Adults only - Jewish Deluxe packages

Saturday – Day 1: USA to ISRAEL – Departure

We will depart from the United States or Canada on an overnight transatlantic flight to Israel. Meals and movies on board.

Please note: Connection flights to and from New York are available at a discounted price with Delta Airlines. Please contact our office for more information. You are not obligated to purchase the air from us. Land only prices are available.

Sunday – Day 2: Welcome to Israel

We will land at Ben Gurion Airport, just outside Tel Aviv, Israel. We will be met by Trips Israel LLC representatives as we exit the plane’s door and will be driven by an airport vehicle to VIP customs to the luggage hall. Here our representatives will also help us fetch our luggage and escort us outside the terminal to meet our guide, driver and motor-coach/vehicle. We will have a short drive to the beautiful Mediterranean coast of Tel Aviv. Prior to our arrival to our hotel, we will at the Old Port City of Jaffa, just south of Tel Aviv for a beautiful panoramic view of Tel Aviv and to see the ancient narrow streets. and to our hotel for check-in. We will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to wander the seaside promenade of Tel Aviv. In the evening, we will enjoy a relaxing dinner at our hotel. After dinner, enjoy the evening at leisure. Take the opportunity to have a good sleep before tomorrow’s big day of touring.
Overnight at hotel in Tel Aviv (Mediterranean Sea)

Monday – Day 3: Journey north

After our first breakfast (at our hotel), we will leave Tel Aviv and drive north along the coastal Plain of Sharon, the old coastal road – the Via Maris, which linked Egypt and Babylon, as we journey towards the largest northern City of Haifa. Our first stop will be the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great and once occupied by Roman rule. Caesarea is also where Pontius Pilate had his base; where Cornelius lived and was baptized (Acts 10); where Paul embarked to Tarsus (Acts 9:30) and where Philip preached (Acts 8:40). We will view the excavated Roman theatre, with its acoustic and theatrical sound. It was used for many performances throughout the centuries. We turn inland and proceed to Megiddo, one of King Solomon’s walled, fortified cities (1st Kings 9:15; 10:26), with the ruins of 20 levels of civilization and identified as the site of Armageddon. From here the Books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we read about the final Battle of Armageddon, while viewing the Plains of Jezreel. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. We will continue northwest to visit a Druze Village Daliat-al-Carmel to learn about the special Druze culture and people. We will have a genuine Druze authentic lunch, while listening to the stories presented by a local Druze/s of the history, culture and way of life. We will ascend to the top of Mt. Carmel, to the Carmelite Monastery of Muhraka, also known as the Carmelite Monastery, to see the site where the prophet Elijah did battle with the false prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:30). We will also have an amazing panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the botanical gardens below. We will arrive to our hotel in Haifa for check-in. In the evening, we will enjoy a relaxing dinner at our hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Haifa

Tuesday – Day 4: Journey to the Galilee

After breakfast, we will leave Haifa and drive inland to visit Zippori (Sepphoris), one of the most important Jewish towns during the Byzantine period 1500 years ago. Here was the home of St. Ann mother of Mary and also the center of Jewish Sanhedrin. We will visit the beautiful 1400 years old Synagogue, we will see the amazing Mosaic floors and the famous “Mona Lisa” of the Galilee. We will drive north towards the coastal city of Akko (Acre – Micah 1.10). Here we will visit the ancient fortress, with its underground passages and secret rooms. The city was the capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and the prison where members of the Hagana and Irgun were held captive during Israel’s fight for Independence. This is where Leon Uris’s famous novel “Exodus” was filmed. We will drive towards the Galilean region to visit the mystical City of Safed, which is considered to be one of the Four Holy Cities according to tradition and its Kabalistic studies (birthplace of Kabala). We will stroll through the narrow, winding alleys; visit some of the beautiful synagogues and browse the artists’ workshops and galleries found in the flourishing artists’ quarter. From Safed we will drive south towards the Lavi Forest, here we will have an opportunity to connect with the land of (Eretz) Israel, by planting a tree in the hills of Galilee. Feel your connection in the land of Israel by planting a tree with your hands. From here it is a short drive to Tiberias, and the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at our hotel. After dinner, explore the streets of Tiberias.
Overnight at hotel in Tiberias (Sea of Galilee – Kinneret)

