Israel Highlights Plus by Train – 8 Days

from Tel Aviv

Plus
from2900 NIS

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get the most out of the 3 different and unique cities!
  • Discover Haifa in the North of Israel
  • Tasting Cards for 3 different cities!
  • Guided Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Optional: Guided Tour of Bethlehem.
  • Climb Masada and float in the Dead Sea.
  • Relax at the beaches of Tel Aviv, explore vibe and the street food.
  • Travel like a local, sustainable, and with no traffic.

DESCRIPTION

Route: Ben Gurion Airport -> Haifa -> Jerusalem/Bethlehem -> 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. Beyond that, there is a plethora of included activities, that will make your journey an unforgettable experience.
  • There are some amazing included activities on this tour. Check out the itinerary below to see what we have prepared for you in each city!
  • If you still feel like discovering more of Israel, we recommend going to Akko on your second day, right after you had lunch at the Wadi Nisnas Market!

What’s included

train

Transportation

All public transportation as described in the itinerary

Ticket

Entrance Tickets

1 x Tasting Card Haifa: Wadi Nisnas 
1 x Tasting Card: Jerusalem: Mahane Yehuda
1 x Tasting Card: Tel Aviv: Levinsky Market

Travel Assistant

First-night personal meet up and online chat while touring

JerusalemRail Digital Guide

JerusalemRail digital guide including 5 self-guided tours, more than 100 POIs and local recommendations. Guide yourself through the holy city!

Data package

Data and mobile package for your mobile phone

Overnight

7 overnights including breakfast
1 x Haifa / 3 x Jerusalem / 3 x Tel Aviv 

8 days
Overnight in Hotel 7 Nights
1-35
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Right at the airport you already get your data package, train- and tour tickets!

Tip

We provide optional tours to Akko and Bethlehem! Don’t hesitate to contact us, if you want to see another city during your stay!

Meeting Point

Sunday evening at 08:00 p.m. 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 extend and continue to explore Israel.

Itinerary

Ben Gurion Train Station
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

Arrive in Israel at the Ben Gurion airport.

Train Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
Train to Haifa

From the airport: Take the train to Haifa (1:10h). 

Check in at Hotel in Haifa

Check in at your Hotel in Haifa. We check the hotels for your and give you the best accommodation for the night. 

Haifa Bahai Temple
Bahai Tempel Visit

Depending on the time of your arrival: Join the official Bahai guided Tour in English (1-hour) or discover the Gardens on our own!

Welcome to IsraelRail
Meet up!

Meet up with all fellow travelers and our IsraelRail Travel Assistant in Haifa at around 08:00 p.m.!

Haifa City Museum
Overnight: Haifa

Discover Haifas nightlife and/or spent the night resting at your accommodation. 

Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast

Enjoy an authentic Israeli breakfast!

carmelit-subway
Walk to the "Carmelit" subway and take it to HaCarmel Center station

From the Haifa Center walk 6 min to Carmelit Paris Square. Then take the subway to HaCarmel Center station – about a 12-minute ride. Exit the subway and walk downhill to the Bahá’í Gardens.

Haifa Bahai Temple
Bahá’í Gardens

For the guided tour meet at: Hatzionut Avenue 103. For a self-guided visit start at: Yefe Nov Street 45.

German Colony

Walk down towards the German Colony. Stroll through the picturesque area which is full of beautiful architecture and cute cafes. 

Wadi Nisnas Market

Discover the local cuisine at the Wadi Nisnas Market with our Tasting Card!

Bus in Akko
Take the bus

Take the bus to the top of Mt. Carmel. Get off  at the Edmond Fleg/Tchenikovsky Stop.

Stella Maris Monastary

Visit the beautiful Stella Maris Monastary and enjoy the view of Haifa from the top of Mount Carmel. 

Optional: Ride the cable car

Take the cable car down Mount Carmel and enjoy the view of the Haifa bay area. The ride is about 5 minutes and costs 25 NIS. The cable car drops you off right next to the beach!

Take the train to Jerusalem

Whenever you feel like it, take the train to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem overnight
Check in: The Post

Check in at the beautiful The Post Hostel and relax for the night! 

Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast

Enjoy an authentic Israeli breakfast!

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 Market

Get lunch at the Mahane Yehuda Market. Try an array of local snacks with our Tasting Card. 

Jerusalem Digital Guide

Time to discover Jerusalem on your own! Stroll through the old city with out Digital Guide and discover the city at your own pace. We recommend visiting Mt. of Olives and the Jerusalem by Night Tour!

