The Best of Israel & Desert Jeep Tour - 9 Days

Discover the best of Israel and then adventure in the desert in a one day jeep tour.
Starting From USD $ 1519

The Tour Itinerary

Experience Israel & Negev Tour, A Highly Recommended Introductory Tour of Israel 

 

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. Jaffa – Caesarea – Haifa – Nazareth – Cana – Galilee

After breakfast drive through Jaffa, an ancient port city and the oldest part of Tel Aviv. Continue on to the ancient city of Caesarea that was built by King Herod the Great while driving along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. We will then proceed to Haifa, passing by Mt. Carmel to see the famous Bahai Gardens. From Haifa, we will drive to Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation. Drive to Cana, where the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine took place and visit the “Wedding Church”.  End the day with an overnight in Tiberias/Galilee Sea.

Day 3 Tuesday. Galilee – Mt. Beatitudes – Capernaum – Tabgha - Golan Heights 

Start the day with an exciting boat ride on the Galilee Sea. Continue to see the “Jesus Boat”, the ancient boat found sunk in the Sea of Galilee from the time of Jesus. Ascend up to Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the “Sermon on the Mount”.  Continue the day in Capernaum, known as “The Town of Jesus”, visit the synagogue and Peter’s house. Take a lunch break with a delicious St. Peters fish lunch. Next, we will visit Tabgha, the place where the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes took place. You will also have the amazing opportunity to see the famous mosaic under the alter of the ancient church of Tabgha. Proceed to the Golan Heights and have an overview from above. End the day at your hotel in the Galilee Sea for your overnight.

Day 4 Wednesday. Jordan River – Qumran – Masada – Dead Sea

Begin the morning driving along the Jordan River to Yardenit Baptismal Site. Visit Qumran and see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Travel on to Masada where you will take a cable car up to the fortress. The history of the famous Jewish fortification will unfold before your eyes; the palaces built by King Herod, the synagogue and bathhouses used by the Jews. Descend Masada by cable car and drive to the Dead Sea for some relaxation and a dip in the water. Overnight at a Dead Sea hotel and spa where you will be able to take advantage of the spa facilities.

Day 5 Thursday. Dead Sea - Mt. of Olives - Bethlehem

Take advantage of some extra sleep or an early spa treatment, since check out isn’t until 11:00 AM. Go up to the Mt. of Olives, a cemetery that once was covered in olive groves, where you will have a magnificent panoramic view of Jerusalem. Depart for Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity located at Manger Square. Overview of the Judean Desert and Shepherd's Field. Finish the day back in Jerusalem for your overnight. 

Day 6 Friday. Jerusalem (New City) - Mahane Yehuda Market

The morning will begin with a visit to Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust, Yad VaShem, located on Mt. Herzl. Drive past The Knesset and the Israeli Supreme Court, on your way to the Israel Museum, Israel’s national museum, where you will see the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a model of the Second Temple. Continue the day with an exciting tour of the Mahane Yehuda Marketplace (Shuk) and experience life as an Israeli. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7 Saturday. Jerusalem (Old City) - Tel Aviv

Today will begin with a tour of the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before his crucifixion. Make your way to Mt. Zion where you will visit David’s Tomb and the site of the Last Supper, also known as the “Upper Room”. We continue to the Christian Quarter where you will enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified. From there, walk where Jesus walked and make your way down Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross). The day will continue with a trip to The Cardo, what used to be a main street in the Old City during the time when Judea was under Roman rule. Go down to the Western Wall and spend some time in reflection and/or prayer. End the day with an overnight in Tel Aviv. 

Day 8. Sunday Tel Aviv - Ramon Crater - Tel Aviv

Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from your hotel in Tel Aviv. Drive to Ramon Crater (Makhtesh Ramon) through the picturesque desert. Have 2-hour jeep experience in the desert. Drive back to Tel Aviv. Rest and overnight at hotel.

Day 9. Monday  Departure

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take your departure flight home.

