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Price range
From $4,675 per person
Upcoming Date
07 Jun 2024 - 13 Jun 2024
Tour Time
7 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

* Single supplement: $1,550 *
* 3rd person rate: $3,700 *

Itinerary

1 - Friday ( June 7 ) : Bruchim HaBa'im! Welcome to Israel!

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Activities:

  • Bruchim Ha'Baim! - Arrival at Ben Gurion airport. Upon arrival, collect your baggage, and with your group, head to meet your guide and driver.

  • Travel to Neot Kedumim and experience sheepherding! (including lunch) - Neot Kedumim, the Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel, is a unique endeavor to re-create the physical setting of the Bible in all its depth and detail. Try your hand at shepherding a small herd of sheep and goats. Understand why many Biblical leaders, including Moses and David led animals before leading people.

  • Shehechiyanu at 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. Gather with your guide to meet and say Shehechiyanu to bless the beginning of your journey together in Israel!

  • Check in to hotel - And prepare for dinner

  • Welcome and Shabbat dinner

  • Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Meal Plan: lunch, Shabbat Friday night dinner

2 - Saturday ( June 8 ) : Jerusalem - Where it all Began

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Since the 19th century, Jerusalem's Old City has traditionally been divided into four quarters; Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Armenian. Walk through narrow alleys, and meet people and places to get a better understanding of the complexity of a city that is holy to these three major religions

Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Start with the 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.

  • 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 the First and Second Temple periods, Roman ruins, vibrant synagogues, and learning institutions, all jostling for space in these busy stone streets.

  • Walk through the Muslim and Christian Quarters - Check out the local sweets and many stalls that sell spices, pastries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes and so much more. Meet store-owners whose stores have been in their family for generations. The Christian Quarter is home to a rich tapestry of Christians of many denominations featuring the historic and impressive Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

  • Picnic lunch at Teddy Park - Enjoy a picnic lunch at Teddy Park, named after the late Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. One of the main attractions of Teddy Park is its unique water fountain display. The fountain is composed of hundreds of jets that create patterns and synchronized water movements, accompanied by music and lighting effects.

  • Continue on a walking tour in Yemin Moshe - Yemin Moshe, located just outside Jerusalem's Old City, was established in 1891 with the financial support of British Jewish banker Moses Montefiore. It was built as a solution to the overcrowding and unsanitary conditions inside the Old City walls. The original houses were built with a wall around them and a gate that was locked at night. Montefiore left an indelible mark on the Jerusalem landscape by building the landmark Montefiore Windmill in Yemin Moshe. Walk through this special neighborhood.

  • Return to hotel to rest

  • Usher out Shabbat with Havdalah outside in the rich air of Jerusalem.

  • Dinner on your own and night out

  • Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem - Inbal Hotel

Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, Picnic lunch

3 - Sunday ( June 9 ) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Masada National Park - Ascend the mountain from the east to explore Masada, scene of the epic stand by Jewish rebels at the end of the Great Revolt against Rome nearly 2,000 years ago. The new museum at the Visitor Center reveals the secrets of the daily life of the rebels, the story of the excavations, and how the site became one of Israel’s most important symbols.

  • Dead Sea Resort for swim and lunch - 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. At one of the local hotels, have lunch and 'swim' in the Dead Sea.

  • Time permitting: short hike at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve - This beautiful nature reserve features Nahal David, a spectacular water hike for all ages. Trails in a range of levels of difficulty take you alongside and through the cool, fresh waters of Nahal David, down waterfalls, along jaw-dropping canyons, and past caves. If you’re both quiet and lucky, you might even glimpse the sure-footed ibex and other local animals.

  • Drummer's Circle and Biblical Dinner - Genesis Land is situated in the heart of the Judean desert, on the way to the Dead Sea, in the land where the Patriarchs lived. A magical place, it enables visitors to experience life as it was in biblical times. Ride by camel to desert hospitality in the style of Abraham and Sarah and enjoy a delicious desert meal.

  • Return to Jerusalem

  • Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Meal Plan: breakfast, Lunch at a Dead Sea hotel, Biblical Dinner

4 - Monday ( June 10 ) : Up to the North!

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Activities:

  • Breakfast and check out of the hotel

  • Travel north for a Druze cooking workshop and lunch - Together with your hosts in their private home, prepare traditional Druze Galilean dishes and then enjoy a dinner of the foods you create. Learn about Druze culture and history from your hosts and from the food you eat.

