Israel Overture – Thursday Departures

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from $2950 Per Person

Starting: 05/04/2017

Through: 05/10/2018

# of Nights: 9

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

Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Thursday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes: 

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 6 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour of Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers

14 Meals:

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

Special Features:

  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Dinner and special presentation in Haifa
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos at Rosh Hanikra
  • Visit an Army Bunker in the Golan
  • Visit 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 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 the USA)
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CITY Tel Aviv Day 2-4 Haifa Day 4-6 (Dlx-Bayview) Jerusalem Day 6-11
Nights (2 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: Thursday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes: 

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 6 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour of Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers

14 Meals:

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

Special Features:

  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Dinner and special presentation in Haifa
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos at Rosh Hanikra
  • Visit an Army Bunker in the Golan
  • Visit 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 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 the USA)
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Day Destination Experience
1 Thursday: En Route

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

2 Friday: 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 at leisure in the “city that never sleeps”. Tonight, Get Together Dinner.  (D)

3 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)

4 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)

5 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)

6 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)

7 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)

8 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)

9 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)

10 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)

11 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 4 3175 4435 30554200 3145 4405 3595 5365 3535 5185 3605 5320 3840 5790 4115 6310
May 11; 18; 25* 3190 4460 3080 4245 3130 4370 3490 5155 3520 5150 3815 5740 3850 5810 4325 6725
Jun 1; 8; 15; 22 3165 4435 3195 4475 3245 4600 3490 5155 3520 5150 3815 5740 3850 5810 4325 6725
Jun 29; Jul 6; 13; 20 3155 4415 3195 4475 3245 4600 3510 5190 3515 5140 3635 5390 3500 5115 4145 6370
Jul 27; Aug 3; 10; 17 3135 4380 3080 4245 3130 4370 3490 5155 3565 5240 3665 5440 3725 5560 4165 6405
Aug 24; 31; Sep 7 3135 4380 3080 4245 3130 4370 3490 5155 3520 5150 3585 5285 3595 5330 4095 6265
Oct 12; 19; 26 3165 4435 3280 4650 3370 4855 3490 5155 3495 5105 3710 5530 3825 5765 4200 6475
Nov 2; 9 3165 4435 3195 4475 3245 4600 3435 5035 3395 4910 3710 5530 3470 5060 4200 6475
Nov 16 3065 4240 3195 4475 3245 4600 3435 5035 3385 4885 3470 5055 3460 5035 3980 6035
Nov 23 2985 4075 3000 4095 3095 4300 34004965 33504815 3435 4985 3425 4965 3955 5990
Dec 14 3060 4205 3420 4930 3510 5130 3505 5180 3525 5165 3635 5390 3585 5285 4155 6390
Dec 21 3230 4540 3525 5135 3615 5340 3655 5500 3640 5395 3770 5655 4225 6565 4290 6660
Dec 28 2950 3985 3120 4325 3210 4530 3400 4965 3375 4860 3435 4985 3450 5010 3955 5990
2018
Jan 25; Feb 15 2950 3985 3120 4325 3160 4435 3355 4875 3350 4815 3390 4895 3425 4965 3910 5895
Mar 8; 15; Apr 12*; 19 3135 4380 3195 4475 3245 4600 3490 5155 3495 5105 3585 5285 36555425 4095 6265
Apr 26; May 3 3135 4380 3195 4475 3245 4600 3490 5155 3530 5175 3585 5285 3860 5835 4095 6265
May 10 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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