Best of Israel Summer 2020

Best of Israel Summer 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Israel

Tour Itinerary

Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Float in the Dead Sea, pray at the Wailing Wall and explore Tel Aviv.

Day 1 - Arrive Tel Aviv – Jerusalem (3 Nights)
Your journey through a land regarded by many as the holiest of the holy begins in the sacred city of Jerusalem, which you will have an opportunity to explore before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink to herald an epic journey into antiquity. L'chaim!
Accommodation: Dan Panorama

Day 2 - Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Masada – Jerusalem
Journey across the rocky Judean Desert to the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found accidentally by a Bedouin boy in 1947. Visit the striking clifftop fortress of Masada, where a Roman siege ended in the tragic mass suicide of over 900 Zealots. Their sacrifice remains as a symbol of Israel's pledge to remain free. Stroll through the excavations of Herod's palatial retreat, before returning to the lowest point on earth to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea (time permitting). This evening, we share a traditional meal at our hotel.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 3 - Jerusalem Old City – Bethlehem – Jerusalem
Tread in the footsteps of prophets, crusaders and kings, admiring the Old City of Jerusalem from the sacred vantage point of the Mount of Olives. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter where you'll 'Dive Into Culture' at the Wailing Wall and watch faithful Jews cede their prayers to the crevices of its ancient rocks. See the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount and follow the path taken by Christ past the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha, arriving at the 4th-century Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians gather to commemorate at the traditional site of His Resurrection. Later this afternoon, travel to Bethlehem where the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus officially begins. Visit the Church of Nativity, built on the site traditionally considered to be the birthplace of Jesus, and the Manger Square before returning to Jerusalem.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - New City Of Jerusalem – Lower Galilee (2 Nights)
This morning, continue your compelling discovery of Jerusalem and visit Yad Vashem to commemorate the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust during World War II. See the Dead Sea Scrolls at Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book, the Knesset, and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University, before travelling through the farmlands of the Jordan Valley. In Nazareth, you'll have an opportunity to visit the sacred Catholic Shrine of the Church of Annunciation, whose cupola overlooks the cave in which Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary to share the blessing that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God. Celebrate a strong sense of community at your overnight stop at a Kibbutz hotel, where you'll dine this evening.
Accommodation: Kibbutz Lavi
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Boat Ride – Capernaum – Mount Of Beatitudes – Safed – Lower Galilee
Begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and visit the Jesus Boat, an ancient fishing vessel dating to the 1st century AD. Continue to the ruins of the old synagogue at Capernaum, said to have been built on the home of St. Peter. Then visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Next, venture to one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities and the birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed. Proceed to your Kibbutz hotel in Lower Galilee where you'll enjoy dinner.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 6 - Acre – Haifa – Caesarea – Tel Aviv (2 Nights)
Continue to the almost-intact 12th-century underground City of Acre to admire its medieval Crusader buildings, before enjoying views of the Baha'i Shrine and the beautiful Persian Hanging Gardens of Haifa, created as a memorial to the founders of the Baha'i faith. Imagine seafaring traders plying their wares in the ancient port city of Caesarea, then travel to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, our home for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Dan Panorama
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Tel Aviv Sightseeing and Free Time
Visit Rabin Square this morning. Here you'll learn about the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who has become a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Continue to Newe Zedek, the first neighbourhood of Tel Aviv and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Rothchild Boulevard. Next, stroll through the ancient ruins of Old Jaffa and explore the biblical stories and ancient mythology of the Old Port. The robust aroma of coffee makes an appearance next at an exclusive 'Be My Guest' lunch in Ajami neighbourhood where you'll 'Connect With Locals' and learn about the personal story of a Christian girl growing up in a Jewish, Muslim and Christian area.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 8 - Depart Tel Aviv
Our epic journey through the sacred lands of Israel has come to an end. All that's left to say is a fond farewell to fellow pilgrims as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • SCENIC CRUISE boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Jerusalem
  • VIEW the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and the Baha'i Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel in Haifa
  • VISIT the Fortress of Masada and the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth, Jesus Boat at the Sea of Galilee, the old Synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes near Capernaum, the ancient Synagogue and artists' colony at Safed, the underground Crusader City of Acre and the Roman Amphitheatre at Caesarea

Dining Highlights

  • Welcome Drink
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

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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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Ratings based off 16 reviews . Currently showing 4 reviews with comments only.
By Evelyn R on Feb 08, 2018

The trip was as expected except that the daily itinerary was not up to date and did not align with the optionals and places we visited. For example, the Jordan River is not listed on the itinerary but we did infact visit. The fact that this was omitted on the itinerary was unfortunate as since it wasn't listed, I booked a separate day trip to visit it. I ended up visiting twice since the group did indeed go there. Also, the dead sea optional is not in fact an optional. Rather it was included in the regular tour.

By Justin H on Apr 20, 2017

AMAZING tour guide. Dan Panorama Jerusalem and Lavi Kibbutz were satisfactory. Dan Panorama Tel Aviv was excellent.

By Sylvia A on Aug 06, 2015

Our guide was fabulous and was very knowable in all religious groups that were and are in this area. More than we expected.

By Carroll L on Oct 09, 2014

My tour , "The Best of Israel" , far excceded my greatest expectations. From the very beginning with my" last minute" booking, to our very knowledgable tour guide, who took great personal pride sharing his enormous wealth of information while introducing our group to his awesomely beautiful and historical homeland, our tour was exceptional . Our coach driver as well as all the staff and service personnel at our exquisite hotels helped make my tour a most unforgettable and memorable experience that was well worth the tour package price and was most definitely a real value for money. The "Israel" breakfasts and dinners were both bountiful and delicious and were always an enjoyable part of our tour where we could relax and share the highlights of the tour and the events of the day.. I have already reccommended this tour to many of my friends and will continue to do so in the futeue. I am already looking forward to my next visit to Israel and the Holy Lands and will definitely invite my friends to join me . This tour was a real Blessing and I throughly enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you to Affordable Tours and thanks to Trafalgar tours. Blessings from my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ , who also made this trip possible. Shalom


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