Jewish Heritage in Depth

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DURATION: 10 Days / 9 Nights
PRICE: From USD 1,821 per person (twin share)

Explore Jewish heritage from both a personal and public perspective, as you soak up the varied flavours - both new and old - of the Jewish homeland. Visit key sites and cities like Independence Hall, Mini Israel, Latrun, Yad Mordechai, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Safed, Tel Facher, Banias, Tel Hai, Beit Shean, Beit Alpha, Gan Hashlosha, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Qumeran, Massada and the Dead Sea.

Day 1: Friday | Arrival

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our local Israel representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 2: Saturday | Tel Aviv

Explore the modern city of Tel Aviv at leisure.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 3: Sunday | Caesarea - Haifa - Acre - Rosh Hanikra

Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders' city, the aqueduct and amphitheater which has been restored as a concert venue.

Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mount Carmel and visit “Af-Al-Pi-Chen”, the naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbour and local market.

Continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable into the limestone grottoes.

Overnight: Kibbutz Guesthouse

Day 4: Monday | Safed - Tel Facher - Banias - Tel Hai

Drive to Safed, center of the Kaballa movement; visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha’Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the Artist’s quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour at the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp; visit the Banias springs. Next, a visit to Tel-Hai; see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920.

Overnight: Kibbutz Guesthouse

Day 5: Tuesday | Beit Shean - Beit Alpha - Gan Hashlosha - Jerusalem

Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; proceed to Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the Philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem with a stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 6: Wednesday | Jerusalem Old City

Tour the old city of Jerusalem. Start with a visit of the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels; visit Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 7: Thursday | Jerusalem New City

Celebrate the Bar-Mitzvah ceremonies at the Kotel. Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next visit the Israel Museum, Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the new Holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the ammunition hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War and converted into a national memorial site and museum.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 8: Friday | Qumran - Massada - Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.

Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car. Next stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area.

Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car. Next stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 9: Saturday | Jerusalem

Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the city of Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 10: Sunday | Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.


  • Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 9 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Dinner at Kibbutz Lavi
  • Lunch and Spa at the Dead Sea area
  • 6 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per the itinerary
  • Jeep tour in the Galilee
  • A ticket to a theater show that will show at that time. There will be English subtitles.

Note: Extensions to Eilat & Petra (Jordan) available. Contact us about additional (shorter / longer) tour options.

Please enquire below or call 02 9371 8166 to book your trip today!

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