Israel Fantasia – Monday Departures

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from $3980 Per Person

Starting: 05/01/2017

Through: 05/07/2018

# of Nights: 12

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Day Destination
1 Monday: En Route
2 Tuesday: Tel Aviv
3 Wednesday: Tel Aviv
4 Thursday: Tel Aviv
5 Friday: Tel Aviv
6 Saturday: Tel Aviv
7 Sunday: Tel Aviv / Haifa
8 Monday: Haifa
9 Tuesday: Haifa / Jerusalem
10 Wednesday: Jerusalem
11 Thursday: Jerusalem
12 Friday: Jerusalem
13 Saturday: Jerusalem
14 Sunday: En Route

Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Monday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes: 

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe hotel Plans
  • 9 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour in Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers

17 Meals:

  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • Friday Dinner Get-Together in Tel Aviv
  • 2 Dinners in Haifa
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem
  • Traditional Friday Night Dinner-Israeli home in Jerusalem

Special Features:

  • Tour the underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon
  • Visit the unique Palmach Museum
  • Archeological “Dig” in Beit Guvrin National Park
  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Visit the beautifully restored former Templar settlement – Sarona
  • Dinner and Special Presentation in Haifa
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos at Rosh Hanikra
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a Golan Winery
  • Visit an Army Bunker in the Golan
  • Tour the spectacular FOZ Heritage Center
  • Night Tour of “Illuminated” Jerusalem
  • Tour Herodian Mansions or Hasmonean Tunnel
  • Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • Shabbat Dinner with Home Hospitality in Jerusalem
  • WiFi enabled buses and Free WiFi at all hotels
  • Tips to all restaurant staff
  • Express Airport Check-in Service & Dan VIP Lounge at Ben Gurion Airport (upon return to USA)

 

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CITY Tel Aviv Day 1-6 Haifa Day 6-8 (Dlx-Bayview) Jerusalem Day 8-13
Nights (5 Nights) (2 Nights) (5 Nights)
CORAL PLAN Crowne Plaza (C) Dan Carmel Dan Panorama (D-E)
RUBY PLAN Sheraton (DS-C) Dan Carmel Inbal (ENC)
TURQUOISE PLAN Carlton (E) Dan Carmel Inbal (ENC)
SILVER PLAN Carlton (E) Dan Carmel David Citadel
TOPAZ PLAN Hilton (DSV) Dan Carmel Orient (OE)
OPAL PLAN Dan (DCL) Dan Carmel King David
SAPPHIRE PLAN Hilton (DSV) Dan Carmel Waldorf Astoria (D)
EMERALD PLAN Dan (E) Dan Carmel (E) King David (DOC)

Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Monday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes: 

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe hotel Plans
  • 9 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour in Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers

17 Meals:

  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • Friday Dinner Get-Together in Tel Aviv
  • 2 Dinners in Haifa
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem
  • Traditional Friday Night Dinner-Israeli home in Jerusalem

Special Features:

  • Tour the underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon
  • Visit the unique Palmach Museum
  • Archeological “Dig” in Beit Guvrin National Park
  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Visit the beautifully restored former Templar settlement – Sarona
  • Dinner and Special Presentation in Haifa
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos at Rosh Hanikra
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a Golan Winery
  • Visit an Army Bunker in the Golan
  • Tour the spectacular FOZ Heritage Center
  • Night Tour of “Illuminated” Jerusalem
  • Tour Herodian Mansions or Hasmonean Tunnel
  • Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • Shabbat Dinner with Home Hospitality in Jerusalem
  • WiFi enabled buses and Free WiFi at all hotels
  • Tips to all restaurant staff
  • Express Airport Check-in Service & Dan VIP Lounge at Ben Gurion Airport (upon return to USA)

 

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Day Destination Experience
1 Monday: En Route

Depart the U.S.A. on your flight to Israel.

2 Tuesday: Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive Ben Gurion Airport; meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel in trendy Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean beach. Balance of the afternoon and evening at leisure in the “city that never sleeps”.

