13 day Classic Israel Tour

Our 13 day Classic Israel Tour is a fun-filled interfaith tour of Israel. Combined with Christian and Jewish sentiments, it is ideal for those of mix faiths.

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Itinerary – 13 day Classic Israel Tour:

Guaranteed to operate every Friday

Friday, Day 1: Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to Tel Aviv

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Shalom! Arrive Ben Gurion Airport and meet a CTTI representative, who will escort us outside to meet your driver.

Arrive at our hotel in Tel Aviv for check in.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Saturday, Day 2: Tel Aviv at leisure

Enjoy breakfast at hotel, enjoy Shabbat (Saturday) day at leisure.

Afternoon/evening:

Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday, Day 3: Caesarea, Megiddo, Druze Village and Haifa

After breakfast at hotel, check-out from hotel and start the day with a drive north along the Mediterranean Sea towards Haifa. Visits on the way will include:

Caesarea

Built by Herod and once the capital of Judea. Many Christian scriptures (New Testaments) mention Caesarea; here Paul embarked on his journey to Tarsus, as well as Cornelius and his family (the first Gentile believers) lived. Caesarea is also where Pontius Pilate had his base and where Philip preached. Explore the restored Roman amphitheater, with its acoustic and theatrical sound. It was used for many performances throughout the centuries, including today. Walk through the excavated fortress and view the aqueduct, once used for conveying water to the city.

Megiddo

One of King Solomon’s walled, fortified cities (1st Kings 9:15; 10:26), with the ruins of 20 levels of civilization, including the well-preserved water supply system. From here, the Books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we read about the final Battle of Armageddon, while viewing the Plains of Jezreel.

Druze Village

Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village located in the outskirts of Mt. Carmel. Here, enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant.

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Haifa

Ascend Mt. Carmel for a beautiful panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the Botanical Gardens below. Here Elijah fought the 400 false prophets of Baal.

Afternoon/evening:

Drive through the hills of the Galilee to our kibbutz guest house in the Upper Galilee for check-in.

Dinner at our hotel.

Overnight in the Galilee

Monday, Day 4: Safed, the Golan Heights and Winery

Breakfast at hotel. Today, visit the following places:

Safed (Tzfat)

Also know as the mystical city of Safed, it is considered to be one of the Four Holy cities according to tradition and the birth place of kabala. Safed is located at an elevation of 900 meters (2,953 ft). It is the highest city in the Galilee and in Israel. Due to its high elevation, Safed experiences warm summers and cold, often snowy, winters. Safed is built with narrow winding alleys. Visits in Safed include: Joseph Caro and the Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city. See the creative workshops and galleries found in the flourishing artist’s quarter.

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Golan Heights

Visits will include:

  • The former Syrian bunkers,
  • The destroyed Syrian city of Kuneitra
  • Israeli town of Katzrin.
  • Golan Heights Winery – tour and wine tasting;
  • Golan Magic, a multimedia presentation of the area and its history .

Afternoon/evening:

Return back to our hotel. Enjoy another relaxing dinner at our hotel.

Overnight in  the Galilee.

Tuesday, Day 5: Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and journey to Jerusalem

Following breakfast at hotel, check-out from hotel and visit the following places:

Nazareth:

The boyhood home of Jesus. Here we will visit the Grotto of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. These churches are located over the traditional site where Mary and Joseph lived. We will also visit the site of the ancient City Well, believed to be the site, where Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary.

Capernaum:

Center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry and the site of many of His miracles (Mark 2:4; Matt. 8:5; 14-17; 9:1-7; 17:18). Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue (octagonal Church of St. Peter).

Mount of Beatitudes:

Where Jesus delivered perhaps the most famous sermon preached – “The Sermon On The Mount” (Matt. 5).

Beit Shean:

Newly excavated and one of the largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel. See the amphitheater, colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics and Roman bathhouses (1st Samuel 31:10).

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Beit Alpha:

See the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. The Beth Alpha synagogue was uncovered in 1928 by members of the nearby Kibbutz Hefzibah, who stumbled upon the synagogue’s extensive mosaic floors during irrigation construction.

Jordan Valley:

See the dessert bloom with flowers and vegetation, prophesied by Isaiah in chapter 35:1-2.

