Introduction to Israel | Yampu Tours

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Introduction to Israel

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PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 6 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $1913+

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Have the unique experience of floating in the unsinkable Dead Sea. Cover your body in the mud of the Dead Sea to soak in all of the therapeutic minerals!
  • Visit the city of Bethlehem, thought to be the birthplace of Jesus.
  • Observe traditional practices at the Jewish Wailing Wall.
  • Wander on the ancient Roman road, the Cardo.
  • See some of the oldest churches in the world including the Church of the Nativity.
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Tour Overview

Enjoy an Introduction to Israel in this 5 day trip. Visit the modern city of Tel Aviv. See the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. View the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Go to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site located where the Jordan River flows out from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea.

See a panoramic view of the city from Mount of Olives. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David’s Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and the Christian quarter. Wander along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Visit Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, to see the Church of Nativity and Manger Square.

Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point in the world. Roadside view of Qumeran caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Visit a Dead Sea cosmetic products shop. Stop for relaxation at one of the resorts on the shores of the Dead Sea. Enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable Dead Sea and cover body with the mineral rich, therapeutic mud.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Double £$1913 £$2382 £$4110 £$4575
Single £$2954 £$3893 £$7349 £$8278

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive in Israel

Upon arrival in Israel, be met at the airport by a Yampu representative and privately transferred to the Tel Aviv hotel for check in. Travelers will be met inside the arrival hall before going through customs.

Visit the Diaspora museum; Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel; Also known as the "White City", Tel Aviv was declared by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site for its Bauhaus style buildings. Stop at Rabin Square, place of assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the Artist's Quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian mall of the city where one can enjoy live street music, arts, crafts and handmade jewelry. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street specially known with the unique shops, cafe life and youthful ambiance. The tour is operated from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on a "share a car" basis, offering the opportunity to meet other people on the tour. For all tours, pick up and drop off is from the hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
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2

Nazareth, Tiberias, Lower Galilee, Capernaum

Depart Tel Aviv via the coastal road and the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberias, the lively resort town on the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the Kineret Lake to Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Continue to Tabgha and visit the Church of Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes with the beautiful mosaic floor. Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site located where the Jordan River flows out from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. Enjoy the peaceful and natural surrounding on site.

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3

Jerusalem

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's Tomb, the Last Supper Room and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City and visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighborhood, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the remarkable Church of Saint John the Baptist, Return to point of departure.

Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.

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4

Bethlehem and Jericho

Drive through the Judean desert and enjoy a roadside view of the Good Samaritan Inn. After a short stop at sea-level for a panoramic view, continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Stop to see Zacchaeus' Sycamore fig tree and proceed for an overview of Mt. of Temptation. Visit the Mount of ancient Jericho where 25 ancient cities were uncovered (cable car not included). Proceed to the city of Bethlehem. Visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square. Stop for an overview of Shepherds' field.

The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations. Palestinian guides meet the tour only after border crossing. Border crossing to Bethlehem may include short unaccompanied walking portion. Change of vehicle is required upon entering Palestinian authority territory. Passports are required.

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Day
5

Massada and the Dead Sea

Depart Tel Aviv via the Judean hills to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Roadside view of Qumeran caves (visit not included) where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Visit a Dead Sea cosmetic products shop. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada and learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea. Enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and cover body with the mineral rich mud that many believe has its therapeutic effects.


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Day
6

Depart Israel

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel for a private transfer to the airport.

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel for a private transfer to the airport.

Ben Gurion Airport, Israel

Tel Aviv District, Israel

Nazareth, Israel

Tiberias, Israel

Lower Galilee, Israel

Capernaum, Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

Bethlehem

Dead Sea

Places You'll See

  • Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv is one of the three main cities of Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, Tel Aviv has many beautiful beaches. Although it is a modern city, there are many museums that focus on the rich history of the region.

  • Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is the capital and largest city of Israel. Being one of the oldest cities in the world, historic roots of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam can be found in Jerusalem and is referred to as a Holy City for each of those religions. Although there are many old sections of the city, there is still a modern feel to parts of the city.

  • Bethlehem

    Bethlehem is thought to be the birth place of Jesus. It has been referred to as “little town of Bethlehem” and is today a small city. Only 6 miles south of Jerusalem, Israel, Bethlehem is part of the West Bank. The city is home to one of the oldest churches in the world, the Church of the Nativity. Bethlehem is also thought to be the birthplace of David, the King of Israel. Currently the city is now home to one of the largest Arab Christian communities in the region.

  • Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea is shared by Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. At 1269 ft below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point in the world. The water is so salty that no maritime life can survive in its waters. The mineral rich mud on its shores is thought to have therapeutic benefits. Many visitors enjoy floating in the water, as it is almost impossible to sink because of the hypersalination.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Tel Aviv : Deborah Hotel Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv : Mercure Tel Aviv City Center

Tel Aviv : Hotel Gilgal

Tel Aviv : Prima City

Tel Aviv : SeaNet Hotel

Jerusalem : Jerusalem Gate Hotel

Jerusalem : Rimonim Shalom Hotel

4 Star Properties

Tel Aviv : Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv : Grand Beach Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv : Tal Hotel Tel Aviv

Jerusalem : Crowne Plaza Jerusalem

Jerusalem : Grand Court Jerusalem

Tel Aviv : Hotel Metropolitan

Jerusalem : Jerusalem Gold Hotel

Jerusalem : Dan Panorama Jerusalem

Jerusalem : Prima Park Jerusalem

Jerusalem : Leonardo Hotel

Jerusalem : Prima Kings

5 Star Properties

Tel Aviv : Carlton Hotel Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv : Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center

Tel Aviv : Dan Hotel Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv : Renaissance Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv : Royal Beach Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv : Sheraton Tel Aviv

Jerusalem : Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

Jerusalem : David Citadel Hotel

Jerusalem : King David Hotel

Jerusalem : Mamilla Hotel

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