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Jerusalem, Israel

Discover Israel with a private guide

8-day tailor-made journey from £3,395 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

A private-guided introduction to Israel’s natural and historic wonders

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Highlights

  • Explore the Holy Land sites of Jerusalem’s Old City
  • Visit the acclaimed Israel Museum, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Head to the desert to explore the ruins of Masada
  • Take a dip in the Dead Sea
  • Explore the sites of Tel Aviv, from bustling markets to hipster neighbourhoods

In Brief

  • 4 Nights Jerusalem
  • 3 Nights Tel Aviv

About

Recommended for:
April holidays | Beach | Desert | History & culture

Spend a memorable week in the company of an expert guide, who’ll help showcase the very best of Israel’s history, culture and natural world. It all begins in Jerusalem, where a pair of included tours will introduce you to the wonders of the old and new cities, taking in everything from the Western Wall to the Israel Museum, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls. You’ll then journey south to explore the spectacular Masada ruins and take a dip in the Dead Sea before rounding off with a stay in Tel Aviv, where you’ll be treated to hummus lunches, Ethiopian coffee ceremonies and tours of the capital’s bohemian neighbourhoods.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Jerusalem

Start your holiday in style with included airport lounge access before your flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival, a private transfer will see you to your chosen hotel, where you’ll have the rest of the day to relax or explore at your own pace.

Stay: Arthur Hotel (Superior) or Mamilla Hotel (Deluxe)

Day 2
Jerusalem Old City walking tour

A full tour of the Old City of Jerusalem will introduce you to this place of intense sanctity to Jews, Christians and Muslims, where holy sites tumble over each other. Your expert guide will unpeel layers of history and provide an overview of what Jerusalem means to the three monotheistic religions. Amongst other sites, you’ll visit those most holy to these three faiths – the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Kotel (Western Wall of the Second Temple), and the Dome of the Rock, which you’ll either visit or view depending on the day of your visit.

Stay: Arthur Hotel (Superior) or Mamilla Hotel (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Jerusalem New City by vehicle

No visit to Jerusalem would be complete without delving into the treasures of the New City. In the company of your expert guide, you’ll visit the internationally acclaimed Israel Museum, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls (the Shrine of the Book), and the celebrated model of Second Temple of Jerusalem. Time permitting, you’ll also visit the nearby Knesset building of the Israeli parliament and gain some insight into Israel's parliamentary democracy. Yad Vashem, Israel’s monument to the Holocaust, is weighty and important and well deserving of a visit before you head to Mahane Yehuda market to enjoy an included lunch amid the colourful bustle.

Stay: Arthur Hotel (Superior) or Mamilla Hotel (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 4
Masada National Park & Dead Sea

Arguably Israel’s most dramatic site, Masada’s mountaintop ruins, set against the extraordinary backdrop of the Judean desert, are a spectacular stage for the retelling of a heroic and ancient tale, now engrained in national mythology. With your expert guide as storyteller, you’ll hear about the lives of the final Jewish resisters to Roman rule, relive their struggle against the mighty Roman army, and wonder at their heroic end. Masada is a totally unique site, well deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage status. You’ll then continue on to the shores of the Dead Sea for a dip in the mineral-rich waters. Just remember to bring your flip-flops and pack the cheap bathing suit – the saltwater’s known to play havoc with any material! End the day amid the desert oasis of Ein Gedi, where you’ll have more chances to swimming and to spot desert wildlife, including hyraxes, ibexes and an abundance of birds.

Stay: Arthur Hotel (Superior) or Mamilla Hotel (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 5
Jaffa & Tel Aviv

Join your guide for a private transfer to Tel Aviv, pausing to explore ancient Jaffa, replete with history from the Biblical, ancient Egyptian, Roman and Ottoman eras. You’ll then head on to Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv’s prettiest and oldest neighbourhood, where you’ll hear about how the city grew out of the region’s barren sand dunes. Continuing into central Tel Aviv, you’ll visit Rothschild Boulevard, take in the grand exterior of Independence Hall and see the World Heritage-listed Bauhaus buildings of White City. It’s then on for a hummus lunch in the hipster neighbourhood of Florentine, followed by ice cream from one of Tel Aviv’s famous ice cream bars and coffee at a small Ethiopian heritage centre, where you’ll hear remarkable stories of how this community was rescued from war and famine, and brought to Israel through the audacious plans of the local government.

Stay: Lily & Bloom (Superior) or The Norman (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Days 6-7
Tel Aviv at leisure

Enjoy two days at leisure, exploring Tel Aviv at your own pace. Perhaps spend some time relaxing in one of the city’s superb beaches, further explore the city’s wonderfully eclectic dining scene or even sample its world-leading nightlife, showcased in everything from swanky lounge bars to bustling rooftop bars.

Stay: Lily & Bloom (Superior) or The Norman (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 8
Depart for UK

After a final breakfast at your hotel, take a private transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

8-day tailor-made journey from £3,395 pp incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £3,395 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,190 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK to Tel Aviv
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in superior boutique hotels with daily breakfast
  • All transfers, excursions, experiences, entrance fees and meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • use of an airport lounge in the UK prior to departure (subject to airport and terminal)


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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