CLASSIC ISRAEL SAMPLE ITINERARY
A first timer's trip to Israel, including some of the must-see sites, and interspersing some off the beaten-track experiences. Contact us to customize this program!
WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Day 1: Tel Aviv
Arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport and transfer to your hotel. After settling in, take a short walk in the area followed by dinner.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
A MODERN HEBREW CITY
Day 2: Tel Aviv
Explore the old city of Jaffa, the ancient port city. Walk down Rothschild Boulevard and visit Independence Hall, the site where Israel was declared a state. After a lunchtime tasting tour of the Carmel market, visit the Palmach Museum. End the day with a graffiti tour of the city!
Overnight: Tel Aviv
THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY
Day 3: The Mediterranean Coastline
Head up the coast to Caesarea, the incredible port city built by Herod. Continue from there via Haifa, and an overlook on the Bahai Gardens up to Akko. Walk through the markets, the Knights Halls and the port before heading to your hotel in the Galilee.
Day 4: The Golan Heights
Spend the day in the Golan Heights. Take a hike along the tributaries of the Jordan River, and ride jeeps through the vista scenery of the north. Taste some of the local wines or make your own chocolate before heading down to Tiberius for an evening along the Sea of Galilee.
GALILEE TO JERUSALEM
Day 5: Galilee and Jordan Valley
Explore the magical alleyways of Tzfat, the mystical city before stopping to plant trees to commemorate your trip. Head to Jerusalem, stopping to ride a camel and for an overlook and welcome to the city.
JERUSALEM, CITY OF GOLD
Day 6: Jerusalem's Old City
Begin the day at the City of David, the original site of the establishment of the city of Jerusalem. Continue to the Western Wall and to visit all four quarters of Jerusalem's Old City for an interactive tour. Stop for a bite of some of the best hummus in Israel along your way. In the evening, welcome Shabbat at the Western Wall.
KINGS AND HEROES
Day 7: Masada & The Dead Sea
Explore the ancient fortress of Massada. Afterward, float in the Dead Sea and take a short hike in the natural desert oasis of Ein Gedi.
JERUSALEM, THE NEW CITY
Day 8: Jerusalem
Visit the Holocaust memorial and museum at Yad V'Shem. Eat lunch at the Machaneh Yehuda Fruit and Veggie Market. In the afternoon, visit the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the holyland model of ancient Jerusalem along with the world-class art museum.
ARCHAEOLOGY & EXPLORATION
Day 9: Judean Hills
Dig through the remains of a 2,000 year old city in an underground excavation at Beit Guvrin. Spend your last afternoon relaxing an exploring before heading to the airport for your flight home.