You can cover pretty much all of Israel (and even a bit of Jordan) in day trips from Tel Aviv… take a day off, you deserve it!
* Here’s ten of our favorite, and get a 5% discount off all these tours when you use our special discount code!
iBookIsrael | Sunday to Thursday | Guided | English | 1,700 NIS/ $449 per person – excludes border fee
If you have no plans of visiting Eilat this trip, but would like to squeeze in Petra, this could be a great option! Fly from Sde Dov in Tel Aviv to Eilat at 6.30am, where you will be collected and taken to Petra for your tour. Spend several beautiful hours in Petra, before returning to Tel Aviv by 10.
iBookIsrael | Every day | Guided | English | 9 hours | 270 – 340 NIS/ $74 – $90
This full day tour will take you to the highlights of both the Old and New city, you will visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, the Mount of Olives, walk around the streets of the Old City, visit the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulchre amongst many other things.
3. DEAD SEA AND MASADA SUNRISE
Abraham Tours | Every day | Self guided | English | 9 hours | 261 NIS / $70
For morning people! This tour takes you to hike your way up Masada early in the morning so you can enjoy the beautiful view just when the sun is rising. Visit the Ein Gedi Natural Reserve and finish the day relaxing in the Dead Sea.
BONUS: JERUSALEM AND THE DEAD SEA
iBookIsrael | Every day | Guided | English | 1 day | 395 – 500 NIS/ $104 – $131
Walk along the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem; visit the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa and other must-go places in Jerusalem before you travel to float in the salty water of the Dead Sea.
4. THE WEST BANK
Abraham Tours | Tuesdays and Saturdays | English | Guided | 1 day | 415 NIS/ $113
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit the highlights of the West Bank, a region that is sometimes hard for tourists to access by themselves. You will be guided by a Palestinian tour guide that will give you his insight on the historical facts and daily life of the fascinating region. You will visit Bethlehem, Ramallah and Jericho.
5. CHRISTIAN WEST BANK TOUR
iBookIsrael – Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays | English | Guided | 1 day | 500 NIS/ $138
This tour is a great opportunity is you are looking to spend a whole day exploring the Christian highlights of the West Bank. You will visit some Holy places like the Church of Nativity and Mount Temptation and walk through the streets of the Old City of Bethlehem and Jericho.
6. CHRISTIAN NORTH ISRAEL TOUR
iBookIsrael | Mondays through Saturdays | English | Guided | 1 day | 350 NIS/ $93
This unique tour will take you to some of the most beautiful and relevant places in the north of Israel. Visit the Old City of Nazareth and all its Holy places, explore Capernaum and Tabgha and learn about their culture and history.
7. HAIFA AND THE NORTH
iBookIsrael | Every day (except Thu) | Guided | English | 11 hours | 420 NIS/ $108
A great day out with a beautiful landscape – visit Caesarea National Park, Acre Crusader City, Rosh Hanikra grottos & cable car, and finish with a beautiful panoramic outlook on Haifa and Bahai Temple.
Prefer to take this tour private and at your own pace? Book the Caesarea, Acre, Rosh Hanikra and Haifa private day tour with IBookIsrael.
iBookIsrael | Mon and Thu | Self guided | English | Half day | 85 NIS – $22
Explore the extensive Roman ruins at the Caesarea National Park. Look out over the Mediterranean horizon from the well preserved Roman Marina. This tour operates without a Tour Guide ! It is a “self-guided” tour.
9. SAFED (TSFAT) AND THE GOLAN HEIGHTS
Thursdays | Guided | English | 1 day | 733 NIS – $188
Start your day with a drive to Safed, the city of the Jewish mystics, and considered on of the the holiest cities in Israel. See Safed – the city of the Jewish mystics. Visit the synagogues where people flock to receive spiritual guidance. Tour the Golan Heights and view the Hula Valley.
Prefer to take this tour private and at your own pace? Book the Safed and Golan Heights private day tour with IBookIsrael.
10. KIBBUTZ EXPERIENCE TOUR
iBookIsrael | Sun and Wed | Guided | English | Half day | 238 NIS – $61
Tour one of Israel’s last remaining truly communal Kibbutz. Learn about the history, culture and unique lifestyle that a Kibbutz offers its residents. Eat a delicious lunch in a Kibbutz dining hall, and enjoy one of the most amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea.