Israel Within


Discover the land of Israel full of history, coastlines, ancient ruins, sacred landmarks and outstanding scenery.
Visit the ancient city of Jerusalem and get taken back in time. Float on the Dead Sea-the lowest point on earth, discover bustling Tel Aviv, and enjoy the serenity of Galilee. Truly a memorable destination!


o Meeting & assistance upon arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport by Amiel representative
o Return airport transfers
o Porterage at hotels, as of second touring day
o 8 Overnights:
2 overnights at Tal by the Beach Hotel Tel Aviv 4* or similar
2 overnights at Colony at Haifa 4* or similar
4 overnights at Leonardo Boutique Hotel 4* Jerusalem or similar
o 7 full days sightseeing as per your program attached with English speaking licensed tour guide
o Luxury air-conditioned coach
o 15 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
o Entrance fees are included per program (or similar – adjusted to Covid-19 regulations)
o Amiel’s Kit (Bag, hat and map)

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You will arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport. Our representative at destination will assist you through baggage claim and customs.Transfer to your hotel and enjoy dinner.
Accommodation: Tal by the Beach Hotel 4* or similar in Tel Aviv

Today is a free day to enjoy Tel Aviv’s beaches, or join your guide for a walking tour of “The City That Never Sleeps’’. Start the day with a visit to the ancient port city of Jaffa (Yafo), just south of Tel Aviv, for a beautiful panoramic view of Tel Aviv which was the first Jewish city of the modern era, established in 1909. Pass by the charming Jaffa Flea Market and proceed to Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv’s hip neighborhood where the intellectual elite lived during Israel’s early days. Walk along Rothschild Boulevard, the beating heart of Tel Aviv, and home to “The White City”, a collection of Tel Aviv’s most prominent Bauhaus (International Style) buildings, built during the 1930’s and the 1940’s; this functional architecture not only created well designed objects, but also a cohesive urban landscape unparalleled throughout the world, and thus, recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 3 Friday
After breakfast, we leave Tel Aviv and head north. Take in the ancient city of Caesarea built by Herod the Great and once the administrative center of the Roman Empire for the Province of Judaea. The city and its archeological wonders are a testament to its significance throughout the ages. The ancient port, the Roman hippodrome and amphitheater and impressive palace are among the many historical treasures in this fascinating ancient city.
The Kibbutz Experience – past and present – visit Ein Shemer
Continue with a tour of innovation at Kibbutz Magal – visit the Netafim greenhouse innovation center, a pioneering enterprise in the field of drip irrigation technology. (13:45- 14:45) Zichron Yaakov is our next stop, where we stroll through the charming and picturesque town. Dinner in a local restaurant near the hotel.
*The Colony Hotel is located in the German Colony of Haifa. Just a few steps
away from The Bahai Gardens. Take a short walk to enjoy this magnificent view, especially at night when it is all lit up. It is a memorable moment that will last a lifetime
Accommodation: Colony Hotel, Haifa or similar

Cobblestones & Vineyards The Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights
Drive to the city of Katzrin, the “Capital of the Golan Heights”. Walk through a Talmudic village and get a sense of what it was like to live in the times of ancient Israel. (9:30-10:30) Continue to the mystical city of Tzfat, the birthplace of the ancient Jewish mystical text, the Kabbalah. Stroll through the narrow, winding alleys. Peek inside some of the beautiful synagogues. Browse through workshops and galleries in the flourishing artists’ quarter. (11:20-12:30) Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at local Winery, a familyowned boutique winery in the Galilee. (12:45-13:45) Drive to the Sea of Galilee and take a boat ride on the calm waters. (15:30 16:15)
Accommodation: Colony Hotel, Haifa or similar

Faiths & Cultures
Bahai Gardens , Akko, Druze Village & Jerusalem
Visit the amazing Bahai Gardens in Haifa , comprising a staircase of 19 terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. At its heart stands the golden-domed Shrine of the Bab, which is the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Baha’i Faith. Explore the ancient crusader port city of Akko, the fascinating UNESCO heritage site, with new excavations revealing what life was like 1000 years ago. Visit the Crusader Halls and follow the underground tunnels. See the port and fortifications that enabled the inhabitants of the town to resist invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte. Spend time walking through the Arab Bazaar , reliving a Middle Eastern shopping experience. Time permitting – Drive to the
Druze village of Dalyet El Carmel , at the top of Mount Carmel. The Druze are Arabspeaking citizens of Israel. Drive to Jerusalem and check in at the hotel. In the evening, experience a special Lifetime” “Shabbat of a with hospitality in the home of a local Jewish family. Enjoy a traditional meal as you hear about and observe the customs of the Jewish Shabbat.
Accommodation: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem or similar

Masada, the Dead Sea & Jerusalem
Setting off east from Jerusalem towards the Dead Sea , 1388 feet (423m) below sea level. Visit the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada – the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans in 73 CE overlooking the Dead Sea. Ascending by cable car to the ancient fortress, we shall explore the site, with its synagogue and bathhouse. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the Dead Sea shore. Cake yourself in mineral-rich mud and float in the buoyant waters. Lunch is included. Drive to a lookout point for a view of Wadi Qelt and the cliff-hanging Monastery of St. George; founded in the 5th Century and still active and inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks. Return to Jerusalem. In the evening, enjoy the Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David – a creative depiction of the history of the city of Jerusalem projected onto the ancient stones (weather permitting – 19:00 to 20:30 up to availability). Dinner on your own.
Accommodation: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem or similar

The Old City of Jerusalem
Start the day with an overview from the Mt. of Olives. Our exploration of the Old City of Jerusalem begins at the City of David with its fascinating tunnels. See the exciting excavations revealing Jerusalem during the time of the 1st Temple period. (9:30) Walk through the Old City and visit some of its famous sites, including the Western Wall and the Cardo,an ancient commercial street where you can still shop today. Walk through the Arab Bazaar and experience traditional Middle Eastern life, with its rich colors, flavors, and smells. Take a rooftop tour of the Old City neighborhoods, for a behind-the-scenes look at the various communities living alongside each other in this ancient walled city. Walk along part of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to traditions dating back to at least the 4th century, the church is the home of the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, known as “Calvary” or “Golgotha”; and Jesus’s empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. Dinner on your own
Accommodation: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem or similar

Honoring History
Jerusalem New City and Bethlehem
Visit Yad Vashem, considered to be the world’s primary Holocaust memorial and museum. Take a tour of the new Holocaust History Museum, which occupies over 4,200 square meters, mainly underground. Visit the moving exhibit at the Children’s Pavilion, commemorating the death of over 1.5 million Jewish children in the Holocaust. From the Yad Vashem, we will move on to the Israel Museum. There we will see the Dead Scrolls exhibition, and view the famous Model of Jerusalem, depicting the city as it was in the 2nd Temple period. Optional – visit to Bethlehem. See the Church of the Nativity and the remains of ancient Bethlehem (beneath the Greek Monastery), from the times of Christ, (around lunch time 14:00) OR Leisure time at Mamilla Mall or Ben Yehuda Street. Meet up again for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (18:00/18:30)
Accommodation: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem or similar

Shalom & L’Hitra’ot
Free day & Departure. Transfer to the airport and depart on your flight back home.
Leave Israel with everlasting memories!

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