Wednesday – Day 5: Western Galilee – Golan Heights

After breakfast, we will start our day with a drive north to Tel Dan, the Biblical city of Laish (Judg. 18 29-30), here we will see the high place and the Alter that was used for scarifies, all going back to the Biblical era of the Kingdom Of Israel and king Jeroboam. From here, we will visit Banias, one of the sources of the River Jordan and the site of ancient Caesaria Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith in Christ (Matt. 16:16). We will drive up to the Golan Heights ( Josh. 21 :27 ) arriving at the view point of Mt. Bental, from here we will see the entire Golan Heights, Mount Hermon and more. Drive to the Gadot Outlook overlooking the Hulla valley see the old Syrian army Bunkers and talk about the importance of the Golan to Israel livelihood. Now we cross the Jordan River at the “Jacob daughter’s bridge “traditions says this is where our father Jacob crossed the river on his way to Haran to find Leah and Rachel as wives (Genesis 29). From here, we will drive south to the Sea of Galilee (lake Kinneret) and arrive at Capernaum, for a traditional St. Peter’s lunch at one of the lake shore restaurants . After lunch, we visit the ruins of Capernaum (Kfar Nachum), the center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry and the site of many of His miracles (Mark 2:4; Matt. 8:5; 14-17; 9:1-7; 17:18). We will see the remains of Peter’s (Shimon’s) house and the synagogue, the site where Jesus taught and worshiped (Mark 1:21; Luke 4:31). We will continue to Tabgha, the site of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes (John 6:1-14) and the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered perhaps the most significant sermon ever preached – “The Sermon On The Mount” (Matt. 5). We will board a boat for a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. After the cruise we will drive to Yardenit, to visit the Jordan River and an opportunity to be baptized (must register). We will return back to our hotel for some rest. In the evening, we will enjoy a relaxing dinner at our hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Tiberias (Sea of Galilee – Kinneret)

Thursday – Day 6: Journey to the City of the Great King – JERUSALEM

After breakfast, we will leave Tiberias and drive west to Mt. Tabor and ascend to visit the site of the Transfiguration. It is believed by many Jewishs; this was the site of the High Mountain, where Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James and John the brother of James (Matthew 17:1-13). From here we will continue to Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine (John 2:1). We will proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation, where it is believed the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary. We will also visit the site of the Synagogue of Nazareth, where Jesus preached his first sermon. We will journey southeast to visit the city of Beit Shean, which is considered to be one of the largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel. Here, we will tour the colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics, the Cardo and the Roman bathhouses (1st Samuel 31:10). We will continue with our drive south through the lush Jordan Valley where the dessert now blooms with flowers and vegetation of every description (Isaiah 35:1-2) towards the shores of the Dead Sea and the Mountains of Judea. En route, we will stop for a breathtaking view of St. George’s Greek Monastery. Upon our arrival in Jerusalem, we will stop at Mt. Scopus for a beautiful panoramic view of Jerusalem and the Old City and a traditional (Jewish) Sheyechyanu blessing to give thanks for our arrival to this special city. We will check-in to our hotel, followed by a relaxing dinner at our hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Jerusalem

Friday – Day 7: Jerusalem

After breakfast, we will drive to Yad Vashem – the Israeli Holocaust memorial, where six million Jews perished in the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. We will walk through the New Historical Museum, the Children’s Hall, and the Memorial Hall and view the recently constructed Memorial to the Deportees. We will visit by descending to the Valley of the Communities – a man-made valley in the form of the European Map built in remembrance of over 5,000 European Jewish communities that suffered under the Nazis. We continue to Israel Museum to see the model city of Jerusalem as it used to look like in 66 CE. In that fateful year, the Great Revolt against the Romans erupted, resulting in the destruction of the city and the Temple. The ancient city was then at its largest, covering an area of ca. 445 acres (more than twice the size of the Old City today). In the same complex, we will also visit the Shrine of the Book. Here we will see the original Dead Sea scrolls and where they are housed. In the afternoon, we will proceed to Shuk Machane Yehuda (market/bazaar). The shuk is very popular with locals and tourists, with more than 250 vendors who sell fresh fruits and vegetables to Judaica items. It is usually very busy on Friday, prior to Shabbat. We will have an opportunity to see the Jerusalemites getting ready for Shabbat. We will return to our hotel and prepare for a traditional Shabbat dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Jerusalem