Overnight: The Post

Rest for the night!

Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast

Enjoy an authentic Israeli breakfast!

Bethlehem Street
Optional: Bethlehem Morning Tour

Discover the town of Bethlehem with our guided tour.
It includes Manger Square, the Nativity Church, and many other sights!

Jerusalem Digital Guide

Or discover Jerusalem on your own! Now we recommend visiting Mt. of Olives!

Israel Museum Jerusalem
Optional: Museum

Visit either Yad Vashem or the Israel Museum.

Overnight: The Post

Rest for the night!

Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast

Enjoy an authentic Israeli breakfast!

Drive to the Dead Sea

Meet up at Abraham Hostel Jerusalem-Davidka Square and let us drive you to the lowest point on earth!  

Masada National Park
Climb Masada

You can choose between two tours: Be at Masada at sunrise and climb the fortress at 5 a.m or arrive at Masada by 9 a.m. and take the cable car up the fortress.  

Dead Sea
Float in the Dead Sea

Discover Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and float in the Dead Sea. 

Transfer back to Jerusalem

Be back in Jerusalem by 14 or 16 o’clock. 

Overnight: The Post

Rest for the night! 

Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast

Enjoy an authentic Israeli breakfast!

Tel Aviv Train Station
Train to Tel Aviv

Get your luggage from the Hostel and take the train form Yitzhak Navon towards Tel Aviv Hahagana Station.

Check in: The Spot

Take a bus towards The Spot Hostel located at HaTa’arucha St.3

Tel Aviv Beach
Beach Time!

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

Optional: Pub Crawl

Dive into Tel Avivs crazy nightlife scene! Our Pub Crawl is available on Thursday and Friday! 

The Spot Hostel
Overnight: The Spot

Rest for the night!

Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast

Enjoy an authentic Israeli breakfast!

Levinsky Market
Market Tasting!

Stroll the Carmel (streetfood), Nahalat Benjamin (handicraft) and Levinsky Market (spices) on your own. Get lunch at the Levinksy Market. Our Tasting Card provides you with an array of local specialties that you can try. 

Optional: Graffiti Tour

Our historical Graffiti tour takes you to a number of murals that depict historical personalities of the city. Scan the paintings with your phone and watch the images come to life!

Discover Tel Aviv

Enjoy Tel Aviv and its vibrant vibe on your own! 

The Spot Hostel
Overnight: The Spot

Rest for the night!

Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast

Enjoy an authentic Israeli breakfast!

Old Yafo-TelAviv
Train to the Ariport

If you still have time, discover Tel Aviv on your own! We recommend exploring the Old Town of Jaffa. 

Israel Train Station
Train to the Ariport

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

ELAL Airline
Fly back Home!

Bye, bye! Say “Lehitraot” to Israel!

ADDITIONAL INFO

Haifa

  • Haifa is very hilly and has a lot of stairs. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a lot of water and sunscreen with you! Due to the landscape we do not recommend the tour for people with walking difficulties or health problems.
  • You can either walk up to the Gardens or take the bus. Keep in mind that if you walk, it is a 30 minute walk that takes you through a lot of stairs and can be especially challenging during the summer time!
  • The Tour of the Bahai Gardens is organized by the Bahai community and free. Check their website for further information on guided tours and self guided visits.

Jerusalem

  • The visit to Yad Vashem is free. You need to reserve the time of your visit through their website. The museum is closed on Saturdays.
  • The price for the Israel Museum is not included. You can find the listings on their website. You also need to book your ticket through it. Note that it is closed on Mondays and opens only from 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Visiting Holy Sites

  • Modest clothing is required for visiting holy sites and the Temple Mount. Shoulders and knees must be covered for sacred sites. If you want to go up the Temple Mount, elbows and ankles are required to be covered. The following items are prohibited on the Temple Mount: Religious or political items of any kind, weapons, alcohol, iPads/tablets/eReaders, laptops, selfie sticks and tripods.
  • The Bahai Garden is a Holy Place, as well wear modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees!

TRAIN STATION SECURITY CHECKS

  • Entry to all train stations is subject to a personal baggage check.
  • Every station entrance is manned by security guards who operate by Israel Police guidelines and are committed to upholding your dignity and safety during the security check.
  • Please be aware that lines may develop at the security check stations during peak hours in the morning and afternoon/evening (6:00 am-9:00 am and 15:00-19:00), so you must arrive sometime before your train’s departure.