Israel Minuet – Friday Departures

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from $2710 Per Person

Starting: 05/05/2017

Through: 05/11/2018

# of Nights: 8

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

Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Friday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes: 

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 6 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers

12 Meals:

  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Dinners in Haifa
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem
  • Traditional Friday Night Dinner in Jerusalem – Israeli home in Jerusalem

Special Features:

  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Dinner & 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 new 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 & 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 the USA)

 

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CITY Tel Aviv Day 2-3 Haifa Day 3-5 (DLX-Bayview) Jerusalem Day 5-9
Nights (1 Night) (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: Friday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes: 

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 6 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers

12 Meals:

  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Dinners in Haifa
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem
  • Traditional Friday Night Dinner in Jerusalem – Israeli home in Jerusalem

Special Features:

  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Dinner & 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 new 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 & 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 the USA)

 

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Day Destination Experience
1 Friday: En Route

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

2 Saturday: 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 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)

4 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)

5 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)

6 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)

7 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)

8 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)

9 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)

10 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 5 2905 4025 2800 3830 2845 3930 3295 4895 3225 4700 3320 4880 3530 5305 3790 5790
May 12; 19; 26* 2915 4050 2800 3835 2825 3895 3190 4680 3210 4665 3525 5290 3540 5325 3995 6195
Jun 2; 9; 16; 23 2905 4035 2915 4065 2940 4130 3190 4680 3210 4665 3525 5290 3540 5324 3995 6195
Jun 30; Jul 7; 14; 21 2895 4015 2915 4065 2940 4130 3205 4715 3215 4675 3350 4940 3205 4650 3815 5840
Jul 28; Aug 4; 11; 18 2875 3980 2800 3835 2825 3895 3190 4680 3230 4710 3340 4920 3390 5030 3805 5815
Aug 25; Sep 1; 8 2875 3980 2800 3835 2825 3895 3190 4680 3185 4620 3300 4845 3275 4800 3700 5745
Oct 13; 20; 27 2905 4035 3025 4280 3070 4380 3190 4680 3200 4640 3425 5090 3530 5305 3870 5955
Nov 3; 10 2905 4035 2915 4065 2940 4130 3135 4565 3100 4445 3425 5090 3175 4595 3870 5955
Nov 17 2805 3840 2915 4065 2940 4130 3135 4565 3100 4445 3185 4615 3175 4595 3650 5515
Nov 24 2725 3680 2745 3725 2790 3825 3100 4495 3065 4375 3150 4545 3140 4525 3630 5465
Dec 15 2820 3855 3165 4560 3210 4660 3200 4705 3240 4720 3350 4945 3300 4845 3830 5870
Dec 22 2985 4190 3265 4765 3310 4870 3355 5025 3355 4955 3485 5215 3940 6125 3965 6140
Dec 29 2710 3630 2869 3955 2905 4060 3100 4495 3075 4395 3150 4545 3150 4545 3630 5465
2018
Jan 26; Feb 16 2710 3630 2860 3955 2885 4010 3075 4450 3065 4375 3130 4500 3140 4525 3605 5420
Mar 9; 16; Apr 13*; 20 2875 3980 2915 4065 2940 4130 3190 4680 3200 4640 3300 4845 3355 4960 3770 5745
Apr 27; May 4 2875 3980 2915 4065 2940 4130 3190 4680 3215 4675 3300 4845 3545 5335 3770 5745
May 11 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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