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This is Israel -- The Highlights Tour

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SIGNATURE PRIVATE TOUR SERIES:

This is Israel — The Highlights Tour

The perfect bucket-list experience for parties of 2 – 10 travelers. Tour Israel for 10 days/9 nights in the finest luxury accommodations. Suitable for travelers age 10 and up. Ideal for couples, families, and friends.

Pace: Comfortable
Activity Level: Moderate (walking)

Fully private tour
Luxury accommodations
Hassle-free planning
Travel when you want
Lots of options and extras
Trip extensions available
Choose your own Theme Day

Travel with friends or during off-peak travel seasons for amazing savings!

This is Israel — The Highlights Tour

The Highlights Tour brings you all of Israel’s heavy hitters in one amazing journey. From the glitter of modern Tel Aviv to the ancient splendor of Jerusalem and all the incredible places in between, you’ll be amazed at how much you can do and see while still maintaining a comfortable pace.

Stage One: Welcome to Israel!

Your journey begins in Tel Aviv, the economic and technological capital of Israel, with an exploration of contemporary Israeli society and culture, warm and welcoming vibe, and beachfront lifestyle.

Stage Two: Heading North

Make your way up the scenic Mediterranean Coastal Plain and into the lush Galilee Region and explore ancient settlements, historical and cultural landmarks, and stunning natural phenomena.

Stage Three: The Holy City

Continue through time and tradition to the ancient stone alleyways of the Old City and the historical and religious landmarks hidden within. You’ll also get a taste of modern Jerusalem, head down to the Dead Sea region for a day, and choose the Theme Day that’s perfect for you.

The Highlights Tour: Itinerary

Ten days, nine nights, and the very best of Israel at a comfortable pace.
Hotels listed, or similar luxury properties.

 

DAY 1
ARRIVAL DAY


VIP arrival
Transfer to your hotel
Relax at the hotel
Dinner & evening at leisure

Royal Beach TLV Hotel

 

DAY 2
TEL AVIV – JAFFA


Peres Ctr for Peace
Levinsky Market
Lunch included
Palmach Museum
Dinner at leisure

Royal Beach TLV Hotel

 

DAY 3
COASTAL PLAIN

Caesarea Nat’l Park
Old Acre (Akko)
Lunch on own
Rosh HaNikra
Dinner included

Mitzpe HaYamim Hotel

 

DAY 4
GOLAN 
& GALILEE

Banias Nature Reserve
Lunch on own
Jeep Tour
Winery Visit
Dinner included

Mitzpe HaYamim Hotel

 

DAY 5
JORDAN VALLEY

Beit She’an
Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu
Lunch included
Camel Excursion
Dinner at leisure

Orient Hotel JLM

 

DAY 6
JERUSALEM OLD CITY

Muslim Quarter
Christian Quarter
Lunch on own
Armenian Quarter
Jewish Quarter
Dinner at leisure

Orient Hotel JLM

 

DAY 7
JUDEAN DESERT 

The fortress at Masada
Dead Sea experience
Lunch included
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
Dinner at leisure

Orient Hotel JLM

 

DAY 8
JERUSALEM

City of David
Hezekiah’s Tunnel
Yad Vashem
Lunch on own
Israel Museum
Dinner at leisure

Orient Hotel JLM

 

 

DAY 9
LEISURE DAY

Enjoy a day on your own in Jerusalem or choose from one of the free theme days below.

Dinner at leisure

Orient Hotel JLM

 

DAY 10
DEPARTURE DAY

Spend your last morning exploring on your own, relaxing at the hotel, or shopping for souvenirs.
Transfer to Airport

Have a safe flight!

Choose a free Theme Day for your day at leisure

 

Culinary and Wine

Artisan Goat Cheese Farm
Domaine du Castel Winery
Lunch on your own
Machne Yehuda Market Culinary Experience
Dinner is included

Orient Hotel JLM

 

Israel Defense Forces

Latrun Armored Corps Memorial
Burma Road Jeep Tour
Lunch on your own
Ammunition Hill
Dinner on your own

Orient Hotel JLM

 

The Modern State

Mt. Herzl Nat’l Cemetery
Theodor Herzl Museum
Lunch on your own
Knesset & Supreme Court
M. Begin Heritage Center
Dinner on your own

Orient Hotel JLM

Upgrade your Free Day and make it one to remember

Take your leisure day up a notch with one of these incredible upgraded Theme Days:

 

 

Wine for Aficionados

This full-day tour of some of the Jerusalem area’s finest wineries will satisfy every oenophile’s thirst. Explore the history of wine-making in the region, learn about the fascinating technologies that enable the production of top-quality wines in harsh climates, and enjoy a taste of some of the best wines being sold anywhere in the world today.

 

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Warrior Adventure

Engage your fighting spirit with a full-day military experience with some of the IDF’s best former counter-terrorism experts. Train in Krav Maga hand-to-hand combat, practice counter-terrorism maneuvers, compete in shooting exercises, and more. See if you have what it takes to join the elite the combat forces of the IDF.

