Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

Enchanting Israel inc. Petra 15 days/ 14 nights (15 days)

Travex- Israel Travel Experts

Tel Aviv, Israel To Jerusalem, Israel

Valid for Departures Now Through: 23 Oct 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Tel Aviv, Israel
Dan Tel Aviv None

Day 1 / Thursday

Welcome to Israel!

Arrival at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, VIP assistance through airport formalities and transfer to Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural and commercial capital. Check in to hotel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 2
Tel Aviv-yafo, Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel
Dan Tel Aviv Breakfast

City tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa.

Drive through various neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, such as Neveh Tzedek, the historic train station complex, the open-air Carmel Market, Rabin Plaza, and the Bauhaus area -- a World Heritage Site.

Visit the Palmach Museum of the pre-State Jewish fighting forces

Continue along Tel Aviv's seaside promenade to the ancient Biblical port city of Jaffa, with cobbled streets and artists’ galleries.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 3
Caesarea, Israel
Per request Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

Depart Tel Aviv and drive north along the Mediterranean coast. Start with a visit to Caesarea to view excavations from Roman, Byzantine and Crusader periods, and view the multimedia show. Stop in the quaint village of Zichron Yaakov. Visit the site of Atlit, the "illegal" immigrant detention camp which tells the story of the struggle of Jews fleeing Europe and trying to reach British-controlled Palestine. Continue to Haifa for a panoramic view of the city from atop Mt. Carmel, including the bay, and the Bahai Shrine and Persian Gardens (a World Heritage Site).

Overnight in Haifa

Day 4
Acre, Israel
Tiberias, Israel
None Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

Travel north along the Mediterranean coast to the city of Akko. Visit the Crusader ruins and re-live the story of the famous prison break, recounted in Leon Uris’ Exodus. Akko is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On to Rosh Hanikra, along the northern border. Descend by cable car to the underwater grottos. Travel through the Galilee to Tiberias, on shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Overnight in Galilee

Day 5
Tiberias, Israel
Per request Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

Northern border tour. Pass by the UN Force outposts, and meet Tzahal's (IDF) combat soldiers. (It is customary to bring some souvenirs or small gifts from your hometown for the soldiers, such as baseball caps, T-shirts, etc.)

Visit the Golan Heights, including Mount Bental, for a view of the surrounding area. Optional off-the-beaten-path jeep tour in the Golan Heights.

Overnight in Galilee

Day 6
Safad, Israel
Per request Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

Continue to the mystical city of Safed—famous for Jewish “Kabbala”. Meander through the narrow alleys and visit the ancient synagogues and variety of artists’ quarters.

From the top of the Manara Cliff enjoy a birds’ eye view of the Hula Valley, Mount Hermon and Golan Heights. Descend by cable car to Kiryat Shmona.

Continue to the Dan Nature Reserve, one of the three sources of the Jordan River, for a visit and short hike. Explore the nature reserves of the Hula Valley, featuring a wide variety of Israel’s flora and fauna including a bike ride around the lake.

Overnight in Galilee

Day 7
Beit Shean, Israel
Beit Alfa, Israel
Per request Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

Depart Tiberias and travel south to Kibbutz Degania, the first kibbutz established in 1910 by Jewish Zionist pioneers. Visit the old courtyard and see its first buildings and a small museum that describes life in Israel’s first kibbutz. Meet with a kibbutz member.

Continue to the ancient city of Beit She´an – one of the Roman Decapolis cities - with extensive on-going excavations. Visit the nearby Beit-Alpha Synagogue, with its well-preserved mosaic floor of Zodiac design

Drive south along the Jordan River Valley – past Jericho and through the Judean Wilderness to the Dead Sea – the lowest point on earth.

Overnight at the Dead Sea

Day 8
Masada, Israel
Eilat, Israel
Per request Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

Enjoy the facilities of the hotel and the therapeutic qualities of the Dead Sea.

Visit Masada - a World Heritage Site - ascend & descend by cable car to view excavations of this famous desert fortress. Visit the new museum where the story of Masada comes to life, "see and feel" the story behind the archaeological finds.

Depart Ein Bokek, and drive south through the Arava desert to your hotel in Eilat.

