Jewish Discovery Tour

10 days / 9 nights - Israel

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Jewish Discovery Tour

Witness the best sites of Israel's Jewish Heritage on our 10 days Jewish Discovery Tour.

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10 days / 9 nights

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Weekly - Every Friday

Jewish Tour

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About This Tour

Embrace yourself on this once in a lifetime Jewish Discovery tour of Israel. This, almost all-inclusive program highlights the best Jewish sites Israel has to offer. We encourage you to browse through the Jewish Discovery Tour program and see for yourself

Jewish Discovery Tour - Program

Day 1 – Friday:  Arrival in Israel for the Jewish Discovery Tour

  • Welcome to beautiful Israel!
  • We will arrive at Ben Gurion airport and be met and assisted by a Shalom Journeys representative before proceeding to passport control.
  • Following passport control, we will be transferred to our hotel in coastal Tel Aviv.
  • Depending on our arrival time, we will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
  • A day to rest up before we embark on the Jewish Discovery Tour of 10 Days.

 

Highlights:

  • Arrive in Israel
  • Meet and Greet
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • Leisure

 

Overnight in Tel Aviv



Day 2 – Saturday: Tel Aviv at Leisure

  • Have a relaxed morning to explore Tel Aviv on your own.
  • Suggested Morning: stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy Tel Aviv’s bustling Mediterranean beach culture.
  • Suggested Afternoon: visit the cultural hubs of Tel Aviv — Visit Rabin Square Memorial, the HaBimah Theater Grounds, and the classic Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv and Rothschild Blvd.


Highlights:

  • Tel Aviv Beach
  • Rabin Square
  • Habima Square

 

Overnight in Tel Aviv



Day 3 – Sunday: The Gems of Coastal Israel

  • After breakfast, continuing north along the Mediterranean coast via Netanya to Caesarea.
  • We will visit the Crusaders’ Battlement, the Roman Theater – where concerts and cultural events take place all summer long, plus the ancient Aqueduct still standing for 2000 years. Next, an emotional visit to Atlit – a former detention compound for Jewish immigrants who arrived in Israel illegally during the British Mandate period.
  • Stop atop Mt. Carmel where we will have a panoramic view of Haifa Bay, Bahai Gardens and Carmel Mountains.
  • Our last visit will be to ancient Akko (Acre) where we will explore one of the oldest functioning cities and its markets.


Highlights:

    • Caesarea
    • Atlit
    • Carmel
    • Bahai Gardens
    • Akko
    • Rosh Hanikra

 

Overnight in the Galilee



Day 4 – Monday: The Wonders of the Golan Heights

  • Following breakfast, we will start our day with a drive south to the Mystical City of Safed. It is considered to be one of the Four Holy Cities according to tradition and its Kabbalistic studies (the birthplace of Kabbalah).
  • Proceed to the Golan Heights for a Jeep adventure.  The tour explores the Golan Heights and its terrain by jeep.
  • Stop at an observation point overlooking the destroyed city of Kuneitra (Syrian territory).
  • Furthermore, proceed to Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp.
  • Continue north to Banias Springs, considered the largest spring feeding from Mt. Hermon and leading into the Jordan River.
  • Visit Tel-Hai to see the “Roaring Lion” monument.


Highlights:

    • Tzfat (Safed)
    • Banias Springs
    • Jeep Adventure
    • Tel Facher
    • Tel Hai

 
Overnight in the Galilee


 

Day 5 – Tuesday: Journey Through the Jordan Valley

  • Following breakfast, we will drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave.
  • Continuing south via the Jordan Valley to the ancient City of Beit Shean, also called “Scythopolis”. Proceed to walk through the largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel.
  • Proceed to visit Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a Byzantine synagogue.
  • Moving further south to visit Gan Hashlosha (Sachne). We will have the opportunity to enjoy the water springs, located at the foot of the Gilboa Mountain.
  • Proceed south through the lush Jordan Valley. Upon arriving in Jerusalem we will stop at Mt. Scopus for a beautiful panoramic view of Jerusalem and the Old City.


