Weekly year round: Tel Aviv, Beersheva, Arad, Massada,
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Tiberias, Galilee, Upper Galilee and Golan
Heights, Nazareth, Acre, Haifa, Tel Aviv.
Day 1- Saturday – Weekly. Year Round – Arriving LONDON:
Even though this is a private tour and you may choose your own date we suggest that you start on a Saturday. If you choose a different day we may need to amend touring in Jerusalem in particular to accommodate local weekend and holidays.
LON1: (transfers in London and panoramic tour)
On arrival from the USA into London (Heathrow or Gatwick) you will be met and transferred to your central London hotel where your room/s have been reserved on your behalf for 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis. As most of the flights from the USA are morning and/or early morning arrival, most of the hotels will not have your room ready for check-in until the afternoon, so we have designed your program to incorporate a drive around London (panoramic tour), before you check-in at the hotel.
En route to your hotel you will enjoy a guided panoramic tour of Britain’s exciting capital city. See some of London’s most famous and iconic landmarks: Harrods, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square. Following your orientation tour you will be introduced to the delightful Covent Garden where you will have some free time to shop, explore the area and or have some lunch at your leisure prior to continuing to your hotel.
Afternoon check-in at the hotel of choice.
The remainder of the day and evening is at your leisure to continue sight-seeing or perhaps take in dinner and a show in London’s fabulous West End. (No meals included).
- Sample 3 star hotel in London: BLOOMSBURY PARK HOTEL 3 *
- Sample 4 star hotels in London (or similar): THE CUMBERLAND HOTEL 4*, THE TOWER HOTEL 4* or similar
- Sample 5 star hotel for the return stay in London: ROYAL HORSEGUARDS 5* or similar.
Day 2 – Sunday – London – Palestine / Israel: (B)
Breakfast is included in your Hotel this morning. Check-out of the Hotel, then get ready for the transfer to London Heathrow Airport, vehicle arrives to take you to the airport. Air fare is included in our rate London – Tel Aviv – London, in economy class with tax. Upon arrival to airport meet our local representative and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 3 – MONDAY – Dead Sea – Jerusalem: (B)
Today we drive to the Dead Sea, and descend for a possible “float” in the in the salty water of the world’s lowest place and sea. We drive back via Ein Gedi and Kalya to Jerusalem. Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur.
Day 4 – TUESDAY – Jerusalem – sightseeing of the new city: (BL)
Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. On 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’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, new Supreme Court bldg. Mt. Herzl and Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). Then visit the model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Afternoon visit of the Hadassah medical center in the synagogue with Marc Chagall stained glass windows, then via Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist). Lunch is included at a local restaurant. For your tours: Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur and private guide.
Day 5 – WEDNESDAY – Jerusalem – (Old City) – Bethlehem: (BL)
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the 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. Lunch is again included at a charming local restaurant. For your tours: Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur and private guide.
Day 6 – THURSDAY – Jericho – Tiberias – Galilee: (B)
Leave Jerusalem, driving via Bethany to Jericho*, the oldest city in the world. Visit the excavations and then continue northward via Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. After a short visit proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. 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. For your tours: Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur and private guide.
Day 7 – FRIDAY – Upper Galilee and Golan Heights – Nazareth: (B)
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, Birkat Ram, and the Druze villages, Via Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via Kiryat Shmone and the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabala, to visit synagogue and the artists’ colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian Holy Sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight. For your tours: Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur and private guide.
Day 8 – SATURDAY – Acre – Haifa – Tel Aviv: (B)
After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour of 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. Continue south for a short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and to hotel for overnight. For your tours: Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur and private guide.
DAY 9 – Sunday – Palestine – Israel – London: (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, our local rep. will escort you to the airport to catch your London-bound flight. Salam & Shalom! Air fare as listed is included in our rate in economy class back to London with tax.
In London, our local rep will be waiting with a sign in your name and assist with your transfer to the hotel.
- Sample 3 star hotel in London: BLOOMSBURY PARK HOTEL 3 *
- Sample four star hotels in London (or similar): THE CUMBERLAND HOTEL 4*, THE TOWER HOTEL 4* or similar
- Sample 5 star hotels for the return stay in London: ROYAL HORSEGUARDS 5* or similar .
DAY 10 – London: (B)
Enjoy a full English breakfast in your hotel this morning before meeting your Guide for a more in-depth half-day tour of London. Begin with a drive London’s famous Embankment, noticing the many important landmarks situated along the banks of the River Thames as you go including the Royal Festival Hall and the National Theatre before reaching St Paul’s Cathedral where you will enjoy an inside view of Sir Christopher Wren’s magnificent masterpiece. St. Paul’s was built after the old Gothic cathedral was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. It overlooks the centre of London from the top of Ludgate Hill, its floodlit dome visible from a great distance. The superb baroque interior contains work by such consummate craftsmen as the woodcarver Grinling Gibbons and the metalworker Jean Tijou.
Among those whose tombs and memorials are here are Lord Nelson and Wren himself. Visit this magnificent Cathedral, site of countless religious and historic events including the wedding of Price Charles to Lady Diana Spencer. Then continue past the Tower of London and over Tower Bridge to the South Bank. You will then make you way to the London Eye. Meant to be in place for just 1 year as part of London’s millennium celebrations in the year 2000, this iconic attraction is now in its 11th successful year.
Following on from your panoramic tour yesterday and sight-seeing today, it is now time to take to the air for an aerial view of this amazing city. Fast Track boarding means you that do not have to wait so on arrival board the next available capsule and ‘fly’ above the city to enjoy a breathtaking views over London and the River Thames. For those of you who know London, as well as for those of you who do not, this is a wonderful experience, and will allow you to see many of the most famous buildings and sites in London from an entirely unique perspective. The Eye moves round very slowly, giving you plenty of time to observe and take photos of these most impressive city views.
At the end of your ‘flight’ rejoin your vehicle to return
to your hotel. Lunch and the remainder of the day are at your leisure
for further sight-seeing or shopping. Dinner on own and over night.
DAY 11 – London: (B)
Breakfast is included in your Hotel this morning. 11:00 AM – Check-out
of the Hotel. Depending on the departure time of your onward flight, the
hotel can store your luggage until your private transfer vehicle arrives
to take you to the airport. Bon Voyage.
Tours may vary in order to accommodate traffic and general conditions on the day. Should a venue not be available to visit during the chosen program an alternative venue will substitute of equal interest.
Rates per person in US:
(3 stars hotels)
(4 stars hotels)
(5 stars hotels)
- Air fare: London – Palestine/Israel – London in economy class with tax included.
- VAT Tax in the UK.
- Transfers in touring in London as listed.
- All ground transportation, including service between airport and hotels.
- All tips / Gratuities to drivers, guides etc.
- Meals as indicated, with preset menu (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Guided sightseeing with professional guide
- All admission fees
- Hotel accommodations, including tax and service charges
- Trip interruption and cancellation insurance
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Visa fee ( when/if needed)