3 Climates of Israel

Trip Highlights

  • Part 1 - the forest-green Galilee
  • Part 2 - the blue-green Mediterranean sea
  • Part 3 - The Holy City of Jerusalem
  • Part 4 - the burnished gold of the desert, including Masada & the magical Dead Sea

Trip Highlights

Lifetime Discovery invites you to spend 10 days of luxury in the Holy Land defined by the three surprisingly ranging climates for a place so small.  To truly discover the surroundings, we recommend that you spend 3 nights at each of the 3 destinations.

The lush greenery of the Galilee and the flowing waters of the Jordan River are bursting with a history that both made history and  history that was made by the environment for the civilizations that passed through.  And each had such such strikingly different impact!  Life in the Galilean hills was (and is) nothing like life on the shores of ancient Caesarea and blue Mediterranean or the golden terrain of the desert.  With special guides to share insights about how the environment  impacted great moments in history and how land and water continues doing so in the present, enjoy the top luxury hotels in each of the three regions, with the spectacular Holy City of Jerusalem as the center piece of the tour.

* The above rate is per person per day based on 2 couples sharing 2 double rooms at one of our recommended 4* hotels & 1 rental car (category D).  The rate also includes a Meet & Greet at the airport and does not include entrance fees or private guiding.

Bayit BaGalil Hotel & Spa | Upper Galilee

Days: 1 2

Located within a national nature preservation it is also home to protected wildlife . The estate overlooks Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)  and gazes upon Israel’s Golan mountain range. Each of its 26 suites and presidential terrace suite have breathtaking views of the hillsides and forest surrounding it.

Dan Carmel Hotel | Haifa

Days: 3

As the first exclusive hotel in the City of Haifa, The Dan Carmel’s perfectly placed mountain top location allows for panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and a breathtaking backdrop. Overlooking Haifa Bay, and the Galil & Golan Landscape, the sheer magnificence is simply heart-stopping.
The Dan Carmel’s recently refurbished rooms and suites are all designed with classic and elegant tones and complete with the modern accessories and luxurious comforts, as expected at the best hotels in the world. Extra-Large bathrooms designed for indulgence and 42″ LED screens with multimedia outlets enable you to relax and unwind after a rigorous day of exploration and discovery.
Dan Carmel | Haifa

The Carlton | Tel Aviv

Days: 4 5

Perfectly situated on the beachfront, The Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel is all about details and comfort; from the award winning breakfast to the exclusive Carlton bath amenities.  The personal service and ‘We’ve got you covered’ attitude will guarantee an unforgettable experience; whether you’re touring the city or just wanting to kick back and relax.

Carlton Beach DeckCarlton Entrance

Dan Hotel | Jerusalem

Days: 6

The Dan Jerusalem Hotel offers a premium hospitality experience that combines an idyllic environment with breath-taking vistas. Superbly designed around a series of beautiful patios, the Dan Jerusalem Hotel sits on the historic slopes of Mount Scopus, overlooking the romantic skyline of Jerusalem and surrounded by the rolling hills of Judea.

Dan Hotel | Jerusalem

Beresheet Resort | Mitspe Ramon

Days: 7 8 9

The Beresheet Hotel, part of the Isrotel Exclusive Collection, is located amid a breathtakingly beautiful primeval landscape, near the ancient Spice Route and right on the edge of the towering cliffs that slope down into the Ramon Crater – an extraordinary natural phenomenon without equal anywhere in the world. The hotel’s unique location, at 800m above sea level, ensures a cool and comfortable climate.

Days 1-3: Galilee Green Act I

Accomodation: Bayit BaGalil Hotel & Spa | Upper Galilee

Galilee Green

From the Ben Gurion International Airport you will be whisked to the magic hills of the Galilee and into the arms the welcoming staff of the Bayit BaGalil Hotel and Spa.  You will enjoy treatments of your choice, lounging poolside and and delicious meals amidst majesty of the surrounding mountains.  Lifetime Discovery will provide a full roster of excursions and professional guides to fascinating places such as the Old City of Acre and the Grottoes, Hermon & Merom Mountains, the Sea of Galilee itself and the waterfalls of Banias, named after the Greek goddess, Pan.  The pace will be totally up to you.

Day 1 will start with a wonderful excursion to the Tzippori National Park.

