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Not applicable to Hidden Journeys, Israel, vacations with trains, Greek Island Hopper, Solo Traveler Discount and extra nights’ accommodations. Discount is combinable with Triple room and Young Traveler discounts. Discount limited to one group per coach.
Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.
Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a roll-away. Discount may not apply to all itineraries, countries, regions or travel types, ask your travel consultant for full details. Additional restrictions may apply.
Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Additional restrictions may apply.
Only one credit is available per person. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flights supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Conditions apply.
Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe - excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe - excludes Real Britain, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Asia - excludes Highlights of China and the Yangtze, and China Tibet and the Yangtze.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take a journey through Israel’s ancient, holy and fascinating past. Highlights include Jerusalem, Mount Zion, the Dead Sea, Ein Gev, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Haifa and Tel Aviv.
Day 1 - DEPART USA
Overnight flight to Tel Aviv.
Day 2 - ARRIVE TEL AVIV - JERUSALEM (4 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Israel! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Relax or take a stroll around Jerusalem. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travellers and your Travel Director.(Welcome Reception)
Dan Panorama Jerusalem (First Class)
Day 3 - MOUNT ZION - THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
Admire the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall and see the Dome of the Rock. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.(Israeli Breakfast)
Day 4 - JERUSALEM - DEAD SEA - MASADA - JERUSALEM
Traverse the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. A short drive brings you to Masada. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of Herod’s Palace before having the chance to float in the Dead Sea, time permitting.(Israeli Breakfast)
Day 5 - JERUSALEM FREE TIME
Spend the day exploring the sights of your choice. There are a wealth of great attractions to visit, including the Tower of David Museum, the Archaeological Gardens and the Davidson Centre.(Israeli Breakfast)
Day 6 - NEW CITY OF JERUSALEM - LOWER GALILEE (2 NIGHTS)
Tour Yad Vashem, a memorial commemorating the six million martyrs of World War II. Discover the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. See the Knesset − Israel’s Parliament − and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Travelling through the Jordan Valley you reach your Kibbutz hotel, home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel.(Israeli Breakfast / Dinner)
Kibbutz (First Class)
Day 7 - EXCURSION MEGGIDO - NAZARETH - CAPERNAUM - MOUNT OF BEATITUDES
Visit the ‘chariot city’ of Megiddo to see the excavations of Solomon’s Stables. Explore the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and visit the old synagogue at Capernaum, the old town of Jesus. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dine tonight at your hotel.(Israeli Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 8 - LOWER GALILEE - ACRE - HAIFA - CAESAREA - TEL AVIV (2 NIGHTS)
Visit the ancient synagogue and artists’ colony at Tzfat, one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities. Discover the fascinating underground Crusaders City at Acre. Admire the views of the Bahai Shrine and visit the beautiful Persian Gardens at Haifa. See the Roman statues, the aqueduct and the Roman Theatre at the ancient port city of Caesarea. Later, travel to Tel Aviv for a two-night stay.(Israeli Breakfast)
Dan Panorama Tel Aviv (First Class)
Day 9 - TEL AVIV FREE TIME
Take time on your own to discover the myriad delights Tel Aviv has to offer, the Flea Market, Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighbourhood, the Diaspora Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum.(Israeli Breakfast)
Day 10 - TEL AVIV - USA
After a memorable vacation in this historic region, it is time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available.(Israeli Breakfast)
First Class Travel Highlights
Important Notice: Security is a major concern to all and the situation in Israel is constantly changing. Events in Israel coupled with the ‘Travel Advisories’ put out by various governments may at times necessitate changes to the brochured itinerary, hotel accommodation or even trip cancellation. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. You must accept the risks involved when travelling to Israel and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Guests are met at the airport by a Local Host and transferred by taxi or mini-bus. Hotel check-in will be on an individual basis.28 Aug - 25 Sep departures may experience amendments to the order of sightseeing and sightseeing inclusions due to Jewish Holidays.Due to Jewish Holidays, the departure on the 8th May 2013 will not stay at Kibbutz Lavie in Lower Galilee but in alternative hotel accommodation.New Year’s Eve celebrations have been arranged for the 25 December 2013 departure.
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