The new and the old, the desert and the sea, bazaars and mysticism, Crusaders and artists, cities and rural settlements, modern shops, throbbing coffee houses and bars, all these are Israel.
- The Dead Sea: Massada Fortress, "swim and float".
- Old City of Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The Western Wall
- The ancient Roman Cities: Beit Shean and Caesarea
- Safed, the City of Kabbala
- Acre, the Crusader Stronghold
Welcome to Israel! Our representative will meet you at the airport, for a briefing of the tour. You will receive a tablet with GPS as well as guidelines for all the sites included on your itinerary. In addition, our representative will provide you with the necessary vouchers, maps and phone number of your contact person during your tour.
Pick up the rented car at the airport and drive to Tel Aviv . Overnight in Tel Aviv
Drive south- view of the Negev Desert-ascend to 2,000 year old Masada Fortress by cable car-visit king Herod’s palaces and bathhouses, the synagogue –view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea- possible swim and “float” in the Dead Sea, the saltiest and lowest place on earth. Proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.
Start on Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. In the New City of Jerusalem visit Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, and the fascinating model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem in the period of the Second Temple. Proceed to Ein Karem and visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Time permitting, visit “Mahaneh Yehuda”,the famous open market in Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Walk through the Old City-the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, and the oriental bazaars, Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit King David’s Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Agony. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Leave Jerusalem and drive north through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit this beautifully preserved Roman city . Proceed to Nazareth and its Christian holy sites. Continue to the Sea of Galilee and visit the ruins of ancient Capernaum. Overnight in Tiberias.
Drive to the Golan Heights, visit the former Syrian fortifications, Druze villages, the Banias-one of the sources of the Jordan River. Proceed to Safed, city of the Kabbalah, visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Overnight in Tiberias.
Drive west to Acre-, an underground Crusader city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Haifa, visit the Bahai Shrine and Persian Gardens – another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a panoramic view of Haifa from Mount Carmel. Drive south to Caesarea, the ancient port city built by King Herod, to visit the Roman Theater and medieval fortifications. Arrive to Tel Aviv and Jaffa for a short city tour.
Your Contact person from MEDRAFT staff will meet you at the airport upon arrival or at your hotel
Assistance and briefing at the airport or at the hotel upon arrival
Virtual guide kit which includes: Maps, vouchers and a tablet loaded with the maps and GPS orientation of the itinerary with virtual guiding at all the sites and points of interest.
Accommodation - 6 hotel nights including daily breakfast in good tourist/first class hotels according to your choice.
Rented car –intermediate category - Mazda 3 or similar (upgrade at your choice)
Entrance fees: Israel museum, Massada national park, the Crusader Stronghold, Beit She'an, Cesarea
entrance fees and activities not mentioned above