This tour is designed for individuales and families seeking luxury, entertainment and exploration. you will be provided with a luxury car for your own use throughout the journey or can choose to have a driver along. The program is designed to be flexible
and include all aspects of comfort. You may also wish to add some of the extreme activities indicated at the bottom of the program.
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport – (possible to have VIP meet at the door of the plane) Continue through formalities and meet your facilitator from UTA. You will be provided with a mobile phone including internet for 24/7 service calls. Receive your vehicle with programmed GPS for your entire Journey. Depart the airport and proceed to Tel Aviv arriving at the Dan Tel Aviv hotel for your first overnight.
Depart Tel Aviv by car and arrive at the port city of Jaffa visiting the area and strolling through its bazaars. A yacht cruise in the Mediterranean is possible. After lunch depart to one of Tel Aviv’s smaller airports for a personal flight experience over the city of Tel Aviv and surrounding areas. Return to your hotel for overnight.
Depart after breakfast and head North along the Mediterranean to the ancient roman capital of Palestine, Caesarea maritime. Visit the archeological ruins, storage facilities and ancient baths and experience the history. Continue to the port fortress city of Acre, arriving at Akkotel, a buitique hotel set adjacent to the fortress old city for your overnight. Evening stroll within the ancient fortress walls with a fresh Mediterranean fish dinner.
Depart further North to Haifa, visit the Bahaii Gardens, the Carmelite monastery at Stella Maris and continue to the northern wine country at Mt Carmel and the surrounding area. Continue to Ras Alnaqura to view the Lebanese occupied territory by Ras al Naqura, where relatives still shout to each other across the valley. Continue to visit the Druze villages, another minority originally belonging to Syria. Continue through the Golan heights to arrive at Rosh Pinna where you will be accommodated at the House in the Galilee Boutique hotel restored from an ancient monastery. Dinner and overnight to be provided.
After the free morning of Spa services and exploring the area, continue to the Sea of Galilee. Here you will visit Tabgha, Capernaum, Cana. And will have a private cruise across the sea of Galilee with an arranged dinner aboard. Continue to the baptismal site for a visit. Continue Safad to visit the birthplace of Jewish mysticism before returning to your guest house for overnight.
Depart after breakfast and head south along the Jordan valley towards the Judean desert. Have a Camel trek from the oldest city on earth, Jericho to visit the relics of Saint John Jacob of Neamt at St. George of Hozeva monastery. Return to Jericho and continue to the Dead Sea where you will check into the Le Meridian hotel at the Dead Sea. Enjoy the relaxing spa with the benefits of the Dead sea mineral filled muds. Overnight and dinner at the hotel.
Early morning driver into the Negev Desert for a jeep ride culminating with a balloon journey for 1 hour with breakfast. Continue on your jeep ride to visit and be hosted by the Bedouins, the Nomads of Palestine. After Lunch (possible visit to the Ein Gedi Nature reserve for a hike in the nature of an oasis in the desert) return to your hotel by the Dead Sea for overnight.
Drive south to the Sinai Peninsula, arriving at the Dan Eilat hotel for an overnight by the Red Sea. Arrive at Hotel for rest, overnight and dinner.
Early morning (6 AM) departure from hotel and transfer to Arava border crossing, for a private tour and visit to Petra returning to your hotel in Eilat in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Departure from hotel towards the north into Jerusalem. Visit the town of Bethany, a once prosperous crossroad into Jerusalem, view the separation wall cutting through homes and neighborhoods. Arrive in East Jerusalem and at the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem. Evening walk along the walls of the old city, returning to hotel for overnight.
Morning departure on a privately guided visit the sites of the Old City including the Basilica of St Anne where you can view the layers of the old city back to Roman times. Continue along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchure to the tomb of Christ. In the afternoon your guide will take you on a different kind of tour in the old city viewing the different neighborhoods and the tensions between the Christian and muslim population with the Israeli settlers within the city.
Depart to Bethlehem. Arrive at the Annexation wall border crossing and enter Bethlehem. Visit the Church of nativity and the Grotto and the church of St Catherine. Continue to Aida refugee whose inhabitants are originally from 17 demolished villages from the northwestern area of Jerusalem and south of Hebron. Meet with the local coordinator at the camp for a brief visit. Continue to Hebron to visit with a member of the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee (HRC) for an overview visit of the Old City. Return to your accommodation in Jerusalem for overnight.
This day will be free to explore the city of Jerusalem and take advantage of some free exploration time in the Old city and surrounding areas. One of the below activities can also be arranged.
Departure to the airport to board your flight home.
Other activities that can be arranged:
Extentions to Eilat/Petra can be arranged
Addition of unique Palestinian cities like Jenin, Nablus, Birzeit, Taybeh, Ramallah, and others
Guide can be provided on some the days as per clients wishes
Day trip to St. Saba Monastery, a unique place to visit.
Visit to one of the Diamond centers
Old city tunnels can also be arranged
Extreme sports and adventure alternatives:
Hikes with/without Rappeling
All Terrain Vehicles