Price range
From $5600 per person
Upcoming Date
15-23 September 2022
Tour Time
9 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Join us for a fully accessible personal journey in Israel through history, geography, culture and heritage.

Highlights

Fully-accessible trip for wheelchair users
Visit historical sites, glimpse into modern Israel and meet young entrepreneurs
Tour Jerusalem - The center of three religions
Float on the Dead Sea at the lowest place on earth

Itinerary

1 - Thursday (September 15) : Welcome to Israel - Bruchim Ha'Baim

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Activities:

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion airport - Your VIP agent will be waiting to greet you at the sleeve of the plane. After assisting with arrival procedures and collecting your baggage you will be taken to meet your driver.

  • Transfer to Jerusalem

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

2 - Friday (September 16) : Where it all began: Jerusalem's Old City

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Depart hotel for the Old City of Jerusalem

  • Panoramic overview from atop Mount of Olives - The Mount of Olives offers a panoramic lookout over the holy city. There are countless Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions about Mt. Zion, including that from here the Messiah will come, and from here the dead will be resurrected in the vision of the End of Days.

  • Tour Jerusalem's Old City - Since the 19th century Jerusalem's Old City has traditionally been divided into four quarters; Jewish, Christian, Moslem and Armenian. Walk through narrow alleys, meet people and place to get a better understanding on the complexity of a city that is holy to these three major religions.
    Explore the Jewish Quarter. 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. Stop by the Western Wall where over generations, Jews came to pray at, as it was the closest, they could come to the Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount.
    Take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus to get to The Holy Sepulcher. The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.

  • Lunch en route in the Old City

  • Return to hotel. Rest and Relax

  • Shabbat Dinner at hotel - Gather together for traditional Shabbat Dinner

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

3 - Saturday (September 17) : From the mountains high to the lowest place on earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Masada - Ascend Masada by cable car. 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.

  • Lunch and Float at a Dead Sea Resort - Israel’s Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, a stunning, other-worldly landscape of shimmering blue water ringed by bare, orange and yellow hills. The waters of the Dead Sea hold a potent solution of minerals and salts that have strong healing properties. Together with its ethereal beauty, these health-giving minerals make the Dead Sea’s beaches and spas popular vacation spots for Israelis and tourists alike.
    Enjoy lunch and 'float' on the Dead Sea or relax by the pool at one of the hotels in the region .

  • Return to Jerusalem

  • Evening and Dinner at Leisure

  • Optional: Tower of David Sound and Light Show - Amidst the archaeological remains in the David Citadel courtyard the story of Jerusalem unfolds through virtual reality images. The Night Spectacular uses trompe l'oeil technology – the stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the viewers are part of a multi-sensory experience.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

4 - Sunday (September 18) : Jerusalem Culture

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Israel Museum - Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the book. The Museum houses collections including works dating from prehistory to the present day 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.

  • Machane Yehuda Market including lunch - Continue with an unforgettable culinary tour. If you really want to get the feel for Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market, at the heart of the city, 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.

  • Return to hotel. Rest and Relax

  • Visit Shalva National Center including dinner - Tour Shalva, a Jerusalem based organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. Volunteer with Shalva’s special employees in the workshop. Help package teas with flavors from across Israel and lend support to their social enterprise.
    We will conclude our visit with a very special dinner at Cafe Shalva, a boutique café that is also an equal-opportunity work setting where an inclusive staff work as managers, waiters, and hosts.

  • Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

5 - Monday (September 19) : Memory from Life

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Check out

  • Yad Vashem - Visit 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.

  • Visit Israel Defense Forces base including lunch - The Israel Defense Force (IDF) is Israel’s military. The task of the IDF is to not only defend Israel but also to act as an educational and social force imbuing love of and commitment to the State. Today we will have a special opportunity to visit an IDF base, meet soldiers and officers to hear on operational missions. Our visit will include lunch with these young men and woman.

  • Proceed south to Sde Boker

  • Check in hotel

  • Dinner at hotel

  • Isrotel Kedma Hotel

Overnight: Isrotel Kedma Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

6 - Tuesday (September 20) : The Desserts of the Desert

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Grave of Ben Gurion - We open the day at the gravesite of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, whose vision for settling the desert is continuing to bloom. Overlook towards the breathtaking Tsin Canyon and the Avdat highlands in the heart of the Negev.

