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Overview

Israel Escape

Begin your Israel Escape in Tel Aviv and enjoy a welcome dinner together with your Tour Director and traveling companions. In Jaffa walk around the beautifully restored port—starting point for medieval pilgrimages to Jerusalem. Continue your guided tour of Israel through the Holy Land to Caesarea, and journey to Nazareth in Galilee to visit the Church of the Annunciation. Stop in Cana—site of Jesus’ wedding miracle turning water into wine—on your way to historical Haifa. A wealth of fascinating visits await you: the Baha’i Shrine; the Mount of Beatitudes, and Capernaum—all sites where the story of Jesus unfolded, the Valley of Elah where David slew Goliath, the Valley of Ayalon to hear the story of Samson and Delilah, and a serene cruise on the Sea of Galilee. You’ll also visit the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem.

Stay four nights in Jerusalem to discover this symbolic city. Embark on a moving excursion to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Visit the Israel Museum containing the Shrine of the Book, and the Dead Sea Scrolls—the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world. Visit the Old City, the Garden Tomb, and take in the view from the Mount of Olives. See the Garden of Gethsemane, follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at the site of the crucifixion. View the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock mosque, and visit the Western Wall, the most holy shrine in the Jewish religion. Also visit the fortress of Masada—a historic site for Jewish faith. The experience of floating in the buoyant salt waters of the Dead Sea enriches the wonderful memories already collected during your inspirational Israel Escape!

Highlights of Israel Escape

Price Details US

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.

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Israel Escape

UNESCO Sites

Baha’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee (See Only)|Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity (Bethlehem)|Masada|Old city of Jerusalem and its Walls|White City of Tel Aviv - the Modern Movement

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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Israel Escape

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,080*
18 guests in a party: $149*

Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides, to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring in spacious comfort by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi is included on board your coach and in most hotel lobbies and common areas.

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL Welcome to Tel Aviv! This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner. (D)

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Day 2

TEL AVIV–JAFFA–CAESAREA–NAZARETH–CANA–HAIFA Miraculous Sites & Ancient Wonders JAFFA Take a walking tour of the ancient port.
CAESAREA Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Crusader fortress.
NAZARETH Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
CANA Visit the site of Jesus’ first recorded miracle. (B,D) 124 mi/200 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & MYSTERY Explore the ancient port of Jaffa, where biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon, and St. Peter took place. The Israeli city traces its roots to 1800 BC, with mythological tales of Andromeda and Perseus. Today Jaffa features picturesque alleys, art galleries, unique boutiques, ancient buildings, and wonderful landmarks.


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Day 3

HAIFA. EXCURSION TO THE MOUNT OF BEATITUDES–CAPERNAUM–SEA OF GALILEE Holy Water & Wondrous Miracles HAIFA Visit the Baha’i Shrine.
MOUNT OF BEATITUDES Explore the site where Jesus delivered his iconic Sermon on the Mount.
CAPERNAUM Visit the site where Jesus recruited his followers.
RIVER JORDAN Visit a baptismal site.
SEA OF GALILEE Take pictures of Lake Tiberias from the panoramic point before embarking on a [LF] scenic cruise. (B,D) 66 mi/107 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE The Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) is the background to many biblical events and miracles, it is where Jesus walked on water. Take a cruise on the historic waters of the lowest freshwater lake in the world, just over 200 meters below sea-level, and enjoy the panoramic views.


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Day 4

HAIFA–VALLEY OF ELAH–LATRUN–BETHLEHEM–JERUSALEM Giant Victories LATRUN AREA Take pictures at the site of David’s victory over Goliath, and visit the Monastery of the Trappist Monks.
BETHLEHEM Take an orientation tour and visit the Church of Nativity. (B) 140 mi/ 225 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SITE The Emperor Constantine and his mother St Helena commissioned the first Church of the Nativity in the 4th Century, it was built over a grotto widely recognized to be the birthplace of Jesus. In the following centuries the church was rebuilt and renovated. Today the guardianship of the Church is shared by three Church Authorities – Armenian Apostolic, Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic.


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Day 5

JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, YAD VASHEM, AND MOUNT ZION Moving History JERUSALEM Visit the Israel Museum and Yad Vashem Memorial. Guided walking tour of Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room and the Tomb of King David. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
IN MEMORIUM Yad Vashem (the World Holocaust Remembrance Center) takes its name from the biblical verse, ″And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (a yad vashem)” – (Isaiah, 56; 5). Here, roughly one million visitors come to remember the millions who were persecuted during WWII. Housing a remarkable collection of historic and personal artifacts, stories, and memorials to the Jewish people who suffered at the hands of the Nazi regime, Yad Vashem leaves a deeply profound impression of remembrance and conviction in the souls of all who visit.


