Israel Jewish Tour 9 Days

Tour’s Program

Welcome to Israel for your Holy land Tour. You will be met at the Ben Gurian airport, where

one of our representatives will be there waiting for you holding a card with your name on it. You can’t miss it. Our company driver will take you to your hotel and make sure you are checked into your hotel and have settled in. You will have every opportunity to freshen up and depending on what your arrival time was you will have time to explore the area around your hotel.

Private pickup from Ben Gurion airport. Drop off to a Jerusalem hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem hotel.
Our journey starts off in the Old City of Jerusalem the Mount of Olives. A mountain ridge beside Jerusalem’s Old City, where in past history it was abundant with Olive groves, but not today, hence its name. The mount has been used as a Jewish cemetery for many centuries, and due to its relationship to Jesus and Mary, it is an important place of worship for Christians. The view from the Mount of Olives is amazing as we see the Old City and the Dome of the Rock situated on the Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock is a shrine erected by the Muslims in 691 AD and is noticeable due to its gold-plated dome roof. This is not the building Jesus would have seen. In his time he would be looking at Herod’s Temple. The Jews constructed the Temple in 515 BC and during Herod the Great’s reign it was extended and refurbished. The temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.
At the bottom of the steep hill, we approach the Garden of Gethsemane. According to the New Testament, Jesus spent his last night praying while his disciples slept. The next day, Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.
Let’s move on to the Old city by getting out at the Zion Gate, bypassing the Jewish quarter and finally arriving at the ancient Byzantine Cardo. Much of it was demolished and hardly used for 1,000 years until the Crusaders filled the area with shops. Shopping for tourists continues today, with modern shops surrounded by construction dating back one and a half centuries.
Our trip continues at the Western Wall, an ancient limestone wall erected as part of Herod’s extension and refurbishment plans. It is also known as The Kotel or the Wailing Wall, erected by Herod the Great. The Jews have been praying on this holy site since 70 BC.
The Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, is a route taken by pilgrims visiting the Holy Sepulchre. This church was built on the site where Jesus was crucified and where his burial tomb lies. Much of the church was burnt down and ruined during the Persian and Muslim conquests. Since then, as a Crusader church, it has been restored and renovated to its former glory.
Let's go through the market, out of the Java Gate leaving the Old City behind us. Our next destination is towards the New City. There we can have a look at Yad Vashen, the Holocaust Museum. There is plenty to see here, giving you an understanding of the horrors as to what happened to the Jews who suffered in Europe during the Second World War.

Remarks:

  • In Jerusalem, it is strongly advised to dress modestly
  • If for any reason that in any part of our tour, a planned visit to a building is closed, we will make arrangements for you to visit an alternative place

Breakfast in Jerusalem hotel.  Pickup from Jerusalem hotel. Full transfer during the group tour. Visit Jerusalem Old and New. Government licensed tour guide in English. Entrance fees to all visited sited according to the itinerary. Return transfer to Jerusalem hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem hotel.
On leaving Jerusalem on road 90, we travel downwards below sea level on this long winding road towards the Dead Sea and then onto Masada. On the way at a distance, we observe the Ancient City of Jericho. According to the Christian bible, Jesus on his arrival to Jericho healed some blind beggars by returning their sight (Mark 10:46-52), and where the walls were brought down by Joshua’s soldiers (Joshua 6).

Also seen on our travels is the Inn of the good Samaritan. This road towards Jericho is linked to the parable of the Good Samaritan of which Jesus told, about a man of this area who was robbed and beaten near to death. A Samaritan passing by who was foreign to the area helped him by taking him to a local inn to heal his wounds, feed and clothe him.

As we reach the Dead Sea, famous for its high salt content, we continue along the coastline travelling in the direction towards Masada. Why not climb up the ancient Snake path like the Romans did 2000 years ago to enter Masada? But no, it would be a lot easier to take the cable to the top of this mountain. At the top, you will reach a plateau, which has an excellent view of the Judean desert and the Dead Sea. This is where Herod built palaces and fortified them. According to Flavius Josephus, a Jewish leader and historian, between 73 and 74AD a siege took place with the Roman soldiers attempt to take Masada, leading to a mass suicide of the Jewish people in the fortified Masada. Rather than face capture by the Roman soldiers, the Jews choose to kill themselves instead.

