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Classical Gems of Israel and Petra 11 Day Package Tour

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  • Israel: Where history and modernity meet (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Israel: Where history and modernity meet (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Ancient ruins of Masada against the intense desert sky (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Ancient ruins of Masada against the intense desert sky (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • The Dead Sea lies in the distance from atop Masada (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)The Dead Sea lies in the distance from atop Masada (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Clusters of salt at the Dead Sea, lowest place on earth (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Clusters of salt at the Dead Sea, lowest place on earth (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
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  • The Wester Wall - gathering place for all people (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)The Wester Wall - gathering place for all people (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Magnificent candle holders hanging in the alter at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Magnificent candle holders hanging in the alter at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Bethlehem is a landscape of steeples (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Bethlehem is a landscape of steeples (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Hanging lamps, like flickering souls, bathe the Church of Nativity with light, Bethlehem (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Hanging lamps, like flickering souls, bathe the Church of Nativity with light, Bethlehem (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • A panorama of Jericho, where the desert blooms with agriculture (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours) A panorama of Jericho, where the desert blooms with agriculture (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • The famous ancient Roman aqueducts creates an interesting setting for the beach in Caesarea (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)The famous ancient Roman aqueducts creates an interesting setting for the beach in Caesarea (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • A bird’s eye view of Haifa from the spectacular Bahai gardens (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)  A bird’s eye view of Haifa from the spectacular Bahai gardens (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Descending by cable car into the exquisite limestone grottoes at Rosh HaNikra (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Descending by cable car into the exquisite limestone grottoes at Rosh HaNikra (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Gentle lapping of the sea against the old city walls of Acre (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Gentle lapping of the sea against the old city walls of Acre (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Food and fabric at the delightful market in Acre’s Old City (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Food and fabric at the delightful market in Acre’s Old City (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Striking artwork adorns the walls in the Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Striking artwork adorns the walls in the Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Beautiful architecture in the Church of St. Joseph, Nazareth (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours) Beautiful architecture in the Church of St. Joseph, Nazareth (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • A profound baptism experience baptism in the serene Jordan River, Yardenit (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours) A profound baptism experience baptism in the serene Jordan River, Yardenit (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Remains that echo a people from the past in the ancient village of Katzrin, Golan Heights (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Remains that echo a people from the past in the ancient village of Katzrin, Golan Heights (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Israel, Land of Abundance: Vast farmlands and beyond as seen from Mount Bental, Golan Heights (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Israel, Land of Abundance: Vast farmlands and beyond as seen from Mount Bental, Golan Heights (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • The stone alleyways and pathways bathe the ancient city of Petra in red (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours) The stone alleyways and pathways bathe the ancient city of Petra in red (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Camels settle next to an exquisite construction hewn into rock (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Camels settle next to an exquisite construction hewn into rock (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Soft wisps of cloud float gently over Jerusalem, Eternal Capital (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)Soft wisps of cloud float gently over Jerusalem, Eternal Capital (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Israel: Where history and modernity meet (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Ancient ruins of Masada against the intense desert sky (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
The Dead Sea lies in the distance from atop Masada (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Clusters of salt at the Dead Sea, lowest place on earth (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
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The Wester Wall - gathering place for all people (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Magnificent candle holders hanging in the alter at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Bethlehem is a landscape of steeples (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Hanging lamps, like flickering souls, bathe the Church of Nativity with light, Bethlehem (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
A panorama of Jericho, where the desert blooms with agriculture (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
The famous ancient Roman aqueducts creates an interesting setting for the beach in Caesarea (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
A bird’s eye view of Haifa from the spectacular Bahai gardens (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Descending by cable car into the exquisite limestone grottoes at Rosh HaNikra (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Gentle lapping of the sea against the old city walls of Acre (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Food and fabric at the delightful market in Acre’s Old City (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Striking artwork adorns the walls in the Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Beautiful architecture in the Church of St. Joseph, Nazareth (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
A profound baptism experience baptism in the serene Jordan River, Yardenit (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Remains that echo a people from the past in the ancient village of Katzrin, Golan Heights (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Israel, Land of Abundance: Vast farmlands and beyond as seen from Mount Bental, Golan Heights (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
The stone alleyways and pathways bathe the ancient city of Petra in red (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Camels settle next to an exquisite construction hewn into rock (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
Soft wisps of cloud float gently over Jerusalem, Eternal Capital (Courtesy of Bein Harim Tours)
  • Duration
    11 days
  • Departure days
    Every Day
  • Languages
    English

Experience the Magic and Excitement on This 11 Day Package Tour

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival - Welcome to Israel!

