- Diaspora Museum
- City tour of Tel Aviv
- Tour of Old Jaffa
- City tour of Haifa
- Mount Carmel
- City tour of Acre
- Crusader underground passageways
- Nazareth tour
- Kibbutz Tour
- Yigal Alon Museum
- Golan Heights Winery
- Visit Banias
- Sea of Galilee
- Yardenit (Baptismal site of John the Baptist)
- Beit Shen ruins
- Mahne Yehuda tasting tour
- Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)
- Full day tour of Jerusalem & Bethlehem
- Traditional Shabbat Dinner
- Dead Sea
An intriguing mix of old and new awaits in Israel. Discover the country’s ancient history from old cities to ruins, explore the country’s rich religious history visiting iconic landmarks and sites, and immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant modern culture. Join us for a small group tour through Tel Aviv, Ginosar, and Jerusalem.
Explore the Israeli Mediterranean coast as you travel from Tel Aviv to Haifa and Acre. Each of these coastal cities has their own unique story and flair – from Tel Aviv’s cosmopolitan lifestyle, Haifa’s picturesque gardens and Acre’s ancient history.
Old meets new
Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city holds importance significance in history for Jewish, Muslim and Christian people. A unique blend of old and new, the city’s architecture combines seamlessly to create this fascinating city full of historical sites and world-class museums.
Unique natural beauty
From panoramic views across the Judaean Desert and out to the Dead Sea to the natural springs of Banias, a main source of the Jordanian River, and where beautiful beaches meet mountainous terrain – Israel’s varied landscape is stunning.
Itinerary Discover Israel
Welcome to Tel Aviv. Located on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline, the city is Israel’s commercial and cultural capital. The cosmopolitan city’s cafes, shopping and nightlife combine with beautiful beaches to create a lively atmosphere. The White City of Tel Aviv was declared by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site for its white coloured Bauhaus style buildings that line the streets.
After we arrive in Tel Aviv we enjoy a group welcome dinner to meet our fellow travellers.
Tel Aviv: The White City
Our small group tour embarks as we explore Tel Aviv today. We begin at the Diaspora Museum where we gain insight into Israel’s people, history and culture. We then enjoy a city tour of Tel Aviv before spending some time on our own for lunch.
This afternoon we step back in time and explore the old city, Old Jaffa. We wander through the streets and discover this ancient port city. Our evening is at leisure.
Tel Aviv - Ginosar
We depart Tel Aviv after breakfast this morning for our next destination, Ginosar. We follow the coast to reach our first stop Haifa, Israel’s third largest city. This picturesque city is located at the foot of Mount Carmel and extends to the coast of the Mediterranean. We enjoy a half day tour of the city, including a visit to the summit of Mount Carmel.
We continue along the coast and visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Acre. Here we enjoy a visit to the city’s Oriental Market, Arab Mosque and Old Port.
We explore Acre Crusader City. Discovering the halls, passages, tunnels and chambers of the Crusader city that lies beneath the streets of Acre.
We learn more about the history of the Crusader era as we meander our way through the city that was built in the 12th century.
We make our way inland and arrive in Nazareth for a city tour before arriving at our hotel in Ginosar in time for dinner.
Ginosar: Kibbutz and wine
We begin our day this morning with a tour of the Kibbutz, learning more of the ins and outs of life here. Our tour takes us to the Yigal Alon Museum where we have the chance to see the Ancient Galilee Boat or “Jesus Boat”. Discovered by local fishermen during a drought in 1986, the ancient boat dates back to the 1st century AD.
Wine is on the menu this afternoon as we travel to the Golan Heights Winery. En-route to the winery we stop at Mount Bental for an incredible panoramic view of the land below. At the winery, we enjoy a tour of the grounds before settling in for lunch and a wine tasting.
Before arriving back at our hotel we make one last stop at the natural springs of Banias to see one of the sources of the Jordan River.
Ginosar - Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city holds important significance in history for Jewish, Muslim and Christian people. A unique blend of old and new, the city’s architecture combines seamlessly to create this fascinating city full of historical sites and world-class museums.
We begin our journey to Jerusalem after breakfast this morning, stopping along the way at Tiberias, a city located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. We visit Capernaum and make a stop at the baptismal site of John the Baptist at Yardenit. Our last stop before arriving in Jerusalem is the Jordan Valley where we visit the excavated Roman ruins of Beit Shen.
