Israel Classic Tour

Experience our eleven day fully escorted classic tour of Israel. Your eleven day classic tour begins arriving in Tel Aviv where you will enjoy a full day at leisure in the “city that never sleeps.”

At a GlanceIsrael Classic tour exterior view of the church of the visitation
Sun   Welcome to Israel. Transfer to Tel Aviv hotel
Mon  Visit Caesarea-Megiddo-Haifa and Acre
Tue    Boat ride – Capernaum- Tabgha-Mount of Beatitudes
Wed  Cana-Nazareth & Baptismal site and arrive Jerusalem
Thu   Visit sites in Old Jerusalem
Fri     New Jerusalem & Bethlehem tour
Sat    Full day Dead Sea and Masada tour
Sun   Depart for Eilat
Mon  Eilat: Day at leisure
Tue    Visit an Bedouin camp. Overnight in Tel Aviv
Wed  Last day in Israel. Transfer to Airport.

Drive to Caesarea, the capital port city of Judea during Roman rule. Thereafter visit Megiddo, the site of Armageddon as written on the Bible. Afterwards proceed to Haifa, and see the Bahai Shrine, and impressive Bahia Gardens.

Travel to Tiberias to see Capernaum-referred in Bible as Jesus “own town”. Then visit the Church of St. Peter, and next drive to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation, later, continue to Beit She’an.

The next day the highlight of your classic tour is the Golden city of Jerusalem. Explore the Old City visiting Mount Zion and the tomb of King David, next, walk along an ancient Roman road, the Cardo to see the Jewish Quarter.

Marvel at the Temple Mount, pray at the Western Wall and walk the Via Dolorosa. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as well as Mount Scopus, and also the Mount of Olives.  Also visit Bethlehem and see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity just in your first day touring.

The next day see Jerusalem’s New City and visit Yad Vashem memorial, and Israel Museum, to see the Shrine of the Book, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Drive through the Judean Desert to the lowest place on earth the Dead Sea, to the fortress of Masada. Return to Tel Aviv before your flight home the following day.

Additional information

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1

Sunday

Tel Aviv
* Arrival to Ben Gurion airport where you are met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
* Overnight at your hotel in Tel-Aviv.
2

Monday

Caesarea – Megiddo – Haifa – Acre
* Depart Tel-Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea; once the Roman capital of the region.
* Visit the excavations of the ancient city; the Roman theatre and aqueduct.
* Continue to Megiddo; identified as the site of Armageddon;
* Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system.
* Drive to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa bay.
* From Haifa; drive to Acre to visit the ancient city and harbour.
* Continue to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.
3

Tuesday

Tiberias – Capernaum – Banias
* After a short tour of Tiberias; enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee;
* Visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”; an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century; is displayed.
* Continue to Capernaum; Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue.
* Proceed to Tabgha; the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor.
* Continue to Mount of Beatitudes; the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
* Drive to the Banias Springs and waterfalls and tour the Golan Heights.
* Return to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.
4

Wednesday

Nazareth – Beit Shean
* Drive to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee.
* Visit the Church of Annunciation; St. Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well.
* Drive to Yardenit; the baptismal site on the Jordan River;
* Continue to Beit Shean; a newly excavated city; and visit the Roman theatre.
* Drive along the Jordan River to Jerusalem for overnight.
5

Thursday

Jerusalem – Old City
* Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of all Nations; King David’s Tomb and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion.
* Enter within the walls of the city and visit the Cardo; Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included); Western Wall; Via Dolorosa; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; oriental Bazaar.
* Visit the Garden Tomb.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.
6

Friday

Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem
* Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem; the memorial to the Holocaust;
* Visit the Israel Museum; the Shrine of the Book; where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.
* Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity.
* Overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.
7

Saturday

Dead Sea – Massada
* Drive to Qumran; where the Dead Sea scrolls where found.
* Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea; the lowest place on earth; to Massada; the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D.
* Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom; water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace.
* Descend by cable car. Time and weather permitting; an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead Sea.
* Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.
8

Sunday

Eilat
* Travel south through the Negev desert; Stop at Timna; a large geological and archaeological park.
* Marvel at the multi coloured rock formations and copper mines.
* View the outstanding Solomon’s pillars.
* Continue to Eilat; the southernmost resort city on the shores of the Red Sea;
* Visit the Underwater Observatory marine park; built into a coral reef and enjoy the opportunity for a close up look at the rich life of the Gulf of Eilat.
* Overnight at your hotel in Eilat.
9

Monday

Eilat
* Free day in Eilat or Day tour to Petra (at additional charge)
* Overnight at your hotel in Eilat.
10

Tuesday

Tel Aviv
* Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; Stop to gaze into the Ramon crater; a geological wonder.
* Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley.
* Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent; Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
* Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Air force Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force.
* Overnight at your hotel in Tel-Aviv.
11

Wednesday


* Today you will be transferred to Ben Gurion airport to board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at the airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Israel experience. We value your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* You will be met and assisted upon your arrival
* Sharing arrival transfer to Tel-Aviv hotel
* Sharing departure transfer from Tel-Aviv to Ben Gurion airport
* 10 Nights’ accommodation on half board basis
* 8 Touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide (Optional tour to Petra not included)
* Entrance fees to the sites as described in the program.
* No refund for unclaimed services: hotel accommodation, touring days and transfers.
* The hotels may be replaced with similar ones, depending on availability.

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          * This tour start on a Sunday

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