Price range
From $3540 per person
Upcoming Date
09-19 June 2022
Tour Time
11 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Thursday (June 9) : Welcome to Israel

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Activities:

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport - You will be greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by your guide and you will set off on your journey.

  • Drive to 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.

  • Biblical lunch at Neot Kedumim

  • Check into the hotel

  • Pizur dinner in Machane Yehuda Market - In the heart of Jerusalem, a bustling multi-ethnic market bursting with life, art, and flavor, a tasting tour through Mahane 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.

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General

2 - Friday (June 10) : Jerusalem-Holy to All

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • City of David - A visit to the City of David is a trip back in time through the layers of Jerusalem’s past and leads you through the biblical palace of King David.

    You will continue your tour by walking the streets of Second Temple Jerusalem on recently revealed sites. You will walk through a section of the Second Temple period drainage channel to the monumental foundations stones of the Western Wall at the foot of the Temple Mount. From there climb and exit onto the magnificent road where the Jewish pilgrims walked, two thousand years ago.

  • Davidson Center - Walk through the archaeological park of the southern excavations. Get a glimpse of the glory of the Second Temple, the Jewish kingdom, and the devastation that followed.

  • Boxed lunch

  • Tour Jerusalem’s Old City - Meet people and places of the Old City. In the Jewish Quarter uncover the layers of Jewish history from the time of the First Temple until the present day. In the Christian Quarter visit the amazing Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

  • Early Kabbalat Shabbat at the Kotel

  • Shabbat Dinner at the hotel

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General

3 - Saturday (June 11) : Shabbat Shalom

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Nachlaot - In the Nachlaot neighborhood, walk around and hear the prayers and melodies of the different synagogues. Many different “edot” (ethnic groups) have settled in the neighborhood over the years and their synagogues reflect their origins and presence in Israel.

  • Shabbat lunch at the home of Shana and Yonatan Neril - The Neril family is engaged in important environmental work. Yonatan is the founder and director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. Hear about Yonatan’s work in sustainability and enjoy lunch with his lovely family.

  • Visitors Time

  • Havdalah ceremony to usher out Shabbat

  • Pizur dinner on Ben Yehuda Street

  • 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

4 - Sunday (June 12) : Memory and Memorial

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

  • Mount Herzl - Continue to Mt. Herzl National Military Cemetery- and recognize the sacrifice made for the existence of the country. Take time to walk through the cemetery and read the stones to find out about the lives of the soldiers.

  • Lunch at Hinam Center

  • Hinam Center - Mifgash at The Hinam Center, an organization that promotes social tolerance through significant, in-depth meetings between people from different identities. Meet teen participants in the center’s programs and learn about Religious tolerance.

  • Volunteering

  • Dinner at Cafe Shalva - Shalva is a Jerusalem based organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. The café’s profits go back to the center and graduates of Shalva work at the café.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

5 - Monday (June 13) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Early breakfast and depart for Masada

  • Weather permitting, hike up Masada - Hike up the snake path 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.

  • Continue to the Dead Sea to swim and for pizur lunch - At 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. Known in Hebrew as "The Sea of Salt", it is also one of the saltiest lakes in the world - with about 34.2% salinity.

  • Hike in 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.

  • Continue to Genesis Land- camel riding and 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

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General

6 - Tuesday (June 14) : Traveling North Along the Syrian African Rift

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Depart Jerusalem and drive north

  • Kibbutz Sde Eliahu Bio Bee - Bio Bee Sde Eliyahu is the pioneer of organic farming in Israel. While visiting the fields we not only learn about the benefits of organic farming but also about biological pest control. The Kibbutz established the first biological pest control company in Israel and is a world leader in the field of biological pest control and bumblebees for pollination.

  • Lunch in the kibbutz dining room

  • Rafting in the Jordan River - Rafting adventure along the Jordan River. Row through one of the most beautiful spots in Israel, amongst the plants, trees, and waterfalls in the middle of this beautiful Galilee nature reserve.