We turn back towards the Dead Sea we passed earlier. On our travels, we see the desert oasis Ein Gedi abundant with rich green foliage, a variety of wildlife, rivers and at least six beautiful fountains, situated in a desert close to the salty Dead Sea. This is where David hid in a cave with his men from King Saul. Continuing with our journey we pass by the Qumran. Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in some caves here in the hills.

To end our journey, we finally arrive at the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point below sea level and could be chosen as one of the seven wonders of the world. Due to the volume of salt in the Dead Sea, you can’t sink, so enjoy floating with the fear of drowning. People from all over the world come here to enjoy these therapeutic rich salts, minerals and water of the Dead Sea.

Remarks:

    • We recommend you bring with you, hats, bathing suits, towels and comfortable shoes.
    • Modest dress is required for holy places.

Breakfast in Jerusalem hotel. Pickup from Jerusalem hotel. Full transfer during the group tour. Visit Masada and Dead Sea beach. Government licensed tour guide in English. Entrance fees to all visited sited according to the itinerary. Return transfer to Jerusalem hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem hotel.
The Mount of Olives stands in an elevated position overlooking the Holy City of Jerusalem. Looking beyond the mount’s slope of the Jewish cemetery we can see the Temple Mount where the second Temple once stood erect, before being destroyed in 70AD.

Taking a drive along the Kidron Valley we can see this ancient cemetery and approach the bottom of the Mount we can take a look at the burial tombs of Absolom, King David’s third son Zechariah, a first Temple priest and the tomb of the sons of Hezir. Also, we can see the Church of all Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane.



Reaching Mount Zion, we can view the Tomb of King David, and within this tomb is David’s cenotaph covered with a velvet cloth complete with embroidered symbols of a lyre and a crown. In this holy Jewish site men and women sit in separate areas reciting prayers while facing the cenotaph.

Our journey proceeds with a tour passing the Zion Gates entering the Jewish Quarter. We take a visit where we see a complex of four Sephadic synogogues dating back to the 17th and 18th century. Being the Yochanan ben Zakai Synagogue, the Istanbul Synagogue, The Emtsai Synagogue and the Eliahu Ha’Navi Synagogue were found desecrated, burnt and in disrepair as a result of the six day war when the Israelites reclaimed Jerusalem.
Next, we visit the Byzantine Cardo which used to be main street of the city, and as a result of archaeological excavations we can see sections of this Byzantine Cardo. Ancient Crusader stores are now re-occupied and used as a modern shopping area today.

Proceeding along the Jewish quarter we go past excavated foundations of a two thousand seven hundred year old wall which was standing during the reign of King Hezekiah (Is 22:10). Below the streets of today we discover a two thousand year old Herodian mansion. Giving us a clear picture of what it was like in these times, we can see the mosaics and the ritual baths of that ancient period. An opportunity to put a note of prayer between the cracks as we approach the Kotel, the two thousand year old Western Wall. This wall was once a section of the outer walls of the Second Temple which stood on Temple Mount. Most of the temple was destroyed 70AD.

We now leave the Old City behind us and continue by passing and exiting the Dung Gate to visit the City of David, an excavated site. The City of David dates back three thousand years, and be amazed at the resourcefulness of the Canaanites and Hezekiah who built tunnels to bring water to the people in the city. The tunnels are described in (Chronicles II 32:2-4) and in (Kings II 20:20), "…the acts of Hezekiah and all his might, and how he made the pool and conduit, and brought water into the city…".

Please Note:
• Entrance fees are not included.
• A minimum of 2 participants.
• Changes of vehicle may be required for transfers of pick up / drop off destinations to save time, avoid traffic and delay!

Breakfast in Jerusalem hotel. Pickup from Jerusalem hotel. Full transfer during the group tour. Visit City of David and Underground Jerusalem. Government licensed tour guide in English. Entrance fees to all visited sited according to the itinerary. Return transfer to Jerusalem hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem hotel.
• Modest dress is required for holy places.
Our journey begins with a drive southbound through the Judean Desert on our way to the Dead Sea. Passing the Inn of the of the Good Samiraton, towards the Caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were found, we exchange vehicles for a desert 4 wheel-drive and drive into the desert towards Dragot Cliffs and the Wadi Murbaat. We finally end our journey relaxing and floating in the Dead Sea.
Our adventurous journey ends with a dip in the Dead Sea, washing away the desert sand and relaxing in the saline waters of the Dead Sea, and spend time covering our bodies with the mineral rich qualities of the Dead Sea’s black mud.

