Tour 5C: 7-Day Tour to Israel From Ancient Wonders to Desert Landscapes

Embark on a captivating journey through Israel’s diverse landscapes and rich history. Start in the modern vibrancy of Tel Aviv and the historic charm of Old Jaffa. Explore the ancient wonders of Caesarea, Haifa, and Acre. Immerse yourself in the timeless aura of Old Jerusalem. Discover the City of David, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem Museum, and the lively Machane Yehuda Market. Experience the unique wonders of the Dead Sea, the fortress of Masada, the archaeological site of Qumran, and the serene Nahal David.
Venture into the Negev Desert, marveling at the Mitzpe Ramon crater. Conclude your journey with visits to Tel Beer Sheva, an archaeological gem, and the Ayalon Institute, a testament to Israel’s clandestine history. This exploration promises a captivating blend of landscapes and cultural treasures.

1,280.00 $


1.Sacred sites and historical marvels.
2.Best of Israel Historical and heritage sites.
3.Guided by Old & New Testament sources.

Day 1:  Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa
Day 2:  Caesarea, Haifa, Acre
Day 3:  Old Jerusalem
Day 4:  Jerusalem – City of David, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem Museum and Machane Yehuda Market
Day 5:  The Dead Sea, Masada, Qumran and Nahal David
Day 6:  Negev Desert Exploration Mitzpe Ramon crater
Day 7:  Tel Beer Sheva, Ayalon Institute

Day 1: Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa
•Guided walking tour of the Old City in Jaffa, exploring ancient ruins and historical sites.
•Visit the Jaffa Flea Market for unique souvenirs.
•Explore Tel Aviv’s Street art scene, including graffiti murals in the Florentine neighborhood.
•Visit the Neve Tzedek “Soho” neighborhood.
•Explore Carmel Market for a variety of goods.
•Stroll along Rothschild Boulevard, admiring Bauhaus-style architecture.
Overnight in Tel-Aviv.

Day 2: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Anikra
•Start your day in Caesarea, a former King Herod’s port city that was named after Julius Caesar. Visit the ancient ruins, including the theater, aqueduct, and hippodrome, and learn about the history of the city.
•Drive to Haifa, a bustling city known for its stunning Bahai Gardens and the Carmelit underground metro. Take a tour of the Bahai Gardens and visit the Bahai World Center, the spiritual headquarters of the Bahai faith.
•Continue to Acre, an ancient port city that has a rich history, including periods of Ottoman, Crusader, and Jewish rule. Explore the Old City and visit the underground Crusader city, the Turkish bathhouses, and the harbor.
•Have a lunch break in Haifa, enjoying local food and drinks at one of the city’s many cafes and restaurants.
•Visit to Rosh Hanikra, a stunning coastal grotto located near the Lebanese border. Take a scenic cable car ride down to the grotto and explore the natural caves and tunnels formed by the pounding of the Mediterranean Sea.
Overnight in Tel-Aviv.

