Duration
10 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019 & 2020
Destination
Israel
Tour the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins at ancient Caesarea, visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well in sacred Nazareth. In Tiberias, enjoy the pristine Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel. At the Jordan River stop at the popular baptismal site of Yardenit. And discover Jerusalem’s astonishing walled Old City.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • My Discoveries exclusive discount – Save up to $300pp!
  • Return international flights to Tel Aviv included
  • Immerse in ancient history in walled Old City of Jerusalem, at Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth and at the Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins of Caeserea

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
My Discoveries exclusive discount – Save up to $300pp!
Round trip flights Australia-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Australia
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
8 nights accommodations: 2 nights Tel Aviv, 2 nights Galilee Region, 4 nights Jerusalem
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates
12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

TRAVEL DATES Departures in 2019: 
  • Jul: 16, 23
  • Aug: 27
  • Nov: 10, 12, 26
  • Dec: 03, 10, 17
Departures in 2020: 
  • Jan: 07, 14, 21, 28
  • Feb: 04, 11, 18, 25
  • Mar: 08, 10, 15, 22
*These departures are subject to availability and prices may vary. Please call for an up to date price on 1300 404 606 **Advertised price based on 11 Feb 2020 from Sydney at time of publishing Already booked your flights? Call us to book your Land only package at MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606
ITINERARY
  • Day 1: Depart for Israel
  • Day 2: Arrive in Tel Aviv
  • Day 3: City Tour of Tel Aviv / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4: Caesarea, Nazareth, Northern Israel / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5: Full Day in Tiberias / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6: Yardenit, Beit She’an, Jerusalem / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7: Full Day in Jerusalem / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 8: Full Day in Jerusalem / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 9: Jerusalem Old City Tour / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10: Depart Israel / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
MAP  
HOTELS
  • Tel Aviv: Cinema Hotel
  • Galilee: Nof Ginosar
  • Tiberias: Ron Beach Hotel
  • Jerusalem: Prima Royale Hotel

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2019 & 2020
  • Advertised price based on a 11 Feb 2020 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION Visas for Australians travelling overseas A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
TO BOOK YOUR ISRAEL TOUR, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Depart for Israel

2

Arrive in Tel Aviv

Arrive in Tel Aviv; transfer to your hotel in this vibrant city, known as Israel’s “playground on the sea.” Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. Perhaps, walk along the bustling beachfront promenade, stop at a café and just people-watch! This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 7 pm. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible.
3

City Tour of Tel Aviv

Start with a visit to Jaffa (Joppa), the ancient port city linked with biblical stories of Solomon, Jonah and St. Peter. Tour the ancient ruins and walk to the beautifully reconstructed Artists’ Quarter. From atop the hill, stop to admire breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast and Tel Aviv. Continue to trendy Neve Tzedek (Tel Aviv’s “Soho”), the first neighborhood constructed outside of Jaffa and to HaTachana, a renovated Ottoman train station converted to a vibrant entertainment complex. Balance of the day is at leisure, or join the optional Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv. Get acquainted with this vibrant and cosmopolitan city on this panoramic tour that begins on bustling Ibn Gvirol Street and travels to Yitzhak Rabin Square with its memorial to the late Israeli Prime Minister. Continue past the Mann Auditorium and Habima, Israel’s national theatre to tree-lined Rothschild Avenue known for its distinctive Bauhaus architecture dating back to the 1930s. Dinner is included at a popular Tel Aviv Restaurant. Optional: Panoramic Night Tour of Tel Aviv with Dinner MEALS: Breakfast
4

Caesarea, Nazareth, Northern Israel

Begin the day with a drive north along the crystal-blue waters of the Mediterranean coast to ancient Caesarea; see the astounding Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins and the 2000-year-old theater. At the Visitor’s Center, view the informative multi-media presentation before departing for Nazareth. Drive through the rolling Galilean hills to the sacred town where, according to tradition, Jesus spent his childhood and youth; visit the Church of the Annunciation. Continue to your hotel, where you will enjoy dinner as a group.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Full Day in Tiberias

