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IsraelSelf-drive journey through Israel and the Jordan valley

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Day 1: Arrival

Airport meeting assistance and escort to car rental desk.  Make your way to Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv
Night at Grand Beach, Sea Net Tel Aviv Hotel (Tel Aviv)

Day 2: The Coastal Plain

Our recommendations for today’s touring:

This morning depart northwards to the port city of Haifa for a special tour of the magnificent Bahai Gardens from atop Mount Carmel.

Continue for a visit to Nazareth Village, a unique reconstruction of a first century village providing an authentic experience of the land of the Bible.

Head to the colourful markets of Nazareth for a unique tasting tour of the best and most interesting food stalls.

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Day 3: Sea of Galilee

Our recommendations for today’s touring:

Enjoy a morning cruise sailing the Sea of Galilee in a traditional wooden boat.

See an original fishing boat from the first century and hear the story of its amazing discovery.

Head to one of the nearby villages for a wonderful cooking workshop with women from the local Galilean town.

Kibbutz ()

Day 4: Jordan Valley

Our recommendations for today’s touring:

Depart the Sea of Galilee via the fertile Jordan Valley.

Onto the Naharayim Experience – an extraordinary audiovisual display combining dams, sounds and colour to illustrate the operation of the old power plant. 

Visit Old Gesher and hear the story of the pioneers who settled at the site, held to the ground and realized their dream.

Visit the Hospitaller castle of Belvoir (‘Fair View’ in French) for an amazing outlook over Northern Israel. 

Ascend the mountains to the holy city of Jerusalem.

Grand Court Hotel (Jerusalem)

Day 5: Jerusalem – Old City

Our recommendations for today’s touring:

Enjoy a day exploring the old city of Jerusalem.

Start with a new tour of the City of David. Be amazed by the excavations in the Tyropoeon Valley where we will walk through a section of the Herodian Channel that is approximately 500 feet long. The tour will reach its climax as we behold the impressive foundations stones of the Western Wall at the foot of the Temple Mount.

Explore the fascinating Western Wall Tunnels – Hidden layers and underground structures are revealed underground, such as Rooms and public halls, a section of a Second Temple road, a Hasmonean water tunnel, and a pool.

Onto the adjacent Chain of Generations Center, which incorporates a museum that fuses contemporary glasswork art with thousands of years of Jewish history. Crafted by the internationally acclaimed glass artist Jeremy Langford, the exhibit uses nearly 150 tons of shining glass to tell the story of a nation.

Enjoy a visit to the unique Moriah Collection showroom situated in a historic building inside the Old City - where diamond and gold jewellery are set in Jerusalem Stone.

See The Temple Institute's Visitors Center and their highly advanced, state-of-the-art presentation of the Temple-ready sacred vessels created by the Institute, garments of the High Priest, oil-paintings depicting aspects of the Divine service of the Holy Temple and a model of the Holy Temple Complex. 

Evening activity - Experience the wonderful sound & light show at the Tower of David Museum.

Grand Court Hotel (Jerusalem)

Day 6: Jerusalem New City

Our recommendations for today’s touring:

Experience a special tour of the Israeli Parliament – The Knesset. Catch some debates, take a guided tour, and explore the inner workings of the country’s seat of power.

Then visit the Israel Museum and see the famous Dead Seas Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book.

On for a tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial - a vast, landscaped complex with a visitors centre, a museum and a dozen memorials scattered over 45 acres of the Mount of Remembrance.

Visit the new Friends of Zion Museum –an extraordinary multi-senses experience where you meet the biblical figures, academics, businessmen and military officials who, through their faith, have forged an everlasting bond between the Jewish and Christian peoples.

Grand Court Hotel (Jerusalem)

Day 7: Masada and the Dead Sea

Our recommendations for today’s touring:

Travel south and descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea.

Ascend by cable car to the mountain fortress of Masada, once a luxurious palace built by Herod the Great and later the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Explore the unique remains including the bathhouse, water cisterns, storerooms, hanging palaces and the Synagogue.

Stop for a visit to the Ahava Dead Sea Works for a tour of the factory where these unique Dead Sea products are made.

On to a Dead Sea beach for a float in the salty water.

Return to Jerusalem.

Grand Court Hotel (Jerusalem)

Day 8: Departure

Depart to Ben Gurion Airport for your international flight home.

Ben Gurion

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Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
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  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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