Highlights of Israel

9 Days
Tel Aviv to Tel Aviv
From (AUD)
$ 8,585
Dates & Pricing

2023 Tel Aviv > Tel Aviv

Tour Map
Tour Code:
MITA
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Tel Aviv
Return City:
Tel Aviv

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Tel Aviv

    Begin an unforgettable Scenic journey with a two night Special Stay.

  2. Day 2 - Tel Aviv

    Bathed in Mediterranean sunshine, hummus-infused aromas, and Bauhaus-era buildings, Tel Aviv is a vibrant metropolis that is quick to charm. Take an enlightening tour with an expert art-historian guide who will bowl you over with tales about the 4,000-year-old port city of Jaffa and explore the archaeological ruins and winding alleyways. Browse through the curios of the street markets and be enthralled by World Heritage-listed Bauhaus buildings of the White City quarter, then visit scenic Tel Aviv port. Enrich: Spend the afternoon at a local families home in the Ajami neighbourhood of Jaffa. Taste traditional Arabic coffee and delicacies whilst you hear personal stories of the joys and complexities of growing up in a city which has strong connections to numerous religious faiths.

    Sundowners

    This evening enjoy beverages and dinner at Alma Beach, Tel Aviv’s coolest stretch of sand.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Tel Aviv > Sea of Galilee

    Discover the intriguing history of Israel’s mountainous region as you drive to Caesarea, the Roman capital of Judea. You will have the chance to view the archaeological discoveries of the Crusader city and the Roman port, including a restored amphitheatre and aqueduct. Later, proceed to your hotel for the next two nights. This evening enjoy seasonal local ingredients in dishes that pay homage to the Christian-Arab cuisine of the region at Magdalena.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sea of Galilee

    Your first look at the scenic region of Galilee will be on a tranquil boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Continue to the biblical village of Capernaum, and then proceed to the place of the miracle of multiplication of the loaves and fishes, Tabgha. On Galilee’s north-western shores, visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Continue to Kibbutz Ein Gev and learn about the unique kibbutz community. Return to your hotel, stopping en route at a local winery for a tour and wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Sea of Galilee > Jerusalem

    Travel to Nazareth where Jesus spent his childhood and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, and your home for the next four nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Jerusalem

    A Holy City for three of the world’s great religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – Jerusalem occupies a unique place in humanity. Stand before the Western Wall, famously called the ‘Wailing Wall’, and soak in the aura of the holiest of Jerusalem’s Jewish sites. Continue along the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter to visit the historic Hurva Synagogue.

    Freechoice

    Explore the colourful Mahane Yehuda Market and engage with friendly vendors, and mingle with the city’s rich mosaic of residents as our guide shares insight into Israel’s modern food scene and enduring traditions. Alternatively, discover the stories and survivor testimonies at Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Memorial – with a specialist historian, or enjoy wine tasting at Flam Winery with artisanal cheese and breads.

    Enrich

    This evening, enjoy an unforgettable gourmet experience of a traditional Jewish dinner at an elegant home of American immigrants to Israel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Jerusalem

    Today, explore 5000 years of cultural treasures at the Israel Museum Jerusalem with an experienced historian, including the Billy Rose Art Garden designed by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Afternoon at leisure to explore the holy city steeped in history and full of secrets to discover at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Jerusalem

    Enrich

    Get a holistic perspective on the past, present and future of Jerusalem through a unique dual narrative experience with your two tour guides – one Jewish Israeli and one Palestinian. Witness the revered sites of the Old City through their eyes, consider recent tensions, and ponder the city’s future.

    This afternoon, we travel to Bethlehem. Immerse yourself into the history and spirituality as you explore the site of Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity, and the monasteries of the Shepherd’s Fields.

    Enrich

    Visit Bethlehem University and meet faculty members and students. The University community provides an opportunity for Palestinian students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they will need to live a full life, despite the situation in which they find themselves.

    This evening, experience the uplifting songs that distinguish the Jewish faith and Israeli culture at a Yiddish Klezmer club. Savour local tapas as the band provides a spirited soundtrack.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Jerusalem > Tel Aviv

    Bid farewell to Jerusalem as you transfer to Ben Gurion airport, Tel Aviv for your onward flight home.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Tel Aviv after 05:00 PM.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the journey will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted small group land journey
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 3 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • 12 meals – 8 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D)
  • Expert Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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