Israel with Optional Jordan Extension

Explore Tel Aviv’s Neveh Tzedek neighborhood, the world class Diaspora Museum and the ancient port city of Jaffa. Drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, the former Roman capital, and on to Haifa, Akko and Rosh Hanikra’s incredible sea grottoes. Discover the mystical city of Safed, take a jeep tour in the Golan Heights and a dip in the Sea of Galilee. Gaze upon Jerusalem’s Old City from the Mount of Olives, hike along the city’s ramparts and tour the sacred sites of the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian quarters. Then visit modern Jerusalem’s neighborhoods, museums and Yad Vashem. Option to continue to the Nabatean capital of Petra, Jordan.

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Language

Hebrew, Arabic

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +2

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Israeli Shekel (ILS)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

66° F

Israel Expedition

Ancient Wonders & Modern Miracles with Optional Petra & Wadi Rum Extension

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Arrive in Tel Aviv

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Day 2 – TEL AVIV

Private tour:

  • Shalom Tower
  • Independence Hall
  • Latrun
  • Beit Guvrin National Park
  • Ayalon Institute

Accommodations: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – TEL AVIV

Private tour:

  • Diaspora Museum
  • Rabin Square
  • Old Jaffa
  • Neve Tzedeck

Accommodations: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – TEL AVIV / MEDITERRANEAN COAST / GALILEE

Roman capital of Caesarea

Haifa

  • Clandestine Immigration & Naval Museum

Akko UNESCO World Heritage site

Rosh Hanikra cliffs & grottoes

Accommodations: Nof Ginosar Kibbutz
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – SAFED / GOLAN HEIGHTS

Mystical city of Safed

Golan Heights jeep tour overlooking Syria

Accommodations: Nof Ginosar Kibbutz
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 – TIBERIAS / BEIT SHEAN / JERUSALEM

Sea of Galilee

Jordan Valley:

  • Ancient Ruins of Beit Shean
  • Beit Alpha synagogue mosaics

Arrive in Jerusalem

  • Mt. Scopus overlook

Accommodations: Dan Panorama Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – ANCIENT JERUSALEM

Private tour:

  • Tomb of David
  • Old City – Jewish Quarter, Cardo
  • Western Wall Tunnels
  • Jaffa Gate Marketplace
  • Tower of David Museum

Accommodations: Dan Panorama Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – MODERN JERUSALEM

Private tour:

  • Mea Shearim
  • Mt. Herzl
  • Yad Vashem
  • Israel Museum – Shrine of the Book

Accommodations: Dan Panorama Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

Qumran – Dead Sea scrolls discovery site

Masada – remains of King Herod’s fortress

Dead Sea

Accommodations: Dan Panorama Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 – JERUSALEM / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to Ben Gurion Airport 

for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Extension

Day 10 – JERUSALEM / PETRA

Private tour:

  • Mt. Nebo
  • Jericho
  • Madaba archaeological site known for mosaics

Arrive in Petra

Accommodations: Petra Movenpick
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 – PETRA

Private tour of the Nabataean capital

Accommodations: Petra Movenpick
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 – PETRA / EILAT / TEL AVIV

Transfer to Israeli border with stop in Wadi Rum

Cross the border to Eilat

Fly from Eilat to Tel Aviv

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Sadot Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 – TEL AVIV / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to Ben Gurion Airport

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $7,240 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Optional Jordan Extension starting at $1,780 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

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When to go:

Year-round (July & August are hot)

What to eat:

Falafel (ground chickpea fritters), Hummus (mashed chickpea & tahini spread), Shakshuka (eggs poached in tomatoes)

What to pack:

Light-weight conservative clothing; light jacket or sweater; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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