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Duration
8 days

Max Group Size
8

Tour Code
Israel

Tour Type
Request as Regular

Departure Type
Guaranteed

Age Requirement
0 - 99 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

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Physical level
moderate

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Eilat

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Tour Overview

You absolutely will not find another tour out there as packed with activities and attractions as this one, provided by CharlieTheTraveler. You will also not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year-and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price and substance. Below are just some examples of what you will see and do on this tour:

► Getting Baptized at a Baptismal Site (optional)

► Jeep Tour in Unearthly Valleys

► 2 Cable Car Rides-1 to Grottos & 1 to an Ancient Fortification 

► Checking out a Dolphin Reef

► Exploring the Palestinian-Governed West Bank

►Nightlife in a Resort Town & in a Mediterranean City 

► Rich Culture

And Much, Much More...

Itinerary

Our tour starts in the resort town of Eilat. In the afternoon, we go on a glass boat ride, seeing colorful fish and coral beneath us. In the evening, check out the pubs and bars found along Eilat’s promenade as well as in the main square. Eilat’s beaches, coral reef, desert landscapes and nightlife make this resort a popular destination for domestic and international tourists alike.

Note you can start our Israel tour on any day except on Thursdays. Exceptions are made for large-group bookings.

Before relocating to Jerusalem, we visit the nearby Dolphin Reef. The site is home to Black Sea bottlenose dolphins, which interact freely with human visitors. These dolphins swim alongside people who snorkel and dive around the observation posts and floating piers. We go snorkeling near to the Red Sea’s Coral Beach. The coral reefs remain relatively pristine.

We go on a daytrip today to the West Bank area, specifically to Jericho and then Bethlehem. Jericho is a town popular specifically for the archaeological remains and well-preserved mosaic floors of Hisham's Palace. Bethlehem is a town popular chiefly for the Church of the Nativity. This is where Jesus is said to have been born.

Note we cannot guarantee that we will be able to stand in front of the Church of the Nativity’s grotto. It can take hours just waiting in line to see the grotto. Our tour guide is to decide once inside the church.

The evening ends back in Jerusalem with a light show, specifically at the Tower of David. Expect a multi-sensory experience that combines the past and the present using the most advanced technologies in the world. Powerful laser projectors accompanied by high-quality sound ultimately make our night special.

Today we explore Jerusalem. It is a city of both faith and fun. Jerusalem also helps you better understand and appreciate the evolution of great civilizations. Whether you wish to humble yourself with prayers in sacred shrines, play card and board games with Palestinians on the streets and/or simply walk aimlessly around world heritage sites and along ancient alleys, know that you aren’t just anywhere. You are in Jerusalem, a beautiful city that is so dear to millions of people across the globe.

Important to note, we recommend you spend more time in Jerusalem. If you really want to cover the highlights of this city, then you will need six full days. Of course, few people have that sort of time. Would you like to extend this 10-day tour specifically so our tour guides could take you to more of Jerusalem’s famous attractions? If so, then let us know.

Steeped in thousands of years of history and home of the monastic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, few destinations on earth can enchant the way Jerusalem does. The entire walled and ancient city is breathtaking and each of its quarters-the Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Armenian alike-offers visitors memorable sites and experiences to last a lifetime. Each quarter prides itself on its own jewels. The Muslim Quarter is best known for its souks, traditional Arabic cuisine, and of course, the postcard-perfect and otherwise sacred Dome on the Rock mosque. A stone’s throw from there is another sacred site, the Western Wall. Here the Jewish Quarter stands. Much of this architectural masterpiece neighborhood was recreated after Arab-Israeli warring. Today it’s arguably the city’s best-preserved quarter. The Christian and Armenian quarters are no less spectacular, however, boasting world-renowned landmarks such as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It is here where each year millions of Christians kneel to their Lord’s grave giving thanks and praise.

Outside of the walled and ancient city are the Mount of Olives and Mount Zion, rich in holy places, tombs and not the least, the unforgettable City of David archaeological site. As if all that isn’t enough, then there is a modern area of Jerusalem, which entertains people all along Jaffa Road. A bit further along are some highly intellectual museums, a Holocaust memorial, and otherwise, an incredibly authentic fruit and vegetable market located in the district of Mahane Yehuda.

Before relocating to the nightlife-rich Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv, we go on another daytrip, specifically to Masada and then to the Dead Sea. Masada is an archaeological site of ancient palaces and fortifications. The Dead Sea is a salt-lake which has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. It was one of the world’s first health resorts and has been the supplier of a wide variety of products from asphalt for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetic products as well as herbal lotions. Bring your swimming attire and expect to be floating on water, literally.

We are to go on a daytrip today. Described as the childhood home of Jesus, Nazareth is a world-renowned center of Christian pilgrimage. The Sea of Galilee is an attraction for those who want to visit where Jesus is said to have performed miracles as well as have walked on water. Capernaum is home to archaeological excavations. Yardenit is a site where Jesus is said to have been baptized. Yardenit is frequented by around 400,000 visitors each year. There we have the option to be baptized.

We go on another daytrip today. Firstly, we check out the archaeological ruins at Caesarea. Next, we head to a point overlooking the Baha'i shrine and gardens in the city of Haifa. Next, we explore the Rosh Hanikra grottoes, which are reached by cable car. Lastly, we are provided with a guided tour of a big citadel in the coastal town of Akko (a.k.a. Acre).

Caesarea is home to a fascinating Roman theater. The city of Haifa is popular specifically for its garden Bahá'í (terraces) located around the Shrine of the Báb. The Bahá'í Faith is a monotheistic religion emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. Rosh Hanikra is a white-chalk cliff face which opens into spectacular grottoes. Akko is a fascinating coastal town featuring a historic fortress.

We will provide you with transportation to the airport in Tel Aviv.

Trip includes

Included

Our tour guides/drivers are licensed, speak English and know how to bring excitement to your day. What we deliver is the complete opposite of the cookie-cutting tours the big corporations offer, leaving you in complete boredom. Although our tour guides/drivers are attentive, accommodating, and engaged, they also know when to give you your private space and free time. It's a perfect balance. Although most activities on this multi-day tour are shared with other travelers, we can make the trip almost completely private, per your request, at an additional cost.

Breakfast is included at the hotel. We do our best to ensure you are being offered healthy and tasty local cuisine.

We take care of almost all of your transportation needs once you are on the tour.

A Light Show at the Tower of David

Air-Conditioned Vehicle

All Entry Fees

Transportation

English-Speaking Tour Guides *Female guides available upon request

Excluded

Below are the names of the hotels where we commonly have our customers stay. Note this is subject to availability.

Night 1: Eilat, Preferred Accommodation: Prima Music Hotel or Orchid Eilat Hotel or Astral Palma or Isrotel Yam Suf or Dan Panorama

Nights 2-4: Jerusalem, Preferred Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel

Nights 5-7: Tel Aviv, Preferred Accommodation: Sea Tower or Prima Tel Aviv or Shalom Hotel

Flights are not included in the price. However, we would be happy to assist you in finding airfare upon request.

All participants are required to book travel insurance within 72 hours of booking this tour. At a minimum, such insurance must cover cancellations, medical expenses, evacuations, flight loss or delays and 24/7 assistance.

Any airfare, alcohol, travel insurance, any government-imposed visa fees and anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Prior to arrival, you need to purchase specifically the ‘Jordan Wanderer’ pass. This waives the visa-upon-arrival fee.

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