9 days
from $3,399

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

3

Israel: Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Culture and history, bustle and beauty


Three continents converge, allowing us to immerse in an extraordinary mix of cultures, traditions and history. This journey through the ancient and the modern will bring us to the stunning seaside and bustling cities, connecting with the local people along the way.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy lunch with a Druze family

  • Float in the Dead Sea

  • Explore Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Trip code: 9ISRAEL

Activity Level:
3

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Israel to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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Discover Israel

9 days

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Details

  • Countries Visited: Israel
  • Accommodation: Hotel (7 nights), Kibbutz (1 night)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $800
  • Transportation: Air conditioned vehicle transfers throughout
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure transfers are included on a group basis
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Day 1: Tel Aviv
Welcome to Israel! After an included transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv, settle in before meeting your Local Leader and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (d)

  • Our hotel in Tel Aviv: Townhouse Hotel

Day 2: Tel Aviv > Jaffa > Tel Aviv
This morning we discover the ancient port city of Jaffa. Afterward, enjoy an afternoon exploring unscripted in Tel Aviv. (b)

  • Our hotel in Tel Aviv: Townhouse Hotel

Day 3: Tel Aviv > Haifa > Nazareth
We depart Tel Aviv and stop in Haifa for a city tour and wine tasting at Tulip Winery. We then continue to Nazareth, to the Church of the Nativity. The evening is yours in Nazareth. (b)

  • Our hotel in Nazareth: Villa Nazareth

Day 4: Nazareth > Tiberias
Today we drive up to the Golan Heights and visit the Dan and Banias nature reserves. We continue to a Druze village for an early lunch in a local home. Afterward, visit Capernaum before spending the night in Tiberias — in local kibbutz accommodations. (b, l)

  • Our accommodations in Tiberias: Nof Ginosar Kibbutz

Day 5: Tiberias > Jericho
Discover Jericho, said to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Choose to hike or take a cable car to the Monastery of the Temptations. Afterward, enjoy a drive down to the Dead Sea for a float in the gravity-defying waters. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Jericho: Ein Gedi Resort

Day 6: Jericho > Dead Sea > Jerusalem
Enjoy a sunrise hike up to Masada National Park. Once at the top, you can explore this ancient fortress overlooking the Dead Sea. After, you have another chance to take a dip in the Dead Sea. Heading into Jerusalem, we stop at the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. (b)

  • Our hotel in Jerusalem: Gloria Hotel

Day 7: Jerusalem
Discover Jerusalem on a full-day tour with our Local Leader, visiting sites like the Jewish Quarter, the Four Sephardic Synagogues and the Wailing Wall. We then tour the Mahane Yehuda Market, ending at the Beer Bazaar for a well-deserved refreshment. (b)

  • Our hotel in Jerusalem: Gloria Hotel

Day 8: Jerusalem > Bethlehem > Jerusalem
After a drive to Bethlehem, we visit the Aida Refugee Camp. We then continue on a walking tour of the Separation Wall, ending at the Walled Off Hotel and Gallery, created by acclaimed artist Banksy. After a drive to the Church of the Nativity, we conclude the day in Battir with a farewell dinner. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Jerusalem: Gloria Hotel

Day 9: Jerusalem
Our Israel adventure ends today. (b)

Things to know before traveling to Israel

CURRENCY:
When it comes to money matters on the trip, every traveler is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities, tipping and laundry. It’s always better to bring a little more than you think you’ll need.

MEALS NOT INCLUDED
Breakfast: All breakfasts are included, so you’re all set there!

Lunch: Lunch at a touristy restaurant should cost around USD10 to USD20. However, local street food can be substantially cheaper.

Dinner: At dinner time, your leader will normally recommend restaurants where you can safely try the local specialties of the region. Expect meals to cost between USD15 to USD25 for a main.

These are indicative prices only. If you are in a tight budget and are happy to eat just local food you can eat cheaper than this. If you want to try the finest food at the finest restaurants, then you can expect meals to cost as much as in western countries.

DIETARY NEEDS:
Your Local Leader or Insider Expert will endeavor to cater for specific dietary requirements where possible, and vegetarianism and gluten intolerance will be catered for in most instances. There are, however some meals and activities that are fixed in advance and therefore cannot be modified to suit dietary requirements.

Please notify your booking consultant of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. For those suffering from particular food allergies, your Local Leader or Insider Expert will endeavor to disclose to their fullest knowledge the main ingredients in dishes being consumed. It is, however, your personal responsibility to ensure that you do not ingest any foods to which you are allergic.

WEATHER:
Please note that as a desert region, the Middle East can have extreme weather. Temperatures are generally hot with little rain. This can become extreme during the summer months of June to August. In the months of December to March it can be very cold, particularly next to the river or the ocean and out in the desert where night temperatures can drop dramatically. Even in the hot months, it can get cold in the desert at night. Consider bringing a sleeping bag, thermals, scarf, gloves and a warm jacket for travel in this period, especially on itineraries which include camping such as on a felucca, in a desert camp, or at a Red Sea beach camp. A light water and windproof jacket is useful and a hat is essential.

ISRAEL IN WINTER:
The winter months in Israel (December through to February) can be quite cold. Temperatures in northern parts of the country can drop to freezing overnight. Snowfall around these areas is common. You will need to be prepared to travel in varying temperatures over these months.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

 

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Israel

Pre-Night Add-ons

Pre-night accommodation is on request only for this product. Please ask a Club Adventures representative for more details.


Post-Night Add-ons

Post-night accommodation is on request only for this product. Please ask a Club Adventures representative for more details.


Extensions

This itinerary can be paired with Treasures of Jordan for a complete exploration of the Middle East. Ask a Club Adventures team member for details.


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.

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