3 Wednesday: Tel Aviv

Visit Independence Hall where Ben Gurion fervently proclaimed Israel’s independence in 1948. Continue to the pre-state underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon (restored by JNF) to learn about the activities of the Hagannah. We’ll then have a great discovery of Tel Aviv as we drive through the main streets of this city known as the “White City”. Tel Aviv has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its splendid Bauhaus Architecture and has the largest number of buildings in this unique style of any city in the world! Continue past the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, (Israeli Philharmonic), Habimah Theatre, the impressive Opera House and Yitzhak Rabin Square, dedicated to the late Prime Minister. We’ll visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel’s largest art museum and award winner for its unique structural design. Onward to charming and quaint Neve Tzedek (Tel Aviv’s “Soho”), the first neighborhood constructed outside Old Jaffa; the old buildings are amazing! Stop by the Suzanne Dallal Just down the road is the newly developed open-air pedestrian mall—the “Tachana” converted from an old railroad station. You’ll have some time to stroll through the shops here and perhaps enjoy coffee or an ice cream in one of the many cafes before we head back to your hotel (those wishing to spend some more time here can taxi back to the hotel, just minutes away). (B)

4 Thursday: Tel Aviv

Begin your day with a visit to the Palmach Museum (subject to appointment confirmation), for a virtual tour of the history of the underground organization. Then on to Absalom (Soreq) Caves discovered by chance in a miners’ blast some 40 years ago. Their stalactites and stalagmites date back 300,000 years. Then, on to the military junction at Latrun, once the border with Jordan; visit the Tank Division Memorial. Continue to Sarona, a former Templar settlement restored to perfection with beautifully landscaped gardens and upscale restaurants. You may wish to return in the evening when Sarona looks and feels magical. On to your hotel in Tel Aviv.(B)

5 Friday: Tel Aviv

Today, a great adventure! Spend the morning digging and excavating at the Tel Maresha Dig at Beit Guvrin National Park (weather permitting).  Continue to the 4,000-year-old port city of Jaffa. Explore the magnificently reconstructed Artists’ Quarter with its galleries and boutiques.  Afterwards, on to Tel Aviv’s bustling Carmel Market and lively Nachlat Benjamin Street with its delightful cafes and craft stalls — definitely the place to be on Friday afternoon! Tonight, Get Together Dinner.  (B.D)

6 Saturday: Tel Aviv

Morning walking tour includes Ben Gurion House, former home of Israel’s first Prime Minister; see his personal belongings and expansive library. Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this seaside city. Tel Aviv’s museums and restaurants are world-class. Don’t miss Tel Aviv’s hip port neighborhood, with its yachts, eateries and café-filled boardwalk. (B)

7 Sunday: Tel Aviv / Haifa

Depart Tel Aviv. Drive to the extraordinary Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the late Prime Minister and the development of the State of Israel. Continue to ancient Caesarea; explore the Roman and Crusader ruins including the impressive 2,000-year-old theater (still in use!) and aqueduct.  Then, visit Caesarea Harbor: a fascinating, multi-media presentation brings ancient history to life! Arrive in Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent part of his youth; visit the Church and view Mary’s Well.  On to the sparkling port city of Haifa; check into your hotel atop Mt. Carmel. Evening: Enjoy Dinner and a special presentation on the multicultural traditions and religions in Israel (subject to minimum 10 tour participants). (B.D)

8 Monday: Haifa

View the golden-domed Baha’i Shrine and their breathtaking “hanging gardens,” – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive along the coast to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car to see the magnificent underwater grottoes. Continue through the picturesque seaside town of Nahariya to the timeless Crusader city of Acre; walk

Through the subterranean city and bazaars that recall the colorful middle Ages. Then, to Safed, one of Judaism’s holiest cities, where the Kabbalah was developed in the 16th.-century; visit the ancient synagogues and the charming Artists’ Quarter.

