Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
03-11 April 2022
Tour Time
9 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Sunday (April 3) : Welcome to Israel

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Activities:

  • VIP 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 Jerusalem and check into your hotel

  • Time to relax after the flight

  • Dinner at a local restaurant - We will make suggestions and reservations for you

  • Jerusalem Herbert Samuel Hotel - Overnight: Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem Herbert Samuel Hotel

2 - Monday (April 4) : Jerusalem-Holy to All

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • City of David - Begin the day at the City of David and tour the newly excavated Pilgrim’s Way- walk from the City of David through a tunnel to the Davidson Center. The Ancient Shiloah Pool was discovered just a few years ago. The pool was constructed 2,000 years ago during the days of King Herod, in Jerusalem’s glorious building tradition and served as an important meeting point for Jerusalem’s pilgrims.

  • Tour Jerusalem’s Old City with time for a lunch stop - 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 Church of the Holy Sepulcher. View the Temple Mount. Throughout the tour explore the complexity of a city that is holy to these three major religions.

  • Suggestion- Dinner at Hamotzi - Israeli Master Chef winner Avi Levy combines a North African cooking style with a Jerusalem flare to create a rich kaleidoscopic of flavors using local ingredients from the nearby Machane Yehuda market.

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General
Meal Plan: breakfast

3 - Tuesday (April 5) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Drive to the Dead Sea area

  • Masada National Park - Ascend the mountain by cable car 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.

  • Lunch and swim at the Dead Sea - At 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. 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 'float' in the Dead Sea.

  • Return to Jerusalem

  • Jerusalem Lodging General

Overnight: Jerusalem Lodging General
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

4 - Wednesday (April 6) : Memory and Memorial

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Private tour at 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.

  • Tasting tour of 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.

  • Drive to Haifa and check into your hotel

  • Dinner at a restaurant - We will make recommendations and reservations for you.

  • Haifa- Dan Panorama - Executive Bay Room

Overnight: Haifa- Dan Panorama
Meal Plan: breakfast, Machane Yehuda Tasting Tour

5 - Thursday (April 7) : Making your Mark

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - Visit the Technion with a special VIP visit that you will arrange.

  • Lunch at Technion (not included)

  • Time permitting-The Bahai Gardens - From the Louis Promenade, on the top of Mount Carmel, we will admire the stunning scenery. Nicknamed the Balcony of the Country, a 400 meter long promenade at the top of the Baha'i Gardens offers a view of the entire Haifa Bay, all the way to the border with Lebanon. This impressive spot offers a truly spectacular view, so have a camera ready!

  • OR Beit-Hagefen Art Gallery - The museum's gallery’s activity centers around three main channels: an exhibition space, The Third Space – a place for education and art and The Museum Without Walls – a platform for research and production of artworks in the public space. It is located in a late 19th century building, it sits on the intersection of three neighborhoods – the German Colony, Hadar, and Wadi Nisnas. Through extensive artistic and educational activities, the Art Gallery at Beit HaGefen strives to establish a broad platform, between and beyond the walls of the gallery, for local communities and creative forces from Haifa and the region.

  • Celebratory Dinner - We can make reservations and recommendations.

  • Haifa- Dan Panorama Hotel - Executive Bay Room

Overnight: Haifa- Dan Panorama Hotel
Meal Plan: breakfast

6 - Friday (April 8) : What These Shores Have Seen

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Akko - Tour Akko, the ancient port city built and influenced by the Crusaders, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and the British. Visit the Jezzar Pasha Mosque, an excellent example of Ottoman architecture, The Knight’s Hall, the citadel and prison, as well as the ancient tunnels have been magnificently restored. Traces of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims, Crusaders, Ottomans, Bedouins and the British, who have all ruled here, as well as of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, can be seen.

  • Lunch at Uri Buri - For the past 20 years , the popular Uri Buri restaurant has been offering different kinds of delicately prepared fresh fish and seafood dishes served with more than 100 different kinds of fine Israeli wines.

  • Drive to Tel Aviv and check into your hotel

  • Shabbat dinner at the hotel or a restaurant TBD - Shabbat dinner at the hotel or a restaurant TBD (not included)

  • Tel Aviv- Dan Panorama - Deluxe Plus Room

Overnight: Tel Aviv- Dan Panorama
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

7 - Saturday (April 9) : Shabbat in Tel Aviv

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A day on your own. We suggest a visit to the Tel Aviv Art Museum. A private tour can be arranged.