Day 3: Tour of Old Jerusalem
•View of Jerusalem’s Old and New Cities from Mount of Olives.
•Visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the church of Gethsemane.
•Explore Mount Zion, including the Last Supper (“Cenacle”) and the Tomb of King David.
•Discover the Jewish Quarter, Cardo, Herodian Quarter, and the Western Wall.
•Visit the Western Wall tunnels, reach the segments of the Wall hidden from view, and touch the original and special Western Wall stones that tell the story of the Jewish nation.
• Walk through ancient and fascinating subterranean spaces with exquisite archeological findings, such as large stone arches, water pits, an ancient water aqueduct that ends at the Strouthion Pool, and more.
• Enjoy a lunch break at a local restaurant.
• Take in the view of David Citadel and Jaffa Gate.
• Explore the Armenian Quarter and Jerusalem’s Saint James Cathedral.
• Conclude with a view of Jerusalem’s Old and New Cities from Jaffa Gate.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 4: Jerusalem – City of David, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem and Machane Yehuda Market
•Arrive at the City of David, and go down to the hidden spring where kings were coronated. Explore the underground mysteries of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, where water has flowed since the time of the prophets.
Join the mysterious, magical journey between ancient shafts, walls, and fortresses at the City of David, the place where Jerusalem began.
•Visit the Israel Museum and begin your visit at the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and other biblical manuscripts.
•Explore the model of the Second Temple, which is an incredibly detailed and accurate representation of the temple as it appeared in the 1st century CE.
•Walk through the Archaeological Wing, which features artifacts from the biblical period.
•Visit the Aharon Ofri Hall of Jewish Art and Life, which showcases the rich cultural heritage of Jewish communities around the world.
• Walk through the Joan Wilking Sculpture Garden, which features an outdoor collection of modern and contemporary sculptures set against the backdrop of a lush garden.
•Visit Yad Vashem, the official Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, Israel. A visit to Yad Vashem can be an emotionally intense and powerful experience, as it serves to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and educate visitors about the events of that time.
•Conclude with a foodie-oriented tour of the markets of Jerusalem as well as the colorful Mahane-Yehuda Market. Enjoy the colorful noisy bustling market, where you get a chance to taste authentic dishes from a variety of cuisines from both east & west.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5: Tour of the Dead Sea, Masada, Qumran, and Nahal David
•Explore Qumran and get an overview of the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
•Visit Nahal David in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, considered one of the most attractive streams in the Dead Sea Land. One of David’s main hideouts was when Saul was pursuing his life. 1 Samuel 23:28–29
•Drive to Masada National Park.
•Enjoy lunch at a scenic location.
•Drive to the Dead Sea and take the opportunity to float in its unique and therapeutic mineral-rich waters.
•Conclude the day with a drive to check in the hotel
Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon.

Day 6: Negev Desert Exploration
•Mitzpe Ramon: Discover the stunning Negev Desert landscape in the Mitzpe Ramon crater, offering breathtaking views and unique geological formations.
•Visit Ben Gurion’s Hut: Gain insights into Israel’s history by visiting the hut of David Ben Gurion, the country’s founding father, and learn about his connection to the Negev.
•Explore the ancient city of Ovdat, providing a glimpse into Nabatean culture and the historical significance of this archaeological site.
Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon.

Day 7: Historical Journey to the South
•Uncover the archaeological wonders of Tel Beer Sheva, an ancient city with well-preserved ruins and a testament to urban planning in antiquity.
•Visit the Ayalon Institute, a clandestine bullet factory during the pre-state era, revealing a hidden chapter in Israel’s history of independence.
•Return to Tel Aviv: Wrap up the day by returning to Tel Aviv, reflecting on the historical insights gained during the journey through the southern regions of Israel.


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Terms & Conditions

7-Day Tour Terms and Conditions ***Included in the Price: ●A licensed Tour Leader with expertise in Bible, Archaeology, history, and culture for the entire 7 days. ●Licensed local Israeli guides accompanying the group throughout the 7-day tour. ●7 full days of touring as per the program itinerary. ●Admission to all sites, activities, and attractions detailed in the program. ●Usage of a new luxury air-conditioned Mercedes V class for the entire 7-day tour. For groups of up to 6 people, ●Accommodation for 7 nights as per the tour itinerary: ●2 night in Tel-Aviv at a 4-5* hotel. including bed and breakfast (B/B) ●2 night in Mizpe hayamim hotel. including bed and breakfast (B/B) ●4 nights in Jerusalem at a 4-5* hotel. including bed and breakfast (B/B), ●Daily breakfast at the hotels ●Porterage services at the hotels. ***Not Included in the Price: ●Flights to and from Israel. ●Transportation to the hotel lobby in Tel-Aviv on the morning of day 1 of the tour. ●Visas, if required. ●Travel, medical, personal, and luggage insurance. ●Lunches. ●Dinners ●Tips for local guides, bus drivers, and hotel staff, at a rate of 15 USD per person per day. ●All other personal expenses. ●Any items or services not explicitly mentioned in the provided program. Cancellation Policy: Customers who cancel within 14 – 7 days prior to the scheduled starting time will be charged 10% of the booking fee. Customers who cancel within 7 – 4 days of the scheduled starting time will be charged 50% of the booking fee. No-shows or cancellations within 96 hours of providing the service will be charged the full booking fee.