Day 1 Sunday. Arrival
Arrival to Tel Aviv International Airport. A Noah Tours representative will meet you after passport control and accompany you to your transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Monday. Caesarea - Haifa - Acre - Rosh Hanikra
Drive north to Caesarea, what once was the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the Crusaders' City, the aqueduct and amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mount Carmel and visit “AF AL PI CHEN”, the naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbour and local market. Continue to the northernmost point of Israel, Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable car into the limestone grottoes. Overnight in the Kibbutz Hotel.
Day 3 Tuesday. Safed - Tel Hai - Banias - Golan Heights
Drive to Safed, center of the Kaballa movement; visit the Joseph Caro and Ha’Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the Artists' quarter. Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp; visit the Banias springs. Next, a visit to Tel-Hai; see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. Overnight in Kibbutz Hotel.
Day 4 Wednesday. Tiberias - Beit Shean - Beit Alpha - Gan Hashlosha -Jerusalem
Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; proceed to Beit Shean, the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the Philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 5 Thursday. Jerusalem (Old City)
At the start of the morning, drive to the crest of Mt. of Olives where the entire city of Jerusalem unfolds before you. Visit at the Kotel for a prayer. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels; visit Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6 Friday. Jerusalem (New City)
Visit Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next, visit the Israel Museum and see the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the new Holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit ammunition hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War and converted into a national memorial site and museum. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 Saturday. Qumran - Massada - Dead Sea - Tel Aviv - Eilat
Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Masada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car. Enjoy floating in the salty water at the Dead Sea. Drive to Tel Aviv for your flight to Eilat.
Day 8 Sunday. Eilat - Petra
After Breakfast and Leave Eilat-Israel, cross the Arava border and drive to Petra, through the scenic Jordanian desert, past the Wadi Rum area, where Lawrence of Arabia once lived and fought with the Bedouin. Enter the Red City of Petra through the Siq, by horse or by foot (optimal carriage) This is a narrow passage through the mountains which has inspired people for centuries. Suddenly the impressive Treasury wonder appears at the end of the gorge, leaving the visitors breath-taken by it's 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. Stop for a traditional lunch, followed by a visit to Moses Spring. Overnight in Petra
Day 9 Monday. Petra – Amman - Cairo
After breakfast free time in Petra. After lunch tranfer to Amman international Airport for your flight to Cairio. Arrival to Cario our representatives will meet and assist you withyour luggages. Transfer to your hotel in Cairo.
Day 10 Tuesday. Cairo - Memphis - Sakkara - Giza Great Pyramids
We begin our day with a tour of the ancient city of Memphis that lies some 12 miles south of Cairo. The ancient city is now an open air museum testifying to the magnificence of its four thousand years history. Serving Memphis lies the necropolis Saqqara a vast, ancient burial ground, featuring numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser. We then proceed to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx located on the Giza Plateau. The Great Pyramids of Cheops or Khufu; of Khafre or Chephren; and of Menkaure have always loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt and were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Valley Temples surrounding the pyramids provide an insight to dominating religious motives of the era. Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 11 Wednesday. Full day city tour of Cairo
Start the Cairo city tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, with its fantastic display of ancient civilization; the Mosque of Mohammad Ali's Citadel; the old city; the Ben Ezra – Geniza Synagogue. Its store room – Geniza – was found to contain over 2000 medieval, manuscripts, a collection known as the Cairo Geniza. The El Mullakah Church (Hanging Church) one of the oldest and most famous Coptic Churches in Egypt. Continue to the City of the Dead a four mile long grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work amongst their dead and ancestors. Many residents live here because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo or emigrated from countryside. End at Bazaar of Kahn Khalili. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 12 Thursday. Breakfast and departure
Have breakfast, and then transfer to the airport for departure.
|Room type - Regular||Tourist||First||Superior||Deluxe||Executive|
|Per Person in Double Room||-||USD $2585||USD $2995||USD $3923||USD $6123|
|Single Room Supplement||-||USD $695||USD $960||USD $1915||USD $2200|
|Supplement for dinners||-||USD $220||USD $380||-||-|
|High Season Supplement (per tour - single pay double)||-||USD $113||USD $225||USD $450||USD $675|
|Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night)||-||USD $65||USD $75||-||-|
|Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night)||-||USD $40||USD $47||-||-|