Best of Israel Trafalgar Tours

Best of Israel

History and breathtaking views unfold before you on this Best of Israel escorted tour. As you make your way from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv visit significant sites for people of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths. Explore museums brimming with antiquities, the lowest place on earth, ancient Roman architecture, cosmopolitan cities and quaint towns. Meet artists in their enclave on this thrilling vacation.

Immerse yourself in fantastic archaeological sites and chic cities on this exciting journey. At ancient Masada, witness incredibly preserved Herod's palace, the ancient synagogue and the roman baths. Join a Local family in their home for lunch. After a visit to the Western Wall, follow the Stations of the Cross along Via Dolorosa to Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Travel from there to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity, built on the site traditionally considered to be the birthplace of Jesus, along with Manger Square. At Yad Vashem pay tribute to those lost and those who helped others survive World War II's Holocaust. At Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book see the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered by a Bedouin child in 1947. Cruise along the Sea of Galilee and witness the Jesus Boat, a fishing vessel dating to the 1st century AD. See where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount at Mount of Beatitudes. In Haifa the stunning Persian Hanging Gardens were created as a memorial to the Baha'i faith.


8 Daysfr. $2,850

  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Jerusalem
  • SCENIC CRUISE boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • VISIT the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall
  • SEE the Baha'i Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel in Haifa
  • MEET the Hiffawi family in Jaffa for a 'Be My Guest' lunch and taste the coffee they have been making for generations
  • LEARN about living as Christians in a multi-religious society
  • VISIT the Fortress of Masada and the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem
  • EXPLORE the Mount of Olives and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem
  • TOUR the ancient Synagogue and artists' colony at Safed
  • MARVEL AT the old Synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes near Capernaum
  • VISIT the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth
  • SEE Jesus Boat at the Sea of Galilee
  • DELVE INTO the underground Crusader City of Acre
  • SEE the Roman Amphitheatre at Caesarea
  • VISIT Rabin Square
  • WITNESS the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount
  • WALK the path taken by Christ past the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha
  • TOUR Bethlehem
  • VISIT the Church of Nativity and Manger Square
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • 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.
7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Dan Panorama in Jerusalem, Israel (3 nights)
  • Kibbutz Lavi in Lower Galilee, Israel (2 nights)
  • Dan Panorama in Tel Aviv, Israel (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours 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 TEL AVIV - JERUSALEM Location Information Description

Jerusalem, Israel

Your journey through a land regarded by many as the holiest of the holy begins in the sacred city of Jerusalem, which you will have an opportunity to explore before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Drink to herald an epic journey into antiquity. L'chaim!

Dan Panorama

JERUSALEM – DEAD SEA – MASADA – JERUSALEM Location Information Description

Dead Sea, Israel

Journey across the rocky Judean Desert to the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found accidentally by a Bedouin boy in 1947.

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Masada, Israel

Visit the striking clifftop fortress of Masada, where a Roman siege ended in the tragic mass suicide of over 900 Zealots. Their sacrifice remains as a symbol of Israel's pledge to remain free. Stroll through the excavations of Herod's palatial retreat.

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Jerusalem, Israel

Return to the lowest point on earth to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea (time permitting). This evening, you'll share a traditional meal at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Dan Panorama

JERUSALEM OLD CITY - BETHLEHEM - JERUSALEM Location Information Description

Jerusalem, Israel

Tread in the footsteps of prophets, crusaders and kings, admiring the Old City of Jerusalem from the sacred vantage point of the Mount of Olives.

Stroll through the Jewish Quarter where you'll 'Dive Into Culture' at the Wailing Wall and watch faithful Jews cede their prayers to the crevices of its ancient rocks. See the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount and follow the path taken by Christ past the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha, arriving at the 4th-century Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians gather to commemorate at the traditional site of His Resurrection.

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Bethlehem, Israel

Later this afternoon, travel to Bethlehem where the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus officially begins. Visit the Church of Nativity, built on the site traditionally considered to be the birthplace of Jesus, and the Manger Square before returning to Jerusalem.

Breakfast

Dan Panorama

NEW CITY OF JERUSALEM - LOWER GALILEE Location Information Description

Jerusalem, Israel

This morning, continue your compelling discovery of Jerusalem and visit Yad Vashem to commemorate the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust during World War II. See the Dead Sea Scrolls at Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book, the Knesset, and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University.

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Nazareth, Israel

Travel through the farmlands of the Jordan Valley. In Nazareth, you'll have an opportunity to visit the sacred Catholic Shrine of the Church of Annunciation, whose cupola overlooks the cave in which Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary to share the blessing that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God.

