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15 Days
Tel Aviv
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Tour Details - Interfaith Israel Tour Grande

Our 15 day Interfaith Israel Tour – Grande includes Christian and Jewish sites and an option to visit Petra.

Interfaith Israel Tour - Grande Itinerary

Wednesday, Day 1Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to Tel Aviv


Interfaith Israel Tour Grande 15 daysShalom and welcome to the Interfaith Israel Tour Grande! Meet and assist at Ben Gurion Airport by a Trips Israel representative. Transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Thursday, Day 2Independence Hall, Latrun, Beit Guvrin and Ayalon Institute

After breakfast, meet guide and start with the following:

Independence Hall:

Situated on 16 Shderot Rothschil in the heart of Tel Aviv. It is the room where the birthplace of the State of Israel was declared and announced first in Hebrew. As one of the forerunners to the Historical Sites of the State of Israel, this house tells the story of the beginnings of the City of Tel-Aviv, Meir Dizengoff – the first Mayor of Tel-Aviv, and the famous ceremony which took place on May 14, 1948, as David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. Through audio-visual mediums come take part in the exciting moment in the birth of the State of Israel.

Latrun – Armored Corps:

Armored Corp, also know as Yad La-Shiryon in Hebrew is Israel’s official memorial site for fallen soldiers from the armored corps. It is also one of the most diverse tank museums in the world. It was founded on December 14, 1982, through the initiative of veteran officers of the armored corps. The outdoor display includes 110 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, both Israeli and captured enemy examples. See the armored tanks including the Merkava tank and the T-72 tanks, as well as vehicles purchased from allied nations specifically for diversifying the collection.

Beit Guvrin national park:

Located 13 kilometers from Kiryat Gat, encompassing the ruins of Maresha is one of the important towns of Judah during the time of the First Temple. Beit Guvrin is an important town in the Roman era, when it was known as Eleutheropolis. It is declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Archaeological artifacts include a large Jewish cemetery, a Roman-Byzantine amphitheater, a Byzantine church, public baths, mosaics and burial caves.

Ayalon Institute:

The Ayalon Institute is located about 30 minutes south of Tel Aviv. It was a secret ammunition factory disguised as part of a kibbutz to fool the British back in the 1940s. Jewish people used the factory in their efforts to fight for the independent state of Israel. Between 1945 and 1948, the Ayalon Institute produced more than 2 million 9mm bullets.


Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Friday, Day 3Diaspora Museum, Old Jaffa and Tel Aviv

Following breakfast at hotel, visits today will include:

Diaspora Museum:

Also known as “Beit Hatfusot”, which is located in Tel Aviv’s University in Ramat Tel Aviv, a district of Tel Aviv. It is a Jewish genealogy, which tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people throughout the centuries of time. This unique institution connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity.

Tel Aviv:

Business and entertainment districts: Also known as the “White City”, refers to a collection of over 4,000 Bauhaus style buildings built in the 1930s by a German Jewish architects who immigrated to the British Mandate after the rise of the Nazis. In 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Tel Aviv’s White City a World Cultural Heritage site, as “an outstanding example of new town planning and architecture in the early 20th century.

Rabin Square: Formerly known as Kings of Israel Square; is a large public city square in the center of Tel Aviv, Israel. It has become the center for numerous political rallies, parades, and other public events. In 1995, the square was renamed to Rabin Square after the assassination of late Prime Minister of Israel Itzhak Rabin, which occurred in the square.

Old Jaffa:

Jaffa’s port is considered to be 8,000 years old and probably the oldest port in the world. Visit will include the ancient ruins and the Artist Quarter.


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Neve Tzedek:

Build in 1987, the avant-garde design with many stores, fashion boutiques and handicraft shops has its own unique pizzazz in the center of Tel Aviv. It also is visited by the weekly farmers’ market in HaTachana, a restored railway station. Trendy European restaurants sit alongside stylish bistros, and many of the area’s al fresco cafes turn into live jazz bars and cocktail lounges at night. The Suzanne Dellal Center showcases contemporary dance, while surfers head to beaches nearby.

Nachalat Binyamin:

An outdoor mall surrounded by historical buildings, with strict preservation process and now can be seen in their original beautiful historical design. Nachalat Binyami’s art fair is open twice weekly and has very unique artist flavor to it. See the hand made designs and creation, as well as the street performances, live music and coffee shops all of that makes the art fair a must see.

Sheinkin Street:

A lively colorful street adjacent to Nachalat Binyamin with unique shops, cafe’s, bistros with its youthful ambiance.


Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Saturday, Day 4Tel Aviv at leisure

Enjoy breakfast at hotel, enjoy Shabbat (Saturday) day at leisure.


Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Sunday, Day 5Caesarea, Megiddo, Druze Village and Haifa

After breakfast at hotel, check-out from hotel and start the day with a drive north along the Mediterranean Sea towards Haifa. Visits on the way will include:



Built by Herod and once the capital of Judea. Many Christian scriptures (New Testaments) mention Caesarea; here Paul embarked on his journey to Tarsus, as well as Cornelius and his family (the first Gentile believers) lived. Caesarea is also where Pontius Pilate had his base and where Philip preached. Explore the restored Roman amphitheater, with its acoustic and theatrical sound. It was used for many performances throughout the centuries, including today. Walk through the excavated fortress and view the aqueduct, once used for conveying water to the city.

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One of King Solomon’s walled, fortified cities (1st Kings 9:15; 10:26), with the ruins of 20 levels of civilization, including the well-preserved water supply system. From here, the Books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we read about the final Battle of Armageddon, while viewing the Plains of Jezreel.

Druze Village

Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village located in the outskirts of Mt. Carmel. Here, enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant.


Ascend Mt. Carmel for a beautiful panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the Botanical Gardens below. Here Elijah fought the 400 false prophets of Baal.


Drive through the hills of the Galilee to our kibbutz guest house in the Upper Galilee for check-in.

Dinner at our hotel.

Overnight in the Galilee

Monday, Day 6Safed, the Golan Heights and Winery

Hotel breakfast, followed with visits to the following places:

Safed (Tzfat)

Also know as the mystical city of Safed, it is considered to be one of the Four Holy cities according to tradition and the birth place of kabala. Safed is located at an elevation of 900 meters (2,953 ft). It is the highest city in the Galilee and in Israel. Due to its high elevation, Safed experiences warm summers and cold, often snowy, winters. Safed is built with narrow winding alleys. Visits in Safed include: Joseph Caro and the Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city. See the creative workshops and galleries found in the flourishing artist’s quarter.

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Golan Heights

Visits will include:

  • The former Syrian bunkers,
  • The destroyed Syrian city of Kuneitra
  • Israeli town of Katzrin.
  • Golan Heights Winery – tour and wine tasting;
  • Golan Magic, a multimedia presentation of the area and its history .


Return back to our hotel. Enjoy another relaxing dinner at our hotel.

Overnight in  the Galilee.

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Tuesday, Day 7Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and journey to Jerusalem

Following breakfast at hotel, check-out from hotel and visit the following places:


The boyhood home of Jesus. Here we will visit the Grotto of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. These churches are located over the traditional site where Mary and Joseph lived. We will also visit the site of the ancient City Well, believed to be the site, where Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary.


Center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry and the site of many of His miracles (Mark 2:4; Matt. 8:5; 14-17; 9:1-7; 17:18). Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue (octagonal Church of St. Peter).

Mount of Beatitudes:

Where Jesus delivered perhaps the most famous sermon preached – “The Sermon On The Mount” (Matt. 5).

Beit Shean:

Newly excavated and one of the largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel. See the amphitheater, colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics and Roman bathhouses (1st Samuel 31:10).


Beit Alpha:

See the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. The Beth Alpha synagogue was uncovered in 1928 by members of the nearby Kibbutz Hefzibah, who stumbled upon the synagogue’s extensive mosaic floors during irrigation construction.

Jordan Valley:

See the dessert bloom with flowers and vegetation, prophesied by Isaiah in chapter 35:1-2.


Drive to Jerusalem and check-in to hotel.

Overnight in Jerusalem

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Wednesday, Day 8Jerusalem: The Old City

Enjoy breakfast at our hotel. Today, visits will include sites in Jerusalem and the Old City.

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives is situated on the east side of the Old City. On top of the mountain, is a beautiful panoramic view of the Old City and the Golden Gates. Below the mount, is an urban garden, most famous for the site where Jesus prayed in many occasions prior to His crucifixion.

The Upper Room and David’s Tomb at Mt. Zion:

Known also as the “Room of the Last Supper” is located above David’s Tomb compound. Upper Room is believed by many was the room where Jesus had His last Passover meal, prior to His incarceration.

Jewish Quarter (Old City):

Situated is the southeastern sector of the walled city. It stretches to the Zion Gate in the south and extends to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in the east. 

The Jewish quarter was reconstructed after the city was unified after the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest in the restored Jewish Quarter is the “Cardo”, meaning the “heart”. See the unearthed (main) Roman thoroughfare and the ancient marketplace lined with columns. Visit the Roman Cardo and the Herodian quarter

Western Wall Prayer Notes - Interfaith Israel Tour - GrandeWestern Wall:

The Western Wall is also know as the “Kotel”, or “Wailing Wall”, which is the last remaining structure after the destruction of the temple. It is considered the holiest place for Jews.

