Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
23-26 April 2023
Tour Time
4 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Sunday (April 23)

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Activities:

  • 2:00 p.m. Depart Tel Aviv and drive north

  • Drive to Akko - The ancient city of Akko situation on the Mediterranean, is one of the oldest ports in the world, and a city shared by Jews and Muslims. Walk narrow streets past towering ramparts, deep moats, green domes, venerable synagogues, slender Muslim minarets, and 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.

  • Cooking Workshop at Beit Elfarasha - Meet the true gems of the city, the local women at Beit Elfarasha whose programs empower women of Akko by bringing them together to create connections and make change. Join some of the women in a cooking workshop in their beautiful center as well as touring the city with the women and hearing their stories.

  • Drive to the hotel and check in

  • Hagoshrim

Overnight: Hagoshrim

2 - Monday (April 24)

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Archeological dig at Um el Kanatir - Also known as Ein Keshatot, Um el Kanatir is home to a Jewish village from the Period of the Mishna and Talmud, with a magnificent synagogue in its center. Enter a synagogue that features the original Ark Complex – the most preserved and magnificent ever to be discovered in Israel. The synagogue was excavated and reconstructed with advanced technological methods, and today it stands at a height of one story. The Ein Keshatot site also offers a visit to the village spring, which flows into ancient pools, surrounded by shaded areas.

  • Lunch and wine-tasting at Pelter Winery - The Pelter Winery was established in 2005 and is a study in Terroir. Taste the wines made from grapes grown on the rich Golan soil and hear the story of the winery. Together with the wine, enjoy a lunch of local cheese.

  • Visit Kaima Farm in Nahalal - Kaima, or “sustainability” in Aramaic is a project with a vision to harness the principles of organic farming and the pride associated with growing, literally and metaphorically. The farm empowers marginalized teens through hands-on organic farming and provides employability skills, offers work experience, and teaches teamwork and community building, encourages leadership development, builds personal awareness, and fosters environmental stewardship.

  • Return to the hotel, dinner at the hotel

  • Join a local community for an Erev Yom Hazikaron ceremony - Meet with a bereaved family and hear their story.

  • Hagoshrim

Overnight: Hagoshrim

3 - Tuesday (April 25)

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Walk to Remember - Walk a portion of the Israel National Trail in memory of Israel's fallen soldiers. The Israel trail traverses the length of Israel and was established as a National Trail in 1995.

  • Join the Yom Hazikaron ceremony of a local school - Meet with students to hear from them how they relate to and deal with Yom Hazikaron and they prepare to become part of the IDF.

  • Tzippori National Park - Tzipori was once the capital of the Galilee, the seat of the Sanhedrin and the place where the Mishna was completed. At Tzippori, view the ruins and ancient mosaic floor to see how native species have been part of the national iconography for centuries.

  • Ceremony of transition from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Haatzmaut with local Masorti community - Kibbutz Hanaton

  • Erev Yom Haatzmaut with Kibbutz Hanaton

  • Hagoshrim

Overnight: Hagoshrim

4 - Wednesday (April 26) : Yom Haatzmaut- 75 Years of Statehood!

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Agamon HaHula - Bikes & Golfcarts - The Hula valley sits in part of the northern Syrian African Rift Valley which stretches as far south as Mozambique in Africa. During every migration season over 500 million birds travel through the Hula Lake. This wetland paradise is the perfect stopover for small waterfalls, cormorants, heron, pelicans, raptors, storks, and cranes. Early morning ride through the park.

  • Watch the Israeli Air Force Flyover

  • Yom Haatzmaut Barbeque

  • Transfer to the airport or other

Overnight: Transfer to the airport or other

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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