Please Note:
• A change of vehicle may be required for transfers of pick up / drops off destinations to save time, to avoid traffic and delay!
• Recommended: A bathing suit, towel, hat, sun protection, and good walking shoes.
• It is recommended to bring water and a packed lunch.

Breakfast in Jerusalem hotel. Pickup from Jerusalem hotel. Full transfer during the group tour. Visit Desert Safari. Government licensed tour guide in English. Entrance fees to all visited sited according to the itinerary. Return transfer to Tel-Aviv hotel. Overnight in Tel-Aviv hotel.
You can spend your free time in Jerusalem or requests a Petra, Jordan one day tour including flights to Eilat and back. In case if you interested in Petra, Jordan tour please follow the link for full details information. Tour must be booked in advance. Petra Jordan Tour from Tel-Aviv.

Breakfast in Tel-Aviv hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem hotel
Our tour begins northbound passing Herzliya and Netanya along the Mediterranean coast Israel taking a turn inland passing through the Plain of Armageddon approaching Megiddo. (Chronicles II 35:20-27).
We take a visit to the City of Teberius, situated on the coast of the sea of Galilee. Tiberius, a first century city built by King Herod where archaeological excavations have discovered structures dating back to the Mishnah and Talmud periods. We take a visit to two ancient burial grounds of two known Jewish sages. First of all, Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes and secondly Moses Ben Maimon.

Rabbi Meir Baal Hanes, seen by many as a miracle worker. Rabbi Meir was a pupil of Rabbi Akiva. His burial ground is one of the most visited in the country. His burial ground was destroyed by an earthquake in 1337, however two stone pillars of the tomb survived the earthquake. A new structure has been built, and today you will see that the two original stone pillars have been incorporated into it. From a distance, you can see the distinctive blue and white domes of the tomb.
There are two separate prayer areas, one for women and one for men, as well as there is a study for Askenazim and Sephardim. Nearby we have vendors selling religious souvenirs, candles, books and posters of Rabbi Meir.

Moses Ben Maimon was commonly known as Maimonides, a medieval Sephardic and Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. He is known as the author of the fourteen volumes of the Mishne Torah. Maimonides died in Egypt December 12,1204. His last wish was to be buried in Tiberius in the lower Galilee.

We proceed with our journey entering the city Safed, situated on a hill and known as one of the four Holy cities in Israel. We take a walk through the narrow lanes of this old historical city, visiting The Ari Ashkenazi Synagogue, the Isaac Luria center, and the Artist’s quarter.

Our journey continues at Mount Meron. Where the burial ground of Simeon bar Yochai (Rashbi)
lies. Rasbi wrote the Zohar, a compilation about the Kabbalah movement. The Zohar is understood to be written by Rashbi while hiding from the Romans following the destruction of the Second Holy Temple. Rassbi died in Lag B’omar, on the day a plague ended taking the lives of Rabbi Akiva’s young students. His grave is where Lag B’omer celebrations take place each year. Thousands of Jews gather together with bonfires, dancing and celebrations. One special tradition is to give their three year old sons their first haircut.
Prayer takes place for both men and women in separate areas. Surrounding Rashbi’s tomb there a re stalls selling religious mementoes, Head coverings, religious books and artefacts.

Please note:
• A change of vehicle may be required for transfers of pick up / drop off destinations to save time, avoid traffic and delay!
• Please be at your pick up point on time. There might be some delay (up to 20 minutes) due to traffic or other operational issues.
• We recommend you bring good walking shoes, a hat & water.
• Modest dress required: Covered shoulders/ no shorts allowed for the holy sites.

Breakfast in Tel Aviv hotel. Pickup from Tel Aviv hotel. Full transfer during the group tour. Visit Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, Akko. Government licensed tour guide in English. Entrance fees to all visited sited according to the itinerary. Return transfer to Tel Aviv hotel after the tour. Overnight in Tel Aviv hotel.