  • 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.

  • North

Overnight: North

7 - Wednesday (June 15) : Physical and Spiritual Heights

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Banias National Park - Take a refreshing walk around the Banias, one of Israel’s most beautiful nature reserves. The Banias spring feeds into the Jordan River, the reserve’s large waterfall tumbles down a 33-foot precipice year-round, and a nearby cave houses remains of a temple to the Greek god Pan. In the wars of 1948 and 1967, when the Golan was held by Syria, the site housed a Syrian officers’ club.

  • Katzrin Park and Ancient Talmudic Village - The ruins of the ancient Jewish village of Katzrin are located in the central Golan. The village was discovered and excavated about 30 years ago. The remains of ancient Katzrin have been restored after excavation. Visit the Ancient Talmudic Village and actively immerse yourself in what life was like during Talmudic times.

  • Mount Bental - Drive to Mount Bental for a look at the Israeli-Syrian border. The Golan Heights are a geological and biogeographical region and is a plateau formed by a volcanic action. Understand Israel's geographical setting in the area. Bental is the site of a courageous battle during Israel’s war for the Golan. Walk through the bunkers to stay safe just like the brave soldiers who fought here.

  • Aqua Kef in the Sea of Galilee - Cool off in the Sea of Galilee's water park with an inflatable obstacle course featuring trampolines, slides & swings.

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • North

Overnight: North

8 - Thursday (June 16) : What These Shores Have Seen

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Drive to Akko

  • Visit the unique Tunisian Synagogue - The Ohr Torah Tunian synagogue in Akko is unique even in a land of synagogues. Built by a community of Tunisian Jews from Djerba, it offers four stories of glorious mosaics and stained-glass windows both inside and out, showing a varied range of stories, plants, and animals.

  • Tour of town of Akko and eat Akko's legendary hummus - Tour Akko, the ancient port city built and influenced by the Crusaders, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and the British. Many people visit the Old City of Acre without realizing that there is a complete city beneath the ancient streets. The Acre Crusader City was built during the 12th century and destroyed in 1291 when the Mamluks conquered Acre and built their own city on the Crusader ruins. Akko's souk (market place) is right in the center of the Old City and is a fun and vibrant bazaar full of fresh produce, cheap eats, buckets of spices, souvenirs and more.

  • Leket Israel -Israel's leading food rescue organization - We will 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, homeless shelters and other places serving those in need.

  • Drive to Tel Aviv and check into your hotel

  • Dinner at restaurant

  • Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv

9 - Friday (June 17) : Yom Shishi Higiya- Friday's Here!

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • 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.

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

  • Street Food Lunch

  • Drive to Tel Mond

  • Shabbat dinner in Tel Mond

  • Home Hopsitality

Overnight: Home Hopsitality

10 - Saturday (June 18) : Shabbat in Tel Mond

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Activities:

  • Shabbat activities and fun

  • Home hospitality or overnight in Tel Aviv

Overnight: Home hospitality or overnight in Tel Aviv

11 - Sunday (June 19) : Tel Aviv ya habibi Tel Aviv!

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Old Jaffa - In Jaffa discover the ancient and modern situated side-by-side. Stroll through the alleyways of the Old City filled with artist studios as well as archaeological discoveries. Discover which Jewish and Christian stories took place in the city.

  • The Independence Trail - Follow the new Independence Trail which follows 10 stops of Tel Aviv’s heritage sites and 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 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.

  • Graffiti Tour - Enjoy a creative Graffiti workshop in the trendy neighborhood of Florentin, and experience fun and artistic freedom. Discover new and daring Israeli Graffiti Artists that are gaining recognition around the world.

  • Final dinner

  • Transfer to the airport - L'hitraot!

Overnight: Transfer to the airport

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.

Full refunds or changes will be possible for cancellations made as a result of force majeure circumstances, or due to Israel-imposed governmental or air flight restrictions related to COVID-19.

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

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.

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Available only between October 1-10, 2021!!

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