Back
You are here:

Israel Family Explorer

Private Travel | Family adventures | General interest 11 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £4795 Current prices from: £4795
Israel is family-friendly country; with Jewish families traditionally being large, they are well-equipped and welcoming. The bustling markets with their heady mix of colours and aromas are fun places to visit, and the country’s diverse landscapes are within easy reach from either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, so there are no long, tiring car journeys between destinations. Visits to biblical sites including Nazareth, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Sea of Galilee will bring biblical history to life.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • 4x4 ride through the Ramon crater, the biggest of its kind in the world
  • Take part in an archaeological dig where artefacts from the Roman era
  • Discover the inner workings of a kibbutz
  • Take a cooking class with a local family
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

Acre

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 2068 2475 2679 2984 3188 3188 3086 2882 2475 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1152 1457 1661 2068 2272 2373 2272 1966 1457 1152
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 10 12 12 11 10 9 7 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1526 1024 653 291 50 0 0 0 10 341 833 1526
Rainy Days 15 14 11 6 2 0 0 0 0 5 8 13
Humidity M M H VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1864 2170 2475 2679 2781 2781 2577 2272 2068

Dead Sea (Israel)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 2068 2373 2882 3290 3493 3697 3697 3595 3188 2679 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 1050 1355 1661 2068 2272 2272 2170 1763 1355 948
Sunshine hours 6 7 8 9 11 13 13 12 11 9 8 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 482 361 281 90 10 0 0 0 0 70 221 402
Rainy Days 8 7 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7
Humidity N N L M H VH E E VH H M N
UV 4/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Eilat

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 2068 2475 2984 3391 3697 3799 3799 3595 3086 2577 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 745 846 1152 1559 1864 2170 2272 2272 2170 1763 1254 846
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 10 11 13 13 12 11 10 9 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 80 60 40 20 0 0 0 0 50 30 70
Rainy Days 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Humidity M H VH VH E E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 2170 2373 2577 2679 2781 2679 2577 2475 2373

Haifa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1966 2373 2577 2882 3086 3086 2984 2781 2373 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1050 1355 1661 1966 2272 2272 2170 1864 1457 1050
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 10 12 12 11 10 9 7 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1506 974 612 251 50 0 0 0 10 341 853 1636
Rainy Days 12 12 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 12
Humidity M M H VH VH E E VH VH H M M
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1864 2170 2577 2781 2882 2882 2679 2373 2068

Nazareth

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 1966 2373 2781 3086 3188 3188 3086 2781 2373 1763
Min temp (C)(F) 745 846 948 1254 1559 1966 2170 2170 2068 1763 1254 948
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 10 12 12 11 10 8 7 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1406 1034 763 341 60 0 0 0 10 261 743 1395
Rainy Days 12 12 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 11
Humidity N N N N M M H H H M N N
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

The Sea of Galilee

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2272 2781 3086 3391 3595 3595 3493 3188 2577 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 1050 1355 1661 2068 2272 2373 2170 1763 1355 948
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 9 11 13 12 12 10 9 7 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 974 713 572 291 50 0 0 0 0 151 502 894
Rainy Days 12 11 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 10
Humidity M M H VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
Prevsee moreNext

View more climate information & imperial units

Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Tel Aviv

Fly to Tel Aviv and transfer to the Market House hotel for 2 nights. This boutique property is located in the heart of Jaffa district, a short walk from the beach. (N)

Day 2: Tel Aviv

Pass by Independence Hall before discovering the historic Neve Tzedek quarter with its boutiques, galleries and restored houses. Also explore Jaffa, the birth place of Tel Aviv and one of the world’s first ports. (B)

Day 3 Caesarea • Haifa • Acre • Sea of Galilee

Visit the ruined city of ancient Caesarea and stop for panoramic views over the Baha’i shrine and gardens in Haifa. See the wellpreserved old city walls at Acre, a Unesco world heritage site with superb Crusader remains. Stay 2 nights at the Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel, located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Take a guided walking tour of the kibbutz and gain a fascinating insight into this type of collective community. (B, D)

Day 4: Sea of Galilee

There will be the opportunity to visit several biblical sites today such as the Mount of Beatitudes, believed to be where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha and the town of Capernaum, said to have been the scene of many of Jesus’s miracles. A light lunch and Galilean cooking workshop will be taken with a local family. (B, D)

