Upon arrival in Israel, you will be met by a Ya'lla Tours USA representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
We’ll begin our first day with an interesting walking tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. We will start on Rothschild Blvd to see some of Tel Aviv's beautiful Bauhaus-style architecture. The area is known as the White City and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amongst the buildings is the newly renovated Independence Hall, commemorating the the founding of the state of Israel.
Continue to Neve Tzedek – Tel Aviv’s very first neighborhood.
The next stop will be Jaffa, the world’s oldest port city, for a view of the old city and its well-known artist colony.
We’ll end the day with free time at one of Tel Aviv’s busiest areas on Friday afternoons – the Nahalat Binyamin Crafts Fair and Carmel Outdoor Market - for great sounds and smells, and, of course, great shopping!
Return to your hotel for overnight.
Day at leisure in Tel Aviv.
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and drive south to Rehovot. Our first stop will be at the Weizmann Institute which played a key role in the development of the state. We will enjoy the new,
amazing presentation of high technology and see the mansion house of Haim Weizmann, the first president of Israel.
Continue to Caesarea, built over 2000 years ago by King Herod the Great, which served as a key Mediterranean port for centuries. Hear about Caesarea's role in
Jewish history, including its part in the Great Revolt of AD66, and interact with three-dimensional historical figures through cutting-edge technology.
Onwards to the Carmel Mountain range to visit Zichron Yaacov for a stroll through the historic streets of one of the earliest settlements from Israel’s first immigration period.
Then visit the Atlit Detainee Camp, telling the heroic story of the struggle of Jewish immigrants at the detention center established by the authorities of the
British Mandate in the 1930s.
Finally, we are on to Haifa - Israel's major port city, with a stop at the Louis Promenade for a great view of the Haifa Bay and the beautiful Baha'i Gardens.
Arrive at your hotel for overnight.
Check out after an Israeli breakfast in the hotel. Our journey will begin with a drive through the mountain ranges and valleys of the Galilee region.
We will continue to Rosh Pina, originally founded in 1878 by a group of ultra-orthodox Jews intending to become farmers, with the support of Baron Edmund de Rothschild. Rosh Pina is one of Israel’s oldest colonies but today boasts a small town known for great restaurants, cafés and art galleries.
Drive to Tzfat, where we will walk through ancient sections of the city and hear stories of the Kabbalists and their ancient synagogues. Our Tzfat tour will end with a visit to its famous artists’ colony.
In the afternoon, we will drive over to the beautiful Hula Valley, Israel’s first Nature Reserve. The HaHula Tourism Complex is located at the center of the Hula Valley and is considered to be one of the world's most important centers for bird watching and ornithology.
Continue to the kibbutz hotel for overnight.
This touring day will give you an opportunity to enjoy the north of Israel in a unique and exciting way. We will start our day by driving up to the Golan Heights to visit Mount Bental, a beautiful spot for a panoramic view of the Upper Galilee, the Golan Heights and Syria.
We will then continue on to Golan Magic, an entertaining 3-D multi-media adventure viewed on a 180-degree screen. After the film, walk through a giant model of the Golan Heights, the largest of its kind in the world, accompanied by special narration, sound and light effects.
Then we will finish the first half of the day with a visit to The Golan Olive Oil Mill and Visitor Center.
The rest of the day is free! We will be happy to provide you with a list of the options in the area and recommend the most suitable ones for your party.
Some options include: biking or hiking tour, rappelling, kayaks or even participating in a gourmet chocolate workshop. And so much more…
Return to your hotel for the rest of the day at your leisure, dinner and overnight.
Check out from the hotel and depart for our touring day. Our first stop will be the Tel Hai Museum. This memorial is dedicated to a dramatic battle in 1920 led by Joseph Trumpeldor, a hero known for his national loyalty.
Then we will descend to the shores of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) for a short visit to Tiberias, a city which was a significant spiritual center during the Mishna and Talmudic periods.
Then, we will visit the Naharayim Experience at Gesher. Nicknamed the "start-up" of last century, this unusual sound and light show is filled with models demonstrating the dam system, running water and a combination of sounds and colors. The demonstration shows how the desert transformed into a symbol of, and a vision for, Jewish immigration and industrial development in Israel.
Our day will continue with a drive to Jerusalem through the Jordan Valley’s stunning landscape. We will stop at Mt. Scopus upon arrival in Jerusalem for a magnificent view of the city and a brief explanation about the capital’s past and future.
Continue to the Jerusalem hotel for overnight.
After breakfast, we will start our tour through the Old City of Jerusalem. We’ll walk through one of this ancient walled city’s many gates to see the restored Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall (Ha Kotel), the colorful bazaars and the Cardo.
Then, we will walk to the City of David for a virtual reality movie about King David’s historical city, and a “wet” walking tour of the ancient water system connecting Warren’s Shaft to the Shiloah tunnels (Hezekiah’s Tunnel).
We will continue to the Archaeological Garden and the new Southern Wall excavations (Davidson Center) - the same steps once used by pilgrims entering the Holy Temple.
Thursday is the day many Bar Mitzvah celebrations take place at the Western Wall. During our walk, we will meet some of them and get to wish them a MAZAL TOV!
Visit the graves of Israel’s former prime ministers, and soldiers who died in battle, at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery.
We will then continue to the museum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, including the Valley of the Communities.
We will pass by the Knesset - Israel's Parliament building, as well as the famous Menorah and the new home of Israel's Supreme Court.
We will visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book with a display of Dead Sea Scrolls and visit the model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.
Then continue on for a neighborhood tour around the Mahane Yehuda Market to meet different local ethnic groups and taste some of their cultural foods.
Finally today, we'll drive to the Western Wall to participate in meaningful Kabbalat Shabbat services as the Jewish Sabbath descends over Jerusalem.
Return to your hotel for overnight
Day at leisure in Jerusalem
Drive south, starting with a visit to the infamous Masada, where we will ascend by cable car to see where Jewish defenders made their last stand against the Romans in AD 73.
After a short drive, we will arrive at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve for an easy hike through this natural desert oasis.
Continue to our hotel by the Dead Sea shore for free time at the hotel spa and floating on the salty waters.
Dinner at the hotel included.
Check out after breakfast and follow the “Peace Road” - a fascinating drive along part of the border between the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan. Along the way enjoy views of the cultivated fields of Idan, Hatzeva and Ein Yahav,
observation points that overlook the landscapes of the Arava streambed, the mountains of Edom and the reservoirs that irrigate the fields of the desert.
Continue to marvel at the immense, multi-colored rock formations with a tour of Timna Park, viewing the ancient copper mines and the spectacular King Solomon’s Pillars.
Drive on to Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city and port, where our day will end with a Desert Jeep Safari through the Eilat Mountains.
Free day in Eilat.
Optional tours available (including Petra);
prices on request.
Free day in Eilat.
Optional tour available: Petra (see above)
Transfer to Eilat airport for a domestic flight to Tel Aviv for overnight.
Arrive at your hotel for overnight.
You will be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight.