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Fascinating Israel

9 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL.
Welcome to Tel Aviv! This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2 TEL AVIV. EXCURSION TO VALLEY OF ELAH–LATRUN–JAFFA. 
LATRUN AREA See the site of David’s victory over Goliath and visit the Monastery of the Trappist Monks.
JAFFA Walking tour of the ancient port. (B)
50 mi / 80 km

Day 3 TEL AVIV–CAESAREA–ACRE–HAIFA.
CAESAREA Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Crusader Fortress.
HAIFA Visit the Baha’i Shrine. (B,D)
58 mi / 94 km

Day 4 HAIFA. EXCURSION TO THE SEA OF GALILEE, MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, CAPERNAUM & KIBBUTZ.
MOUNT OF BEATITUDES Visit the site where Jesus delivered his sermon.
CAPERNAUM Visit the site where Jesus recruited his first followers.
JORDAN RIVER Visit a baptismal site.
SEA OF GALILEE See Lake Tiberias before a [LF] scenic cruise. Hear a [LF] lecture on Kibbutz life. (B,D)
125 mi / 200 km

Day 5 HAIFA–NAZARETH–CANA–BET SHE’AN–JERUSALEM. 
NAZARETH Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
CANA Visit the site of the first miracle.
BET SHE’AN Visit to the ancient city includes the Roman and Byzantine relics.
Stop for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. (B,D)
147 mi / 235 km

Day 6 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO MASADA & THE DEAD SEA.
Scenic drive through the Judean wilderness en route to the Dead Sea.
MASADA Cable-car ride to visit the cliff-top fortress.
DEAD SEA [LF] Float in the saltwater of the Dead Sea and receive a salt scrub gift. Return to Jerusalem. (B)
81 mi / 130 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jerusalem with a Middle Eastern dinner. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with the GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 7 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO YAD VASHEM–THE ISRAEL MUSEUM–BETHLEHEM. 
JERUSALEM Visit Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum.
BETHLEHEM Orientation tour and visit to the Church of Nativity. (B,D)
6 mi / 10 km

Day 8 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO THE OLD CITY. 
JERUSALEM Guided walking tour of the Old City includes the Garden Tomb, Mount of Olives, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Follow the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Stop at the Western Wall. Walk to Mount Zion and visit the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper. Visit the tomb of King David. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 9 JERUSALEM.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Tel Aviv). (B)
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All This Included
Israel has been a pilgrimage center for people throughout the ages and is a treasure trove of historical and biblical sites. On this Israel tour, start in Tel Aviv and end in Jerusalem with overnights in Haifa and Kibbutz. Along the way, visit the most famous and interesting sites, including many UNESCO World Heritage Sites: in Haifa, the golden-domed Baha’i Shrine, the world center of Baha’i faith; Acre, a historic walled port-city where you’ll see some of the immense underground Crusader city, dating from 1104-1291; and Masada, a rugged cliff-top fortress where Jewish zealots chose death rather than slavery to the Romans.

Also visit many of the sites associated with Jesus, including Cana, site of the first miracle; Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount; Capernaum, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen; the Garden of Gethsemane with its Rock of Agony, where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected on the site of the crucifixion; and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, which stands on the site where Jesus was born.

Also, visit the Via Dolorosa; the Mount of Olives; the Israel Museum, with the Dead Sea Scrolls; and much more. Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you on this Israel tour. Take a relaxing cruise on the Sea of Galilee, and hear a lecture on kibbutz life. Additionally, travel to the Dead Sea, where Globus has arranged for you to experience the water’s incredible buoyancy and receive a salt scrub gift.

These are just some of the many highlights of this once-in-a-lifetime Israel vacation!
  • Full Israeli breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner in Tel Aviv and a farewell dinner in Jerusalem
  • Motorcoach or minibus; boat cruise; cable car.
  • Headsets throughout the tour.Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Accommodations
Tel Aviv: Herods Hotel Tel Aviv 
Haifa: Dan Panorama
Lower Galilee: Kibbutz Lavi 
Jerusalem: Dan Panorama Jerusalem 
Notes
  • [LF] refers to Local Favorites where Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavors.
  • No triple room reduction.
  • Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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