See it All: 12-Day Israel Tour

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Tel Aviv as seen from Jaffa Beach

Day 1   Tel-Aviv

 08:30 pickup from hotel  after breakfast

Tel Aviv  –   Independence Hall   -The Ayalon Institute –  Old Jaffa  – flee market

Azriali Tower (observation on Tel Aviv)

Hotel Tel Aviv

Day 2 Haifa + Shore line

08:00 pickup from  hotel   after breakfast & checkout

Caesarea –  Zikron Yaakov  – First Alliya museum – Daliyat al-Karmel – Haifa – Bahai gardens  observations –  Acre  if time will permit Rosh Hanikra (head of the grotto)

Hotel –  Haifa/ Kibbutz guest house

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Wooden boat on Sea of Galilee

Day 3     Galilee

08:30 pickup from hotel after breakfast & checkout

Nazareth – optional and if u r very interested in ancient art in general and mosaics specifically  Zippori is a must visit  if only to see “The Mona Lisa of The Galilee” – Safed – Hula lake bird watching

Hotel – Sefad (summer) Tiberias (winter / Zimmer

Day 4 Kiriat Shmone –  Golan Heights & Tiberias

08:30 pickup from hotel after breakfast

(05:30  only if u r a true bird watcher we can start  with a second visit  to Hula lake bird watching or

 07:30 visit Hula Nature reserve )

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Cranes in the Hula Valley

We’ll start our day with a short visit at the most north town in Israel Kiryat Shmona here we’ll have chance to climb with a cable car to  – Zuk Manarah  beautiful observation on  Hulah Valley  + activities attraction-  short drive to Metula and to the Lebanese –  Israeli borders  which was finally done on 1924. from here we’ll go to visit the main water source of the Jordan river wich supply about 40% of Israel water.  Banias or Dan nature reserve – from here we’ll start climbing to the Golan Heights, we’ll be able to see from the road Nimrod Fortress –  we’ll stop for luncheon at a Druze village Mas’ade- afternoon we’ll climb to Mt Bental (a volcanic mountain) look out on the Syrian border – then going down into the Jordan river possible a nice Jeep Tour along and finish our day at  Tiberias  maybe at the famouse restaurant at the  decks – at late night  possible to visit  the grave of  RaMBaM or the grave of Jonathan ben_Uzziel . If u still have energy in your body a night safari is highly recommended.

Hotel – Sefad (summer) Tiberias (winter / Zimmer

Day 5 Beit Sean – Dead Sea

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Yardenit – Baptismal site in the Jordan River

09:30 pickup from hotel   after breakfast &  checkout

 Yardenit  – Nahariim once a modern power station and today the Peace Island on the Jordan river – Beit Shean national park – Beit Alfa Synagogue – drive along the Jordan river to the Dead Sea if time permit possible to visit Qumran.

Hotel  Dead Sea

Day 6 Dead Sea

08:30 pickup from hotel after breakfast

Masada –  Ein Gedi – Jeep tour at Metzokey Dragot  or   night jeep tour at Mt. Sodom  ) –visit Ahava factory shop (only upon your request) – Mineral beach  / hotel beach

Hotel  Dead Sea

Day 7 Arava valley – Eilat

11:00 check out after breakfast and swim in the Dead Sea

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Timna Arch

Drive to Eilat Hwy 90 – Idan “The peace road” build by kkl  (Jewish National Fund in Hebrew Keren Kayemet Le Israel)   Timna park  – night tour in Eilat

Day 8 Eilat

08:30 pickup from hotel after breakfast

Eilat the southern tip of Israel is a land bridge between Africa and Asia with spectacular desert scene but the most unique place is the Read Sea, with its beautiful corals best place for diving Aqua sport is an experience diving center one of many in Eilat.  Swimming with Dolphin is really great experience and “The Dolphin Reef”  in Eilat is the best. The enclosure is open to the open sea and the  dolphins can go free when they feel so.  It is possible to join a cruse or rent a yacht. If you do not want to get wet The under water observatory  is your place. The night life of Eilat is lively and lovely.

Day 9 Eilat – Mitzpe Ramon

10:00 check out after breakfast and last swim in the Read Sea

Using Hwy 12 we’ll reach Ramon crater after 2 hours drive in the desert it is possible to do a short 2 hours hike in the “Red canyon” along our way and then do some more in Ramon crater Ein Saharonim  Wadi Ardon Wadi Nekarot and more before sunset we want to be on the edge of the crater for beautiful romantic walk and observation.

Hotel Mitzpe Ramon.

Day 10 Mitzpe Ramon – Jerusalem

08:00 check out after breakfast

Today we start our drive to Jerusalem the highlight of our journey the place that Jews for 2000 years where praying “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning” Psalms 137 -6 but on our way we still have some beautiful sites Avdat a Nabataeans city – Sde Boker where Ben Gurion choose to retired –  Joe Alon Bedouin museum

Hotel Jerusalem

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Via Dolorosa

Day  11      Jerusalem

08:30 pickup from hotel

Yad Vashem  is a must stop in any visit to Israel –  we’ll enter the old city through Jaffa Gate, not forgetting the ancient   welcome ceremony to our guests which involve eating Jerusalem bagel dipped  in   Hyssop This plant was used in the temple at the Red Heifer ceremony –The Archeological museum  give us a great view at Jerusalem 2000 years ago with the archeological finding  and a virtual tour that show how Jews pilgrim to the second temple –  The “Kotel”  Western Wall . Only if reservation made months ahead we’ll visit – West Wall tunnels-  exit Dung Gate – drive to Jerusalem down town Nahlat Shivaa.

 Hotel   Jerusalem

Day 12       Jerusalem

08:30 pickup from hotel

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Garden of Gethsemene on Mount of Olives

 The best place to start a tour in Jerusalem will be the Mt of  Olives  observation which is the most beautiful observation in Israel give us a great view  on  The Temple Mt,  as well as a point to remember  the history of Jerusalem.  – Driving down from Mt. of Olives we shall see the Kidron Valley   quick look at   The Garden of Gethsemane and visit  Church of All Nations.  We’ll enter again through the Dung Gate and climb (Sunday – Thursday only)  the Temple Mount. Exit the  through “The Cotton market” which today specialized in candies and small souvenirs given to the children coming to pray.  Via Dolorosa  the way of suffering will  lead to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher  were Jesus was crucified buried and resurrect.

After luncheon in Avtimius market we’ll climb to Jaffa Gate and walk on the   Old City Ramparts to the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Cardo and finally  going down to The Dung Gate and back to our car.