Best of Israel
2 nights Jerusalem - 3 nights Bethlehem - 1 night Tel Aviv
Best of Israel
Overview
Explore the origins of Christianity, Judaism and Islam as you discover the historical wonders of Israel.
Encounter middle eastern charm and be plunged into Jerusalem's Old City which takes you to the meeting places for the three major monotheistic religions.
Visit the most important holy sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth, and Tiberias. Also included visit to the fascinating Masada Fortress, and enjoy a float on the shores of the famous dead sea.
End your tour with a visit to Qumran Caves museum where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and a panoramic view of Wadi Qelt Canyon.
What's included
Best of Israel Flights
Best of Israel Flights  Flights

Flights

  • International flights; we offer departures from most major cities in the USA and Canada.
Best of Israel Meals
Best of Israel Meals  Meals

Meals

  • Breakfast daily.
Best of Israel Accommodations
Best of Israel Accommodations  Accommodations

Accommodations

  • Two nights St. George Hotel Jerusalem or Similar.
  • Three nights Nativity Square Hotel, Bethlehem.
  • One night Grand Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv.
Best of Israel Services & Fees
Best of Israel Services & Fees  Services & Fees

Services & Fees

  • Meet and assist representative services.
  • All transfers.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All taxes.
Sightseeing in Best of Israel
Sightseeing in Best of Israel  Sightseeing Highlights:

Sightseeing Highlights:

  • Jerusalem's must see sites such as: Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher, the Wailing Wall (from there see the Dome of the Rock), Mt. Zion, Monastery of Dormition, cave of the last supper and King David's Tomb.
  • Half day tour of Jerusalem visiting Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Shrine of the Ascension, Church of all Nations, Gethsemane and the Church of Pater Noster.
  • Bethlehem Basilica of the Nativity, Chapel of St. Jerome, Church of St. Catherine, Beit Sahour and the Shepherds Field.
  • Ancient Rock Fortress of Masada, and Qumran the site of the Dead Sea scrolls; experience a float by the shores of the Dead Sea.
  • See the Mount of Temptation in Jericho and stop by the Canyon of Wadi Qelt.
  • Places of significance along the Valley of Galilee and Lake Tiberias such as, Tabgha, Mt of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph's and the Church of Angel Gabriel.
  • Ancient port city of Caesarea Maritime and the Aqueduct.
  • Haifa to view the beautiful Baha'i gardens and stop to see Mt. Carmel.
  • Old City of Akko.
  • Old port city of Jaffa in Tel Aviv.
Small group with driver guide.

Not included:

  • Customary tips to drivers, guides, etc.
  • Airline advance seat selection or check-in luggage fees. (when applicable).

