9 Day Affordable Israel

4 Jerusalem, 2 Tiberias & 1 Tel Aviv
Round trip airfare from JFK, 7 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Jerusalem
    • 2 nights Tiberias
    • 1 night Tel Aviv
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Discover Jerusalem's astonishing walled Old City
  • Tour the impressive archaeological site of Beit She'an, dating back to King Saul
  • At the Jordan River, stop at the popular baptismal site of Yardenit
  • Visit the age-old fishing village of Capernaum frequently mentioned in the Bible
  • In Tiberias, enjoy the pristine Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well in sacred Nazareth
  • In Haifa, view the golden-domed Baha'i Shrine and stunning Baha'i Gardens
  • Tour the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins at ancient Caesarea
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Israel
Depart for Israel

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Tel Aviv, Transfer to "Golden" Jerusalem
Welcome to Israel. Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel in the "golden" city of Jerusalem. Time to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 3, Friday - Jerusalem Old City Tour*
Begin your walking tour of Jerusalem at the walled Old City with its four distinct sections; the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian Quarters. Follow the steps along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites in the Christian world. Pass through the narrow alleys and souks to Mt. Zion; visit the Room of the Last Supper and the traditional Tomb of King David. The remainder of the day is on your own. Stroll through the lanes of the Old City, visit the exotic bazaars, or join the throngs of people at cafes along the Midrachov, Jerusalem's main shopping street. The optional afternoon tour to Bethlehem includes a visit to the Church of the Nativity, commemorating the birthplace of Christ. A stop for local olive wood handicrafts is included. This evening, dinner together at the hotel
Optional: Half Day Bethlehem (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
*Please note that due to local events, the order of the Jerusalem sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Jerusalem
A full day to discover this fascinating city on your own. In Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, there are endless opportunities to explore. A walk through the city's colorful neighborhoods reveals a diverse blend of traditional and modern cultures. Or, join the fascinating optional full day tour to Masada and Dead Sea that begins with a drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the top of these heroic heights; listen to the brave tale of the Zealots who chose to perish rather than live under Roman rule. Visit the archaeological sites including the remains of Herod's Palace, a synagogue, bath houses, dwellings and workshops. After a visit to the Museum of Masada at the base, drive to the Dead Sea for a swim in the salty and buoyant waters before returning to Jerusalem. Tonight's very special optional evening includes dinner at a popular restaurant, attendance at the spectacular Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David, and a drive through magnificent illuminated Jerusalem
Optional: Full Day Masada and Dead Sea (AM)
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem, Restaurant Dinner and Sound & Light Show (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day in Jerusalem
Immerse yourself in this ancient city on this day at leisure. Learn more about the fascinating history of the Old City on the optional morning tour that begins at the Zion Gate. Visit the Cardo, a colonnaded Roman shopping street during the Byzantine period, the Jewish Quarter's four Sephardic Synagogues and the Burnt House, set ablaze by the Romans. Then, on to the Davidson Center in the archaeological Park with its exhibits and presentations, including a reconstruction of the Herodian Temple Mount in the year 70 CE. In the afternoon, visit the contrasting New City on the optional tour. Drive via the Supreme Court building and the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, to the Israel Museum. Here, view the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem during Second Temple period. Then, on to Yad Vashem, Memorial to the Holocaust, on the Mount of Remembrance. This evening, dinner at a local restaurant highlighted by delectable local favorites
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem Old City - Jewish Quarter (AM)
Optional: Half Day Jerusalem New City (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Beit She‘an, Jordan River, Capernaum, Tiberias
Travel north via the Jordan Valley and reach the impressive archaeological site of Beit She'an, an ancient city dating back to King Saul; see the remains of an ancient Roman city and the ongoing excavations. From here, travel to the Jordan River, considered one of the world's most sacred rivers; stop at the popular baptismal site of Yardenit. Drive to the age-old fishing village of Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, home to a celebrated Byzantine-era synagogue and frequently mentioned in the Bible as Jesus' base during his Galilean ministry. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee
On your day at leisure in Tiberias, mix the serene quiet of the pristine Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel, with nature, history and religion or enjoy the active water sports along the city's many beaches. Don't miss the optional tour full day tour to the Galilee that begins in Safed, one of Judaism's holiest cities and mystical center of Kabbalah; walk through the colorful artists' colony and visit an ancient synagogue. Then, ascend the Golan Heights to understand more about this strategic area; visit Har Bental, site of a former Israeli bunker. After lunch at a kibbutz, taste special vintages at a winery in Katzrin before returning to the hotel
Optional: Full Day Galilee & Golan Heights with Lunch (AM)
Overnight: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Nazareth, Haifa and Caesarea to Lively Tel Aviv
Drive through the rolling Galilean hills to the sacred town of Nazareth where, according to tradition, Jesus spent his childhood and youth; visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. Continue to the seaport city of Haifa perched high atop Mt. Carmel. View the golden-domed Baha'i Shrine and the stunning Baha'i Gardens, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow the crystal-blue waters of the Mediterranean coast to ancient Caesarea; see the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins and the 2000-year-old theater. At the Visitor's Center, view the informative multi-media presentation. Then to cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, Israel's "playground-on-the-sea". Get acquainted with the city on the optional panoramic tour that begins on bustling Ibn Gvirol Street and travels to Yitzhak Rabin Square with its memorial to the late Israeli Prime Minister. Continue past the Mann Auditorium and Habima, Israel's national theatre to tree-lined Rothschild Avenue known for its distinctive Bauhaus architecture dating back to the 1930s. To top off the evening, stop for dinner at a popular seaside restaurant
Optional: Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Thursday - Depart Israel
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm. If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4:00 pm you may pre-purchase an additional hotel night.
  • Hotel check-out is 12:00 pm. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than 12:00 pm you may pre-purchase a hotel Day Use Room. Please note: Hotel checkout for a Day Use Room is 6:00 pm. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full post night.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • For visa information, check our Visa page.
Not Included
Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.