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Afternoon/evening:

Drive to Jerusalem and check-in to hotel.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Wednesday, Day 6: Jerusalem: The Old City

Breakfast at our hotel. Today, visits will include sites in Jerusalem and the Old City.

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives is situated on the east side of the Old City. On top of the mountain, is a beautiful panoramic view of the Old City and the Golden Gates. On the bottom of the mount, is an urban garden, most famous for the site where Jesus prayed in many occasions prior to His crucifixion.

The Upper Room and David’s Tomb at Mt. Zion:

Also known as the “Room of the Last Supper”, located above David’s Tomb compound. The site of the Upper Room is believed by many was the room where Jesus had His last Passover meal, prior to His incarceration.

Jewish Quarter (Old City):

Situated is the southeastern sector of the walled city. It stretches to the Zion Gate in the south and extends to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in the east. 

The Jewish quarter was reconstructed after the city was unified after the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest in the restored Jewish Quarter is the “Cardo”, meaning the “heart” of this ancient Byzantine City. See the unearthed (main) Roman thoroughfare and the ancient marketplace lined with columns. Visit the Roman Cardo and the Herodian quarter

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Western Wall:

Also known as “The Kotel”, or “The Wailing Wall” and “Temple Mount Wall”. The Western Wall is the last remaining structure after the destruction of the temple. It is considered the holiest place for Jews.

Via Dolorosa:

Also known as the “Stations of the Cross” was the pathway to Jesus’ Crucifixion. The Stations of the Cross is now home to the many colorful bazaars and merchant marketplace.

Church of the Holy Seplechre

It is believed by many Christians, this was the site of Golgotha; where Jesus was crucified and where he resurrected.

Bethlehem:

It is believed by many Christians, this was the site of where Jesus was born at the Church of the Nativity. Prior to visiting the Nativity, view Rachel’s Tomb.

Afternoon/evening:

We will return to our hotel for the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday, Day 7: New City of Jerusalem

Another amazing breakfast at our hotel. Today, we will visit the following places:

Israel Museum:

  • The Shrine of the Book: Where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed and preserved. Most of the scrolls were found in the caves of Qumran by a Shepherd tending his sheep.
  • The scale model of the the Old City of Jerusalem at the peak of the 2nd Temple era. You can walk around the model and see the many structures with details of this amazing city.

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Knesset:

The Knesset is Israel’s parliament, since the creation of Israel. It officially opened in 1950, but was functioning withing the first year of Israel’s creation with several locations in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Mt. Hertzel:

A cemetery for all of Israel’s falling soldiers, leaders and Prime Ministers.

Yad Vashem:

Israeli memorial (museum) commemorating the 6 million Jews who perished in the concentration camps in Europe by Nazi Germany. It is considered the biggest memorial for the Holocaust victoms.

Mea Shearim:

A vibrant ultra orthodox neighborhood in the heart of Jerusalem. See a unique lifestyle and culture with many Judaica shops, restaurants and a very busy street.

Afternoon/evening:

Drive to an authentic restaurant (dinner included), followed by a spectacular Sound and Light show at Tower of David Museum.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday, Day 8: Masada and the Dead Sea area

Following an early morning breakfast at our hotel, drive south towards the Dead Sea. As we get closer to the shores of the Dead Sea, we will start to descend to the lowest point on the surface of the earth. The descent is 1305 feet (398 meters) below sea level. Visits in the Dead Sea region will include:

Qumran

Where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a young shepherd boy.

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Masada:

Ascend by cable car to the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada. Where the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots struggled against the Romans. The Zealots held out for three years against the legions of Flavius Silva. They chose to die as free men at their own hands in preference to Roman slavery and torture.

Dead Sea:

The Dead Sea is considered the lowest point on earth. The Dead Sea is uniquely formulated in a small body of water (similar to a lake) and includes 11%-13% salt and other natural ingredients. Float on the Dead Sea and cover ourselves in mud (weather permitting).

Afternoon/evening:

Drive back to our hotel in Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

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Saturday, Day 9: Jerusalem at leisure

Enjoy breakfast at hotel and Shabbat (Saturday) day at leisure.

