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11 DAYS INSIDER ISRAEL (09 – 19 Dec 2022)

JAFFA, GALILEE, JERUSALEM, BETHLEHEM, NEGEV DESERT, TEL AVIV

History & Culture

Highlights

  • Hear a unique dual narrative provided by Israeli and Palestinian guides, meet with a local religious leader in the West Bank and dine with a Palestinian family
  • Immerse yourself into the rich history of ancient sites with an archaeologist
  • Marvel at the vast landscape of Ramon Crater, the largest erosion crater on Earth
  • Indulge at some of Israel’s best hotels, ranging from a luxurious spa resort in the desert to elegant restored palaces and chic-meets-historic city hotels
  • All-inclusive package from all meals with alcoholic drinks to gratuities
  • Small group travel with maximum 16 adults, children not allowed
  • Assistance of acclaimed Tour Concierge throughout the journey

God’s promised land and the birthplace of one of the world’s largest religions – Israel is a destination like no other. Even for the non-believers, this journey will take you through its intriguing history, and also learn about its current affairs through expert local guides, providing you with different perspectives.

 

Start the journey in the port city of Jaffa, then take on ancient sites in Caesarea and Acre, before immersing yourself into biblical sites of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Have a taste of the spectacular Negev desert, before returning to cosmopolitan Tel Aviv.

Land Tour Price

Twin Sharing: HK$ 78,800 per person
Single Supplement: HK$ 30,800 per person

HKD 78,800/- Per person
Per Person

Early Bird Offer
First 2 bookings (up to 2 rooms) will enjoy a complimentary room upgrade at all hotels.

Deposit Amount

HKD 15,760/- Per person

20% deposit at sign up

11 Days 10 Nights

*Registration Closing Date
10 Oct 2022 or when tour is fully subscribed

Before 10 Sep 2022: HK$ 1,200 admin fee From 10 Oct 2022: 100% cancellation fees apply
Teck Koh

Teck Koh

Travel Concierge

With decades of experience in escorting small group journeys to the remote corners of the world, Teck knows a thing or two about tending to the needs of well-traveled guests on the road.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01
09 DEC 2022 (FRI) ARRIVAL IN TEL AVIV / JAFFA

09 DEC 2022 (FRI) ARRIVAL IN TEL AVIV / JAFFA
Jaffa
Lunch and Dinner included

Upon arrival at Tel Aviv Airport, meet your driver and guide at the arrival hall and transfer to your hotel in Jaffa (approx. 25km, 35min).

 

We will spend the afternoon taking a light stroll around the former Arab Port at Old Jaffa, checking out the local shuks (markets) and stroll through the labyrinth of alleys in Neve Tzedek.

Day 02
10 DEC 2022 (SAT) JAFFA / CAESAREA / ACRES / SEA OF GALILEE

10 DEC 2022 (SAT) JAFFA / CAESAREA / ACRES / SEA OF GALILEE
Sea of Galilee
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Depart Jaffa today for drive up coast to the Sea of Galilee (approx. 200km, 3hrs). En route, you will drive along the coast to the Caesarea, Herod’s harbour city, where you will have an archaeologist to take you around the site of Herod’s harbour city.

Continue onwards to the magnificent Baha’i Gardens in Haifa which has UNESCO status, and explore the underground Crusader City of Acre before driving onwards to Tiberias to check-in to your hotel.

Day 03
11 DEC 2022 (SUN) SEA OF GALILEE

11 DEC 2022 (SUN) SEA OF GALILEE
Sea of Galilee
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee from Tiberias to Capernaum, a village on the coast of Sea of Galilee the people first saw the miracles and listened to the teachings of Jesus. Tour the Ancient Synagogue and ends at the House of Peter.

 

Visit a Kibbutz, which means communal settlement in Hebrew and is a voluntary democratic community where people live and work together on a non-competitive basis. Experience a typical Druze lunch, and learn about the traditions of the Druze people through their hospitality.

Day 04
12 DEC 2022 (MON) SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH / JERUSALEM

12 DEC 2022 (MON) SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH / JERUSALEM
Jerusalem
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Today to head down towards Jerusalem (approx. 180km, 2hr 45min).

 

En route, we will stop in Nazareth, perhaps one of the most visited site of all Christian pilgrimages trip, with the home of Mary, Joseph and infant Jesus being one of the big draw, as well as the Basilica of the Annunciation.

Day 05
13 DEC 2022 (TUE) JERUSALEM

13 DEC 2022 (TUE) JERUSALEM
Jerusalem
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Jerusalem is the spiritual hub of Christianity, Islam and Jews. Today, have an introductory tour of this holy city. Start from the Citadel, known as the “Tower of David”, a significant fortifications made by the Israelite, King David. The citadel’s museum beautifully brings to life Jerusalem’s history and offers changing exhibitions and activities for all ages. Make a visit to Mount of Olives, with its world’s oldest and largest Jewish cemetery. You can also get a bird-eye view of the Old City from here.

