9 Day Iconic Israel

Collette Tour starting in Tel Aviv and finishing in Jerusalem

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 9 Day Iconic Israel. Journey to Israel, discovering some of the most significant sites of the ancient world including Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea and the oldest city in the world, the ruins of Jericho. 'Float' in the tranquil, healing waters of the Dead Sea or stop...read more
Overview
Operator: Collette
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 9 Days
From: Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Tour Code: COL238
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Israel, Jordan
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Tel Aviv, Israel - Tour Begins - Jaffa - Tel Aviv
Your tour begins in Tel Aviv, a bustling city brimming with culture and history. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a popular local restaurant in the ancient port city of Jaffa. Stay: Isrotel Tower Hotel (D)
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Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Haifa - Acre - Tiberias
Travel along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins of the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great around 22 B.C. Pause to visit the Roman theatre, aqueduct and fortress. Travel the Valley of Armageddon to the fascinating excavation site of Tel Megiddo. Next, take in the breathtaking panorama of Haifa and the Baha'i Shrine and Gardens on Mount Carmel (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Then, feel like you have stepped back in time with a visit to the ancient Crusader city of Acre (UNESCO). Your day comes to a close in Tiberias. Stay: Leonardo Plaza Hotel (2 Nights) (B/D)
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Tiberias - Cana - Nazareth - Tabgha - Capernaum - Sea of Galilee
This morning, get to know some important biblical locations. Begin with a visit to Cana, considered to be the site of the First Miracle, where Jesus turned water into wine. Next, travel to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. Afterward, visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount; and Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Your visit to Capernaum is followed by a stop at the Galilee Boat Museum to see the display of the boat that sailed the Sea of Galilee approximately 2,000 years ago during the time of Jesus. Later, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Get a taste of the local flavor during lunch at a communal settlement, known as a kibbutz. (B/L/D)
4
Tiberias - Beit Shean - Jericho - Qumran - Dead Sea
Begin the day by stepping into Roman times with a visit to Beit Shean to see the well-preserved ancient theatre. Continue along the Jordan River Valley to Jericho. Over 2,000 years old, it is considered to be the oldest city on earth. Journey to Qumran, the location of one of the most important archaeological finds of all time – the discovery of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Afterward, proceed to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. Perhaps you'll choose to "float" in the tranquil, healing waters; experience the natural buoyancy due to its high salt concentration and the benefits of its minerals to beauty and health. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Stay: Isrotel Ganim (B/D)
5
Dead Sea - Masada - Bethlehem - Jerusalem
Today's route leads you to the former palatial fortress of Masada (UNESCO). Ascending the ancient walls of Masada by cable car, a visit to Herod's Palaces, the Roman Camp and the Synagogue await. A stop in the biblical city of Bethlehem, spread along the Judean Hills, allows for a visit to the Church of the Nativity – the birthplace of Jesus and the first church ever built. Tonight you arrive in one of the holiest cities in the world, Jerusalem. Stay: Prima Royale Hotel (4 Nights) (B/D)
6
Jerusalem
Drive to Mount of Olives to take in the vast panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Proceed to the Church of Ascension and the Garden of Gethsemane. Discover the Kidron Valley and the tombs of Mary, Absalom, Zachariah and James. Continue on to St. Peter in Galicantu and Mt. Zion where you will see the room of The Last Supper and the tomb of King David. See the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum to view the display of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then, visit the Garden Tomb. (B)
7
Old City, Jerusalem
A magnificent tour of the Holy City of Jerusalem begins with a drive to the old walled city. While walking through the four quarters that make up the Old City (UNESCO), you will visit the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Temple area, the Dome of the Rock (outside view only), the Pool of Bethesda, and the Church of St. Anne. Next, walk the path of the Stations of the Cross as you traverse the Via Dolorosa, beginning at Pilate's Judgment Hall and ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In the afternoon, continue exploring the city independently or explore the sights, sounds and aromas of the world-renowned Mahane Yehuda Market, known to everyone as the shuk (open-air market). (B)
8
Jerusalem
Your day is at leisure to explore independently or simply relax. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner at one of Jerusalem's most popular restaurants. (B/D)
9
Jerusalem - Tour Ends
Your tour ends after breakfast this morning. (B)
1
Tel Aviv, Israel - Tour Begins - Jaffa - Tel Aviv
Welcome to Tel Aviv, a bustling city on the Mediterranean coast. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in the ancient port city of Jaffa. Stay: Isrotel Tower Hotel (D)
2
Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Haifa - Acre - Tiberias
Today we follow the coast to the ruins of the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great around 22 B.C. Marvel at its Roman theater, aqueduct and fortress. Travel the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation site of Tel Megiddo, which dates back to the Bronze Age. Next, take in the breathtaking panorama of Haifa and the Baha'i Shrine and Gardens on Mount Carmel (UNESCO World Heritage site). Step back in time in the ancient Crusader city of Acre (UNESCO). Your day comes to a close in Tiberias. Stay: Leonardo Plaza Hotel (2 Nights) (B/D)
3
Tiberias - Cana - Nazareth - Tabgha - Capernaum - Sea of Galilee
Set off for Cana, considered to be the site of the First Miracle – where Jesus turned water into wine. In Nazareth, visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. Continue to Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount; and Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Make a stop at the ancient fishing village of Capernaum before exploring the Galilee Boat Museum. See a boat that sailed the Sea of Galilee approximately 2,000 years ago before boarding a boat for your ride on the Sea of Galilee. Get a taste of the local flavor during lunch at a communal settlement, known as a kibbutz. (B/L/D)
4
Tiberias - Beit Shean - Jericho - Qumran - Dead Sea
Peek into Roman times at Beit Shean's well-preserved ancient theater. Continue along the Jordan River Valley to Jericho, considered to be the oldest city on earth. Journey to Qumran, the location of one of the most important archaeological finds of all time – the discovery of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Proceed to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. Then it's your choice! Stop in the AHAVA Visitors Center and learn about the world-famous cosmetics that come from the Dead Sea. Or, take the opportunity to "float" in the tranquil, healing waters of the Dead Sea…experience the natural buoyancy due to its high salt concentration and the benefits of its minerals to beauty and health. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Stay: Isrotel Ganim (B/D)
5
Dead Sea - Masada - Bethlehem - Jerusalem
Travel to the former palatial fortress of Masada (UNESCO). Ascend the ancient walls of Masada by cable car to Herod's Palaces, the Roman Camp and the Synagogue. A stop in the city of Bethlehem, spread along the Judean Hills, brings you to the Church of the Nativity – the birthplace of Jesus and the first church ever built. Tonight you arrive in one of the most captivating cities in the world, Jerusalem. Stay: Dan Boutique (4 Nights) (B/D)
6
Jerusalem
Drive to Mount of Olives to take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. See the Church of Ascension and the Garden of Gethsemane. Discover the Kidron Valley and the tombs of Mary, Absalom, Zachariah and James. Continue to St. Peter in Galicantu and Mt. Zion to discover the room of The Last Supper and the tomb of King David. Marvel at the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, home to a selection of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Conclude your day at the Garden Tomb. (B)
7
Old City, Jerusalem
Come to know the Holy City of Jerusalem on a walking tour of the old walled city (UNESCO). See the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Temple area, the Dome of the Rock (outside view only), the Pool of Bethesda, and the Church of St. Anne. Next, walk the path of the Stations of the Cross as you traverse the Via Dolorosa, beginning at Pilate's Judgment Hall and ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Later, continue exploring the city independently or peruse the sights and sounds of the world-renowned Mahane Yehuda Market, known as the shuk (open-air market). (B/D)
8
Jerusalem
Your day is at leisure to explore independently or simply relax. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner at one of Jerusalem's most popular restaurants. (B/D)
9
Jerusalem - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
Collette Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Venture to the ancient capital of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great around 22 B.C.
  • See a boat that sailed the Sea of Galilee around 2,000 years ago.
  • Ascend the ancient walls of Masada by cable car.
  • Journey to Cana, considered to be the site of the First Miracle.
Trip Inclusions
  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • Strategically located hotels (4 stars and above)
  • The services of a professional tour manager
  • Expert local guides who provide insider knowledge
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • All on-tour gratuities (excludes on-board cruise gratuities)
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • Wi-Fi available on tour
Activity Level
  • To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) Airport, please make sure your flights arrive before 4:00pm
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) Airport, please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Private Airport Transfers
  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.

