14 Days Grand Classic Israel & Eilat
Includes: Transfers l Accommodations I 17 Meals l Expert Guide I Transport and entrance fee to sites shown
DAY 1 Thursday
FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV
Overnight flight to Tel Aviv. Get ready to enjoy one of the best tours you have ever had in your lifetime. IBMT, with its own operations office in Jerusalem is dedicated to give you personal service to each and every one of you.
DAY 2 Friday
ARRIVE TO TEL AVIV
After arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be met by IBMT Tours representative and transfer representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Remainder of the day is free to spend at leisure. Overnight Tel-Aviv.
DAY 3 Saturday
FREE DAY AT LEISURE / TEL AVIV
Enjoy the great beach in Tel Aviv
DAY 4 Sunday
CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / DRUZE VILLAGE / HAIFA
Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheatre that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine and gardens. Lunch; Dinner & Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.
DAY 5 Monday
SAFED / GOLAN HEIGHTS / WINERY
Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan winery for a tour and wine tasting. Proceed to "Kessem Hagolan", a multimedia presentation of the area and its history. Dinner & Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.
DAY 6 Tuesday
SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH
Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 7 Wednesday
JERUSALEM : THE OLD CITY
Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives Drive to the Old City. Visit the Tomb of King David and the room of The Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem, view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and manger’s square. Overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 8 Thursday
JERUSALEM : THE NEW CITY
Drive to the Israel museum. Visit 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 for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Herzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by the spectacular "sound & light" show at the Tower of David museum. (Weather conditions permitting).
Conclude the day with Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 9 Friday
QUMERAN / MASADA / DEAD SEA
Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea ** that many believe has its therapeutic effects. Overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 10 Saturday
FREE DAY AT LEISURE IN JERUSALEM
Enjoy a stroll on your own at the Old City of Jerusalem, Over night Jerusalem.
DAY 11 Sunday
TIMNA / UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY / EILAT
Travel south through the Negev desert. Visit Timna and see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations. Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the Underwater Observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef. Overnight Eilat
DAY 12 Monday
FREE DAY IN EILAT OR OPTIONAL DAY TOUR TO PETRA
Petra Optional Tour: After assistance with visa to the Jordanian border, drive straight away to Petra through desert highways, your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the south of Jordan more than 2000 years ago. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the Treasury, Royal Tombs, the Court, Roman theatre, Roman Street, Qassier El- Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back to Eilat.
DAY 13 Tuesday
MITZPE RAMON / SDE BOKER / 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 riding experience 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. Drive back to Tel-Aviv. Light lunch & Overnight in Tel Aviv
DAY 14 Wednesday
DEPART TEL AVIV
Aboard the transatlantic flight, with time to think about your exciting visit and vibrant memories, you can start planning your next visit to Israel! Arrive back home the same day.
Dates & Rates
|Departure date||Start Date||End Date||Double Price||Single Price||Child Price||Book|
|24 Aug 2017||25 Aug 2017||06 Sep 2017||$2779||$3930||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|31 Aug 2017||01 Sep 2017||13 Sep 2017||$2779||$3930||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|07 Sep 2017||08 Sep 2017||20 Sep 2017||$2779||$3930||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|12 Oct 2017||13 Oct 2017||25 Oct 2017||$2675||$3742||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|19 Oct 2017||20 Oct 2017||01 Nov 2017||$2675||$3742||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|26 Oct 2017||27 Oct 2017||08 Nov 2017||$2675||$3742||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|02 Nov 2017||03 Nov 2017||15 Nov 2017||$2675||$3742||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|09 Nov 2017||10 Nov 2017||22 Nov 2017||$2675||$3742||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|16 Nov 2017||17 Nov 2017||29 Nov 2017||$2645||$3636||$1800||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|23 Nov 2017||24 Nov 2017||06 Dec 2017||$2645||$3636||$1800||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|30 Nov 2017||01 Dec 2017||13 Dec 2017||$2645||$3636||$1800||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|07 Dec 2017||08 Dec 2017||20 Dec 2017||$2453||$3340||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|14 Dec 2017||15 Dec 2017||27 Dec 2017||$2565||$3542||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|21 Dec 2017||22 Dec 2017||03 Jan 2018||$2593||$3592||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|28 Dec 2017||29 Dec 2017||10 Jan 2018||$2565||$3542||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|04 Jan 2018||05 Jan 2018||17 Jan 2018||$2453||$3340||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|11 Jan 2018||12 Jan 2018||24 Jan 2018||$2453||$3340||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|18 Jan 2018||19 Jan 2018||31 Jan 2018||$2453||$3340||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|25 Jan 2018||26 Jan 2018||07 Feb 2018||$2453||$3340||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|01 Feb 2018||02 Feb 2018||14 Feb 2018||$2453||$3340||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|08 Feb 2018||09 Feb 2018||21 Feb 2018||$2453||$3340||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|15 Feb 2018||16 Feb 2018||28 Feb 2018||$2453||$3340||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
|22 Feb 2018||23 Feb 2018||07 Mar 2018||$2558||$3529||$1900||BOOK THIS TOUR|
- Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
- 12 nights accommodation
- Daily buffet breakfast
- 8 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
- Dinner in Jerusalem on Thursday followed by a Sound and Light show at David Citadel
- 2 Dinners in Kibbutz Lavi
- Lunch at a Druze village on Sunday
- Light lunch on Tuesday on the way from Eilat to Tel Aviv
- Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
- Airfare & Departure taxes
- Tips to guide/driver & hotel staff
- Personal extras on meals not mentioned above
- Petra Fees & Border taxes to be paid localy aprox US$65.00
- Jordan Visa aprox US$60.00