Via Dolorosa:

The Via Dolorosa is also known as the “Stations of the Cross”, the way if the cross and the pathway to Jesus’ Crucifixion. Via Dolorosa is now home to the many colorful bazaars and merchant marketplace.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

It is believed by many Christians, including Catholics and orthodox that this was the site of Golgotha; where Jesus was crucified and where he resurrected.


The visit to Bethlehem include the visit inside the Church of the Nativity, what once used to be the animal stable where Jesus was born. Prior to visiting the Nativity, view Rachel’s Tomb.


Return to our hotel for the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday, Day 9New City of Jerusalem

Another amazing breakfast at our hotel. Today, we will visit the following places:

Israel Museum:

  • Shrine of the Book: Where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed and preserved. Most of the scrolls were found in the caves of Qumran by a Shepherd tending his sheep.
  • Scale model of the the Old City of Jerusalem at the peak of the 2nd Temple era. Walk around the model and see the many structures with details of this amazing city.


The Knesset is Israel’s parliament, since the creation of Israel. It officially opened in 1950, but was functioning withing the first year of Israel’s creation with several locations in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Mt. Hertzel:

A cemetery for all of Israel’s falling soldiers, leaders and Prime Ministers.

Yad Vashem:

Israeli memorial (museum) commemorating the 6 million Jews who perished in the concentration camps in Europe by Nazi Germany. It is considered the biggest memorial for the Holocaust victims.

Mea Shearim:

A vibrant ultra orthodox neighborhood in the heart of Jerusalem. See a unique lifestyle and culture with many Judaica shops, restaurants and a very busy street.


Drive to an authentic restaurant (dinner included), followed by a spectacular Sound and Light show at Tower of David Museum.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday, Day 10Masada and the Dead Sea area

Early morning breakfast at our hotel, drive south towards the Dead Sea. As the drive gets closer to the shores of the Dead Sea, start descending to the lowest point on earth. The descent is 1305 feet (398 meters) below sea level. Visits include:


Where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a young shepherd boy.

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Ascend by cable car to the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada. This is where the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots struggled against the Romans. The Zealots held out for three years against the legions of Flavius Silva. After several years, the Romans gained ground against the Jewish Zealots, but chose to die as free men at their own hands in preference to Roman slavery and torture.

Dead Sea:

The Dead Sea is a small body of water (lake size) and is considered the lowest point on earth. It includes 11%-13% salt and other natural ingredients, as well as the Dead Sea mud. Because of the high balance of salt, it is impossible to sink.


Drive back to our hotel in Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday, Day 11Jerusalem at leisure

Shabbat breakfast at hotel and Shabbat (Saturday) day at leisure.


Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Sunday, Day 12Journey to Eilat (Negev, Timna, Underwater, Observatory)

Out last breakfast in Jerusalem, depart Jerusalem and travel south to Eilat through the Negev desert. Visits will include:

Timna Park:

Located in the Negev Desert, the site is rich in copper ore and has been mined since the 5th millennium BCE. Visit the copper mines and view King Solomon’s pillars.

Underwater Observatory:

The largest natural aquariums in the world – built into coral reef.


Arrive Eilat and hotel for check-in.

In the evening, suggested dinner reservation at “The Last Refuge”, one of the best seafood restaurant in Eilat.

Overnight in Eilat.

Monday, Day 13Day at leisure or Petra excursion

Leisure day or optional tours and recreations are available from Eilat, such as;


Built by the Nabateans (an early Arab tribe), who settled in the South of Jordan more than 2000 years ago. Petra is famous for its huge monuments, such as; the Treasury, Royal Tombs, Courthouse, Roman Theater and the Qassier Rl-Bint. The city itself is almost 45 Square Km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world.

The Tour of Petra ($250 per person):

Package includes:

  • Transfer from our hotel to the border with Jordan.
  • Horseback ride (included) to the entrance of Petra (about 1.2 km).
  • Lunch in Petra
  • Transfer back to Eilat
  • Visa preparation and border assistance.

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Petra, Jordan

Dolphin Reef:

A horseshoe-shaped sea-pen holding captive bottle-nose dolphins in the Gulf of Eilat. Snorkel or scuba dive with the dolphins and other sea marine-life.

Dive with dolphins price per person:
339 NIS (approximately US $95)

Snorkel with dolphins price per person:
Adult  – 290 NIS (approximately $80)

Red Sea:

Contact Trips Israel for a list of several great recreational facilities, beaches around our hotel at 888-300-3038.


Suggested dinner reservations at TBA.

Overnight in Eilat.

