Israel Discovery - Small Group, Winter 2021 2022

11/27/2020 through 03/06/2022
11/27/2020 through 03/17/2022
Insight Vacations

Israel Discovery – Small Group, Winter 2021 2022
Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, as you journey from birthplace to his Crucifixion site of Jerusalem. The is a journey that brings Biblical stories to life, taking you to some of the world’s most sacred Jewish and Islamic sites, accompanied by your knowledgeable Local Expert.


Authentic Dining

  • Golan Heights: Visit a family-run winery and regale in a tasting of the local produce.
  • Tel Aviv: Enjoy a Welcome Drink and mingle with your fellow travel companions to begin your journey.
  • Tel Aviv: Savor a falafel lunch at the local market.
  • Tiberias: Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
  • Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your travels with a lively Celebration Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfast (B), 1 Dinner (D), 2 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Insight Choice

  • Galilee: Choose between a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret or alternatively, meet one of the archaeologists who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
  • Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists’ quarter and see the famous clock tower and old harbour.
  • Caesarea: With your Local Expert, explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
  • Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Dead Sea: Alongside your Local Expert, ascend to the ancient fortress of Masada by cable car where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod’s armies, before sacrificing themselves.
  • Jerusalem: At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.


Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight’s luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom
  • Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • 7 night Nile cruise aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, on either MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Boheme or similar
  • Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts
  • Included economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Luxor/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotels
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Tel Aviv
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Day 2 Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv
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Day 3 Caesarea to Galilee
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Day 4 Golan Heights
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Day 5 To the Dead Sea
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Day 6 Masada and the Holy City of Jerusalem
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Day 7 Exploring Jerusalem
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Day 8 Optional Bethlehem Experience
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Day 9 Depart Jerusalem
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