Once you have arrived and collected your bags at Ben Gurion Airport, and make your way to your hotel where you can shower, settle in, and unwind. You are free to explore  the streets and enjoy the sights and sounds of Israel you are about to discover on your 9 day tour. Or you can spend the rest of the day relaxing in the hotel. Get ready for a sensational tour! It begins tomorrow!

Overnight stay in Tel Aviv

Day 2
A Tour of Masada and the Dead Sea
  • Masada National Park
  • The Dead Sea
  • The Judean Desert

After morning pick-up from Jerusalem, our experienced tour guide takes you south towards the sandy plains of the Judean Desert, and onwards, to sea level. At sea level, you stop to view the wide-open desert vista, while the ancient city of Jericho lies in the distance. Then onwards, even lower, to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea! Look out for the Inn of the Good Samaritan on the way!

You continue to the Dead Sea, following the salty shoreline towards Masada, where King Herod built his fortress, and the last Jewish outpost during the Roman era. Ascend to the top of the mountain in the cable car, and after touring the ruins, you head back to the Dead Sea, passing the lush desert oasis of Ein Gedi on the way, as well as Qumran, site of the discovery of the 2,000 year old Dead Sea scrolls.

The rest of the day is spent at the Dead Sea, relaxing on the beach and in its waters, so dense with salt that it keeps you afloat! Spread Dead Sea mud on your skin, which is a natural mask, and soak up the brilliant desert sun.

Overnight stay in Jerusalem

Day 3
Jerusalem Old and New
  • Byzantine-era Cardo
  • Western Wall
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center

From the lookout point on the Mount of Olives, you can see the Old City and Temple Mount, the site of the Jewish Temple before its destruction. If you look directly below, you can see the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations tucked in the Kidron Valley. You then head for the Old City, and enter through the Zion Gate, passing through the Armenian Quarter on the way to the Jewish Quarter, where you can explore the Byzantine-era Cardo and main street, and then a stop at the Western Wall –  a place of faith and hope for thousands of years.

Afterwards, you walk through the Via Dolorosa, making your way along the traditional pilgrim route to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, site of Jesus’ crucifixion and his empty tomb from where he was resurrected.

Before leaving the Old City, you can soak in the exciting sights and smells of the lively market, and then depart through the Jaffa Gate for a short tour of the New City. Included is a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum, where you will see authentic artifacts, original documents, photos, and video testimonials of Holocaust survivors.

Overnight stay in Jerusalem

Day 4
Bethlehem, Jericho and Qasr al-Yahud 
  • Tel Jericho
  • Zacchaeus Sycamore Tree, Jericho
  • Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site
  • Manger Square
  • Church of Nativity
  • Church of St. Catherine
  • Shepherds' Field Chapel

Today, the tour sweeps you across the magical expanse of the Judean Desert, back through time to the ancient city of Jericho, where the walls came tumbling down and where the sycamore tree of Zaccheus still stands. Following a tour of Jericho, you pass the Mount of Temptation and continue to Qasr al-Yahud, the baptismal site of Jesus.

And then, Bethlehem, with a stop at Manger Square and a visit to the Church of Nativity, the site of the birthplace of Jesus. You proceed to the Church of St. Catherine alongside, and visit its cluster of underground caves holding ancient tombs and shrines. From there, you proceed to Shepherds’ Field Chapel and then back to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Jerusalem

Day 5
Day of Leisure in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is bustling with so many exciting corners to explore, so be sure to fill your day!

The sprawl of beaches is always a popular place to relax, with beach front walks, a wide choice of restaurants, and a bit of sun.

There is no shortage of modern malls and markets, such as the Carmel Market or Jaffa’s flea market.

Or take a trip through history and stroll through old, revamped neighborhoods, such as neve Tzedek, where art and cuisine abound. Visit art galleries and museums, enjoy the quaint sidewalk cafes, and marvel in the historical city Bauhaus architecture.

Visit the old Jaffa port and watch the sun set on the Mediterranean.

Be in touch with us, and we will gladly offer suggestions and help plan your day.

