Private tour of Israel and Petra - Firebird Tours ®
Petra, Jordan
Jerusalem, Israel
Dead Sea, Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel
Masada, Israel

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Trip Overview

Take advantage of the Israel itinerary combining rich sightseeing with plenty of leisure time. Enjoy all must-sees from Israel's ancient Masada and Jerusalem to Jaffa by Tel Aviv and the neighboring Petra in Jordan, unwind on the shores of both the Dead Sea and the Red Sea in Eilat. Best handpicked hotels, private guided drivers, and all the logistics included.
 

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.91 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4 or 5-star centrally located hotels
    Standard rooms
    9 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport transfers
    1 flight between cities
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 1 guided walking city tours
    4 guided day-tours outside cities
  • MEALS
  • 9 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to your hotel in Tel Aviv for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.

No meals included.

Day 2
Tour of Jaffa

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and start your private 4-hour walking* tour to the old town Jaffa, one of the ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin.

Jaffa city is associated with Jonah, Solomon and Saint Peter as well as the mythological story of Andromeda and Perseus. Together with your guide, you stroll along the alleys of Old Jaffa, see the sculpture "floating orange", pass by the House of Simon the Tanner and the 19th-century St Michael Greek-Orthodox Church. Afterward, you arrive at the main Plaza of Jaffa and visit the Franciscan St. Peter’s Church, built on the remains of a Crusader Fortress. Then you continue to the flea market full of boutiques, laid-back cafes, pop-up bars and colorful street stalls selling vintage clothes, objects, and furniture.

After the tour, you may continue the exploration of Jaffa or return to the hotel.

  • Please note: 2-way public transportation tickets are included in the tour. The Flea Market doesn't work on Saturdays.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Departure to Jerusalem

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, meet your driver for a private transfer to Jerusalem. Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Recommended optional tour: Cooking class and Levinski Market
  • Recommended optional tour: Small group tour to Caesarea and Haifa
  • Recommended optional tour: Market tour of Jerusalem

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Masada and Dead Sea Tour

After breakfast at the hotel embark on a small group 8-hour tour to the UNESCO-listed town of Masada, famous for its ancient fortifications, as well as enjoy the shores of the Dead Sea.

Upon arrival to Masada, you take a cable car to reach the hilltop isolated rock plateau above the Dead Sea. Masada was also home to the oldest synagogue in Israel, but one of the most remarkable features are the 12 water cisterns, each with a capacity of up to 140,000 cubic feet.

On the way back you have a stop at the Dead Sea resort for about 2 hours and have some time to relax and swim in the water. The Dead Sea is renown for its rejuvenating properties beneficial for health and you also have some time to visit a local factory store famous for its products containing mud, minerals, and salt from the Dead Sea.

After the tour, you are taken back to Jerusalem.

  • Please note: Group size is up to 20 people. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option. Make sure to have bathing suits. Towels and lockers are available at the resort at an extra charge of 15-20$ (45-60 ILS). Showers, changing rooms and pools are included in the resort admission fee.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, join a small group day tour devoted to the exploration of the city and a tour to Bethlehem.

Today, you see unmissable sites of interest and start with the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Continue to Mount Zion, located on the southern end of the old city, and see the traditional sites of the Last Supper and visit King David's Tomb. In the Old city, you start a walking tour of Jewish, Christian and Armenian Quarters. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A must-see highlight of Jerusalem tour is a The Western Wall, one of the holiest Jewish sites.

Today you also visit Bethlehem - the biblical birthplace of Jesus and a major Christian pilgrimage destination. At the Palestinian border, your change transportation and the local guide takes you to Bethlehem. Together you visit the Church of Nativity, built over the cave venerated as Christ's birthplace in AD 339. After the visit, you drive through the city and get back to the Israel border to meet with your Jerusalem guide and driver.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Please note: make sure to have your passport with you for the Bethlehem tour. Group size is up to 20 people. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Tour to Nazareth and Galilee

Early in the morning join a small group tour and embark on an exciting 12-hour day trip to the incredible Christian site - the city of Nazareth, and a northern region called Galilee.

The first stop on your route is Nazareth where you visit the Catholic Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Then you drive by towns Cana and Tiberius, located on the shore of Galilee Sea, and arrive in Capernaum, also known as "the town of Jesus". Once abandoned and forgotten, this site was excavated in the 1900s and today you may visit the Jewish Synagogue.

Continue to the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves located at the foot of the Golan Heights and reach Yardenit, the famous Baptismal site where Jordan river flows out of the Sea of Galilee.

After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel in Jerusalem.

  • Please note: Group size is up to 20 people. This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Departure to Eilat

After breakfast and check-out, you are met by your private driver in the hotel lobby and transferred to the airport for your short flight to Eilat, an Israeli town located on the shores of the picturesque Red Sea, renown around the world for its rich aquatic sea life.

Upon arrival you have a transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Day Trip to Petra

Early in the morning meet your guide at your hotel lobby and embark on a full day group tour to the famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert, mysterious Petra.

In about 1 hour after your departure from Eilat, you cross the border with Jordan and drive through Wadi Rum's landscape to arrive at the destination.

While in Petra, you enjoy a guided tour walking through the narrow walkaway in rock walls, the Siq, proceeding with the Obelisk Tomb, the major Nabatean monument from the 1st century AD. Then you see one of the most outstanding temples in Perta, Al-Khazneh or the Treasury, the sacrificial palace of Jabal Madbach, the Theater and Mountaintop Royal Tombs that simply stuns travelers' imagination. Here you also have time for lunch and exploring the gems of Petra on your own.

Following the tour, you are taken back to Eilat with a short stop at Wadi Rum observation point.

  • Note: The visa and border tax in the amount of $125 (amount can change) is paid on spot with or without a 1-entry visa.
  • Please note: Group size is up to 30 people.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Free Day at Leisure

Following breakfast at the hotel, you have a day at leisure. We recommend to enjoy your spa zone of the hotel, walk along the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba or visit the Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Departure

After breakfast and check-out, you are met by your private driver in the hotel lobby and transferred to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you are leaving with the ultimate experience and bright memories and wish you a safe flight.

Breakfast is included.


Included

9 nights at centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
9 nights at centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star or 5-star hotels in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Eilat;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours in small group tours up to 20 people;
  • Private walking tour of Jaffa;
  • Entrance tickets Masada National park, Petra;
  • Cable car ride in Masada National Park;
  • Economy class flight tickets Tel Aviv - Eilat;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

Please note: Modest clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.

Tour Highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Exploring the port town Jaffa;
  • Cable car ride to Masada;
  • Time spent by the unique Dead Sea;
  • Complete insight of multisided Jerusalem and Bethlehem;
  • Day trip to the holy destinations of Nazareth and Galilee;
  • Trip to the gem of Jordan, the unique city of Petra.
What to Know
  • The local currency of Israel are shekels, in Jordan Jordanian dinars are used. Although credit and debit cards are widely accepted, it is best to have cash on you for small purchases.
  • Israeli weather, as well as that of Jordan, tends to be hot practically all year round, so make sure to pack suitable clothing and sunblock.
  • Many attractions in Israel are religious, therefore, it is necessary to be dressed suitably when exploring such sights as to not be disrespectful.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$3,431
Deposit $687
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$4,352
Deposit $871
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
$3,631
Deposit $727
Two travelers: double occupancy (5 star)
$4,652
Deposit $931
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$3,431
Deposit $687
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$4,352
Deposit $871
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
$3,631
Deposit $727
Two travelers: double occupancy (5 star)
$4,652
Deposit $931

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