13 Days Grand Classic Israel

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13 Days Classic Israel

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DAY 1 Tuesday


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Departure dateStart DateEnd DateDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
23 Jan 201824 Jan 201804 Feb 2018$2065$2905$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Jan 201831 Jan 201811 Feb 2018$2065$2905$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Feb 201807 Feb 201818 Feb 2018$2065$2905$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Feb 201814 Feb 201825 Feb 2018$2065$2905$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Feb 201821 Feb 201804 Mar 2018$2149$3056$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Feb 201828 Feb 201811 Mar 2018$2268$3270$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Mar 201807 Mar 201818 Mar 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Mar 201814 Mar 201825 Mar 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
10 Apr 201811 Apr 201822 Apr 2018$0$0$0BOOK THIS TOUR
17 Apr 201818 Apr 201829 Apr 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
24 Apr 201825 Apr 201806 May 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
01 May 201802 May 201813 May 2018$2436$3534$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
08 May 201809 May 201820 May 2018$2436$3534$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
22 May 201823 May 201803 Jun 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
29 May 201830 May 201810 Jun 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Jun 201806 Jun 201817 Jun 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Jun 201813 Jun 201824 Jun 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Jun 201820 Jun 201801 Jul 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Jun 201827 Jun 201808 Jul 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
03 Jul 201804 Jul 201815 Jul 2018$2400$3469$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
10 Jul 201811 Jul 201822 Jul 2018$2400$3469$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
17 Jul 201818 Jul 201829 Jul 2018$2400$3469$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
24 Jul 201825 Jul 201805 Aug 2018$2400$3469$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
31 Jul 201801 Aug 201812 Aug 2018$2400$3469$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Aug 201808 Aug 201819 Aug 2018$2400$3469$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Aug 201815 Aug 201826 Aug 2018$2400$3469$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Aug 201822 Aug 201802 Sep 2018$2400$3469$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Aug 201829 Aug 201809 Sep 2018$2400$3469$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Oct 201803 Oct 201814 Oct 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
09 Oct 201810 Oct 201821 Oct 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
16 Oct 201817 Oct 201828 Oct 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Oct 201824 Oct 201804 Nov 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Oct 201831 Oct 201811 Nov 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Nov 201807 Nov 201818 Nov 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Nov 201814 Nov 201825 Nov 2018$2366$3408$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Nov 201821 Nov 201802 Dec 2018$2323$3328$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Nov 201828 Nov 201809 Dec 2018$2323$3328$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Dec 201805 Dec 201816 Dec 2018$2323$3328$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Dec 201812 Dec 201823 Dec 2018$2237$3172$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Dec 201819 Dec 201830 Dec 2018$2285$3259$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Dec 201826 Dec 201806 Jan 2019$2285$3259$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Jan 201902 Jan 201913 Jan 2019$2166$3042$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Jan 201909 Jan 201920 Jan 2019$2166$3042$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Jan 201916 Jan 201927 Jan 2019$2166$3042$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Jan 201923 Jan 201903 Feb 2019$2166$3042$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Jan 201930 Jan 201910 Feb 2019$2166$3042$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Feb 201906 Feb 201917 Feb 2019$2166$3042$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Feb 201913 Feb 201924 Feb 2019$2166$3042$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Feb 201920 Feb 201903 Mar 2019$2213$3129$1600BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Feb 201927 Feb 201910 Mar 2019$2316$3315$1600BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD



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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to our Israel contact, it was corrected immediately.

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