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7 Day Israel Signature

Israel, Middle East

from $2,800* per person 7 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Kensington Tours 12 people max
  • Airport, israel near tel aviv, israel
  • Active & Adventure trips
Our most extensive exploration of the "Holy Land". Israel is an exceptional country, with playing a pivotal role in thousands of years of civilization, and with a religious significance unparalleled anywhere else. Enjoy a private exploration of this fascinating land with your own private guide and vehicle. From Jerusalem's Old city, the Dead Sea, Masaada, Galilee, and Tel Aviv - this is an in-depth exploration from five star hotels. Many visitors experience overwhelming emotions when visiting the country - and having the privacy and flexibility of your own private guide can be priceless.

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Israel, Middle East

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    "Just wanted to thank you. We are back from Costa Rica and had a wonderful trip. Everything worked really well, on time and we had really good time. Also, I wanted to comment on your contacts in Costa Rica- they were very responsive, helped solve problems on the spot and it was very reassuring to have them there."

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    "For any single traveling woman - no fear! I, a single 61 year old female, traveled through Egypt & Jordan with absolutely no fear or concern for my safety. Not because I am brave but because there was no external cause for fear. The representatives who met me at the airports, the guides (especially Sam), and the drivers were all wonderful and very informative. The tour was first class and I would love to take another with Kinsington Tours and will recommend them to all my friends."

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1 Jerusalem

Jerusalem for Christians, Jews and Muslims, is one of the most revered cities on earth. Attractions range from religious emblems and relics of antiquity to modern items of interest. Religious tours are available from West Jerusalem and include Mount Zion and the Tomb of David. Other sites are the Tomb of Judges; Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust; and Mea Shearim (‘the hundred gates’). Visitors in East Jerusalem may follow the Way of the Cross, enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and see the Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock and the Jaffa and Damascus gates. The Israel Museum in Jerusalem houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and is worth visiting.

Transfer between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with private vehicle and driver.

Kensington Tours donates a portion of proceeds to our charitable initiative www.kensingtoncares.com which supports education-based initiatives in disadvantaged communities.

The Inbal Hotel is situated at the core of Jerusalem, with a supreme view of the Old City and the New City. The hotel offers an abundance of amenities and personalized service. With 257 redecorated rooms, and endless lounge space, the hotel appeals to those possessing a defined appetite for crisp and tasteful surroundings. The restaurants are commended for their stylized menus, including a scrumptious breakfast buffet to start the day off. Within walking distance is Emek Refaim, a long stretch of restaurants and cafes. Follow up the evening with a stroll, stopping off at Liberty Bell Park for some serenity or play time for the kids. Unwind under the sun near the luxurious swimming pool. Open year-round, it is heated for winter swimming and bordered by seating and chaise areas.

Overnight at Inbal Hotel.

Day 2 Jerusalem

This tour begins with visits to the Western Wall and it's last remnants of an ancient Temple.  Continuing onward, enjoy a visit to Temple Mount, which today holds the gold Dome of the Rock, followed by a stop at Al Aksa Mosque. Walk through the meandering streets towards the reconstructed Cardo shopping arcade of ancient times. You will then follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, for a short photo stop. Enjoy some shopping at the most atmospheric market of the Old city, offering  a variety handicrafts, clothes, foods, spices and local delicacies.  You will end your tour at David’s Citadel and Museum by the Jaffa Gate.

Overnight at Inbal Hotel.

Day 3 Jerusalem

This tour combines the earth’s lowest point, the Dead Sea, with one of the most famous sites in Jewish history, Massada. In the early morning hours, enjoy a sunrise climb up snake trail, or the same panoramic experience aboard a mountain cable car.  Perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Dead Sea is the ruins of the well-appointed fortress of Massada, which was built by King Herod, and was used as a refuge for a Jewish faction resisting Roman rule. Visit Qumran - best known as the settlement nearest to the hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the caves of the sheer desert cliffs. Finish at a Dead Sea spa with a float in the famous and buoyant Dead Sea, renowned for its mineral content and rich black mud.

Overnight at Inbal Hotel.

Day 4 Jerusalem

Take in stunning scenery and ancient religious sites around the Sea of Galilee. Visit ancient Churches and town such as Capernaum, the one-time home of Jesus. Visit ruins of the ancient synagogue, the still standing Church of St. Joseph and the site of the miracle of the Loaves and the Fish before arriving at Yardenit, the site where the lake empties into the Jordan River.

Overnight at Inbal Hotel.

Day 5 Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is an exciting city offering commerce, culture, nightlife and sandy beaches. The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra draws audiences from all over the world. The Museum of the Diaspora is internationally famous. The bustling Carmel Market is a popular place to visit. In 1950, Jaffa was united with Tel Aviv; situated a mile from the city, this is one of the oldest ports in the world. It has archaeological finds reaching back to the third century BC, a beach, lively nightlife in Old Jaffa and a flea market.

Tour the New City of Jerusalem where the cultural and political centre of Israel is located. Tour the Israel Museum with its renowned Shrine of the Book and the Model of ancient Jerusalem. Pass by the Knesset building, home of the Israel Parliament and tour Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. In the afternoon carry on to Bethlehem and visit sites such as the Milk Grotto and the birthplace of Christianity, the Church or the Nativity.

Lounging on the coast of the Mediterranean, the Dan Tel Aviv encompasses all things central yet reserved. Located within walking distance of lively bars, restaurants, and pubs, it allows the inquisitive traveler to scope out the city and later to find refuge on the promenade over a tranquil stroll. With 280 rooms and suites, this 7-storey building gently beckons the sea breeze into its rooms and lounging areas. The breakfast buffet is mouth-watering, with juicy fruits, vegetables, and pastries that meet your every fancy. The Gan Dan Patio Café seats guests in a refreshing atmosphere, to be served light snacks and dairy. Sunbathe on the giant deck above the beachfront, and take a dip to cool off from the Tel Aviv sun.

Overnight at Dan Tel Aviv Hotel.

Day 6 Tel Aviv

This tour takes you on a drive north along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea for a visit to the ancient city of Caesarea, where the multimedia show explains about the Roman amphitheatre and ruins. Enjoy the promenade of Caesarea. Continue north to Haifa, and visit the Baha'i Gardens. Further north is Akko, the ancient port city, famous for Napoleon's visit. Explore the Knights Museum, Okashi Museum and the Templers Caves. Return to your Tel Aviv hotel late afternoon.

Overnight at Dan Tel Aviv Hotel.

Day 7 Tel Aviv

Airport meet and assist/transfer with private vehicle and driver.

Depart from Tel Aviv international airport - end of itinerary.

Overnight at Depart.

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