Fascinating Israel

9 days from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem


Vacation Overview

From the seemingly miraculous waters of the Dead Sea to Cana of Galilee where Jesus is said to have performed his first miracle of turning water into wine—this fascinating tour of Israel is full of incredible sights, scenery, and stories. The historical and biblical tales begin in Tel Aviv, the “Mediterranean Manhattan,” continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where it is believed Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount and culminate at the lowest (yet most uplifting) point on the surface of the Earth—the Dead Sea where you’ll effortlessly float at 430 meters below sea level. Discover the fascinating city of Jerusalem and dive into numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites—including the golden-domed Baha’i Shrine in Haifa and the ancient clifftop fortress of Masada—not to mention some of the most delectable dishes of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Welcome to Tel Aviv! This evening, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 TEL AVIV. EXCURSION TO VALLEY OF ELAH–LATRUN–JAFFA

Giant Victories LATRUN AREA See the site of David’s victory over Goliath and visit the Monastery of the Trappist Monks.
JAFFA Take a walking tour of the ancient port.
82mi/ 132km

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HISTORY & MYSTERY Explore the ancient port of Jaffa, where biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon, and St. Peter took place. The Israeli city traces its roots to 1800 BC, with mythological tales of Andromeda and Perseus. Today Jaffa features picturesque alleys, art galleries, unique boutiques, ancient buildings, and wonderful landmarks.


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Day 3 TEL AVIV–CAESAREA–ACRE–HAIFA

Crusaders & Legendary Leaders CAESAREA Visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader Fortress.
ACRE Visit the Underground Crusader City.
HAIFA Explore the Baha’i Shrine.
62mi/ 100km

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LEGENDARY LIVES Born Sayyed ʻAlí Muḥammad Shírází, “The Báb” was the founder of Bábism, and endures as the central figures of the Baháʼí Faith. He was executed in 1850 along with thousands of his followers by the Persian government which opposed this new movement. The magnificent shrine and ethereal gardens of Baha’i stand as a testament to the revered religious leader where his remains are laid to rest – a UNESCO World Heritage Site of extraordinary beauty.


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Day 4 HAIFA. EXCURSION TO THE SEA OF GALILEE, MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, CAPERNAUM & KIBBUTZ

Faithful Sites & Service MOUNT OF BEATITUDES Explore the site where Jesus delivered his iconic Sermon on the Mount.
CAPERNAUM Visit the site where Jesus recruited his first followers.
JORDAN RIVER Visit a baptismal site.
SEA OF GALILEE See Lake Tiberias before a scenic cruise. Hear a lecture on Kibbutz life.
107mi/ 173km

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EPIC RIDE Cruise on the historic waters of Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) with panoramic views of the area. Later hear about the traditions of the Kibbutz. Hebrew for ‘gathering,’ Kibbutz life dates back thousands of years with quiet and collaborative communities of volunteers from around the world who work to enhance industry or agriculture in a peaceful and harmonious setting.


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Day 5 HAIFA–NAZARETH–CANA–BET SHE’AN–JERUSALEM

Miraculous Sites & Ancient Wonders NAZARETH Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
CANA Visit the site of Jesus’ first recorded miracle.
BET SHE’AN Explore the ancient city including the Roman and Byzantine relics.
Stop for a panoramic view of Jerusalem.
147 mi / 235 km

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS Bet She’an is one of the best-preserved archaeological sites of this region and well worth some time to wander around. Ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage site reveal time-worn colonnade-style streets, bathhouses, and an auditorium with perfect acoustics.


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Day 6 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

Uplifting Waters & Wonders JERUSALEM Take a scenic drive through the Judean wilderness en route to the Dead Sea.
MASADA Take a cable-car ride to visit the cliff-top fortress.
DEAD SEA Float in the saltwater of the Dead Sea and receive a salt scrub gift. Return to Jerusalem.
64 mi / 103 km

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NATURAL WONDERS Feel weightless as you float effortlessly on the waters of the Dead Sea. This legendary salt lake in the Jordan Rift Valley is fed by the Jordan River, with its salty surface lying 430.5m below sea level – the lowest land-based shores on Earth.


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Day 7 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO YAD VASHEM–THE ISRAEL MUSEUM–BETHLEHEM

Moving History JERUSALEM Visit Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum.
BETHLEHEM Take an orientation tour and visit the Church of Nativity.
6 mi / 10 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
IN MEMORIUM Yad Vashem (the World Holocaust Remembrance Center) takes its name from the biblical verse, ″And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (a yad vashem)” – (Isaiah, 56; 5). Here, roughly one million visitors come to remember the millions who were persecuted during WWII. Housing a remarkable collection of historic and personal artifacts, stories, and memorials to the Jewish people who suffered at the hands of the Nazi regime, Yad Vashem leaves a deeply profound impression of remembrance and conviction in the souls of all who visit.