Afternoon/evening:

Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Sunday, Day 10: Journey to Eilat (Negev, Timna, Underwater, Observatory)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Depart Jerusalem and travel south to Eilat through the Negev desert. Visits will include:

Timna Park:

Located in the Negev Desert, the site is rich in copper ore and has been mined since the 5th millennium BCE. Visit the copper mines and view King Solomon’s pillars.

Underwater Observatory:

The largest natural aquariums in the world – built into coral reef.

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Underwater Observatory

Afternoon/evening:

Arrive Eilat and hotel for check-in.

In the evening, suggested dinner reservation at “The Last Refuge”, one of the best seafood restaurant in Eilat.

Overnight in Eilat.

Monday, Day 11: Day at leisure or Petra excursion

Enjoy a day at leisure. Optional tours and recreations are available from Eilat, such as;

Petra:

Built by the Nabateans (an early Arab tribe), who settled in the South of Jordan more than 2000 years ago. Petra is famous for its huge monuments, such as; the Treasury, Royal Tombs, Courthouse, Roman Theater and the Qassier Rl-Bint. The city itself is almost 45 Square Km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world.

The Tour of Petra ($250 per person):

Package includes:

  • Transfer from our hotel to the border with Jordan.
  • Horseback ride (included) to the entrance of Petra (about 1.2 km).
  • Lunch in Petra
  • Transfer back to Eilat
  • Visa preparation and border assistance.
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Petra, Jordan

Dolphin Reef:

A horseshoe-shaped sea-pen holding captive bottle-nose dolphins in the Gulf of Eilat. Snorkel or scuba dive with the dolphins and other sea marine-life.

Dive with dolphins price per person:
339 NIS (approximately US $95)

Snorkel with dolphins price per person:
Adult  – 290 NIS (approximately $80)

Red Sea:

Contact Trips Israel for a list of several great recreational facilities, beaches around our hotel at 888-300-3038.

Afternoon-Evening:

Suggested dinner reservations at TBA.

Overnight in Eilat.

Tuesday, Day 12: Journey to Tel Aviv – Mitzpe Ramon, Sde Boker

After breakfast, check-out from hotel and leave Eilat driving north. Visit today will include:

Mitzpeh Ramon:

A geological feature of Israel’s Negev desert. The crater is located 85 km south of the city of Beersheba. The shape of the crater is not from a meteor or a volcanic crater formed by a volcanic eruption. Today the crater and surrounding area forms Israel’s largest national park, the Ramon Nature Reserve.

Sde Boker:

Kibbutz Sde Boker is located in the Negev desert and falls under the jurisdiction of Ramat Negev Regional Council. This site is best known as the retirement home of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. It is also overlooking the Zin Valley.

Bedouin Village with a Biblical lunch:

Enjoy a camel safari in the Desert followed by a biblical light lunch and Bedouin hospitality.

Hatzerim Air Force Museum:

An Israeli Air Force Base located in the Negev Desert on the west outskirts of Beer-Sheba. View the planes and equipment from past Israel wars.

Afternoon/evening:

Arrive to Tel Aviv and check in to hotel.

Suggested dinner reservations TBA.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, Day 13: Departure or extend

After breakfast, depending on flight times, check-out from and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport. Arrive back home with everlasting memories of Israel.

SHALOM!

Included in the tour – 13 day Classic Israel Tour:

Guaranteed to operate every Friday

13 days/12 nights accommodations:

  • 2 night in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights in the Galilee
  • 5 nights in Jerusalem
  • 2 nights in Eilat
  • 1 night in Tel Aviv
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Tours and guiding:

  • Touring in a Deluxe vehicle/motor-coach with a professional licensed driver
  • A professional government licensed English speaking guide – hand picked
  • Entrance fees to all sites and parks

Meet, assist and transfers:

  • Meet and assist at Ben Gurion Airport, immediately after passport control
  • Transfers on arrivals and departures from and to Ben Gurion Airport

Meals included:

  • Israeli style buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners in the Galilee
  • 1 dinner at an authentic restaurant in Jerusalem
  • 1 Druze lunch

Other services also included:

  • Trips Israel host/hostess at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Sound and Light show at the Tower of David Museum
  • Nazareth
  • Western Wall – Kotel
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Maps, pens and luggage tags

