New Classic Israel Tour

10 days / 9 nights - Israel

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New Classic Israel Tour

The 10 days New Classic Israel Tour is will examine Israel's Jewish and Christian Heritage, the sacred sites and immerse yourself into the vibrant daily life of the locals. Come embark on our New Classic Israel trip.

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10 days / 9 nights

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Weekly - Every Friday

Classic Tour

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About This Tour

Embark on a once in a lifetime tour by joining our New Classic Israel Tour of 10 days. This,  program highlights the sacred Christian and Jewish sites Israel has to offer. This tour includes a We encourage you to browse through the New Classic Israel Tour program and see for yourself.

New Classic Israel Tour - Program

Day 1 – Friday:  Arrival for the Deluxe Classic Israel Tour

  • Welcome to beautiful Israel!
  • We will arrive at Ben Gurion airport and be met and assisted by a Shalom Journeys representative before proceeding to passport control.
  • Following passport control, we will be transferred to our hotel in coastal Tel Aviv.
  • Depending on our arrival time, we will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
  • A day to rest up before we embark on the New Classic Israel Tour of 10 Days.

 

Highlights:

  • Arrive in Israel
  • Meet and Greet
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • Leisure

 

Overnight in Tel Aviv


Day 2 – Saturday: Tel Aviv at Leisure

  • Have a relaxed morning to explore Tel Aviv on your own.
  • Suggested Morning: stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy Tel Aviv’s bustling Mediterranean beach culture.
  • Suggested Afternoon: visit the cultural hubs of Tel Aviv — Visit Rabin Square Memorial, the HaBimah Theater Grounds, and the classic Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv and Rothschild Blvd.


Highlights:

  • Tel Aviv Beach
  • Rabin Square
  • Habima Square

 

Overnight in Tel Aviv



Day 3 – Sunday: The Gems of Coastal Israel

  • Following our delicious breakfast, we will journey along the coastal highway to the ancient Roman capital, Caesarea.
  •  Our tour proceeds to Megiddo, which has been identified as the site of the battle of Armageddon.
  • The next stop on our tour is Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village. Here we will enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant.
  • To conclude the day, we will proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa Bay and the golden-domed Bahai gardens.
 

Highlights: 

  • Caesarea
  • Armageddon
  • Mount Carmel
  • Bahai Gardens

 

Overnight in the Galilee



Day 4 – Monday: The Wonders of the Golan Heights

  • After our Israeli breakfast, we will take a scenic drive to the mystical city of Safed also known as  the center of Jewish mysticism.
  •  Our journey continues North to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, located in the city of Kuneitra.
  • Time for some fun! Our next stop is at the Golan Winery for a tour of the facilities and some wine tasting. To conclude the day, we proceed to “Golan Magic” for a multimedia presentation of the area and its history.


Highlights:

    • Safed
    • Golan Heights
    • Golan Winery



Overnight in the Galilee


 

Day 5 – Tuesday: Walk In the Footsteps of Jesus

  • Today we begin with a visit to the city of Nazareth. Here we will visit the Church of Annunciation.
  • Our tour continues towards Tiberias; Our first stop is at Capernaum, home to Jesus, to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal Church of St. Peter.
  • We will take a short drive and visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount.
  • To conclude our tour for the day, we proceed via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue.


Highlights:

  • Church of Annunciation
  • Capernaum
  • Mount of Beatitudes
  • Beit Shean
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Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 6 – Wednesday: The Old City of Jerusalem

  • We will start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from the Mount of Olives.
  • Our tour will proceed to the Old City of Jerusalem. Here we will visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper situated atop Mount Zion.
  • From there we continue forward to enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter.
  • Some of the sites include the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter, and most notably the Western Wall.
  • Walk along the Via Delarosa to the Church of Holy Sepulcher.
  • Our tour concludes with a visit to Bethlehem, the location of Rachel’s tomb, the Church of Nativity and Manger’s Square.


Highlights:

  • Mount of Olives
  • Old City of Jerusalem
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Western Wall
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Bethlehem

 

Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 7 – Thursday: 
Loss and Renewal – New City of Jerusalem

  •  Our tour begins with a drive to the Israel Museum. Here we will visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed.
  • We will proceed for a tour of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.
  • Continue to visit Mount Hertzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust.
  • In addition, we will drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. A chance to learn more about their unique lifestyle.
  • In the evening enjoy dinner followed by the spectacular “Sound & Light” show at the Tower of David Museum.


Highlights:

    • Israel Museum
    • Yad Vashem
    • Mea Shearim
    • Sound and Light show

 

Overnight in Jerusalem

 


Day 8 – Friday: The Dead Sea and Masada

 

  • Our journey continues through the Judean hills to the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
  • From here we continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D.
  • We will ascend Masada by cable car and explore the mountain fortress built by King Herod. Some notable sites include the remains of the walls, water cistern, and Herod’s Palace.
  • We will descend by cable car and continue to the Dead Sea, where we can float in the unsinkable water and bathe in the famous mineral-rich mud.


