In Depth Classical Israel Tour

Starting from: $2,530

Group Size: Up to TBD travelers

Duration: 14 Days Classical Journey to the Land of Israel

Activity Level: Average of 2 to 3 miles of walking per day

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Tour Type: General Journey


About This Tour

The In Depth Classical Israel Tour is a nondenominational tour that will lead you through the land of Israel. Travelers on this wonderful journey will become acquainted with Israel’s most important cultural, biblical and historical sites as well as modern Israel.

Please note that America Israel Tours does not operate this weekly tour. There are many tour companies in the U.S. and in Israel with whom you can book this exact tour. Therefore, whether you book this tour with us or with any other tour company, you will ultimately be on the same tour bus. The advantage of booking this tour with AIT is that we offer outstanding prices and travel services. With offices in the U.S. and in Israel, we are here to assist you during the booking and planning process, and while you are touring in Israel.

What's unique about this tour?

  • We tour all day! (Some tour companies include only half day touring)
  • All Sightseeing and entrance fees are included. Everything is taken care of!
  • Private transfer from Ben Gurion International Airport to your Hotel.
  • Tour historical and archeological sites important to Jewish and Christians travelers
  • Our licensed guides are the most experienced in the industry.
  • We provide life-changing tour experiences at the most affordable rate.
  • Our journey starts today as we depart on our flight to Israel - the Promised Land. Sit back, relax, enjoy your flight, and prepare for a life-changing experience.
Meals: On board
Accommodation: On board
Day2Friday | Arrival
Welcome to Israel
  • Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will meet our representative and be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in.
  • The rest of the day will be free to enjoy the hotel and the nearby famous Tel Aviv promenade.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Tel Aviv
Day3Saturday | Free day
Free day in Tel Aviv
  • Enjoy a free day of Shabbat! You may explore Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps!
  • Discover the famous boardwalk along the Mediterranean Sea, or take a walk in Old City Jaffa. Tel Aviv is home to numerous art galleries, cafes, and museums, as well as the beach!
  • The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a very highly rated institution, while the Eretz Israel Museum offers a historical perspective on the history of Tel Aviv.
  • For those who prefer to shop, there are several shopping malls that open after the end of Shabbat till late night.
  • Stroll along the famous tree lined Rothschild boulevard, and take in the magnificent villas and buildings occupying the most expensive real estate in Tel Aviv.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Tel Aviv
Day4Sunday | Caesarea
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, Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater 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 Golden domed Bahai shrine and Gardens.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Galilee, Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Day5Monday | Wine
Safed / Golan Heights / Winery
  • Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and 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.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Wine Tasting & Dinner
Accommodation: Galilee, Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Day6Tuesday | Nazareth
Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Jerusalem
Day7Wednesday | Jerusalem
Jerusalem: Old City
  • Start the day with a magnificent panoramique view from Mount of Olives.
  • Drive to the Old City; Visit the tomb of King David and the room of Last Supper on Mt. 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 Sepulcher.
  • Continue to Bethlehem*; view Rachel's Tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Jerusalem
Day8Thursday | Jerusalem
Jerusalem: 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 Hertzel 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) .
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner in a Middle Eastern Restaurant
Accommodation: Jerusalem
Day9Friday | Dead Sea
Qumran / Massada / 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 Massada.
  • 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 A.D.
  • 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 (*weather permitting).
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Jerusalem
Day10Saturday | Free Day
Free day in Jerusalem
  • Today is a free day to enjoy the special atmosphere of Shabbat in Jerusalem. You may want to discover some museums and re-visit the Old City.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Jerusalem
Day11Sunday | Eilat
Timna / Underwater Observatory / Eilat
  • Travel south through the Negev desert, Visit Timna to 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.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Eilat
Day12Monday | Optional tour to Petra
At Leisure or optional tour to Petra (additional charge)
  • After visa assistance at the Jordanian Border, drive straight 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 two-thousand years ago.
  • The visit begins with the possibility of 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 visitors.
  • The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, enjoy lunch at a nice restaurant, followed by a drive back to the border. En-route, stop for a short visit at Aqaba with possibility for a short walk.
  • Transfer to border at approximately 18:00 for crossing to Eilat.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Eilat
Day13Tuesday | Mitzpe Ramon
Hatzerim / Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Tel Aviv
  • Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon 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 visit to an authentic Bedouin tent. Learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch.
  • Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s airforce museum to view the planes and equipment and hear the story of this brave fighting force.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Tel Aviv
Day14Wednesday | Departure
Departure from Israel / Arrival in the USA
  • After breakfast we will transfer you to Ben Gurion International Airport for your transatlantic flight back to the USA.
  • Take home your fond memories of Israel that will last a lifetime, and start planning your next trip!
Meals: Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: On board

* In the rare event that a hotel is overbooked, the group will be provided with an equivalent level hotel or higher.

