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1 - Monday (December 20) : Welcome to Israel v

Activities:

  • VIP Arrival - 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 hotel

  • Welcome dinner at Kitchen Market - Kitchen Market is a contemporary fusion restaurant above the farmers' market in Tel Aviv's Port, in walking distance from the Alexander Hotel. Great intro for all ages to Tel Aviv's food scene.

  • Overnight: Alexander Hotel

Overnight: Overnight: Alexander Hotel
2 - Tuesday (December 21) : Tel Aviv: Old-New City v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

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

    With Shehechiyanu each participant will receive a small bag for collecting artifacts of the trip. Some of the treasures that will go in your bag will be given to you, others you will add yourselves.

  • Jaffa - Discover Yafo through a Scavenger Adventure. Yafo is a microcosm of Israel itself, a place where the new has evolved out of the old, where people of all faiths meet, work, and live. From the Old Saraya to the Jaffa harbor through the Zodiac Alleys – explore the amazing story of the city that is said to be the oldest port city in chronicled history.

  • Jaffa Flea Market - Wander through the Yafo Flea Market, a very ‘happening’ area with a classic flea market combined with cafes, restaurants, bars, and cute stores. Eat lunch in one of the restaurants there (not included).

  • Independence Trail - Using an iPad guided hunt, discover the new Independence Trail which follows stops of Tel Aviv’s heritage sites. Learn the history of this great city along the way. The trail begins at the intersection of tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard and Herzl Street, home to Tel Aviv’s first kiosk. The trail 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.

  • Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Market - Visit Nachlat Binyamin, an open air market in the heart of Tel-Aviv 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.

  • Dinner on your own

  • Alexander Hotel - Alexander Hotel

Overnight: Alexander Hotel
3 - Wednesday (December 22) : Innovation Nation v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Graffiti Tour - Explore Florentine on 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.

  • Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel) - 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 start 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.

  • 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.

  • Overnight: Alexander Hotel

Overnight: Overnight: Alexander Hotel
4 - Thursday (December 23) : What These Shores Have Seen v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Leket Israel - Volunteer at Leket- Israel’s food bank. Learn about this important organization that brings volunteers into the fields to pick and gather fruits and vegetables that were not collected during the commercial harvest. Volunteer at the Logistics Center to help sort and pack the collected produce in preparation for distribution to soup kitchens, food pantries, senior citizen centers, and homeless shelters.

  • Caesarea National Park - Continue to Caesarea, built by Herod, was the Roman capital of Palestine as well as important seat of early Christianity. Although it boasted a Jewish community in late antiquity, in the 3rd c., Jewish sages exempted the city from Jewish law (Halacha) because by this time most of the inhabitants were non-Jewish. The extensive seaside ruins here date back to Roman, Byzantine and Crusader times. Explore the 2,000-year-old Roman theater, Crusader harbor and 12th-century ramparts.

  • Druze Cooking Workshop - 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.

  • Return to Tel Aviv

  • Overnight: Alexander Hotel

Overnight: Overnight: Alexander Hotel
5 - Friday (December 24) : Underground Secrets v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Ayalon Institute - Visit the Ayalon Institute, a clandestine ammunition 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. Eight meters below ground this was the 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.

  • Stop for falafel lunch along the way

  • Beit Guvrin - To really dig deep into the past, head to Beit Guvrin, where thousands of underground caves date back to the time of the Phoenicians. Become an archaeologist for a day and take part in the digs at the caves, which served as storerooms, burial crypts, and safe havens during the time of the Bar Kochba revolt against the Romans.

  • Shabbat dinner in a special setting

  • Overnight: Alexander Hotel

Overnight: Overnight: Alexander Hotel
6 - Saturday (December 25) : Day on your own to Enjoy Tel Aviv v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Transfer to Jerusalem

  • Suggestion: Stop in Abu Ghosh for dinner

  • Overnight: The David Citadel

Overnight: Overnight: The David Citadel
7 - Sunday (December 26) : The Jerusalem Hills v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Burma Road - Travel on a Safari Truck along the road that was formed during the Independence War as part of the struggle to break into Jerusalem and stop the siege. Their mission was to make sure Jerusalem is part of the new Jewish state.

  • Picnic Lunch- Option for Iron Chef

  • Neot Kedumim - 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.

  • Return to Jerusalem

  • 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.

  • Overnight: The David Citadel

Overnight: Overnight: The David Citadel
8 - Monday (December 27) : Jerusalem-Holy to All v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Bar Mitzvah ceremony and festive Kiddush at the Egalitarian Kotel

  • Jewish Quarter - Tour the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, including the Southern Walls excavations. Visit the ancient Cardo and walk through the Old City's narrow streets. At the Kotel, take time for reflection.

  • 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 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.

  • Option: Walk through the Christian and Muslim Quarters or free time

  • Evening- Celebratory Meal (not included)

  • Overnight: The David Citadel

Overnight: Overnight: The David Citadel
9 - Tuesday (December 28) : Masada and the Dead Sea v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart for Masada

  • Masada National Park - Atop a lone rock cliff at the western end of the Judean Desert lies Masada, combining natural beauty and deep meaning. Ascend by cable care or hiking up and tour King Herod’s private fortress which, following the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 BCE, became a base for a small band of Jewish zealots in revolt against the Romans. Although the rebels held their own, they were eventually overcome by siege, and according to historian Josephus, chose mass suicide over surrender. Masada has come to symbolize the fierce determination of the people of Israel, but its tragic history also raises questions about the price of freedom.

  • Dead Sea Resort for swim and lunch - At 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. Venture into the waters for a “float”. Lather yourself in the mineral mud and return glowing at the end of the day.

  • Ein Gedi - The landscape, climatic conditions and water sources at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve have created a unique ecosystem of springs, waterfalls and pools surrounded by lush greenery in a desolate desert setting. We will have the opportunity to hike up to and cool off in the refreshing pools and waterfalls of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. The stunning Ein Gedi oasis consists of two separate waterways: Nahal David (David’s Stream), where David took refuge from King Saul; and Nahal Arugot, where remains of a 6th-century synagogue were discovered.

  • Genesis Land - 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.

  • Overnight: The David Citadel

Overnight: Overnight: The David Citadel
10 - Wednesday (December 29) : Creating Memories v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • 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 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. You'll be guided by a member of the Yad Vashem staff.

  • Machane Yehuda Market - In the heart of Jerusalem, 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.

  • Kol HaOt - Now is your opportunity to reflect on the time you’ve spent in Israel and to share the experiences, sites, and people you’ll want to remember most after you’ve returned home. With the "Kol HaOt" team, we will explore the personal meaning of Israel using colors and symbols to give ourselves and our fellow participants a visual picture of what this journey meant to us

  • Final Dinner at Restaurant

  • Overnight: The David Citadel

Overnight: Overnight: The David Citadel
11 - Thursday (December 30) v

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Transfer to the airport

Overnight: Transfer to the airport
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Cancellation Policy

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

Cancellations up to 45 days prior to departure, the deposit per person will be charged (non-refundable).
Cancellations between 45 to 30 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour cost per person.
Cancellations between 29 to 8 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 75% of the tour cost per person.
For 7 to 0 days prior to departure entail a cancellation fee of 100% of the cost of the trip
The cancellation policies are applicable to guaranteed departures, FIT (non-group) and group bookings.
Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellations must be made in writing.