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Price range
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Upcoming Date
12 Nov 2024 - 21 Nov 2024
Tour Time
10 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Tuesday ( November 12 ) : Welcome to this Special Journey

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Activities:

  • VIP Arrival - Welcome to Israel! Arrive at Ben Gurion airport. Your VIP fast track assistant will 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 by helicopter to Six Senses Shaharut - Six Senses Hotel, which opened in August 2021, is the most highly anticipated hotel project in Israel's history. Set in the stunning Arava desert, the facility itself mirrors the splendor of the surroundings.

  • Check into the hotel

  • Tour of Six Senses Shaharut

  • Have a cocktail at the Jamillah Bar

  • Opening conversation with Rabbi Booth - Why the Desert?

  • Dinner at the hotel - Dine in the Midian restaurant, the resort's signature restaurant, featuring a show kitchen and tabun oven producing progressive ethnic cuisine with Mediterranean and Israeli influences. Creativity, experimentation, and emotion infuse for a deeper story behind the cuisine, to engage all of your senses.

  • Six Senses Shaharut

Overnight: Six Senses Shaharut

2 - Wednesday ( November 13 ) : I've Been to the Desert...

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Off-Road Biking in the Eilat Mountains - The breathtaking scenery and spectacular single-track bike routes make it a mountain cyclists dream.

  • Lunch on your own at the hotel

  • Free time to enjoy the resort

  • Conversation with Rabbi Booth

  • Desert Wines Wine Tasting - Together with Avihai Tsabari, Sommelier and owner of Via Sabra, learn about and taste a variety of desert wines and learn what makes them unique.

  • Outdoor Dinner in Six Senses Edom View Setting - Traditional Bedouin underground cooking which includes tajine dishes served on a central communal table, alongside taboon grilled vegetables, and sweet delicacies: all the ingredients needed for the ultimate desert dining experience.

  • Six Senses Shaharut

Overnight: Six Senses Shaharut

3 - Thursday ( November 14 ) : Perspectives- What you See from Here Cannot Be Seen from There

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Check out of the hotel

  • Depart Shaharut and drive to Mitzpe Ramon - Makhtesh Ramon is a type of geological formation found only in Israel and northern Sinai. The steep rock cliffs surrounding a closed valley drained by a single wadi are the product of erosion. Ramon Crater is the largest of three in Israel.

  • Jeep ride in Makhtesh Ramon. - Ride through the stunning Negev Desert and get to know the endless variations of the landscape. Explore the area of Makhtesh Ramon and immerse yourself in the details of the land around you.

  • Lunch in the crater with Masait Food Truck - The "MASAIT" (truck in Hebrew) in the middle of the desert is the most popular restaurant on wheels in the area run by chef Nir Alkasi. Nir cooks his delicious foods and is also known by soldiers as "Nir, the Shnitzel King of Nitzana."

  • Meet with business leaders in Beer Sheva - Be'er-Sheva and the Negev cover almost two-thirds of the country's land area, and are considered the most significant source of available land reserves. The Israeli government transferred the IDF's elite units to the south, as well as changing national priorities, and the establishment of the national cyber complex – CyberSpark - in Be'er-Sheva, place the city in the heart of the Israeli high-tech industry. Can the periphery be transformed?

  • Drive to Jerusalem

  • Stop at another overlook to make the transition to Jerusalem - 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. Begin the conversation about Jerusalem's centrality to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

  • Check into the hotel

  • Dinner meeting with Wendy Singer, restaurant TBD - Wendy Singer recently concluded nine years as Executive Director at Start-Up Nation Central (SNC), where she built the founding professional team, and focused on connecting Israel’s tech ecosystem with governments and corporates around the world. ‍Wendy now spends her time as a strategic advisor to select Israeli start-ups, including Remilk. She also works with select companies/funds to help Israeli entrepreneurs shape and present their pitch.‍Before joining Israel’s tech scene, Wendy was immersed in the policy and advocacy world, including a decade on Capitol Hill, and many years as Head of AIPAC’s Israel office.

  • Waldorf Astoria

Overnight: Waldorf Astoria

4 - Friday ( November 15 ) : Jerusalem- A World Unto Itself

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Breakfast with Our Crowd - OurCrowd is an online global venture investing platform that empowers institutions and individual accredited investors to invest and engage in emerging technology companies at an early stage while still privately held.

  • Visit the Schechter Institute For Jewish Studies - Meet Movement Director Rakefet Ginsberg and Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz, Director of Israel Programs for The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Talk about religious pluralsim and the Agunah Institute,

  • VIP tour of the The National Library of Israel - Founded in Jerusalem in 1892, the National Library of Israel (NLI) holds the collective memory of Israelis of all backgrounds and faiths and the Jewish people worldwide. While continuing to serve as Israel's preeminent research library, over the past decade NLI has embarked upon an ambitious journey of renewal to encourage diverse audiences in Israel and around the globe to engage with its treasures in new and meaningful ways. This transformative renewal is taking place through a range of innovative educational, cultural, and digital initiatives, as well as through the construction of a new landmark campus, on schedule to open its doors in 2023.

