Jewish Heritage Tour in Israel

Product Code: F-3077

Trip Duration

11 Days / 10 Nights

Price From

Tel Aviv | Rehovot | Caesarea | Akko | Haifa | Jerusalem | Dead Sea | Masada

Highlights: 

  • Learn the story of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, an outstanding scientist and head of the Zionist movement for more than 30 years
  • Visit the Palmach Museum, which is an experiential museum covering the Palmach Legacy through stories of individuals and groups
  • Visit Independence Hall where the founding of the State of Israel was proclaimed
  • Visit Caesarea the Roman port city built by Herod the Great and see the Roman Theater
  • Visit the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion
  • Visit Masada, the site of the last stand by a group of Jewish Zealots against the mighty Roman Empire

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Full Itinerary

Arrive in Israel at Ben Gurion
International Airport, where a Vered Hasharon representative will meet you
and escort you to your motor coach.Welcome to Israel. You will have only a
short drive to Tel Aviv where you will check into your hotel for dinner and
overnight.

Arrive in Israel

After breakfast, drive to Latrun to visit the Armored Corps Museum and
memorial, also considered one of the most diverse tank museums in the
world.Continue to Beit Guvrin National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site;
explore parts of the archaeological remains and unique caves.Next, drive to
the city of Rehovot to visit the Ayalon Institute, once a secret underground
ammunition factory established by the “Haganah,” the Jewish underground
movement before May 1948.Continue to the nearby Weizmann Institute of Science
and visit the Weizmann House on campus. Constructed in 1936, the house served
as the private home and later the formal residence of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the
first president of the state of Israel and founder of the Weizmann Institute
of Science. The house is an impressive structure with fascinating gardens,
which now form part of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Learn the story of
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, an outstanding scientist and head of the Zionist movement
for more than 30 years.Return to Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv – Latrun – Beit Guvrin National Park – Rehovot – Weizmann
Institute of Science

After breakfast, your first stop will be a visit to the Palmach Museum,
which is an experiential museum covering the Palmach Legacy through stories
of individuals and groups. You will visit Rabin Square and then on to Neve
Tzedek for a tour of the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv including a visit to
the Tachana (The Station used to be the old train station from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem). Next you will visit Old Jaffa including the Flea Market.Overnight
Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv

Visit Independence Hall where the founding of the State of Israel was proclaimed.
Visit the Diaspora Museum, a global institution that tells the ongoing story
of the Jewish people.Depart Tel Aviv, heading north along the Mediterranean
coast.Visit Caesarea the Roman port city built by Herod the Great and see the
Roman Theater.Visit the museum at the Illegal Immigration Camp near Atlit, a
national heritage site and an educational center for the heritage and history
of the Ha’apala (the Jewish clandestine immigration to Palestine/Eretz Israel
during the British Mandate period).Head up to Haifa and view the Baha’i
Gardens and the city of Haifa.Check in at hotel for overnight.

Tel Aviv – Caesarea – Haifa

Travel to the Phoenician port city of Akko. Continue to visit Rosh HaNikra,
the most northern point on the coast and walk through the beautiful grottos
carved by the sea. Visit the ancient city of Safed, the city of mystics.
Visit the synagogue of Rabbi Isaac Luria and Rabbi Joseph Karo, and wander
through the alleys, lanes and art galleries in the Old City of Safed.Visit a
winery and kibbutz along the border with Lebanon. Tour Tel Dan by the Dan
River – one of the tributaries of the Jordan River.Return to Haifa for
overnight.

Akko – Safed – Haifa

After breakfast, check out from your hotel. Drive to Beit Shean, known as
“Scythopolis,” and see the fascinating excavated remains from the Roman and
Byzantine periods.Stop at nearby Beit Alpha to admire the beautiful mosaic
floor of an ancient synagogue discovered in 1929.Visit Gan Hashlosha National
Park and enjoy the warm spring water pools and waterfalls.Afterward, descend
via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem.Upon arrival in Israel’s capital city,
stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you take in the breathtaking vista of
Jerusalem.Check in to your hotel in Jerusalem.

Beit Shean – Gan Hashlosha National Park – Jerusalem

After breakfast, Visit the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion. Enter the Old
City via the Zion Gate into the Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the
heart of the ancient Roman City. Visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored
after they sustained damage during the Six-Day War.Explore the Western Wall
Tunnels. Experience the archaeological park located at the Davidson Center.Walk
through the colorful Arab bazaar and visit the Tower of David Museum,
presenting the history of Jerusalem and ancient remains of the city dating
back to the First Temple period.Overnight in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem

After breakfast drive to the lowest place on earth known to man, the Dead
Sea. Continue south to Masada, the site of the last stand by a group of
Jewish Zealots against the mighty Roman Empire just 3 years after the
destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. After lunch enjoy a float in
the unsinkable waters of the Dead Sea. You will then continue to Ein Gedi, a
natural desert oasis where King David (before he was king), hid from King
Saul. Return to the hotel.Return to Jerusalem hotel for overnight.

Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Masada

After breakfast, drive through Mea Shearim, one of the oldest Jewish
neighborhoods in Jerusalem and learn about the unique lifestyle of the city’s
ultra-orthodox communities.Walk through Israel’s largest military cemetery,
Mount Herzl. Reflect on the visible testament of the personal sacrifice of
thousands of Israelis towards the continued existence, security, and safety
of the nation.Visit Yad Vashem, considered the foremost monument to mankind’s
darkest period and Israel’s official memorial and historical museum
commemorating the Nazi Holocaust.Stop at Ammunition Hill, a former Jordanian
army stronghold conquered by the Israeli army during the Six-Day War and
later converted into a national memorial site and museum.Drive by the
Knesset, Israel’s parliament, and see the Menorah with its biblical
emblems.Next, visit the Israel Museum. View the Shrine of the Book where the
Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the Holy Land model, a miniature replica of
Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.

Jerusalem

Free day to self-exploreOvernight in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem

Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport.Depart on return flight.

Depart Israel