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Day 6

JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO THE OLD CITY Prayerful Places JERUSALEM Guided walking tour of the Old City includes Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Stop at the Western Wall. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ICONIC FOOTSTEPS
Jerusalem is totally unique; there is no place like it. A city of tradition, religion, and history, but also increasingly of modern culture and heritage. Take in all this while you wander around the maze of streets listening to the story that made it so special even astronaut Neil Armstrong when visiting said, “I am more excited stepping on these stones than stepping on the moon.”


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Day 7

JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO MASADA AND THE DEAD SEA Uplifting Waters & Unforgettable Wonders MASADA Take a cable-car ride to visit the cliff-top fortress .
DEAD SEA Experience the buoyancy of floating on the waters of the Dead Sea. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 64 mi/103 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS Feel weightless as you float effortlessly on the waters of the Dead Sea. This legendary salt lake in the Jordan Rift Valley is fed by the Jordan River, with its salty surface lying 430.5m below sea level – the lowest land-based shores on Earth.


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Day 8

JERUSALEM Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Tel Aviv.) (B)

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Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-11-03 2024-11-04 2024-11-11 $2299 $0 $2299 KQCX41104 Available
2 2024-11-06 2024-11-07 2024-11-14 $2599 $0 $2599 KQCX41107K Available
3 2024-11-10 2024-11-11 2024-11-18 $2299 $0 $2299 KQCX41111 Available
4 2024-11-13 2024-11-14 2024-11-21 $2599 $0 $2599 KQCX41114K Available
5 2024-11-17 2024-11-18 2024-11-25 $2299 $0 $2299 KQCX41118 Available
6 2024-11-20 2024-11-21 2024-11-28 $2599 $0 $2599 KQCX41121K Available
7 2024-11-24 2024-11-25 2024-12-02 $2299 $0 $2299 KQCX41125 Available
8 2024-11-27 2024-11-28 2024-12-05 $2599 $0 $2599 KQCX41128K Available
9 2024-12-01 2024-12-02 2024-12-09 $2159 $0 $2159 KQCX41202 Available
10 2024-12-04 2024-12-05 2024-12-12 $2469 $0 $2469 KQCX41205K Available
11 2024-12-08 2024-12-09 2024-12-16 $2159 $0 $2159 KQCX41209 Available
12 2025-01-05 2025-01-06 2025-01-13 $2059 $0 $2059 KQCX50106 Available
13 2025-01-12 2025-01-13 2025-01-20 $2059 $0 $2059 KQCX50113 Available
14 2025-01-15 2025-01-16 2025-01-23 $2399 $0 $2399 KQCX50116K Available
15 2025-01-19 2025-01-20 2025-01-27 $2059 $0 $2059 KQCX50120 Available
16 2025-01-22 2025-01-23 2025-01-30 $2399 $0 $2399 KQCX50123K Available
17 2025-01-26 2025-01-27 2025-02-03 $2299 $0 $2299 KQCX50127 Available
18 2025-01-29 2025-01-30 2025-02-06 $2599 $0 $2599 KQCX50130K Available
19 2025-02-02 2025-02-03 2025-02-10 $2299 $0 $2299 KQCX50203 Available
20 2025-02-05 2025-02-06 2025-02-13 $2669 $0 $2669 KQCX50206K Available
21 2025-02-09 2025-02-10 2025-02-17 $2359 $0 $2359 KQCX50210 Available
22 2025-02-12 2025-02-13 2025-02-20 $2669 $0 $2669 KQCX50213K Available
23 2025-02-16 2025-02-17 2025-02-24 $2359 $0 $2359 KQCX50217 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Dan Panorama Tel Aviv The Dan Panorama Hotel offers easy access to everywhere you want to be. Cross the road fronting this Tel Aviv hotel and you're on the Mediterranean where great beaches and soft sands greet you. The Dan Panorama Hotel boasts an outstanding mix of facilities. It is directly linked to the Dan Panorama Convention Center - the city's largest, most comprehensive convention and exhibition center. Tel Aviv Charles Clore Park Superior First-Class
2 Leonardo Plaza Set on the Mediterranean coast close to Mount Carmel, this 184-room property offers relaxing tranquility, an indoor pool with retractable roof for the summer months, a gym, a restaurant, and elegant lounge bar. Guestrooms are all air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi internet access, coffee & tea-making facilities, and in-room safes. Haifa On Carmel Beach 10 David Elazar St. First-Class
3 Dan Jerusalem The Dan Jerusalem Hotel offers a premium hospitality experience that combines an idyllic environment with breath taking vistas from the terrace. Designed around a series of beautiful patios, this hotel features an outdoor pool, three restaurants (one by the pool) that serve a creative array of Mediterranean and Continental cuisine. The Dan's spa and wellness centre includes an indoor pool, a large hammam, saunas and a fitness room. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Jerusalem 32 Lehi St Superior First-Class
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