Overnight stay in Tel Aviv

 

Day 6
Tour of Northern Coastal Cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh HaNikra, and Acre 
  • Caesarea National Park
  • Roman Theatre of Caesarea
  • Bahai Gardens, Haifa
  • Rosh Hanikra Grottoes
  • Acre Old City Market
  • Acre Underground Crusader City

Today you travel back to Roman times on a tour of the ancient port city of Caesarea. Together with your guides, you will explore the archeological remains of the city, including a perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater and remains of a temple. You then continue northwards, passing through Haifa, where you stop to visit the historical German Colony neighborhood. Enjoy the tour of the Stella Maris Monastery and the world-renowned Baha’i Shrine is sure to be a highlight with its spectacular gardens cascading down the mountain slope!

Afterwards you visit Rosh HaNikra, Israel’s northernmost point along the coast, near the Lebanese border. The cable car takes you down into fascinating grottoes, created by the collision of waves against the rocks – a beautiful display of Israel’s nature. You can also discover the remains of the Mandate-era railway to Lebanon. Then southwards to Acre, Israel’s largest Crusader city, with its stunning architecture, bustling markets, and a tour of fascinating structures from the Turkish and British mandate periods.

Overnight stay in Tel Aviv

Day 7
Tour Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and Yardenit
  • Church of Annunciation
  • Church of St. Joseph
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Capernaum
  • Church of Multiplication
  • Yardenit Baptismal Site

You begin your tour with a scenic drive up north along the coast, and then inland towards Nazareth, where you will visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. You then continue to the famous Sea of Galilee, the waters where Jesus walked! Along the way, you pass the ancient village of Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine, and you can make out the Mount of Beatitudes becoming visible in the distance.

At Capernaum on the shore of the Galilee, you tour the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha, and then, keeping along the shoreline, with the magnificent backdrop of the Golan Heights across the water, you make your way past the historical city of Tiberius. The tour ends at the Yardenit baptism site on the Jordan River, before heading back for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Overnight stay in Tel Aviv

Day 8
Beautiful Golan Heights Tour
  • Shalom Observatory
  • Katzrin Talmudic Village
  • Golan Antiquities Museum
  • Syrian Fortification, Mt Bental

Today, the drive up north takes you through the rolling, green Galilee hills, before arriving at the Golan Heights, east of the Sea of Galilee: a natural wonder of volcanic rock with sweeping views of nature and farmlands. You pass the ancient hot springs of Hamat Gader, and modern-day spa resort, and then on to the Shalom Observatory, a gorgeous lookout point on the Syrian-Israel border.

There, let the magnificent views surrounding the Sea of Galilee lift your soul! You then make your way to Katzrin, an ancient village from the Talmudic-era, where there will be an impressive tour of the excavations and a visit to the Golan Antiquities Museum. Afterwards, at Mount Bental, you can explore the remaining Syrian bunkers and trenches captured by Israelis in the 1967 Six Day War, and then head back after a day filled with special, uplifting experiences of history and the beauty of nature.

Overnight stay in Tel Aviv
Day 9
Flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat and Day of Leisure in Eilat

Take a short flight from Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv (Terminal 1) to Ramon Airport near Eilat.

The city of Eilat offers a range of activities to create an enjoyable day of leisure.

Spend time swimming on the beach and snorkeling among the coral reefs, and trying out the variety of watersports. You can reserve a place on a boat and sail out on the Red Sea. A cruise beneath the colors of the sunset against the gorgeous backdrop of desert and sea, makes a perfect end to the day.

In addition, Eilat has an IMAX theater, and an underwater observatory and Dolphin Reef, where you can enjoy an extraordinary experience swimming with the dolphins.

Timna Park offers stunning hiking trails in the surrounding desert mountains, or you can ride a camel or go on a jeep excursion.

Lastly, as a tax-free city, there is endless shopping to be done in Eilat. So take on the shopping malls and enjoy some shopping and relaxing dining.

Overnight stay in Eilat
Day 10
Tour in Red: Petra, and Return Flight to Tel Aviv
  • Petra Archeological Park

The Petra tour begins at the Arava Border Crossing where our representatives will meet you and assist with visa application and entry into Jordan. On the Jordanian side of the border, you will be met by our tour guide and begin the two-hour drive to Petra. The scenery along the way is spectacular.

Petra is an ancient archeological city dating back 2,300 years and was carved out of natural red rock by its inhabitants, the Nabataeans. The intricately carved temples and tombs show the incredible skill and resourcefulness of the Nabateans. Some structures, such as the Treasury and 40-meter high Deir Monastery tower high above you.

