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Classic Israel Trip Itinerary

The following suggested itinerary includes most of the highlights I recommend experiencing in Israel, especially if it's your first time here.

When we speak, we can discuss any necessary adjustments, and also add special activities such as: Israeli/Druze/Muslim cooking session, IDF training experience, a trip to Jordan, water sports, unique encounters with Israeli society, kibbutz tour, political lectures from experts, outdoor meals with a private chef, Dead Sea boating or kayaking experience, night safari in the Negev Desert and more.


This option does not include a stay in the southern part of Israel. It can be added upon request if you have enough time during your visit!

Day 1:

Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport - Welcome to Israel!

Private transfer to Jerusalem

Enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem from Haas Promenade

Check in at the hotel in Jerusalem
   Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 2:
Breakfast at the hotel
Explore the City of David archaeological site and see the layers of Biblical Jerusalem
Tour the Old City of Jerusalem:

Visit the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall

Walk through the Arab Market and overlook the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount

Visit The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Christian Quarter
   Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 3:
Breakfast at the hotel
Tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
Explore the bustling Machne Yehuda Market and enjoy the endless flavors and delicacies on a culinary tour.  
Visit the Israel Museum, where the 2000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls are kept
   Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 4:
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive East
A Camel Trek 
Explore the ancient Fortress of Masada 
Float and relax in the Dead Sea, as its healing minerals nourish your skin
   Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 5:
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive North
Tour the Ancient Roman port city of Caesarea
Visit the magnificent Bahai Gardens in Haifa  

Visit Akko, explore the Crusader Knight Halls and the Marketplace and feel the unique atmosphere of this ancient Mediterranean port city. 
OR: Visit Rosh HaNikra grottoes 
   Overnight: Galilee

Day 6:
Breakfast at the hotel
Hike and take in the breathtaking views of the Golan Heights
Visit Mount Bental for a geopolitical overview of Syria

Enjoy a Jeep ride through the Golan Heights 
Enjoy Wine Tasting in one of the boutique Golan wineries
   Overnight: Galilee
Day 7:
Breakfast at the hotel
Hike in the lush, green mountains of the Galilee

Explore the mystical Old City of Tzfat (Safed), walk through its artists colony and meet with a Kabbalah artist
Drive to Tel-Aviv
   Overnight: Tel-Aviv

Day 8:
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to the Judean Lowland
Visit Beit-Guvrin National Park – the land of 1000 caves, awarded as a UNESCO world heritage site
Visit Ayalon Institute
Drive to Tel Aviv
Rest and relaxation by the beach
   Overnight: Tel-Aviv

Day 9:
Breakfast at the hotel
Explore the beautiful Old City of Jaffa
Check out Jaffa's Flea Market

Stroll through the picturesque Neve Tzedek neighborhood and Rothschild Boulevard and see the place where Israel was declared a nation - Independence Hall
Enjoy amazing tastes on a culinary tour of Lewinsky Market or the Carmel Market
   Overnight: Tel-Aviv

Day 10:
Breakfast at the hotel
Check out of the hotel
Private transport to Ben Gurion International Airport 

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