 

Dates & Prices

 

Mitzpe Ramon

Enjoy a private helicopter flight to Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev Desert for an incredible day in and around the Ramon Crater, one of Israel’s most amazing natural attractions. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery, tour the crater and desert surroundings by Jeep, and even rappel down into the crater before returning to Jerusalem by helicopter.

 

Dates & Prices

 

Petra, Jordan

Fly down to Eilat in a private helicopter and cross the border into Jordan for a tour of Petra, one of UNESCO’s amazing World Heritage Sites. Enjoy an expertly guided private tour of the stunning Rose Red City and its famous landmarks: the Treasury, the Siq, and more. Cross Petra off your bucket list, then fly back to Jerusalem.

 

Dates & Prices

Finishing Touches and Half-Day Extras
to make your Signature Tour singularly yours

 

Room Upgrades:

Upgraded rooms — $800 per guest in a double room.


Upgrade to suites — $2250 per guest in a double room.

 

Flexible travel days:

If you don’t want to arrive on a Sunday, you can shift your tour dates to start on a different day.


Cost: $500 total.

 

Helicopter ride:

Take off on an amazing once-in-a-lifetime private helicopter flight on your leisure day.

Half-day experience.
Cost: $2900 / 4 ppl.

 

Wine tasting:

Set out on a special private tour and expert wine tasting at a local boutique winery.

Half-day experience.
Cost: $300 per guest

 

Army outing:

See if you have what it takes to be part of the IDF’s elite counter-terrorism forces.

Half-day experience.
Cost: $600 per guest

You’re coming all this way,
why not cross a few more items off your bucket list?

Choose from one of these amazing trip extensions to add either before or after (or both!) your Signature Tour. All extensions offer comprehensive private touring packages in high-end luxury accommodations.

Egyptian Wonders

Cairo, Pyramids & Nile Cruise

Private 10 day / 9 night tour in luxury accommodations, including a spectacular 4 night Nile Cruise through iconic archaeological sites. Tour highlights: the Pyramids at Giza, Old Cairo and the Khan el-Khalili suq, the Mighty Sphinx, Luxor, and much more!

 

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Enjoy the Emirates

Dubai, Abu Dhabi & More!

Private 7 day / 6 night tour in luxury accommodations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Tour highlights include: Old and New Dubai, including a visit to the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa; incredible Desert Safari and traditional hospitality, and much more!

 

Dates & Prices

Incredible Jordan

The Ultimate Jordan Tour

Private 6 day / 5 night tour in luxury accommodations, including all the best of Jordan. Tour highlights include: traditional desert hospitality in Wadi Rum, a mind-blowing tour of the Lost City of Petra, a Dead Sea retreat, and tour of capital city Amman.

 

Dates & Prices

Pyramids
& Beyond

Mini-Egypt: Giza, Cairo & Luxor

Private 6 day / 5 night tour of Egypt in luxury accommodations. Tour highlights: The Pyramids at Giza, the Mighty Sphinx, Karnak, the Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Old Cairo and the Khan el-Khalili suq, and much more!

 

Dates & Prices

Dazzling
Dubai

Mini-UAE: Dubai Getaway

Private 5 day / 4 night tour in luxury accommodations in the economic heart of the UAE. Tour highlights include: modern and classical Dubai, desert hospitality, a day trip to Abu Dhabi, and plenty of down-time and shopping opportunities for all.

 

Dates & Prices

Red Desert Adventure

Mini-Jordan: Wadi Rum & Petra

Private 5 day / 4 night tour in luxury accommodations with the stunning red desert landscape all around. Tour highlights include: a relaxing day of water sports or beach time in Eilat, desert hospitality in Wadi Rum, and fabulous tour of Petra.

 

Dates & Prices

 

 

 

Design your Tour:

Select your travel dates, upgrades, and extensions, and even request a booking right here!

Tip: Check out the Extras and Extensions tabs above before designing your trip.


 


Tip: Tours are scheduled to begin on Sunday and end ten days later on Tuesday.

Your Signature Tour package includes:

Expertly crafted private itinerary that’s perfect for your party of 2-10 guests.
VIP Meet-and-Greet service upon arrival and private car service to and from the airport.
Nine nights’ accommodation in the hotels listed (or similar luxury properties).
Breakfast at the hotel every morning and select lunches and dinners.
Luxury touring vehicle with English-speaking driver; all entrance and activities fees (per itinerary).
Expert services of a private, English-speaking tour guide for your whole trip.
Choose your own Theme Day or take a day off and explore on your own!
Transparent pricing (all taxes and fees included) and hassle-free booking. Simply choose your travel dates, pick any upgrades or extensions, and fly!
Full backing of Dekel Tours and 24/7 support to ensure smooth running of the trip and real-time response to any unforeseen disturbances.

Contact a US-based travel agent for help with travel insurance or flights!



Package exclusions:

All international airfare.
Travel insurance.
Meals listed as “on own” in itinerary.
Activities not listed in itinerary.
All gratuities and other out-of-pocket and personal expenses.

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