Iconic Israel

Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Tiberias, Korazim, Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Dead Sea

Discover the ancient world of Israel, where legendary stories of humanity's collective history blend with the thriving dynamic of modern life. Your adventure starts in Tel Aviv, the chic center for spirited luxury and captivating nightlife. Get a taste of the local flavor during a home-hosted lunch in a Druze community. Step into the past and enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Jerusalem's Old City. Gain a new perspective as you ascend the ancient walls of Masada by cable car. Float in the tranquil waters of the Dead Sea. From historic Nazareth to the sophisticated bustling hub of Tel Aviv, experience the all-encompassing essence of Israel.

Our prices start from

$ 2,699 LAND ONLY

10 Days • GUIDED • 17 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used.
  • Services of a tour manager
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Explore Israel, an ancient land rich in tradition. Step into a living history museum and discover some of the most celebrated treasures in the world.

Day 2 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Tour Begins

Isrotel Tower Hotel, Tel Aviv

Dinner Included

Welcome to Tel Aviv, a thriving, reinvented city on the Mediterranean coast. Feel the bustling energy humming around you and jump right into this epicenter of Israeli-chic. The city cultivates an ever-evolving restaurant scene paired with sparkling coastlines, resulting in an irresistible hub of urban sophistication. This is Tel Aviv, a non-stop celebration of innovation and excitement. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome reception at your hotel.

Day 3 - Tel Aviv

Get a taste for Israeli cuisine on a walking food tour in Carmel Market.

Isrotel Tower Hotel, Tel Aviv

Breakfast, Lunch Included

This morning, walk the narrow stone streets of Jaffa, an ancient port city. Then it's on to Carmel Market for a walking food tour.* Sample fresh hummus and savory street foods as you connect with the locals, getting a true taste of everyday life. This afternoon, perhaps you will relax on sandy beaches or opt to join your Tour Manager in the "White City" (UNESCO), highlighting famous Bauhaus architecture. Enjoy an evening at leisure to take in the city's captivating nightlife of rooftop lounges, sophisticated cocktail bars, and more.

Day 4 - Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Haifa - Tiberias

Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Follow the coast to the ruins of the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC. Chat with locals over a plate of enticing Arabic food as you bond with members of the Druze community at a home-hosted lunch. Afterward, in Haifa, take in the breathtaking panorama of the Baha'i Shrine and Gardens on Mount Carmel (UNESCO). Your day comes to a close in Tiberias, a sacred city overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5 - Tiberias - Korazim - Golan Heights - Sea of Galilee - Tiberias

Sail on the tranquil waters of the Sea of Galilee aboard a replica boat reminiscent of the 1st century.

Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Begin your day by exploring the excavated ruins of Korazim, a town believed to be cursed by Jesus because they did not heed his teachings. Korazim is in a relatively remote position, further up the hills overlooking the Sea of Galilee with gorgeous panoramic views. Enjoy lunch at a winery in the Golan Heights, a slice of fertile agriculture set on a rocky plateau. Set sail on the tranquil waters of the Sea of Galilee aboard a replica boat reminiscent of the 1st century. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6 - Tiberias - Nazareth - Mount of Olives - Jerusalem

Connect with the Orthodox Jewish community at a home-hosted dinner in Jerusalem.

Dan Panorama, or Dan Jerusalem Hotel, or Leonardo Boutique Hotel, or Lady Stern Hotel, Jerusalem

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Depart Tiberias for the historic city of Nazareth. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. Continue south to the Mount of Olives and marvel at the all-encompassing view of Jerusalem, including the shining Dome of the Rock. Housing layers of history and heritage, allow the resilient spirit of the city to capture your senses. Tonight, get to know a local family as you enjoy a traditional meal in their home. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7 - Jerusalem

Dan Panorama, or Dan Jerusalem Hotel, or Leonardo Boutique Hotel, or Lady Stern Hotel, Jerusalem

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Walk in the footsteps of millions before you and discover the old walled city of Jerusalem (UNESCO). On this walking tour, see the Western (Wailing) Wall and the storied path of the Stations of the Cross. Immerse yourself in the everyday culture of Jerusalem's Shuk (the Bazaars of the Old City), with each narrow street dedicated to different trades passed down through generations. As you explore, breathe in the smell of freshly baked bread, roasting sesame seeds, and savory spices. The remainder of the day is yours. Perhaps you will join an optional tour of Jerusalem by night, which includes a sound and light show. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8 - Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem

Engage in a conversation with a Holocaust survivor at Yad Vashem.

Dan Panorama, or Dan Jerusalem Hotel, or Leonardo Boutique Hotel, or Lady Stern Hotel, Jerusalem

Breakfast Included

Begin your day in the city of Bethlehem, spread along the Judean Hills. Visit the Church of the Nativity** – the birthplace of Jesus and the first church ever built. This afternoon, return to Jerusalem for a poignant visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. You won't just tour this powerful museum, but you'll get to have an open conversation with a Holocaust survivor.*** Today breakfast will be included.

***Due to fragile health conditions of Holocaust survivors, this interaction may be replaced with the screening of a recorded testimony.

Day 9 - Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem

Dan Panorama, or Dan Jerusalem Hotel, or Leonardo Boutique Hotel, or Lady Stern Hotel, Jerusalem

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel to the desert fortress of Masada (UNESCO), situated on a cliff next to the Dead Sea. Ascend the ancient walls of Masada by cable car and explore Herod's Palaces, the Roman Camp, and the Synagogue. Float in the tranquil healing waters of the Dead Sea, experiencing its unique natural buoyancy. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and toast the end to an incredible journey. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10 - Jerusalem - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your tour comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on December 8, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,000. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2021 - April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used. Rates do not include the on-tour flights..

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