  • Visit Naot Farm - Naot Desert Farm is one of the many havot bodedim (lone farms) built by Lea and Gadi Nahimov, modern-day pioneers who are making David Ben-Gurion’s vision of the desert blooming come to life. Visit the goats taste some delicious cheese.

  • Carmey Avdat Farm - This modern-day vineyard is planted on the remains of the ancient Nabatean terraces, taking care to preserve the archeological remains of the former vineyard. When it rains the vineyard is irrigated by the floodwaters – exactly as it was in ancient times.

  • Return to hotel. Rest, Relax, Relax and enjoy SPA facilities

  • Depart hotel for traditional desert dinner

  • Desert Dinner at Sfinat Hamidbar - Enjoy desert hospitality and dinner in the Bedouin-style tent.

  • Isrotel Kedma Hotel

Overnight: Isrotel Kedma Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

7 - Wednesday (September 21) : Innovative Israel

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Check out

  • Visitor center- Beer Avraham - Abraham's Well is a historical water well in Beersheba, Israel, associated with the biblical narrative of Abraham. Its structure houses the archaeology museum of Beersheba.

  • Proceed to Tel Aviv-Jaffa

  • Lunch and tastings at Levinsky Market - The Levinsky Market specializes in spices and Mediterranean delicacies. It is, in many ways, the best market in Tel Aviv, for its variety, freshness and special atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a rare Indian spice or some good quality saffron - this is the place. Shops offer a cornucopia of excellent cheeses, smoked fish, wines and other delicacies. Tour the market and have "tastings" throughout.

  • 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.

  • Check in hotel

  • Dinner with Noam Gershony, London Paralympic Games Gold Medalist - In September 2012, an entire State of Israel watched as the flag of Israel was raised over the London Paralympics Games when young Israeli tennis champion, Noam Gershony, won the gold medal. Six years before his gold medal win in wheelchair tennis, Gershony, then IDF Apache helicopter pilot, was severely injured in an operation that brought two helicopters down. Noam Gershony not only survived but now serves as an inspiration for Israelis and people around the world - a symbol of hope, determination, and triumph.

  • Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Overnight: Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Meal Plan: breakfast

8 - Thursday (September 22) : Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Old, New and Inspirational

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Old Jaffa - Tour Old Jaffa, one of the most ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin. This is the port from which prophet Jonah attempted to escape the word of God. For centuries, the port of Jaffa was the gateway to the Land of Israel.
    Today Jaffa is a mixed city, where Jews and Arabs live alongside each other. Jaffa has been regenerated in recent years with the old narrow streets and courtyards becoming a highly popular part of Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. On a walk through Jaffa, we discover the ancient and modern situated side-by-side.

  • Hummus lunch in Jaffa

  • Independence Trail - Spend the afternoon 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. Throughout the tour we will become familiar with Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architecture and Zionist history.

  • The White City - Explore Lev Ha'ir, the Heart of the City, where the first roots of Tel Aviv were planted in 1909. Lev Hair contains some of Tel Aviv’s most beautiful buildings, being at the center of the UNESCO designated “White City” known for it’s Bauhaus, Eclectic, and International Style architecture. The area is densely populated, rooted in history, and with a glance towards the future with impressive skyscrapers, and a high concentration of start-up companies. Bordered by Habima Theater in the north and Florentin and Neve Tzedek in the south, Lev Ha’ir is a gateway to almost every district in the city. Lev Ha'ir is a cultural hub, filled with galleries, restaurants and parks.

  • Rest at the hotel before dinner

  • Farewell Dinner

  • Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Overnight: Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

9 - Friday (September 23) : Farewell - Shalom ve L'Hitraot

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Farewell

Overnight: Farewell
Meal Plan: breakfast

FAQ

What's the weather like in Israel?

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It is always best to check the weather forecast beforehand as the weather during Spring and Fall seasons can be unexpectedly warm or cold.