On your day at leisure in Tiberias, mix the serene quiet of the pristine Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel, with nature, history, and religion. Don’t miss the optional full day tour starting at the age-old fishing village of Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, home to a celebrated Byzantine-era synagogue and frequently mentioned in the Bible as Jesus’ base during his Galilean ministry. Stop at a working kibbutz for a tour, followed by lunch at an authentic Druze restaurant. Continue to Har Bental site of a former Israeli bunker. Finish the day at the ancient site of Banias. Set in the Banias Nature Reserve, one of the most naturally beautiful places in Israel, see ruins of the old city. Afterward, return to the hotel for dinner. Optional: Full Day Capernaum & Northern Galilee with lunch
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
6

Yardenit, Beit She'an, Jerusalem

Depart from your hotel in Tiberias and stop for a tour of a local diamond factory and showroom. After travel to the Jordan River, considered one of the world’s most sacred rivers. Visit the popular baptismal site of Yardenit. Head south via the Jordan Valley and reach the impressive archaeological site of Beit She’an, an ancient city dating back to King Saul; see the remains of an ancient Roman city and the ongoing excavations. Before getting to Jerusalem, a stop just outside the city provides a scenic panoramic view. Continue to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Full Day in Jerusalem

A full day to discover this fascinating city on your own. In Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, there are endless opportunities to explore. A walk through the city’s colorful neighborhoods reveals a diverse blend of traditional and modern cultures. Or, join the fascinating optional full day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea that begins with a drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the top of these heroic heights; listen to the brave tale of the Zealots who chose to perish rather than live under Roman rule. Visit the archaeological sites including the remains of Herod’s Palace, a synagogue, bath houses, dwellings, and workshops. After a visit to the Museum of Masada at the base, drive to the Dead Sea for a swim in the salty and buoyant waters before returning to Jerusalem. Tonight’s very special optional evening includes dinner at a popular restaurant, attendance at the spectacular Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David. *Due to local events, the order of the Jerusalem sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager Optional: Full Day Masada & Dead Sea Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem, Restaurant Dinner and Sound & Light Show (PM)
MEALS: Breakfast
8

Full Day in Jerusalem

Visit the contrasting New City on the optional Jerusalem New City tour. Drive via the Supreme Court building and the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, to the Israel Museum. Here, view the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem during Second Temple period. Then, on to Yad Vashem, Memorial to the Holocaust, on the Mount of Remembrance. The optional afternoon tour to Bethlehem includes a visit to the Church of the Nativity, commemorating the birthplace of Christ. A stop for local olive wood handicrafts is included. Optional: Half Day Jerusalem New City (AM) Optional: Half Day Bethlehem (PM) MEALS: Breakfast
9

Jerusalem Old City Tour

Begin your walking tour of Jerusalem* at the walled Old City with its four distinct sections; the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian Quarters. Follow the steps along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites in the Christian world. Pass through the narrow alleys and souks to Mt. Zion; visit the Western Wall, Room of the Last Supper and the traditional Tomb of King David. The remainder of the day is on your own. Stroll through the lanes of the Old City, visit the exotic bazaars or, participate in the optional afternoon Jerusalem Old City tour that begins at the Zion Gate. Visit the Cardo, a colonnaded Roman shopping street during the Byzantine period, the Jewish Quarter’s four Sephardic Synagogues and the Burnt House, set ablaze by the Romans. Then, on to the Davidson Center in the archaeological Park with its exhibits and presentations. This evening, enjoy a Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. *Due to local events, the order of the Jerusalem sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager Optional: Half Day Jerusalem Old City – Jewish Quarter (PM)
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
10

Depart Israel

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
Group tours allow you to enjoy your holiday and meet like-minded travellers while your Tour Guide handles all the complicated organisational components. Explore what Israel has to offer, restful beach breaks, fascinating history and much more. The three major monotheistic religions – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – all have ties to the region and the Holy Land is home to a vast mix of culture. Get a taste for this amazing country on this 10 day tour.
FLIGHT 
Flights are included in the deal!
TRANSFER Transfers included in the deal!
WEATHER Israel’s weather is considered to be good year round, meaning you can travel at any time. The best month to travel are May and October as less tourist visit during this time and temperatures are normally moderate. September also has great weather, however, the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kipper and Rosh Hashana mean the city goes into shutdown. Spring and Autumn are considered the most comfortable season’s weather wise, temperatures in Spring averaging the low 20s and temperatures in Autumn average high 20s. Winter has quite mild temperatures and brings storms and even snow to cities like Jerusalem and the Galilee.
VISA Visas for Australians travelling overseas A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather coat.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly installment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE