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Classic Israel – 8 Days / 6 Nights Escorted Tour of Israel
Rating: 5 Reviews: 60 - $1299 to $2699
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A week long comprehensive affordable tour of Israel; starting off on the Mediterranean coast, visit the historical city of Caesarea on the way to Haifa, where a brief stop at Mount Carmel is made to enjoy the panoramic view of Haifa and the eastern Mediterranean. A 2-night stay at a kibbutz will offer an insight to communal life in Israel, as well as being near various sights of biblical importance, including Nazareth. Finally in Jerusalem, important historical sites like the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Jewish Quarter, the Wailing Wall, are just some of the sites visited.

Day 1 - Saturday, Depart US

Depart for Tel Aviv, Israel on Star Alliance. Enjoy superior in fligh service with free personal entertainment, meals, and beverages.
Meals: Onboard

Day 2 - Sunday, Arrive in Tel Aviv

Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Netanya for a n overnight.                        
Meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Monday, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre

After breakfast drive north to Caesarea built by Herod the Great and once the seat of Romanrule. View t he excavated Roman Theater, with its acoustic and theatrical sound, which was used for many performances throughout the centuries. A new audio-visual presentation brings to life the times of the Romans who controlled these shores 2,000 years ago. Today, it draws major venue attractions, for concerts and festivals. We will walk through the excavated fortress and view the aqueduct, once used for conveying water. Then we’ll arrive in Haifa and ascend Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and View the Baha’i hanging gardens and the Baha’i Temple to learn more about this religion and its mantra. End the day at the World Heritage site of Acre. Acre is an exceptional historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period. The present city is characteristic of a fortified town dating from the Ottoman 18th and 19th centuries. Acre preserves substantial remains of its medieval Crusader buildings beneath the existing Moslem fortified town dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The remains of the Crusader town of Acre, both above and below the present-day street level, provide an exceptional picture of the layout and structures of the capital of the medieval Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. Present-day Acre is an important example of an Ottoman walled town, with typical urban components such as the citadel, mosques, khans, and baths well preserved, partly built on top of the underlying Crusader structures. Visit the Crusaders Halls. 
Drive to Kibbutz hotel for overnight Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 4 - Tuesday, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Nazareth

After breakfast we begin the day at the Yigal Allon Museum (2000 year old ancient boat Museum ) and seethe preserved display of an ancient, wooden fishing boat, discovered buried along the muddy lakeshores that has been dated to the exact time of Jesus. Stop at Capernaum known as the first point on the “Evangelical Triangle” that encompasses the area where most of Jesus’ ministry took place. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the Fish & Bread took place. Drive to Mount of Beatitudes; North of the Sea of Galilee, atop the Beatitudes Mount, lies a beautiful church with an octagonal dome that represents the 8 “Beatitudes” of the sermon that Jesus Christ blessed his disciples with 2000 years ago. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Drive via Cana (where Jesus performed His first miracle by turning water into wine) to Nazareth (Church of Annunciation) where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary.
Drive to Kibbutz hotel for overnight Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 5 - Wednesday, Beit Shean, Yardenit, Bethlehem, Jerusalem

After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive south to view among Israel’s most impressive ruins are those found in Beit She’an. Excavators have discovered 18 successive towns featuring black and white stones, marble columns, mosaics, and a 6,000 seat Byzantine amphitheater. Continue to Yardenit, where Jesus was baptized. Via Jordan Valley proceed to Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. Enter Jerusalem and check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 6 - Thursday, Jerusalem Old City

After breakfast ascend Mt. of Olives for a view point on Jerusalem: Overlooking the Old City, Them ount is covered partly in olive trees, cemeteries and churches. On to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter the Garden of Gethsemane, with the ancient olive trees believed to date back to the times of Christ. Continue to the Via Dolorosa and we will follow this path to the Church of Holy Sepulcher Stroll along the Jewish Quarter and the Roman Cardo, the main street in the Byzantine period of Jerusalem. On to the Western Wall, the holiest place for Jews, to put a note in the wall. We proceed to Mt. Zion on the south side of Jerusalem, King David’s city. We visit the Upper Room to view the traditional tomb of King David, Last Supper Room and Church of St. Peter in Galicantu. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 7 - Friday, Jerusalem

Day at leisure in Jerusalem or an optional tour to Masada & Dead Sea . 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 - Saturday, Return Home

Your tour ends after breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

  International airfare
  Fuel surcharges
  6 Nights accommodations (1 Netanya, 2 Tiberias, 3 Jerusalem) 
  Breakfast & Dinner Daily
  Professional English Speaking Guide Throughout
  All Airport Transfers
  All Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary

 Jerusalem - Gold Hotel

The Jerusalem Gold is an elegant hotel in the heart of the new city, next to the Central Bus Station and a 20-minute walk from the historic center.