Overnight in Eilat

Day 9
Eilat, Israel
Per request Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

Enjoy a day in Eilat, Israel’s southern most city on the Red Sea. Visit the Underwater Observatory where you can see the sea life without getting wet! Take a walk on the promenade or enjoy the myriad of water activities.

Overnight in Eilat

Day 10
Petra, Jordan
Eilat, Israel
Per request Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

Pick up at hotel. Drive to Arava border for crossing over into Jordan with assistance through border procedures. Drive to Petra for a visit.

Walk through the Siq and explore highlights of this ancient Nabatean city: the Treasury the theater, the tombs and facades and the colonnaded street.

Lunch in Petra After lunch drive back to Aqaba for an optional city tour then cross back into Israel and transfer to hotel in Eilat.

Overnight in Eilat

Day 11
Mizpe Ramon, Israel
Rehovot, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
King David Jerusalem Breakfast

Breafast at hotel.

Depart Eilat and travel north through the Negev Desert. Stop for an overview of the natural phenomenon of the Ramon Crater.

As you reach the center of the country, stop in Rehovot for a visit at the Ayalon Museum which functioned as a secret ammunitions factory during the War of Independence.

Drive on to Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 12
Jerusalem, Israel
King David Jerusalem Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

Depart Tel Aviv and head “up” to Jerusalem.

Enter the Old City through Jaffa Gate, and visit the David Citadel Tower and Museum, for a short introduction and overview of 3000 years of Jerusalem history.

Continue for a walking tour of the renovated Jewish Quarter. Stroll through the Cardo - the reconstructed main street of Byzantine Jerusalem.

View of the Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock and El Aqsa Mosques. Continue to the Western Wall -- Judaism’s holiest site. Walk through the Western Wall Tunnels.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 13
Jerusalem, Israel
King David Jerusalem Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

Continue your exploration of Jerusalem with a visit to the ruins and tunnels at the City of David including Warren’s Shaft and the tunnel of Shiloh.

Continue up to the Davidson Archaeological Center, to explore the Southern Wall excavations and Robinson’s Arch.

Walk the neighborhood of Nachlaot, known for its old-style housing, hidden courtyards and many small synagogues. Visit the Mahaneh Yehuda colorful open-air market. Stroll through the market’s alleys and experience the taste of a variety of different local food & beverage stalls and shops, to include bakery, spices, cheese, sweets and much more.

Continue to Ammunition Hill and explore the bunkers at the official memorial symbolizing the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 14
Jerusalem, Israel
King David Jerusalem None

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive through the New City of Jerusalem, past the Jerusalem Theater, the President’s Residence and the Knesset (Israel parliament). View the Giant Menorah depicting Israel’s history through the ages. Visit the Chagall Windows located in the Abell synagogue at Hadassah’s Ein Karem hospital.

Drive to the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial & Museum for a visit including the Children’s Memorial and the Avenue of the Righteous Gentiles.

Proceed to Mount Herzl, where Israel’s founders and leaders are buried.

Continue with a visit to the Israel Museum, including the Model of Jerusalem from Second Temple Period and the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibited in the Shrine of the Book. Explore the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 15
Jerusalem, Israel
None Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

Departure transfer from Jerusalem Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport.

VIP assistance through departure procedures at the airport.

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Description

The Enchanting Israel tour is a comprehensive tour traversing the country from the Galilee in the north to the Negev desert in the south. Explore ancient ruins and encounter the modern country. This program invites the visitor to experience Israel – up close and personal – with the addition of an excursion to Petra.

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By: Jim


Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2014

The trip went well, tour guide Ruth was sensational. All of the Hotels except the one in eliot were terrific. Hotel in Eliot was awaful. Gave us the worst rooms in the place rooms had steps to enter and another set of steps to go to the living room portion. Mgr was uncooperative but we persissted and they moved us for the second night. The orignal rooms were also furthest away from elevator.The other Hotels were terrific as were our tours. If I were to do it again we would allow an extra day each week for some down time and time to enjoy the recreational opportunites at theHotels. Great trip over all
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

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By: Cindy


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

Our guide, Asaf Peled, was outstanding. He was prompt, courteous, extremely knowledgable, and just a lot of fun. He went to college studying Christian and Jewish history so he was just a wealth of knowledge, especially having grown up in Israel. We loved everything about the trip. Asaf also made excellent food recommendations. Just can't say enough about him.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Shraibati