Encounter Ancient History and Modern Life in Israel

+ We show you more of the Holy Land’s most inspiring sites including Capernaum, Megiddo and Tabgha.
+ Our 4-night Jerusalem stay allows for extensive exploration of the Old City and excursions to Bethlehem, the Qumran Caves and Dead Sea.
+ Ascend to the hilltop ruins at Masada and hear the inspiring tale of its brave inhabitants.
+ Engage with vendors in Israel’s largest open-air market and sample the exotic Middle Eastern delicacies.
+ Discover the White City of Tel Aviv, founded in the first half of the 20th century and hailed now as a superb example of the Modern Movement in architecture as it developed in Europe.

2018 Itinerary2019 Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Tel Aviv

    You’ll be met and escorted to the deluxe Shalom & Relax Hotel overlooking the Mediterranean. Join your Trip Leader and fellow travelers for dinner. meals d
  • Day 2 - Along the coast to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee

    Discover the city’s modern spirit as you explore the White City of Tel Aviv and Neve Tzedek. Then visit two sites of antiquity: Caesarea, built by Herod the Great, and Megiddo, a city inhabited for 5,000 years. Continue to the first class Emily’s Boutique Hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee. meals b+d
  • Day 3 - Along the shores and across the Sea of Galilee

    Visit Capernaum where Jesus chose his first disciples, and see the synagogue built where Jesus once preached. You also visit Tabgha and the Church of Multiplication. Drive on to the Mount of the Beatitudes and the Golan Heights before visiting the Banias Springs at Caesarea Philippi. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. meals b+d
  • Day 4 - Through the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem

    Visit the Wedding Church in Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle and travel on the Nazareth to see the Church of Annunciation. Continue through the scenic Jordan Valley to Beit Shean and onward to the 5-star Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem. meals b
  • Day 5 - Explore Old Jerusalem

    Ascend the Mount of Olives and enter the Garden of Gethsemane. Stand before the Western Wall and Temple Mount and walk the Via Dolorosa. Then tour the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where Jesus was crucified. Continue to the tomb of David and the Room of the Last Supper. Then join our culinary expert to explore the Machane Yehuda Market; meet the friendly merchants and maybe sample some of the myriad products here in the city’s largest market. meals b+d
  • Day 6 - Discover modern Jerusalem

    Tour the Israel Museum with its model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and see the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book. Visit the Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Tonight, thrill to the Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David. meals b
  • Day 7 - Excursion to the Dead Sea and Masada

    See the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and continue to Masada, where you ascend by cable car to visit the hilltop ruins. Hear the chilling tale of the Jewish patriots who made their heroic last stand here in the face of an overwhelming Roman Army. Then enjoy lunch and time for a swim in the Dead Sea before returning to the city where the rest of your afternoon is at leisure. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. meals b+l+d
  • Day 8 - Depart Jerusalem

    Transfer to the airport for your flight. meals b

Extend Your Trip

  • Amman & Petra

    5-Day Extension from $1,799

    Discover Jordan’s sites of antiquity! We include 2 nights in Amman, a journey along the King’s Way, 2 nights in Petra and extensive private sightseeing every day including an exciting 4x4 excursion into the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.

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  • Shalom & Relax Hotel - Tel Aviv, Israel

    Overlooking the Mediterranean, our comfortable first class hotel evokes the warmth and ambience of a sophisticated beach house.

  • Emily’s Boutique Hotel - Tiberias, Israel

    This contemporary 4-star hotel is wonderfully situated overlooking the Sea of Galilee near the historic heart of Tiberias. Stylish air-conditioned guestrooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, minibar and cable TV. Step out to your private balcony for magnificent views of the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights. 

  • Inbal Jerusalem Hotel - Jerusalem, Israel

    Overlooking Jerusalem's Liberty Bell Park and within walking distance to the city's main cultural venues and the Old City, the Inbal Hotel is an open doorway to the city's grand culture, tradition and history. Each of the 283 guest rooms reflects the grand history and culture of the area, decorated in light golden tones and tastefully designed and tailored.