Return to your hotel for Dinner. The balance of the evening is at leisure to enjoy a stroll under the Carmel skies and the glow of this beautiful port city. (B.D)

9 Tuesday: Haifa / Jerusalem

We’ll depart Haifa driving first to Capernaum to see the fantastic ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 5th-century.  Ascend the strategic Golan Heights and learn about the 20th century battles that protected Israel’s future. On to Katzrin, capital of the Golan and to the Monument of the 7th Brigade. It is here, in the magnificent strip of the Golan that has become known for producing the finest wines in the world, that we will enjoy a tour of the wine making process as well as sample some of the Golan’s tastiest wines. Continue for a visit to a former Syrian army bunker at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv, settled by Americans and Israelis together; view of the fertile valleys below as you tour the kibbutz and enjoy lunch in the communal dining room.  Visit the remains of an 8th century Roman city at Bet Shean (daylight time permitting). Then drive south and rise through the mountains to “golden” Jerusalem celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the reunification of the city, stopping first for a blessing and a toast to our arrival in the eternal city. Overnight in Israel’s capital. (B.L)

10 Wednesday: Jerusalem

Drive to Hadassah Medical Center to the see the sublime Chagall Windows. On to Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust, with its Children’s Pavilion and Avenue of the Righteous. Then, to Mount Herzl to pay respects to Israel’s founders and heroes. Pass the post-modern Supreme Court and the Knesset (Parliament) en route to the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Time to walk through the New Israel Museum and the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden; see the Scale Model of ancient Jerusalem. Evening: Night Tour of illuminated Jerusalem followed by a Restaurant Dinner and the “Night Spectacular” Sound & Light Show at the Citadel Museum (weather and schedule permitting). (B.D)

11 Thursday: Jerusalem

Enter the Old City from the Dung Gate; walk to the Western Wall, last remnant of the Second Temple. Witness joyous Bar Mitzvah ceremonies! View the Dome of the Rock. Drive to Mt. Zion to visit the traditional Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Proceed to the restored Jewish Quarter; walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a completely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago, or, walk through the extraordinary Hasmonean Tunnel (tunnel schedule permitting.) Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; walk through the exotic bazaars with their wondrous aromas. End today with a visit to the fabulous new Friends of Zion Heritage Center celebrating the Christian heroes who have contributed to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. These heroes come alive through, cutting edge, high tech imaging, audio-visual presentations, holograms and much more.  Or, an optional visit to Bethlehem may be arranged. A free night tonight. The shops are open late as it’s the start of the Israeli weekend. Enjoy the many eateries along the outdoor Mamilla Mall, Ben Yehuda Street, or the “Tachana”. (B)

12 Friday: Jerusalem

Descend through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, lowest point on Planet Earth. Ascend Masada by cable car and see this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod the Great’s palace, synagogue and bathhouse. Then, opportunity to enjoy an “unsinkable” swim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Drive via the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, on your return to Jerusalem. Evening: You will be deeply moved as you join Jerusalemites welcoming the Sabbath at the Western Wall.  Tonight, a unique and memorable evening as we join an Israeli family at their home to enjoy the traditional Friday dinner together.  (B.D)

13 Saturday: Jerusalem

Enjoy a full day at leisure for relaxation and on your own exploration.  For those still craving to see and do as much as possible, your tour manager will provide entrance tickets to the Museum of the History of Jerusalem in the Old City—definitely worth a visit. Overnight in Jerusalem.  (B)

14 Sunday: En Route

Transfer to the Airport for your international departure flight. Enjoy our Express Check-in Service and complimentary entrance to the exclusive Dan VIP Lounge.