Spring (late March – May): Daytime temperatures are generally very pleasant - around 65-70°F, though it can still be hot in some areas (such as the Dead Sea and Eilat). There is a slight chance of rain, but it doesn't happen often. It can be cooler in the evenings in the North and Jerusalem - approximately 45°F.

Summer (late May - late September): Temperatures are usually in the high 80s-90s. At this time of year, humidity will be highest in Tel Aviv and Tiberias. Other areas such as Jerusalem are drier and cooler, particularly at night. The desert, Masada and Eilat are extremely hot, but dry. It will almost never rain in the summer in Israel!

Fall (late September – November): Same as Spring, but the rain can begin towards the end of the season.

Winter (December - early March): Winter can be mild and sunny, or severe and overcast. There's often heavy rain and, in January and February, even snow at times! Temperatures will be in the 50s-60s most places, but in the 40s in Jerusalem and the Galilee hills, and cold at night. Pack layers and be prepared for anything!

Weekly weather forecast

Will I need an adapter/converter for my electronics in Israel?

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The electric current in Israel is 220 volts, C, single phase, 50 Hertz - the same as in Europe. If your appliance does not work on 220 volts, you will need an adapter or converter. Israeli plug sockets are three-pronged, but most accept European two-pronged plugs. We recommend that you bring your own adapter, though most hotels should be able to supply one. For cell phones & tablets you need a plug tip adapter. Smart devices (Android, iPhones, Kindles, iPads) can convert between 110v/220v by themselves and therefore only need the plug-tip adapter.

Many hotels nowadays have USB sockets and 110V sockets as well, but don't count on it. Also - we supply our guides with adapters/converters for our guests. Should you need it, we've got you covered.

How do I know if this tour is suitable for me specifically?

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Our Israel4All tours are fully accessible and are geared to include the widest variety of clients. However, we always suggest speaking to us, so we can iron out some details before going ahead and booking your trip. Also, usually this trip sells out quick and allows us to "multiply" the trip, and group according to abilities and points of interest. Have a question? Give us a call, text us, or schedule a Zoom session to have a talk with one of our reps. We promise we don't bite - and there are no strings attached! Contact Us

Is it safe to travel in Israel?

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Yes! It is safe for you and your family to travel in Israel. The Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have a vested interest in encouraging tourism. As a registered tour operator we receive security updates from the Home Front office and on rare occasions adjust our itineraries on their recommendations

General guide for tipping

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Tips are not included in the cost of a tour and are always at your discretion. Having said that, in Israel, it is customary to add a gratuity of 15-20% at a restaurant and to tip your guide and driver. For all groups ranging from 2-6 people, it is suggested that you tip the tour guide $70 -$100 (from the group) per day. For groups larger than 8, it is recommended to tip $8-$12 per person, per day + 50% for your bus driver. Please note! Unless stated otherwise, on our group tours, the hotels, restaurants with meals included and serving staff is being generously tips by our staff - on your behalf. If you are not sure, check with your guide or operator for further details.

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.

What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
Transportation in an accessible vehicle for entire trip v
Bottles of water, as needed, and snacks v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
VIP services upon arrival & departure v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v
Airfare v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
Testimonials
“Cannot recommend this operator enough. Our point of contact, Lorre, was always available no matter what the time difference, to answer any questions. I am a disabled traveller and find travelling tricky and slightly challenging. Israel4All made the holiday completely stress free and they thought of everything. You need an established and competent tour operator like Israel4all when visiting this region. Our guide was Noa and can genuinely say I’ve never learnt more and enjoyed learning more in my life. If you can get Noa.... then definitely do.”
Bobby H
2020
“This was our third trip with via sabra and it was outstanding. We went with Aliza Green who is a cook and cookbook writer who provided us with lots of insights. Orit Levi our tour guide (third time) was excellent. Via Sabra makes every trip different so we did not feel as if we were repeating anything. We took our seven year old grandson who was well received and loved the trip. Via Sabra is caring and strives to accommodate any requests. We cannot recommend Via Sabra enough and we are looking forward to our next trip.”
Naomi S
2016, 2018, 2020

Early bird special - $200 off per person.

Available only between October 1-10, 2021!!

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