Date
June 2–12, 2021
Length
11 days
Pricing from Toronto
$7,709 CAD*
Pricing from Winnipeg
$7,889 CAD*
Activity Level
Active

From Jaffa to Jerusalem, the Mediterranean to Masada, explore ancient history and modern Israel. Begin in sparkling Tel Aviv, rich with shopping, dining and vibrant nightlife. Visit the ancient harbour of Jaffa and the World Heritage Site of Haifa. Enjoy lunch with a Druze family and ascend Mount Carmel. Sail on the Sea of Galilee and savour a St. Peter’s fish lunch. Tour a Golan Heights winery and an olive oil mill and float on the Dead Sea. Take a cable car to Masada and gaze upon Jerusalem’s Old City from the Mount of Olives. Follow the Via Dolorosa, pay your respects at Yad Vashem and see the Dead Sea Scrolls before spending your last shekels in the bustling Arab Bazaar.

CAA Member-exclusive benefits:

  • $25 CAD Beverage card†
  • 50 CAA Dollars®^
  • 25% savings on CAA Travel Insurance◊

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Toronto or Winnipeg for Tel Aviv

Day 2

Tel Aviv—Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tel Aviv to Jaffa and the neighbourhoods of Tel-Aviv. Welcome dinner at local restaurant D

Day 3

Tiberias—Depart from Tel Aviv and drive north along the coastal road heading to the modern port city of Haifa. Enjoy lunch with a local Druze family. Travel on to the ancient Crusader city of Akko. Continue to Tiberias B/L/D

Day 4

Sea of Galilee—Tour the Holy sites around the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret). Visit landscapes, towns and settlements, nature and wildlife. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee with a St. Peter fish lunch in the area. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes and return to hotel for dinner B/L/D

Day 5

Sea of Galilee—In the morning, tour the city of Safed known as the center of Kabbalah. Continue north to Golan Heights and the Golan Heights Winery Visitor’s Center, where you will take part in an enjoyable tour of the winery. Visit the Golan Olive Oil Mill. Return to the hotel for dinner B/T/D

Day 6

Dead Sea—Depart for Beit She’an, one of the largest Roman/Byzantine cities ever excavated in the Middle East. Continue towards the Judean Desert on your way to the Dead Sea. Before check-in at the hotel, stop at Ahava store for some shopping B/D

Day 7

Jerusalem—In the morning, enjoy the facilities of the hotel and experience floating on the Dead Sea. In the afternoon, drive to Masada (ascend by cable car). After the tour, continue to Jerusalem. Dinner at hotel B/D

Day 8

Jerusalem—Full-day tour of Jerusalem. Visits to Yad Vashem, Israel Museum to visit the Shrine of the Book and the Model of Jerusalem of the Second Temple period. Drive through Knesset—home of Israeli Parliament and stop at the Menora–Symbol of Israel. Dinner at hotel B/D

Day 9

Jerusalem—In the morning, drive to Mount of Olives for a spectacular view of the Old City. Spend time in the old city of Jerusalem in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a new Sound & Lights show at the Tower of David. Walk along the layers of walls dating back more than 2,000 years B/D

Day 10

Jerusalem—Enjoy a food tasting tour with your guide at the Machne Yehuda Market. Remainder of the day at leisure B/L

Day 11

Transfer to the airport for your return home to Toronto or Winnipeg B

B - Breakfast | L - Lunch | D - Dinner | T - Tasting

A one-of-a-kind voyage exploring intriguing Israel.

From bustling bazaars to solemn monuments and artifacts, and soaring mountaintops to one of the earth’s saltiest seas, this journey is packed with indelible experiences.

Package Includes

Travel accessories
• Return airfare Toronto or Winnipeg to Tel Aviv

• 1-night stay in first-class accommodation in Tel Aviv

• 3-night stay in first-class accommodation in Tiberias

• 1-night stay in first-class accommodation in Dead Sea

• 4-night stay in first-class accommodation in Jerusalem

• Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 8 dinners and 1 wine tasting

• Land transportation via luxury air-conditioned motor coach

• Daily mineral water in coach

• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

• English-speaking tour guide throughout

• Hotel and airport porterage of 1 suitcase per person

• Destination transfers