Masada and the Dead Sea - the lowest place on earth
Visit the mountain fortress Masada, built by King Herod. Hear the story of the Zealots, who in the first century made their heroic last stand against the Roman Empire. Here you will see the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, and Roman baths. Bathe in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, replete with its therapeutic minerals.
Ancient and Modern Jerusalem of Gold
This day includes the most exciting sights of Jerusalem: the Mount of Olives with its panoramic view, Jaffa Gate and the Jewish Quarter, the Old City and the Cardo, the Arab market, and culminates with the Western Wall and Tunnels. In the modern-day Jerusalem visit the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and Yad Vashem, the Memorial to the Holocaust victims.
Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem
Begin with a magnificent overview of Jerusalem and the Judean Desert from Mount Scopus, near the Hebrew University campus. Proceed to the Old City via the Zion Gate, as did the Israeli Paratroopers during the Six Day War. Visit the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion; Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road. View the remains of the Broad Wall, from the First Temple period. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the Four Sephardic Synagogues from the Sixteenth Century, restored after the Six-Day War. Visit the Davidson Center and tour the Southern Wall Excavations; Continue to Meah Shearim, one of the first neighborhoods built outside the walls of the Old City, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive to the national military cemetery, Mount Herzl, where many of Israel’s founders and soldiers are buried; pay your respects at Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust.
Pearls of the Western Galilee
Located on the coastal road is Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port, with its life-like holograms depicting many of Israel’s historic figures; tour Caesarea’s archaeological ruins and excavations. Next is Haifa and a scenic view of the city and the port from the breathtaking and beautiful Bahai gardens. In Acco, visit the Crusader and Turkish underground city, preserved beneath the streets of today’s modern city. North of Nahariya are the dramatic limestone grottos of Rosh Hanikra. You will never forget the sight and sounds of the crashing waves in this very unique place.
Tel Aviv City: Business and Entertainment Center of Israel
Visit the Diaspora museum; Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Stop at Rabin’s Square, place of assassination of prime minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artists’ quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with its musicians, handmade jewelry and artifacts. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street specially known with the unique shops, cafe life and youthful ambiance.