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Heritage & Holy Land - 8 days

COACH TOUR - From vibrant Tel Aviv we trace Israel’s holy heritage through the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and Jerusalem with time to float in the Dead Sea and explore ancient Roman archaeological sites and impressive cliff-top fortresses.

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Trip Highlights

Tel Aviv - dynamic city on the Mediterranean coast
Caesarea - one of the great cities of antiquity and Megiddo - ancient Biblical city & battleground.
Nazareth - Church of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well & Joseph’s Church
The Dead Sea - Masada, UNESCO-listed fortress & Qumran Caves
Jerusalem (West Bank) - Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Yad Vashem - World Holocaust Centre. Old City - Temple Mount & the Wailing Wall, Dome on the Rock, Cardo (Roman Road), Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mt. Zion, Last Supper Room & King David’s Tomb & Dormition Abbey
Jaffa - ancient port city and the house of Simon the Tanner
Sea of Galilee & the Miracle sites - Tibrias, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mount Beatitudes & Cana
Beit Shean - excavations of the old Roman city
Mount Scopos & Mount of Olives - spectacular views
Bethlehem (West Bank) - Shepherd’s Field, Church of the Nativity and Ein Karem - birthplace of John the Baptist

Included

7 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Ben Gurion Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8
Cable car ride in Masada, for views of the Dead Sea
All transfers and transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles
This tour is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go. You will join travellers from a number of different operators, some staying in different hotels for sightseeing each day and spend your evenings at leisure. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 - 38 persons.
7 nights 4 star hotels
Touring of - Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Galilee Miracle Sites, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Masada, Qumran Caves, Jerusalem, Ein Karem & Bethlehem
Services of local guides for scheduled sightseeing
Entrance fees to all included sightseeing

Not Included

International flights and visa
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping/gratuities for your guide and driver. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. for your guide and USD$2 for your driver. Tipping your guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture.

Itinerary

Day 1

Tel Aviv

Thursday. Airport transfer to your hotel included. Rest of the day free for you to enjoy the dynamic city of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean.
Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 2

Jaffa & Tiberias

Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Tiberias. A short drive brings us to Jaffa, an ancient port where we enjoy a walking tour of the picturesque fortified town, see the House of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the hilltop views. Continuing north along the coast we visit Caesarea, one of the great cities of antiquity and Megiddo, the location of many ancient battles and the city referred to in the book of Revelation as ‘Armageddon’. Here we explore the archaeological ruins before continuing to the Sea of Galilee and historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived and preached.
Overnight: Tiberias  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Sea of Galilee & miracle sites

Tiberias. Today we visit Capernaum, an ancient fishing village and the centre of Jesus’ ministry. In Tabgha, the site where Christ miraculously fed the 5,000, we see the wonderful mosaic floor of the Church of Multiplication before continuing to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the ‘Sermon on the Mount’. Ascending to the rocky plateau of the Golan Heights we enjoy panoramic views of the rugged peaks of Mount Hermon with the green pastoral Huleh valley stretching out below.
Overnight: Tiberias  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Cana & Nazareth

Tiberias - Jerusalem. First stop today is Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We continue on to Nazareth, the city where Jesus spent his childhood, where we visit the Church of Annunciation, Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Passing through the Jordan Valley we reach Beit Shean and explore the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman city, destroyed in an earthquake, before travelling on to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

The Dead Sea

Jerusalem - Dead Sea - Jerusalem. An excursion today takes us to the remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea and Masada, a UNESCO-listed fortress situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. We ascend by cable car to the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Here we visit the excavations of King Herod’s palace, the synagogue and bathhouse. The site also offers spectacular views of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. We’ll also see the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and enjoy floating on the salty, mineral-rich waters (weather permitting) before heading back to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 6-7

Jerusalem & Bethlehem (West Bank)

Start the day with the spectacular panoramic views from Mt. Scopus before a stop at the Mount of Olives, the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer. We visit the Garden of Gethsemane before heading to the Old City where we see the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Just outside of the Old City is Mount Zion with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.

On day 7 we discover new Jerusalem, starting with the official memorial site of Yad Vashem, a sprawling complex dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. After paying our respects we head to Ein Karem, a picturesque village where John the Baptist was born. Spend some time in the Israel Museum visiting the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple. Passing the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of the Hebrew University we make our way to Bethlehem in the West Bank where we visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Then we return to Jerusalem for the night.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 8

Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Thursday. Jerusalem - breakfast. Today marks the end of our tour. After hotel check out, transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.

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Pre Accom - Tel Aviv
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USD $190
Post Accom Jerusalem
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Hotel Grand Beach, Tel Aviv

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located just a few minutes walk from Tel Aviv's golden beaches, the Hotel Grand Beach offers a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere. Guest rooms are modernly furnished and include free Wi-Fi. With a number of excellent eating options including a lavish buffet in the 'Jerusalem' dining room. The roof top pool is another highlight affording stunning views of the seafront and the city and is a great place to cool off! Perfectly located close to the sea front and the bustling city centre with lots of restaurants and cafes nearby.

Hotel Metropolitan, Tel Aviv

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Within easy walking distance from major city attractions, Hotel Metropolitan is a modern hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms are designed in a contemporary style with soft furnishings and stylish en suite bathrooms. The hotel also has an onsite bar and cafe serving food throughout the day. In the summer head to the outdoor pool with sundecks - the perfect way to start the day! Perfectly located in the centre and very heart of Tel Aviv.

Golan Hotel Tiberias, Tiberias

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Golan Hotel Tiberias is family run property located in the historic centre of Tiberias on the hillside overlooking the old city and the Sea of Galilee. The hotel benefits from an outdoor seasonal swimming pool with a spacious sun terrace. You can unwind with a drink at either the poolside bar or at the Kinnereth lobby bar. The hotel’s restaurant Panorama offers Local and International kosher dishes. All rooms offer views of the Sea of Galilee and the distant mountains and are equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay.

Leonardo Hotel Tiberias, Tiberias

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Leonardo Hotel in Tiberias is scenically located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the only freshwater lake in Israel, and just a short stroll from the centre of town. The hotel benefits from direct access to a private beach and a large pool. Rooms are equipped with plush furniture and a range of modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay. Guests will wake up each morning to wonderful views of the Sea of Galilee. The restaurant serves delicious cuisine and the staff are very attentive.

Hotel Grand Court , Jerusalem

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Centrally located. the Hotel Grand Court is a very modern hotel and an excellent base for exploring the holy city. Guest rooms are bright and well furnished with free Wi-Fi throughout. The Garden Court is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast al-fresco. There is also a refreshing outdoor pool to relax in or by (open April - September). Perfectly located just a short walk from the Old City.

Leonardo Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The modern Leonardo Hotel is in an ideal base for exploring the sites of Jerusalem. Centrally located within a short walk of famous sites such as the Via Doloroza, Western Wall and the Old City. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, with all modern amenities. The two restaurants serve delicious local and international cuisine and breakfast is plentiful. After a long day of sightseeing, the large outdoor pool is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a refreshing swim, while those who can't resist a holiday workout can head to the fitness centre.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.55 out of 5 based on 11 recent reviews

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Great tour covering the highlights of Israel. Itinerary worked well and didnt feel rushed as we were a small group of 16 people. The guides Patrick and Ditza were both very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with the group. Would recommend staying an extra 2 days in Jerusalem after the group tour finishes to spend more time in the Old City as there is so much to see.

• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
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Boaz was great, knowledgeable, caring and interesting. He had lots of local contacts which helped to maximise our tour. We saw the historical places and got a feel for the political situation.

The tour was very good and we saw everything we wanted plus some extras. It was a bit too full on really, with early mornings and finishing late due to traffic and having to pick up people from 5 different hotels. We really enjoyed it though, despite catching a cold probably due to lack of sleep. We learnt a lot and met many interesting people.

• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
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Udi was fantastic, an amazing knowledgable guide. Went out of his way to make sure the tour was fantastic for everyone.

• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
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Great tour, covers a lot of the essentials in Israel, definitely for open minded people. Loved the Hotel with dinner included.

Maher did a great job. He's very proud of his Country and knowledgeable. He also helped us plan our free time in Israel after the tour, worked great!

• Submitted 28 May 2017
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Thanks for a very well organized trip.

• Submitted 17 May 2017
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Very informative tour; very knowledgeable guides. Particularly enjoyed Mark who gave a well balanced perspective on the different Israel-related issues.

• Submitted 18 Feb 2017
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Tour was excellent, the guides were very knowledgeable and informative.

Itinerary was well thought out and covered everything we wanted to see. The organisation was very well done, with enough but not too many activities each day, and lunch fitted in well.

Accommodation was good.

• Submitted 12 Jun 2016
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I was impressed with Oreon the Israeli Guide how he was so informative, took care of us as a group. Made sure we were delivered to our hotels in tiberius, Jerusalem. Also with losing my mobile phone Oreon came with me to the Police Station and was very supportive.

He worked really long hours I was impressed with his going the extra mile.

Best guide I have had on a trip I only had one exploring holiday in Egypt with Louis Verne.It would be helpful if there was a small coach as the group grew in Jerusalem.

• Submitted 19 May 2015
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We enjoyed the tour a great deal and considered it gave us an excellent feel for the country. Our guide was knowledgeable and provided many insights for all of our visits. Our group were fun and very good company. Our hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were good, providing nice accommodation, service and food.

• Submitted 12 May 2015
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The tour was excellent. It had the right balance between sightseeing, travel and rest time. We enjoyed all of the places that we visited and thought the time at each was about right.

Feedback for Gardi - brilliant tour guide, full of information and interesting stories, happy to answer all questions, kept us informed, very friendly, really made it special.

Feedback for Ona - fun and friendly, very informative and knowledgable, timekeeping could have been better - but some of that was outside of her control.

It would have been better if we had kept the same group and the same guide throughout the trip. When we got to Jerusalem we changed to a new guide and merged with a bigger group who had only just arrived. This made the group dynamic a little difficult.

• Submitted 02 Apr 2015
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Tel Aviv
Ends
Jerusalem
Departs
Thursdays
Hotel Rating
4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Dinner: 6
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Great tour covering the highlights of Israel. Itinerary worked well and didnt feel rushed as we were a small group of 16 people. The guides Patrick and Ditza were both very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with the group. Would recommend staying an extra 2 days in Jerusalem after the group tour finishes to spend more time in the Old City as there is so much to see.

Louise Ward
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