Jewish Heritage Accessible Tour May 2020

May 1 – 8, 2020

Trip details

 

Touring Dates: May 1-8, 2020

Minimum number of participants: 6
Number of guides: 1

 

 

Day 1: Friday, May 1

 

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!

 

9:00AM Meet your group and guide at Ben Gurion Airport. Proceed

to Tel Aviv – the first Hebrew City.

 

 

Begin your Jewish heritage journey 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

 

Lunch on own at one of Tel Aviv’s great markets

 

In the heart of Tel Aviv discovering the new Independence

Trail which follows 10 stops of Tel Aviv’s heritage sites learning
about 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.
UNESCO has declared Tel Aviv a World Cultural Heritage Site. We will walk through Rothchild Blv. in the center of Tel Aviv, tracing the routes lined by beautiful buildings and extraordinary balconies, which have been preserved and even enhanced in recent years.

 

Proceed up north. Check-in to the hotel.

Enjoy “Kabbalat Shabbat” (welcoming the shabbat) ceremony together overlooking the beautiful scenery of the Galilee.

 

Welcome & Shabbat Dinner at the Hotel (included)

 

Overnight: Galilee

 

 

Day 2: Saturday, May 2

 

Physical and Spiritual Heights

 

Breakfast at the hotel

 

 

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

 

Kibbutz visit and tour. Hear about the unique social commune lifestyle and ideology. See some of the local agriculture and the dairy farming. Eat lunch at the communal kibbutz dining room. (included)

 

Traverse the Golan Heights by bus. The Golan Heights are a geological and biogeographical region and is a plateau formed by a volcanic action. Enjoy the ride with the panoramic views. Drive to "the Valleyf Tears" overlooking 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. Have a geo-political discussion overlooking the Israeli-Syrian border.

 

 

Take a sunset 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 and dinner on own at Rosh Pina.

 

Overnight: Galilee

 

 

Day 3: Sunday, May 3

 

The Israeli Cultural Mosaic

 

Breakfast & Check out from hotel

 

 

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.

 

Lunch on own at Caesarea Port

 

Tour of Caesarea, this is a city of the past and the future, the new opposite the ancient. Ancient Caesarea reveals the wonders of the past that were built by one of the greatest builders of the ancient world. Caesareas’s antiquities park houses unique building from various periods, bearing silent witness to the upheavals that have visited Caesarea as well as the region over the past 2,300 years. A tour of the national park is like walking through a story. Wandering between the ancient buildings one can both sense how people lived here thousands of years ago. One can walk along the city walls and around the towers, wander through the ruins of the castle and various temples, “watch” the horse races in the hippodrome, visit the ancient port and the “artists’ square and view the interactive 3-dimensional computer simulations of the city’s past.

 

Continue driving uphill to the holy city of Jerusalem- the capital and heart of the Jewish nation. When you enter Jerusalem stop for a panoramic lookout over the old & new city of Jerusalem. Make a toast and say together the "Shehecheyanu" blessing – appreciating the moment and the
opportunity to be in Jerusalem.

 

Check-in & Dinner at hotel (included)

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 4: Monday, May 4

 

Jerusalem- The Heart of The Jewish People

 

 

Explore the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Visit the Byzantine Cardo, and the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations exposing two thousand years of Jewish history in the Old City till present day. Walk through the Christian quarter and see some of the important sites in Christianity.

 

Lunch on own at the Jewish Quarter.

 

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.

 

Visit the beautiful and fascinating Southern Wall Archaeological Park that surrounds the lower part of the Temple Mount from West and South. Come in the wake of pilgrims who have visited here over the millennia as acts of faith. At the Davidson Center, in the basement of an eighth-century CE palace, with ramped access and an elevator to the exhibits and audiovisual presentation

 

Dinner at the hotel (included)

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 5: Tuesday, May 5

 

From Holocaust to Redemption

 

Breakfast at the hotel

 

 

Private tour of Yad Vashem Museum, 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.

 

Lunch at the museum's cafeteria. (included)

 

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

 

In the evening enjoy the Tower of David Sound and Light Show. The walls of David's Citadel serve as a stage for a night time show which is a celebration of sight and sound. Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel's courtyard and to the sound of original music, the story of
Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images. The stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the screened images envelop the viewers and whisk them off to a one-of –a-kind multi-sensory experience.

 

Dinner on own at Mamilla open air mall

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 6: Wednesday, May 6

 

A Message from History

 

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Welcome to the Dead Sea region, the lowest place on earth.

 

 

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.

 

Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Have time to enjoy and relax on the beach and pool area at one of the hotels on the shore of the sea. Attempt flotation in a sea that is 33% salt and keeps you buoyant.

 

Lunch at the hotel (included).

 

 

Enjoy strolling into the 3th century ancient synagogue in Ein Gedi
– a biblical Judean desert point mentioned in one of young king David’s famous escapes from king Saul. (Time permitting)

 

 

Dinner at the hotel (included)

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 7: Thursday, May 7

 

Multicultural Israel

 

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Start the day at The Israel Museum and the Book of Shrine. This 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. The guided tour will be followed by time on own to explore the galleries that interest you the most.

 

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

 

Afternoon time on own to explore what the city of Jerusalem has
to offer

 

Overnight: Jerusalem (HB)

 

 

Day 8: Friday, May 8

 

Take Israel Home

 

Breakfast & Check out from hotel

 

Visit a boutique family owned winery – tour and wine tastings.

 

For ending our Jewish Heritage tour, we will visit Neot Kdumim biblical nature reserve. he tour connects the Bible with nature and the land of Israel. Visit ancient agricultural installations such as cisterns, oil presses, wine presses, threshing floors etc. and get familiar with typical biblical plants of the forest of 'Milk and Honey' and the Land of the Seven Species. Each participant will get a chance to plant a tree for their personal permanent link to the land of Israel.

 

Farewell lunch at the biblical reserve (included).

 

Afternoon proceed to Ben Gurion airport for departure.

 

Shalom U'Leitraot – Goodbye, Next Year in Jerusalem

 

 

Please note: This price and itinerary is subject to change due to timing and unseen changes from our suppliers. We wish you a wonderful stay in our beautiful country.

 

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

Price per person in a
Double Room (accessible)
$3400
Price per person in a
Single Room (accessible)
$4340
Single Supplement $1100
Upon registration $500 deposit (non-refundable)
A month before arrival Remaining sum

 

Price includes:

  • Private, licensed, English speaking, I4A tour guide
  • • All site and museums entry fees listed in itinerary
  • • Transportation for entire trip
  • • 4* Hotel accommodation for 7 nights
  • • Meals: Breakfast every day, lunch and dinner as indicated in the itinerary
  • • Bottles of water at guests' need and snacks.

 

Excluded Services:

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

 

Terms and conditions:

  • • 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.
  • • This price is based on 8 participants, and subject to change according to final registration.

 

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