Itinerary we''ve arranged - Luxury private tour of Israel

Wednesday May 7 2014

Tel Aviv

Day 1 -  Arrival

 

Arrive to Tel Aviv airport on flight TBA. Meet and assist and transfer to your hotel.

 

Enjoy the rest of the day to relax, freshen up and tour on own.

 

Suggestions: Diaspora museum, Tel Aviv museum of Art, Lewinsky and/or Carmel market , Segway on the promenade, Tel Aviv port

 

Optional VIP service at airport:

Fast passport service - meeting the guest at the Mosaic Gate before entrance to the passport hall. Escorting him through passport control, baggage claim procedure, claiming duty free items (if needed), and escorting the guest thru the reception hall to the awaiting driver. Rate: $55 per person for two pax

 

VIP airplane service - meeting the guest at the finger where the plane is connected.

Escorting him to the passport control hall in a VIP car, escorting him through passport control, baggage claim procedure, claiming duty free items (if needed), and escorting the guest thru the reception hall to the awaiting driver. Rate: $65 per person for two pax

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Thursday May 8 2014

Jaffa

Day 2 – Tel Aviv

 

After a fabulous Israeli buffet breakfast, meet your guide and start the day with a tour of the Independence Hall, where David Ben Gurion declared the State of Israel. Drive by Rothschild Blvd. and view the White City, on your way to Old Jaffa, walk around the old city with its picturesque alleys, pop into the many art galleries and stop by the flea market. End the day with a visit to Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1909. End the day with a visit to the Ayalon Institute, once an ammunition factory for the Hagana, the underground movement before May 1948.

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Friday May 9 2014

Nachlat Binyamin

Day 3 – Tel Aviv

 

Begin the day with a visit to the Palmach Museum, an experiential museum covering the legacy of this elite striking force. Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin's Square, place of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Continue to the Carmel Market to experience the great sounds and smells of a Tel Aviv market preparing for the Shabbat. Stop by the nearby Nachlat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, hand made jewelry and artifacts. End the day at Sheinkin Road, the lively and colorful street especially known for it’s unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Saturday May 10 2014

 

Akko

Day 4 – Coastal Plain

 

Depart Tel Aviv after a short city tour along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans.  Visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue on via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens. Continue north to Akko (Acre) to explore the Knights’ Halls and underground city and crypt. Visit the Or Torah Tunisian Synagogue in Akko.  Arrive at Rosh Hanikra, the most northern point on the coast to walk through the beautiful grottos carved by the sea. Drive to your hotel.

Overnight: Tiberias

Sunday May 11 2014

Safed

Day 5 – Safed & Upper Galilee

 

Drive to Safed, the city of mystics. Visit the synagogue of Rabbi Isaac Luria and Rabbi Joseph Karo, wander about the alleys, lanes and art galleries of the Old City of Safed. Drive North and stop by the quaint artistic Rosh Pina. Walk along the small streets. Enjoy a guided tour at Tel Hai, commemorating the heroism of the Hula valley.  Drive to Metula, a serene northernmost town. Enjoy a view of the Hermon Mountain. End your day with a relief of tension at a shooting range.

 

Optional: Meet with soldiers on the northern border , visit a local winery incl lunch, golf cart for two at Agamon Hahula

 

Overnight: Tiberias

Monday May 12 2014

Hamat Gader

Day  6 – Golan Heights

 

After breakfast we will ascend the Golan Heights and drive to Tel-Faher for an explanation of the Six Day War battles. Drive to Kibbutz El Rom to see the OZ 77 presentation which tells the story of the famous tanks battle which took place in the Six day war. Continue onto Katzerin, the Capitol of the Golan to watch an Audio Visual presentation "Kesem Hagolan" which will tell us the story of the Golan palace and hear about the zealots who defied the Roman Empire from this location. Visit the reconstructed 8th century Talmudic village at Katzrin. Finish the day with a visit to Hamat Gader, the extraordinary hot springs at the meeting point of three countries – Israel, Jordan & Syria. This site is also a magnificent park with archaeological remnants and the largest crocodile park in the Middle East.

