As you float weightlessly in the briny waters of the Dead Sea, allow yourself to completely relax while the healing properties of the Sea’s mineral mud invigorate your whole body. Inhale the aroma of the colorful spices at Jerusalem’s Shuk as you take a gratifying bite of your mouthwatering falafel. On this 10-day tour of Israel’s highlights, you will experience thousands of years of history that spans some of the world’s holiest and most religious sites. Whether you are seeking to discover the...
Jerusalem - Arrive in Israel to Explore Jerusalem's New City
Home to some of the world’s holiest sites, Israel is a fountain of spirituality that is nestled in the heart of the Middle East. You will arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, where you will be met by your driver for a private transfer to your luxurious hotel accommodation in the heart of Jerusalem. Once you have had time to freshen up, you will meet your private guide in the hotel lobby for a transfer to the Mount of Olives for a fantastic panoramic view of all of Jerusalem. Standing on the thick white stones of the overlook, you will bask in the sweeping views of this ancient city, especially the golden Dome of the Rock that shines in the distance. You can peer around and enjoy your first introduction to this history-filled city.
From here, you will board your private coach once again as you venture to the New City district of Jerusalem. You will arrive at Ben Yehuda Street, which is the area’s lively main drag. Your guide will offer information about the area’s history while offering excellent, local recommendations for the best restaurants and shops along the extensive street. Here, you will have the opportunity to peruse shops that are filled with traditional, Jewish artifacts that have been crafted by local artisans. You will also be able to sample your first Middle Eastern delicacy, electing either falafel or shawarma, which is a pita pocket that is filled with thinly sliced turkey, chicken, lamb, hummus, and Israeli salad, among a host of other condiments. Once you have had your fill of Ben Yehuda Street, you will meet your guide at the designated meeting point to be transferred back to your hotel.
Jerusalem - Visit Jerusalem's Old City and Privately Tour Yad Vashem
Jerusalem - Tour the Israel Museum and Delight in the Bustling Jerusalem Shuk
Negev Desert - Experience Masada, the Dead Sea, and Glamping Under the Stars
Safed - Discover Kabbalah's Birthplace and Visit Rosh Hanikra's Grottoes
Safed - Unearth Israel's Many Religions in Haifa and The Druze Village of Isfiya
Safed - Journey Through the Golan Heights and Enjoy a Boutique Winery Tour
Tel Aviv - Delight in the Treasures of Shuk HaCarmel and Explore Jaffa
Tel Aviv - Explore Tel Aviv's Beaches and Trendiest Neighborhoods
Tel Aviv - Enjoy the Morning in Tel Aviv and Head For Home
- Discover the sights, sounds, and traditional Mediterranean flavors of Jerusalem’s bustling Shuk
- Experience thousands of years of history at several of the world’s primary religious sites in Jerusalem’s Old City
- Indulge in a private tour of Yad Vashem, which is the World Holocaust Remembrance Center
- Float weightlessly in the saliferous Dead Sea and luxuriate in spa treatments using the area’s natural mud products
- Watch the sunrise at the illustrious Masada Fortress and traverse the Negev desert on camelback
- Enjoy a traditional Bedouin meal and go glamping under the stars
- Discover the birthplace of Kabbalah in Safed, the “Blue City,” and visit the beautiful blue grottoes of Rosh Hanikra
- Unearth Israel’s many religions at Haifa’s Baha'i Gardens and in the Druze village of Isfiya, which is known for its warmth and hospitality
- Delight in a curated tour of one of the Golan Heights’ celebrated boutique wineries
- Revel in the gorgeous beaches, rich culture, and the trendy nightlife of Tel Aviv
From the Bedouin tents of the Negev Desert to the mystical “Blue City” of Safed, prepare to be astounded by the many treasures of the Holy Land. You will experience utter weightlessness while floating in the Dead Sea, taste the fine wines of the Golan Heights’ celebrated boutique wineries, and stroll through trendy Tel Aviv streets, enjoying the contemporary feel of the vibrant city. Home to a plethora of different cultures and religions, this 10-Day highlights tour of Israel will have you delighting in the discovery of the many layers of Israel’s unique and cultural melting pot.
You will begin your trip in Jerusalem, where you will explore the New City, wandering down lively Ben Yehuda Street, stopping to marvel at traditional Jewish artifacts, and discovering your first tastes of falafel. You will traverse Jerusalem’s Old City as you visit the Wailing Wall and other notable sites of the world’s predominant religions before indulging in a private tour of Yad Vashem, which is the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Here, you can learn more about the dark history that haunts this small but resilient country. Afterward, you will enjoy a tour of Jerusalem’s dynamic Shuk, stopping to savor the market’s delicious delicacies amongst crowds of tourists and locals alike.
From there, you will wake up before dawn to experience the magnificent sunrise at Masada Fortress before luxuriating in a natural spa treatment at the Dead Sea. You will then have the opportunity to ride a camel in the Negev Desert and enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality before spending the evening, glamping, which is glamour camping, under the stars. You will delight in the abundant treasures of the Galilee and the Golan Heights before transferring to Tel Aviv to spend your final days, exploring the beaches and trendy neighborhoods of this modern city. With something for everyone, this highlights tour of Israel is sure to elevate your mind, body, and soul.
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$5,195 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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