14 Days Of Ancient Wonders & Contemporary Charm
Despite its small size, Israel is a versatile and multifaceted destination – great for a long hedonistic weekend break by the beach, whilst also being perfect for an extensive tour of its archaeological, spiritual and historic sites.
RASK Travel love Israel’s vibrant beach city, Tel Aviv, with its flourishing culinary scene, LGBT nightlife and Bauhaus architecture. Just a short drive from Tel Aviv and you can be exploring Roman ruins, navigating your way through Jerusalem’s Old City alleyways, floating in the Dead Sea or trekking across the Negev desert.
As local experts, with a RASK Travel office in Tel Aviv itself, we have handpicked the finest accommodations, guides and transport to ensure your experience in Israel is both luxurious and fascinating. Whether its restaurant recommendations or helicopter rides to hard to reach areas, your RASK Travel Consultants are on hand every step of the way.
TEL AVIV – HAIFA – SEA OF GALILEE – JERUSALEM – RAMON CRATER – PETRA
Day 1 : Arrival to Tel Aviv
Upon arrival to Ben Gurion International Airport a private greeter will be there to help you through all airport procedures and then transfer you to your luxury hotel.
Enjoy dinner at one of the acclaimed restaurants just a few steps from your hotel. Your RASK Travel Consultant can arrange a table for you anywhere in the city based on your tastes and preferences.
Days 2 – 3 : Tel Aviv
To acquaint yourself with the city we will send a knowledgeable and accredited guide to collect you from your hotel to take you on an informative and enjoyable private city walking tour that includes the city’s main sites, the quaint Neve Tzedek neighbourhood and the enchanting old town of Jaffa with its cobbled streets, Ottoman era buildings and quaint port.
To truly understand the local culinary scene our local chef will take you on a private tour of the Carmel Food Market where you will choose together locally grown produce for cooking afterwards in the chef’s nearby kitchen. Enjoy eating your first Israeli meal created by you!
For fashion and design lovers, we have a local fashionista who can take you on a private fashion tour of the city’s boutiques off the beaten track. Meet Israel’s burgeoning designers and discover eclectic new brands.
If visiting during Israel’s very long Summer months, relax on your rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city – or head to one of the city’s many beaches and gaze out onto the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 4: Haifa
After enjoying a traditional Israeli breakfast in your hotel, your driver will come to take you to Israel’s northern region. Begin in Caesarea – the ancient port with its Roman ruins and famous amphitheater. Continue onto the picturesque Zicharon Ya’akov for lunch in one of its charming restaurants before driving just 30 minutes more to reach the breathtaking Bahai Temple in Haifa. Here you will explore the Bahai Gardens – one of the holiest places in the Bahai faith.
Check-in to your boutique hotel in Haifa and have the evening at leisure.
Days 5 – 6: Sea of Galilee
Your guide will pick you up and you will head 20 minutes north to the ancient city of Acre for a tour of this enchanting place. Drive to Tiberias where you can enjoy lunch overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy a quiet evening in this quiet area.
The following day your driver will take you to the Pelter Winery in the green and hilly Golan Heights in Israel’s far northeastern corner to taste some of the vineyard’s finest offerings and enjoy a divine meal made with locally sourced produce and cooked by a talented Israeli chef. This winery can also be reached by private helicopter upon request.
Days 7 – 8: Nazareth & Jerusalem
After breakfast you will be taken to Nazareth to explore this biblical city and to enjoy lunch near its famous market before heading to Jerusalem to check-in to your hotel.
The following morning meet your local Jerusalem guide in the lobby of your hotel for a full day walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the four quarters of the Old City – Armenian, Muslim, Christian and Jewish – and visit sites holy to all three religions. Visit the Kardo, the city’s ancient market street still full of shops today, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Wailing Wall.
Days 9 – 11: Dead Sea & Ramon Crater
After breakfast your driver will take you to the Dead Sea – the lowest point on earth. Here you will get to enjoy the unique experience on floating on the sea’s mineral-rich water. Visit the nearby natural springs of Ein Gedi before heading to the 2000-year old mountain fort of Masada to witness the sunset over the Judean Desert. In the evening head south to your hotel where you will spend two nights in pure desert luxury.
During your stay we can arrange activities such as a private desert stargazing experience and a Jeep tour of the Ramon Crater.
Days 12 – 13: Petra
After an early breakfast, you will begin your journey to Petra in Jordan. Shortly after the border-crossing enjoy lunch in a Bedouin tent and an optional Jeep ride in the sand dunes before heading to Petra to view the ancient wonder at night.
The following morning, enjoy a full guided tour of the legendary Nabatean city of Petra.
Day 14: Departure day
After check-out a driver will take you either to Amman International airport for your departure flight or take you back across the border to Eilat’s airport to being your journey home.
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