Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
20-29 June 2022
Tour Time
10 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Monday (June 20) : Welcome to Israel and Go North!

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Activities:

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion airport. - Meet your guide and driver as you begin your journey to the north of Israel.

  • Stop at an outlook to say Shehechiyanu to bless the beginning of your journey together in Israel!

  • Street food lunch in Wadi Nisnas - Wadi Nisnas is one of Haifa’s most colorful neighborhoods, full of narrow streets, picturesque stone houses, and the Wadi Nisnas market. It is a mixed neighborhood that captures the nature and atmosphere of the city of Haifa - a city of many faiths and communities, that live alongside each other in an exemplary co-existence. The Wadi Nisnas market is the place to go and experience some of the local flavors: taste pastries, spiced tea, the best falafel in Israel, and strong Turkish coffee, along with other delicatessens and aromas that will have your mouth watering.

  • Check in and dinner at the hotel

  • North

Overnight: North

2 - Tuesday (June 21) : Geopolitics of the Northern Border

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Golan Heights - Learn about the recent history of the Golan Heights and explore the issues that have confronted Israel during the civil war in Syria. Stop at Har Bental, an extinct volcano and an army stronghold.

  • Hike the Jilaboon Stream and Waterfall - A favorite hike among Israelis, albeit a bit off the beaten path for the average tourist, is the hike through Nahal Gilabon (pronounced Jilla-boon). Here we will hike along a stream in the Golan - an important tributary to the Sea of Galilee. Learn about the historic significance and the geological intricacies of the Golan.

  • Mount Bental - 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.

  • Dinner with Druze teenagers - Together with your hosts in their private home, prepare traditional Druze Galilean dishes and then enjoy the feast you create. Learn about Druze culture and history from your hosts and from the food you eat.

  • North

Overnight: North

3 - Wednesday (June 22) : Memory and Tradition

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Rosh Hanikra - Travel to Rosh Hanikra ("Head of the Grottos"), with the stunning chalk-white cliffs at Israel’s northernmost coastal border. Enjoy the view of the Mediterranean coastline stretched out before you, then take the cable car down beneath the cliffs to the grottos below and tour the system of underground marine caves eroded by pounding waves over thousands of years.

  • Akko - The ancient city of Akko, on the Mediterranean, is one of the oldest ports in the world, a city shared by Jews and Muslims. Walk narrow streets past towering ramparts, deep moats, green domes, venerable synagogues, slender Muslim minarets, secret passageways. Discover the subterranean city built in the Middle Ages by the Crusaders beneath Akko. Learn about the city’s ancient history as well as its important role in Israel’s modern history.

  • Lohamei Hagetaot - Ghetto Fighters House - Our first stop today will be at Lohamei Hagetaot - Ghetto Fighters House. The Ghetto Fighters' House – Itzhak Katzenelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum was founded in 1949 by a community of Holocaust survivors, members of the Jewish underground in the ghettos of Poland, and veterans of partisan units, to be a place of testimony that would tell the story of the Jewish People in the 20th century in general, and during the Second World War in particular. At the center of this chronicle are the manifestations of Jewish resistance: the organized uprisings of Jews in the ghettos and camps, and the Jews who fought in partisan units and the armies of the Allied forces. The Ghetto Fighters’ House, the first museum in the world to commemorate the memory of the Holocaust and Jewish resistance, is the highest expression of its founders’ commitment to educational activity on the subject of the Holocaust, in Israel and on a global level.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • Nachsholim Sea Side Resort

Overnight: Nachsholim Sea Side Resort

4 - Thursday (June 23) : From the Ancient to the Modern

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Hana Senesh House - Hana Senesh House

  • ANU Museum of the Jewish People - In June 2021, after ten years of planning and construction, the largest Jewish museum in the world opened its doors. You’re invited to join a fascinating journey that portrays the story of the Jewish people through the generations and up to the present time. The Museum represents all parts of the Jewish people and highlights the creative works and cultural riches of a variety of communities in different periods of history. This story is about all of us and each and every one of us is part of it.

  • Check into your hotel and get settled

  • Afternoon and evening in the Jaffa Port - Walk through this ancient port which has a history spanning over three millennia, including Biblical times. Still functional as a small fishing port, it is currently a recreational zone featuring restaurants, cafés, galleries, boutique shops and performing art venues with the deep blue Mediterranean serving as a background.

  • Dinner on your own in the Flea market

  • Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv

5 - Friday (June 24) : Sights Sounds and Tastes - Prepare for Shabbat

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Shabbat Israeli Style - Challah baking before Shabbat with a local family and have Shabbat dinner together

  • Rothschild Boulevard - Rothschild Boulevard was one of the first streets to be built in the city of Tel Aviv a little over 100 years ago. In the heart of the “White City”, it is lined with Tel Aviv’s iconic architecture, the Bauhaus style, which led to its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many of these buildings have been beautifully restored and now house the offices of financial institutions, creative firms, cafes and luxury residences.