Tuesday, Day 14Journey to Tel Aviv – Mitzpe Ramon, Sde Boker

After breakfast, check-out from hotel and leave Eilat driving north. Visit today will include:

Mitzpeh Ramon:

A geological feature of Israel’s Negev desert. The crater is located 85 km south of the city of Beersheba. The shape of the crater is not from a meteor or a volcanic crater formed by a volcanic eruption. Today the crater and surrounding area forms Israel’s largest national park, the Ramon Nature Reserve.

Sde Boker:

Kibbutz Sde Boker is located in the Negev desert and falls under the jurisdiction of Ramat Negev Regional Council. This site is best known as the retirement home of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. It is also overlooking the Zin Valley.

Bedouin Village with a Biblical lunch:

Enjoy a camel safari in the Desert followed by a biblical light lunch and Bedouin hospitality.

Hatzerim Air Force Museum:

An Israeli Air Force Base located in the Negev Desert on the west outskirts of Beer-Sheba. View the planes and equipment from past Israel wars.


Arrive to Tel Aviv and check in to hotel.

Suggested dinner reservations TBA.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, Day 15Departure or extend

Depending on flight times, after breakfast – check-out from and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport. Arrive back home with everlasting memories of Israel.


Tour Includes - Interfaith Israel Tour Grande

15 days/14 nights accommodations

  • 4 night in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights in the Galilee
  • 5 nights in Jerusalem
  • 2 nights in Eilat
  • 1 night in Tel Aviv
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Tours and guiding

  • Touring in a Deluxe vehicle/motor-coach with a professional licensed driver
  • A professional government licensed English speaking guide – hand picked
  • Entrance fees to all sites and parks

Meet, assist and transfers

  • Meet and assist at Ben Gurion Airport, immediately after passport control
  • Transfers on arrivals and departures from and to Ben Gurion Airport

Meals included

  • Israeli style buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners in the Galilee
  • 1 dinner at an authentic restaurant in Jerusalem
  • 1 Druze lunch
  • 1 light lunch at a Bedouin Village

Other services also included

  • Trips Israel host/hostess at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Sound and Light show at the Tower of David Museum
  • Nazareth
  • Western Wall – Kotel
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Maps, pens and luggage tags

Not included

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • lunch daily, other than mentioned already

Deluxe Hotels - 5 starsDeluxe Hotels - 5 stars

The Dan Hotel – Tel Aviv


Kibbutz Lavi Hotel – Hadar Rooms – Galilee


King David Hotel – Jerusalem


Dan Hotel – Deluxe Rooms – Eilat

Superior + Hotels - 4.5 starsSuperior + Hotels - 4.5 stars

Renaissance Hotel – Tel Aviv


Kibbutz Lavi Hotel – Eden Wing Rooms – Galilee


Orient Hotel – Jerusalem

Dan Hotel – Eilat Rooms – Eilat

Superior Hotels - 4 stars

Dan Panorama Hotel – Tel Aviv


Kibbutz Lavi Hotel – Eden Rooms – Galilee


Dan Panorama Hotel – Jerusalem


Dan Panorama Hotel – Eilat

Moderate Hotels - 3.5 stars

Prima City Hotel – Tel Aviv


Kibbutz Lavi Hotel – Eden Rooms – Galilee


Prima Kings Hotel – Jerusalem


Prima Music Hotel – Eilat

Highlights - Interfaith Israel Tour Grande

Tel Aviv and surrounding area

  • Tel Aviv
  • Independence Hall
  • Latrun Armored Corp
  • Beit Guvrin
  • Ayalon Institute
  • Diaspora Museum
  • Tel Aviv’s entertainment and business district
  • Tel Aviv’s architectural district
  • Nachalat Benyamin and Sheinken Street
  • Neveh Zedek
  • Bauhaus district

Jerusalem – New City

  • Yad Vashem
  • Israel Museum
  • Knesset – Israel’s Parliament
  • Mt. Hertzel
  • Mea Sheharim
  • Mount of Olives
  • Mount Zion: Tomb of King David, Upper Room

Dead Sea and surrounding regions

  • Qumran
  • Masada
  • Dead Sea swim facility


  • Church of the Nativity
  • Rachel’s Tomb

Mediterranean Coast and surrounding area

  • Caesarea
  • Mt. Carmel
  • Druze Village
  • Megiddo

Galilee and surrounding regions

  • Safed
  • Golan Heights (former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin)
  • Nazareth
  • Mount of the Beatitudes
  • Capernaum
  • Beit Shean
  • Beit Alpha

Jerusalem – Old City

  • Christian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Church of the Holy Seplechre
  • Jewish Quarter of the Old City
  • Herodian
  • Kotel – Western Wall

Negev Desert and the Red Sea region

  • Timna Park (Solomon’s Pillars)
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Bedouin Hospitality
  • Mitzpe Ramon
  • Sde Boker
  • Hatzerim (Air force Museum) and much more
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