13 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package

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13 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package

Starts in: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Ben Gurion Airport | Available: every day
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13 day package
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Our 13 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package is a well-designed option to maximize your time here and visit many important historical, religious, and cultural sites found throughout the Holy Land. Focused on authentic experiences while emphasizing the Jewish perspective, we showcase the dynamic and rich Jewish heritage found throughout Israel. These many sites are organized into a thorough 13 day tour itinerary which enables many sites to be seen, while still giving you enough time to relax and feel the culture of Israel.

Explore throughout many of the main cities in Israel including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Caesarea, and Tiberias. Head north to the Golan Heights, Rosh Hanikra, Akko, Safed, and the Sea of Galilee. Travel south to Eilat overlooking the Red Sea and enjoy natural beauty sites such as Timna Park and the Red Canyon. Visit Masada and enjoy a unique float in the famous Dead Sea. Our 13 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour is specially outlined to see many different attractions and weave the tapestry of Jewish life that exists in many ways throughout Israel. From the Druze villages to Kibbutz life, our 13 day tour itinerary is certain to help create a meaningful connection to the Jewish past, present, and future in Israel. Check out our recommended 13 day Jewish Heritage Tour in Israel, sure to impress and create unforgettable experiences in the Holy Land.

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13 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package Highlights

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Take some free time in Tel Aviv and Eilat to explore whatever intrigues you most on your own

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Discover Israel's diverse natural beauty with visits to the Hula Valley Nature Preserve, the oasis of Ein Gedi, the extensive gardens of Ramat HaNadiv, the red rocks of Timna Park, and the limestone grottoes of Rosh HaNikra

3

Step into the past when you visit the Herodian sites of his port in Caesarea and his floating fortress of Masada, high above the vast Judean Desert

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Dive into the varied cultures that make up the country's complex tapestry, spending time in the Crusader-era town of Akko, the Bahai Gardens in Haifa, early Kibbutzes across the country, and Ben Gurion's home in Sde Boker

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Wander picturesque neighborhoods across the country, from Neve Tzedek and Jaffa in Tel Aviv to Ein Karem in Jerusalem

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Learn more about the history of the Jews with visits to archaeological and historical sites like Beit Shean, Mount Meron and Mount Bental, along with a number of Museums

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Experience the iconic waters of Israel like the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, and of course the sparkling Mediterranean Sea

8

Taste the diverse flavors of Israel when you enjoy an authentic Druze meal in a traditional village and taste local wines in Zichron Yaakov

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Soak in the spirituality of Safed, a center for Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, learn more about famed Rabbis at their gravesites, and tour the highlights of Jerusalem's Old City

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Marvel at the enormous maktesh at Mitzpe Ramon, learning about this unique geological feature, and take some free time to explore the singular Red Canyon or the underwater wonders in Eilat

13 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
  • Land at Ben Gurion Airport and transfer directly to your hotel
  • Relax after checking into your accommodation
  • Take some time after check in to explore at your own pace throughout in Tel Aviv and walk along the “tayelet” boardwalk to take in the fresh sea air while overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
  • Spend the evening enjoying dinner and explore the culinary scene in Tel Aviv, which offers many Kosher restaurants and cafes
  • 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 a nearby winery and enjoy learning more about the wine culture in Israel while sampling the wines
  • Stop at the N.I.L.I Museum, also known as Beit Aaronsohn, to the underground pro-British spy ring from World War 1, learn about their unique story and impact
  • Visit the stunning beauty and lush gardens in Ramat HaNadiv, an extensive garden praised for its innovative practices
  • Overnight in the North
Day 4 - Haifa, Akko, Rosh Hanikra and Druze Village
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Visit the port city with impressive mountainous landscape of Haifa. Take a sites of the sea and the Bahai Gardens offering a magnificent view
  • Travel further north towards the ancient city of Akko. Marvel at the ancient stone building and port and view into the culture of this dynamic city filled with history
  • Enjoy an authentic meal in a Druze Village and learn about their unique culture while enjoying the cuisine
  • Visit the stunning caves in Rosh Hanikra formed from the sea and boasting exciting geographical formations in the caves and grottoes
  • Overnight in the Galilee
Day 5 - Safed and the Golan Heights, Mount Meron, Mount Bental and the Hula Valley
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Visit the spiritual and mystic city of Safed, recognized as a center for Kabbalah and Jewish learning
  • Rich with art and culture, this city is an exciting artist colony filled with Jewish mystique
  • Stop at the gravesites of influential Jewish thinkers such as Rambam, Meir Baal HaNes, and Maimonides
  • Stop at the famous Ari HaKodesh Synagogue
  • Travel to the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and Rashbi atop Mount Meron
  • Visit exciting Mount Bental, a popular mountain peak offering panoramic views of the Golan region and famously noted for the heroic efforts during the war of Golan
  • Travel even farther north to the serene Hula Valley known for its stunning natural beauty and birds
  • This is an exciting place to birdwatch and take in the magic of this landscape, enjoy many observatories and pathways for exploration
  • Overnight in Galilee
Day 6 - Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Beit Shean and Beit Alpha
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Visit the Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee, the impressive lake which showcases some exciting archaeological ruins in the area and as one of Israel's earliest settled lands, get a glimpse into the first pioneering settlements nearby
  • Visit Tiberias, one of the four holy cities located along the western shores of the Galilee
  • Visit the burial site of well-known Rabbis and tombs of Maimonides, Rabbi Akiva, and Rabbi Meir as well as the Tomb of Rachel
  • Visit the famous Abulafia Synagogue also known as Etz Chaim and wander through some of the nearby ancient ruins of synagogues
  • Take in the beautiful mosaic floors found in Beit Alpha founded in 1928 by Jewish Kibbutz members
  • Visit Beit Shean an exciting archaeological national park showcasing impressive and well-maintained ruins throughout including an exciting amphitheater
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7 - 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
  • Explore through the dynamic and vibrant Machane Yehuda Market and indulge in the rich flavors and fresh produce
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 - “New” Jerusalem - Ein Karem and Yad Vashem
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Take in the breathtaking view from Mount HaTzofim (Mount Scopus) situated just outside the city walls of Jerusalem
  • Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum a meaningful and connective experience in remembering those who lost their lives in the Holocaust
  • Visit the Ein Karem neighborhood in Jerusalem, this charming ancient village which in Hebrew refers to the Spring of the Vineyard is beautifully adjacent to Mount Herzl
  • Explore Mount Herzl which holds the Mount Herzel cemetery and Museum
  • The cemetery and museum atop the mount hold significance in Judaism and memorialize the lost lives to make the Jewish state and homeland Jews
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9 - Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Travel towards the stunning fortress of Masada and choose to either hike the snake path or take the cable car to reach the top. Marvel in the limitless beauty of the view and the many ancient ruins which tell and incredible story as you explore
  • Head towards Ein Gedi, a desert oasis which offers a refreshing nature break
  • Visit the lowest place on earth, the famous Dead Sea known for its salty water and healing mud. Enjoy a once in a lifetime rite of passage when visiting Israel, and float in these unique waters
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 10 - Mitzpe Ramon and Sde Boker
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Travel into the Negev Desert and enjoy an exciting Jeep tour adventure through the special landscape
  • Travel further south towards Mitzpe Ramon found along the edges of the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert and offering a very unique and expansive view of the crater
  • Visit an exciting museum which explores the history of kibbutz culture in Israel found in Sde Boker, 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
  • Head south towards Eilat in the evening
  • Overnight in the Eilat
Day 11 - Free day in Eilat or optional Red Canyon or Petra Tour
  • Enjoy a free day in Eilat
  • Optional - enjoy a day relaxing along the beach of the Red Sea with the mountainous backdrop
  • Partake in some water sports including snorkeling, water skiing and scuba diving
  • Optional - Enjoy a day tour through the Red Canyon where you will find accessible and varied hiking trails throughout the Eilat mountains
  • This is suitable for different levels of fitness and is a great way to explore the natural beauty in the rock formations
  • Optional - Visit Petra on a day tour, including border assistance and cross through the border to neighboring Jordan
  • Visit the exciting “Lost City” known as a UNESCO World Heritage site and offering magical and exciting sites such as al Siq, the tombs, and the Treasury
  • Enjoy an authentic Jordanian lunch and time to explore the markets in Aqaba before returning to Eilat
  • Overnight in Eilat
Day 12 - Timna Park and Kibbutz Tour
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Head towards Timna Park and marvel at the natural beauty found in the unique landscape and rock formations
  • Enjoy a “safari shuttle” that will travel throughout the park to learn about the history behind the rocks
  • Enjoy an authentic Kibbutz experience by visiting two Kibbutzim in the area
  • Kibbutz Neot Smadar is an artist colony filled with dynamic culture, music and art as well as an impressive desert winery
  • Travel to Kibbutz Ketura, known worldwide for their innovation in desert agriculture and technology
  • Transfer back to Tel Aviv
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 13 - Departure
  • Free day in Tel Aviv before flight
NB - all timings on 13 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package 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 guide
Entrance fees
12 overnights accommodation including breakfast
Excludes
Meals & drinks
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Essential Information
Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders are mandatory
Alternative options to this itinerary can be found here: 11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel and Jordan Tour Package, 9 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package, 11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist.
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