 

Optional: 2 hrs Jeep tour of the Golan Heights , delicious food basket or scribe at the Talmudic village

 

Overnight: Tiberias

Tuesday May 13 2014

Beit Shean

Day 7 – Upper Galilee

 

Explore the excavations of the beautiful Roman City of Beit Shean, also called "Scythopolis", the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from Roman and Byzantine periods.  Stop at Beit Alpha to visit the sixth-century synagogue mosaic features colorful folk-art style depictions a Holy Ark, menorahs, shofars, etrogs, lulavs and incense pans, all elements of Temple worship in Jerusalem, showing that Temple, though destroyed, was not forgotten. Another panel presents the biblical story of the offering of Isaac. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy in the water springs located at the foots of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; view Jericho, considered the oldest city in the world on your way. We will stop at Mt. Scopus upon arrival in Jerusalem for a magnificent view of the city and a brief explanation about the capitol’s past and future.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

Wednesday May 14 2014

Jerusalem

Day 8 – Jerusalem Old City

 

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. Enter the City of David, where it is presumed to be the place where King David established his kingdom. Walk down Warren’s Shaft leading to the water tunnel. Continue to the new excavations of the central water drainage channel coming out at Robinson’s Arch at the new Southern Wall excavations (Davidson Center). Time permitting, visit the Archaeological Garden at this site as well. Walk through the Old City and see the restored Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall (HaKotel) and the colorful bazaars and the Cardo. End the day with a tour of the secret Rabbinical Tunnels (reservation made on own at 17:00) underneath the Temple Mount.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

Thursday May 15 2014

Yad Vashem

Day 9 – Jerusalem New City

 

Start the day with a visit to the quaint Ein Karem neighborhood and stop by the Marc Chagall stained glass windows at the Hadassah medical center. Drive to the Knesset for a guided tour of the Israeli Parliament. Continue for a moving visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum that honors both Holocaust martyrs and the “Righteous Amongst the Nations” who have been recognized for their compassion and courage when risking their lives to save the lives of Jews – visit includes a tour of the new museum and the Children’s Memorial. Stop by the Mount Herzl National cemetery and visit the famous leaders who are buried here.

 

At night, go on own to the Sound & Lights show at the Tower of David which you have booked on own at 21:30

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

Friday May 16 2014

 

Shrine of the Book

Day 10 – Jerusalem New City

 

Start your day with a visit to the Israel Museum - Tour the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and see the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Enjoy a tour of the colorful and lively Machne Yehuda market and enjoy the hustle bustle of preparations being made for the Shabbat. Walk around the eclectic Nahlaot neighborhood, of the first neighborhoods inhabited out of the Old City walls, on your way to your hotel.

Optional: Shabbat of a lifetime experience – enjoying a Shabbat meal in a religious home, understanding the Jewish customs and enjoying the company of others

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

Saturday May 17 2014

Masada

Day 11 – Masada & Dead Sea

 

Depart Jerusalem via the Judean Mountains and descend to the lowest place on earth. Enjoy a nature walk along the oasis of Ein Gedi and drive to the kibbutz to walk through the amazing desert botanical garden. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to the magnificent cliff top fortress of Masada. Ascend via cable car to explore the remains of King Herod’s luxurious Enjoy lunch at one of the Dead Sea hotels, and then use of the hotel’s spa and the chance to enjoy a float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Drive to Mizpe Ramon and check into your hotel.

 

Overnight: Mizpe Ramon

Sunday May 18 2014

Camels in the desert

Day 12 – Arava

 

Drive to Mamshit for a one hour Camel riding experience and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent. Drive via the scenic Ma’ale Haakrabim on your way to the Arava valley. Enjoy an agricultural tour at Ein Hatzeva, one of the first settlements along the Arava Peace road. Drive back to Mizpe Ramon

 

Optional: Visit Kibbutz Lotan for an ecological experience, Stop by Kibbutz Neot Smadar, the desert oasis, and explore their unique lifestyle, visit the unique Arts’ Center, enjoy a taste of their desert organic wine, visit the Arandal ranch – a lone farm which has reinstalled a former army post and transformed it into a ranch which makes the most out of its olive and date orchids and who have created their own wine as well.

 

Overnight: Mizpe Ramon

Monday May 19 2014

Ramon Crater

Day 13 – Ramon Crater, Ben Gurion’s Hut to Tel Aviv

 

Stop by the Mizpe Ramon visitor’s center to get a full explanation of this phenomenon. Enjoy a 2 hrs jeep ride in the crater. Drive north to Ovdat and visit the Nabataea city which was part of the famous Spice Trail. Continue to Sde Boker and visit Ben Gurion’s Hut and Grave. Continue to Tel Aviv and check into your hotel.

 

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Tuesday May 20 2014

 

 

Day 14 –  Departure

 

Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your departure flight TBA

 

Optional VIP service at airport:

Fast passport service - meeting the guest at the entrance to airport, escorting him

through security procedure, check in - done at designated counters, through Buy & BY hall to hand bags security check and the passport control procedure. Rate: $55 per person for two pax

 

VIP airplane service - meeting the guest at the entrance to airport, escorting him

through security procedure, check in - done at designated counters, through Buy & BY hall to hand bags security check and the passport control procedure. Escorting to

the gate, through the duty free hall and a quick procedure at the gate. If needed the guest will be escorted to the VIP Lounge where he will be enjoying the service of the Lounge until his boarding time. At that time a VIP Club representative will escort him to the gate. Rate: $65 per person for two pax