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. VIP services expedite departure formalities with time to relax at the exclusive Dan Lounge before boarding the flight
Meals: Breakfast

Due to local events and holidays, the order of sightseeing may be changed. Details to be provided locally by Tour Manager.

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Inclusions

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Your Signature Collection Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations in well located 5-Star Luxury Hotels
  • 2 nights Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights Haifa
  • 4 nights Jerusalem
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Maximum 26 passengers per tour
  • 17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches with soft drinks, 5 dinners with wine
  • Hotel porterage and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees per itinerary
  • Tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tips for restaurant staff, drivers and local guides
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Your Luxury Tour Highlights

    Signature Collection blends specially arranged private visits and rich cultural meetings with exceptional personalized services

  • Walking tour of ancient Jaffa, along the winding cobblestone lanes to the Artists' Quarter
  • Visit Tel Aviv's Sarona Market and the Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center
  • Tour the astounding archaeological site of Caesarea, with its Roman and Crusader ruins
  • Discover timeless Acre (Akko) on a walking tour that takes us into the subterranean city
  • Travel to Nazareth, where Jesus spent most of his youth; visit the Basilica of the Annunciation
  • In the Galilee, view the ancient Jesus Boat, an archaeological treasure reclaimed from the sea
  • Visit Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, and the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels
  • Follow the Via Dolorosa through the souks of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Visit Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust; and view the Dead Sea Scrolls in Israel Museum
  • In Bethlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity, built to commemorate the birth site of Jesus
  • Your Signature Experiences

  • VIP services assist you through formalities upon arrival and departure in Tel Aviv
  • A private visit to the fascinating Ilana Goor Museum acclaimed for its unique art collection
  • Private vineyard experience with wine tastings
  • Exclusive cultural conversation about Israeli traditions and challenges
  • Exclusive culinary adventure at the Machane Yehuda Market led by a local "shuk" expert
  • Magical evening at the Tower of David "Sound & Light" Show
  • A unique Biblical cuisine dinner in Jerusalem using spices and herbs from ancient times
  • Exclusive! Relax in the Dan Lounge before boarding your departure flight
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates.

    *Not Included:
    Prices do not include gratuities for tour managers.


    Additional Information:
    Passengers arriving into Tel Aviv on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm


    Accommodation Details:
    Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4:00 pm you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.

    May 21 departure will stay at King David in Jerusalem.

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    Accommodations

    InterContinental David Tel Aviv
    A warm welcome awaits you at the InterContinental David, a modern high-rise hotel at the southern end of the beach. Ideally located in the 'SoHo' area of Tel Aviv, near fashionable Neve Tzedek and historic Old Jaffa, the hotel offers serenity coupled with gorgeous views of the sea. The sophisticated guest rooms, furnished in warm colors offer the best in modern amenities.

    Dan Carmel
    With commanding views over the Mediterranean Sea and a breathtaking backdrop of the lofty Carmel Mountains, the Dan Carmel is known for its superb service and style. The chic lobby is a perfect place to gather or, relax at the large swimming pool. The hotel's spacious and newly refurbished guest rooms, each with private balconies, are designed with classic and elegant tones complete with luxurious comforts.

    King David Jerusalem
    This deluxe hotel is about a fifteen minute walk from the Old City.

    Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
    Superbly positioned in the heart of Jerusalem, steps from the Jaffa Gate and the charming Old City, the new Waldorf Astoria Hotel wraps around an impressive inner courtyard of pale Jerusalem stone, flooded with natural light. Designed in a quietly elegant late 1920s style, Greco-Roman, Gothic, and Ottoman embellishments distinguish the fabulous façade. At the Waldorf Astoria, enviable outstanding service and luxury await you.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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