Highlights: 

  • Qumran Caves
  • Masada Fortress
  • The Dead Sea

 

Overnight in Jerusalem



Day 9 – Saturday: At Leisure in Jerusalem

  • Optional Morning: Return to the Old City and tour the Christian Quarter.
  • Suggested Afternoon: Visit Jerusalem’s First Station (on own).
  • Suggested Evening: Discover Jerusalem nightlife at Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall, the German Colony, the Russian Compound and beyond (on own).

 

Overnight in Jerusalem


 

Day 10 – Sunday:  Farewell from Israel

  • Following our last breakfast, depending on our departure we will enjoy the day at leisure before heading to the airport for our flight home.
  • Leave Israel with lifelong memories!

 

Shalom and thank you for joining us on our 10 days New Classic Israel Tour!

9 nights hotel accommodations

  • 2 nights – at Hotels in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights – at a kibbutz in the Galilee
  • 5 nights – at Hotels in Jerusalem
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

 

Guiding and transportation

  • A licensed English speaking guide
  • 6 days of touring
  • A luxurious motor-coach throughout
  • Entrances to all sites and parks, while touring
  • Optional Petra Tour

 

Transfers

  • Meet and assist at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Transfer from Ben Gurion Airport hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Transfer from hotel in Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport
 

Meals

  • Israeli style buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners at a kibbutz in the Galilee
  • Dinner in Jerusalem + Sound and Light Show
  • 1 lunch with swim/spa at the Dead Sea

Coronavirus (COVID-19):  An Update on Shalom Journeys Operations

Due to the public health situation and the associated directives issued by the US Government, CDC, WHO, and Israel’s Ministry of Health, we have postponed our 2020 trips until September 1, whereby tours are on a request only basis. These decisions are difficult, and as we continue to monitor the situation, we will update our availability accordingly. We thank you for sticking by and staying safe!

To get more information about this tour and future dates please do not hesitate to contact us:


 

Start Date
End Date
Availability
Reserve
September 4, 2020September 13, 2020On Request
October 16, 2020October 25, 2020On Request
October 23, 2020November 1, 2020On Request
October 30, 2020November 8, 2020On Request
November 6, 2020November 15, 2020On Request
November 13, 2020November 22, 2020On Request
November 20, 2020November 29, 2020On Request
November 27, 2020December 6, 2020On Request
December 4, 2020December 13, 2020On Request
December 11, 2020December 20, 2020On Request
December 18, 2020December 27, 2020On Request
December 25, 2020January 3, 2021On Request
January 1, 2021January 10, 2021On Request
January 8, 2021January 17, 2021On Request
January 15, 2021January 24, 2021On Request
January 22, 2021January 31, 2021On Request
January 29, 2021February 7, 2021On Request
February 5, 2021February 14, 2021On Request
February 12, 2021February 21, 2021On Request
February 19, 2021February 28, 2021On Request
February 26, 2021March 7, 2021On Request
New Classic Tour – Hotel Packages

All prices are based on a per-person basis for two people sharing one double room or one person staying in a single room. Triple rooms (3 people sharing) are also available.

CitiesPlan A – Deluxe +Plan B – DeluxePlan C – SuperiorPlan D – SuperiorPlan E – Moderate
Tel AvivDan Tel AvivCarlton Tel AvivRenaissanceDan PanoramaPrima City
GalileeKibbutz LaviKibbutz LaviKibbutz LaviKibbutz LaviKibbutz Lavi
JerusalemKing DavidInbalOrientDan PanoramaPrima Kings
 Per personPer personPer personPer personPer person
Room TypeDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingle
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P.O.R (price on request)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure

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Start Date
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September 4, 2020September 13, 2020On Request
October 16, 2020October 25, 2020On Request
October 23, 2020November 1, 2020On Request
October 30, 2020November 8, 2020On Request
November 6, 2020November 15, 2020On Request
November 13, 2020November 22, 2020On Request
November 20, 2020November 29, 2020On Request
November 27, 2020December 6, 2020On Request
December 4, 2020December 13, 2020On Request
December 11, 2020December 20, 2020On Request
December 18, 2020December 27, 2020On Request
December 25, 2020January 3, 2021On Request
January 1, 2021January 10, 2021On Request
January 8, 2021January 17, 2021On Request
January 15, 2021January 24, 2021On Request
January 22, 2021January 31, 2021On Request
January 29, 2021February 7, 2021On Request
February 5, 2021February 14, 2021On Request
February 12, 2021February 21, 2021On Request
February 19, 2021February 28, 2021On Request
February 26, 2021March 7, 2021On Request
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