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • lunch daily, other than mentioned already

Cost – 13 day Classic Israel Tour:

Guaranteed to operate every Friday

HOTEL PLAN
Plan A – Deluxe +
Plan B – Deluxe
Plan C – Superior
Plan D – Superior
Plan E – Moderate
Tel Aviv Dan Hotel Carlton Hotel Renaissance Hotel Dan Panorama Hotel Prima City Hotel
Galilee Kibbutz Lavi Hotel-Hadar Kibbutz Lavi Hotel-Hadar Kibbutz Lavi Hotel-Eden Kibbutz Lavi Hotel-Eden Kibbutz Lavi Hotel-Eden
Jerusalem King David Hotel Inbal Hotel Orient Hotel Dan Panorama Hotel Prima Kings Hotel
Eilat Dan Eilat Hotel Royal Beach Hotel Royal Beach Hotel Dan Panorama Hotel Prima Music Hotel
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2019 Dates:

March 01 $4,406 $7,042 $3,632 $5,482 $3,590 $5,400 $2,993 $4,270 $2,726 $3,778
March 08 TOUR IS CANCELLED
March 15 $4,468 $7,154 $3,608 $5,424 $3,634 $5,480 $3,076 $4,428 $2,810 $3,927
March 22 $4,468 $7,154 $3,608 $5,424 $3,634 $5,480 $3,076 $4,428 $2,810 $3,927
March 29 $4,468 $7,154 $3,608 $5,424 $3,800 $5,812 $3,076 $4,428 $2,810 $3,927
April 05 $4,468 $7,154 $3,608 $5,424 $3,800 $5,812 $3,076 $4,428 $2,810 $3,927
April 12 TOUR IS CANCELLED
April 19
April 26 $4,591 $7,401 $3,874 $5,956 $3,860 $5,932 $3,202 $4,681 $2,863 $4,023
May 03 NOT VALID $3,854 $5,916 $3,860 $5,932 NOT VALID $2,810 $3,927
May 10 $3,854 $5,916 $3,860 $5,932 $2,810 $3,927
May 17 $3,854 $5,916 $3,860 $5,932 $2,810 $3,927
May 24 $4,848 $7,914 $3,854 $5,916 $3,860 $5,932 $3,129 $4,534 $2,810 $3,927
May 31 $5,000 $8,218 $3,854 $5,916 $3,880 $5,966 $3,212 $4,699 $2,897 $4,083
June 07 $5,000 $8,218 $3,854 $5,916 $3,880 $5,966 $3,212 $4,699 $2,897 $4,083
June 14 $4,909 $8,039 $3,954 $6,115 $3,860 $5,932 $3,226 $4,728 $2,843 $3,987
June 21 $4,909 $8,039 $3,954 $6,115 $3,860 $5,932 $3,226 $4,728 $2,843 $3,987
June 28 $4,909 $8,039 $3,954 $6,115 $3,860 $5,932 $3,226 $4,728 $2,843 $3,987
July 05 $4,656 $7,529 $3,695 $5,592 $3,836 $5,880 $3,401 $5,073 $2,860 $4,016
July 12 $4,656 $7,529 $3,695 $5,592 $3,836 $5,880 $3,401 $5,073 $2,860 $4,016
July 19 $4,656 $7,529 $3,695 $5,592 $3,836 $5,880 $3,401 $5,073 $2,860 $4,016
July 26 $4,656 $7,529 $3,695 $5,592 $3,836 $5,880 $3,401 $5,073 $2,860 $4,016
August 02 $4,656 $7,529 $3,695 $5,592 $3,836 $5,880 $3,401 $5,073 $2,860 $4,016
August 09 $4,656 $7,529 $3,695 $5,592 $3,836 $5,880 $3,401 $5,073 $2,860 $4,016
August 16 TOUR IS CANCELLED
August 23 $4,526 $7,261 $3,588 $5,384 $3,791 $5,788 $3,108 $4,483 $2,809 $3,924
August 30 $4,526 $7,261 $3,588 $5,384 $3,791 $5,788 $3,108 $4,483 $2,809 $3,924
September 06 $4,526 $7,261 $3,588 $5,384 $3,791 $5,788 $3,108 $4,483 $2,809 $3,924
September 13 $4,526 $7,261 $3,588 $5,384 $3,791 $5,788 $3,108 $4,483 $2,809 $3,924
September 20 TOUR IS CANCELLED
September 27
October 04
October 11
October 18
October 25 $4,848 $7,914 $3,814 $5,836 $3,860 $5,932 $3,129 $4,534 $2,810 $3,927
November 01 $4,848 $7,914 $3,814 $5,836 $3,860 $5,932 $3,129 $4,534 $2,810 $3,927
November 08 $4,848 $7,914 $3,814 $5,836 $3,860 $5,932 $3,129 $4,534 $2,810 $3,927
November 15 $4,095 $6,414 $3,736 $5,685 $3,715 $5,647 $3,062 $4,403 $2,759 $3,836
November 22 $4,095 $6,414 $3,736 $5,685 $3,715 $5,647 $3,062 $4,403 $2,759 $3,836
November 29 $4,076 $6,377 $3,544 $5,299 $3,595 $5,407 $2,770 $3,821 $2,664 $3,667
December 06 TOUR IS CANCELLED
December 13 $4,147 $6,520 $3,876 $5,964 $4,020 $6,259 $2,865 $4,010 $2,672 $3,680
December 20 $4,942 $8,112 $4,115 $6,443 $4,127 $6,471 $3,402 $5,084 $2,732 $3,788
December 27 $4,475 $7,173 $3,643 $5,499 $3,914 $6,046 $3,321 $4,922 $2,727 $3,781

