Top Vacation Spots in Israel: A 10-Day Luxury Itinerary

Author: Nidhi Sood on Feb 09,2023

If you plan to see the top vacation spots in Israel, this 10-day Itinerary is perfect for you. On this trip, you will see most of the famous Jewish and Christian sites. From the old city to the new, from the tremendous Galilean sea to the Northern Coastline, the places you will visit on this trip will give you a vivid picture of Israel.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Jerusalem: The Old City

On arrival in Jerusalem, your private guide will escort you to your luxury hotel. Set out with your private tour guide on an introductory tour of the city, including a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane at the bottom of the Olive Mount and the Chapel of the Ascension at the top. Later, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, the famous St. James Cathedral, Christ Church, and Ecco Homo. Before returning to your hotel for a delicious dinner, you will also visit The Four Sephardi Synagogues, Burnt House, Zedekiahs Cave, and Hurva Synagogue.

Day 2: Jerusalem: The New City

Start your journey by visiting the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. This Museum will give you a clear picture of how the people of Israel have dealt with the mass killing of Jewish. Your private guide will take you to the Science Museum and the Biblical Zoo in the evening. Enjoy the evening at your leisure and have dinner at your hotel. 

Day 3 Tel Aviv

Get a private transfer to Tel Aviv today (1-hour drive). You will start by visiting the Old Jaffa, which is now considered a part of Tel Aviv. Then, move to St. Peters Church, the flea market, and the Visitors Center. After lunch, explore Rothschild Boulevard and Neve Tzedek, and the unmissable Carmel Market. In the evening, you will set out on a guided tour of the Museum of the Jewish People. You will then head North towards the Galilee and have a traditional dinner before checking into your hotel. 

Day 4: The Northern Coast

Discover the roots of the Roman empires, Haifa, and the British empires as you traverse the Caesarea National Park. See the remains of the port city that King Herod built. Stop by for a swim at the HaBonim Beach Sea and enjoy some leisurely time sleeping in the  Dor or Zichron Yaacov. Then, journey to Haifa for an amazing culinary experience. After lunch, proceed to Akko. to explore the incredible Crusaders' Fortress. Return to your hotel.

Days 5: The Galilee

Hop on an hours private drive to the bank of the Sea of Galilee and explore many Christian heritage sites, including Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Tabgha. Then visit the famous mountain where Sermon on Mount took place. Then, proceed to Safed, the City of Kabbalah. Explore the Amud Wadi National Parks and hike the most amazing stream (Amud) in Israel. Pass through several ancient watermills, pools, and wildflowers along the way. Climb the "Mizpe Hayamim" Mountain on the way back. One of the few places in the world where you can see both the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean. Check-in at your luxury hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 6:Sea of Galilee

Your private guide will take you on a one-hour road trip to visit Mount Meron Nature Reserve. Take a guided 3-hour tour to view the lofty hills and mountains, lush shrubbery, native flora and animals, springs, caves, and many fascinating observation spots. After lunch, explore the local markets and learn about the history of Galilee and its significance in Christianity. Have dinner at a premium restaurant before returning to your hotel.

Day 7: Jesus' trail

Embark on a days tour in your private car on the famous Jesus trail, from Nazareth to Galilee. Step back in time as you stop by Cana, Arbel, Capernaum, and many iconic destinations where Jesus performed miracles. Return to your hotel for dinner. 

Days 8: The Golan Heights

Venture out to explore the city of Katzrin, which is in the middle of the Golan Heights. Explore the fascinating trails at Yehuda Nature Reserve. Then, visit the Banias Waterfall and admire the scenic beauty of the landscape. In the evening, head to the Dan National Park and the citadel at Nimrod Fortress National Park for fascinating views of the Jordan Valley, the Galilee, and the Golan Heights. Have a delicious traditional meal in a local restaurant before returning to your hotel. 

Day 9: The Judaean Desert

Your private guide will take you to the Judaean Desert from the Golan Heights. (90- minutes drive). Visit the Dead Sea and Masada- an ancient fortress. After lunch, explore the Ein Gedi National Park to witness the biggest oasis in Israel. Then, proceed to Qumran, and Qaser El Yahud to learn about the ancient scriptures dating around 2000 years back. Return to your hotel for dinner. 

Days 10: Departure - Here Ends your Trip

Today, your private guide will escort you to Jerusalem airport to ensure you have a safe departure. 

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