Saturday – Day 8: Jerusalem/ Ein Karem / Bethlehem

After breakfast, we will start the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb. It is believed by many Jewishs, this was the site of Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified and where he resurrected. Here, we will have time to reflect and or pray. We will drive to the top of the Mount of Olives, for a panoramic view of Jerusalem for an incredible panoramic view of The Golden Gates and the Old City. We will have the choice of walking down or driving down the mountain to visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested, because of Judah’s betrayal. From here we proceed by bus across the Kidron Valley, past the tombs of Absalom, Zacharias, James and King Jehoshaphat to Mt. Zion. Here you will visit the site of David’s tomb and the Upper Room where the Last Supper was held (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2). We continue to the House of Caiaphas – the high priest who interrogated Jesus the night of His betrayal (Mark 14:53- 65). In the afternoon, we will drive to Ein Karem, to visit the Church of the Visitation and the birthplace of John the Baptist. We will proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity the site of Jesus’ birth. In the early evening, we will be drive to a delicious Armenian Restaurant in the Old city of Jerusalem for an authentic Armenian dinner. After dinner, we will attend the spectacular Sound and Light show at Tower of David.
Overnight at hotel in Jerusalem

Sunday – Day 9: Old City of Jerusalem

After an early breakfast, we will proceed to the Old City of Jerusalem and enter through the Dung Gate to the Southern Wall excavations. We will see the beauty of the ruins, including the famous Robinson Arch, which used to lead the high priests into the Temple. In the same complex, you will enter the museum of the Davidson Center, for an audio/visual presentation of the Temple Period procedures. We will proceed through the broad stone stairway down to the Western Wall, also known as the “Kotel”, to see Judaism Holiest place. We will have time to put a prayer note to God in the cracks of the Kotel. We will continue with our walk along the Jewish Quarter to see the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed a lame man (John 5) and the Crusader church of Saint Anne, mother of Mary. From here we will retrace the steps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa (the way of the cross) and its stations. We pass through the colorful bazaars, alleyways and marketplaces to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It is also believed by many Jewishs, this was the site of Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified and where he resurrected. We will proceed to the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967. After lunch (own expense), a special point of interest in the restored Jewish Quarter is the “Cardo”, the main street and business center of this ancient Byzantine City. We will view the unearthed main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns. We will enjoy the remaining of the day at leisure exploring the Old City. Dinner at our hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Jerusalem

Monday – Day 10: Archaeological project / City of David and the Judean Hills

After breakfast, we will drive to Mount Scopus where we will join an exciting Archaeological project of sifting the And looking for relicts from the Temple Mount a wonderful opportunity to take part in finding and learning about the past of Jerusalem from the glorious days the Temple was still active ( over 2000 years ago ) From here to the City of David. We begins with the breathtaking observation point overlooking Biblical Jerusalem, dating back 3,800 years in time to the days of Abraham, when the first foundations of the city were laid. The journey quickly heads underground to some of the newest archaeological excavations. Here, while exploring the recently excavated fortresses and passageways, visitors relive King David’s conquest of the Jebusite city as described in the 2nd Book of Samuel. The climax of the visit will be to the discovered pool of Siloam where Jesus healed the blind man and the Hezekiah Tunnel built about 3000 years ago by King Hezekiah . We will leave Jerusalem, driving towards the Judean Hills to Emmaus. The the Gospel of Luke and at Luke 24:13-35, writes that Jesus appeared to two disciples who were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, which is described as being 60 stadia from Jerusalem (10.4 to 12 km depending on what definition of stadia is used), after His resurrection. On the way back we will visit the amazing Scrolls Of Fire monument telling the story of the Jewish people . We will return to Jerusalem for some time to relax. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at our hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Jerusalem

