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Upcoming Date
07-12 May 2023
Tour Time
6 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)
13 - 20 Nov 2022
$3300
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19 - 24 Mar 2023
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07 - 12 May 2023
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29 - 05 Nov 2023
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A fully-accessible trip that includes the classic Christian and Jewish sites as well as a glimpse into modern Israel.

Itinerary

1 - Sunday (May 7) : Shalom and Welcome to Israel

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Meet group at 9:00 at Tel Aviv meeting place

Activities:

  • Meet your guide and fellow travelers and start out on your special journey.

  • Independence Trail - Spend the morning getting to know the history of Tel Aviv through the Independence Trail which follows Tel Aviv’s heritage sites beginning at the intersection of tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard and Herzl Street, home to Tel Aviv’s first kiosk and ends across the street at Independence Hall, where on May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion read aloud the Declaration of Independence as Israel was declared an independent Jewish state. Become familiar with Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architecture and Zionist history.

  • Have a quick lunch of some of Israel Street Food- pita required!

  • Caesarea National Park - Drive to the coastal Caesarea which reveals the wonders of the past that were built by one of the greatest builders of the ancient world, Herod. Caesarea’s antiquities park houses unique building from various periods, bearing silent witness to the upheavals that have visited Caesarea and the region over the past 2,300 years.

  • Scenic Overlook - Proceed north and stop for a panoramic lookout over the Kinneret, the Galilee and the Golan Heights.

  • Check into hotel

  • Welcome & Shabbat Dinner at the Hotel

  • Galilee

Overnight: Galilee

2 - Monday (May 8) : Physical and Spiritual Heights

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Tel Dan - Tel Dan National Park combines a lush nature reserve with a biblical archaeological experience and includes a short wheelchair- accessible trail. At the heart of the park is “Tel Dan”- the capital of the ancient northern Israeli biblical kingdom.

  • Golan Heights - Drive to Mount Bental for a geopolitical discussion overlooking the Israeli-Syrian border. The Golan Heights are a geological and biogeographical region and is a plateau formed by a volcanic action.

  • Casual picnic lunch will be served at this stop.

  • Wine Tasting - Wine tasting at the Assaf Winery, a wonderful example of a family-owned fine winery built in the spirit of elevating the wine culture of Israel through unique Israeli wines.

  • Hula Valley - Take a ride on a golf cart or a Safari wagon through the Hula Valley, an important resting place for migrating birds and many species of rare fish and plants creating a wonderland of flora and fauna. Allows you an extra-close observation of birds and other animals in their natural habitat at Agamon Hula.

  • Dinner on own or in Tberias or Agmon Food court

  • Galilee

Overnight: Galilee

3 - Tuesday (May 9) : Land of Milk and Honey and History

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Activities:

  • Breakfast and check out from the hotel

  • Drive to Sindyanna - Sindyanna of Galilee is a female-led non-profit that actively promotes the concepts of “business for peace” and Fair Trade in Israel. Sindyanna’s premium products are sold in the international marketplace according to Fair Trade principles with the profit being channeled back locally to Arab women’s education. Taste their excellent olive oil and learn about the craft of basket weaving that they teach women in order for them to earn money.

  • Beit Alpha - The intact mosaic floor of the Beit Alpha Synagogue presents the riddle of determining the meaning of the pagan zodiac in a Jewish place of worship. The entire prayer hall is paved in mosaic-squares in geometric patterns; undecorated white mosaic and the Zodiac which appears in the central pane

  • Drive to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu where your first stop will be for lunch in the Kibbutz dining room

  • Bio Bee - Bio Bee Sde Eliyahu is the pioneer of organic farming in Israel. While visiting the fields we not only learn about the benefits of organic farming but also about biological pest control. The Kibbutz established the first biological pest control company in Israel and is a world leader in the field of biological pest control and bumblebees for pollination.

  • Drive through the Jordan Valley on the way to Jerusalem

  • Approach Jerusalem - When you enter Jerusalem stop for a panoramic lookout over the old & new city of Jerusalem. Make a toast and say together the "Shehecheyanu" blessing – appreciating the moment and the opportunity to be in Jerusalem.

  • Check in and Dinner at the hotel

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

4 - Wednesday (May 10) : Jerusalem - Holy to all

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Begin your day at the Jaffa Gate - Enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate. Walk through the Christian quarter and see some of the important sites in Christianity.

  • Jewish Quarter - Explore the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Visit the Byzantine Cardo, and the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations exposing two thousand years of Jewish history in the Old City till present day. Proceed to the Kotel, (The Western Wall), sacred because it is the last remnant of the Second Temple that was destroyed by the Romans. Feel the stones that have witnessed so much in the history of the Jews. Place your special and personal prayer in the cracks of the stones.

  • Lunch on your own in the Jewish Quarter

  • Davidson Center - Visit the fascinating Southern Wall Archaeological Park that surrounds the lower part of the Temple Mount from West and South.

  • Return to the hotel to rest

  • Dinner at the Shalva Cafe - Shalva is a Jerusalem based organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. The café’s profits go back to the center and graduates of Shalva work at the café.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

5 - Thursday (May 11) : A message from History

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Drive to the Dead Sea region, the lowest place on earth

  • Masada - Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is built as a palace complex, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). Became a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the site.

  • Dead Sea - Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Have time to enjoy and relax on the beach and pool area at one of the hotels on the shore of the sea. Attempt flotation in a sea that is 33% salt and keeps you buoyant. Lunch at the hotel included.

  • Return to Jerusalem.

  • Dinner on own

  • Optional - In the evening enjoy the Tower of David Sound and Light Show.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

6 - Friday (May 12) : Memory and Life

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Yad Vashem - Private tour of the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. Tour this memorial to the darkest moment in world and Jewish history, its children’s memorial, and exquisite gardens. Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance

  • Machane Yehuda Market - Continue with an unforgettable culinary tour. If you really want to get the feel for Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market is the place to visit. In this colorful market, you will meet people of all nationalities, religions, and ages and listen the special stories of the peddlers. Time for more to eat if you’re still hungry.

  • Israel Museum - Next, visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the book. This is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. The Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. The guided tour will be followed by time on own to explore the galleries that interest you the most.

  • Farewell dinner at a restaurant

  • Depart - Proceed to Ben Gurion airport and depart home or continue for extension.

Overnight: Depart

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours, with a full refund.

Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the tour due to force majeure circumstances, or Israeli government-imposed/air flight restrictions related to COVID-19,  a full refund may be possible, minus a $200 per person service fee.

For cancellations made:

  • Up to 45 days prior to departure, any payments made above the deposit towards the tour will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable
  • 45 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure, 25% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

Early bird special - $200 off per person.

Available only between October 1-10, 2021!!

Registration for the trip will open on October 1. Fill out this form to be notified when registration for the trip opens, so you can take advantage of early bird special pricing!

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