Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, The Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, Nazareth, Saint-Jean d'Acre,... Those are names you've heard and read about numerous times, with our Historical Delight itinerary you'll get to see them for yourself. This trip is ideal for first-timers in Israel that want to have a taste of everything the Holy Land has to offer.
Day 1 - Arrival ❘ Jerusalem
Upon landing at Ben Gurion Airport you will be taken by our VIP airport service through passport control, luggage pick-up and escorted to your private transfer to Jerusalem. Upon arrival check in at the luxurious Mamilla Hotel and relax from your long flight at the indoor swimming pool of the hotel.
Day 2 - Jerusalem
Following an authentic and delicious Israeli breakfast, your private guide will take you on a travel in time in the Old City of Jerusalem. You’ll wander through the bustling Arab Market and visit Christian and Judaic spiritual landmarks such as: the Tower of David, King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Via Dolorosa, the Roman Cardo and, of course, the sacred Western Wall. You’ll also get a unique behind the scenes underground tour of the Western Wall Tunnels.
Day 3 - Jerusalem
On your second day in Jerusalem, discover the newer part of the city. We’ll first head to the Israel Museum, where you’ll get a peek at the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, a model of the second Temple, archeological finds and exciting modern art. At noon, we’ll take you on a culinary tour of the exciting Machne Yehuda Market. You’ll get a taste of the most interesting spices and local delicacies. In the afternoon continue to Yad Vashem Museum, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
Day 4 - Nazareth ❘ Tiberias
We’ll leave Jerusalem and head north, in the footsteps of Jesus, from birth till revelation. In Nazareth, you will visit the mythical Basilica of Annunciation, established over the site where tradition holds to be the house of Virgin Mary, and where angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced that she would conceive and bear the Son of God. We'll take you around the old city and the White Mosque, a true symbol of interfaith peace (on Christian holidays, they send a delegation to represent it in the holiday events and the Imam is mentioning those holidays during the Friday sermon).
Day 5 - Golan Heights
Today is a special day. Your guide will pick you up in the morning and take you to the north-eastern tip of Israel for a fascinating Jeep safari of the Golan. You will get to learn all the geopolitical secrets of this region that was won over by Israel during the Six Days War - including the story of the famous spy Eli Cohen. You'll get to the see relics of the war, ancient volcano landscapes and, from a distance, the sadly famous city of Quneitra in Syria.
Day 6 - Akko ❘ Caesarea ❘ Tel Aviv
After breakfast, we will start driving towards the coastline. First stop will be the old picturesque city of Acco. You’ll be blown away by the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt. Enjoy a delicious fish lunch at the famous Uri Buri restaurant. Continue to Haifa, Israel's third largest city, where you'll get a scenic view of the city, the port, and the magnificent Bahai Gardens and Shrine – also a world heritage site, which is home to the Baha’i faith. Next stop will be Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port. Enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. Arrive in sunny Tel Aviv by the end of the afternoon. Check in at The Jaffa hotel, a stylish and luxurious property located near the Mediterranean Sea and the historic port of Jaffa.
Day 7 - Tel Aviv
We’ll give you a proper introduction to the secrets of the White City: the iconic Rothschild Boulevard, the famous Bauhaus architecture, the lovely Neve Tzedek and the historical Old City of Jaffa. In Jaffa you will get an insight in the singular world of artist and curator, Ilana Goor. One of her assistants will take through her museum featuring her own works of art alongside unique pieces from all over the world. In the evening you'll be the master of your own culinary symphony: a cooking workshop by a local chef awaits!
Day 8 - Dead Sea ❘ Tel Aviv
Through the Negev desert head south to the ancient fortress of Masada, built in 30 BC by King Herod. You’ll soak in the view over the biblical Moab Mountains and discover the history of one of the greatest Jewish symbols of pride. At noon enjoy lunch at the Herods Hotel before you’ll get to cover yourself in the world-famous mud and float in the mineral-rich water of the Dead Sea at the private beach of the hotel. Return to Tel Aviv by the end of the afternoon for some excellent dining.
Day 9 - Tel Aviv
Today we'll explore the city a bit further: we'll start our day in Florentin, Tel Aviv's very own Soho. You'll get to enjoy the charming Levinsky market, the lead back atmosphere and foremost the neighborhood's inspiring graffiti. Around lunchtime we'll head to the lovely Sarona, a restored German Templar’s Colony, featuring boutique stores and a covered high end food market. In the afternoon head to the nearby Tel Aviv Museum of Art: the permanent collection of Israeli and international artists and the building itself are for sure worth the detour.
Day 10 - Departure
When the time comes to say goodbye, our private driver will pick you up and take you to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home or to further adventures.
Tours & activities
Walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem
Visit of the Western Wall Tunnels
Walking tour of the New City of Jerusalem
Tour of the Biblical Galilee
Golan Jeep Safari
Wine tour of the Golan Heights and Galilee
Tour of the Northern Coastline
2-day private tour of Tel Aviv
Day-trip to Masada and the Dead Sea
Exclusive cooking workshop with an Israeli chef
Deluxe Sea View