Jewish Heritage Tour

October 25 - November 3, 2019

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Trip details

 

Date of Arrival: October 25, 2019

Date of Departure: November 3, 2019

Number of Min participants: 6

Number of guides: 1

 

Day 1: Friday, Oct 25, 2019

 

In the beginning

 

Shalom & Welcome to Israel

Israel is unique – nestled on the shores of the Mediterranean – a meeting place of east meets west, modern meets ancient, religious meets secular… it’s a kaleidoscope of cultures and religions!

Depending on time of arrival and check in, please note the following activities are all time permitting.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a Tasting tour at the Carmel Market (Shuk), and learn about the history of the city, the country, and the market. Through the variety of foods in the market you will have insights into the complex melting pot of cultures in Israel as they are expressed through food.

 

 

 

 

Continue your tour on the beautiful Rothschild Blvd and visit the Independence Hall. Relive the exciting moment of Israel first prime minister, David Ben Gurion’s moving Declaration of the State of Israel.

 

We want to enjoy from “Kabbalat Shabbat” ceremony together.

 

Welcome & Shabbat Dinner at the Hotel

 

Overnight – Tel Aviv (HB)

 

Day 2: Saturday Oct 26, 2019

 

Sculpting Nature and Urban Landscapes

 

Begin your second day in the beautiful ancient port city of Yaffo (Jaffa). Yaffo is built on a high cliff that juts from the shoreline into the sea and the port lies at its foot. In many ways, Yaffo 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 and a place that has a heart and a soul that beckons visitors to explore the past, present, and future.

 

 

 

 

Eretz Israel Museum – MUSA, the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv is a multidisciplinary museum that exhibits Israeli culture, past and present. The new character of the temporary exhibitions seeks to create contemporary and bold connections between the diverse cultural aspects which the museum deals with, among them archeology, ethnography, applied art, art, photography and documentation in Israeli society, and expand them.

 

Metzizim Beach – Enjoy Accessible Beautiful promenade and blue sea to the open horizon, listen to the clacking sound of Israel’s favorite beach sport is of the small hard ball hitting a small wooden racquet called “Matkot”. There is a bar, restaurant, showers, shaded areas… Enjoy the beautiful sunset on the Mediterranean Tel-Aviv sea shore.

 

Take a stroll through Sarona, a newly renovated complex in the heart of Tel Aviv. Originally a German Templar Colony, today is the home of boutique stores, artist galleries, quaint cafes, and some of the city’s hottest restaurants and bars. Sarona has quickly gained a reputation as one of Tel Aviv’s hottest spots.

 

 

 

Overnight – Tel Aviv (HB)

 

Day 3: Sunday Oct 27, 2019

 

Visit Ramat Hanadiv, a living memorial to Baron Edmond de Rothschild, a major figure in the establishment of the modern State of Israel, plays a leading role in the management of natural and cultural resources based on sustainable interactions between man, nature and the environment and encourages understanding and appreciation of this ideal.  The Gardens beckon guests into a place of rare tranquility as you stroll the pathways among exquisitely landscaped gardens and breathe their fragrance throughout the year. Along the way visitors can view Mediterranean scenery.

Druze Village

On mount Carmel, many special groups and cultures found their spot to build their home. Its fascinating to follow them and see how the tradition is kept surrounded by modernism. we will have both the experience of entering a Druze home and having a special meal there.

 

Overnight –Sea of Galilee (HB)

 

Day 4: Monday Oct 28, 2019

Physical and Spiritual Heights

 

Traverse the Golan Heights by bus. The Golan Heights are a geological and biogeographical region the Golan Heights is a plateau formed by volcanic action.

Mt. Bental is an extinct volcano and dormant army strongpoint. Inside the mountain, an extensive IDF bunker enforces the strategic position of Mt. Bental. the outpost overlooks the scene of a decisive battle during the Yom Kippur War and the ruins of the Syrian city of Kuneitra. An UNDOF camp is clearly visible, established to observe the Israeli/Syrian border, two kilometers (under a mile) away.

Tel Dan National Park combines a lush nature reserve with a biblical archaeological experience and includes a short wheelchair-accessible trail. At the heart of the park is Tel Dan, the capital of the ancient northern kingdom.

 

Take a ride on a golf cart or a Safari wagon through the Hula Valley, an important resting place for migrating birds and many species of rare fish and plants creating a wonderland of flora and fauna. Allows you an extra-close observation of birds and other animals in their natural habitat at Agamon Hula.

 

Free evening in the city of Tiberias -optional

 

Overnight –Sea of Galilee (HB)

 

Day 5: Tuesday Oct 29, 2019

 

Entrepreneurs and innovation -at the sea of Galilee

 

The Yigal Alon Museum at Kibbutz Ginosar which is the home to changing exhibits showcasing the finest talents of Galilee artists from a variety of faiths and ethnic backgrounds, and the magnificent display of the Galilee Boat, dating from the time of Jesus, discovered mired in the mud on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Moshava Kinneret & Tamar B’kfar

Follow the story of the Kinneret “moshava”, an agricultural settlement that was the first on the shores of the Sea of ​​Galilee in the 20th century.

A Kibbutz Lunch at Sde Eliyahu

 

 

 

At Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, a pioneer of organic farming, learn how an Orthodox kibbutz has fused secular kibbutz ideology with Judaism.  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.  Visit the fields, meet the farmers, and learn about the benefits and Jewish values inherent in organic farming.