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Optional: The Tel Aviv Museum of Art - In this dynamic tour we'll figure out what makes Israeli art into what it is, and what’s it relationship with the Zionist narrative as well as the international art world. This tour through the extensive Israeli collection at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is an amazing way to visually explore the Israeli narrative from the early 20th century until today. What is the story the Arts Establishment tells about Israeli Art?

  • OR ANU Museum of the Jewish People - In June 2021, after ten years of planning and construction, the largest Jewish museum in the world opened its doors. You’re invited to join a fascinating journey that portrays the story of the Jewish people through the generations and up to the present time. The Museum represents all parts of the Jewish people and highlights the creative works and cultural riches of a variety of communities in different periods of history. This story is about all of us and each and every one of us is part of it.

  • Tel Aviv- Dan Panorama

Overnight: Tel Aviv- Dan Panorama
Meal Plan: breakfast

8 - Sunday (April 10) : Tel Aviv-Old-New City

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Start the day 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.

  • Lunch at Cafe Pua'a - Not included

  • Continue to Neve Tzedek - Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside of Jaffa and currently one of the most beautiful and desired locations in Tel Aviv. It was built by some of the dignitaries of the old Jewish community of Jaffa in 1887. They were looking to head out of the ever-growing and over-crowded Jaffa, to build what was considered back than modern and comfortable housing. In recent years, after a period of neglect, the neighborhood was resorted and became a trendy fun beautiful part of the city and a good place to try some Israeli Gelato!

  • End the day at the Independence Trail - Rothschild Boulevard is the beginning of the Independence Trail. This encompasses 10 stops of Tel Aviv’s heritage sites. You will learn the history of this fascinating city along the way. The trail ends at Independence Hall, where David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel, read aloud the Declaration of Independence as Israel was declared an independent Jewish state on May 14, 1948.

  • Finale Dinner at Claro - Chef Ran Shmueli is one of Israel’s most respected veteran chefs , who has led innovative culinary ventures for the last 25 years. Claro (“clear” in Spanish) is chef Shmueli’s first restaurant.
    Claro is not “just” a restaurant; it’s a place of entertainment, providing an experience that embodies all the knowledge of Shmueli and his staff in hospitality and event planning. It is a relaxed venue for social gathering, offering a warm atmosphere, good music and a superb dining experience.

  • Tel Aviv- Dan Panorama

Overnight: Tel Aviv- Dan Panorama
Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

9 - Monday (April 11) : L'hitraot!

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Free day in Tel Aviv or touring depending on departure time

  • Transfer to the airport

Overnight: Transfer to the airport
Meal Plan: breakfast

FAQ

What documents do I need to travel to Israel?

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US and Canadian citizens are not required to obtain a visa for travel to Israel. Citizens from all other countries will need to check with their respective embassies/consulates or visa agency to determine if a visa is required. You can also check here. Your passport needs to be valid for 6 months from the date you leave Israel after your trip. Other documentation, such as that which relates to COVID-19 (for example) may be required. We will update this section with all relevant information as it becomes available.

What about COVID-19?

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Though we hope this will be a non-issue come April 2023, the situation regarding COVID-19 is fluid and changes often, based on what is happening across the globe. We will continue to update you regarding current guidelines. That said, as you prepare for your trip, we suggest the following:
  • Health Insurance It is a condition of your booking through Via Sabra / Israel4All, as well as the State of Israel, that you obtain travel health insurance which includes coverage for COVID-19.
  • Travel Insurance In addition, we strongly recommend that you purchase full travel insurance which includes coverage for ‘cancellation under any circumstances and for any reason’. It is recommended to purchase insurance as soon as the booking is made, as this coverage is often dependent on purchasing as close to the time of booking. You can purchase travel insurance through our partner, Travel Insured, an experienced company and one of the largest in the industry, through this link.
  • Closer to the trip, we will publish details about relevant COVID guidelines and testing requirements for before, during, and after the trip.

How much do I tip my driver and tour guide?

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For all groups ranging from 2-6 people, it is suggested that you tip the tour guide $70 -$100 (from the group) per day. For groups larger than 8, it is recommended to tip $8-$12 per person, per day + 50% for your bus driver. Tips are not included in the cost of a tour and are always at your discretion.

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. $200 per person service fee, will not be refunded. 

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. In that case, $200 per person service fee will not be refunded.

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.

What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide v
Bottles of water, as needed, and snacks v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Hotel accommodation v
Transportation throughout the trip to all programmed activities v
Transfers to and from the airport v
VIP services upon arrival & departure v
Airfare v
COVID-19 health insurance coverage (required) v
COVID-19 testing (when required) v
Equipment rental (available at an additional cost) v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v

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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