Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. After Passport Control, a representative will be waiting for you at Baggage Claim. Once you’ve collected all of your luggage, we will drive you to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
There are no planned activities for the rest of the day. Use this time to sleep off jet lag, call home or start exploring!
Visit Independence Hall, the famous site where David Ben Gurion declared the State of Israel in 1948.
The museum is located where many significant battles were fought during the 1948 War of Independence, and again during the Six-Day War. The Armored Corps Museum is one of the most diverse tank museums in the world with more than 100 tanks on display, as well as authentic weaponry.
Mini Israel consists of more than 380 scale replica sites. All the sites relate to Israeli culture, history, religion, nature or archaeology. In addition to the structures, there are miniature animals and people inhibiting the space.
Once a Kibbutz laundry room, The Ayalon Institute tells the story of how the Hagana worked in secret to produce millions of bullets—later used during War of Independence.
Investigate what being Jewish means at the Diaspora Museum. Connect with culture, history and thousands of years of tradition shared by the Jewish People.
Pay tribute to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin who was assassinated here in 1995, as he tried to insure a peaceful future for Israel.
Mentioned in the bible, this area has a long history dating back to the Bronze Age when it was first used as a port. Today it contains numerous archaeological ruins, a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea, and an artist colony. A short walk from the Clock Tower, Jaffa’s flea market sells everything imaginable. Just name a price and be ready to haggle.
In 1887, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv’s first neighborhood was built. Today it is a trendy area filled with boutique stores and independent cafés. Every Tuesday and Friday, The Pedestrian street of Nahalat Benyamin is transformed into the country’s largest open air market. All crafts are handmade with profits going directly to the artists.
This “city that never sleeps” sleeps in only one day a week: Saturday. Sleep in yourself or enjoy the quiet of a Tel Aviv Saturday morning. You can also enjoy all that this Secular party city has to offer – beaches, parks, restaurants, cafes, and more. Shabbat Shalom!
Wander through the ancient buildings dating back the 3rd century BC. See stunning archaeological ruins including Roman aqueducts and an amphitheater.
Megiddo is identified with Armageddon, the scene of the battle of the End of Days according to Revelation 16:14-21. The archaeological excavations include an extremely well preserved water system dating back to the Bronze Age (1500-1200 BCE).
Daliat el Carmel is a Druze village built into the slopes of Mount Carmel. The Druze are an ethnic minority who follow a secretive religion; the majority of knowledge bestowed only upon the elders. Druze are known for their unique traditions and hospitality. Enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit Israel’s third largest city, built on the beautiful Mount Carmel. See the world famous Baha’i Gardens and Shrine of the Báb. Learn about Illegal immigration under the British Mandate and Israeli naval history at the National Maritime Museum.
Safed is the center of Kabbala (Jewish Mysticism) in Israel. Walk through the old city and along the cobblestone paths. Visit the city’s most important synagogues: the Joseph Caro and the Ha’Ari synagogues.
Visit a former army base used by the Syrian forces during the Six-Day War. Take in breathtaking views and explore the unique history of the Golan Heights.
Lookout into the no man’s land between Israel and Syria.
Located in the relatively new town of Katzrin, enjoy a tour and wine tasting at the Golan Winery.
Experience a multimedia presentation about northern Israel and its history.
Visit the Church of Annunciation in the city of Nazareth. The church is built on top of an underground spring. According to the Eastern Orthodox tradition, this is the location where the Virgin Mary was drawing water during the moment of the Annunciation.
Visit the Hasmonean fishing village on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was here where archaeologists discovered two ancient synagogues built on top of each other. Here is also the location of the octagonal church of Saint Peter.
This mountain is believed to be the location where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount.
Visit Israel’s largest archeological park, at the ancient city of Beit Shean. Explore the remains of what was once a Hellenistic, and later Byzantine city. Walk through ancient streets, shrines, and an amphitheater.
See the Byzantine era synagogue famous for its beautiful and unique mosaic. The mosaic, remarkably well-kept, depicts Jerusalem’s Temple, the Binding of Isaac, and the Zodiac.