 

Day 2: Galilee Green Act II

Accomodation: Bayit BaGalil Hotel & Spa | Upper Galilee

This is your second of two days in the Galilee greenery.

Consider adventuring on to Bental, Qunitra, Hermon Mountain & the impressive Banias Waterfalls.  Visit them all for an action packed day or select a few and go at a leisurely pace.  The choice is yours!

 

Day 3: Galilee Greenery Act III

Accomodation: Dan Carmel Hotel | Haifa

Today why not take a trip to the Merom Mountain, Rosh HaNikra and then onto Acre to discover the ancient city & natural marvels that are the Grottoes.

Why not punctuate the day with a guided visit of the Bahai Temple & Garden in Haifa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Their unique design, combining geometrical shapes and exquisite detailing with loving conservation of natural and historic landscape features, leaves an indelible impression on visitors.  These gardens, located in the heart of Haifa, comprise a staircase of nineteen terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. The golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith, stands on the central terrace, looking across the bay towards ‘Akko.

 

Days 4-6: Seaside Blues, Act 1

Accomodation: The Carlton | Tel Aviv

Seaside Blues

Upon leaving the greeny blue colours of Haifa, we recommend a stop along the way at Herod’s Great Port City of Caesarea, Zicharon Yaakov and Appolonia before arriving at our destination of the Carlton Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean beach front.  From this central location you may decide to take day-trips to places such as Jaffa or Hiriya Recycling Park.  Again, all supported by the anthropology-oriented guides who will provide a story of how the land and sea influenced the course of history.

Day 5: Seaside Blues Act II

Accomodation: The Carlton | Tel Aviv

Today, enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and history through a guided walking tour of both Tel Aviv & ancient Jaffa.

If there’s still enough wind in your sails after this, why not take a trip to the Hiriya Recycling Park, one of the largest of its kinds in the world.  The park is a main attraction of the Ariel Sharon Park just east of Tel Aviv.  As Israeli cranks up its recycling policies, this park has become a symbol of renewal in Israeli society.  Afoot the 60 meter high mound, enjoy some spectacular views of the surrounding area, from the sparking Mediterranean to the Mountains of Judea, with Tel Aviv’s skyscrapers in between, surrounded by the Ayalon and Shapirim streams.

Day 6: The Entr’acte Jerusalem

Accomodation: Dan Hotel | Jerusalem

After a tasty breakfast, begin the day at the one-of-a-kind “Ir David” (City of David) taking you back 3000 years in the blink of an eye.  Continue with a guided walking tour to the Jewish Quarter where we will explore our 6 senses, including the Cardo Davidson Center archaeological park and of course the “Kotel” (Western Wall).  This extremely meaningful moment is followed by an exciting visit to the Western Wall Tunnels. We will walk part of the Via Dolorosa and before returning to the hotel for another overnight in the golden city, we will taste some of Jerusalem’s best pita with hummus & falafel.

In the evening we recommend the “Sound and Light” at the Citadel for an amazing night in the Holy Land.

Days 7-9: Desert Golds Act 1

Accomodation: Beresheet Resort | Mitspe Ramon

Desert Golds

There are few destinations in the world more mystical, meaningful and breathtaking those found in the Negev Desert such as the Ramon Crate and the Mamshit Nabatean City, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.  All of which are conveniently in the vicinity of the fabulous Beresheet Hotel in Mitspe Ramon.

First off today, explore the city of David through the water channels under Jerusalem before heading onto the Hebrew University and finally to ascend ancient Masada, another UNESCO World Heritage site and the last stand of the Jewish Great Revolt in 73 A.D.

Day 8: Desert Gold Act II

Accomodation: Beresheet Resort | Mitspe Ramon

Today you may want to have a full on desert exploration to the small & large craters followed by a trip to the Mamshit Nabatean City, another of the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites found in the land of Israel.

 

 

Day 9: Desert Gold Act III

Accomodation: Beresheet Resort | Mitspe Ramon

Today you may decide to hike around the Ramon Crater and continue to visit Sde Boker and the Latrun Tank Museum.  The details are completely up to you!

Day 10: Homeward bound

After experiencing the diverse and wondrous climates of Israel, your Lifetime Discovery liaison will ensure your VIP escort back to Ben Gurion runs smoothly for your flight home or onto your next destination.

 

Safe flight and come back soon!