New Classical Israel Tour

Starting from: $1,840

Group Size: Up to TBD travelers

Duration: 11 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 New 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.

* Tours over Jewish holidays are subject to hotel confirmation and restrictions

Day1Thursday
Departure
  • 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 Villages / 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 | Back to the US
Departure from Israel / Arrival in the USA
  • After breakfast you will be transferred 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: On board

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

Hotel Level # of Nights 1st Class Superior 1st Class 5-Star 5-Star Deluxe
Tel Aviv Prima Dan Panorama Carlton Dan-Deluxe Rooms
Galilee Kibbutz Lavi Standard Rooms: Eden Wing Kibbutz Lavi Upgraded Rooms: Eden Wing Kibbutz Lavi Dix Rooms: Hod Wing Kibbutz Lavi Dlx. Rooms: (Hadar Wing)
Jerusalem 5 Prima Kings Dan Panorama Inbal King David Deluxe Room

Note: Please note the room type provided for the category you choose. Tours over Jewish holidays and Aug are subject to hotel confirmation and restrictions. Land package prices listed are per person in U.S. dollars. Rates are based on double occupancy and inclusive of all taxes. The hotel included above might be subject to change.

Departure Date Return Date
Nov 28, 2019 Dec 8, 2019 Sold Out!
Dec 12, 2019 Dec 22, 2019 $1,870 $1,915 $2,625 $2,810
Dec 19, 2019 Dec 29, 2019 $1,925 $2,305 $2,815 $3,395
Dec 26, 2019 Jan 5, 2020 $1,925 $2,365 $2,470 $3,160
Jan 2, 2020 Jan 12, 2020 $1,840 $1,915 $2,375 $2,750
Jan 9, 2020 Jan 19, 2020 $1,840 $1,915 $2,375 $2,750
Jan 30, 2020 Feb 9, 2020 $1,840 $1,915 $2,300 $2,750
Feb 13, 2020 Feb 23, 2020 $1,840 $1,915 $2,435 $2,750
Feb 20, 2020 Mar 1, 2020 $1,840 $1,915 $2,300 $2,750
Feb 27, 2020 Mar 8, 2020 $1,920 $2,060 $2,380 $3,050
Mar 12, 2020 Mar 22, 2020 $1,980 $2,195 $2,525 $3,200
Mar 26, 2020 Apr 5, 2020 $1,980 $2,195 $2,525 $3,200
Apr 30, 2020 May 13, 2020 $1,980 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
May 7, 2020 May 20, 2020 $1,980 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
May 14, 2020 May 27, 2020 $1,980 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
Jun 4, 2020 Jun 17, 2020 $1,980 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
Jun 11, 2020 Jun 24, 2020 $1,980 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
Jun 25, 2020 Jul 5, 2020 $1,960 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
Jul 2, 2020 Jul 15, 2020 $1,980 $2,220 $2,610 $3,230
Jul 9, 2020 Jul 19, 2020 $1,980 $2,220 $2,610 $3,230
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 29, 2020 $1,980 $2,220 $2,610 $3,230
Jul 23, 2020 Aug 5, 2020 $1,980 $2,220 $2,610 $3,230
Jul 30, 2020 Aug 12, 2020 $1,980 $2,220 $2,610 $3,230
Aug 6, 2020 Aug 19, 2020 $1,980 $2,220 $2,610 $3,230
Aug 13, 2020 Aug 26, 2020 $1,980 $2,220 $2,610 $3,250
Aug 20, 2020 Aug 30, 2020 $1,980 $2,220 $2,610 $3,250
Aug 27, 2020 Sep 6, 2020 $1,955 $2,195 $2,570 $3,200
Sep 3, 2020 Sep 13, 2020 $1,955 $2,195 $2,570 $3,200
Oct 15, 2020 Oct 25, 2020 $1,980 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
Oct 22, 2020 Nov 1, 2020 $1,980 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
Oct 29, 2020 Nov 8, 2020 $1,980 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
Nov 5, 2020 Nov 15, 2020 $1,980 $2,265 $2,730 $3,525
Nov 12, 2020 Nov 22, 2020 $1,955 $2,265 $2,745 $2,895
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 29, 2020 $1,955 $2,265 $2,745 $2,895
Nov 26, 2020 Dec 6, 2020 $1,955 $2,265 $2,745 $2,895
Dec 3, 2020 Dec 13, 2020 $1,955 $2,265 $2,745 $2,895
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 20, 2020 $1,955 $2,265 $2,745 $2,895
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 27, 2020 $1,935 $2,405 $2,860 $3,490
Dec 24, 2020 Jan 3, 2021 $1,935 $2,405 $2,860 $3,490
Dec 31, 2020 Jan 10, 2021 $1,935 $2,405 $2,860 $3,490
Jan 7, 2021 Jan 17, 2021 $1,850 $1,950 $2,465 $2,780
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 24, 2021 $1,850 $1,950 $2,465 $2,780
Jan 21, 2021 Jan 31, 2021 $1,850 $1,950 $2,465 $2,780
Jan 28, 2021 Feb 7, 2021 $1,850 $1,950 $2,465 $2,780
Feb 4, 2021 Feb 14, 2021 $1,850 $1,950 $2,465 $2,780
Feb 11, 2021 Feb 21, 2021 $1,850 $1,950 $2,465 $2,780
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 28, 2021 $1,850 $1,950 $2,465 $2,780
Feb 25, 2021 Mar 7, 2021 $1,935 $2,110 $2,520 $3,105

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Join America Israel Tours' exciting and life-changing tours of the Holy Land.

Included in your tour package:

  • Shared transfer from Ben Gurion International Airport to your Hotel in Tel Aviv and from the Hotel in Jerusalem to the Airport
  • 6 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
  • 9 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
  • Lunch in a Druze Village on Sunday
  • Wine Tasting in the Golan Heights
  • Sound and light show at David Citadel
  • 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)

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.

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

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