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LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD)

May '17 - May '18
Hotel Plan Coral Ruby Turquoise Silver Topaz Opal Sapphire Emerald
Tel Aviv Crowne Plaza (C) Sheraton (DS-C) Carlton
(E)
Carlton (E) Hilton (DSV) Dan (DCL) Hilton (DSV) Dan
(E)
Haifa (Dlx; Bayview) Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan
Carmel
Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan
Carmel (E)
Jerusalem Dan Panorama
(D-E)
Inbal (ENC) Inbal
(ENC)
David Citadel ■ Orient (OE)■ King David ▲ Waldorf Astoria
(D)
King
David (DOC)
Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
2017
May 1 4295 5965 4130 5605 4355 6115 4805 7080 4770 6940 4765 6940 5070 7545 5395 8165
May 8; 15; 22* 4305 5985 4215 5770 4340 6080 4705 6865 4750 6905 4985 7380 5080 7570 5615 8610
Jun 5; 12; 19 4250 5930 4330 6005 4455 6310 4705 6865 4750 6905 4985 7380 5080 7570 5615 8610
June 26; Jul 3; 10; 17 4235 5905 4330 6005 4455 6310 4720 6900 4740 6885 4810 7030 4725 6860 5415 8200
Jul 24; 31 4220 5870 4215 5770 4340 6080 4705 6865 4730 6860 4745 6905 4885 7180 5375 8120
Aug 7; 14 4220 5870 4215 5770 4340 6080 4705 6865 4865 7135 4940 7290 5025 7455 5545 8470
Aug 21 4220 5870 4215 5770 4340 6080 4705 6865 4820 7045 4825 7060 4910 7225 5440 8260
Aug 28; Sep 4 4220 5870 4215 5770 4340 6080 4705 6865 4635 6680 4745 6905 4625 6655 5375 8120
Oct 16 4250 5930 4355 6055 4585 6565 4705 6865 4695 6790 4870 7150 5025 7455 5475 8330
Oct 23; 30; Nov 6 4250 5930 4330 6005 4480 6365 4660 6770 4675 6755 4870 7150 4750 6905 5475 8330
Nov 13 4150 5730 4330 6005 4455 6310 4645 6750 4550 6505 4630 6675 4625 6655 5255 7890
Nov 20 4070 5570 4100 5540 4305 6010 4610 6680 4515 6435 4595 6605 4590 6585 5235 7845
Dec 11 4095 5560 4495 6335 4720 6845 4715 6890 4690 6780 4800 7010 4750 6905 5435 8245
Dec 18 4260 5895 4600 6540 4825 7055 4870 7210 4805 7015 4930 7280 5390 8185 5570 8515
Dec 25 3980 5340 4195 5730 4420 6240 4610 6680 4575 6550 4595 6605 4645 6700 5235 7845
2018
Mar 5; 12; Apr 9*; 23 4220 5870 4330 6005 4455 6310 4705 6865 4695 6790 4745 6905 5025 7455 5375 8120
Apr 30 4220 5870 4330 6005 4455 6310 4705 6865 4780 6965 4745 6905 5110 7625 5325 8060
May 7 RATES TO BE ADVISED
Tel Aviv: (C)Club Room/Crowne Plaza Lounge access (DS-C)Deluxe Room; Sea View/Club Lounge access (E)Exec. Room Sea View/Exec. Lounge access (DSV)Deluxe Sea View Room (DCL)Deluxe Room; City View/King David Crown Lounge access
Jerusalem: (D-E)Deluxe Renovated Room/Exec. Lounge Access (ENC) Executive Room; New City View/Exec. Lounge access (OE) Orient Room; Executive Lounge Access (D)Deluxe Room (DOC) Deluxe Old City View Room
Haifa: (E)Executive; Bay View Room/Exec. Lounge Access
UPGRADES IN JERUSALEM (Per Room; Total Stay)
■ David Citadel: Upgrade to Deluxe Pool View/Old City View Room $300
●Orient: Old City View $375 (except Xmas at Orient; please inquire)
▲ King David: On Opal Plan - upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City Room $240
* Revised touring due to holiday. Please inquire for Special rates for child or adult as third in room.
Tour is guaranteed on a minimum of 4 passengers. Should the tour fall below 4 passengers - you’ll be offered the option of touring by Share-a-car at a supplement of $495 per person (3 persons minimum)
*Revised touring due to holiday.
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