Fascinating Israel Globus

Fascinating Israel

Israel will captivate you from the moment you arrive in Tel Aviv. Throughout the tour you will visit Haifa, Cana, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Bet She’an, Masada, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Highlights include many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Wailing Wall and other many important historical and biblical religious sites.

The 9 day Fascinating Israel tour from Globus Tours can legitimately boast about the level of engagement a tour like this will provide. Your walk through history will be alongside expert guides who will lay out the background, often from multiple viewpoints, of this land so steeped in religious culture. For many, the Fascinating Israel tour is more than just a vacation, it's an experience that is sure to stick with you for the rest of your life.


9 Daysfr. $2,529

  • Visit the site of David’s victory over Goliath in the Valley of Elah, the Monastery of the Trappist Monks in Latrun
  • Walking tour of the ancient port of Jaffa
  • Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Crusader fortress in Caesarea
  • Visit the underground Crusader city in Acre
  • Visit the Baha’i Shrine in Haifa
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth
  • Visit the site of the first miracle in Cana
  • Panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee where you will see an ancient fisherman’s boat and enjoy a sightseeing cruise
  • Visit a kibbutz and learn about kibbutz life
  • Visit the site where Jesus delivered his sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes
  • Visit the site where Jesus recruited his followers in Capernaum
  • Visit a baptismal site on the River Jordon
  • Admire Bet She'an's Roman and Byzantine relics
  • In Jerusalem enjoy a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives; visit the Garden of Gethsemane; guided walking tour, follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, and walk through the Jewish Quarter to Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, the tomb of King David, and the house of Caiaphas; visit Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum; the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem; the Garden Tomb;
  • Ride a cable car and visit the cliff-top fortress in Masada
  • Experience the buoyancy feeling in the Dead Sea water and receive a salt scrub gift
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full Israeli breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Tel Aviv and a farewell dinner in Jerusalem
  • Herods Hotel Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv (2 nights)
  • Dan Panorama Hotel in Haifa (1 night)
  • Kibbutz Lavi Guest House in the Lower Galilee area (1 night)
  • Dan Panorama Jerusalem Hotel in Jerusalem (4 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Globus reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Tel Aviv, Israel

Welcome to Tel Aviv! Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with your traveling companions and Tour Director.

Dinner

HERODS HOTEL TEL AVIV

TEL AVIV - EXCURSION TO VALLEY OF ELAH–LATRUN–JAFFA

Israel, Israel

Drive into the ancient land of the Philistines and in the Valley of Elah. Stop at the site of David’s victory over the Philistine champion, Goliath, and hear about this biblical event. Later, refresh your memory with the tale of Samson and Delilah as you proceed through the land of the Dan tribe to the wide Valley of Ayalon. At strategic Latrun, visit the Monastery of the Trappist Monks.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Continue along the Mediterranean shore and stop in Jaffa for a walk through the beautifully restored ancient port, where medieval pilgrims started their strenuous 2-day trek to Jerusalem. Return to Tel Aviv.

Breakfast

HERODS HOTEL TEL AVIV

TEL AVIV–CAESAREA–ACRE–HAIFA

Haifa, Israel

Start your tour of the Holy Land with Caesarea, the perfect place to learn about the Roman and Crusader presence in the country. Visit the Roman ampitheater and the impressive crusader fortress, and admire Herod’s stadium and harbor. Visit Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the northern end of the lovely Bay of Haifa. Acre became the capital of the Crusader kingdom after its conquest by Richard the Lionheart. Marvel at the forbidding Ottoman fortress and tour the excavated part of the immense underground crusader city with its secret passageways and the vaulted crypt of the Knights of St. John. Continue to Haifa, a city with a long history dating back to biblical times, and enjoy a visit to the golden-domed BAHA’I SHRINE, the world center of Baha’i faith.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAN PANORAMA HOTEL

HAIFA–NAZARETH–CANA–SEA OF GALILEE–KIBBUTZ

Nazareth, Israel

Drive to Nazareth in Galilee to visit the contemporary Church of Annunciation.

