Israel Tour: 4 – 14 Feb 2016
If the pollution has got you down and all you do is scowl and frown,
Then think of places sunny, think of the land of Milk and Honey,
Let me take you by the hand and show you my home, my land,
Israel the land of the Jews, yes the one that’s often in the News,
A country where skies are blue and tap water is fresh and true,
Thousands of years of history to help you unravel the mystery,
Look you left or look you right in all directions a historical site,
From Feb Four to Fourteen sights you’ll see to make you beam,
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Thank you for your interest in our Chinese New Year Israel Tour.
There is already a lot of interest in this trip so please hurry to register and pay the deposit.
Our itinerary is:
Feb 4: Depart China 22:00 for Tel – Aviv, Israel
Feb 5: Tel – Aviv
Upon arrival we’ll get to our hotel in Tel Aviv for early check inn.
We will then visit the first Hebrew city of the modern age!
The group will visit the various historical and modern sites that influenced the establishment and the spirit of Israel; Neve Tzedek, the White City, Rabin Square, and Nachalat Binyamin.
The group will be able to visit Jaffa, one of the oldest ports in the world.
Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv.
Feb 6: The Israeli coast line and Mt Carmel
The group will leave Tel-Aviv in the morning, heading north along the coast line. Our first stop will be at the Roman city of Caesarea – one of the most spectacular remains from King Herod. Around lunch time the group will visit Zichron Yaakov, one of the first Jewish settlements in Israel (It was established at the end of the 18th century). In the mid afternoon, we’ll visit the Baha’i temple garden and Stella Maris Monastery of the Carmelites in Haifa.
Dinner will be served at the Druze Village of Isfiya in a local family restaurant.
Overnight in Haifa.
Feb 7: Western Galilee
On this day we will explore the Northern Mediterranean coast of Israel. Our first stop will be at Rosh Hanikra, where the white chalk stone meets the sea to create an impressive cave structure. Early afternoon – Acre (Akko) – with magnificent Crusader and Ottoman buildings. We will walk through the old city and market.
Feb 8: Golan Heights & Hula valley
After breakfast we will visit the Hula Valley, Israel’s National Nature Preserve, which is one of the most amazing locations in the world to observe wild birds.
Around noon time we’ll be climbing Mt. Ben Tal – one of the volcanic summits of the Golan Heights. From there we’ll be able to observe the wild landscape of the Golan Heights and also visit one of many wineries in the area. Later, we will have a short hike near the ancient city of Banyas.
Overnight in the Galilee.
Feb 9: Lower Galilee
On this day we’ll visit the Sea of Galilee sites Capernaum, visit Tabgha, Church of Multiplication, Mount of the Beatitudes and and the Jordan River. At noon, we’ll visit Kafar Kanna, the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth and Nazareth market.
Overnight stay in the Galilee.
Feb 10: Judea and the Dead Sea
Picture courtesy of Itamar Grinberg.
On this day we we’ll visit Qumran caves (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found) and Ein Gedi last 10 candidate of new world wonders nature reservation for a short hike. Later on the group will take a swim in the Dead Sea.
Overnight in Ein Gedi.
Feb 11: Masada Jerusalem old city
In this day, we start with Masada. We We’ll go down from the Masada using the Roman ramp. In the afternoon we’ll enjoy camel rides and a Bedouin traditional lunch in Kfar Hanokdim.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Feb 12: Jerusalem
In the morning we’ll visit Mahne Yehuda market and the new city of Jerusalem.
Today we’ll visit the pool of Siloam, We’ll also see the Tomb of King David, Last Supper room and Dormizion church. There will be an evening tour in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem including The Roman Cardo, the Madaba map, The Western Wall and the Kotel Tunnels.
Feb 13: Jerusalem – Flight back home
We start our day with the archeological digs of the city of King David, followed by a visit to Vashem Holocaust Museum.
In the afternoon the group will arrive to Tel Aviv/Jaffa for relaxation and a farewell dinner in Jaffa and then transfer to the Airport.
And then, we’ll head back home full of unforgettable memories.
Feb 14: Arrive back in Beijing
This trip costs 22,880RMB
- 8 nights in 3 – 4 Star hotels according the programme
- Meet & Assist upon arrival in the airport.
- Buffet breakfast (daily)
- Buffet dinner (daily)
- 9 Lunches
- Visa to Israel
- Deluxe motor coaches
- Israeli qualified local tourist guide – English speaker.
- Entrance fees to all locations indicated above in the programme
- Other things that not mentioned in the programme
- Changes in itinerary as a result of the airlines changes in flight.
- Tips to the driver and local guide.
- Schedules are subject to change depending on local conditions (for example weather) whilst touring.
- Final price dependant on USD – RMB exchange rate and final flight prices
To secure place on this trip a non-refundable 2,000RMB deposit is required.
The deposit will only be refunded if the trip is cancelled.