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Jewish Heritage

11 Days

ESCORTED TOUR – Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour. Departs Thursdays - 11 days/9 nights tour of Israel. Includes hotel accommodations, transfers, meals and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Day 1: USA - Tel Aviv
(THU)- Enjoy a relaxing overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

Day 2: Tel Aviv - Arrival
(FRI)- You are greeted upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Moderate First.. :  Prima Tel Aviv
Superior First:  Dan Panorama Tel..

Day 3: Tel Aviv
(SAT)- Enjoy a full daya at leisure in Tel Aviv. Enjoy the wide beaches with golden sand, exotic markets and exclusive shopping centers, museums of every type, a beautiful opera house and many gardens. (B)
Moderate First.. :  Prima Tel Aviv
Superior First:  Dan Panorama Tel..

Day 4: Caesarea - Haifa - Acre - Rosh Hanikra
(SUN)- Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mount Carmel and visit “AF AL PI CHEN”, the naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbour and local market; continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car into the limestone grottoes. (B,D)
Moderate First.. :  Kibbutz Lavi
Superior First:  Kibbutz Lavi

Day 5: Safed - Tel Facher - Banias - Tel Hai
(MON)- Drive to Safed, center of the Kaballa movement; visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha’Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the Artist’s quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour at the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp; visit the Banias springs. Next, visit Tel Hai to see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. (B,D)
Moderate First.. :  Kibbutz Lavi
Superior First:  Kibbutz Lavi

Day 6: Beit Shean-Beit Alpha-Gan Hashlosha-Jerusalem
(TUE)- Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; proceed to Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the Philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem with a stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city. (B)
Moderate First.. :  Prima Kings
Superior First:  Dan Panorama Jeru..

Day 7: Jerusalem: Old City
(WED)- Tour the Old City of Jerusalem. Start with a visit of the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish Quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels; visit Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa Gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the First Temple period. (B)
Moderate First.. :  Prima Kings
Superior First:  Dan Panorama Jeru..

Day 8: Jerusalem: New City
(THU)- Celebrate the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel. Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next visit the Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the new Holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the ammunition hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War and converted into a national memorial site and museum. (B)
Moderate First.. :  Prima Kings
Superior First:  Dan Panorama Jeru..

Day 9: Qumran - Massada - Dead Sea
(FRI)- Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car. Next stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B,L)
Moderate First.. :  Prima Kings
Superior First:  Dan Panorama Jeru..

Day 10: Jerusalem
(SAT)- Enjoy a full day at leisure in Jerusalem. (B)
Moderate First.. :  Prima Kings
Superior First:  Dan Panorama Jeru..

Day 11: Jerusalem - Return
(SUN)- After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

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