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THE BEST OF ISRAEL WITH MOUNT SINAI - 9 DAYS

The Best of Israel with Mount Sinai - 9 Days

 

 

Day 1 Sunday. Arrival 

 

Arrival to Tel Aviv International Airport. A Noah Tours representative will meet you after passport control and accompany you to your transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Monday. Jaffa – Caesarea – Haifa – Nazareth – Cana – Galilee

 

After breakfast drive through Jaffa, an ancient port city and the oldest part of Tel Aviv. Continue on to the ancient city of Caesarea that was built by King Herod the Great while driving along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. We will then proceed to Haifa, passing by Mt. Carmel to see the famous Bahai Gardens. From Haifa, we will drive to Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation. Drive to Cana, where the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine took place and visit the “Wedding Church”.  End the day with an overnight in Tiberias/Galilee Sea.

 

Day 3 Tuesday. Galilee – Mt. Beatitudes – Capernaum – Tabgha 

 

Start the day with an exciting boat ride on the Galilee Sea. Continue to see the “Jesus Boat”, the ancient boat found sunk in the Sea of Galilee from the time of Jesus. Ascend up to Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the “Sermon on the Mount”.  Continue the day in Capernaum, known as “The Town of Jesus”, visit the synagogue and Peter’s house. Take a lunch break with a delicious St. Peters fish lunch. Next, we will visit Tabgha, the place where the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes took place. You will also have the amazing opportunity to see the famous mosaic under the alter of the ancient church of Tabgha. Proceed to the hotel in the Galilee Sea for your overnight.

 

Day 4 Wednesday. Jordan River – Qumran – Masada – Dead Sea

 

Begin the morning driving along the Jordan River to Yardenit Baptismal Site. Visit Qumran and see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Travel on to Masada where you will take a cable car up to the fortress. The history of the famous Jewish fortification will unfold before your eyes; the palaces built by King Herod, the synagogue and bathhouses used by the Jews. Descend Masada by cable car and drive to the Dead Sea for some relaxation and a dip in the water. Overnight at a Dead Sea hotel and spa where you will be able to take advantage of the spa facilities.

 

Day 5 Thursday. Jerusalem (New City)

 

Take advantage of some extra sleep or an early spa treatment since check out isn’t until 10:00 AM. Drive to Jerusalem where you will visit Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust, Yad VaShem, located on Mt. Herzl. Drive past The Knesset and the Israeli Supreme Court, on your way to the Israel Museum, Israel’s national museum, where you will see the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a model of the Second Temple. Overnight in Jerusalem. 

 

Day 6 Friday. Jerusalem (Old City)

 

Today will begin with a tour of the Mt. of Olives, a cemetery that once was covered in olive groves. From here you will have a breathtaking view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Drive down to the foot of the mountain to see the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before his crucifixion. Make your way to Mt. Zion where you will visit David’s Tomb and the site of the Last Supper, also known as the “Upper Room”. The day will continue with a trip to The Cardo, what used to be a main street in the Old City during the time when Judea was under Roman rule. Go down to the Western Wall and spend some time in reflection and/or prayer. End the day with a tour of the Old City and an overnight in Jerusalem. 

 

Day 7 Saturday. Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Tel Aviv - Eilat

 

Depart for the Christian Quarter where you will enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified. From there, walk where Jesus walked and make your way down Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross). Drive to Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity located at Manger Square. Transfer to Sde Dov Airpot in Tel Aviv and fly to Eilat. Overnight in Eilat.

 

Day 8 Sunday. St. Catherina & Mt. Sinai Excursion

Pick up from the hotels in Eilat by Noah Tours' representative, transfer to Taba border with assistance at the border. Meet and assist with all border formalities by Egyptian english speaking tour guide and transfer to Santa with an A/C car. Visit Santa Catherina Monastery and after have lunch at The Plaza Hotel or similar. Transfer back to Taba border and back from Taba to hotel in Eilat in the evening/late afternoon.

Day 9 Monday Transfer to the Airport

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure flight to Tel Aviv. If needed it is possible to take the last evening flight to Tel Aviv upon return from the tour.


*Additional overnight in Eilat or Tel Aviv are available at a special rate.

 

Room type - Regular tourist first superior deluxe
Per Person in Double Room USD $1618 USD $1931 USD $2234 USD $2803
Single Room Supplement USD $610 USD $658 USD $949 USD $1454
Supplement for dinners USD $164 USD $234 USD $273 -
High Season Supplement (per tour) USD $130 USD $130 USD $245 USD $515
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $53 USD $65 USD $75 USD $130
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $40 USD $40 USD $47 -
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 HOTELS

Hotel Class 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars 5 deluxe
Tel Aviv Seanet  Mercure / Metropolitan Dan Panorama / Crowne Plaza Sheraton/ Carlton

Galilee

Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel  Kibbutz Hotel 
Dead Sea

Oasis

Oasis

David Resort Herods/ Isrotel Dead Sea
Jerusalem Jerusalem Tower

Leonardo / Grand Court

Dan Panorama / Crowne Plaza  David Citadel / Mamilla
Eilat Adi  Prima Music Dan Panorama Eilat  Dan Eilat / Herrods

 

Season Periods:

PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2017:

 

High Season 

  • 22 Dec 2016 - 3 January 2017  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 28 August 2017 (Summer holiday Period ) 

 

Peak Season

  • 10 – 18 April 2017 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 30 May - 1 June 2017: Shavuot (Jewish holiday) 
  • 21 - 22 Sep 2017 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 29 – 30 Sep 2017 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 4 – 13 Oct 2017 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

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PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2018:


High Season

  • 22 Dec 2017 - 3 January 2018  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 28 August 2018 (Summer holiday Period )

 

Peak Season

  • 30 Mar – 7 April 2018 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 19 – 21 May 2018 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 10 - 11 Sep 2018 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 18 – 19 Sep 2018 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 23 Sep– 2 Oct 2018 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

REGULAR SEASON:

  • Dates that do not appear in high & peak season.

Including

  • Airport pick-up and transfer
  • Guided tour of 9 days and 8 nights
  • Hotels with breakfast
  • A/C tourist Van/Minibus/Bus during the touring days
  • Entrance fees included in the itinerary
  • 2 Flights: Tel Aviv to Eilat / Eilat to Tel Aviv

Excluding

  • Visa to Egypt (USD$ 25 per person)
  • Border taxes & Fees (USD$ 32 at the Israeli side and USD$ 15 Taba toll road tax)
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Traveler's medical and baggage insurance
  • Beverages with meals
  • Supplement for private transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers in Eilat to/from the airport
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section above

OPTIONALS

 

OPTIONAL EILAT TRANSFER:

  • USD $35 – transfer for 1-3 people from the airport in Eilat to the hotel.

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

  • Day tour to Petra: USD $185 the rate per person (on day 8, this requires an additional overnight and make this tour a 9 day tour).

Important Notes

  • Tour starts on Sunday from Tel Aviv.
  • Dinner supplement is including 6 dinners only from the second day.
  • In case of non availability of a Kibbutz Hotel, a hotel in the Galilee will be designated.
  • During August, the tour Deluxe category is not available.
  • There are few options for extension tours in Egypt & Jordan.
  • All tours may be operated as a private tours at an additional cost.
  • To confirm a place on this tour a deposit of USD $200 per person is required.
  • The program can be extended and tailor-made for groups or private tours.
  • In order to pre-issue visas to Egypt, we need to receive passports of all travelers
  • Please make sure your passports are valid for 6 months at the time of the tour.
  • Noah Tours Ltd. advises all participants to insure themselves and their belongings.
  • For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.
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