Day 06
14 DEC 2022 (WED) JERUSALEM

14 DEC 2022 (WED) JERUSALEM
Jerusalem
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Today, explore the East & West of Jerusalem, including Ein Kerem, where Christian tradition says John the Baptist was born. An Israeli and a Palestinian guide will each tell their divergent narrative of the village’s role in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. You will also cover other sites like Hadassah Hospital and Chagall Windows, Mt. Herzl, the Mea Shearim Orthodox neighborhood and meet member of community to learn more about their religious customs) and the bustling Mahane Yehuda market.

Day 07
15 DEC 2022 (THU) JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM / JERUSALEM

15 DEC 2022 (THU) JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM / JERUSALEM
Jerusalem
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

This morning, we make an excursion to another top biblical site – Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ. You will visit the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto Chapel, King Cinema and Well.

 

Enjoy dinner with a Palestinian family this evening where you get to hear more about their lives.

Day 08
16 DEC 2022 (FRI) BETHLEHEM / MASADA / NEGEV DESERT

16 DEC 2022 (FRI) BETHLEHEM / MASADA / NEGEV DESERT
Negev Desert
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Depart Jerusalem for the Negev Desert (approx. 350km, 4hrs). En route, stop at Masada National Park, the center of archaeological and historical sites of Israel’s Dead Sea. Visit the Qumran Cave on its northern shore of Dead Sea where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and enjoy a short but scenic cable car ride to the top of the Masada Fortress, where a fantastic view to the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea awaits!

 

Continue on your drive into the Negev Desert.

Day 09
17 DEC 2022 (SAT) NEGEV DESERT

17 DEC 2022 (SAT) NEGEV DESERT
Negev Desert
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Enjoy a half-day jeep safari to Ramon Crater, the world’s largest erosion crater and is a unique landform to the Negev and Egypt’s Sinai Deserts.

 

The afternoon is at leisure to relax in your hotel, which has wonderful views of the surrounding desert landscape and a good spa. There are other activities that can be arranged.

Day 10
18 DEC 2022 (SUN) NEGEV DESERT / TEL AVIV

18 DEC 2022 (SUN) NEGEV DESERT / TEL AVIV
Tel Aviv
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Enjoy one relaxed morning at your resort before driving back back to Tel Aviv (approx. 200km, 2 – 2.5hrs). Be introduced to the economic centre of Israel as you browse the colorful neighborhoods and take in the city’s landmarks, ancient sites and vibrant street markets. Visit the fascinating Diaspora Museum to enjoy a local perspective on life in the city.

Day 11
19 DEC 2022 (MON) DEPARTURE FROM TEL AVIV

19 DEC 2022 (MON) DEPARTURE FROM TEL AVIV
Tel Aviv
Breakfast included

Enjoy a day in Tel Aviv with your driver and guide, to do some last minute shopping before the transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your onward journey.

Intriq Journey's Curated Hotels

Tour Cost Per Person

Twin Share HK$ 78,800
Single Supplement HK$ 30,800

The Jaffa • The Scot Hotel • Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem • Beresheet Hotel

JAFFA

JAFFA

The Jaffa

Housed in a restored 19th century complex, this lifestyle hotel infuses a modern, minimalistic décor into a space that oozes with history, fitting in perfectly into the vibrant neighbourhood in the port city of Jaffa. There are modern amenities including a fitness centre, outdoor pool and spa, as well as cool restaurants serving international and Israeli cuisine. (Renovated: 2017; Rooms: 120)

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SEA OF GALILEE

SEA OF GALILEE

The Scots Hotel

Blending Scottish and Israeli elements, this boutique hotel, owned by the Scottish Church, has been restored from a heritage building into a luxury hotel with character, along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Indulge in Israeli culinary delights with Galilean and Scottish influences, and relax in the extensive spa after a day of exploring the historical sites of the region. (Renovated: 2013; Rooms: 67)

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JERUSALEM

JERUSALEM

Waldorf Astoria

An oasis of calm right in the heart of Jerusalem, just a stone’s throw from the walls of the Old City. Retaining the façade of a former palace, this luxury hotel is designed around an inner courtyard that combines traditional décor with modern furnishings, complemented with the classic “True Waldorf Experience” hospitality. (Renovated: 2017; Rooms: 226)

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NEGEV DESERT

NEGEV DESERT

Beresheet Hotel

Set across 12.5 acres in the Negev Desert, this luxury hotel provides an unforgettable hospitality experience with a gourmet restaurant, a luxury spa and breath-taking desert scenery views from its elegant rooms, housed in unique structure using natural materials of stone and wood. (Opened: 2011; Rooms: 111)

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Estimated Price per Person

Economy Class HK$ 6,732
Business Class HK$ 24,684

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DEPOSIT
HKD 15,760/- Per Person
EARLY BIRD PROMOTION
First 2 bookings (up to 2 rooms) will enjoy a complimentary room upgrade at all hotels.

Registration Closing Date: 10 Oct 2022 or when tour is fully subscribed

COST INCLUDES:

  • Service of Intriq Journey’s Travel Concierge
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Lunches and dinners with beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • All transportations and transfers on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights as stated
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International airfare and taxes
  • Visa and entry taxes (if required)
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry

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