Israel Highlights by Train – 8 Days

From Tel Aviv

From$729

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get the most out of the 3 different and unique cities!
  • Discover the North of Israel, including the cities of Haifa and Akko.
  • Guided Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Masada and the Dead Sea and overnight at the Judean Desert.
  • Relax at the beach of Tel Aviv, explore the vibe, street food, and nightlife.
  • Stay at “hip” guesthouse hostels or unique boutique hotels.
  • Travel like a local, sustainable, and with no traffic.

DESCRIPTION

Route: Ben Gurion Airport -> Haifa/Akko -> Jerusalem -> Ein Gedi/Dead Sea -> Tel Aviv -> Ben Gurion Airport

  • The tour includes Israel’s most important sights. By providing you with accommodation, train tickets and some organized activities our package minimizes your preparatory effort. However, it also leaves you with plenty of time to discover the country on your own.
  • You decide how packed your schedule is: Add optional organized tours to your package, relax or venture out on your own.
  • There is a number of must-do included activities on the tour. Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.

What’s included

train

Transportation

All public transportation as described in the itinerary

Overnights

7 overnights including breakfast
1 x Haifa / 2 x Jerusalem / 1 x Ein Gedi / 3 x Tel Aviv 
Categorie A – Guesthouse Hostels
Categorie B – Boutique Hotels 

Guide

Guided Tours

1 x Guided Group Tour: Jerusalem 
1 x Masada & Dead Sea – Tour  

Ticket

Entrance Tickets

1 x Akko Museum Combi Ticket for 5 Museums  

Travel Assistant

First-night personal meet up and online chat while touring

Israel Map

8 days
Overnight in Hotel 7 Nights
1-35
Availability

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Choose between 2 Hotel categories: Guesthouse Hostel or Boutique hotels!

Tip

Buy an Internet Data package for your smartphone for the period staying!

Meeting Point

Sunday evening at 20:00 we invite you to meet with our IsraelRail Travel Assistance at a local bar in Haifa together with other IsraelRail travelers.

Dropoff Point

Ben Gurion Internation Airport or feel free to extent and continue to explore Israel.

Itinerary

Ben Gurion Train Station
Arrival Ben Gurion Airport
Train Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
Train to Haifa

Transfer on your own by train from Ben Gurion airport to Haifa (1:10 hour)

Hotel Bay Club Haifa
Check in Hostel / Hotel
Haifa Bahai Temple
Bahai Tempel Visit

Depending on flight arrival time: Join the official Bahai guided tour in English (1-hour) and learn about the Bahai World Center and its spectacular gardens!

Welcome to IsraelRail
Meet up!

20:00 Meet up with all fellow travelers and our IsraelRail Travel Assistant / @local Haifa bar!

Hotel Bay Club Haifa
Overnight: Haifa
Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast
Akko train station
From Haifa to Akko

Train & public transportation from Haifa to Akko (45min)

Akko Old City
Akko Old Town

Pick up your 5-Museums-Combi-Ticket at the visitor center. It will allow you to access:

  1. Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)
  2. Turkish Bath
  3. Templar Tunnels
  4. Okashi Museum
  5. Treasures in the Walls Museum

Visit these five unique museums at your own pace!

Akko Market
Haifa and Akko on your own

Discover Haifa and Akko on your own. It’s a great idea to visit the market in Akko’s old town to have lunch.

IsraelRail Train
Head to Jerusalem

Train & public transportation from Haifa to Jerusalem (1:55 hour)

Jerusalem overnight
Overnight in Jerusalem
Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast
Jerusalem Old City
Jerusalem Old City Tour

11:00 – 15:00 Jerusalem Old City- guided Group Tour

Visit the Holy Sepulcher, the Wailing wall, the Muslim Quarter and many other intriguing sights.

Mahane Yehuda Jerusalem
Free Time in Jerusalem

Time to explore Jerusalem on your own! Stroll around the old town or explore the famous Machane Yehuda Market. 

Jerusalem overnight
Overnight: Jerusalem
Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast
Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
Time to Discover more!

Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, the Israel Museum, or take our optional morning tour to Bethlehem.

Transfer to Ein Gedi

Organized bus transfer to Ein Gedi 

Counting Stars

Count the incredible number of Stars visible in the Judean Desert. 

Overnight: Ein Gedi
Masada Sunrise Tour
Sunrise in Masada

Experience the beauty of Masada National Park and the ancient fortress in the early morning hours. 

Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast
Dead Sea
Dead Sea

Float on the salty waters of the Dead Sea.

From the Dead Sea to Tel Aviv

Drive through the Judean Desert to the “‘White City” Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv Night Out
Party Time!

Dive into Tel Aviv’s legendary nightlife!

Overnight Tel Aviv
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast
Tel Aviv Levinsky Market
Market Day in Tel Aviv

Stroll the Carmel (streetfood), Nahalat Benjamin (handicraft) and Levinsky Market (spices) on your own.

Old Yafo-TelAviv
Tel Aviv Culture

From modern architecture to extraordinary museums or the romantic old towns of Jaffa and Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv is full of amazing cultural sites.

Overnight Tel Aviv
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast
Tel Aviv Beach
Tel Aviv Beach Day

Enjoy the day on one of the 13 beaches in Tel Aviv or in the serene Hayarkon Park.

Overnight Tel Aviv
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast
Israel Train Station
Transfer to the Airport

Train transfer from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport (15min ride)

Say “Lehitraot” to Israel!

 
ELAL Airline
Fly back Home!

ADDITIONAL INFO

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Day 2:
Akko Old City Market Tasting Card

Day 3:
Machane Yehuda Tasting Card

Day 4:
Bethlehem – Bus 1/2 day tour – English Guided
Israel Museum Tickets

Day 5:
TLV Pub Crawl

Day 6:
TLV Historical Graffiti tour based on Augmented Reality