  • Off-Road ATV tour - Explore the Carmel Mountain area with its scenic views, fresh air and excellent routes, and varied terrain . You'll be in the driver's seat!

  • Travel to your hotel and check in - Dinner at hotel

  • Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

Overnight: Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner, Druze cooking workshop and lunch

5 - Tuesday ( June 11 ) : Traveling through history - Erev Shavu'ot

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Archeological dig at Umm al-Kanatir - Also known as Ein Keshatot, this site was 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 on own and short tour at Zichron Yaakov - Established in December 1882, Zichron Ya'akov was one of the first modern Jewish communities in the country. Due to the massive support of Baron de Rothchild the town was soon named after Rothchild's father (Zichron Yaakov - "in memory of Jacob") and became known for its fine wine cellars, which produce high-quality vintages to this day. The town is also famous as the center of the NILI spy ring, organized by Jews to aid the British in ousting the Turks at the beginning of the 20th century. Tour the town to learn its history and enjoy its charming, shop-lined streets.

  • Continue to Tel Aviv and check in to hotel

  • Enjoy some downtime by the beach or the hotel's poolside

  • Return to hotel - And dinner at hotel

  • Tel Aviv

  • David Intercontinental, Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

6 - Wednesday ( June 12 ) : Classic Tel Aviv - Shavu'ot

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at your hotel

  • Enjoy some downtime by the beach or the hotel's poolside

  • Explore Tel Aviv with the guide or on your own, here are some suggested activities:

  • Option 1: The White City - Walking tour with your guide - 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 its 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.

  • Option 2: Graffiti Workshop (with extra cost) - Tour the dynamic neighborhood of Florentine, Tel Aviv’s most bohemian and upbeat neighborhood and learn about contemporary Israeli culture through the writing on the wall, graffiti, bumper stickers and even painted garbage bins. In recent years Tel Aviv has become Israel's capital of urban art.
    Take part in an interactive fun graffiti workshop, where you'll make something on your own and take it with back home.

  • Option 3: Tel Avivian Shavu'ot Celebration - Options will be advertised closer to the trip's date

  • Dinner on your own and night out

  • David Intercontinental, Tel Aviv

Overnight: David Intercontinental, Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast

7 - Thursday ( June 13 ) : Bringing it Home

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Activities:

  • Breakfast and check out of the hotel

  • Visit Ayalon Institute - A clandestine ammunitions factory built in 1945 by the Haganah. In just three weeks, preparations for the factory were completed and it was code named the Ayalon Institute. Above ground, it appeared to be no more than a kibbutz. However, located eight meters below ground, this was the country's largest bullet factory. It has been said that the bullets manufactured at the Ayalon Institute played a crucial role in the success of the War of Independence.

  • Levinsky Market Tasting Tour - The Levinsky Market specializes in spices and Mediterranean delicacies. It is, in many ways, the best market in Tel Aviv, known 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.

  • Time at leisure to relax, pack or last shopping

  • Farewell dinner in a private room in Tel Aviv

  • Farewell! Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport - Or continue on a South Extension!

Meal Plan: breakfast, Levinsky Market Tasting Tour, Farewell Dinner

FAQ

How much do I tip my driver and tour guide?

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Standard tipping is as follows: For individuals/small groups (less than 10 people), it is recommended to tip your guide $15-$20 per person, per day. For the bus driver, the recommended amount is 60% of what you give your guide. For example, if you tip your guide $10 per person, per day, the driver should receive an additional $6 per person, per day. Tips are not included in the cost of a tour and are always at your discretion.

Is it safe to travel in Israel?

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Yes! It is safe for you and your family to travel in Israel. There is a very low rate of street crime in Israel. But your security is of the utmost importance. Via Sabra, our tour operator, receives regular updates from Home Front Command regarding any critical updates, be it security related, or even about the weather. On the off chance there is a need to do so, we will be able to adjust our itinerary based on relevant information and recommendations.

What is the best season to visit Israel?

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May and October are considered the best times to visit Israel. These months offer fewer crowds, pleasant weather, and less unpredictability compared to summer and winter. Weekly weather forecast

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.

 

What’s Included
Group transfers to & from the airport v
Based on 1 group arrival and departure
Meals as mentioned in the meal plan v
On-site coordinator v
Youth Counselor throughout the trip v
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide v
Transportation throughout the trip to all programmed activities v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Bottles of water, as needed, and snacks v
Alcoholic beverages at meals v
Airfare v
VIP services upon arrival & departure v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v

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