  • Via Sabra Machne Yehuda Tasting Tour - In the heart of the city sits a bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life, art, and flavor. A tasting tour through Machane 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.

  • Kabbalat Shabbat at the Kotel

  • Shabbat dinner at the home of Chef Rabbi Josh - Rabbi Josh is a Talmud scholar, a documentary filmmaker, a registered tour guide and specialty chef at Jerusalem’s iconic Tmol Shilshom Restaurant. Overyour meal, Rabbi Josh speaks on a wide range of topics from his riveting personal story to an explanation of Jewish tradition and an introduction to the Talmud.

  • Waldorf Astoria

Overnight: Waldorf Astoria

5 - Saturday ( November 16 ) : Shabbat Shalom

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Morning options including synagogue services, museum, guided tours

  • Lunch at the hotel

  • Free/Rest Time

  • Late afternoon conversation with Micah Goodman - Micah Goodman is one of the most original and influential public intellectuals living in Israel today. He is a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and is the founder of Beit Midrash Yisraeli. Goodman is the author of six bestselling books, among them Catch ’67 and The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity, and The Attention Revolution.

  • Havdalah

  • Dinner at Rama's Kitchen - “Rama’s Kitchen” was founded by Rama Ben Zvi 22 years ago, as a unique restaurant in the Jerusalem hills. Over the years Rama’s Kitchen has become a thriving culinary landmark and is consistently ranked as one of Israel’s leading restaurants. The magnificent surroundings enhance a total and uniquely special culinary experience. The menu constitutes a confluence of contemporary western cooking techniques and traditional Arab and Mediterranean cuisine.

  • Waldorf Astoria

Overnight: Waldorf Astoria

6 - Sunday ( November 17 ) : To be a Free People in our Land

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Check out of the hotel

  • Meet with Israeli Politicians

  • Depart Jerusalem with a stop at Castel Winery for wine tasting and lunch - Castel’s philosophy and winemaking values are an inseparable part of the winery– harmony, esthetics, refinement, patience, elegance and precision; all these guide us when creating the wines we love to drink. Wines with a strong presence and stamina, but with a hint of “down to earth” modesty.

  • Drive to Tel Aviv - Check into your hotel

  • Meeting with Aleph Venture Capital

  • Sunset tour of Old Jaffa - Explore the enchanting charm of Old Jaffa, where ancient and modern are situated side-by-side and where people of all faiths meet.

  • Dinner on your own

7 - Monday ( November 18 ) : Leadership and Vision

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Start the day with Hagal Sheli (My Wave) - Surfing lesson with Hagal Sheli (My Wave), an NGO that uses surfing as a vehicle for personal development and advancement. In 2012 Omer and Yaron, educational entrepreneurs and avid surfers, developed a unique surfing program for transforming the lives of youth-at-risk. Their mission: Empower youth to never give up, to continue to pursue their dreams and to ultimately succeed: ‘In the ocean, as in life’. Hear about Hagal Sheli's programs to address the outcomes of the war.

  • Meetings with relevant business leaders TBD

  • Meeting with leaders of Achim L'Meshek and other activists who mobilized after October 7 - At the onset of the war, leaders of Israel's social protest movement mobilized and used its network to transform into a central, operational address for responding to needs of soldiers and evacuees. Visit their operations base at Glilot, meet with leaders and volunteers, and learn about their mission.

  • Early evening Graffiti Tour - Explore contemporary Israeli culture through an urban inquisitive graffiti tour in the Florentin neighborhood. What stories do these images and words tell about the people living here? What social issues are reflected in the art on the walls? What is unique about graffiti in Israel and Tel Aviv specifically?

  • Final Dinner at George and John Restaurant - George & John offers a contemporary menu, corresponding with locality and seasonality, serving refined and creative dishes within a unique atmosphere. The Private Room by George & John is situated in a historic location, previously used as the wine and beverage storage of the original Jerusalem hotel where Mark Twain would visit and write his memoirs during his visit to Palestine. George & John by Head Chef Tomer Tal was voted the Best Restaurant in Israel, and in the top 6 best restaurant in the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 best restaurants 2023 awards.

  • David Kempinski, Tel Aviv

Overnight: David Kempinski, Tel Aviv

8 - Tuesday ( November 19 ) : Future Summit Tech Talk

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • David Kempinski, Tel Aviv

Overnight: David Kempinski, Tel Aviv

9 - Wednesday ( November 20 ) : Future Summit Tech Talk

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • David Kempinski, Tel Aviv

Overnight: David Kempinski, Tel Aviv

10 - Thursday ( November 21 ) : Future Summit Tech Talk

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Transfer to the airport - VIP departure services

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 60 days prior to the first day of trip. An invoice will be sent 90 days before the trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Please note: 

  • The itinerary is subject to change as a result of unforeseen changes from suppliers, weather, etc.
  • This proposal is valid for 1 week for private clients, and 10 days for groups. 

 

Cancellation Policy

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

For cancellations made:

·         Up to 60 days prior to departure, any payments above the deposit towards the trip will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable.

·         60-30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded.

·         29-0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

 

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