Leisure Tour Premium 8 Days / 7 Nights

 

Leisure Tour Premium

Day 1

Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. One of the representatives of Levona Travel escorts us and introduces our driver. We head to the hotel to enjoy refreshments (depending on arrival time) and rest.

Day 2

We have breakfast at the hotel and we make a short visit to the city of Jaffa. We follow the Mediterranean coast to the ancient city of Caesarea, which was the capital of Judea and under Roman domination. Herod the Great ordered its construction in honor of Emperor Augustus Caesar. We visit Herod’s Palace and the Hippodrome. We also pass by the Crusader fortress and see the ancient aqueduct. We continue our way to Haifa and view the beautiful Ba’hai gardens.  We continue our way to visit Rosh Hanikra with its beautiful grottos designed by marine erosion. We end at the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 3

We have breakfast at the hotel, then we take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and we disembark in Capernaum. We continue our way to the Mount of Beatitudes and get a glimpse of the Golan Heights. We pass through Qazrin, the capital of the Golan Heights, and from there we will see the process of pressing of olive oil; if time allows, we will visit one of the renowned vineyards of Yarden. Then we visit the hot springs of Hamat Hagader and return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 4

We have breakfast at the hotel. We begin our journey through the Jordan Valley and enter the desert. We visit the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, and we continued to the grave of the latter. On the way to the Dead Sea we pass by Qasr Al-Yahud where John the Baptist baptized Jesus and where the Hebrew people crossed to enter the Promised Land. We stop to visit the Qumran caves, where parchments known as the “Dead Sea Scrolls” were found. We continue to the Dead Sea and float in its mineral-rich waters to take full advantage of its therapeutic benefits. In the afternoon we arrive at a Bedouin village and enjoy their hospitality: homemade pita and coffee, drums, and other things. We dine and sleep at the Bedouin Camp in a large tent shared by the group.

Day 5

We have Israeli breakfast. In the morning we can have a camel ride and then depart to Arad to visit Me’arat HaNetifim, the Caves of Stalactites, near Beit Shemesh. In the afternoon we continue to Jerusalem. We head to hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 6

We have breakfast at the hotel. We head to the Mount of Olives and then to the Garden of Gethsemane. We visit Mount Zion and continue to the room of the Last Supper or Cenacle and the tomb of King David. We follow to the Zion Gate and enter the Old City. We pass the Cardo, and in view the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. We arrive at the Western Wall, we then walk along the bazaar of the Arab Quarter, to arrive in the Christian Quarter to the Via Dolorosa and follow some of the stations to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We leave the Old City and go to the Time Elevator in Jerusalem, an amazing multimedia adventure that travels through the 3,000 years of the city. We conclude the tour at the Sherover Haas Passage with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from the south. We return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 7

We have breakfast at the hotel. We visit Bethlehem, where the Church and the Grotto of the Nativity are located. In the afternoon, we visit the Menorah and the Knesset (Parliament). Later we enjoy an incredible ride on Segways by Armon Hanatziv, with the most beautiful views of the Old City, including Mount Zion, the city walls, domes and towers, the Temple Mount, the Kidron Valley, City of David and the Mount of Olives. We return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 8

Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for our return flight.

 

We also offer the following Extension Tours:

Extension Tour to Egypt

Extension Tour to Jordan