16 Days tour to Israel - Ultimate Classic Israel

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A visit to the Israel is a truly a life changing experience you ever experienced.
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DAY 1 Tuesday

FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV

Non-stop 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 Wednesday

DAY 2 Wednesday

WELCOME TO THE HOLYLAND

Upon your arrival to Ben Gurion Airport you will be met and assisted by our IBMT-Holyland Tours representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Remainder of the day is free to spend at leisure. Take advantage of this opportunity to mingle with the locals. Shop at the amazing shopping malls, relax at an authentic Israeli restaurant and enjoy the amazing food Tel Aviv has to offer, or just enjoy a relaxing day at one of the beautiful beaches. Overnight in Tel-Aviv.


DAY 3 Thursday

LATRUN / BEIT GUVRIN / AYALON INSITITUTE / WEIZMANN HOUSE

Drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps Museum and memorial, also considered as one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Continue to Beit Guvrin National Park, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site; explore parts of the archaeological remains and unique caves. Proceed to Ayalon Institute, once a secret underground ammunition factory established by the "Haganah," who were the Jewish underground movement before May 1948. Continue to Weizmann House in Rehovot built in 1936, the private home and later the formal residence of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the first president of the state of Israel and founder of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Visit the house with its impressive structure and fascinating gardens, which now form part of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Learn the story of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, an outstanding scientist and head of the Zionist movement for over 30 years. Overnight stay in Tel-Aviv.


DAY 4 Friday

DAY 4 Friday

DIASPORA MUSEUM / OLD JAFFA / TEL AVIV

Visit Beit Hatfutsot, the Diaspora museum; drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, the center of business and entertainment in Israel. Also known as the "White City," Tel Aviv was declared as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site for its collection of over 4,000 Bauhaus style buildings. Stop at Rabin Square, the site of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin in 1995. Continue to Old Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world; visit the ancient ruins and walk along the Artists Quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv built in 1887, followed by Nachalat Binyamin, the pedestrian mall of the city where you can enjoy live street music, arts, crafts and handmade jewelry. Overnight stay in Tel-Aviv


DAY 5 Saturday

DAY 5 Saturday

FREE DAY AT LEISURE / TEL AVIV

Enjoy another day to explore on your own the different venues Tel Aviv has to offer. If it is the local bazaar, Shouk Ha Carmel, or the old train station, the different restaurants, or just enjoy a walk on the beautiful boardwalk along the beach.


DAY 6 Sunday

DAY 6 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 amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon and 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, The Druze form a religious minority in Israel of more than 100,000, mostly residing in the north of the country. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine and gardens. Overnight stay in a Kibbutz guesthouse.


DAY 7 Monday

DAY 7 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. Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.


DAY 8 Tuesday

SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH / BEIT ALPHA

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth; 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. Return to Jerusalem for an overnight stay.


DAY 9 Wednesday

DAY 9 Wednesday

JERUSALEM : THE OLD CITY / BETHLEHEM

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Drive to the Old City; visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. 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 Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel's Tomb and proceed to the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square. Conclude the day with dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.


DAY 10 Thursday

DAY 10 Thursday

JERUSALEM : THE NEW CITY

Depart 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 proceed to Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953. 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). Overnight stay in Jerusalem.


DAY 11 Friday

DAY 11 Friday

QUMERAN / MASADA / DEAD SEA

Drive through the beautiful Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, which surface and shores are 423 meters(1,388 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a Bedouin boy in 1947. 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. It is said and many believe that it has therapeutic effects. Overnight stay in Jerusalem.


DAY 12 Saturday

FREE DAY AT LEISURE IN JERUSALEM

Enjoy a stroll on your own at the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the local colorful bazaar were you can work on your negotiating skills, or visit the local cafes or amazing restaurants and get a feel of local habits and mentality. Overnight stay in Jerusalem.


DAY 13 Sunday

DAY 13 Sunday

TIMNA / UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY / EILAT

Travel south through the Negev desert and enjoy its stunning scenery. Visit Timna, see the copper mines and most striking and well-known rock formation in Timna Valley, Solomon's Pillars. Continue to Eilat, Israel's southernmost city, located on the Red Sea coast and stop at the underwater observatory, one of the largest sea Aquariums in the world, built into a coral reef. Enjoy Dinner and overnight in Eilat. If time permits stroll the interesting boardwalk along the beach and hotel areas and enjoy the local nightlife.


DAY 14 Monday

DAY 14 Monday

EILAT or OPTIONAL DAY IN PETRA

Free day in Eilat or Optional Day Tour to Petra. After assisting you with your visa arrangements to Jordan, you will drive 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 a possible short horseback-ride of about 700 meters until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra cost) 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 theater, roman street, Qasser 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. On completion of this breathtaking visit you will be enjoying yourself with lunch in a nice Restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. Transfer to the border will be at around 18:00 p.m and cross back to Eilat. Dinner and overnight in Eilat.


DAY 15 Tuesday

DAY 15 Tuesday

MITZPE RAMON / SDE BOKER / TEL AVIV

Morning departure of Eilat, on the way you will stop to gaze into the Ramon crater , a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Israels first prime minister, Ben Gurion's hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel ride and experience life how it was in the desert in an authentic Bedouin tent. Learn about the customary Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light authentic lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel's air-force museum to view the planes and equipment where you will hear the story of this brave fighting force. Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv.


DAY 16 Wednesday

TRANSFER TO BEN GURION AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT BACK HOME

Aboard the transatlantic flight, with time to think about your exciting visit filled with memories for a lifetime, you can start planning your next visit to Israel! Arrive back home the same day.


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17 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019 01 Jan 2020 $3322 $4635 $2300 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
24 Dec 2019 25 Dec 2019 08 Jan 2020 $3318 $4628 $2300 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
31 Dec 2019 01 Jan 2020 15 Jan 2020 $2824 $3900 $2024 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
07 Jan 2020 08 Jan 2020 22 Jan 2020 $2824 $3900 $2024 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
28 Jan 2020 29 Jan 2020 12 Feb 2020 $2824 $3900 $2024 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
11 Feb 2020 12 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020 $2849 $3946 $2024 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
18 Feb 2020 19 Feb 2020 04 Mar 2020 $2849 $3946 $2024 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
25 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020 11 Mar 2020 $2942 $4112 $2024 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
03 Mar 2020 04 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
10 Mar 2020 11 Mar 2020 25 Mar 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
17 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020 01 Apr 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
24 Mar 2020 25 Mar 2020 08 Apr 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
14 Apr 2020 15 Apr 2020 29 Apr 2020 $3478 $4833 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
21 Apr 2020 22 Apr 2020 06 May 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
28 Apr 2020 29 Apr 2020 13 May 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
05 May 2020 06 May 2020 20 May 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
12 May 2020 13 May 2020 27 May 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
02 Jun 2020 03 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
09 Jun 2020 10 Jun 2020 24 Jun 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
16 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020 01 Jul 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
23 Jun 2020 24 Jun 2020 08 Jul 2020 $3492 $4858 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
30 Jun 2020 01 Jul 2020 15 Jul 2020 $3485 $4845 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
07 Jul 2020 08 Jul 2020 22 Jul 2020 $3485 $4845 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
14 Jul 2020 15 Jul 2020 29 Jul 2020 $3485 $4845 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
21 Jul 2020 22 Jul 2020 05 Aug 2020 $3518 $4904 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
28 Jul 2020 29 Jul 2020 12 Aug 2020 $3518 $4904 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
04 Aug 2020 05 Aug 2020 19 Aug 2020 $3518 $4904 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
11 Aug 2020 12 Aug 2020 26 Aug 2020 $3518 $4904 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
18 Aug 2020 19 Aug 2020 02 Sep 2020 $3518 $4904 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
25 Aug 2020 26 Aug 2020 09 Sep 2020 $3415 $4719 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
01 Sep 2020 02 Sep 2020 16 Sep 2020 $3415 $4719 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
13 Oct 2020 14 Oct 2020 28 Oct 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
20 Oct 2020 21 Oct 2020 04 Nov 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
27 Oct 2020 28 Oct 2020 11 Nov 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
03 Nov 2020 04 Nov 2020 18 Nov 2020 $3450 $4782 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
10 Nov 2020 11 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020 $3415 $4719 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
17 Nov 2020 18 Nov 2020 02 Dec 2020 $3371 $4642 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
24 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020 09 Dec 2020 $3371 $4642 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
01 Dec 2020 02 Dec 2020 16 Dec 2020 $3371 $4642 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
08 Dec 2020 09 Dec 2020 23 Dec 2020 $3217 $4365 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
15 Dec 2020 16 Dec 2020 30 Dec 2020 $3322 $4554 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
22 Dec 2020 23 Dec 2020 06 Jan 2021 $3322 $4554 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
29 Dec 2020 30 Dec 2020 13 Jan 2021 $3230 $4554 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
05 Jan 2021 06 Jan 2021 20 Jan 2021 $3209 $4351 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
12 Jan 2021 13 Jan 2021 27 Jan 2021 $3209 $4351 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
19 Jan 2021 20 Jan 2021 03 Feb 2021 $3209 $4351 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
26 Jan 2021 27 Jan 2021 10 Feb 2021 $3209 $4351 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
02 Feb 2021 03 Feb 2021 17 Feb 2021 $3209 $4351 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
09 Feb 2021 10 Feb 2021 24 Feb 2021 $3234 $4396 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
16 Feb 2021 17 Feb 2021 03 Mar 2021 $3234 $4396 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
23 Feb 2021 24 Feb 2021 10 Mar 2021 $3234 $4396 $2600 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR

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Inclusions


 

Included services:

  • Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 10  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
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
  • Light lunch onTuesday on the way frp, Eilat to Tel-Aviv


Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/driver and Hotel staff.
  • Travel Incurance
  • Extra meals and personal expense.
  • Petra Fees & border taxes to be paid locally approx. US $65.00
  • Jordan Visa price approx. US $60.00

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Testimonials

We recently returned from a IBMT Tour for our son’s Bar Mitzvah and we all agree that it was the best vacation that we have taken to date.  The tour was well organized and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.  The events that they include in the tour include everything “must see” in Israel and activities that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.  The tour allows for activities for all ages and accommodates anyone who wants to do more or less than they have planned.  It is ...

Michael Rodney, Toronto, Canada

To Ornan and  IBMT Tours staff,

We just got back from tour with IBMT for our Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel.

We are so glad we have chosen the right company for our tour as I can’t express my words of how wonderful this tour company was, starting before we left, the personal service they showed here back home and later the service in Israel with our great tour guide Natalie who was so informative on every place we went and what we saw. It was so wonderful to listen to a ...

Chana Pulvermacher, Brooklyn, NY - 2017

Dear Sheryl,

The visit to Israel was better than advertised. All of us had an awesome and inspiring vacation or as I call it, an education. Danny is one of the nicest and smartest men I have had the pleasure of meeting. He made the trip so special and I cannot imagine any other person showing us Israel but Danny.

Hotels were great but for Eilat, but no big deal. Food in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv restaurants were delicious. Sheila in Tel Aviv was extraordinary. Dinners at hotels just “so so”. Loved Mitzpe ...

Craig Savage,

Ornan,

Thank you very much for the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour we just completed.  We had a fabulous time & there were lots of special little parts from the tour that contributed to that.  The different experiences for dinner were very special, and I liked the variety of different types of sites/attractions.  Our tour guide Natalie was excellent, and I heard good things from the other group about their guide Liat.

Thanks again

Adam Waese, OSHAWA, ONT

9 Days Holyland Tour

Sara / Ornan,

I had a fabulous time on this tour and highly recommend it to anyone interested.  We had an especially knowledgeable guide with us Doron Hoffman who as a history major added so much more information and had a great demeanor.  I was part of an international group and made some new friends.   

Regards,

 

 

Janie Carpenter, US Embassy Moscow

Hi Ornan,

"Opting to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah this summer with IBMT is one of the best decisions we've ever made.  The itinerary took us to places around the country that I've never experienced on previous trips to Israel.  Experiencing our son's bar mitzvah atop Masada as opposed to a more rushed, crowded experience at the wall truly sets IBMT apart from other tour companies.  The professionalism of the IBMT staff both in North America and Israel was superb...everything was incredibly well organized and we were heartened ...

David M Zimmerman, Jericho, NY - 2017

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