The road back from Petra will take you to some magnificent observation points overlooking the Wadi Rum or “Valley of the Moon,” a granite and sandstone desert valley. If time allows, there will be a brief tour of Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city and port.

Departure is from Ramon Airport Eilat to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv.

Overnight stay in Tel Aviv

Day 11
Final Day of Tour

Use your time to pack and organize your bags. Hotel check out is at 11am. If you have an evening flight, you may leave your luggage at the hotel. Then head into the city for shopping and lunch; revisit a place you particularly enjoyed or simply walk around, breathing in the Jerusalem air and soaking in the atmosphere. We are always available to advise and help plan your last day on the Holy Land.
Depart for the airport filled with special, lasting memories of a meaningful and enjoyable experience.

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FAQ About Classical Gems of Israel and Petra 11 Day Tour

What is a tour package?

A tour package is the easiest and cheapest way to tour Israel. Your tour package combines professional, well-organized, daily tours, led by some of Israel’s top tour guides. They also include hotel accommodation, breakfast at the hotel, and transportation, so that you pay one price for everything together

What does the tour package include?

The tour package includes bed and breakfast at your hotel, excellent and well-organized tours – see the itinerary, transportation, and entrance fees to all sites you visit on your tour (unless stated otherwise).

What hotels are included in the packages and is it possible to upgrade them?

We offer different rates of accommodation so that you have the option between choosing a range of hotels from lower budget, three star hotels to luxury hotels. All you have to do is mark your preferred option when booking.

I have found a package I’m interested in, but I’d like to make a change in the schedule. Is this possible?

Generally it is possible to make changes in the schedule. The packages of day tours are flexible and open to changes in certain cases where possible. If you have a specific question in this regard you’re welcome to contact us by mail: [email protected]

Is there a cancellation fee?

Yes, there is a cancellation fee. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Up to 8 days advance notice – 4% cancellation fee
  • Up to 7 days advance notice – 20% cancellation fee
  • Less than 3 days advance notice – 100% cancellation fee
  • No notification of cancellation – 100% cancellation fee
  • There will be no refunds for absence or cancellations with less than 3 days in advance

I have a question about my booking. Who do I contact?

We are happy to help you with any questions or requests you may have. Please contact us regarding any issue at:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +972-3-5422000

I’ve lost my vouchers. How can I get them again?

Don’t worry! You can always download your vouchers again. To access your booking, please use your booking number and the email ascribed to the booking. Still in need of assistance? Feel free to contact our operations team at:
Email: [email protected].co.il
Phone: +972-3-5422000.

Can I change the date of my tour or cancel my booking?

We understand that plans can change, so you can always change your dates, cancel, or change your pick-up point at any time. Please note that that there will be a cancellation fee. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Up to 8 days advance notice – 4% cancellation fee
  • Up to 7 days advance notice – 20% cancellation fee
  • Less than 3 days advance notice – 100% cancellation fee
  • No notification of cancellation – 100% cancellation fee
  • There will be no refunds for absence or cancellations with less than 3 days in advance

 

Do I have to bring the booking forms with me?

There is no obligation to come with a printed voucher, although we strongly recommend that you bring the booking voucher and the tour timetable.

How long in advance should I book the tour package?

We recommended that you book at least a month in advance to guarantee confirmation, as the package includes hotels and external services.

Does the price include personal travel insurance?

The price DOES NOT include personal travel insurance. Please take out personal health and travel insurance before the tour.

Does the price include the air ticket?

No, the air ticket IS NOT included in the price.

Does the price include airport transfers?

The displayed price DOES NOT include airport transfers, however it can be added during your booking process as an extra service.

Which language does the tour take place in?

The tour takes place in English.

What choices do I have for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Breakfast will be provided by your place of accommodation. Please refer to your itinerary for updated information.

You can buy lunch and dinner during the tour.

What should I do if I don't receive a confirmation email?

We work hard to make sure that you receive a confirmation e-mail after booking, but on the off-chance, you don’t receive it:

  • Please check your Spam or Promotional folder.
  • If you still don’t find the email confirmation, there may have been a mistake in your email address. Please double-check by contacting our customer support team at the following number or email.

Telephone: +972-3-542-2000

Email: [email protected]

Will we be taking a dip in the Dead Sea?

Yes, taking a dip in the Dead Sea is included in the tour.

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