6 Days Tour of Israel

Day 1 – Northward by the Coastline
Day 2 – Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights
Day 3 – Along the Jordan River to the Dead sea
Day 4 – Ein Gedi Oasis and Masada
Day 5 – Jerusalem, holy city for 3 religions
Day 6 – Heritage in Jerusalem


Day 1 – Northward by the Mediterranean Coastline

  • Check out from Tel Aviv and drive to Caesarea – visit the impressive ruins of one of the largest Roman ports in the ancient world
  • Drive to Haifa, up Mount Carmel to the panoramic lookout over Haifa and its bay, Galilee and the magnificent Baha'i gardens
  • Drive to Acre (Akko) and walk through the streets and alleys of the Crusaders world (underground) and the Ottomans (Turks) and Muslim old town (up ground)
  • Drive westward across Galilee to Tiberias.
  • Overnight in a Tiberias hotel.  

 

Day 2 – Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights

  • Drive to Tzfat (Safed) and walk through the alleys of  the Jewish "Shtetl" and the "kabala" hometown or drive northward to Misgav-am, a Kibbutz by the border with Lebanon overlooking to the "Hezbollah land" 
  • Drive  across Hula valley to Banias – an easy hike through the nature reserve with one of Israel's main sources of water and the impressive ruins of Caesarea Phillipos
  • Drive up to Golan Heights under the slopes of Mount Hermon
  • Drive shortly to Mount  Bental (a non active volcano) lookout over"the Valley of Tears" and Syria
  • Drive to Katzrin and visit the famous Golan winery (optional)
  • Drive to Kibbutz Kfar-Haruv, overnight in the luxurious wooden country lodges by the Peace Vista, one of the most breathtaking viewpoints in Israel (if not available we stay another night in Tiberias)

 

Day 3 – Along the Jordan River to the Dead Sea

  • Drive down the slopes of the Golan Heights on a winding breathtaking road to "The 3 countries' (Israel, Syria and Jordan) meeting point" and then further down to the Jordan Valley
  • Drive southward by the Jordan River's bank (the border with Jordan) to Beth She'an
  • Visit the impressive ruins of  the land of Israel's eastern gate
  • Continue driving through the Jordan valley, bypassing Jerichotowards the Dead-sea
  • By the lake, visit Kumran, where the Dead sea Scrolls were found
  • Drive further down south to Kibbutz Ein Gedi's guesthouse located in an amazing desert environment and landscape

 

Day 4 – Ein Gedi Oasis and Masada  

  • A short hike through the famous Ein-Gedi oasis, dipping in the waterfalls pools, hopefully meet some protected wildlife  
  • Drive shortly to Masada – mount up with a cable car to the top and  visit the famous cliff\fortress
  • Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at the Ein Gedi's hot springs for the famous Dead Sea experience (mud, float) 
  • Drive to Jerusalem for overnight

 

Day 5 – Jerusalem, a Holy City for 3 religions

  • Start with Mount Scopus lookout over the Judean desert
  • Continue to Mount of Olives for a panoramic viewpoint over  Jerusalem
  • Drive down to Gethsemane and Judgment valley
  • A short visit to the City of David, "where it all begun…" 
  • Walk into the Old City through Jaffa gate to the Christian Quarter
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Continue to the Jewish Quarter and then, through  the marketplace (Shook), to the Wailing (Western) Wall
  • Back to the hotel

 

Day 6 – Heritage in Jerusalem

  • Start at Yad-Vashem, the Holocaust Museum
  • Visit the Museum of Israel, especially the Shrine of the Book (all about the Dead Sea scrolls) and "the Second Temple period's"miniature model of Jerusalem
  • Drive to Tel Aviv and walk through the alleys of Old Jaffa for a couple of hours
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