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8-Night Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Northern Israel and Petra

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    Day 1: Sunday Arrival

    Stop At: Old Tel Aviv Port Area, Nemal Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Israel
    enjoy the free day in Tel Aviv and walk around on your own
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 2: Monday - Tel Aviv / Beer Sheba / Masada & Dead Sea

    Stop At: Beer Sheva, Israel
    a short visit of the capital of the Negev Desert
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Masada National Park, Masada 8698000 Israel
    • Ascend via cable-car for a thorough visit that gives insight to the rituals, politics and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dead Sea, Israel
    Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and to float in its salty waters.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 3: Tuesday - Jerusalem

    Stop At: Israel Museum, 11 Derekh Ruppin, Jerusalem 9543500 Israel
    Start the day at the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Entrance to the site is via the Holland Junction, situated on Herzl Boulevard, Jerusalem 91034 Israel
    Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Manger Square .15 minutes walking from bus 231, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories
    Visit Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 4: Wednesday - Jerusalem

    Stop At: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel
    •Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.

    Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel
    Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Via Dolorosa Old Town, Jerusalem Israel
    Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: King David's Tomb, Mount Zion, Jerusalem Israel
    To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Garden of Gethsemane, Jericho Rd, Jerusalem Israel
    Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 5: Thursday - Beit Shean / Nazareth / Safed

    Stop At: Nazareth Village, 5079 St, Nazareth 16100 Israel
    On to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bet She'an National Park, Beit She'an 11715 Israel
    Travel through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean, and visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: The Old City of Safed, The City, Safed Israel
    city of the Kabbalah and centre of Jewish mysticism, to visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 6: Friday - Golan Heights / Sea of Galilee

    Stop At: Golan Heights Winery, Tayelet Neve 28 Industrial site Katzrin, Katzrin 12900
    • Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park, Road 87, Tiberias Israel
    Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Tabgha, Tiberias Israel
    In the Mount of Beatitudes, visit the traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 7: Saturday - Acre / Haifa / Caesarea / EIiat

    Stop At: Akko Old Town, Acre Israel
    After breakfast drive through the hills of the Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Caesarea National Park, Route 2 Near Aqiva, Caesarea Israel
    Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Eilat Marina, Northwestern Coast, Eilat Israel
    Continue to Tel Aviv‘s domestic airport for a short flight to Eilat, the Red Sea resort.

    Transfer to your Eilat hotel

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 8: Sunday - Eilat / Petra / Eilat

    Stop At: Petra - Wadi Musa 77110 Jordan
    Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq, a narrow passage through the mountains that has inspired people for centuries.

    Up to the Treasury which suddenly appears at the end of the gorge, leaving visitors breath taken by its' size, color and beauty.

    Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre, which once held 3,000 spectators.

    Exit the city and stop for a sit-down lunch in Wadi Musa - the new town of Petra, followed by a visit to Moses Spring before leaving.

    Drive to Aqaba for a short city tour, before returning to the Arava border and back to Eilat for return flight to Tel Aviv.

    Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Tel Aviv hotel for overnight.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Ben Gurion Airport, Israel
    2: Ben Gurion Airport, Israel

    Traveler pickup is offered

    Airports

    • Ben Gurion Intl Airport, Tel Aviv 7015001 Israel
    Departure Time
    Your flight arrival time
    Duration
    8 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 8x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Professional guide
    • Airport Transfers from Tel Aviv Airport
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • 8 nights accommodation
    • Return economy flights between Tel Aviv and Eilat
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
    • Entry/Admission - Israel Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity
    • Entry/Admission - Western Wall
    • Entry/Admission - The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
    • Entry/Admission - King David's Tomb
    • Entry/Admission - Garden of Gethsemane
    • Entry/Admission - Bet She'an National Park
    • Entry/Admission - The Old City of Safed
    • Entry/Admission - Golan Heights Winery
    • Entry/Admission - Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Tabgha
    • Entry/Admission - Akko Old Town
    • Entry/Admission - Caesarea National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Eilat Marina
    • Entry/Admission - Petra
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Airport Transfers from/to Eilat Airport
    • Border Fees & Tips on Petra day tour (125 USD approx) per person (to be paid locally on day of tour and in advance)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • No luggage restriction on this tour
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Please note: be sure to provide the required passport information and flight details within the correct fields when booking
    • Important Information:
    • Please note that all passengers travelling to Petra from Eilat on a 1 day tour require a visa to enter Jordan.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

    My first trip to Israel,made very special by an excellent tour guide,Lorne. You made history and culture come alive with your knowledge of Israel with it's colourful past and present. It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for taking such good care...More

    2  Thank busybee72019
    priscilag1224, Public Relations Manager at CTO - Consolidated Tour Operators, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

    Thank you very much for your nice review. We are happy to know you enjoyed our unique country and your tour with CTO. I hope to have you back soon

    Reviewed 21 March 2018

    This was our first trip to Israel and being on a tight schedule and budget we wanted to experience as much as we could. After searching the internet I settled on Israel Christian Tours which is operated by CTO. The trip was absolutely fantastic. The...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    1  Thank TovarishchTraveler
    priscila g, Public Relations Manager at CTO - Consolidated Tour Operators, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

    Dear Tovarishch, I am glad you enjoyed the tour and I want to thank you for your positive review. Our team do the utmost to make the tour the best way to experience our unique country. hope to see you again

    Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

    Great experience with this company, they fulfilled all our expectations, staff is very well prepare and organize, good accommodations in which they include breakfast and if you want for a reasonable price they also include dinners (I strongly recommend to consider this option). Will recommend...More

    1  Thank isramolina
    priscila g, Public Relations Manager at CTO - Consolidated Tour Operators, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

    Dear Israel M, Thank you very much for your review. We have a very proffessional team in the office and amazing guides to ensure the best tour to our clients. I hope to host you back in Israel.

    Reviewed 11 January 2018

    Just wrapped up a Holy land group tour. I can’t say enough good things about our experience with CTO. Here are a few: 1) Guides in both Jordan and Israel were knowledgeable. 2) bus and accommodations were good what we have paid for. 3) On-time...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    2  Thank Vinod E
    priscila g, Public Relations Manager at CTO - Consolidated Tour Operators, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

    Dear Vinod E, i am happy to read your review. The CTO team is very professional and well orgazined. We understand the importance of every item to make a spectacular tour in our amazing country. I hope to have you in our future tours

    Reviewed 20 November 2017

    I was the most awesome trip (tour ) my husband and I took. The tour guides were so knowledgeable about the paces and the area. We feel safe at all the places we visit and so blessed for be able to do this awesome trip.

    Date of experience: June 2017
    1  Thank AngelicaR1276
    priscila g, Public Relations Manager at CTO - Consolidated Tour Operators, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

    Thank you very much for your nice review and I hope to see you in Israel with CTO again

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