Dear smarTravelers – due to the conflict in Israel and the Gaza strip, we have suspended all remaining tours to Israel in 2024. We hope that peace will be restored quickly, but we will continue to evaluate the safety of travel in this area as the situation unfolds. If you are booked on a tour to Israel in 2023, we will be in touch with you by email or phone.
TEL AVIV, NAZARETH, GALILEE, JERUSALEM, MASADA, THE DEAD SEA, AND EILAT PLUS EXCURSION TO PETRA
From dazzling Tel Aviv to the inspiring sights of 3,000-year-old Jerusalem, our enriching Israel tour with airfare included, reveals incredible beauty, history, and spirit—and our guides are passionate about telling its stories! Our Holy Land tour takes you from uplifting places of faith to the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. We also feature a tour of a traditional kibbutz, which includes a lunch and an interesting lecture about their unique way of life. Continue your tour in Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat, filled with picturesque beaches. While in Eilat enjoy an excursion to Jordan where you’ll visit the famous archaeological site, Petra, which is often called the “Rose City”.
Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our 11-day Wonders of Israel tour visiting Israel’s highlights from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea.
Itinerary at a Glance
- 2 nights in Tel Aviv
- 2 nights in Galilee
- 5 nights in Jerusalem
- 3 nights in Eilat
- 1 night in Jerusalem
- Tel Aviv
- Caeserea, Mt Carmel, Haifa, Akko, Rosh Hanikra
- Sea of Galilee
- Golan Heights – Winery Visit & Lunch
- Basilica of the Annunciation (Nazareth)
- Non-profit local olive oil producer
- Kibbutz experience with lunch
- The Western Wall (Jerusalem)
- Church of Holy Sepulcher (Jerusalem)
- Mount of Olives (Jerusalem)
- Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)
- Float in the Dead Sea
- Excursion to Petra
Your Tour Includes
- Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- All intra-Israel ground transportation and transfers
- Accommodations at first-class hotels
- 19 meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees
- English-speaking Tour Director throughout
Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect
Note: Flights may not be available on all departures.
You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.
Day 1: Arrive in Tel Aviv
Welcome to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, which has made a name for itself with its exciting culinary scene, trendy culture, colorful markets, and Mediterranean beaches! Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive package will be met at the airport and escorted to Tel Aviv. This afternoon, our Tour Director will lead us on an orientation walk around the hotel's neighborhood. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.Accommodations: Renaissance Hotel (2023) or Leonardo Gordon Beach Hotel (2024) or similar
Day 2: Tel Aviv – Jaffa
Day 3: Caesarea – Haifa – Akko – Rosh Hanikra – Galilee
Day 4: Sea of Galilee & Golan Heights
Day 5: Capernaum – Tabgha – Beth Shean – Jerusalem
Day 6: Jerusalem
Day 7: Masada – Dead Sea Excursion
Day 8: Jerusalem
Day 9: Jerusalem
Day 10: Jerusalem – Eilat
Day 11: Petra Excursion
Day 12: Eilat
Day 13: Eilat – Jerusalem
Day 14: Depart Jerusalem
Guided Tour Pricing
We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below, and we will notify you once dates are available.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.
Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.
Bethlehem/Church of Nativity Tour
Leonardo Gordon Beach Tel Aviv Hotel
Nof Ginosar Hotel
Bat Sheva Hotel
Leonardo Royal Resort Eilat
What to Expect
Max Group Size: 30 travelers
Activity Level: Level 1
Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More
Pacing Level: Balanced
Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More
No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.
There are stairs at Masada (we do not take the Snake Path). Old City Jerusalem has uneven walking surfaces.
For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.