Highlights:

    • Tiberias
    • Scythopolis
    • Beit Alpha
    • Sachne Water Springs
    • Mount Scopus
 

Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 6 – Wednesday: The Old City of Jerusalem

  • The tour will start at Mt. Zion to visit the Tomb of King David.
  • Enter the walled city of Jerusalem and proceed to the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Four Sephardic Synagogues reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • Continue with our walk to the broad stone stairway down to the holy Western Wall – the “Kotel” (Beit Hamikdash).
  • Descend beneath the Western Wall,  through the many layers of Jerusalem’s past at the time of the Temple, into the Western Wall Tunnels. An incredible labyrinth of tunnels, arches, and passageways remain untouched for centuries.
  • Continue towards the Southern Wall excavations to see the Davidson Center. It is one of the most significant archeological sites in the country.
  • To conclude, return to the Roman Cardo though the local Arab Bazaar (Suk).
  • Walk out of the Old City through the Jaffa gate to visit David’s Tower Museum. See the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period.


Highlights:

    • King Davids Tomb
    • Jewish Quarter
    • Western Wall
    • Rabbinical Tunnels
    • Davidson Center
    • The Shuk (Arab Suk)
    • Tower Museum
 

Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 7 – Thursday: The New City of Jerusalem

  • Following breakfast, we will enter the Old City through the Dung Gate and walk towards the Kotel and witness a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
  • Depart the Old City and drive to Mea Shearim. Here we will learn about the unique lifestyle of the Ultra-orthodox community.
  • Proceed to drive to Mount Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery. We will visit the grave-sites of Israel’s most famous leaders and heroes.
  • Continue to Yad Vashem. We will visit the very moving exhibit at the Children’s Pavilion.
  • Moving onto Ammunition Hill. This is a former Jordanian army stronghold conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War.
  • We will also drive by the Knesset, to see Israel’s parliament and the famous Menorah .
  • Proceed to the Israel Museum to see a scale model of Jerusalem. The museum recreates Jerusalem in 66 CE. In the same complex, visit the Shrine of the Book where the original Dead Sea scrolls are housed.


Highlights:

    • Mea Shearim
    • Yad Vashem
    • Israel Museum
    • Ammunition Hill

 

Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 8 – Friday: The Dead Sea and Masada

 

 

  • Our journey continues through the Judean hills to the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
  • From here we continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D.
  • We will ascend Masada by cable car and explore the mountain fortress built by King Herod. Some notable sites include the remains of the walls, water cistern, and Herod’s Palace.
  • We will descend by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea, where we can float in the unsinkable water and bathe in the famous mineral-rich mud.


Highlights: 

  • Qumran Caves
  • Masada Fortress
  • The Dead Sea

 

Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 9 – Saturday: At Leisure in Jerusalem

 

 

  • Optional Morning: Return to the Old City and tour the Christian Quarter.
  • Afternoon Suggestion: Visit Jerusalem’s First Station (on own).
  • Suggested Evening: Discover Jerusalem nightlife at Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall, the German Colony, the Russian Compound and beyond (on own).

 

Overnight in Jerusalem


 

Day 10 – Sunday: Farewell from Israel

  • Following our last breakfast, depending on our departure we will enjoy the day at leisure before heading to the airport for our flight home.
  • Leave Israel with lifelong memories!

 

Shalom and thank you for joining us on our 10 days Jewish Discovery Tour!

 

9 Nights Accommodations

  •  2 nights in Tel Aviv
  •  2 nights in the North
  •  5 nights in Jerusalem
 

Touring

  • An English speaking guide
  • 6 full days of touring
  • A luxurious A/C motor-coach
  • Entrances to all sites and parks
 

Meals

  • Israeli style breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners at the hotel in the North
  • Light lunch at a Druze Village
 

Transfers

  • Meet and assist at Airport
  • Arrival transfer to hotel
  • Departure transfer back to the airport
  • Transportation throughout

Coronavirus (COVID-19):  An Update on Shalom Journeys Operations

Due to the public health situation and the associated directives issued by the US Government, CDC, WHO, and Israel’s Ministry of Health, we have postponed our 2020 trips until September 1, whereby tours are on a request only basis. These decisions are difficult, and as we continue to monitor the situation, we will update our availability accordingly. We thank you for sticking by and staying safe!

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