13 Days Grand Classic Israel

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13 Days Classic Israel

Includes: Transfers l Accommodations I 15 Meals l Expert Guide I Transport and entrance fee to sites shown
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DAY 1 Tuesday

DEPART 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 Wednesday

DAY 2 Wednesday

ARRIVE TO TEL AVIV

After arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be met by IBMT Tours representative and transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Remainder of the day is free to spend at lei-sure.
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

INDEPENDENCE HALL / LATRUN / AYALON INSTITUTE

Start the day with a visit to the Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared. We will continue to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps museum, one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. Then you will get to view the new and amazing "Mini Israel" miniature park which includes miniature replicas of the most important landmarks and buildings in Israel. Continue the day with a visit to the Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, which means "The Defense". Hagana was a Jewish paramilitary organization in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948, which later became the core of the Israel Defense Forces. Overnight stay in Tel Aviv.


DAY 4 Friday

DAY 4 Friday

DIASPORA MUSEUM / OLD JAFFA / TEL - AVIV

Visit the Diaspora museum, The museum opened in May 1978 and at that time was considered as one of the most innovative museums in the world. Enjoy a drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, the center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin's Square, the place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city. Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist's quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1909 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, handmade jewellery and artifacts. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street especially known for its unique chic shops, vibrant cafe life and youthful ambiance. 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. Overnight in Tel Aviv.


DAY 6 Sunday

DAY 6 Sunday

CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / DRUZE VILLAGE / HAIFA

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. (In AD 6 Judea became part of a larger Roman province, called Iudaea, which was formed by combining Judea proper (biblical Judah) with Samaria and Idumea,biblical Edom). 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 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. Lunch; Dinner & Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse


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. Conclude the day with Dinner and Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse


DAY 8 Tuesday

SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first public miracle: the turning of water into wine at the wedding feast. Visit the church of Annunciation and continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum it is believed to have been Jesus' home, 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 9 Wednesday

DAY 9 Wednesday

JERUSALEM : THE OLD CITY

Start the day with a 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 magnificent Western Wall. Take a spiritual 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. The church was originally commissioned in 327 AD by Constantine and his mother Helena over the site that traditionally considered to be located over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. 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). Conclude the day with Dinner and 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 metres (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 Sunday

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. 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.


DAY 13 Sunday

JERUSALEM / BEN GURION AIRPORT

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.


Dates & Rates


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20 Nov 201821 Nov 201802 Dec 2018$2044$2929$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Nov 201828 Nov 201809 Dec 2018$2044$2929$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Dec 201805 Dec 201816 Dec 2018$2044$2929$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Dec 201812 Dec 201823 Dec 2018$1969$2791$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Dec 201819 Dec 201830 Dec 2018$2011$2868$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Dec 201826 Dec 201806 Jan 2019$2011$2868$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Jan 201902 Jan 201913 Jan 2019$1906$2677$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Jan 201909 Jan 201920 Jan 2019$1906$2677$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Jan 201916 Jan 201927 Jan 2019$1906$2677$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Jan 201923 Jan 201903 Feb 2019$1906$2677$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Jan 201930 Jan 201910 Feb 2019$1906$2677$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Feb 201906 Feb 201917 Feb 2019$1906$2677$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Feb 201913 Feb 201924 Feb 2019$1906$2677$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Feb 201920 Feb 201903 Mar 2019$1947$2754$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Feb 201927 Feb 201910 Mar 2019$2038$2917$1408BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Mar 201913 Mar 201924 Mar 2019$2255$3274$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Mar 201920 Mar 201931 Mar 2019$2255$3274$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Mar 201927 Mar 201907 Apr 2019$2255$3274$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Apr 201903 Apr 201914 Apr 2019$2255$3274$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
09 Apr 201910 Apr 201921 Apr 2019$2304$3363$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Apr 201901 May 201912 May 2019$2255$3274$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
14 May 201915 May 201926 May 2019$2304$3363$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
21 May 201922 May 201902 Jun 2019$2304$3363$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
28 May 201929 May 201909 Jun 2019$2304$3363$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Jun 201905 Jun 201916 Jun 2019$2304$3363$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Jun 201912 Jun 201923 Jun 2019$2304$3363$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Jun 201919 Jun 201930 Jun 2019$2304$3363$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Jun 201926 Jun 201907 Jul 2019$2224$3219$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Jul 201903 Jul 201914 Jul 2019$2239$3245$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
09 Jul 201910 Jul 201921 Jul 2019$2239$3245$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
16 Jul 201917 Jul 201928 Jul 2019$2239$3245$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Jul 201924 Jul 201904 Aug 2019$2239$3245$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Jul 201931 Jul 201911 Aug 2019$2239$3245$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Aug 201907 Aug 201918 Aug 2019$2239$3245$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Aug 201921 Aug 201901 Sep 2019$2227$3271$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Aug 201928 Aug 201908 Sep 2019$2227$3271$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
03 Sep 201904 Sep 201915 Sep 2019$2227$3271$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
10 Sep 201911 Sep 201922 Sep 2019$2227$3271$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
17 Sep 201918 Sep 201929 Sep 2019$2227$3271$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Oct 201923 Oct 201903 Nov 2019$2255$3274$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Oct 201930 Oct 201910 Nov 2019$2255$3274$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Nov 201906 Nov 201917 Nov 2019$2255$3274$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Nov 201913 Nov 201924 Nov 2019$2206$3190$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Nov 201920 Nov 201901 Dec 2019$2206$3190$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Nov 201927 Nov 201908 Dec 2019$2156$3061$1320BOOK THIS TOUR
10 Dec 201911 Dec 201922 Dec 2019$2108$3012$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
17 Dec 201918 Dec 201929 Dec 2019$2163$3112$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
24 Dec 201925 Dec 201905 Jan 2020$2163$3112$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
31 Dec 201901 Jan 202012 Jan 2020$2071$2945$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Jan 202008 Jan 202019 Jan 2020$2071$2945$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Jan 202029 Jan 202009 Feb 2020$2071$2945$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Feb 202012 Feb 202023 Feb 2020$2071$2945$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Feb 202016 Feb 202027 Feb 2020$2071$2945$1452BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Feb 202026 Feb 202008 Mar 2020$2163$3112$1452BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


 

Included services:

  • Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 11 nights accommodation on BED & 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
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary


Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes 
  • Tips to guide/driver and Hotel staff.
  • Extra meals and personal expense.

 

 

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