The Best of Israel in 8 days

8 days/ 7 nights

Surfing in Tel Aviv

Surfing in Tel Aviv

Day 1: Tel Aviv

Arrival to Ben Gurinon, transfer to the hotel, check in
Walking tour to Jaffa Flea market- Neve Tzedek- Carmel Market
Old Jaffa – one of the most attractive places to tour in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Old Jaffa has been an important port town for thousands of years. Jaffa holds old churches, which are among the most beautiful in Israel, serving the city’s Christian community.
Flea Market in Jaffa, located near the clock-square built by the Turks in the height of the Ottoman Empire.
Neve Tzedek was the first Jewish neighbourhood to be built outside of Jaffa at the beginning of 1887. Since then it has developed into a special place that make it one of the most stylish and desirable neighbourhoods in Israel.
The Carmel Market – an experience for the senses; smelly foods, colourful clothes, and souvenirs at super low prices (especially if you know how to bargain…).
Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 2: Caesarea, Haifa, Galilee

We will drive along the coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman Capital and Port, for a walking tour of the theatre, archaeological ruins the crusaders’ city, the aqueduct and the new multi media museum recently opened.
We will continue to Haifa for a scenic view of the city and the port.. Haifa is the world center for the Bahai religion. The Bahai

St Peters Church Tabgha

St Peters Church Tabgha

gardens that sit on the hills of Mount Carmel are an impressive site to visit and learn about this fascinating religion and its Universal House of Justice located on site.
After completing the visit we will drive to the North towards a Kibbutz in Galilee.
Galilee – a mountainous region covered with green bushes and waterfalls, with many national parks, nature reserves, and mineral baths. The city of Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee are the famous sites associated with this beautiful region.

Overnight in Kibbutz in Galilee

Day 3 Visit Nazareth, Boat ride Capernaum Golan heights, winery.

We will start our day form Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Nazareth lays in the lower Galilee, famous for its churches and mosques
We will visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of Saint Joseph.
We will continue to Kana and the resort town of Tiberius. We will drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum and the ruins of the ancient Synagogue. We will continue to Tabgha, site of the miracle of loaves and fish located at the foot of the Golan Heights.

Float in the Dead Sea

Float in the Dead Sea

We will visit Golan Heights winery and will taste famous Israeli wine.
Overnight in Kibbutz in Galilee

Day 4 Beit Shean Jordan Valley to Dead Sea.

We star tour journey from visit Yardenit, the famous site of baptism, where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea.
We drive via Beit Shean, the largest archaeological site in Israel, to Beit Alpha to see the impressive remains of the Byzantine mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac.
Driving through the Jordan valley towards the Dead Sea, passing on the way the oldest city in the world – Jericho and will continue along the shores of the Dead Sea and enjoy impressive views of the dessert from our air conditioning bus.
On arrival to the hotel: enjoy Spa facilities and bathing in Dead Sea.

Overnight in the hotel overlooking the Dead Sea.

Day 5: Masada, Qumran, driving to Jerusalem.

On arrival to the famous site Masada, we will ascend the mountain by cable car and enjoy a guided tour of the fortress. Built by

Jerusalem Old City Alleys

Jerusalem Old City Alleys

King Herod this is the place where the Jewish Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. We will explore the remains of walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman bath, and enjoy the panoramic views to the Dead Sea Valley.
On the way to Jerusalem, We will stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
Our first introduction to Jerusalem we will start from the magnificent view from Mount Scopus.
Arrival to the hotel.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6 Jerusalem

Full day visit of Old city of Jerusalem including the Western wall, Jewish Quarter, Moslem quarter, southern wall excavations.
Our tour begins with a drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city and views on the Bethlehem area.
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Visit to Mount Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.

Churches on the Mount of Olives

Churches on the Mount of Olives

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 7:  Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Morning– Visit Bethlehem.
We will drive to Bethlehem (please bring your passports!) for an overview of Shepherd’s field. We will drive through Rachel’s tomb to visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger’s Square.
At the afternoon – return to tour in New Jerusalem
The New City you can explore the charming neighborhood of Yemin Moshe and the Montefiore Windmill – a famous Jerusalem landmark. The beautiful YMCA and famous King David Hotel are nearby. The pedestrian Ben Yehuda Street is lined with cafes, shops and restaurants. The nearby Nahalat Shiva Street is a charming focal point for Jerusalem’s nightlife.
* Possible to visit Israeli museum or Holocaust Museum.

Day 8: Jerusalem- airport transfers.

We are offering 3 options for touring in Israel:

• We will build for you the route, book hotels and arrange hire car and you will enjoy your driving tour.
• Private tour with guide- driver
• One day small groups tours from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Send us your enquiry to info@journeyboutique.com or call to +44(0) 1534758983 and we will be back with the offer within 24 hours, which can, to a degree, be adjusted to suit your budget.

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