11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist

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11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist

Starts in: Ben Gurion Airport | Available: every day
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11 day package
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Our 11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist is the perfect combination of history, culture and adventure excitement! Balancing the dynamic and vast historical sites with a focus on fun, which offers exciting outdoor experiences throughout the region, our 11 day tour is an excellent option for those looking for both. The sites are specifically arranged and plan to ensure time is optimized in each location with a flare for adventure.

Visit many important and meaningful sites throughout Israel, from Tel Aviv and Jaffa to the Golan Heights, and everything in between. Highlights of our 11 day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist include extensive travel through the historical and religious sites in Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias, and the Galilee region as well as experiences at the underwater museum in Caesarea, Jeep Tour in the Golan, and camel rides through the desert. With additional options for more adventure activities like Kayaking and ATV tours, or more focus on spiritual and holy sites, our 11 day itinerary offers flexibility to suit your specific interests and offer the best possible trip.

See all the amazing sites Israel has to offer through a variety of perspectives in our exciting and bold adventurous Jewish Heritage Tour. Check out our recommended tour itinerary below for the perfect trip sure to create lasting memories!

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11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist Highlights

1

Take some free time in Tel Aviv to explore whatever intrigues you most on your own, from winding alleyways to serene beaches

2

Learn about the founding of Israel at Independence Hall and the extensive Palmach Museum

3

Visit the historic Herodian port city of Caesarea to dive in the iconic underwater museum or take a stand-up paddle boarding class in the sparkling Mediterranean

4

Admire the lush gardens of Ramat Hanadiv and Haifa's Hanging Bahai Gardens

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Head north and visit the spiritual center of Safed before exploring the Golan Heights with a thrilling Jeep tour and visit to a local winery to taste cheeses and wines made in the area

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Learn about ancient mystics and visit the Tomb of Rachel in Tiberias, get your hands dirty at the largest archaeological site in Israel at Beit Shean, learn about historic kibbutz life and old synagogues at Beit Alpha, and trek through the real-life Garden of Eden, Gan HaShlosha

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Plunge into the history of Jerusalem's Old City and the four quarters that make it up before taking extra time to explore Mount Zion and the City of David

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Taste the best Jerusalem has to offer with a food tour through the city's largest market, Machane Yehuda

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Enjoy panoramic views from the top of Masada before driving through the sands of the Judean Desert to visit the world-renowned waters of the Dead Sea and hike through the verdant oasis of Ein Gedi

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Experience something uniquely Middle Easter with a camel ride and Bedouin lunch before exploring the unique geology and views of Mitzpe Ramon, and end the day with a visit to the former home of Ben Gurion in Sde Boker

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Dive into military history with a visit to the Latrun Tank Museum and the Ayalon Museum in Rehovot that was once an underground ammunition factory