Upon arriving in Jerusalem, we check into our hotel before enjoying our evening at leisure.
We explore Jerusalem today as we drive through the New City and visit the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament and High Court.
We embark on a tantalizing tasting tour of the Mahane Yehuda market in this delectable special experience. Our taste buds are taken on a journey as we taste our way through the variety of foods on offer.
We pay a visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, this afternoon. Moving and profound, the museum at the Center tells the stories of the Jewish people affected during the time of the Holocaust. We spend the evening at our own leisure.
Jerusalem and Bethlehem: historic sights
We enjoy a full day of touring today starting at Jerusalem’s Old City. We step back in time as we enter the walled city and discover its sights visiting the Roman Cardo, the Herodian Quarter and the Western Wall. We continue to Bethlehem where we gain insight into the birthplace of Jesus visiting Rachel’s Tomb, the Church of Nativity, and Mangers Square.
This evening we get to know the locals of Jerusalem as we join a local family for a traditional Shabbat dinner in their home. We share stories over dinner as we learn about the traditional cuisine and their way of life before we depart with new friendships and lasting memories.
Jerusalem: Masada and the Dead Sea
This morning we visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Masada, a fortress perched high above the Judaean Desert. Built as a palace complex in the last century BC, today the ruins are a testament to Israel’s ancient kingdom history. After a tour of Masada, we make our way to the Dead Sea. Straddling the border between Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea is the lowest spot on the Earth’s surface. With a mineral content topping out at 33%, the Dead Sea is an incredible natural attraction. We enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to float in the salty waters before returning to Jerusalem to enjoy our afternoon at leisure.
This evening we enjoy a farewell dinner together at a local restaurant.
After breakfast this morning we transfer back to Tel Aviv where our tour concludes. We bid farewell to our new friends and to incredible Israel.
Inclusions Discover Israel
- Travel in a small group of 6 to 16 passengers
- All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
- Airport transfers included on the first and last day of touring
- 8 nights in superior accommodation
- Hotel highlight, Ginosar. Spend 2 nights in a traditional Kibbutz and learn about the history of the Kibbutz lifestyle
- 13 meals, including 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
- Food highlight, Ginosar. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at Golan Heights Winery
- Food highlight, Jerusalem. Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes on a walking food tour of the Mahane Yehuda market
- A specialist local guide accompanies the group on the entire tour
- Specialist local guides join the small group tour in selected locations
Accommodation Discover Israel
The Market House
Centrally located in Tel Aviv’s Jaffa, with the famous flea market across the street, the Market House Hotel offers a modern oasis in the middle of the Old Town. Stylish, contemporary furniture is featured throughout the boutique hotel which opened in 1864. Each room has a relaxing atmosphere with stylish furniture, air-conditioning, a safe deposit box and Free Wifi. The hotel’s modern interior creates a vibrant atmosphere in the restaurant, bar and lounge area.
Kibutz Lavi Hotel
The Kibbutz Lavi Hotel began in 1962 as a group of houses in the kibbutz. Shortly after, it became a very small hotel and today the Kibbutz Lavi Hotel boasts 184 rooms, as well as a lovely restaurant and a spacious lobby. Run by members of the kibbutz you’ll find a combination of high level hotel facilities, a kibbutz atmosphere, and personal service. You are invited to stroll throughout the kibbutz and enjoy the special religious, rural atmosphere and the fresh country air. The Kibbutz Lavi preserves the age old tradition of hospitality.
Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities
Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel
Run by a traditional Israeli sharing community, the Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel is set in peaceful surrounds, including its own private beach on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. It boasts a great location at the foot of Mount Arbel.
Facilities: free wifi; air-conditioning; pool
Positioned in the newly revived Ben Yehuda district and central to Jerusalem's major attractions, this hotel allows guests to explore the historical beauty and enchantment of Jerusalem. Just a short walk from the Old City and the Yehuda Market, the Arthur Hotel is draped in rich tones of red and green to create a distinct colonial charm.
Facilities free wifi, air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, 24-hour front desk, safe deposit box
Information Discover Israel
Let's Talk Fitness
In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.
At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.
We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.
At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.
Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.
Our tours include:
- Generous amounts of free time
- Lots of walking
- Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation
In some regions travellers can also expect:
- Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
- Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
- Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
- Limited medical facilities in remote areas
Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:
- Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
- Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
- Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
- Carry their own luggage
- Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats
Dates & Prices Discover Israel
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