Rooms at the Jerusalem Gold come with extra-long beds, Mahogany furniture, black-out curtains, and double glazed windows for extra soundproofing. You can choose your pillow from a menu. Modern facilities include air conditioning, fridge, video games, and a laptop-size safe.

The hotel is a stone's throw from the Jerusalem Convention Center, and the colorful Mahne Yehuda Market is within walking distance of the hotel

 

 Nof Ginossar Kibbutz Hotel

Nof Ginosar Kibbutz is a recreational hotel on the North shore of the Sea of Galilee and invites you to enjoy a vacation for a couple or as a family. The hotel consists of 168 rooms, 100 deluxe rooms and 68 deluxe rooms.

On the shores of the Sea of Galilee with the magnificent scene of Mount Arbel and opposite the rolling hills of the Golan, a charming, appealing place of lush greenery surrounded by peace and tranquility. Kibbutz hotels offer their guests a special experience. Set in pastoral surroundings, Kibbutz hotels provide a relaxing vacation with a restful atmosphere but with lots of activities for all the family. In and around the area of all Kibbutz hotels you'll discover a whole range of attraction including: swimming pools, petting farms, great restaurants, archeological and historical sites, extreme sports, quad bikes, nature, parks, museums and attraction for the kids. All kibbutz hotels also offer attractions unique to its kibbutz and the area around.

A vacation at a kibbutz hotel is unique to Israel. It's so much more than just a holiday village. It's almost like being 'one of the family' with its warm, inviting atmosphere, the care and the attention lavished on guests. Enjoy a full Israeli breakfast and a buffet dinner. The restaurant has beautiful sea views. The rooms all have air-conditioning and feature mini-bar/small refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, telephone, cable TV and a private bathroom with hair dryers. Some rooms are overlooking the garden.

 

 Residence Netanya

 The hotel is located directly above the beach with a breathtaking view of sea and a few steps away from the public lift leading to the beautiful beaches of Netanya. The hotel features a total of 72 comfortable guest rooms, most of which with a private balcony and offer stunning views over the Israeli coastline. Guests of Residence Hotel can take advantage of a swimming pool, sauna which are offered free of charge at the hotel's sister property. The Residence Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Netanya’s main square and city center with its numerous shops, cafés and restaurants. Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, , Terrace, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, kosher restaurant ,Luggage Storage, Air-conditioning cable TV , meeting rooms, parking ,laundry service. Safe in every room.


2 Nights Pre-stay in Istanbul with Old City Istanbul walking tour
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$ 299

Istanbul pre - $299 Per Person
Single Supplement $120

Enjoy 2 nights pre-stay at Hotellino located in the old town
After breakfast, you will visit the Blue Mosque, built in only 7 years by order of Sultan Ahmet I in 1609. It gets its name from the blue Iznik tiles that cover the inside. Stroll through Topkapi Palace, with its impressive displays of jewelry, porcelain, clocks, miniatures, textiles, and religious artifacts. "Topkapi" means "Gate of the Cannon" for the Byzantine arsenal once situated where the Palace now stands. Visit St. Sophia, the Christian masterpiece whose construction was presided over by the Emperor Justinian before returning to your hotel.   

Includes:
2 Nights at Hotellino
Daily Breakfast
Round trip airport-hotel transfers
Full day old city walking tour with a professional guide
(Visit: Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar) 

Not included:
Visa Fees to Turkey $20 for US citizens
Gratuities to guide
Entrance fees to the venues appx $20

Full Day Dead Sea & Masada Tour
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$ 89

Full Day Dead Sea & Masada Tour
Depart Jerusalem via the Judean hills to the dead sea, the lowest place on earth; Roadside view of Qumeran caves (visit not included) where the dead sea scrolls were found; Visit a dead sea cosmetic products shop. Drive along the shores of the dead sea to Massada where you will learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by king Herod, where the zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings. Descend by cable car. Continue to the dead sea; Enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the dead sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, that manybelieve has its therapeutic effects. Return to your hotel.