Our journey begins with scenic view of the sea of Galilee before ascending the Golan heights passing Hamet Gader. We take a visit at the Shalom Observation point and then proceed to Katzrim museum for another visit.
As we leave Tel Aviv northbound we traveling along a road with a scenic view of Mediterranean, We pass the cities of Herzliya and Netanya. Traveling away from the sea we travel across the plain of Armageddon which is stated in Revelations. Soon you will be able to view Megiddo, the site of an ancient Biblical city.
Reaching the southernmost point of the Sea of Galilee we halt and take a look at the wonderful scenic view of the Sea of Galilee and the Golam Heights.
Crossing the Jordan river at the bottom of the Golam Heights we travel downwards cutting through Hamet Gader. Hamet Gader being a popular spa destination same as it was for the Romans 2000 years ago. Our journey continues through the fertile green countryside before a stop at the Shalom Observatory. Experience a wonderful view of the sea of Galilee below us. At a distance you can see the city of Tiberius.
As our journey continues onto Katzrin you will see the ruins of a village dating back to the Mishnah and Talmud periods. Thanks to archaeological excavations the village is partially restored which includes houses, a synagogue, and an oil press. With finding of black basalt rock there is also evidence of past volcanic activity in the Golam heights. .
Our journey continues approaching the city of Katzin, where some refer it to being the capital. It has been occupied going back as far as the bronze, to the Romans, Mamluks, Ottomans, and the French. We take a visit to the Golan Antiquities Museum where we can view the archaeological discoveries of the Golam area. The museum displays artifacts and has audio visual presentations about the city Gamla, and the historical Second Temple era of the Jewish city nearby.
Finally, we go to Mount Bental to view what remains of Syrian fortifications which were captured by the Israelis in 1967, the six day war.

Breakfast in Tel Aviv hotel. Pickup from Tel Aviv hotel. Full transfer during the group tour. Visit Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, Akko. Government licensed tour guide in English. Entrance fees to all visited sited according to the itinerary. Return transfer to Tel Aviv hotel after the tour. Overnight in Tel Aviv hotel.
On this final day, we will transfer you to the Ben Gurion airport for your journey home. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel 4 hours before the flight, to transfer you to Ben Gurion airport.

Having sampled a variety of what Israel, Holy Land has to offer, we are sure that you will keep fond memories of your spiritual adventure with us. If you ever want to repeat the authentic experience and spiritual feelings, we always will be here to assist you.

Breakfast in Tel Aviv hotel. Pickup from Tel Aviv hotel. Private transfer to Ben Gurion airport.
• Pickup from Ben Gurion airport on your arrival day and transfer to a hotel in Jerusalem
• Pickup from hotel in Jerusalem on your departure day and transfer to Ben Gurion airport
• Pickup from your Jerusalem hotel daily to join the group tours
• Return transfer daily to your Jerusalem hotel after the group tours
• 6 full day group tours according to the Tour package daily itinerary
• Jerusalem full day tour
• City of David and Underground Jerusalem
• Masada and Dead Sea Tour
• Desert Safari Experience Tour
• Safed, Tiberias & Mt. Meron Tour
• Golan Heights Tour
• English speaking Tour Guides
• Professional Tour Guides Certified by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism
• Entrance fees to all sites as per Tour package 9 day itinerary
• 4 nights in Jerusalem hotel in double room including breakfasts (Jerusalem Gold hotel or similar)
• 4 night in Tel Aviv hotel in double room including breakfast (Tel Aviv Imperial hotel or similar)
• Breakfast included in hotel – Daily Israeli Buffet
• All not mentioned in includes – excluded from the tour package

  • You can star your tour any day you want, according to your flight details

  • Guaranteed availability – Always available to book the tour package

  • One step booking super easy secure system

  • Instant payment and booking confirmation will be sent to your email

  • Detailed confirmation voucher will be provided within 72 hours

  • Price is per person in double sharing room

  • Single supplement of 65% will be applied for solo travelers

  • Lunches not included ( you will have a lunch break during the tours ) you can buy or bring your lunch in advance

  • Pickup from Jerusalem hotels at 08:30 am – 09.00 am to Jerusalem Bethlehem tour / Return estimated time 18:00 pm

  • Pickup from Jerusalem hotels at 05:50 am – 6.20 am to Nazareth tour / Return estimated time 18:00 pm

  • Dinners in Israel are available for extra supplement. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv both have thriving culinary scenes and most of our guests like to take advantage of the city’s many famous restaurants

  • Return pickup transfer from your hotel will be 4 hours before your flight. 3 hours before the flight guests must be in Ben Gurion airport


  • Cancellation at any time 10% of total price.

  • Cancellation less than two months before the arrival day 50% of total price charge

  • Cancellation less than a month before the arrival day 75% of total price charge

  • Cancellation less than a week before the arrival day 100% of total price full charge

  • Cancellation / Reschedule terms are the same

  • Any unused services fully non refundable

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights 6 Tours 1 Free Day
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