11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
  • Transfer from Ben Gurion airport to your hotel
  • Check into the hotel and rest after your flight, enjoy some free time to adjust
  • Explore Tel Aviv at your own pace as you get used to your new surroundings, and find perfect time to take in the breathtaking coastal view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
  • Savor the broad culinary scene in Tel Aviv, including many Kosher restaurants options
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 2 - Tel Aviv Urban
  • 09:45 – Pick up from Tel Aviv (meeting point: Cafe 65 located at 65 Rothschild Boulevard in Hotel 65)
  • Walk through Tel Aviv’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the White City, including the well-known Rothschild Boulevard and surrounding streets admiring the details and historical past of the buildings which are world-renowned
  • Learn about the foundation of Tel Aviv just over 100 years ago by European migrants, and discover how their roots influenced the architecture and culture of the city to this day, including the Bauhaus, international, and eclectic buildings which are so iconic here
  • Explore the colorful and vibrant Shuk HaCarmel (market), Tel Aviv’s main market-place, and discover the many international flavors and ingredients.
  • From the fresh olives to the spice market, fresh local cheeses and artisan bread, the market is filled with colors, flavors and many local ingredients and pastries such as halva, baklava, and other sweet delights. Fresh products and meat can be purchased along with a wide variety of local specialties
  • Enjoy a sampling of authentic flavors, such as fresh Ghat and etrog juice with exotic and historical roots, Zaatar with Lahuh – a middle eastern herb blend with a soft Yemei fermented bread, Garinim – a mix of roasted seeds, a popular Israeli snack, Halva – a sweet confectionery made from sesame seeds, Dolmas – Druzian style rice wrapped in vine leaves and a seasonal market item. (Items are subject to change based on availability/seasonality)
  • Take in the rich history and cultural significance of Tel Aviv street art by exploring South Tel Aviv’s streets. Learn the stories behind the dynamic graffiti and street art in the area
  • The Florentin neighborhood is Tel Aviv’s ‘Lower East Side’, home to the city’s creative class, and is home to many interesting venues and businesses
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 3 - Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov and Haifa
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Visit the ancient port city of Caesarea and marvel at the well preserved archeological wonders and ancient ruins throughout
  • These findings date back to the Herodian Era and give an exciting glimpse into history through sites like the Hippodrome and aqueduct amid the Crusader city remains
  • Stop in Zichron Yaakov, a wonderfully quaint city known for its artwork and artistic influences that can be found throughout the streets on the main street
  • Visit Ramat Hanadiv Memorial Garden situated between Zikhron Ya’akov and Binyamina
  • This impressive green space is a leader in sustainability and combination of interactions between man, environment, and nature
  • Marvel at the lush beauty throughout the grounds
  • Travel further north towards Haifa, a modern port city and enjoy some of the sites, including a view of the Baha’i gardens showcasing an impressive view and glimpse into the Baha'i faith
  • Overnight in Haifa
Day 4 - Safed, Golan Heights - Jeep Tour and Winery
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Travel towards the city of Safed, one of the four holiest cities and known its connection to Jewish learning, Kabbalah, and Jewish Mysticism
  • Explore the artist colony and stunning artworks as well as famous synagogues such as Ari Ashkenaz and the Ari Sephard synagogues as well as an ancient cemetery
  • Enjoy time relaxing in a nearby winery
  • See the homemade process and technique and learn about Israeli wine while sampling some local offerings
  • Head further north to the Golan Region. Enjoy a Jeep Tour adventure through is unique region
  • Optional Kayak days or ATV options in the Golan Region
  • Overnight in Galilee
Day 5 - Tiberias, Beit Shean, Beit Alpha and Gan HaShlosha
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Visit Tiberias which dates back to Talmudic times, and houses the burial site of famous Rabbis including the tombs of Maimonides, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Me’ir, as well as the Tomb of Rachel
  • Visit the Abulafia Synagogue and explore some of the nearby ancient ruins of synagogues in Tiberias
  • Explore Beit Alpha founded by Jewish Kibbutz members in 1928, admire the impressive mosaic floors
  • Stop at Beit Shean and explore the Archaeological National Park including an impressive amphitheater
  • Dig right into history through these well-preserved findings
  • Marvel in the stunning natural beauty of Gan HaShlosha, known famously as the real life Garden of Eden
  • It is obvious to see why this place is known for its natural springs and lush beauty
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6 - Jerusalem Old City and City of David
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Visit some of the most important Jewish sites and delve into the exciting Jewish history throughout the Old City of Jerusalem
  • While in the Old City, make a stop at the Kotel and enjoy a quiet moment and prayer at the Western Wall
  • While in the ancient City of Gold, visit other important Jewish sites in the Old City including The Old City Cardo, King David’s Tomb, The Herodian
  • Quarter and the Jewish Quarter in the Old City which offers many vibrant marketplaces
  • Explore the underground City of David and get lost in the rich ancient history of Jerusalem in the underground tunnels beneath the city
  • While underground you can see Hezekiah’s Tunnel and Warren’s Shaft
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7 - Jerusalem Food Tour
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Spend the morning exploring the famous Machane Yehuda Market
  • Throughout this flavorful tour enjoy samplings of local produce and fresh spices which are all components of Israeli cuisine and cooking
  • Learn about the traders and buyers as well as the rich history of the changing marketplace which is a staple for Jerusalem tourists and locals
  • Enjoy a free afternoon in Jerusalem (option to visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum)
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 - Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Travel towards the Masada Fortress. Enjoy a hike up the snake path or take the cable car to ascend to the top
  • Admire the breathtaking view and the interesting historical information from the top
  • Visit Ein Gedi, an oasis amid the desert landscape which offers more hiking and time to relax
  • Travel down towards the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea and immerse in the salty waters and indulge in the healing muds
  • Overnight in the Negev or the Dead Sea
Day 9 - Bedouin Experience, Mitzpe Ramon and Sde Boker
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Travel into the Negev Desert and enjoy camel rides and an authentic Bedouin Lunch
  • A wonderful introduction and glimpse into the Bedouin lifestyle
  • Travel further south towards Mitzpe Ramon situated among the edges of the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert
  • Visit Sde Boker, centrally located in the Negev desert
  • The kibbutz of Sde Boker is famously known as the home of David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel
  • This kibbutz is an open museum which explores the history of kibbutz culture in Israel
  • Overnight in the Negev
Day 10 - Beit Guvrin and Latrun Area
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Visit Beit Guvrin National Park which houses the remains of the ancient city of Tel Maresha
  • This site is rich in archeological findings and historic information
  • Explore the tank museum at Latrun
  • This impressive site is a memorial to fallen soldiers from the IDF as well as a dedicated museum showcasing old and new models of tanks and armored vehicles of the IDF
  • Explore the Latrun monastery
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 11 - Departure
  • Enjoy free time in Tel Aviv before your departing flight
  • Airport transfer to Ben Gurion
NB - all timings on 11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist are approximate
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Important Details

Includes
All transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles
Daily pick up and drop off from your hotel
Hand-picked expert tour guide
Entrance fees
10 overnights accommodation including breakfast
Excludes
Meals and drinks
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Essential Information
Please note, border fees and visa fees are NOT included in the tour price and are paid directly at the border, in cash. Border fee is for departure tax from Israel, departure tax for operated groups from Jordan, arrangement and preparation of Jordan visa, assistance service from border representative on departure from Israel, assistance service from border representative on arrival in Jordan, and assistance service from border representative on departure from Jordan
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