 

Journey Highlights
  • Venture to the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great around 22 B.C.
  • See a boat that sailed the Sea of Galilee approximately 2,000 years ago.
  • Ascend the ancient walls of Masada by cable car.
  • Discover the ancient cities of Nazareth and Bethlehem.
  • Explore the oldest city on earth — the ancient ruins of Jericho.
  • Enjoy the wonder of the Dead Sea.
  • Choose to explore the AHAVA Visitors Centre to learn about the Dead Sea cosmetics or "float" in the tranquil, healing waters of the Dead Sea.
  • Savour dinner at one of Jerusalem's most popular restaurants.
Trip Inclusions
  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Private, chauffeur driven return home to airport transfers - up to 40km
  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour
Activity Level
To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Optional Activities
The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

Jerusalem by Night with Tower of David

Location: Jerusalem. Cost: $117.
Discover the treasures of Jerusalem by night, a beacon of three faiths. By bus, enjoy stunning views of the Old City walls, Temple Mount and Mount Zion. On foot, walk through Jaffa gate to the Old City (UNESCO), which combines ancient beauty with timeless...read more

Genesis Land: Ancient Hebrew Hospitality and Abraham's Feast

Location: Nazareth. Cost: $247.
Experience life as it was in biblical times as you travel to Genesis Land, in the heart of the Judean desert. Enjoy a delightful jeep tour of the Judean Hills. Look out across endless landscapes from Kadar to Jabal Mountar to the Horkaian Valley. Travel...read more

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