"Israel never fails to challenge and confound, excite and surprise, leaving an imprint that lingers long after the return flight home."— Lonely Planet
We'll begin our week in Tel Aviv—called the "Mediterranean Capital of Cool" by the New York Times. Heading toward Nazareth, we visit historic Mount Carmel, see the exquisite Hanging Bahá'í Gardens in Haifa and the Crusader fortress in ancient Acre. From Jerusalem we'll visit Capernaum to see the excavations on the Sea of Galilee. View Jerusalem's Old City from the Mount of Olives and visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Stop at the Holocaust History Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum. At Mount Zion we'll view King David's Tomb and the room of the Last Supper and later, follow the Via Dolorosa and visit the Western Wall. Israel's sights, ranging from Biblical ruins to Crusader fortresses to WWII memorials to cosmopolitan cities, are breathtaking.
$3,299 per person double occupancy
$3,999 for single reservations. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $450.
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- Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to Boston, via a connecting city
- Seven nights' accommodations
- Eleven meals: seven breakfasts, four dinners with wine or beer
- Round-trip, airport/hotel transfers
- Services of professional Tour Director
- DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
- DAYS 2–3 Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv
- DAY 4 Legacy Hotel, Nazareth
- DAYS 5–8 Dan Jerusalem, Jerusalem
- DAY 9 Return flight to Boston
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Tel Aviv: guided tour including Old Town of Jaffa, Rabin Square, White City. Visit Caesarea, Mount Carmel and Hanging Bahá'í Gardens in Haifa, Acre and Crusaders fortress, El-Jazzar Mosque, Nazareth. Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Holocaust History Museum, Israel Museum & the Dead Sea Scrolls. Mount Zion, King David’s Tomb, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the “Wailing Wall.” OPTIONALS: Tel Aviv—Peace Project Community Visit & wine tasting. Jerusalem—Jerusalem by night; Bethlehem & Church of the Nativity; Masada, the Dead Sea & Kfar Hanokdim Bedouin Camp. JORDAN 3n post-tour extension $999 pp/do land.