14 Days Grand Classic Israel & Eilat

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14 Days Grand Classic Israel & Eilat

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DAY 1 Thursday

FLIGHT 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 Friday

DAY 2 Friday

ARRIVE TO TEL AVIV

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


DAY 3 Saturday

DAY 3 Saturday

FREE DAY AT LEISURE / TEL AVIV

Enjoy the great beach in Tel Aviv


DAY 4 Sunday

DAY 4 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 amphitheatre that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; 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. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine and gardens. Lunch; Dinner & Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.


DAY 5 Monday

DAY 5 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. Dinner & Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.


DAY 6 Tuesday

SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and 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. Overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 7 Wednesday

DAY 7 Wednesday

JERUSALEM : THE OLD CITY

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic 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 Western Wall. 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. Overnight in Jerusalem. 


DAY 8 Thursday

DAY 8 Thursday

JERUSALEM : THE NEW CITY

Drive 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 Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. 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 in Jerusalem.


DAY 9 Friday

DAY 9 Friday

QUMERAN / MASADA / DEAD SEA

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. 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 ** that many believe has its therapeutic effects. Overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 10 Saturday

FREE DAY AT LEISURE IN JERUSALEM

Enjoy a stroll on your own at the Old City of Jerusalem, Over night Jerusalem.


DAY 11 Sunday

DAY 11 Sunday

TIMNA / UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY / EILAT

Travel south through the Negev desert. Visit Timna and see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations. Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the Underwater Observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef. Overnight Eilat


DAY 12 Monday

DAY 12 Monday

FREE DAY IN EILAT OR OPTIONAL DAY TOUR TO PETRA

Petra Optional Tour: After assistance with visa to the Jordanian border, drive straight away 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 the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) 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 theatre, Roman Street, Qassier 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. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back to Eilat.
Overnight Eilat.


DAY 13 Tuesday

DAY 13 Tuesday

MITZPE RAMON / SDE BOKER / TEL AVIV

Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon. Stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel riding experience and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent, learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Air Force museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. Drive back to Tel-Aviv. Light lunch & Overnight in Tel Aviv


DAY 14 Wednesday

DEPART TEL AVIV

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


Dates & Rates

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22 Nov 201823 Nov 201805 Dec 2018$2427$3358$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Nov 201830 Nov 201812 Dec 2018$2427$3358$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Dec 201807 Dec 201819 Dec 2018$2427$3358$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Dec 201814 Dec 201826 Dec 2018$2344$3208$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Dec 201821 Dec 201802 Jan 2019$2387$3284$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Dec 201828 Dec 201809 Jan 2019$2387$3284$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
03 Jan 201904 Jan 201916 Jan 2019$2282$3093$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
10 Jan 201911 Jan 201923 Jan 2019$2282$3093$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
17 Jan 201918 Jan 201930 Jan 2019$2282$3093$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
24 Jan 201925 Jan 201906 Feb 2019$2282$3093$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
31 Jan 201901 Feb 201913 Feb 2019$2282$3093$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Feb 201908 Feb 201920 Feb 2019$2282$3093$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Feb 201915 Feb 201927 Feb 2019$2282$3093$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Feb 201922 Feb 201906 Mar 2019$2337$3194$1716BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Feb 201901 Mar 201913 Mar 2019$2525$3500$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Mar 201915 Mar 201927 Mar 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Mar 201922 Mar 201903 Apr 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Mar 201929 Mar 201910 Apr 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Apr 201905 Apr 201917 Apr 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Apr 201926 Apr 201908 May 2019$2652$3727$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
02 May 201903 May 201915 May 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
09 May 201910 May 201922 May 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
16 May 201917 May 201929 May 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
23 May 201924 May 201905 Jun 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
30 May 201931 May 201912 Jun 2019$2683$3782$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Jun 201907 Jun 201919 Jun 2019$2683$3782$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Jun 201914 Jun 201926 Jun 2019$2634$3693$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Jun 201921 Jun 201903 Jul 2019$2634$3693$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Jun 201928 Jun 201910 Jul 2019$2634$3693$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Jul 201905 Jul 201917 Jul 2019$2649$3720$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Jul 201912 Jul 201924 Jul 2019$2649$3720$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Jul 201919 Jul 201931 Jul 2019$2649$3720$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Jul 201926 Jul 201907 Aug 2019$2649$3720$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Aug 201902 Aug 201914 Aug 2019$2649$3720$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Aug 201909 Aug 201921 Aug 2019$2649$3720$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Aug 201923 Aug 201904 Sep 2019$2602$3634$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Aug 201930 Aug 201911 Sep 2019$2602$3634$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Sep 201906 Sep 201918 Sep 2019$2602$3634$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Sep 201913 Sep 201925 Sep 2019$2602$3634$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
24 Oct 201925 Oct 201906 Nov 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
31 Oct 201901 Nov 201913 Nov 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Nov 201908 Nov 201920 Nov 2019$2603$3638$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Nov 201915 Nov 201927 Nov 2019$2556$3553$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Nov 201922 Nov 201904 Dec 2019$2556$3553$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Nov 201929 Nov 201911 Dec 2019$2468$3397$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Dec 201913 Dec 201925 Dec 2019$2475$3409$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Dec 201920 Dec 201901 Jan 2020$2531$3509$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Dec 201927 Dec 201908 Jan 2020$2526$3502$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Jan 202003 Jan 202015 Jan 2020$2431$3330$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
09 Jan 202010 Jan 202022 Jan 2020$2431$3330$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Jan 202031 Jan 202012 Feb 2020$2431$3330$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Feb 202014 Feb 202026 Feb 2020$2457$3376$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Feb 202021 Feb 202004 Mar 2020$2457$3376$1760BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Feb 202028 Feb 202011 Mar 2020$2549$3542$1760BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

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Inclusions


Included services:
  • Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet 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
  • Lunch at a Druze village on Sunday
  • Light lunch on Tuesday on the way from Eilat to Tel Aviv
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
Not included services:
  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/driver & hotel staff
  • Insurance
  • Personal extras on meals not mentioned above
  • Petra Fees & Border taxes to be paid localy aprox US$65.00
  • Jordan Visa aprox US$60.00 

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