Itinerary

Flight Home
Flight Home
Board your international flight to Tel Aviv; we offer departures from most major Cities from the USA and Canada.
Required valid Canadian or American passport with blank pages. Valid for six months past your return date.
St. George Hotel Jerusalem
St. George Hotel Jerusalem
Upon arrival at Tel Aviv.
Meet our representative and transfer to your Hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.
Jordan Accommodations
St. George Hotel Jerusalem or Similar
Jordan Meals
Breakfast
Holy Sepulcher Church - Western Wall
Western Wall
After breakfast, the day will be spent visiting holy Jerusalem. In the Old City, you will encounter oriental charm and be plunged into the souk's colorful alleys which take you to the meeting places of the three major monotheistic religions. Visit the most well known biblical such as the Via Dolorosa, the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of Rock and the Wailing Wall. Continue to Mount Zion, A holy site shared by people of Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths; the Temple Mount is the highest point of the ancient City of Jerusalem. Here you will visit The Tomb of King David, The Room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Monastery built in memory of the Virgin Mary.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jordan Accommodations
St. George Hotel Jerusalem or Similar
Jordan Meals
Breakfast
Nativity Church - Bethlehem City
Bethlehem City
After breakfast at the Hotel, your Guide will take you to visit the Mount of Olives where you can get fantastic views of central Jerusalem. You can also visit the Sanctuary of the Ascension, the Franciscan Chapel of Dominus Flevit, the tomb of the Virgin, as well as the Basilica of all Nations, "Gethsemane" and the Church of the Pater Noster.
Continue with a tour of Bethlehem where you will visit the Basilica of the Nativity, the oldest church in the world built over the cave that housed Christ at his birth. You will also see the Chapel of St. Jerome (who translated the Bible into Latin), The Church of St Catherine, and the Milk Grotto.
In Beit Sahour, you will visit the ruins of the Byzantine Monastery of the Shepherds' Field.
Overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.
Jordan Accommodations
Nativity Square Hotel Bethlehem
Jordan Meals
Breakfast
Monastery of the Temptation - Canyon of Wadi Qelt
Monastery of the Temptation
After breakfast, departure for a green oasis near the Dead Sea. Jericho - which was made famous by the discovery of one of the oldest cities of the Levant dating from the eighth millennium BC. You will cross the desert and pass by the Inn of the Good Samaritan, of significance because of the famous parable in the Gospels.
Proceed to the Dead Sea, area, visit Massada, ascend by cable car to the ancient rock fortress of the Zealots.
Then visit the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Continue to Jericho to visit the Monastery of the Temptation. After visiting the city of Jericho drive back to Bethlehem with a stop at the Canyon of Wadi Qelt and admire the Monastery.
Return to Bethlehem for overnight.
Jordan Accommodations
Nativity Square Hotel Bethlehem
Jordan Meals
Breakfast
Nazareth
Nazareth
After breakfast, drive along the Jordan Valley to Galilee and Lake Tiberias, one of the main places of Jesus' ministries.
A day immersed in Biblical significance on the Galilee and the shores of Lake Tiberias, is a fascinating journey through time, reuniting you with events that have shaped and will forever shape the history of our civilization.
Around the lake, you will visit the beautiful church of Tabgha which commemorates the miracle of the multiplication of loaves, and the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount and Capernaum the hometown of Jesus. Also, view the house of St Peter and the ancient Synagogue.
Drive to Nazareth, visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and St. Joseph's church, built in Joseph's carpentry workshop; and pass by Mary's Well and the Church of the Angel Gabriel.
Return to Bethlehem for overnight.
Jordan Accommodations
Nativity Square Hotel Bethlehem
Jordan Meals
Breakfast
Haifa Gardens - Jaffa Old Port
Haifa Gardens
After breakfast depart to the ancient city of Caesarea Maritima and the aqueduct. After you will continue to Haifa and view the beautiful Baha'i Gardens.
Next drive to Akko and the Bazaar, along the way enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Carmel. Continue to Tel Aviv with a stop in the Old Port of Jaffa.
Transfer to your hotel.
Jordan Accommodations
Grand Beach Tel Aviv Hotel or similar
Jordan Meals
Breakfast
Flight Home
Flight Home
After breakfast transfer to Tel Aviv's airport for your return home.

Extensions

Add a 9 day Egypt tour

+$1749 CAD extra per person
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Add 3 nights Istanbul

+$1229 CAD extra per person
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Reviews

This tour delivered far more than I expected, right from the minute we stepped off of the plane!

Right from the minute we stepped off the plane we were greeted by an exceptional BlueSky representative. Hotel and Cruise were excellent. Daily agendas were well planned. The staff on the cruise went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and our needs met.

- Barbara

I just wanted to tell you how fabulous our trip to India was and thanks again for your help!

We really enjoyed having our own little car with a driver and guide for the week. It was a wonderful glimpse of this part of India, our recollections of the elephants, the cows, the camels, the traffic and the forts and antiquities will remain near the top of our experiences.

- Roland & Brenda

Thank you for organizing everything for us and accommodating our needs. You guys don't disappoint!

We had an amazing time! The hotel was very nice and modern. The next morning we drove to Amboseli. Our driver was friendly and knowledgeable when it came to animals. We got to see lots of animals such as a huge herd of elephants, lions (lots of them), giraffes, hippos, etc.

- Rocio
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