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Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Negev Desert

8 days from CAD13,585pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

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Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the highlights of Jerusalem, from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and Israel Museum.

  • Tour the infamous ruins at Masada and the natural oasis at Ein Gedi.

  • Enjoy striking desert views across the Makhtesh Ramon from your hotel in the heart of the Negev desert.

  • Experience the contrast of old and new in Tel Aviv.

  • Enjoy a home-hosted lunch with a local Druze family and visit the historic sights of Caesarea and Acre.

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  • Tel Aviv
  • Jerusalem
  • Mitzpe Ramon
  • Tel Aviv

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Day 1 Jerusalem

Tel Aviv , Jerusalem

Arrive into Tel Aviv, where you’re met by a driver for the journey into Jerusalem. Once settled into your hotel, you can spend the rest of your day at leisure after your flight.

Day 2 Jerusalem

Jerusalem

This morning you embark on a private tour of Old Jerusalem with your guide, visiting sites such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall (Kotel). Look out for views of the Dome of the Rock from several points around the city. In the evening, experience the enthralling sound and light show at the Tower of David.

Day 3 Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Explore modern Jerusalem today, visiting the Israel Museum, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Yad Vashem, Israel’s official Holocaust memorial. In the afternoon, your private guide will take you to Mahane Yehuda market, giving you a chance to taste various local delicacies including deli platters and local wine from the food stalls.

Day 4 Jerusalem

Jerusalem

This morning your driver-guide will collect you and together head to the natural oasis of Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, southeast of Jerusalem. Here, you can walk among the springs and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Next, follow the Dead Sea shoreline to Masada, an ancient fortified palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site revered for its mosaics. It was here that Romans laid siege to a group of 960 Jews known as the Zealots.

Day 5 Mitzpe Ramon

Jerusalem , Mitzpe Ramon

Head south from Jerusalem into the stark landscape of the Negev desert. Arrive at your hotel overlooking the Makhtesh Ramon erosion depression and take a scenic 4x4 ride through the makhtesh with an expert desert guide.

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Day 6 Tel Aviv

Mitzpe Ramon , Tel Aviv

Today head north from the desert to Tel Aviv. With your private guide, visit the ancient Jaffa port and Tel Aviv’s oldest district, before browsing the bustling Carmel Market, for lunch. You can also stroll the tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard to admire its Bauhaus architecture and pause in one of the many cafes or restaurants.

Day 7 Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Enjoy a day trip north to visit the remains of Herod’s port at Caesarea and the Crusader town of Acre. As well as exploring the Roman ruins and medieval citadel, you can also stop for a home-hosted lunch with a Druze family to learn about their culture and way of life.

Day 8 Return home

Tel Aviv

Today, a private driver will collect you for the journey to the airport for your flight home.


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