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Lower Galilee, Israel

Celebrate a strong sense of community at your overnight stop at a Kibbutz hotel, where you'll dine this evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

Kibbutz Lavi

BOAT RIDE - CAPERNAUM - MOUNT OF BEAUTITUDES - SAFED - LOWER GALILEE Location Information Description

Sea of Galilee, Israel

Begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and visit the Jesus Boat, an ancient fishing vessel dating to the 1st century AD.

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Capernaum, Israel

Continue to the ruins of the old synagogue at Capernaum, said to have been built on the home of St. Peter.

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Safed, Israel

Then visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Next, venture to one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities and the birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed.

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Lower Galilee, Israel

Proceed to your Kibbutz hotel in Lower Galilee where you'll enjoy dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Kibbutz Lavi

ACRE - HAIFA - CAESAREA - TEL AVIV Location Information Description

Acre, Israel

Continue to the almost-intact 12th-century underground City of Acre to admire its medieval Crusader buildings.

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Haifa, Israel

Enjoy views of the Baha'i Shrine and the beautiful Persian Hanging Gardens of Haifa, created as a memorial to the founders of the Baha'i faith.

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Caesarea, Israel

Imagine seafaring traders plying their wares in the ancient port city of Caesarea.

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Travel to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, your home for the next two nights.

Breakfast

Dan Panorama

TEL AVIV SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Tel Aviv, Israel

Visit Rabin Square this morning. Here you'll learn about the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who has become a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Continue to Newe Zedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Rothchild Boulevard.

Next, stroll through the ancient ruins of Old Jaffa and explore the biblical stories and ancient mythology of the Old Port.

The robust aroma of coffee makes an appearance next at an exclusive 'Be My Guest' lunch in Ajami neighborhood where you'll 'Connect With Locals' and learn about the personal story of a Christian girl growing up in a Jewish, Muslim and Christian area.

Breakfast, Lunch

Dan Panorama

DEPART TEL AVIV Location Information Description

Tel Aviv, Israel

Your epic journey through the sacred lands of Israel has come to an end. All that's left to say is a fond farewell to fellow pilgrims as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 – Wait-list
$2,895.00
Thu, Nov 11, 2021 – Wait-list
$2,895.00
Thu, Nov 25, 2021
$2,850.00
Thu, Dec 09, 2021 – Wait-list
$2,850.00
Thu, Dec 23, 2021 – Wait-list
$3,295.00
Thu, Jan 20, 2022
$2,850.00
Thu, Feb 03, 2022
$3,050.00
Thu, Feb 17, 2022
$2,850.00
Thu, Mar 03, 2022 – Wait-list
$2,875.00
Thu, Mar 17, 2022
$2,875.00
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
$2,875.00
Thu, Apr 07, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, Apr 28, 2022
$3,019.00
Thu, Apr 28, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, May 12, 2022
$3,019.00
Thu, May 12, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, May 26, 2022
$3,019.00
Thu, May 26, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, Jun 09, 2022
$3,019.00
Thu, Jun 09, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
$3,019.00
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, Jul 07, 2022
$3,019.00
Thu, Jul 07, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, Jul 21, 2022
$3,019.00
Thu, Jul 21, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, Aug 04, 2022
$3,229.00
Thu, Aug 04, 2022
$3,125.00
Thu, Aug 18, 2022
$3,019.00
Thu, Aug 18, 2022
$3,150.00
Thu, Sep 01, 2022
$2,993.00
Thu, Sep 01, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, Sep 15, 2022
$3,019.00
Thu, Sep 15, 2022
$3,075.00
Thu, Oct 27, 2022
$2,950.00
Thu, Nov 10, 2022
$2,950.00
Thu, Nov 24, 2022
$2,850.00
Thu, Dec 08, 2022
$2,850.00
Thu, Dec 22, 2022
$2,975.00
Thu, Jan 05, 2023
$2,850.00
Thu, Jan 19, 2023
$2,850.00
Thu, Feb 02, 2023
$2,850.00
Thu, Feb 16, 2023
$2,850.00
Thu, Mar 02, 2023
$2,850.00
Thu, Mar 16, 2023
$2,850.00
Thu, Mar 30, 2023
$2,895.00
Thu, Apr 13, 2023
$2,850.00
Thu, Apr 27, 2023
$2,850.00
Thu, May 11, 2023
$3,075.00
Thu, May 25, 2023
$3,075.00
Thu, Jun 08, 2023
$3,075.00
Thu, Jun 22, 2023
$3,075.00
Thu, Jul 06, 2023
$3,075.00
Thu, Jul 20, 2023
$3,075.00
Thu, Aug 03, 2023
$3,125.00
Thu, Aug 17, 2023
$3,150.00
Thu, Aug 31, 2023
$3,075.00
Thu, Sep 14, 2023
$3,075.00
Thu, Sep 28, 2023
$3,075.00

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.

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 days or more prior to departure the deposit is non-refundable
  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% 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.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • 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.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $200 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • 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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