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Day 8 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO THE OLD CITY

History & Mystery JERUSALEM Take a guided walking tour of the Old City includes the Garden Tomb, Mount of Olives, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Follow the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Stop at the Western Wall. Walk to Mount Zion and visit the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper. Visit the tomb of King David. Farewell dinner at your hotel.

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ICONIC FOOTSTEPS
Jerusalem is totally unique; there is no place like it. A city of tradition, religion, and history, but also increasingly of modern culture and heritage. Take in all this while you wander around the maze of streets listening to the story that made it so special even astronaut Neil Armstrong when visiting said, “I am more excited stepping on these stones than stepping on the moon.”


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Day 9 JERUSALEM

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Tel Aviv).

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Vacation Highlights

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites!

Hotels

Tel Aviv

Herods Hotel Tel Aviv

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Superior First-Class

Contemporary High-rise Hotel situated on the Mediterranean, in hub of fashionable tourist center.

Haifa

Dan Panorama

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Superior First-Class

Overlooking the Bay of Haifa and situated on the slopes of Mount Carmel, this landmark hotel offers a choice of spectacular views of the City, Mount Carmel, and endless stretches of Israel¿s stunning Mediterranean coastline. The property is also close to the Panorama Mall, with its many shops and cafes , and the magnificent Bahai Temple. Guest rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and have free Wi-Fi, minibar, and tea / coffee maker. The on-site restaurant serves international and Israeli cuisine. Leisure facilities include a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Jerusalem

Dan Boutique

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Superior First-Class

Dan Boutique is a design hotel with a cozy ambiance. The hotel's contemporary look combines a unique mix of western and eastern elements. The property features a bar, a restaurant, a well-equipped fitness center and a seasonal outdoor sundeck with unforgettable Jerusalem views. Guestrooms come with complimentary toiletries, a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a seating area with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, and a mini-bar.

Dates and Prices

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Once you've selected your date, you'll move to the next step to get an airfare quote and to begin booking your vacation. When you book your flights with us, you'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free airfares, plus you'll receive free airport transfers for flights coordinated with vacation dates and you'll avoid strict Internet terms and conditions.

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2024-06-03 2024-06-11
$3,939
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2024-06-17 2024-06-25
$3,939
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2024-07-01 2024-07-09
$4,199
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2024-07-15 2024-07-23
$3,799
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2024-08-05 2024-08-13
$4,199
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2024-08-19 2024-08-27
$3,799
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2024-09-02 2024-09-10
$3,939
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2024-10-14 2024-10-22
$4,029
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2024-10-21 2024-10-29
$3,999
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2025-02-24 2025-03-04
$4,249
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2025-03-10 2025-03-18
$4,249
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2025-03-24 2025-04-01
$4,679
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2025-04-07 2025-04-15
$4,249
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2025-04-21 2025-04-29
$4,339
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2025-05-05 2025-05-13
$4,459
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2025-05-19 2025-05-27
$4,329
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2025-06-02 2025-06-10
$4,779
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2025-06-16 2025-06-24
$4,339
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2025-06-30 2025-07-08
$4,189
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2025-07-14 2025-07-22
$4,189
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2025-08-04 2025-08-12
$4,629
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2025-08-18 2025-08-26
$4,189
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2025-09-01 2025-09-09
$4,339
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2025-10-06 2025-10-14
$4,439
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2025-10-13 2025-10-21
$4,389
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Dates & Prices do not include international air travel.

Travel Terms & Conditions

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Important Notes

  • The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Globus to reserve space for you. View full Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to/from the start/end of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; GST/HST/PST or other per person taxes imposed by government entities; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Insurance premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

Booking your Vacation with Air

For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Globus offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option.

Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers travelling from Canada (with some exceptions from the United States, depending on the selected itinerary). An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Globus in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable service fee of $80 per person. Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Once your airfare is confirmed and Globus has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

Air-Inclusive Vacations — Applicable Taxes & Fees

Air inclusive price quotes will include all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. The total airfare price, the base airfare price, and the applicable government taxes and fees are broken-out line-by-line and shown while booking online and on the invoice after your travel is booked. For return travel from some countries, international travellers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveller at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.