2020 Dates:

January 03 $3,964 $6,154 $3,524 $5,259 $3,595 $5,407 $3,029 $4,242 $2,624 $3,595
January 10 $3,964 $6,154 $3,524 $5,259 $3,595 $5,407 $3,029 $4,242 $2,624 $3,595
January 17 TOUR IS CANCELLED
January 24
January 31 $3,964 $6,154 $3,430 $5,073 $3,595 $5,407 $2,770 $3,821 $2,624 $3,595
February 07 TOUR IS CANCELLED
February 14 $4,002 $6,228 $3,597 $5,406 $3,601 $5,421 $2,806 $3,893 $2,652 $3,644
February 21 $4,002 $6,228 $3,597 $5,406 $3,601 $5,421 $2,806 $3,893 $2,652 $3,644
February 28 $4,375 $6,973 $3,530 $5,273 $3,608 $5,434 $2,986 $4,252 $2,752 $3,824
NOTE: Tours are being operated each Friday on the dates mentioned above.
Child sharing room with parents, Bed and Breakfast basis
HOTEL PLAN
Plan A – Deluxe +
Plan B – Deluxe
Plan C – Superior
Plan D – Superior
Plan E – Moderate
Under 12 years of age pays Under 12 years of age pays Under 12 years of age pays Under 12 years of age pays Under 12 years of age pays
All departures $2,500 $2,000 $2,050 $2,000 $2,000

Highlights – 13 day Classic Israel Tour:

Guaranteed to operate every Friday

Mediterranean Coast and surrounding area

  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Mt. Carmel
  • Druze Village
  • Megiddo

Galilee and surrounding regions

  • Safed
  • Golan Heights (former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin)
  • Nazareth
  • Mount of the Beatitudes
  • Capernaum
  • Beit Shean
  • Beit Alpha

Negev Desert and the Red Sea region:

  • Timna Park (Solomon’s Pillars)
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Bedouin Hospitality
  • Mitzpe Ramon
  • Sde Boker
  • Hatzerim (Air force Museum)

And much more!

Jerusalem – Old City

  • Christian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Church of the Holy Seplechre
  • Jewish Quarter of the Old City
  • Herodian
  • Kotel – Western Wall

Jerusalem – New City

  • Yad Vashem
  • Israel Museum
  • Knesset – Israel’s Parliament
  • Mt. Hertzel
  • Mea Sheharim
  • Mount of Olives
  • Mount Zion: Tomb of King David, Upper Room

Dead Sea and surrounding regions:

  • Qumran
  • Masada
  • Dead Sea swim facility

Bethlehem:

  • Church of the Nativity
  • Rachel’s Tomb

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