Rates

Room type - Regular Tourist First Superior Deluxe
Per Person in Double Room USD $1519 USD $1714 USD $1935 USD $2442
Single Room Supplement USD $665 USD $760 USD $925 USD $1352
Supplement for dinners USD $0 USD $199 USD $323 -
High Season Supplement (per tour - single pay double) USD $130 USD $130 USD $245 USD $515
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $25 USD $37 USD $50 -
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $37 USD $56 USD $75 -

  
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Hotels

HOTELS
Hotel Area Tourist  First Superior  Deluxe  Executive
Tel Aviv Seanet Mercure  Dan Panorama  Carlton Hilton
Galilee Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel

Scots

Dead Sea Oasis Oasis David Resort

David Resort

Herods

Jerusalem Jerusalem Tower Grand Court Dan Panorama

Mamilla

King David / Waldorf Astoria

 

Season Periods:

PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2017:

 

High Season 

  • 22 Dec 2016 - 3 January 2017  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 28 August 2017 (Summer holiday Period ) 

 

Peak Season

  • 10 – 18 April 2017 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 30 May - 1 June 2017: Shavuot (Jewish holiday) 
  • 21 - 22 Sep 2017 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 29 – 30 Sep 2017 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 4 – 13 Oct 2017 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

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PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2018:


High Season

  • 22 Dec 2017 - 3 January 2018  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 28 August 2018 (Summer holiday Period )

 

Peak Season

  • 30 Mar – 7 April 2018 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 19 – 21 May 2018 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 10 - 11 Sep 2018 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 18 – 19 Sep 2018 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 23 Sep– 2 Oct 2018 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

REGULAR SEASON:

  • Dates that do not appear in high & peak season.

 

 

 

Including

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
  • 2 Transfers from/to the airport/hotel
  • 8 Nights Hotel Accommodation including daily Israeli buffet breakfasts
  • All entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Government licensed English speaking guide on touring days
  • 7 full days sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor-coach
  • 2-hour jeep tour in the desert

Excluding

  • Tips to Guide, Driver, Hotel Staff, etc.
  • Traveler's medical & baggage insurances
  • Porterage at airport
  • Beverages with meals (lunches en route at local restaurants)
  • Dinners (if client ordered breakfasts only)
  • Supplement for private transfers other than mentioned in the including section.
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section.

Family Plan

Tourist & First Class: Child (2-12) sharing parents' room - reduction of 20%. 

Superior: Child up to age 18 sharing parents’ room – reduction of 30%.

Important Notes

  • The tour departs Sundays with transfer from airport to hotel.

  • Pickup/ Starting times may be delayed depending on the number of hotels guests are being picked up from.

  • In case of non availability of a Kibbutz Hotel, a hotel in the Galilee will be designated.

  • Dead Sea hotel is upon availiability.

  • All rooms are standard rooms. Optional room upgrades are available upon request for a supplement fee.

  • All categories of hotel class stay in the same Kibbutz Hotel in the Galilee no matter which hotel class was booked, except Executive.

  • Option for Superior and Deluxe class to upgrade to a non-Kibbutz Hotel for a supplement fee.

  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.

  • Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only basis.

  • It is possible to book additional nights at hotels if arriving before or departing after the tour dates.

  • Tours of holy sites require modest dress (should cover shoulders, no short sleeves, short skirts, or shorts).

  • Available extensions to Jordan and Egypt - for additional information please contact us.

  • Dinner supplement is including 6 dinners only from the second day.

  • For reservation and additional information, feel free to contact us.

  • We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express & Bank transfers.

  • Rates are in USD $

  • A 3rd adult sharing a double room receives a 5% discount from the double room rate.

  • The program can be extended and tailor-made for groups or private tours.

  • This Tour is a guaranteed departure tour and Noah Tours may be operating this tour together with other tour operators and agents.

  • For the above reason, the number of travelers on this tour may vary from 2-40 people and Noah Tours cannot guarantee a small group size.

  • For further details, please see our Terms and Conditions.

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