Israel Hotels

Israel Now & Then – From Jerusalem to Eilat via the Dead Sea

Enjoy Israel's unique blend of ancient history, contemporary lifestyle and amazing desert nature views – Experience the Old and New cities of Jerusalem, go down to the Dead Sea through the Judean and the Negev Desert and finally - a good, refreshing rest in the Sunny holiday resort of Eilat.



Jerusalem – 3-4 days:

Check in The David Citadel Hotel. Enjoy the luxurious, high standard hospitality and a ravishing panorama of Jerusalem's Old City's walls and the Tower of David.

New City: Start at the Kotel (ancient Western Wall in the Old City) and proceed to Mea Shearim, to experience the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox Jewish communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next, visit Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the new Holyland model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Drive to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, and Yad Vashem, the memorial of the Holocaust. Visit ammunition hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day war and converted into a national memorial site and museum.

Old City: Start with a visit of King David's Tomb on Mount Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road, visit the four Sepharadic synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish Quarter. Tour the Kotel Tunnels; visit Davidson Center and walk through the Roman Cardo to the local Arab Bazaar. Walk through Jaffa Gate to the Tower of David Museum – See the ancient remains of the city beginning in the First Temple period and enjoy the unique audio-visual spectacle in the evening

More - A tour of Jeruslaem Christian Holy sites 

 

Dead Sea – 2-3 days:

Depart Jerusalem downwards to the Dead Sea via Maaleh-Adumim and the Judean Desert, to the Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel. Enjoy 2-3 days of rest and leisure in this pampering oasis with a wide choice of spa treatments, mineral pools, private Dead Sea beach, gourmet restaurants, the luxurious Moab rooms & lounge, and modern-chic décor.

Drive to Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car and back to the hotel for dinner…

Travel south through the Negev desert to the sunny holiday resort of Eilat.

Attractions on the way:

Israel's Airforce Museum at Hatzerim (near Beer Sheva) – View the planes and equipment and hear the story of Israel's brave fighting force.

Bedouin experience at Henion Beerot – Camel riding, hospitality in an authentic Bedouin tent, light lunch available.

Sde Boker – Ben Gurion's hut and grave and a magnificent view of Zin valley

Mitzpeh Ramon – A unique view of the Ramon Crater, a real geological wonder, with a visitors center nearby.

Timna Park – Copper mines, King Solomon's Pillars and huge, multi-colored rock formations.

 

Eilat – 4 -5 days or more

Check in the Isrotel Royal Beach Hotel For a relaxing, sunny vacation in Eilat's best, most luxurious 5-stars-deluxe hotel & resort. Red Sea view from every window, 5 gourmet restaurants, exquisite spa, marvelous rooms and suites, a private beach and much more…

Visit the underwater observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef. Spend a day at the Dolphin Reef with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to actually swim and dive with Dolphins in their natural habitat, and in the evening, enjoy Isrotel's WOW show – A true Las-Vegas-Style spectacle of music, lights, dancers and acrobats from around the world.