9 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package

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9 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package

Starts in: Ben Gurion Airport | Available: every day
Private Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Accommodation Included
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9 day package
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Our 9 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package is a perfectly balanced introduction to the main Jewish sites found throughout Israel. This extensive tour package serves to highlight many important and meaningful religious sites in Israel, as well as an array of cultural sites and the stunning natural beauty found throughout the country. All of these sites are thoughtfully arranged into a 9 day tour itinerary which optimizes each day spent in Israel.

Enjoy traveling in Tel Aviv where you will explore sites like Independence Hall and Rabin Square to the neighboring city of Jaffa overlooking the port. Visit Haifa, Caesarea, Zichron Ya’akov, Safed, and the Golan Heights. Enjoy ample time in Jerusalem to explore the rich history found throughout the Old City, and the famous marketplace of Machane Yehuda. Indulge in the natural beauty and relaxation of the Dead Sea and visit Masada and the desert oasis of Ein Gedi. There are many more sites found throughout the region, including the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias. You will be amazed at all the wondrous sites to see during your tour.

Let the history jump right off the page, and get ready to fall in love with the abundant past and exciting future of Israel. Take a look at our recommended tour itinerary below for the perfect 9 Day Jewish Heritage Tour in Israel, sure to create lasting memories!

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9 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package 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

See the diversity of the country with a visit to a kibbutz, the Bahai Gardens in Haifa, and the stories streets of Tiberias

4

Uncover the unique atmosphere of Zichron Yaakov and Neve Tzedek, and immerse yourself in the spirituality of Safed

5

Dive into Jerusalem, both old and new, with visits to every highlight from Yad Vashem and Machane Yehuda to the Old City and Mount Herzl

6

Step into the past with visits to the fortresses of Masada and Elah, and admire the views of Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Holy Land for the first time

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Marvel at the natural beauty with stops at the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights, and the unique waters of the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea

8

Explore the largest archaeological site in Israel at Beit Shean, and the Herodian port city of Caesarea

9

Immerse yourself in the heritage and history of the Jewish people in the place where it all began

9 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
  • Arrive into Ben Gurion Airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Check into the hotel and enjoy some time to relax after your travel
  • Enjoy some free time in Tel Aviv to get used to your new surroundings, and the perfect moment to take in the stunning coastal view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
  • Explore the eclectic culinary scene in Tel Aviv, including many Kosher restaurants and cafes
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 2 - Tel Aviv and Jaffa
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Enjoy the morning exploring through the picturesque streets of the Neve Tzedek neighborhood
  • This beautiful neighborhood is one of the oldest districts in Tel Aviv and offers many beautiful shops and cafes and famous Bauhaus architecture
  • Visit the HaTachana (Old Train Station) which has been revived into a great public space showcasing the history as well as the modern use of the area
  • Head to famous Rothschild Street where you will visit the Independence Hall, where the declaration of Independence was signed in 1948 upon the creation of the State of Israel
  • Have a moment of silence at the memorial site of Yitzhak Rabin - the former Israeli Prime Minister who was assassinated
  • Rabin Square, named in his honor is a noteworthy place to visit, and now a popular place for various concerts, parades and events in Tel Aviv
  • Visit the Palmach Museum located in Ramat Aviv, an impressive museum dedicated to the underground defense force known as the Haganah
  • Learn about Israel’s current defense force
  • Enjoy time to explore through the lively port city of Jaffa
  • Here you can find flea markets, antiques and modern fashion boutiques
  • Ancient building mixed with modern design, Jaffa has many hidden gems throughout its alleyways and streets
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 3 - Caesarea, Zichron Yaakov and Haifa
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Travel north towards the beautiful ancient city of Caesarea
  • Get lost in the fascinating history of this antique town dating back to King Herod
  • Marvel at the well-preserved archeological findings and such sites as the amphitheater, hippodrome and aqueduct and crusader city remains
  • Make a meaningful connection at Neve Michael, a multi-faceted children’s facility that cares for at-risk children in Israel
  • This wonderful endeavor fosters child development and welcomes visitors to interact with the children and learn about the premises
  • Visitors can enjoy a chocolate making course, or plant trees in the special garden
  • Visit the charming nearby city of Zichron Yaakov
  • Here you can explore through the main street offering many art pieces and interesting shops
  • Enjoy time spent at a local winery sampling the fresh and unique flavors found in the region
  • While in Zichron Yaakov, visit the N.I.L.I Museum, also known as Beit Aaronsohn, a site within the former family home, dedicated to the underground pro-British spy ring from World War 1
  • Enjoy time in Haifa, the northern port city with a view
  • Take in the view of the Bahai gardens, a meticulously manicured garden for the Baha'i faith
  • Overnight in Galilee
Day 4 - Safed, Golan Heights and Kibbutz Life
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Travel to the spiritual city of Safed known for its connection to Kabbalah, Jewish Mysticism and Jewish learning
  • Safed is one of the four holiest cities in Judaism and houses many synagogues including Ari Ashkenaz and the Ari Sephard synagogues as well as an ancient cemetery
  • The charming streets offer many art exhibitions as this is also an artist colony
  • Stop at a local Kibbutz in the area and learn about Kibbutz life, special to the region including visiting a dairy farm
  • Enjoy fresh cheese and samples made locally on the spot
  • Optional authentic lunch in a nearby Druze Village
  • Travel towards the northern region of the Golan Heights showcasing some incredible landscapes
  • Visit the Banias Waterfall, Gamla Museum or the Nimrod Fortress all in this special area
  • Overnight in the Galilee or optional Kibbutz overnight
Day 5 - Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Beit Shean and Beit Alpha
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Enjoy time overlooking the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Kinneret and enjoy and optional boat ride
  • The Galilee region has thrived for six centuries as an epicenter of Jewish life after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (70 CE)
  • Travel towards Tiberias, known from Talmudic times and the burial site of well-known Rabbis and 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
  • Marvel at the impressive mosaic floors in Beit Alpha founded by Jewish Kibbutz members in 1928
  • Explore the Archaeological National Park including an impressive amphitheater found at Beit Shean
  • Dig right into history through these well-preserved findings
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6 - Jerusalem Old City, Mount Zion and the City of David
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Marvel at the rich Jewish history as you explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Enjoy a powerful and reflective moment at the Western Wall
  • Visit other important Jewish sites including King David’s Tomb, The Old City Cardo, The Herodian Quarter and the Jewish Quarter in the Old City offering markets and shops
  • Visit the City of David and explore into the ancient history of Jerusalem in the underground tunnels beneath the City of Gold
  • Explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel and Warren’s Shaft
  • Visit Mount Zion just outside the city walls and marvel at the beauty
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7 - New Jerusalem
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Head to the famous Machane Yehuda Market to enjoy the fresh produce and delicious food options
  • Feel like a local amidst the many shoppers who visit this market daily
  • Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum and important experience in remembering those who lost their lives in the Holocaust
  • Explore the neighborhood of Ein Karem, an ancient village which in Hebrew refers to the Spring of the Vineyard and next to Mount Herzl
  • Visit the impressive Mount Herzl home to the Mount Herzl cemetery and Museum
  • This important site carries significance in Judaism and memorialize those who sacrificed their lives for the creation of a Jewish state and homeland Jews
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 - Masada, Elah Fortress, Dead Sea and Beit Shemesh
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Visit the Elah Fortress also near Beit Shemesh overlooking the Elah Valley
  • Marvel at the impressive ruins and walk through the pathways near the Judean Foothills
  • Continue onto the impressive Masada and enjoy either a hike up the snake path or use the cable car to reach the top
  • Explore through the ruins and vivid storytelling atop this fortress
  • Visit the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea and enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating day floating in the salty water and the healing muds of this unique site
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9 - Departure
  • Free day in Jerusalem before departing flight
NB - all timings on 9 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
8 overnights accommodation including breakfast
Excludes
Meals and drinks
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
What to Bring
Comfortable clothing according to the season
Walking shoes
Hat & sunscreen
Essential Information
Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
Alternative options to this itinerary can be found here: 11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel and Jordan Tour Package, 13 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package, 11 Day Jewish Heritage Israel Tour Package with an Adventure Twist.
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