Depart from NYC to Tel Aviv, then travel to Jerusalem
10:30 hr non-stop
Details: Old city of Jerusalem - Mount Scopus, Mount of Olives, City of David, Old City, Jewish Quarter including the Western Wall and the Western Wall tunnel
10 AM: Old Jerusalem Tour
Details: New city of Jerusalem - the Israel Museum, Mahane Yehuda Market, Emek Tzurim - experience of material from the Temple Mount, the Archaeological Park (Davidson Park).
10 AM: New City Jerusalem Tour
Herodion - the place of King Herod's palace and his tomb, En Kerem, Kennedy Memorial, 9/11 memorial.
10 AM: Around Jerusalem
The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a nightime show which is a celebration of sight and sound. Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel’s courtyard and to the sound of original music, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images.
The Night Spectacular uses trompe l’oeil technology – the stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the screened images envelop the viewers and whisk them off to a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience.
Innovative techniques and a sophisticated computer system operate 20 projectors, 10 video players, 14 computers and 14 loudspeakers. All this in addition to some 10 kilometers of cable and two projection rooms.
The Night Spectacular, the first of its kind in the world, is for everyone – tourists from Israel and abroad, families, speakers of all languages and all Jerusalem lovers.
9 PM: Night Spectacular in David Citadel
This day covers everything about the Dead Sea: St. George Monetary overlook, Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, Ein Gedi nature reserve, and then you can have a chance to Float in the Dead Sea.
10 AM: Dead Sea
Masada was extensively excavated between 1963 and 1965 by an expedition led by Israeli archeologist Yigael Yadin.
Due to the remoteness from human habitation and its arid environment, the site remained largely untouched by humans or nature for two millennia. The Roman attack ramp still stands on the western side and can be climbed on foot. Many of the ancient buildings have been restored from their remains, as have the wall-paintings of Herod's two main palaces, and the Roman-style bathhouses that he built. The synagogue, storehouses, and houses of the Jewish rebels have also been identified and restored. The meter-high circumvallation wall that the Romans built around Masada can be seen, together with eleven barracks for the Roman soldiers just outside this wall. Water cisterns two-thirds of the way up the cliff drain the nearby wadis by an elaborate system of channels, which explains how the rebels managed to conserve enough water for such a long time.
10 PM: Masada Tour
Archaeological findings at Ein Bokek include the ruins of Metzad Bokek, a small Roman fortress commanding the main road, and the remains of an ancient partly reconstructed perfume and medicine factory. The Bokek Stream, for which the district is named, is a canyon-like gorge with water springs and unique fauna and flora.
3 PM: En Bokek stream - short hiking with water and pools.
Machon Ayalon was an underground bullet factory, located on Kibbutz Hill in Rehovot, Israel. The factory was established in 1946 and was in use as a factory until 1948; however, today the factory is used as a tribute to the brave men and women who worked there in the most extreme of conditions. This underground bullet factory was “secretly created in less than a month, 8 meters (25 feet) underground and was a part of the Haganah
10 AM: Underground bullet factory in Ayalon Institute
Avshalom Cave or Stalactites Cave (Hebrew: מערת הנטיפים), is a 5,000 m2 cave on the western side of Mt.Ye'ela, in the Judean hills, in Israel, unique for its dense concentration of stalactites.
The cave was discovered accidentally in May 1968, while quarrying with explosives, near Hartuv, 3 km east of Bet Shemesh, Israel. It is 83 m long, 60 m wide, and 15 m high.
The cave is named after Avshalom Shoham, an Israeli soldier killed in the War of Attrition. After its discovery, the location of the cave was kept a secret for several years for fear of damage to its natural treasures.
3 PM: The Stalactites cave
Safed is a city in the Northern District of Israel. Safed is the highest city in the Galilee and in Israel. Due to its high elevation, Safed experiences warm summers and cold, often snowy, winters. Since the 16th century, Safed has been considered one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias; since that time, the city has remained a center of Kabbalah, also known as Jewish mysticism.
10 AM: Zafed and Hula lake bike rides
Based in the Upper Galilee area of Northern Israel, there are a choice of venues available to suit all abilities and skill levels. Anything from a calm paddle down the Serine areas of the Jordan River to submerse yourself in the surroundings of Biblical times to the fast flowing white water rapids and waterfalls of the Kfar Blum or HaGoshrim for a heart pumping ride of your life.
2 PM: Rafting in the Jordan river
Depart from Tel Aviv to NYC
10:30 hr non-stop
11 days, including travel.
Details: We will be exploring the Flea Market in Jaffa, Old Jaffa, Sarona Templar's colony, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial, Rothschild Avenue.
10 AM: The Tour of Tel Aviv
Along the Coast - Caesarea, Baha'i Gardens in Haifa, grottoes in Rosh Hanikra. Overnight in the North.
10 AM: Along the Coast