Drive through the Jordan valley on your way to the dead sea.

 

 

Time permitting: The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls brought excitement and new relevance to ancient Christian history as they provided a tangible peek into the religious world at the time of Jesus’ birth. At the Qumran National park, you will see these sites to witness where history was made.

 

 

Overnight –Dead Sea Hotel (HB)

 

 

Day 6: Wednesday Oct 30, 2019

 

A Message from History

 

Welcome to the Dead Sea region, the lowest place on earth. Attempt flotation in a sea that is 33% salt and keeps you buoyant.

Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is built as a palace complex, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). Became a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the site.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Ein Gedi oasis with its magnificent waterfalls and beautiful

trails and swim in the fresh cold springs.

 

 

Lunch and Rest at the hotel

Have time to enjoy the area in the beach/pool area of the hotel

on the shore of the sea.

 

Overnight –Dead Sea Hotel (HB)

 

Day 7: Thursday Oct 31, 2019

 

Multicultural Israel

 

Bedouin center

Climbing from the Jordan valley to the mountains- the eye catches around the road many tents, huts sheep and camels – the nomadic life stayed in some Bedouin communities and to meet them we seek. Sit in a tent, relax, and drink a herbal desert tea while listening to the local stories in a calm atmosphere.

Visit next the “Beit Guvrin” special “Bell Caves” – an accessible trail takes us into huge ancient caves where a story of ancient community of the desert is revealed.

Eat Israeli oriental cuisine in “Ha’ela valley” where David defeated Goliath in the famous biblical victory - brings one of Israel’s most interesting areas and what better way to do that other than having an authentic special meal in a village.

Time permitting -visit a boutique winery and have wine tastings

Arrive to the holy city of Jerusalem- the capital and heart of the Jewish nation

 

Machne Yehuda Market a Tasting Tour - Continue with an unforgettable culinary tour. If you really want to get the feel for Jerusalem, Machne Yehuda Market is the place to visit. In this colorful market, you will meet people of all nationalities, religions, and ages and listen the special stories of the peddlers.

 

Overnight – Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem (HB)

 

 

Day 8: Friday Nov 1, 2019

 

Memory and Vision

 

Visit the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. This tour takes you 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.

Mount Herzl is named after Binyamin Ze'ev (Theodor) Herzl, visionary of the Jewish State.

At the site Resting Place of Great Leaders of the Nation. View an inspiring state-of-the-art multimedia presentation that engages you in the vision of the Jewish State

“Kabbalat Shabbat” in the renewed fashionable site of the Jerusalem train station

 

Shabbat Dinner at the Hotel

 

Overnight –Jerusalem (HB)

 

Day 9: Saturday Nov 2, 2019

 

Jerusalem- Israel’s heart

 

Explore the Jewish Quarter of the Old City including synagogues, the alleys and small shops of the Byzantine Cardo, and the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations exposing two thousand years of Jewish history in the Old City till present day.

 

 

 

 

Take time to reflect at the Kotel, (The Western Wall). Over generations, Jews came to pray here, as it was the closest, they could come to the Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount. When you

see the Wall, you aren't just seeing it with your eyes - there is so much more.

 

Overnight Jerusalem

 

Day 10: Sunday Nov 3, 2019

 

Israel Museum and The Book of Shrine

 

The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. The Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world.

Suggested Galleries: Boltansky, fashion exhibition, and The Israeli Gallery.

 

Farewell Lunch at
the Hebrew University Botanical Gardens at Givat Ram

 

Caffit kosher dairy café-restaurant, serves a Jerusalem-style Israeli menu that includes long-standing favorites such as the Sweet Potato Oregano Salad, which, over the years, has become a local classic. The friendly attention, personal and professional service, and warm atmosphere are a welcome attraction for the many customers who feel at home at Caffit.

 

 

 

The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is a gem in the heart of Jerusalem.   It serves as an education, learning and research center, holds a diverse collection of plants from around the world which are displayed geographically and is a destination for tourism, recreation and cultural events.

 

 

 

 

Please note: This price and itinerary is subject to change due to timing and unseen changes from our suppliers.

 

Price is Per Person in US dollars (based on 6 people)

Price per person in a
Double (accessible room
4622$
Single Supplement 1600$
Upon registration $500 deposit
(non-refundable)
A month before arrival Remaining sum

 

 

Price includes:

  • All site and museums entry fees listed in itinerary
  • private, licensed, English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation for entire trip
  • Hotel accommodation including breakfasts.
  • lunches and dinners as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottles of water at guests' need and snacks.

 

Excluded Services:

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Equipment rental (available at an additional cost)
  • Travel insurance & medical (recommended)
  • Tips for tour guide and driver

 

Terms of Payment:

  • The above rate is valid for payment made by credit card, wire transfer, check, or cash. Please note there is a 2% service fee for Credit Card.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellations up to 90 days prior the cancellation penalty will be $500.00 per person (the deposit)
  • 89 to 60 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 20% of the total tour cost per person
  • 59 to 30 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 50% of the total tour cost per person
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 75% of the total tour cost per person
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 100% of the total tour cost per person

 

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• For cancellations up to 90 days prior the cancellation penalty will be $500.00 per person (the deposit)
• 89 to 60 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 20% of the total tour cost per person
• 59 to 30 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 50% of the total tour cost per person
• 29 to 8 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 75% of the total tour cost per person
• 7 to 0 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 100% of the total tour cost per person