Published on November 23, 2017 by IBMT
With the travel experts at IBMT, a Jewish heritage tour to Israel leaves nothing to worry about. The sightseeing is pre-planned. Touring around the country is organized. Accommodations are pre-arranged. And most everything is included - the walking tours, the daily excursions, the evening activities, and many daily meals.
With IBMT, a Jewish heritage tour to Israel combines the history and modernity of Israel into a full travel experience. The idea is for travellers to enjoy the total experience - the landscape, the culture, the local food, and even some “hidden” travel spots. An organized Jewish heritage tour to Israel is a cost-effective way to travel.
Non-stop overnight flight to Tel Aviv
Arriving in Tel Aviv, the IBMT travel team is ready to help. With offices in Israel, IBMT is well positioned to provide personal service and hands-on attention. With every Jewish heritage tour to Israel, tour representatives meet travellers at the airport, and offer assistance from landing to baggage collection. A comfortable tour bus transfers everyone for a restful overnight in Tel Aviv. Starting off with a leisure day exploring Tel Aviv, travellers discover a vibrant city with expansive beaches, acclaimed restaurants, and cultural sights in every corner of the city.
Caesarea / Haifa / Acre / Rosh Hanikra
Driving north to Caesarea, this was once the Roman capital of the entire area. Touring includes the Crusader excavations, Roman aqueduct, and remains of the amphitheatre. In Haifa, the recent history of illegal immigrants during the British mandate is awakened. Continuing to Acre, the Old City is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Then further north to Rosh Hanikra, descending by cable car down to the natural caverns to admire the spectacular rock formations. After a full day of touring, overnight is spent at a local Kibbutz guesthouse.
Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is a hyper-saline body of water that is truly unique. This is the lowest point on earth – about 1,400 feet below sea level. The high salt concentration of the Dead Sea makes it easy to float in natural buoyancy. Staying in the area, Masada is the next amazing experience, ascending to the top by cable car and touring the mountain fortress, the original synagogue, and remaining bathhouses. Descending by cable car, the next stop is at one of the leading spa facilities in a nearby hotel for an enjoyable "swim" in the mineral/salt rich Dead Sea.
Safed - one of the holiest cities in Israel
Safed is considered one of four holy cities in Israel. As the centre of the Kabbalah movement, the local synagogues are a must visit, along with a stroll through the picturesque artists' quarter. Continuing with a Jeep tour along the Golan Heights, travellers witness the observation point that looks over the city of Kuneitra (Syrian territory). Next is Tel-Hai, where the famous “Roaring Lion” monument tells about the 1920 battle of Josef Trumpeldor. Overnight at a local kibbutz guesthouse includes a revealing look at the unique lifestyle of the kibbutz.
Jerusalem – many centuries of history
Celebrated by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is of deep significance to all three faiths. With IBMT, a Jewish heritage tour to Israel encompasses the entirety of Jerusalem - the Old City; the Dome of the Rock; the Al-Aqsa Mosque; and the Wailing Wall. Also included in the daily touring are the Jerusalem Archaeological Park and the Western Wall Tunnels, both of which will captivate history and archaeological enthusiasts. Offering a complete cross-section of religion, history, culture, and tradition, Jerusalem is truly a highlight in Israel.