Take in the spectacular view of the old city from this mountain.
Enter the room of the Last Supper. Visit the building believed to be the resting place of the man who composed the Book of Psalms and established Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Journey through thousands of years of history. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient roman road, visit the four synagogues restored in 1967 after Jerusalem was reunified. See the Hurva Synagogue, the largest temple in the Old City.
Take some time to visit the holiest site for the Jewish People. Visitors from all around the world come to pray here through words and notes places into the stones of the wall.
Walk along the Via Dolorosa, in the footsteps of Jesus. End at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where the Crucifixion occurred.
Drive via Rachel’s Tomb. Visit the birthplace of Jesus inside the Church of the Nativity. Walk around Manger Square where thousands of worshippers gather each year at Christmas.
The world-famous Israel Museum displays numerous permanent and temporary exhibits on art, history, anthropology and archaeology from Israel and the world. See the scale model of the Second Temple as well as the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept.
Learn how laws are made here in Israel’s parliament building, set on a beautiful hilltop overlooking Jerusalem. Outside, there is a famous menorah statue; the symbol of the State of Israel.
Mount Herzl is Israel’s national military cemetery, named after Theodor Herzl, the father of political Zionism, who is also buried here. The cemetery contains the graves of soldiers who have fallen in the line of duty, as well of leaders of the nation, including Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin.
Yad Vashem is dedicated to preserving the history and memory of the Holocaust. The compound includes a museum, memorials, a research center and archives.
Mea Shearim is a neighborhood where many ultra-orthodox Jews live. This is a unique opportunity to learn about religious Jewish society.
Enjoy a traditional Middle Eastern dinner followed by the Tower of David “Sound and Light show” (weather conditions permitting).
See the caves which hid the Dead Sea Scrolls until archaeologist discovered them in 1947. The 800 plus scrolls are believed to be remains from the oldest bible in the world, written between 200 BC and 68 CE.
Ride via cable car to the top of Masada and see the remains of Herod’s palace and the last bastion of the Jewish Revolt against the Romans. The ancient cisterns, baths and mosaics are well preserved.
At a private beach, cover yourself with mud thought to have therapeutic qualities, shower off, feel refreshed and float in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. We will drive back to Jerusalem in order to prepare for Shabbat. There are no scheduled activities until Sunday.
Explore the unique peace and tranquility of Jerusalem on Shabbat. Visit synagogues, parks, sites, or just relax and enjoy the day.
Located in the Negev Desert, this breathtaking national park contains many natural and man-made wonders. See “King Solomon’s Pillars” as well as many multi-colored rock formations.
Relax in this Red Sea resort town, known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, luxury hotels and tax-free shopping.
Built into a coral reef, this Red Sea observatory makes it possible to get close to stingrays, turtles and even sharks. In addition, beautiful coral formations and colorful fish are easy to see.
Just a few hours’ drive from Eilat, is the astonishing 2000 year-old Nabatean city of Petra. Considered one of the wonders of the ancient world, Petra is famous for its huge monuments including the treasury, royal tombs, the court, Roman theatre, Roman Street, and qassier el- bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter). Carved into the sandstone mountains are 2000 years of history, traditions and stories.
The unique natural phenomenon sits in the middle of the Negev Desert. It is a naturally formed crater home to unique rock formations, wildlife, and out-of-this world views.
Inside the Bedouin village, there will an opportunity to ride a camel. A tribe member will explain the traditions and lifestyle of Bedouins. Last but not least, a delicious meal will be provided.
This modest hut served as Israel’s first Prime Minister Ben Gurion’s home upon his retirement from politics. The hut has been transformed into a museum about his life and a memorial to him.
Learn about the role Israel’s Air force played in all of the country’s major wars. View dozens of actual aircraft as well as air force equipment. And of course, don’t forget to take a photo in the pilot’s seat!
Transfer to the Airport. Have a safe flight and come back soon!
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