Duration: Full Day

Includes:
English Speaking Professional Licensed Guide
Transportation

3 Day Petra Excursion
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$ 699

Per person $699 in double occupancy
Single Supplement $180

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Enjoy the magical Rose Red City of Petra the world’s Seven Wonder
View the Roman Amphitheatre and Citadel in Amman.

Day 01 SATURDAY
Araba Border- Petra Visit

Lunch & Dinner


Today your Classic Israel Tour Ends. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Jordanian border – Allenby bridge- After crossing the border, you will be met by TROY TOURS representative outside the border. You will be transferred in a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Petra. (it takes 2 hours’ drive).

Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a country with outstanding ancient history, biblical sites of importance and beautiful desert landscapes.

Upon arrival, walk to Petra’s Visitors’ Center to start your tour in the archaeological site.

Begin your visit with an optional horse ride from the main gate of Petra to the entrance of the old city. Then walk on foot along to the Siq (entrance). The ancient city of Petra was built between 800 BC to AD 100 by Nabatean Arabs. In this era Petra was a fortress, carved out of the jagged rocks in an area, which was virtually inaccessible. In the first and second century, after the Romans invaded, the city reached the peak of its fame. 

Petra covers an area of about 100 square kilometers (62 miles), where over 800 monuments can be found.  When shipping slowly displaced caravan routes, the city's importance gradually dwindled and it fell into disuse and was lost to the world until 1812, when it was re-discovered by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig
Burkhart. Nowadays Petra is a popular tourist attraction, known as the "rose-red city half as old as time". The Khazneh (the Treasury), featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Your lunch will be served at the Basin Restaurant.

Walk back to the main gate of Petra where you will meet you driver to transfer you to your hotel for check in and dinner.

Pre-check in will be arranged, and you will go directly to your room, and luggage will follow you immediately.

Dinner will be served at the hotel main restaurant.

Petra Panorama Hotel

Day 02 SUNDAY
Little Petra – Amman City Tour

Breakfast & Lunch


After Breakfast check out of the hotel, meet your guide and driver and drive to Little Petra.
Al Beidha, as Little Petra is also known, is hidden away in the center of a mountain just north of Petra. This miniature version of Petra contains a number of notable tombs as well as a collection of stairs leading up to higher viewpoints. Like Petra, it is believed the site here dates back to the first century and features some well-preserved structures. Archeologists believe this to have been a suburb of the larger city, perhaps where merchants lived.
Afterwards, drive to Amman for lunch and tour of the Capital City. (The drive takes around 3 hours’ drive)

The Citadel which towers above the city from atop Jabal al-Qala’a is a good place to begin a tour of the city. The Citadel is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon, and excavations here have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains. The most impressive building of the Citadel, known simply as al-Qasr ("the Palace"), dates back to the Islamic Umayyad period. Its exact function is unclear, but it includes a monumental gateway, an audience hall and four vaulted chambers. A colonnaded street also runs through the complex. To the north and northeast are the ruins of Umayyad palace grounds.

Downhill from the Citadel and five minutes’ walk east from downtown, the Roman Theatre is the most obvious and impressive relic of ancient Philadelphia. The theatre, which was built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), is cut into the northern side of a hill that once served as a necropolis-or graveyard. It is very similar in design to the Amphitheatre at Jerash, and can accommodate 6000 spectators. The theatre is still used periodically for sporting and cultural events.

After your excursion transfer to your hotel for check in and an overnight stay.

Pre-check in will be arranged, you will go directly to your room, and luggage will follow you immediately.

Al Qasr Metropole Hotel

Day 03 MONDAY
Amman- Queen Alia International Airport  

Breakfast


Breakfast at your hotel in Amman.
Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for your departure for your flight home.
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Included features:
Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.
Accommodations as mentioned above on HB basis in Petra and on BB basis at Amman.
Troy Tours Private English-speaking guide from day 01 till day 03.
Transfers and excursion as per our itinerary by Small bus.
Short horse ride fee in Petra approx. 400 meters. This ride is not insured and upon guests own responsibility.
All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
Mineral water on board the vehicle at all times.
Lunches as mentioned above.
Portages at hotel.

Not included:
Tips for guide, driver, hotel staff, etc.
Any lunches or dinners not mentioned.
Personal, Travel and Health Insurance.
All items of a personal nature