Hotels on Tour

Hotel Level # of nights First Class Superior First Class 5-Star 5-Star Deluxe
Tel Aviv 2 Prima City Tel Aviv Standard Room Dan Panorama - Tel Aviv Room Carlton Hotel Superior Room Dan Hotel Tel Aviv Room
Galilee 2 Kibbutz Lavi Standard Rooms: (Eden Wing) Kibbutz Lavi Upgraded Rooms: (Eden Wing) Kibbutz Lavi Dlx. Rooms: (Hadar Wing) Kibbutz Lavi (Hadar Wing)
Jerusalem 5 Prima Royale or Prima Kings Standard Room Dan Panorama – Jerusalem Room Inbal – Standard Room King David - Jerusalem Room
Eilat 2 Prima Royale Standard Room Dan Panorama - Eilat room Royal Beach Hotel - Bellavista Room Dan Eilat Eilat Room
Tel Aviv 1 Prima City Tel Aviv Standard Room Dan Panorama - Tel Aviv Room Carlton Hotel Superior Room Dan Hotel Tel Aviv Room

Note: Please note that the hotel rooms provided in this package for each category are the standard rooms.

*Please note that you must register for a tour no less than 30 days prior to departure date

Land package prices listed are per person in U.S. dollars. Rates are based on double occupancy and inclusive of all taxes.

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Our family booked with America Israel Tours for a family trip to Israel. The staff was very friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The tour guides on the trip were excellent - among the most knowledgable we have had for any trip. Our children were 15 and 13 at the time of the trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. We did the side trip to Petra from Eilat and would highly recommend that. My favorite part of the trip was the Galilee region - very peaceful area. For my husband it was Masada and for our children it was floating on the Dead Sea. Because our tour group was small (9 people total) we were able to do some extra things that were not usually included in the tour, such as visiting a popular natural swimming hole that had a water fall and Yardenit.

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Included in your tour package:

Private transfer from Ben Gurion International Airport to your Hotel in Tel Aviv and from the Hotel in Jerusalem to the Airport

  • Shared transfer upon arrival and departure
  • 8 full days touring with top professional, government licensed, English Speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees and attraction as per tour itinerary
  • Transportation – in deluxe air – conditioned vehicle
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Full Israeli buffet breakfasts daily at the hotels
  • 2 dinners at the hotel in Kibbutz Lavi in Galilee
  • 1 dinner in a Middle Eastern Restaurant in Jerusalem
  • Light lunch on Tuesday on their way from Eilat to Tel Aviv
  • Enjoy lunch in a Druze Village
  • Wine Tasting in the Golan Heights
  • Sound and Light show at David Citadel
  • Take a cable car to the mountain fortress of Masada
  • All service charges and local taxes

Not Included:

  • International flights: please call us toll free at (877) 248-8687 to arrange your flights
  • Extra expenses of personal nature
  • Tips to guide/driver and Hotel staff
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned on the “Included” section
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Optional day tour of Petra

Please Note:

  • Rates are for land package only
  • We do sell air tickets; please contact us at 877- America Israel Tours-TOUR (248-8687) to arrange your air travel
  • Inquire about a discount for reservations of 6 passengers and above
  • Extension tours to Eilat and/or Egypt & Jordan are available upon request
  • Extension tours to our other destinations are available upon request

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance package to protect your travel investment.

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance package to protect your travel investment.

Journey Highlights:

  • Explore the excavations of Caesarea
  • Lunch at a Druze Village
  • Wine tasting in the Golan Heights
  • Dinner at a Middle Eastern Restaurant in Jerusalem
  • Sound and Light show at the Tower of David in Old City Jerusalem
  • Visit the Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, and Yad Vashem
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Ascend by cable car to the mountain fortress of Masada
  • Explore Eilat’s Underwater Observatory
  • Enjoy lunch and a camel ride in a Bedouin Village
  • Visit the Israeli Air Force Museum

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