Kafr Kanna, Israel

Next, travel on to Cana, where Jesus changed water into wine at a wedding. To this day, many couples renew their wedding vows at this sacred place. After a panoramic view over Lake Tiberias, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Sea of Galilee, and see an ancient fisherman’s boat said to be from the time of Christ. Time to relax before dinner, and this evening, you are invited for a lecture on Kibbutz life.

Breakfast, Dinner

KIBBUTZ LAVI

KIBBUTZ–MOUNT OF BEATITUDES–CAPERNAUM–BET SHE’AN–JERUSALEM

Bet She'an, Israel

Heading towards the Sea of Galilee, visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. On to Caperrnaum, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen. Via the ruins of Kursi, which memorialize two of Jesus’ miracles, arrive at the Jordan River and visit a baptisimal site. Then, visit the ancient city of Bet She’an with its fine Roman and Byzantine relics. The city is located at the foot of Mount Gilboa, where King Saul and his son died by their own hands in battle with the Philistines.

Jerusalem, Israel

On the way to Jerusalem, stop for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Holy City, considered one of the oldest places in the world, with a history dating back as far as 4000 BC.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAN PANORAMA JERUSALEM HOTEL

JERUSALEM - EXCURSION TO MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

Masada, Israel

Drive through the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. Enjoy the scenery as you follow the road between the salty water and majestic desert mountains. Catch glimpses of the caves of Qumran, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top FORTRESS of Masada, and hear how 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces. Around lunchtime, reach one of the comfortable Dead Sea resorts for free time to Globus Local Favorite experience the incredible buoyancy in the heavy saltwater and receive a salt scrub gift.

Jerusalem, Israel

After the day's excursion it back to Jerusalem for the evening..

Breakfast

DAN PANORAMA JERUSALEM HOTEL

JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO YAD VASHEM–THE ISRAEL MUSEUM–BETHLEHEM

Israel, Israel

Visit YAD VASHEM, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Center,” then continue to the ISRAEL MUSEUM to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Proceed to Bethlehem and see Shepherd’s Field, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Also visit the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, which stands on the site where Jesus was born.

Jerusalem, Israel

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAN PANORAMA JERUSALEM HOTEL

JERUSALEM - EXCURSION TO THE OLD CITY

Jerusalem, Israel

Visit the Garden Tomb, and after a stunning view of the city from the revered Mount of Olives, start your guided walking tour. See the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, designed in the shape of a teardrop to symbolize the tears of Christ, and arrive at the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest. Nearby are the Cave of the Assumption of Mary, believed to be the Virgin Mary’s tomb; and the Cave of Betrayal, where Judas betrayed Jesus. Follow the Via Dolorosa with its Stations of the Cross, marking the path Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. In Golgotha, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected on the site of the crucifixion and which houses the remaining five Stations of the Cross. On to the Western Wall, the only remnant of the Second Temple. See the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, which are sacred to both the Jewish and Muslim people. Then, stroll through the restored Jewish Quarter to Mount Zion and visit the Upper Room, where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper; the Tomb of King David; and the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest and where Peter denied knowing him three times. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions of an unforgettable journey through the Holy Land.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAN PANORAMA JERUSALEM HOTEL

JERUSALEM

Jerusalem, Israel

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Tel Aviv).

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Mon, May 27, 2019 – Wait-list
$2,559.00
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
$2,559.00
Mon, Jul 08, 2019
$2,529.00
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
$2,659.00
Mon, Sep 02, 2019 – Wait-list
$2,529.00
Mon, Sep 09, 2019
$2,529.00
Mon, Sep 23, 2019
$2,529.00
Mon, Sep 30, 2019
$2,559.00
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
$2,559.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single room supplement: $990, $1,240 (April 15) No triple room reduction.
  • Extra nights per person in Tel Aviv: In single room $358-$415 In twin room $227-$243 In triple room $199-$213
  • Extra nights per person in Jerusalem: In single room $296-$380 In twin room $176-$216 In triple room $155-$182

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
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  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
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  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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