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In-depth Jewish Heritage Discovery

TIL06: 10 Days Private Tour of Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Haifa - Tiberias - Golan Heights - Nazareth - Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem
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 Tel Aviv, Airport pick-up
Welcome to the Israel private tour which covers all the highlights of the Jewish heritage! Upon arrival, our representative will pick you up at the airport with a name placard. Then you will be transferred to the hotel by a professional driver for check-in. The rest time is free on your own. 

Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel
Day 2 Tel Aviv city tour including Old Jaffa
Today, your private tour package of Israel will take you to experience the Old Jaffa on foot. Your driver-guide will wait for you at the hotel in time. We will depart from Rothschild Boulevard and here you can see the most famous Bauhaus buildings including the Independence Hall, the site of Israel's declaration of Independence. Next, we will move to Neve Tzedek, the oldest community in Tel Aviv, where you can experience the local's lives. The next stop is the Old City of Jaffa which is one of the oldest cities in the world with a history of about 4,000 years. After the visit, we are going to the most prosperous local markets, the Nahalat Binyamin Crafts Fair and Carmel Outdoor Market. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel
Day 3 Transfer from Tel Aviv to Haifa with the visit along the way
In the morning, we will drive along the coastline and arrive in Caesarea about 1 hour later. Caesarea is a famous ancient city in the Mediterranean area and a lot of Roman-style old buildings are well preserved including the theater, colosseum and bath houses, which all present people's lives during that period. Next, we will go to Megiddo to see the old remains of the ancient battlefield. Then your driver-guide will accompany you to the Druze village, Daliat El Carmel, surrounded by carmel forests. In the afternoon, we will head to Haifa to see the golden domed Bahai Shrine and Bahia Gardens in the city center. The Bahia Gardens were built along mountains and the shrine was encompassed by 19 garden terraces. On the top, you can enjoy the terraces and overlook the Mediterranean Sea. After the visit, check-in at a local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Dan Panorama Haifa
Day 4 Drive to Tiberias with the visit in Rosh Pina and Safed
After hearty breakfast, we will drive to the Sea of Galilee. On the way, we will stop by a Galilee Winery and have an interesting experience of making wine. Continue the road trip to Rosh Pina which is one of the oldest Zionist settlements in the country. Now it is a town noted for its bustling restaurants, cafes, and galleries. Then drive north to Safed, strolling in the Israel's highest city and learn about the story of Kabbalists and Jewish synagogue. In the afternoon, you will be guided to visit Hula Valley which is one of the top places in the world to watch migrating birds and it boasts abundant water and natural flora and fauna. Tonight, we will stay overnight in Tiberias, which is situated on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Caesar Premier Tiberias
Day 5 Visit Golan Heights and Mount Bental, Enjoy afternoon leisure time
Today's highlight is Golan Heights where you cannot only see the former Syrian bunkers - Kuneitra, but also the "capital of the Golan", Katzrin. Then we will visit the Golan Archaeological Museum containing all the relics found in the local area from the prehistorical period to the 13th century. Afterward, enjoy a visual journey about the region - the Kessem Hagolan, which offers an interesting introduction about the history of Golan Heights. The next stop is Mount Bental where you can enjoy a full view of Upper Galilee, the Golan Heights, Mount Hermon and Syria. The whole afternoon will be left free for you and you can explore this place at your leisure or just have a rest.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Caesar Premier Tiberias
Day 6 Drive to Jerusalem & visit in Nazareth
After breakfast, we will drive to Nazareth, a site of Christian pilgrimage, which is said to be the place Jesus began to preach. Here we are going to admire the largest church in the Middle East, Church of Annunciation, which has a wide collection of the artworks about the event Annunciation around the world. Later, we will pay a visit to the ancient synagogues in Capernaum, as well as the Octagonal Church of St. Peter built by Byzantines. Then we'll go to the Mount of Beatitudes, the site location of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus preached the gospel to people. After that, drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha and enjoy the ancient synagogue with the most beautiful mosaic floor. Then drive about 2 hours to Jerusalem to check-in. 
     
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel
Day 7 Jerusalem Old City & Bethlehem
With the driver-guide's accompany, we will tour around the Jerusalem Old City, one of the highlights of the Israel private tour. First, we will go to Mount Zion to visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Then stroll in the Cardo market in the Jewish Quarter, which once served as the main street of the city 1,500 years ago, and now a shopping market full of unique goods. Next, we are going to visit Temple Mount and Jewish’s holiest site - the Wailing Wall. The current wall survived from the ancient times is still a holy place for Jewish people to pray. Walk along the Via Dolorosa on the Stations of the Cross, we will reach the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Bethlehem and visit Rachel's Tomb and Church of the Nativity.  

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel
Day 8 Jerusalem new city tour
Today's itinerary of the Israel private tour will be visiting the new city of Jerusalem. The first stop is Yad VaShem, the official memorial to Jewish victims. Then we will stop by Israel's Parliament building, the Knesset, the Menorah and the new site of Israel's Supreme Court and finally reach Israel's National Museum to enjoy the Dead Sea Scrolls and a huge model of Jerusalem from the ancient times. Later, we will head to Mahane Yehuda Market to experience local ethnic groups' different culture and taste some local snacks.

Tip: Yad VaShem is closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays, and no photos are allowed inside.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel
Day 9 A day tour to Masada & Dead Sea
After breakfast, the driver-guide will pick you up at the hotel and start the today’s visit. We will experience a short drive in the Judean Desert today. On the way, stop at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. Continue to head to Masada, and take a cable car up the ancient fortress to explore the ancient relics such as food storeroom, bath houses and Herod's Palace. Then we will head to the Dead Sea, the world's lowest place with 400 meters (1,300 feet) below the sea level. Enjoy your leisure time here! To float in the water or to enjoy a spa will be a fantastic experience. In the evening, return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel
Day 10 Departure from Jerusalem, Airport see-off
The private tour package of Israel ends perfectly. The diver will pick you up on time and escort you to the Ben Gurion Airport for a homeward flight. Wish you a pleasant journey!

Meals: Breakfast
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