Israel Explorer

FROM R 30 900

Pricing Terms

Set departure dates between: MAR 2020 - DEC 2020. ** Pay a R3000 per person deposit & full payment 60 days prior to departure.**  Excludes tip for your tour guide (USD5 - USD7 recommended per day, per traveller and USD2 per day for your driver)***

Pricing valid until

29 May 2020

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Regions EuropeCountry Holy SeeTypes Coach, Cultural

6 Days land only

Valid from

1 March 2020

Valid to

31 December 2020

Discover the highlights of Israel on this six day tour, taking in the holy sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the Bahai Shrine and Gardens at Haifa and bustling Tel Aviv.  Ride a cable car to the ancient fortress of Masada and float in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.

  • 5 nights 4* hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily & 2 dinners
  • Assistance of an English-speaking tour guide on Day 2, day 3 and Day 5
  • Excursion to the Masada and the Dead Sea (in conjunction with other tourists - not solely On The Go with a bi-lingual guide)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Touring of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa, Caesarea and Jaffa
  • Trip highlights:
     - Jerusalem (West Bank): explore the sacred sites of the Old City, including the Wailing Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Via Dolorosa
     - Haifa: stroll through the beautiful Bahai Gardens on the slopes of Mount Carmel
     - Tel Aviv: discover bustling Tel Aviv independently as you enjoy free time in this vibrant city
     - The Dead Sea: float in the famously buoyant, mineral-rich waters
     - Bethlehem (West Bank): visit the oldest church in the world and the birthplace of Christ
     - Jaffa: stroll around the ancient fortified city and enjoy scenic hill-top views of the surroundings
     - Masada: take a cable car up to the ancient fortification and enjoy unrivaled views over the Dead Sea

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Jerusalem

    Saturday.

    Welcome to Israel! On arrival at Ben Gurion Airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem to spend your first evening in the city exploring at leisure. 
    Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Dinner

  • Day 2 Jerusalem & Bethlehem

    Today we enjoy a full-day guided tour of Jerusalem (West Bank) and Bethlehem (West Bank), beginning with a walk to the top of the holy Mount of Olives. Discover panoramic views of the old city before we stroll through the Jewish Quarter to the Cardo (ancient Roman road) and visit the famous Wailing Wall, one of the most revered Hebrew sites in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Christ to the hallowed Church of the Sepulchre – the site of the crucifixion, Jesus’ tomb, and the resurrection. 

    Later we take a short drive to Bethlehem where we visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity – the oldest church in the world and the site where Jesus was born. Following the tour, we return to Jerusalem where you may spend the evening as you please.
    Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

    Jerusalem – Haifa – Caesarea – Jaffa – Tel Aviv.

    Say goodbye to Jerusalem today as we travel to the beautiful port city of Haifa. Discover the UNESCO-listed Bahai Shrine and stroll through the beautiful tropical gardens on the slopes of Mount Carmel. Continuing down the coast we'll visit the Roman and Crusader-era ruins at Caesarea and enjoy a walking tour of the picturesque town of Jaffa. Finally, we’ll arrive in the modern “city that never sleeps” – Tel Aviv. Spend the evening at leisure in Tel Aviv, the city has a plethora of trendy bistros, high-end restaurants and delicious street food stalls to choose from for dinner. 
    Overnight: Tel Aviv  |  Breakfast

  • Day 4 Free time in Tel Aviv

    Spend today exploring Tel Aviv at leisure – relax on the beach or browse the vibrant Carmel market, enjoying the smells of fresh fruit and spices in the air. This evening, why not check out the bars around the Rothschild Boulevard area and enjoy Tel Aviv’s vibrant nightlife?
    Overnight: Tel Aviv  |  Breakfast

  • Day 5 The Dead Sea and Masada

    Enjoy a full-day guided excursion today, beginning with a tour to the ancient mountain-top fortification of Masada (travel via the West Bank). It was here in around the year 31 BC that King Herod built himself a palace overlooking the Dead Sea that served as the last stronghold of Jewish zealots during the First Jewish Roman War of 66-73AD. Reach the ancient settlement by cable car and enjoy scenic views over the Dead Sea. Our tour will continue past Qumran (West Bank), where the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, to the Dead Sea itself – the lowest point on land in the world. Take a dip in the therapeutic waters, where the high salt content will keep you afloat. The tour will then return to Tel Aviv where your final night is at leisure. 

    Please Note: Today's excursion is not operated exclusively for On The Go. Please see our trip notes for further details.
    Overnight: Tel Aviv  |  Breakfast

  • Day 6 Tel Aviv

    Thursday.

    Our Israel adventure comes to an end today. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. 
    Breakfast