Jewish Heritage Tour - 9 nights
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Friday: Ben Gurion Airport / Jerusalem
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Saturday: At Leisure
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Sunday: Caesarea / Beit Shearim / Haifa / Acre
Drive north to Caesarea, once the roman capital of the region. Visit the Roman theatre, the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the new multi media museum recently opened. Stop at Beit Shearim, once the town of the town of the Senhadrin, the Jewish supreme. Proceed to Haifa to 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 visit the underground Knight's halls. Continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car into the limestone Grottoes. Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse. After checking in, meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about the Kibbutz lifestyle.
Monday: Safed / Tel Facher / Banias / Tel Dan / Tel Hai
Drive to Safed, center of Kaballa movement. Visit the old synagogues and stroll and old Artists' colony. Enjoy a Jeep tour to the foot of the Golan, and drive to mount Bental. See the former Israeli fortification, and overlook Kuneitra and the Syrian part of the Golan heights. Proceed to Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp and continue to visit the Banias springs. Stop at Tel-Dan, a beautiful nature reserve around the Dan river, one of the sources of the Jordan River. Next, a visit to Tel-hai and the “Hashomer” museum, founded by the first undergroundJewish organization. Overnight at a Kibbutz guest house.
Tuesday: Beit Shean / Beit Alpha / Gan Hashlosha / Jerusalem
Drive via Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee to Beit Shean, also called “Scythopolis,” the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue. Proceed to Gan Hashlosah (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 int he battle against the Philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem, stopping at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Wednesday: Jerusalem: The New City
Visit the new city of Jerusalem. Drive to Hadassah hospital to visit the Chagall stained glass windows. Proceed tot he mountains of Jerusalem for a tree planting. Onto Mount Hertzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem. Continue to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the book, where you will see the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive the by Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, and stop to see the unique Menora with the biblical emblems. Then continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. End the day with a visit tot he Ammunition Hill, once a Jordanian army camp which, at the time of the 6 days war, became a symbol tot he braveness of the Israeli soldiers int he battle of Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Thursday: Jerusalem: The Old City
Tour the Old City of Jerusalem. Watch the Bar Mitzvah ceremony celebrations at the Kotel. Visit Davidson center and Kotel tunnels. Proceed via the Arab market to the Cardo, stop at the remains of the city wall dating back tot he first Temple period; walk through the Jewish quarter to Jaffa gate, and visit David's Tower. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Friday: Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumeran, the site were the Dead Sea Scrolls were founded. Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress, visiting the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car. Next stop if for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Saturday: At Leisure
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Sunday: Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.
|HOTEL PLAN||PLAN A||PLAN B||PLAN C|
|PLAN D||PLAN E|
|Child as 3rd pax, on Bed & Breakfast|
|Child age: Plan A, B, C & D: up to 18 years; Plan E: up to 16 years|
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