  • Carmel Market - The Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel), is the largest market in Tel Aviv. Touring the market reveals the taste of the ages of Tel-Aviv in the youthful atmosphere of the city's central market. The Polish, the Persian, and the Yemeni...in this case, it is not the opening line of a joke, but the fascinating culinary traditions that mix in this place. The established market that was founded over 90 years ago, can now reveal its secrets, stories, and legends to you. Enjoy tastes throughout the tour.

  • Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Market - If your tour is on a Tuesday or a Friday, visit Nachlat Binyamin, an open-air market in the heart of Tel-Aviv that has become synonymous with quality Israeli crafts and folk art. The market is comprised of over 100 stands representing specialty crafts and folk art in virtually every medium imaginable: wood, stone, sand, glass, ceramics, various metals with most if not all containing materials or themes found only in Israel.

  • Time to get ready for Shabbat

  • Kabbalat Shabbat with Beit Tefilah Israeli - At the Tel Aviv Port or other, depending on their schedule

  • Shabbat Dinner at the hotel

  • Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv

6 - Saturday (June 25) : Shabbat Tel Aviv Style!

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Graffiti Tour - Explore Florentine through an urban graffiti tour. Who are the people going out at night and changing the face of the neighborhood? What kind of story do these images and words tell us about the people living there? What is unique about graffiti in Israel and in Tel Aviv? We will walk through Florentine, the neighborhood of Tel Aviv best-known for graffiti art to answer these questions and many more in a dynamic and inquisitive tour.

  • Picnic lunch

  • Rest of day on own to go to the beach!!! - Visitors time at the hotel

  • Havdalah

  • Dinner on your own in Tel Aviv

  • Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv

7 - Sunday (June 26) : Jerusalem - City of Gold

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Breakfast and check out of hotel.

  • Birthright Innovation Center - Jump forward in time to the Israel Innovation Center which showcases the many amazing technologies that have been developed in Israel and are now changing the world.

  • Make our way from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

  • Haas Promenade - From the Haas Promenade take in a wide view of Jerusalem's Old and New Cities and the surrounding Judean Desert as far as the eye can see. See Jerusalem's complex geography, strategic setting, and beauty and begin the conversation about Jerusalem's centrality to Islam, Christianity, and Islam.

  • Before dinner stop at Hamiffal - Perhaps you'll stumble upon a "spontaneous" Arabic lesson with locals from east Jerusalem.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

8 - Monday (June 27) : Living History

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Enter Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate - Tour Jerusalem’s Old City. Meet people and places of the Old City. In the Jewish Quarter uncover the layers of Jewish history from the time of the First Temple until the present day. In the Christian Quarter visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. View the Temple Mount. Throughout the tour explore the complexity of a city that is holy to these three major religions.

  • Ramparts Walk - Discover the Old City on the Rampart Walls which were built in the 16th century for patrolling by the Ottomans. Today you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the old city and the surroundings.

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre - The Holy Sepulcher is situated on the hill called Golgotha or Calvary. The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial. Several Christian denominations claim ownership to various parts of the site so holy to Christendom.

  • Jewish Quarter - The Jewish Quarter is best known for the Western Wall, but there’s a lot more to see and do here. See archaeological finds from First and Second Temple periods, Roman ruins, and vibrant synagogues, learning institutions which jostle for space in these busy stone streets. The central plaza offers an excellent place to contemplate the power this quarter holds for so many.

  • The Western Wall Tunnels - Explore what’s under the Kotel through the Kotel Tunnels Tour. The Western Wall is impressive, but its greatness is truly discovered when you descend underground to the Western Wall Tunnels. The tunnels run along approximately 488 meters (1601ft) of the Western Wall, giving visitors a taste for the challenge that stood before Herod the Great during this biggest of all his immense building projects - the expansion of the Temple Mount.

  • Machane Yehuda Market tasting tour - In the heart of Jerusalem, a bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life, art, and flavor, a tasting tour through Mahane Yehuda market is an adventure for your taste buds. Enjoy the hustle and bustle with all the rich fragrances, colors, and sounds this iconic Jerusalem market offers.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

9 - Tuesday (June 28) : Jerusalem - a City of Contrasts

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel - Starting with only 50 children in 1998, Hand in Hand now has seven campuses and thousands of Jewish and Arab students.
    As Israel’s fastest-growing, integrated social movement, our work reaches thousands of people every day, proving that we can live together as Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. Talk about the educational system in Israel.

  • Meet Aviv Ezra at the Foreign Ministry - Ezra is head Mashav which manages Israel's foreign assistance. Special emphasis on Ukrainian refugees.

  • Tour of Gilo and Security barrier - Tour the greater Jerusalem area and the Security Barrier. View the city from many angles and engage in a conversation about the complexity of the barrier.

  • Mount Herzl - As Israel’s national cemetery, Mount Herzl is the final resting place of leaders of Zionism and Israel, including Yitzhak Rabin and Herzl himself, and of thousands of soldiers killed defending the State of Israel. At Mount Herzl you will find a moving monument to the 23,000-odd soldiers and civilians killed in combat or by terrorism since the founding of the state.

  • Final Dinner at Tmol Shilshom

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

10 - Wednesday (June 29) : L'Hitraot! Until We Meet Again

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart for airport

Overnight: Depart for airport

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.

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Available only between October 1-10, 2021!!

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