Our Original Journey Value

+ Extensive sightseeing with never more than 16 guests including all entry fees
+ 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners with wine or beer at all midday and evening meals
+ Sample exotic Middle Eastern delicacies in Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda Market
+ 7 nights in our hand picked deluxe hotels
+ All on-tour transportation and airport transfers
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes and service charges

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Arrive Tel Aviv - Per Person Double

Dates   First Class Accommodations
Departure Return   Regular Deal
3/14/2019
Guaranteed
3/21/2019 $4499 $3999
 
4/6/2019
Sold Out
4/13/2019 $4299 $3799
 
5/11/2019
Guaranteed
5/18/2019 $4499 $3999
 
6/13/2019
Guaranteed
6/20/2019 $4599 $4099
 
9/5/2019 9/12/2019 $4499 $3999
 
9/19/2019 9/26/2019 $4599 $4099
 
10/24/2019 10/31/2019 $4699 $4199
 
3/12/2020 3/19/2020 $4599 $4099
 
3/26/2020 4/2/2020 $4599 $4099
 
4/23/2020 4/30/2020 $4599 $4099
 
5/7/2020 5/14/2020 $4599 $4099
 

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking until 12/31/2018.
  • Travel is one of life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

Prices are per person, land only. We offer air on Lufthansa. Add extra nights. U.S. citizens traveling to Jordan over the Allenby Bridge require a visa in advance.

Extend Your Trip

  • Amman & Petra

    5-Day Extension from $1,799

    Discover Jordan’s sites of antiquity! We include 2 nights in Amman, a journey along the King’s Way, 2 nights in Petra and extensive private sightseeing every day including an exciting 4x4 excursion into the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.

    View Day by Day »

Our Private Journey Value

Extensive sightseeing with never more than 16 guests including all entry fees
Specially arranged cultural encounters including a meeting with a Key Keeper at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and a market visit with a Jerusalem chef
13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
7 nights in our hand picked deluxe hotels
All on-tour transportation and airport transfers
Luggage handling and all hotel taxes and service charges

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Travel Any Day - Per Person Double

Dates   Standard Accommodation
Departure Return   Regular Deal
10/4/2018 12/21/2018 $7299 $6799
 
1/4/2019 2/28/2019 $7299 $6799
 

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking until 12/31/2018.
  • Travel is one of life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

Extend Your Trip

  • Amman & Petra

    5-Day Extension from $1,799

    Discover Jordan’s sites of antiquity! We include 2 nights in Amman, a journey along the King’s Way, 2 nights in Petra and extensive private sightseeing every day including an exciting 4x4 excursion into the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.

    View Day by Day »

Private Tour Add-Ons

  • Cairo

    4 Day FreeStyle Travel

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of 5-star hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers, and in-depth private car sightseeing with our engaging Egyptologist

  • Petra

    3 Day FreeStyle Travel package

    Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package features the deluxe Moevenpick Hotel, daily breakfast, roundtrip transportation from Amman by private car and expertly-guided sightseeing.

  • The Kingdom of Oman

    4 Day FreeStyle Tour

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Tour includes first class and deluxe hotels, daily breakfast, our signature Privately Guided sightseeing and all services with your own personal car, driver and guide.

Trip Reviews

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(25 Traveler Reviews)

  • Joseph from MD gives this tour 

    Great guide and locations.


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    Date Traveled: 11/21/2018

  • Shelley from MO gives this tour 

    We loved the VIP treatment from time we landed at the BenGurion Airport. We were met with the utmost courtesy and confidence. We immediately felt right at home. While traveling from the airport to our hotel we received a phone call from one of your Concierge. She reassured us of our arrangements and gave us expectations of our future days. This was very reassuring in a far away place. Our Tour guide, Michael Friedman Saar was so very hospitable . We felt like family. He was knowledgeable and open to discussion of our individual thoughts. We looked forward to each day spent with Michael. It really gave us a sense of well-being seeing him promptly every morning. The Shalom Relax Hotel was romantic and quaint. The food was excellent ! Emily’s Boutique in Tiberius was wonderful! We lived the views and once again the food was excellent! Our trip finale Hotel, Inbal was above all expectation!! All of the guided visits were heartwarming and unforgettable ! Thank you for our experience of a lifetime! We look forward to our next adventure, Sincerely , Ed and Rochelle


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    Date Traveled: 10/20/2018

  • Thomas from LA gives this tour 

    Impressed by the tour guide's knowledge and the transportation.


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    Date Traveled: 10/13/2018

  • Gregg from CA gives this tour 

    Our tour guide was patient, very informative, fun, and engaging. I learned so much about religion's important places as well as histories (Roman) interrelationship with Israel's history.


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    Date Traveled: 10/13/2018

  • Diane & Wayne from IA gives this tour 

    LOVED our guide Mickey and his passion for sharing his knowledge. Most amazing experience of my life especially for my first toured trip. We loved our driver as well.


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    Date Traveled: 10/13/2018

Save $1,000 Per Couple
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Pay in full at time of booking until 12/31/2018.