Day 5: Sea of Galilee • Nazareth • Jerusalem

Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus was said to have miraculously walked on water. Continue to Nazareth, Jesus’s hometown; walk in his footsteps as you visit the Church of the Annunciation, where Mary learned from the angel Gabriel that she was to have a child. Continue to Jerusalem via Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine. Stay at the Harmony Hotel in Jerusalem for 3 nights. (B)

Day 6: Jerusalem

Morning tour exploring the old city of Jerusalem; visit the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane, named in the New Testament as the place where Jesus went with his disciples to pray the night before he was crucified. Visit the Western Wall and tunnels, and Cardo, the spectacular main street in the old city. Continue to the Tomb of King David then along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Afternoon visit to Machane Yehuda market for a food tasting tour. (B)

Day 7: Jerusalem • Bethlehem

Visit the Israel Museum and then continue to Bethlehem via the Knesset Menorah and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. Visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest churches in the world and the place where Jesus was said to have been born. (B)

Day 8: Qumran • Masada • Negev desert

This morning visit Qumran, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Travel through the desert to the Unesco world heritage site of Masada to see the mountain-top ruins. Continue to the Dead Sea and take a dip in the mineral-rich waters before travelling to the Beresheet Hotel for 2 nights, close to the Ramon Crater. (D)

Day 9: Negev desert

Visit the visitor centre at the Ramon Crater (Makhtesh Ramon) before a 2-hour 4×4 ride in the crater itself. Makhtesh Ramon is shaped like a long heart and is the largest national park in Israel. Afternoon at leisure. (D)

Day 10: Beit Guvrin • Tel Aviv

Drive north and visit Beit Guvrin, a Unesco world heritage site and national park; enter the caves and join in with an archaeological dig. Continue to Tel Aviv and stay overnight at the Market House hotel in Jaffa for 1 night. (B)

Day 11: Fly home

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Note

Please note prices are based on four people sharing two rooms throughout.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel
    The Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel

    The Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel is situated on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and offers stunning views of the Golan Heights. The property is a short drive away from Tiberias and provides a comfortable base for visiting some of the most important sites to Christianity. The hotel's kosher restaurant serves excellent buffets of Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine. Features: 245 rooms, restaurant, bar, cafe, swimming pool, garden, picnic area. Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, hairdryer, safe, Wi-Fi.

    Read more

  • The Market House
    The Market House

    The Market House is next to Jaffa's historical Clock Tower and the renowned flea market, close to Old Jaffa, with the sandy beach and promenade of Tel Aviv about 320 metres away. The hotel contains the archaeological remains of a Byzantine Chapel which can be viewed through the glass floor of the lobby. The boutique hotel has a bohemian urban feel throughout with dark wood and cream furnishings in the rooms. There is plenty of artwork dotted around the rooms and public areas, creating the atmosphere of Tel Aviv. Features: 44 rooms, breakfast lounge, snack bar, swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, hairdryer, safe.

    Read more

  • The Beresheet Hotel
    The Beresheet Hotel

    The Beresheet Hotel is located in Mitzpe Ramon, about 2.5 hours south of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It is set at the edge of the Ramon Crater offering breathtaking views from its cliff-edge position. The elegantly decorated stone walled rooms blend with the natural surroundings and offer panoramic views, from a balcony or patio, of either the desert or crater, with private entrances, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. The outdoor infinity pool is set at the edge of the cliff and the restaurant features large windows, both providing spectacular views of the Ramon Crater. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, serving excellent cuisine using local produce from nearby desert farms and the lobby bar is open for lunch and light snacks including hot, cold or alcoholic beverages. Features: 111 private villas, 2 restaurants, bar, indoor & outdoor (seasonal) swimming pool, tennis court, spa, sauna, hammam, cinema, synagogue. Room amenities: Air conditioning, ...

    Read more

  • Harmony Hotel
    Harmony Hotel

    The Harmony Hotel is a boutique property in the lively Nahalat Shiva district close to plenty of shops, cafes and bars and within a 10-minute walk of the Old City. All guestrooms are stylishly decorated with contemporary furnishings. Features: 50 rooms, rooftop terrace, breakfast room, lift, games room, car parking, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, refrigerator, tea and coffee facilities, safe, hairdryer.

    Read more

Superior private tour extensions

Back to top

Dates & prices

FIH2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £4795 per person

High season from £5095 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Tel Aviv

    The modern, cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel...

    Read more >
  • Jerusalem

    Jerusalem has maintained a central place in history for over 3,000 years....

    Read more >
  • Tel Aviv

    The modern, cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel...

    Read more >
Prev see more Next