2023 - February 2024
For travel agents and companions

WELCOME to ISRAEL! - arrive Tel Aviv
After you arrive, clear customs and pick up your luggage you will be met by our representative.  That person will be holding a sign with your name on it.  From the airport you will be transferred to your hotel.

Afternoon at leisure.
     Overnight GRAND COURT JERUSALEM or RAMADA HOTEL, or similar, Jerusalem

Day 2 Tuesday - Jerusalem (new city)
After breakfast being tour drive to Mt. Scopus for view of Jerusalem, then to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. 

Sightseeing in the new city including the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, new Supreme Court building. Proceed to Mt’ Herzl and Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust).

Then visit the model of the Heordian city of Jerusalem dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Visit the synagogue with Marc Chagall stained glass windows at the Hadassah Medical Center, then via Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist). Return to Hotel.    
        Overnight GRAND COURT JERUSALEM or RAMADA HOTEL, or similar, Jerusalem

Day 3 Wednesday - Jerusalem / Bethlehem (old city)
Walk through the Jaffa Gate to the City: the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the Temple area, then colorful bazaars, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight. 
        Overnight GRAND COURT JERUSALEM or RAMADA HOTEL, or similar, Jerusalem

Day 4 Thursday -  Jerusalem / Beit Shean / Tiberias / Galilee
Leave Jerusalem and drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Then through the Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful Roman Decapolis city. Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning.

Enjoy the tour drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight. 
        Overnight HAGOSHRIM HOTEL KIBBUTZ, or similar, Galilee

Day 5 Friday - Galilee / Upper Galilee / Golan Heights / Nazareth / Galilee
Begin morning tour departure to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, Birkat Ram, and the Druze Drive to the Golan Heights.  Via Banias, source of the Jordan River proceed to Kiryat Shmone and the Hula Valley to Safed.

Continue to City of the Kabbalah, to visit the old synagogue and artists’ colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian holy sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
      Overnight HAGOSHRIM HOTEL KIBBUTZ, or similar, Galilee

Day 6 Saturday -  Galilee / Haifa / Tel Aviv
Leave the Kibbutz hotel for Acre to visit the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine.  Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city.

Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman theater and the Crusader fortress. Drive via Natanya to Tel Aviv.
     Overnight METROPOLITAN HOTEL, or similar, Tel Aviv

Day 7 Sunday - Tel Aviv
Day at leisure in Tel Aviv.
OPTIONAL  $125.00 (US) MASSADA and DEAD SEA TOUR available.  
     Overnight METROPOLITAN HOTEL, or similar, Tel Aviv

Day 8 Monday
Transfer to the airport for departure.

- All transfers, and ENGLISH ONLY sightseeing by motor coach
- Breakfast and dinner daily (Except Monday night no dinner)
- All 4 star hotels (or similar) as per itinerary
- All taxes and service charges
Note you will be traveling with regular passengers, but paying travel agent rates

Based on double occupancy - Monday departures

January 2023 - February 28, 2024
Travel agents rate from $1950.00 (US)
Companions rate from $2050.00 (US)
High Season Supplement- $100 (US) per person
22-25 May 2023, 31 JULY- 27 AUGUST, 2023, 11-17 SEPTEMBER 2023

Peak Season Supplement - $230.00 (US) per person
03-16 APRIL 2023, 02-10 OCTOBER 2023


Good To Know

Country Sri Lanka
Languages Spoken Sinhala, Tamil
Currency Used Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Ares (km2) 65,610 km2
Capital Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Time zone UTC +5:30