Tuesday – Day 11: Journey to the Dead Sea

After breakfast, we leave Jerusalem and travel south through the Judean Wilderness towards the shores of the Dead Sea. We will start to descend to the lowest point on the surface of earth to 1305 feet (398m) below sea level and arrive to the shores of the Dead Sea. We proceed south along the Dead Sea shores to visit Qumran, where a young shepherd boy discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls. We will continue to the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada and ascend by cable car to the ancient fortress. Here was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. The Zealots held out for three years against the legions of Flavius Silva and chose to die as free men at their own hands rather than submit to Roman slavery and torture. From the top of Masada, the outlines of the Roman encampments are still visible below. We will drive further south to the Dead Sea resort of Ein Bokek and check-in to our hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure floating on the Dead Sea and cover ourselves in mud. Take advantage of the many spa and massage facilities, as well as the skin and beauty treatments the hotel has to offer. We will enjoy dinner at our hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Ein Bokek (Dead Sea)

Wednesday – Day 12: Journey to Eilat

After breakfast, we will enjoy the morning at leisure at our hotel. At approximately noon time, we will leave our hotel in Ein Bokek and the Dead Sea and drive south to the Israeli Negev desert. We we will visit Kibutz Sde Boker and see the amazing view point overlooking the Zin Valley (desert). Here, the late Prime Minister David and Paula Ben Gurion, the founder of the young state of Israel were buried. We will stop at a Bedouin Village to enjoy a light Bedouin lunch with Bedouin Hospitality, under an authentic Bedouin tent. We will learn about Bedouin life in the desert. We will continue south to visit Timna Park and Solomon’s Pillars. The pillars are natural structures, which were formed by centuries of water erosion through a crack in the sandstone cliff until it became a series of distinct, pillar-shaped structures. Also here we will visit the model of the Tabernacle (Hebrew – Mishkan) this is where the Children of Israel used to pray and keep the Holy Ark during the 40 years of wandering in the desert . We now drive to the Red Sea (resort) City of Eilat and arrive to our hotel for check-in. In the evening, we will enjoy a relaxing dinner at our hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Eilat (Red Sea)

Thursday – Day 13: Petra – optional (additional tours / activities )

Today we have a free day in Eilat. We will have the following choices to do today:

1. Relax at the hotel’s deluxe property. Many activities in the pool and on the beach, such as; scuba diving, sailing, jet ski and much more.

2. Visit the underwater observatory, considered to be one of the largest sea aquarium in the world, built into a coral reef.

3. Join a sail on a yacht cruise on the Red Sea, snorkle

4. Visit one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world – the Red Rock city of Petra : After an early breakfast, we will be driven in the early morning to the Israel/Jordanian border. After visa proceedings at the Jordanian Border, we will drive straight to Petra through desert highways. Our ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans (an early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architectures, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the South of Jordan more than 2000 years ago. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback ride, about 700m, until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 Km long (walking distance). There is also a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as The Treasury, Royal Tombs, the Court, Roman Theater, Roman Street, Qassier Rl-Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate visitors. The city itself is almost 45 Square Km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, we will enjoy lunch in a nice restaurant, followed by a drive back to the border. En route, we will stop for a short visit in Aqaba, with possibility for a short walk in the town. Transfer to border at approximately 18:00 for crossing back to Eilat. In the evening, we will enjoy dinner at our hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Eilat

Friday – Day 14: Eilat at leisure and return to Tel Aviv and departure

After breakfast, we will enjoy most of our day at leisure. In the late afternoon, early evening, we will enjoy a farewell dinner at our hotel in a private room with wine (optional). After dinner, we will be transferred to Eilat Airport for our flight back to Tel Aviv. Upon our arrival in Tel Aviv, we will be met by our representative, who will escort us to Ben Gurion Airport for our flight back home. At Ben Gurion Airport, we are met by our representatives, who will escort us through VIP passport entrance to the gate. Flight after midnight the next day.

Saturday – Day 15: Arrival Back Home

We will arrive back home with everlasting memories of Israel.

