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Best Israel Tour

TIL04: 8 Days Private Tour of Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem - Haifa - Akko - Tiberias - Nazareth - Tel Aviv
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking driver guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Vehicle: Air-conditioned car, spacious and comfortable
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Jerusalem, Airport pick-up
Our 8 days best Israel tours starts when you arrive at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Our representative will pick you up by holding a sign that says your name and then the driver will transfer you to Jerusalem to check in at the hotel in about 1 hour. The rest time of the day is free for you, and it's advisable to have a good rest or explore the city at your leisurely pace. 

Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel
Day 2 Jerusalem old city tour
Our today's best Israel tours will begin with the first stop at the Mount of Olives. The driver-guide will wait for you at the hotel lobby in advance and take you to the mountain for enjoying a panoramic view of the city. Then come to the ancient city to visit the Western Wall - the holy land of Jews. This old city consists of four districts, the Jewish Quarter, Armenian Quarter, Christian Quarter, and the Muslim Quarter and your driver-guide will take you to visit the four areas including the famous attractions - the Holy Sepulcher Church and Al Aqsa Mosque. After all visits, the driver-guide will transfer you to Mt. Zion, where you can see the David's Tomb, the Last Supper Room and the Dormition Abbey - the resting place of the Virgin Mary. Then we will have a relaxed stroll in the market of the city to enjoy many kinds of crafts, and maybe you could find the souvenirs you like. Afterwards, we'll escort you to back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel
Day 3 A day tour in Bethlehem and Jerusalem
In the morning we'll drive to Bethlehem, Jesus's hometown, to visit the Shepherd's Field and the Church of the Nativity. After that, drive back to Jerusalem and go to Ein Karem, a small village about 30 minutes' drive from Jerusalem, where John the Baptist was born. We'll visit the St. John in the Mountains Church, a newly built church on the original site of St. John's old house, and the Church of Visitation, built in memory of the Virgin Mary's visit to Elizabeth - the mother of John the Baptist.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel
Day 4 A day tour to Masada and Dead Sea from Jerusalem
In the fourth day of our best Israel tours, we will head for Masada first. There we are going to take the cable car to the top of the fortification and visit the relics of the Herod's Palace and some other Jewish monuments. The Masada Herod's Palace is a representative of the luxury palace buildings of the early Roman Empire, which has been well preserved so far. The new museum in the tourist center shows us the daily life of the rebels at that time, some stories of the excavation of the ancient city and how Masada became an important symbol of Israel. After going down the fort by cable car, move forward to the Dead Sea, where you can enjoy the Dead Sea mud rich in minerals and excellent for skin and the Dead Sea floating. Then drive back to Jerusalem.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel
Day 5 Drive from Jerusalem to Tiberias with the visit in Haifa and Akko
After checking out from hotel in the morning, we'll drive from Jerusalem to Haifa, the third largest city in Israel, to visit Bahai Gardens and stand at Mount Carmel to overlook the whole city and the bay. Then we will keep driving to Akko, the ancient Phoenician and Crusader seaport, which has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon arrival, visit the Knights Halls, the Al-Jazzar Mosque, the bathhouse, and watch the multimedia displays. Moreover, we will pay a visit to the new ethnic museum next to the ancient wall and the covered markets. After the visits, we will move to Tiberias and stay overnight at a local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Caesar Prima Hotel
Day 6 Tours around Tiberias & Drive to Tel Aviv with stop in Nazareth
After breakfast, visit some attractions near Tiberias as the starting point of today's best tours of Israel, including the sites of the Synagogue in Capernaum, Peter's House, Mt. Beatitudes and Tabgha. We will also not miss the Church of the Multiplication. As a legend goes like that Jesus fed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish in Tabgha, which is the origin of the Church of the Multiplication. In the church, there are fifth century mosaic pictures depicting fish and loaf baskets vividly. Afterwards, drive to Nazareth for visiting the Church of the Annunciation and then go to Tel Aviv for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel
Day 7 Tel Aviv city tour including Old Jaffa
We'll tour the Ancient City of Jaffa today. First of all, learn about its long and magical history in Visitor Center. The ancient city is where the prophet Jonah began his voyage, and was eventually swallowed by the whale. Then we will visit the St. Peter's Church, built in memory of the great apostle Peter who brought the gospel from Jaffa to Rome. This church occupies the best position in Jaffa Port, from which you can enjoy the beautiful views of the harbor. In the afternoon, we will explore the Carmel Market. If it is a Tuesday or Friday, we can go to the Nahalat Binyaminn handicraft market, where you can watch the artists making handicrafts, or find a favorite as a gift for yourself.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel
Day 8 Departure from Tel Aviv, Airport see-off
Today is the last day of your 8-day best Israel tour package. If time permits, you can travel around the city on your own, then the driver will pick you up at the scheduled time and transfer you to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast
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