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Heartland of Israel: Judea and Samaria Tour (8 Days / 8 Nights)

FROM $ 2240.99 PER PERSON

  • Licensed by Israeli Ministry of Tourism
  • Professional guides
  • Unique itinerary

Judea and Samaria is the heartland of Israel. From ancient Israelite kingdoms to today's State of Israel, for more than 3,000 years this land has been a major hub of Jewish activities.

This Judea and Samaria tour was designed for Jews who want to strengthen their ties to the Promised Land and see the Tanakh come alive. Come and see the Heartland of Israel with Genesis Boutique Travel!

NB: Date on request

DAY 1

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

Arrival service at the airport

Meeting with the guide at the airport

Drive to the North

Dinner & Overnight in Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar at the Kinneret

 

DAY 2

Enjoy a tour of the Golan with Major S. Abir (an IDF fighter from the Yom Kippur War in 1973). Listen to his amazing stories and visit different locations including Valley of Tears, Mount Bental, overlooking Syria and Lebanon

Lunch in a Druze Village

Drive to Ariel

Dinner and overnight in the one and only hotel in Samaria Eshel Hashomron Ariel

 

DAY 3

Visit with local people in Samaria. Exact details to be provided closer to the departure date. Listen to their daily and current life in Samaria

Drive to Shilo, visit the Biblical location where the Tabernacle stood for nearly 400 years

Drive to Gush Etzion

Dinner & overnight in Kfar Etzion

 

DAY 4

Lookout of Mitzpe Haelef, listen to historical facts about this area with local people

Hear the story of the establishment of Kfar Etzion in 1935 and learn about the lone Oake

Stop at Pina Chama which can be translated as “Warm Corner”. This is an incredible place where soldiers can come in and have a hot or cold drink or a snack. The Pina Chama is run by volunteers from the Gush Etzion area

Lunch in Kfar Etzion

Visit Caliber 3, the Israeli Counter-Terror and Security Academy. Experience a live reenacted terror scene and learn how the IDF is trained on high moral values related to daily terror in the Holy Land

Workshop at the Patbamelach Bakery in the Kibbutz Rosh Zurim. While baking your own pretzel you will learn about the role of grains in the Land and the Bible

Opportunity to watch the very impressive and nice movie about the story in Kfar Etzion from 1947/48

Dinner & overnight in Kfar Etzion

 

DAY 5

Visit Hebron – meet with the parents of Hallel who was brutally murdered in her bedroom in 2016. They will tell you their personal story. You will see their family home and visit the caves of their winery which are 200 years old

Visit the Cave of Machpelah where the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Rebekah and Leah are buried

Lunch in Restaurant Ha Shnitzeliya in Kfar Etzion

Drive to Jerusalem

Enjoy the stunning view of the Old City at the Haas Promenade

Optional: Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem open until 20:00

Overnight and Dinner in Kibbutz Ramat Rachel Jerusalem

 

DAY 6

Tour of the Old City through the Jewish Quarter

Cardo, Hurva Synagogue

Western Wall Tunnel

Lunch in the Old City

Shabbat at the Kotel, the Western Wall

Shabbat of a Lifetime: Dinner with a Jewish Orthodox family

Overnight in Kibbutz Ramat Rachel Jerusalem

 

DAY 7

Travel to the Dead Sea

Masada (with cable car)

Hike in Ein Gedi to the waterfall

Lunch and Shopping opportunity at Qumran

Swim in the Dead Sea

Dinner & Overnight in Kibbutz Ramat Rachel Jerusalem

 

DAY 8

Drive to Sderot, on the border of Gaza

Meet with Uri, the coordinator for all food transportation from Israel to Gaza. He will tell you about the current situation

Scenic View from the hill behind the closest house in Sderot to Gaza

Visit the Police Station in Sderot and see some of the rocket shells

Lunch on route

Kibbutz Yad Mordechai Tour

Drive to Jaffa

Tour through the Old City of Jaffa

Farewell dinner at Restaurant in Jaffa

Transfer to the airport

Why Genesis Boutique Travel?

  • Boutique service
  • Buses with A/C and WiFi
  • Best rates for hotels
  • Tours in all languages (including Chinese)
  • Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor

Included

Meeting & Assistance at Ben Gurion International Airport

Transfers to and from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport

8 days late model air-conditioned tour bus & driver

1 day bulletproof bus

8 touring days with licensed Ministry of Tourism guide

6 nights in 4-star accommodations and 1 night in a settlement

Free WIFI on the bus (Minibus or mid-sized bus)

Full Buffet Breakfast & Dinner each day (soft drinks & alcohol not included)

All Entrance per itinerary including meetings with local people

8 lunches

Traveler's Kit (hat, map, 2 water bottles per day)

Not included

Airfare

Personal expenses such as telephone calls from room, mini bar, room service, etc.

Gratuities recommended minimum: $10/day for guide and $5/day for driver

Traveler’s Insurance

All Visa & Border Fees (if needed)