Airfare:

  • Round-trip airfare from New York’s JFK airport to Tel Aviv
  • All flight taxes and fuel surcharges

Hotel accommodations:

  • 12 nights accommodations
    – 1 night at the Herods Hotel in Tel Aviv
    – 1 night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Haifa
    – 2 nights at the Scots Hotel in Tiberias (Sea of Galilee)
    – 5 nights at the Dan Hotel (Executive Old City view) in Jerusalem
    – 1 night at the Leonardo Club Hotel in Eib Bokek (Dead Sea)- 2 nights at the Herods Hotel in Eilat
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Tours and guiding:

  • Touring in a Deluxe – brand new WIFI motor-coach
  • A professional driver
  • Guiding by a licensed English speaking guide, as per the day by day itinerary –
  • Hand picked
  • Entrance fees to all sites and parks on touring days
  • All guide’s and driver expenses

Meet, assist and transfers:

  • VIP meet & assist at the doorstep of the airplane on arrival, driven by an airport buggy to VIP Passport Control, lift all baggage – no lines
  • Group transfers on a arrival from Ben Gurion Airport to the Herods Hotel
  • Transfer to Armenian Restaurant in Jerusalem
  • Group transfer from Herods Hotel in Eilat to Eilat airport for domestic
  • Group transfer on arrival from Sdei Dov Airport in Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport for return flight back home
  • VIP meet and assist at Ben Gurion Airport on departure, driven by an airport buggy to VIP Passport Control, lift all baggage – no lines

Meals included (All breakfasts, all dinners, 4 lunches):

  • Israeli style buffet breakfast daily
  • Everyday dinners at hotels, including farewell dinner with wine at the Herods Hotel in Eilat – private room
  • 1 dinner at an Armenian Restaurant in Jerusalem
  • 1 lunch at a Druze Village
  • 1 St. Peter’s lunch by the Sea of Galilee
  • 1 lunch at Masada Tourism Complex or Leonardo Club Hotel at the Dead Sea
  • 1 lunch with Bedouins at a Bedouin Village in the Desert

Other services also included:

  • One way domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv
  • CTTI hostess at Ben Gurion Airport
  • CTTI hostess at hotel in Jerusalem upon check-in
  • CTTI hostess in Eilat for those who wish to join other tours from Eilat, such as
  • Petra, day cruise and other activities in Eilat
  • Cruise on the Sea of Galilee
  • Sound and Light show at Tower of David
  • Tree planting
  • Entry to Kotel Tunnels underneath the Kotel (Western Wall)
  • Entry to City of David
  • Pilgrim Certificate
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Hats, backpacks, maps
  • Gratuity to guide and driver
  • Gratuity to all hotel staff

Region Highlights:

  • Jerusalem and the Old City
  • The Mediterranean Coast
  • The Galilee and the Sea of Galilee
  • Jedea and the Dead Sea
  • Eilat, the the Red Sea, Petra (optional)

Tour Highlights:

  • Caesarea
  • Megiddo
  • Akko (Acre)
  • Rosh HaNikra
  • Cana and Nazareth
  • Cruise on the Sea of Galilee
  • Western Galilee (Capernaum, Beatitudes, Tabgah)
  • Beit Shean
  • Qumran
  • Masada
  • Bedouin Hospitality
  • The Rabbinical Tunnels under the Western Wall (Kotel)
  • City of David excavations
  • Garden Tomb and the Church of the Holy Seplechre
  • House of Caiaphas (Galicantu)
  • Upper Room (Last Supper)
  • Bethlehem
  • Garden of Gethenamy
  • and much much more

Not Included in the Land arrangements:

  • Domestic air to and from New York add-ons
  • Petra day tour ($259) and border fees (approximately $65)
  • Daily lunch, except for those mentioned above
  • Travel Insurance

There is nothing better than to be pampered on your dream tour of the Holy Land. Embrace yourself on this once in a lifetime deluxe VIP tour of the Holy Land, using deluxe hotel properties throughout Israel, best Israeli Restaurants, VIP services, a luxurious motor-coach and the best hand-picked guide. The Jewish Adults Tours of the Holy Land was carefully designed for North American Jewish adults, who wish to see the Holy Land at the right paste.

Come see and feel what you’ve always felt in your heart !

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There is nothing better than to be pampered on your dream tour of the Holy Land. Embrace yourself on this once in a lifetime deluxe VIP tour of the Holy Land, using deluxe hotel properties throughout Israel, best Israeli Restaurants, VIP services, a luxurious motor-coach and the best hand-picked guide. The Jewish Adults Tours of the Holy Land was carefully designed for North American Jewish adults, who wish to see the Holy Land at the right paste.

Come see and feel what you’ve always felt in your heart !