Best of Greece and Israel in 2 weeks

7 Days in Greece

  • Covering Athens city and the ancient sites, Mykonos
    and Santorini Islands.

7 Days in Israel

  • Covering Jerusalem, Old City, Church of the Nativity,  Bethlehem Nazareth, Tiberias, and the Sea of Galilee, Church of the Annunciation, Mt. Tabor,  
    Optional tour to Masada and the Dead Sea


* Centrally located hotels - 4 star and similar

* All the guided tour mentioned on the program below

* All the transfers by comfortable vehicles

* All flight tickets and ferry tickets are included

* Skip the line admissions to the sites

* Available for customization....

Available every Sunday from late March to Early November

Small groups(private options available)

Daily tour program


- Sunday - Day 1 - Arrival in Athens -

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
After checking into your hotel, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.


- Monday  - Day 2 - Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up at the lobby of your hotel ( meeting time to be determined)

Will start with a panoramic driving tour of Athens, with your guide and or driver guide, during the driving tour you will be seeing and learning about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament building, and Presidential Palace, then s short photo stop at the Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896,

Also on the way to Acropolis,  you will be pointed and learn about the Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus, the University and, the Academy of Athens, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church

We will then get off the vehicle, near the entrance of Acropolis then continue on visiting Propylae the gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. the ancient citadel.

The last place of the tour will be the new Acropolis Museum where you will see the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis and every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.


After the tour,  we can take you back to your hotel

or we can drop you at the Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace.

Overnight in Athens.


- Tuesday - Day 3 - Athens to Mykonos Island - (B)

Very early in the morning, we will meet you at your Athens hotel take you to Piraeus ferry port. Depart from Athens on a ferry ride to Mykonos Island.

Upon arrival, you will be met at the harbor and transferred to your hotel.

After checking in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.


- Wednesday - Day 4 - Mykonos -  (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 am Meet up at the harbor,  after a scenic 45 minute boat ride, enjoy a 4 hour to explore the sacred island of Delos, 
aka the birthplace famous Apollo and Artemis

See the famous terrace of the Lions, enjoy a short and easy hike to Mount Kynthos.......
45 minute boat ride back to Mykonos and enjoy rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.


- Thursday - Day 5 - Mykonos to Santorini - (B)

In the morning, Depart from Mykonos on a scenic ferry ride to Santorini Island.

After arrival, you will check-in at your hotel.

After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.

Santorini is one of those iconic places that will be permanently etched in your mind. Everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. Essentially, the island is what remains of an enormous volcanic eruption, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island. The aftermath of the explosion created what you see today, a caldera. All of the whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim, while the deep blue Aegean Sea wraps around the geological masterpiece, hundreds of feet below. Its spectacular physical beauty, along with its lively nightlife, your Santorini visit will be unforgettable.

Optional Oia Sunset tour available ( Contact us if interested )

Overnight in Santorini.


- Friday - Day 6 - Exploring Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to the Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on a scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have a glance at the active parts, lots of fantastic photo opportunities of the volcano, and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat, relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

After that, sail to back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

The tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.

- Saturday - Day 7 - Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.


- Sunday - Day 8 - Santorini to Athens then to Tel Aviv - (B)

In the morning we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport for your departure to Athens then onto Tel-Aviv


Arrival in Tel- Aviv, meet up with the transfer men, then drive to Jerusalem.

After check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jerusalem.


- Monday - Day 9 - Jerusalem- Bethlehem - Old City -- (B)

After breakfast, meet your guide for a full day touring Jerusalem.

Start the morning with a visit to Bethlehem. Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem which is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The church is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus.

Enjoy some shopping time.

Drive to Jerusalem to visit the Old City

First, stop at the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem: Overlooking the Old City, the Mount is covered partly in olive trees, cemeteries, and churches.

Overnight in Jerusalem.


- Tuesday - Day 10 - Jerusalem - Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee - Jerusalem- (B)

After breakfast enjoy a full-day tour to Jerusalem to Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee

Guided tour of popular Holy Land sights, such as the Church of the Annunciation and Mt. Tabor

Optional baptism on the Jordan River

Learn about biblical history and get good knowledge from your expert guides

After the tour return to Jerusalem for overnight.


- Wednesday - Day 11 - Jerusalem - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Free day at leisure.

Optional tour to Masada and the Dead Sea - ( contact us if interested )

Overnight in Jerusalem


- Thursday - Day 12 - Jerusalem - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Free day at leisure.

Optional tour to West Bank  - (contact us if interested)

Overnight in Jerusalem


- Friday - Day 13 - Jerusalem - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Free day at leisure. Overnight in Jerusalem


- Saturday - Day 14 - Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Airport - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up at the lobby of your hotel
( Meeting time to be determined)
We will provide a transfer to Tel-Aviv Airport.


Program ends


Total cost:  $____________________


Rates are subject to change depending on travel seasons,

Please contact us with your travel dates to get an accurate quote.


Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles

* Ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos

* Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Santorini

* Flight tickets from Santorini Athens then to Tel Aviv

* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)

* English-speaking tour guides

* Admission to sites during the tours

* All taxes and service charges



* Optional tours listed on the itinerary

* International flight tickets to Athens and from Tel-Aviv onto your next destination

* Travel insurance (Optional)

* Tips & anything else not mentioned on the included part

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements, all arrangements like adding more days, include more ancients sites and more island tours.


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