Short & Classic

Trip Highlights

  • Jerusalem, City of Gold
  • Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea
  • Beit Shean, Beit Alpha, Sea of Galilee
  • Jeeps to Golan Heights, Mt. Bental & winery
  • Haifa, Bahai Gardens & Caesarea
  • Independence Hall, Palmach Museum, Tel Aviv Metropolis

Trip Highlights

Lifetime Discovery welcomes the first-time or returning traveler to enjoy the basic and favored sites in the Holy Land.  In a whirlwind of 5 nights, enjoy the wonders of nature and discover sites in Israel known from biblical times to places made famous as landmarks in our own century.

* 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.


David Citadel Hotel | Jerusalem

Days: 1 2

The David Citadel Hotel, with a majestic view of the Old City, is within walking distance from the city center and is situated directly across from Alrov Mamilla Avenue and other major attractions. The hotel boasts impeccably designed suites and guestrooms, fine cuisine, a luxury gym and a holistic innovative spa, year-round heated pool, and private Executive Lounge. The hotel’s exquisite modular banquet halls and reception rooms host a variety of social and business gatherings.

Bedouin Camp | Kfar HaNokdim

Days: 3

In the Kana`im valley which is in the Judean desert, between the city of Arad and ancient Masada, lies Kfar Hanokdim. It is a green oasis shaded by palm trees and crowned with biblically inspired gardens. Merely walking into Kfar Hanokdim reveals a picturesque scene. Bedouin tents comfortably fitted with colorful rugs and mattresses.

Pastoral Kfar Blum

Days: 4

In the heart of the Galilee landscape, continuing the pioneers’ tradition of hospitality, to the sound of classical music, there flows a spring of silence and tranquility. In a relaxing pastoral atmosphere, we invite you to enjoy a range of 147 especially designed rooms surrounded by lawns and flowers, a prestigious pampering spa, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a restaurant offering a culinary experience of the country.

David Intercontinental | Tel Aviv

Days: 5

The David Intercontinental is a luxury Tel Aviv hotel near the beach with an outdoor pool (seasonal), spa and health/fitness center on the site. The hotel is perfectly located in Tel Aviv’s trendy, urban Neve Tzedek neighborhood with some of the best shopping and restaurants in the city, and near the business district of Tel Aviv. 

Day 1: Arrival & Off to Jerusalem

Accomodation: David Citadel Hotel | Jerusalem

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport you will be greeted with a glass of wine by the Lifetime Discovery representative who is there to expedite arrival formalities before setting out to Jerusalem.  Spend your first few moments in the city of gold at the Haas Promenade before checking in to your hotel and acclimating to the magic of being in Israel.  Enjoy the “Sound and Light” at the Citadel  for your amazing first night in the Holy Land.

Day 2: Old City Jerusalem

Accomodation: David Citadel Hotel | Jerusalem

After your Mediterranean 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.

Day 3: Desert & Dead Sea

Accomodation: Bedouin Camp | Kfar HaNokdim

We head south to climb Masada, the last stronghold against the Romans and deemed a World Heritage site by UNESCO.  A cable car assists in the expedition, but if someone wants to brave the steep climb, it’s doable.  Next is the fascinating walk through the Ein Gedi nature reserve before stepping into the famous Dead Sea,  at the lowest spot on earth for some relaxation, before heading to the Bedouin camp one of the most exciting experience of our tour with a real Bedouin dinner in tents.

Day 4: Beit Shean, Golan & Galilee

Accomodation: Pastoral Kfar Blum

Picking up the trail of the Syrian-Africa Rift, we will head north through the Jordan Valley for Beit Shean to see its fascinating archaeological site.  Riding by jeep to the heights, the day will conclude with an unparalleled view of the Sea of Galilee a perfect spot for some memorable Pictures from the unique Peace Vista before hotel check-in on the Golan Heights for some chill out after a very colorful day.

Day 5: Bental, Banias & Back South

Accomodation: David Intercontinental | Tel Aviv

Wake up and set out to one of the most spectacular walks of the trip, the ancient fortress of Gamla.  After a stop at the Katzrin Visitors Center, take part in a wine tasting accompanied by some good cheese at the Golan Heights Winery.  Learn about wind turbines at Mt. Hazeka before climbing to see the now in-active volcano at Mt. Bental on the Syrian border, getting an insight to the complexity of the quest for peace.  After dining on Druse cuisine at the Massade Village, marvel at another miracle of nature at the Banias waterfall before heading south to the modern metropolis Tel Aviv where we will enjoy some great nightlife for those who did not pass out yet.

Day 6: About Town & Homeward Bound

Awake and enter the bustle of Old Jaffa and the popular “Shuk HaPishpashim” (flea market) before a walk through the gentrified neighborhood of Neve Tzedek.  Continue a stroll on Rothschild Boulevard, where we will have some fresh fruit shake while stopping at Independence Hall to see where the declaration of independence from the British was announced in 1948.  Then we will follow the boulevard passing the  site of the 2011 “tent-city” with a stop at the newly built Habima National Theatre.  After check-out,  enjoy an evening, “stop and shop” at “HaTachana” (The Station), the newly renovated Jaffa-Jerusalem Railway museum before being escorted to Ben Gurion International Airport for a safe trip home.